Posts tagged “WWE”

Monday, 3 April 2017

“Of the Month” April 2017

Video Game of the Month:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

I mean, come on. This is most likely the game of the year. It’s so good, and I’ve been very good about avoiding as many spoilers as I can, so I won’t spoil anything for you, either. Except just take a look at this:

Daaaaaaaaaaaang.

Daaaaaaaaaaaang.

Album of the Month:

Rain City Blue by Electric NoNo

After almost a decade of stripping-down their sound to the two-man guitar/drums duo of their previous two releases, Drunken Hillbilly Fight Bar (2012) and The Zoo At Night (2014), this latest release sees them re-incorporating more soundscapes for a lusher, spacier feel. Literally spacier; more than half the songs are either directly about space (“Jupiter” and “Blue Planet”) or have spacey themes to them (“Spin Spin” and “Magician’s Dying Wish”). It’s a good set of songs, though some of them run a little long at over four minutes. The best of the EP are “40 Foot Tall” and “Blue Planet,” which are both impeccable masterpieces (and very different from one another). It’s just a little frustrating that it took three years to record only seven songs!

Show of the Month:

Southpaw Regional Wrestling

This is perhaps the greatest thing that the WWE has ever done. A short (4 episode) webseries of “discovered” video from the 1980s about a now-defunct wrestling promotion. Remarkably, it features absolutely no wrestling whatsoever. But it is a spot-on parody of the highest order, and some unbelievably good comedy from all the wrestlers involved, John Cena in particular (I know; I was surprised, too). You can watch them all right here:

Categories: Of the Month.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling: an Hilarious Re-telling of Triple H’s Wrestling Career

But you can't call it "fake"...

But you can’t call it “fake”…

So, turns out Max Landis (son of famed filmmaker John Landis) is a pretty big fan of professional wrestling. And for some unknown reason he decided to do an oral retelling-slash-documentary of the entire career of professional wrestler Triple H… and then film recreations of it using an almost-all-female cast. The results are not 100% accurate, but they are pretty frikkin’ funny. It stars Chloe Dykstra as HHH and Ana Walczak as Shawn Michaels.

HHH

HHH

There is also a veritable who’s-who of cameos, from the Mythbusters to Seth Green and Macaulay Culkin. Anyway, just watch it if you’ve got a spare half-hour:

There are some events fudged around and some glossed over, but Landis makes some interesting points about the nature of character development and serial entertainment. Anyway, I enjoyed it. So shut up.

Categories: Videos.