Without a live audience, WrestleMania 36 instead became a showcase of surrealist theatre and a Marvel movie's worth of franchise history.
We talk to actor and former wrestler Dave Bautista about his role as Drax in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, joining up with director James Gunn, why he’s disappointed with his most recent stint in the WWE, his co-stars, Drax’s lengthy make-up process, and much more.
Dork Shelf talks to No One Lives actor and WWE Superstar (not to mention the only living Funkasaurus in captivity) Brodus Clay about the differences between horror crowds and wrestling crowds, how he almost spontaneously agreed to be in the film following a rough night at the office, what it’s like to get killed on camera, the butterflies he felt when the film debuted at TIFF last year, the importance of a well rounded education, and what it’s like being in the WWE locker room after doing a movie.
Some things should be left alone, and wrestling cameos in comics is one of them.
This week for the archival DVD and Blu-Ray column we dive into the 3-D Blu-Ray release of Tony Scott's Top Gun, Michael Mann's The Insider, the forgotten about horror flick Schizo, and head over to the TV side of things for The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour, the second season of the Being Human reboot, and The Best of WCW Monday Nitro, Volume 2.
WWE ‘13’s senior game designer discusses the emphasis on the Attitude Era.
In this week's archival DVD column we look at some great re-releases including the 40th anniversary of Deliverance, a pair of Criterions featuring Spalding Gray from director Steven Soderbergh, Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, and some of the best no holds barred matches from the WWE.
This week's archival DVD and re-release column looks at two different bands out outlaws: Clint Eastwood's Josey Wales and the hardcore wrestlers of ECW.
This week's archival home entertainment column takes a look at the equally surreal worlds of professional wrestling (The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions) and the mind of John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich).
This week's a busy one at the video store, as we take a look at Chronicle, Hard Core Logo 2, a BBC remounting of Great Expectations, Rampart, Albert Nobbs, the first season of Hell on Wheels, Wrestlemania XXVIII, and a very brief, curt message about The Devil Inside.
Fortress of Baller-tude is the new video blog of Gavin Stephens, Canada's best nerdy comedian and co-host of our own G33K N3RD D0RK podcast. Twice a month Gavin will share his opinions and perspectives on pop culture, fandom and beyond.