I stayed out of work today and decided to take you up on this. What an exhilarating film. My palms were sweating and heart racing throughout the entire walk. Magnificent. Favorite character was the stoned dude, but his freak out at the end was a little heavy-handed. Basically, I second the recommendation here. See it IMAX 3D or not at all. It's unlike anything you've ever seen.
Funny coincidence, Teeray. I skimmed through WM17 earlier this week on the network. Pretty good show, but of course I stopped for the Austin/Rock encounter. I hadn't seen that promo video probably since it first aired and I got goosebumps. I was psyched for the match like it was about to happen live. Few things could get me to enjoy a Limp Bizkit song. So, here's where I'll be on Sunday: I don't watch TNA regularly, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity knowing Kurt Angle and both Hardys will be on the card. Plus Billy Corgan, of the TNA creative (oh and my musical Messiah), will be in attendance. Pretty stoked...I'll be on the floor and three rows from the ring.
The fans were definitely into it. A lot more than the KEEEEEEEEEEEP POUNDING kickoff chant they're trying to create. The back and forth sounded great, though. Also I noticed it probably disrupted Houston's offensive huddle during a timeout, whereas normally we'd be complaining to the person next to us about the sun during that time.
Teeray, one of my best friends (life long wrestling fan) used to watch the Monday night shows with his dad every week. They would tape RAW and watch it on Tuesday, but Nitro they would watch live. It was this night that changed everything. Once the finger poke of doom transpired, he said his dad stood up and said "This is bullsh-t," and turned it off. From that moment forward, they watched RAW live and taped Nitro. Then eventually Nitro wasn't even worth taping. So basically, your theory checks out. It was a huge gaffe for WCW in so many ways. Luckily I had already made the commitment to switch affiliations, so I didn't waste my time on that nonsense. At least Schiavone has said many times that he felt terribly about what he had to say. From watching Monday Night Wars, you can tell he still harbors guilt.
Damnit. Never fails. Stone Cold throwing his hat at McMahon after giving him the double bird is just the icing on the cake. The only thing that could've made it better is JR on the call. But this is actually one moment that even Mitchell Cole couldn't screw up.
All the feels indeed, Teeray. Thanks for posting that. And the article was good, too. That part about the "moment" in wrestling for me was definitely watching Mankind win the title against The Rock on RAW. I'll never forget that moment. It gives me chills to this day.
I watched the pilot episode a few months ago when Amazon tested the waters on like seven or eight new shows. It was pretty good, but the production quality was clearly lacking. Hopefully they've got a bigger budget behind it now that they're producing a full season. I'm going to keep an eye out for it.
The Smiths - The Smiths Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols Pixies - Surfer Rosa Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine These are the five that came to mind just now.