Archive for March, 2010

(A note from The Pit:) Today, we have a guest post from wrestling fanatic and friend of My Hollywood Dream, Lucian.  He is here to talk about Wrestlemania XXVI and make predictions about match outcomes…

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Batista [C] vs. John Cena
WWE Championship

This has had very good build up. Batista rightfully pointed out that he and Cena are the biggest stars to emerge since the Attitude era. The concern is that Cena may still be working through an injury. Of course, it’s Wrestlemania so you know he is going to give all he can. Will it be enough for a good match? Let’s hope so. Batista owns a pin over Cena already and faces (good guys) usually win the big matches at WM.

Prediction: Cena.

Chris Jericho [C] vs. Edge
World Heavyweight Championship

This is another match match where health is at question. Edge is /just/ back from an injury he rehabbed awfully quick. But they’ve been playing that up in the storyline, which probably means it isn’t true. If Edge is in great shape this could be a classic.

Prediction: The guy who wasn’t recently arrested: Edge.

The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
Career vs. Streak
No Disqualifications, No Count Outs

By all rights this should be the main event. It’s certainly had the most buildup. Some say Shawn Michaels is really going to retire after this. Will he try to outperform the classic these two put on at last year’s Wrestlemania? Both these guys always pull out all the stops at the big show. Watch for Taker to do a leap over the top rope to the outside, walk the ropes and hit a wide variety of finishers. Watch for HBK to go for Sweet Chin Music like twenty times.

Prediction: Taker of course, let’s just hope the retirement is work not shoot.

Bret Hart vs. Mr. McMahon
No Holds Barred

Here we have a senior citizen taking on a stroke victim. Do not expect a wrestling clinic. but this is No Holds Barred which means organized chaos, weapons, maybe a run in or two and a shitload of closed-fisted punching. Both these men know they may never wrestle another match in their lives. Of course both are pretty brittle and a very real injury could happen. By all the gods, a few Royal Rumbles back Vince tore both quads just /entering the ring/! This could range from trainwreck to classic grudge match. We’ll have to see. It’s just a shame Earl Hebner works for TNA now. Having him ref the match and pull a screw job finish on Vince would be beyond epic.

Prediction: In wrestling they talk about “owing someone a job”, VKM owes the Hitman the mother of all jobs. No way Bret loses here.

Triple H vs. Sheamus

The buildup to this was abrupt as Sheamus missed some time with a legit concussion. Still they did a good job with the little time they had. Triple H informed Sheamus what a crushing blow it is to be crushed at your first Wrestlemania. After all, he got squashed by The Ultimate Warrior his first big show and his career went into a tailspin. HHH vowed it was his turn to do that to Sheamus. So, the outcome depends entirely on how much faith Paul Levesque has in Sheamus the performer.

Prediction: For reasons that escape me the PtB seem to have a lot of faith in Sheamus. Some heels have to win at WM and they tend to be guys on the rise. And while WM is generally the place to end feuds you have to start some new ones or the fans have no reason to tune in to RAW the next night. So I say Sheamus goes over here and HHH beats him at the next two PPVs to even the score.

CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
If Mysterio Loses He Must Join the Straight Edge Society

Another rushed feud and I never like it when they involve Rey’s family. The shadows of the horrendous “Who is Dominic’s father?” with Eddie Guerrero still linger. It sucks the one time I saw Eddie live was in the middle of that feud. Anyway, if Rey loses he joins CM Punk’s stable.

Prediction: Again some heels have to win at WM, and Rey joining the straight edge society has long term story potential. So Punk adds another Wrestlemania win. Wait, has he ever lost at WM? Oh yeah 23 he lost MitB to Mr. Kennedy.

Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase vs. Cody Rhodes
Triple Threat Match

9 months ago this would have been a hot match. Now it feels played out. Someone will emerge here as a face and whoever that is will win.

Kane vs. Evan Bourne vs. MVP vs. Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Jack Swagger vs. Matt Hardy vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston
Money in the Bank
Ladder Match for a World Title Shot

10 men? Really? Really? That’s overdoing it. If your rosters are this overpadded cut a couple guys. I know you try to get everyone a payday at the big show but this is ridiculous. Cut back to six guys and do a 20-man dark match or something.

Big Show & The Miz [C] vs. John Morrison & R-Truth
Unified Tag Team Championship

Despite just being throw together, Morrison and Truth are working together as a well-oiled machine both in the ring and on promos. Truth is stepping up his weak mic work to try to keep up with Morrison and the two just look like stars.

Prediction: The face rule reasserts itself here and we have new champions and a feud that can go for months.

Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres vs. Vickie Guerrero, Maryse, Alicia Fox, Michelle McCool & Layla
10-Women, RAW & SD Tag Match

This is when you argue about what to get on the pizza, order food and enjoy the eye candy. Except Vickie Guererro will be in shot a lot so it will be like looking at a porn mag then a picture of your mother.

Prediction: Good gals.

WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2010
Stu Hart
Gorgeous George
“The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon
Wendi Richter
Antonio Inoki
Bob Uecker

As a Canadian I am required by law to worship Stu Hart. Gorgeous George is long overdue. DiBiase’s timing is good and makes me rethink who will win the legacy match. Mad Dog and Richter make good low level picks and Inoki is a foreign superstar. And if you are going to have a celebrity wing to the HoF Bob Uecker certainly belongs in it. Let’s just hope K-Fed never gets inducted.

Still, there’s no real superstar the fans truly know this time. Warrior turned them down. Even Honky Tonk Man turned them down. It’s too soon for The Rock. Sting is with the competition. Are there any really big stars out there still to induct? Sound off below.

Anyway, I’ll have guests over for the show. Should be a blast. Starts at 7 pm EST. Let’s hope it’s a great one!

Posted on March 28th, 2010 by Lucian | Leave a Comment
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The Mid-Week Pit, Wolverine, Star Wars, Lost, Harry Potter, Action Movies

Lots of stuff is going on, but most importantly…

  • LOST! If you haven’t watched the new episode yet, click here! Tuesday night revealed… Just watch…
  • The Siskel & Ebert less At The Movies has been canceled. Without either of them, the show never felt right, and while it is sad to see the classic thumbs up/thumbs down review show end, I guess it was about time.
  • TV Tonight: Jason Sudeikis returns to 30 Rock. The show has had a rocky season, but it is still funnier than most things on TV. Catch it on NBC’s comedy block at 9:30p.
  • Yesterday from DC Comics, Green Lantern #52 was released with the penultimate chapter to Black Night. Also released (from Marvel Comics) was Amazing Spider-Man #626, introducing the all new (and female?) SCORPION. “The Gauntlet” has been kicking poor Peter Parker in the butt.
  • It is a done deal! Scream 4 is happening with the original cast returning along with writer Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven! I can not wait for this film to come out.

A new poster for Iron Man 2 has been released! The poster mimics the original’s final poster, but with the obvious additions of War Machine, Whiplash and Black Widow.

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I like it, what do you think?

Just when we thought that we had reached the “final” Final Destination, they are taking us on another trip down “death hunting youths that escaped a very unlikely tragedy” once again. You might recall these titles…

The forth in the series just decided to call itself The Final Destination (sorta like how the forth Fast and Furious flick cut its name to an abbreviation of its original title), and claimed to be the last of the series. Well, somehow the franchise has avoided death and another one is coming our way (and likely in 3D again). How many times can this series avoid death before he starts chasing down the creators and studio executives… hmmm, that might make a fun Final Destination flick.

What do you think the big tragedy will be this time around? We’ve had multiple car pile ups, the plane crash, the roller-coaster incident- is it time for a freak building collapse? Or something at the zoo maybe? Would death chase down animals that escaped his grasp?

Posted on March 19th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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There are a ton of different things you can collect. Personally, I collect comic books. I have a huge variety of different comic and graphic novels from a ton of different publishers. Everything from superheroes to monsters and horror, crime, noir and pulp.

coincollector

Today I’m going to talk a little bit about collecting gold coins. I’ve always been interested in coins, but never really thought that much about it. I was recently contacted by Goldline International (see the above link) and asked to look at their site and consider writing about coins. And it is pretty funny, I never thought that something like collecting coins would be so similar to my comic collection. There are a ton of different coins from all around the world. Collecting gold coins is something that could never get old, because there are always new ones. Ancient coins, recently minted coins. The variety is endless. One of my favorite coins featured on the site is the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Coin (top left in the title picture). It was circulated between 1907 and 1916, and then again from 1920 to 1933.

What do you collect? Coins? Comics? Something else?

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Posted on March 19th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (2)
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A sneak peak for the new Predators movie has been put up Online! You can check it out here! Don’t forget to leave a comment with your opinion on it!

Posted on March 14th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (3)
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Recently I had the pleasure of going to see Family Guy Live and the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Nightman Cometh musical on stage. These were the first two shows I have seen in a while, and they were awesome! So much fun. It reminded me that I have to get out more and do stuff. And that is where sites like ACheapSeat.com come in handy.

The website is a privately owned ticket agency that buys and resells tickets. They specialize in securing tickets to really hard to get into venues and events. They also sell tickets to a wide variety of events; including concerts, festivals, musicals, plays, sporting events, dog shows, circus events, and comedy shows to name a few.

Need St. Pete Times Forum Tickets? They got them. How about Sesame Street Live Tickets? Yup those also. Wanna catch the Lakers and need Staples Center Tickets? You’ve guessed it, they have ’em.

I think that the next event I attend is going to be a concert. Any suggestions on who I should see? What live events do you go to?

Posted on March 8th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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