Talking Out The Dead: “A”

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Kelen Conley: So the gang’s all back together at Terminus but is it really the sanctuary that all those signs claimed it to be? Is Daryl running from his friends in the picture above or is he running with them? Who got told to look at the flowers in this Season 4 finale?

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Atomic Drops: BATTLEGROUND (2014): His Cleanest Dirty Shirt

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Battleground (2014) – Tampa Bay Times Forum (Tampa Bay, FL) – Main Event: WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal Four-Way: John Cena (c), Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, and Kane – Announcers: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry “the King” Lawler; Pre-Show: Renee Young, Booker T, Alex Riley, and Christian.

After a disappointing MONEY IN THE BANK, the WWE recovered nicely with a very solid (if not entirely satisfying) BATTLEGROUND PPV.

The event is somewhat less than it should be due to a rash of obvious results and stalled storylines, and I continue to think that the deeper we get into the WWE Network era, the less PPVs will matter. With PPVs essentially costing $10 now (the price of one month of the Network) instead of $50 or $60, the WWE doesn’t have to do as much to make the audience happy. And I don’t just mean letting the favorites win…

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The Promos By Hyphen 2014 WWE Year End Awards

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Last year, I introduced the concept of the WWE season, running from the Raw after WrestleMania until the curtain closes on the next year’s WrestleMania. These awards reflect upon the events that took place during the 2013-14 WWE season.

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Talking Out The Dead: “Us”

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Thomas Crawford:   I honestly wasn’t sure I liked this episode in the beginning.  After watching it once through, I was thinking, it was okay.  However, “The Grove” still has some lingering side effects.  In comparison, this episode seemed lackluster.  However…

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Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #5: Josh Reynolds

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In this episode, Tom takes on a dangerous mission to the moon, a mission that no sane man would take, to confront one Josh Reynolds! These two titans will battle it out for the sake of mankind’s fate, and one will die! There might be some book talk in there somewhere too.

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #5: Josh Reynolds

Promos By Hyphen: Is This The End? (Fallout)

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I decided after Money In The Bank that it was time that I stopped supporting the current WWE product. Last Monday, I was in a state of, not anger, but definitely apathy. I deleted the WWE App from my phone. I made sure my WWE Network subscription wouldn’t auto-renew come September. I started unfollowing WWE-ran accounts on my Twitter and unliked some pages on Facebook. I even unfollowed a wrestling site that I’ve relied on for news since 2008.

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Better In The Dark – Episode #159: The House that Challenged Hammer – An Appreciation of Amicus Pictures (Guest: Jim Moon)

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The Boys Outta Brooklyn finally make good on a promise they made back in their first year to profile the studio that was The Master of the Portmanteau Film: Amicus Studios! Join Tom, Derrick, and special guest host Jim “Hypnogoria” Moon as they explore this legendary British studio, from its inception right up to the bizarre new wave horror mash-up The Monster Club. Plus crawling hand fetishes, Peter Cushing as Doctor Who, and the creepiness that is Angela Pleasance! You know you don’t want to be killed by a funky robot, so get to clicking! (And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow!)

Better In The Dark – Episode #159: The House that Challenged Hammer – An Appreciation of Amicus Pictures (Guest: Jim Moon)

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION: Honor to the End

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) – Directed by Michael Bay – Starring Peter Cullen, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Titus Welliver, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, John Goodman, John DiMaggio, Ken Watanabe, Reno Wilson, Mark Ryan, and Frank Welker.

I have a saying that I like to use when a movie connects with something inside of me: “I feel like this movie was made just for me.”

Judging by the extreme negative reaction to TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, this might be the one time that saying is actually true.

Unabashedly and non-ironically, I love AGE OF EXTINCTION. This is the TRANSFORMERS movie I’ve been waiting for since the first one, a big, loud, thunderous movie that puts the Transformers (well, Optimus Prime, at least) out front and makes them the entire point of the movie, instead of rendering them as sidekicks in their own…

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Atomic Drops: MONEY IN THE BANK (2014): Fandango Loves Triangles

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Money in the Bank (2014) – TD Garden (Boston, Massachusetts) – Main Event: WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match (vacated title): John Cena, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Sheamus, Kane – Announcers: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry “the King” Lawler; Pre-Show: Renee Young, Booker T, Alex Riley, and Christian.

MONEY IN THE BANK 2014 barely qualifies as a decent episode of RAW. The first true PPV clunker of 2014, MONEY IN THE BANK featured way too much filler and two Ladder Matches that were far too crowded and far too predictable. Jerry “the King” Lawler couldn’t remember if the WWE Network cost $9.95 or $9.99 a month, but it doesn’t matter because if MONEY IN THE BANK is the only thing the Network had to offer, I’d have felt like I overspent.

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Promos By Hyphen: Is This The End?

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Sorry I haven’t written. I started my annual WWE Year End Awards column but it’s sat unfinished for a month or so. I hope to have it done before next month’s Battleground PPV. But what I’m really here for is to not complain about a man I once praised, but the product in general.

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