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This Trailer is (For) Wicked!

The official trailer for Wicked is here! The movie musical, set for release on American Thanksgiving 2024, is directed by Jon M. Chu, with a screenplay by Winnie Holzman and

WrestleMania 40 Predictions

WrestleMania 40, or WrestleMania XL, is right around the corner. This quite possibly could be the biggest one yet. So, instead of writing RAW and Smackdown reviews this week, I

Chicago RAW Renaissance: WWE RAW March 25 2024

The March 25, 2024 WWE RAW from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois (well, Rosemont, technically) promised to be a good one, possibly a great one. But it turned out

Many Mania Builds and One Barn Burner – WWE RAW March 18 2024 Review

“The American Nightmare responds to the Rock Concert!” You got to love it. That’s the kind of phrase that only makes sense in the world of professional wrestling. But even

The Acolyte Trailer is Here! The New Live-Action Star Wars Show Arrives in June

“In an age of light, a darkness rises.” That’s the slogan for the new live-action Star Wars series The Acolyte, which starts streaming with a two episode premier on Disney

Sami’s Going to Mania! WWE RAW March 11 2024 Review

Going into Raw, we know that Cody Rhodes is going to do an in-ring interview with Michael Cole. Obviously, he’s going to talk about the slap heard around the world

The Slap Back: WWE Smackdown March 8 2024 Review

The Slap Back: WWE Smackdown March 8 2024 Review So earlier in the day, The Rock released yet another promo video on Instgram and X. This one was even better

Returning to Character: The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 5 -The Return Review

(SPOILERS AHEAD) I’ll be the first to admit that the overall plot for The Bad Batch’s third, and final, season didn’t progress all that much in the firth episode The

Pretty Tepid: The Touring Production of Pretty Woman Struts Into Town

You won’t believe it, but it’s the truth: there is a good time to be had at Pretty Woman: The Musical. Like hiring a street walker for a night of

Bringing It Together: WWE RAW March 4 2024 Review

Bringing It Together : WWE RAW March 4 2024 Review I know we’re supposed to wait until Friday to hear the actual answer, but both Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins

Does Roman Smell What The Rock is Cooking? WWE Smackdown March 1 2024 Review

Does Roman Smell What The Rock is Cooking? WWE Smackdown March 1 2024 Review From the look of it, this promises to be a stacked SmackDown. They’re really hotshotting the

Emotional Drama: The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 – A Different Approach Review

(SPOILERS AHEAD) The fourth episode of the final season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch picked up just where the third episode, or rather the first three episodes, left off.

Approaching the Exit: WWE RAW February 26 2024 Review

Approaching the Exit: WWE RAW February 26 2024 Review When you’re on the road to WrestleMania and you pass the Elimination Chamber, you start looking for signs for the final

On the Eve of Elimination Chamber: WWE Smackdown February 23 2024 Audio Review

On the eve of the 2024 WWE Elimination Chamber, Smackdown was clearly pre-recorded, and from an undisclosed location that was obviously the same place they were last week. Still, there

Building the Drama: The Bad Batch Season 3 Episodes 1-3 Review

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is back on Disney Plus for its third, and final, season. The show really added to Star Wars lore last season, filling in parts of

Big Match Feel: WWE RAW February 19 2024 Review

We’re on the Road to WrestleMania, and this was the Go-Home RAW for Elimination Chamber, but it felt like so much more. It had a real big match feel. The

Now With More Matches! WWE Smackdown February 16 2024 Video Review

For the first time in a long time, Smackdown didn’t have a single in-ring promo segment for the first 90 minutes of the show. But the promo segment that started

On the Road: WWE RAW February 12 2024 Video Review

With three Elimination Chamber qualifying matches, and the fallout from the WrestleMania XL Kickoff, this was bound to be a stacked show. Today, though, instead of a written review, please

The #WeWantCody Show: WWE RAW February 5 2024

Whether WWE had planned for this RAW to be an ordinary episode or not, after everything that happened online over the weekend, by showtime they surely knew it couldn’t be.

If You Smell: WWE Smackdown February 2 2024

Finishing this up after having watched the whole show, and, in particular, the ending, I think it’s important to mention here, for reasons that will become obvious that I’ll be

Flipping the Script: WWE RAW January 29 2024

The Post Royal Rumble RAW normally reinforces what happened, and what those wins, losses, and other story beats mean for the Road to WrestleMania. Plus it slots in some of

Stories, Surprises, and Suspense: The 2024 WWE Royal Rumble

I love the Royal Rumble. Sure, WrestleMania has the pomp and and passion, but you get that at this annual January Premium Live Event (PLE) too. Plus something more. It’s

That Promo: WWE RAW January 22, 2024

Tonight’s RAW promised more Royal Rumble setup, as this was the go-home show before the Big Four Premium Live Event. It also promised two things above all: the-in ring meeting

Netflix Will Be the Home of RAW in the US, All of WWE Internationally

In January 2025, WWE RAW will leave the USA Network, and linear television, for the first time in the program’s 31 year history, and become a streaming-only live weekly show

The Bad Batch Final Season Trailer Has Surprises

The third and final season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch is set to start streaming on Disney Plus February 21st with a three-episode premier, and the official trailer dropped

Signing the Contract: WWE Smackdown January 19 2024

The WWE publicity for tonight’s Smackdown reminded me that we were going to get the contract signing for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Fatal Four-Way match at the Royal Rumble.

Building in the Snow: WWE RAW January 15 2024

Going into the January 15, 2024 WWE RAW, we already knew that there would be a World Heavyweight Championship match, and plenty of setup for the Royal Rumble, and the

Factions New and Old: WWE Smackdown January 12 2024

The official WWE promo that went out before the January 12, 2024 Smackdown indicates that we will be dealing with the aftermath of what happened last week. Roman Reigns isn’t

Star Trek Prequel Movie Confirmed and Star Trek: Picard Movie Rumored

We don’t usually report on rumors without official announcements from the studio, but when the source of said rumor is Sir Patrick Stewart, we can make an exception. The legendary

Where’s Nick Mysterio? WWE RAW January 8 2024

We’ve got a title match, a blowoff match with two top stars, and CM Punk on the show. Who would have thought that a video would steal my attention. WWE

The Mandalorian and Grogu Movie Goes Into Production in 2024

After three seasons streaming on Disney Plus, Din Djarin and Grogu are headed to the big screen. Lucasfilm announced in a press release on the Star Wars website today that

And Then There Were Four: WWE Smackdown New Year’s Revolution

RAW’s Day 1 was quite the show. Now we get to see if the blue brand can cap off the WWE’s New Year’s Knockout Week in the same style. The

Rock’s Sitting Where? WWE RAW Day 1 (January 1, 2024)

Last week, there was no new WWE content on TV. The company’s Holiday Tour house show circuit became the focus, and really did well, both in terms of box office

Sami & KO Back Together at Home: The 2023 WWE Holiday Tour in Montreal (Laval, Really)

Last week, both RAW and Smackdown were Year-in-Review clip shows, and there were no WWE Premium Live Events to speak of. But I’m not taking the week off from reviewing

Not Live, Still Good: WWE Smackdown December 22 2023

The December 22, 2023 WWE Smackdown was not live. In fact, it was recorded right after last week’s Smackdown went off the air. WWE normally does this when there’s a

New Star Wars Streaming Shows Confirmed For 2024

Two new live action Star Wars shows will arrive on Disney Plus in 2024, while two popular animated Star Wars shows will bring new seasons to the platform in the

A Very RAW Holiday To You: WWE RAW December 18 2023

RAW has been on fire lately, mainly with promos, but the match quality has been up, too. This week, we already know there are three titles on the line, plus

Now With More Roman: WWE Smackdown December 15 2023

Smackdown has been firing on all cylinders lately. Come to think of it, so has WWE in general. With all these returning stars, and new stories, you can almost forget

Keeping it Real: WWE RAW December 11 2023

RAW is starting to get really interesting. Well, the WWE in general is, but tonight RAW in particular. This is the show most of us think CM Punk will sign

Spicy Punk: WWE Smackdown December 8, 2023

Tonight’s WWE Smackdown looks stacked, and that’s even without Roman Reigns announced (and they usually announce his appearances). According to the WWE promotional material, we’ve got CM Punk showing up,

Forgot About Drew: WWE RAW December 4, 2023

I’m going to leave my predictions as I had them mixed in with my thoughts on this review, and not because I was right. Rather, because I was wrong for

No Sleep Till Brooklyn: WWE Smackdown December 1 2023

So Smackdown was going to kick off the month of December 2023, on the first, no less at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn crowds have proven to

Wait For It: WWE RAW November 27 2023

After the shocker at the end of Survivor Series: WarGames, the November 27, 2023 WWE RAW became a must-watch for wrestling fans. Sure, they would be setting up the angles

Excitement But No Surprises, Until THE Surprise – 2023 WWE Survivor Series: WarGames Review

Okay, best to not bury the lead, even if that means going out of order. So let’s start this review off by talking about the last thing we saw on

More of a Pre-Show: WWE Smackdown November 24 2023

Technically, the November 24, 2023 WWE Smackdown was the go-home show for the Survivor Series. To me, it felt more like a pre-show, and looked like one, too. The AllState

Attention to Detail: WWE RAW November 20 2023

The November 20, 2023 WWE RAW, the go-home RAW for Survivor Series, was an excellent display of not forgetting the past, making sense, and attention to detail. Plus there were

Women’s WarGames Match Throughline: WWE Smackdown November 17 2023

With the Men’s WarGames Match at Survivor Series pretty much set up on RAW, the November 17, 2023 WWE Smackdown had a mission to start solidifying the women’s match on

Turn, Turn, Turn: WWE RAW November 13 2023

The November 13th, 2023 RAW from the packed Capital One Arena in Washington, DC promised some real development, being just under a couple of weeks ahead of Survivor Series. So,

Twists, Turns, & KO: WWE Smackdown November 10, 2023

The November 10, 2023 WWE Smackdown from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio had quite a bit of twists and turns, story-wise. So I’ll present my thoughts on this episode

The First Teaser Trailer For Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Has Arrived

When New York City unexpectedly, and suddenly, turns into a frozen hellscape in the middle of July, who you gonna call? If the cause is some sort of paranormal demon,