NXT Greatest Matches: Volume 1

Over the last four years NXT, WWE’s ‘super-indie’ (to quote Jim Smallman of Progress Wrestling and the Tuesday Night Jaw podcast), has gone from being a training ground for stars of the future to one of the most respected and interesting wrestling brands or promotions in its own right. Taking a lot of the conventions... Continue Reading →

Owen Hart: Hart of Gold

I’ve been a fan of professional wrestling since I first saw it around early 1992, in the build up to WWF’s SummerSlam show at Wembley Arena. As with all these things trends and styles come and go and, as the so-called Attitude Era dawned in late 1996 I stopped watching. In early 1999 I caught... Continue Reading →

Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes!

Ever since I first caught a few glimpses of ‘American Dragon’ Bryan Danielson in his ‘indie’ days in Ring Of Honor I was intrigued by this mild-mannered seeming grappler from Aberdeen, Washington who came across as this generation’s ‘Man of a thousand holds’ but with the speed and athleticism of an HBK thrown into the... Continue Reading →

The Shadow – Need To Consume

For my first review of pop-culture website Need To Consume I took a look at the new Blu-ray edition of the 1994, pulp fiction, superhero movie The Shadow. Being a film I remembered both from its huge publicity campaign (at least that's how I remember it (it was the centre piece display at a big... Continue Reading →

Super Mario Bros

Super Mario Bros the movie is a strange thing; On the one hand its an utter mess that bears little relation to its source material and really doesn’t make much sense. On the other it’s a basically enjoyable romp packed with nostalgia for me as a player of the Mario Bros games and someone who... Continue Reading →

The Toxic Avenger Part II

The second in Troma’s flagship franchise, and the follow-up to the film that made their name, ups the stakes in pretty much every regard as the worlds first toxic superhero returns for The Toxic Avenger Part II. The story, which is as convoluted as you might expect, concerns Toxie once again saving Tromaville from a big... Continue Reading →

The Toxic Avenger

(Before I start, as a bit of warning, the last pic in the review is a bit graphic.) While the likes of Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Surf Nazis Must Die and Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD are lesser known, but still relatively mainstream, entries in the Troma canon, their one film that really did crossover into... Continue Reading →

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Before I begin I am wondering exactly why, and how, one is supposed to review a cult film? Oh well, I’m going to anyway so here we go. Ever since I discovered The Rocky Horror Picture Show in my teens, on VHS, I’ve been a big fan, so, as it's just been re-issued in a... Continue Reading →

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