Putting The Multiplex In A Suplex: Good, Bad & Ridiculous Wrestlers In Movies

A Special Feature by Dom Smith.

Wrestling is a funny thing. It’s a soap opera, and it translates very well on to the big screen… mostly. What I wanted to do here was to discuss how some wrestlers have made the transition to film, and how it went.

But I also want to discuss, in brief what watching wrestling has meant to me – escapism. Wrestling, or Sports Entertainment as it is most commonly referred to now, is an ultimate form of escape. It is theatre, and it is film, compacted into a few hours of television each week, telling stories of heroes and villains.

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A few thoughts on The Film With No Name

Bit of an unusual piece, this one, as it’s not exactly a review or a feature, rather it’s a little look at an upcoming project I was lucky enough to see recently – The Film With No Name.

Now, as the film is still a work in progress (it was shown with rough VFX, a temp score and in need of ADR in places), I’m obviously going to stay as spoiler-free as possible while going into a little detail about the story and hopefully leaving you curious to see it yourself.

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An Unkindness Of Ravens – Never Say Nevermore Again

A Special Feature by Dan Bean.

Whether you know much about Edgar Allan Poe’s work or not, there’s a decent chance you’re familiar with his poem The Raven – it was adapted in one of The Simpsons’ earliest Treehouse Of Horror episodes, and I reckon if anyone asked you to finish the line “Quoth the raven…”, you’d respond “Nevermore”… right?

But how do you adapt a poem about a man being distracted from his reading and mourning of his dead wife by a crow into a feature film? The answer is – you don’t.

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