Could Dean Ambrose’s ’12 Rounds 3: Lockdown’ be a Dwayne Johnson-esque Break for Him?

After Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s initial break in Hollywood with the films like “The Scorpion King,” “Be Cool” and “The Rundown,” there’s been speculation among wrestling fans as to who will be the next WWE breakout Hollywood Star? Now, remember the first “12 Rounds” starring John Cena? While that may or may not be a trick question (due to the film’s very short stay in theaters), it was a fairly entertaining and mindlessly fun action film with an protagonist completing 12 rounds of challenges made by the antagonist.  It, however, has not made John Cena a breakout Hollywood star, and the less said about the paint-by-numbers and SIMILARLY-PLOTTED ’12 Rounds 2: Reloaded’ starring Randy Orton, the better.  If you were to ask me my opinion on the next WWE star that could make a decent case for himself in Hollywood, my money is on Dean Ambrose.
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Randy Orton RKOs the Actors, Wrestlers AND Marvel/DC Cinematic Universes…

Here’s the thing: I may NEVER tire of the “RKO Outta Nowhere” phenomenon, whether it’s in the squared-circle, out of the squared-circle, or crudely inserted in funny internet videos. Thankfully, the folks at Vigeo provided me more entertainment by offering up some comedy starring Randy Orton and some unexpected enemies, such as The Avengers, The Rock, Iron Man, Shia Labeouf, and more.  After watching The Viper take down … Continue reading Randy Orton RKOs the Actors, Wrestlers AND Marvel/DC Cinematic Universes…

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Carmen Sandiego is going to Hollywood; may steal the iconic sign again…

Classic adventure game icon Carmen Sandiego is prime and ready to steal the bright lights of Hollywood (you know, like how she stole the sign back in 1985). Walden Media is in the process of adapting the classic educational series to the big screen, with Jennifer Lopez producing and possibly starring (please don’t, please don’t). The movie’s script is being written by Darren Lemke, who wrote the films Shrek Forever After and the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer. Based on those films, it is likely that the Carmen Sandiego project may in fact be a family-friendly flick and not some run-of-the-mill dark, edgy reinterpretation of the titular master thief (please look up the word “titular” before complaining).   Continue reading “Carmen Sandiego is going to Hollywood; may steal the iconic sign again…”

Booker T, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett & The WCW Championship at WCW Bash at the Beach, July 9th 2000

Any professional wrestling fan who was paying attention to the sport in 2000 may recall the schizophrenic horror/feel-good story that was World Championship Wrestling’s Bash At The Beach pay-per-view event.  While I realize that most wrestling fans may describe WCW in the year 2000 as a whole as something of a macabre horror story itself, it can be said that the silver-lining on the dark cloud of miserable was that this year was the first time WCW mainstay Booker T would capture is first World Heavyweight Championship.  However, as with most happy endings, there was an incident of shocking and controversial proportions that took place beforehand, much like the dangerous storm that comes before the rainbow could be visible.   Continue reading “Booker T, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett & The WCW Championship at WCW Bash at the Beach, July 9th 2000”

The Rock vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan, WrestleMania X8 (2002)

This Sunday in Miami, The Rock and John Cena will face off at WrestleMania XXVIII (28); a match that was over one year in the making (reminiscent of old 70’s & 80’s storylines), and is being dubbed and promoted as an Icon vs. Icon-style of match given both stars’ pop culture popularity.  However, this isn’t The Rock’s first time being promoted in this type of match.

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Black History: Paul R. Williams, First African-American Member of the AIA, FAIA (1894 – 1980)

Continuing with the celebration of Black History Month, I want to introduce architect Paul Revere Williams, FAIA.  Mr. Williams was a Los Angeles-based architect, and a Fellow Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); in fact, he became the first African-American member of the AIA in 1923, and the first African-American voted Fellow in 1957.  He  practiced largely in Southern California, and designed many public and private buildings, as well as the homes of numerous Hollywood star, ranging from Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz, and Lon Chaney.

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