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  • The Rewindables: Casino Royale

    June 24, 2020 by

    The podcast that has helped me get through the last few months, replacing the sports-related shows that would usually be earning my listens, has been The Rewatchables on the Ringer network. It has given me a much-needed escape on a near-daily basis. The premise is awesome for movie lovers like me: take a classic, break… Read more

  • AEW’s Top 20 Wrestlers Through Year 1

    May 22, 2020 by

    All Elite Wrestling has helped reinvigorate my fandom in the past year. As an extension of the column I wrote on, here is the other half of the Top 20. #20 Sammy Guevara – Since Dynamite on TNT started, the self-proclaimed Spanish God has been one of the anchors of the AEW product as… Read more

  • The 5 Roles That Define My Favorite Actor

    May 6, 2020 by

    When I met my wife in 2008, she told me after a few months that “Tom Cruise is your man crush” because so many movies I enjoyed rewatching (as evidenced by my DVD collection at the time) featured Cruise as the lead. Undoubtedly, through the first half of my life, replays of Top Gun (my… Read more

  • In Gladiator and Beyond, the Heel Makes the Movie

    May 1, 2020 by

    A point I’ve often made in movie conversations over the years, particularly about superhero films, is that they are usually only as good as their villains. Extending that point across other genres, I think it holds water. What’s the difference between a highly rewatchable movie and a solid film that’s worth the original watch or… Read more

  • Unwelcomed Sanity: A Short Story Inspired by COVID-19

    April 26, 2020 by

    A foreign and awful noise jolted Dr. Hirochika Takada from sleep. Characteristically groggy after a long day of working in his personally owned health clinic on the outskirts of Osaka, he found himself instinctively reaching for the source of the noise. His right hand clasped a small and rectangular electronic device. A cell phone? Takada… Read more

  • Cast Away, and What Makes a Movie Rewatchable

    April 18, 2020 by

    Cast Away, up until recently, was not a movie that struck me as particularly rewatchable. Some films seem better suited to the original viewing only, and the 2000 Tom Hanks performance on a deserted island had previously fit that bill for me. However, a recent listen to one of my favorite podcasts, The Rewatchables (on… Read more

  • An Existential Look at WrestleMania 36

    April 10, 2020 by

    My relationship with WrestleMania certainly is not what it once was. Whereas it used to be the event that gave my pro wrestling fandom its yearly shot of adrenaline, helping me get through the doldrum periods of a never-ending calendar of events, in recent years my philosophical disagreement primarily with the usage of modern stars… Read more

  • Zen in the Art of Writing, Part 1

    April 8, 2020 by

    Years ago, one of the friends I made through our mutual love of sports and entertainment suggested we together embark on a journey through Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing, but while I bought the book, the project with my buddy, Shane, never came to fruition. Sports being my primary escape from the… Read more

  • WWE’s Greatest Matches of the 2010s

    March 29, 2020 by

    Last night, a friend of mine texted me, “What are your Top 10 WWE main roster matches of last decade?” After we chatted back and forth about it for a while, I thought “it sure would be a nice escape to lose myself in a pro wrestling podcast for an hour.” And it was indeed.… Read more

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