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‘WWE Nxt’ Review (Nov 13th 2019)

  • Nerdly
Welcome to this week’s Nxt review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Joaquin Phoenix is a f—— weirdo. I still like him, though. Lee Michaels asked Andrew Gold if he knew what he meant, but Gold just told him that he was a lonely boy like David Soul, who just wants to you to not give up on us baby. We’ve got more Nxt invasion stuff to get to, so let’s pretend that this isn’t just Ring Of Honor painted gold and black and get ready to rock.

Match #1: Lio Rush def. Angel Garza – Nxt Cruiserweight Championship Match The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Angel Garza sought to get inside the head of Lio Rush, and it only seemed to light a fire under the Nxt Cruiserweight Champion. With that fury, The Man of The Hour overcame the challenge of the
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Taika Waititi (‘Jojo Rabbit’) would make Oscar history with Supporting Actor nomination

Taika Waititi (‘Jojo Rabbit’) would make Oscar history with Supporting Actor nomination
As actor-director Taika Waititi continues to establish his eccentric presence in Hollywood, he might just be on the precipice of making Oscar history. Waititi’s latest film, “Jojo Rabbit,” finds him not only in the director’s chair but co-starring as Adolf Hitler, who appears as an imaginary friend to young Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis). Described as an “anti-hate satire,” the film has been divisive among festival-goers thus far, but Waititi has earned strong praise from critics for his unique take on one of history’s biggest monsters. If the praise continues all the way to Waititi landing a Best Supporting Actor nomination, he wouldn’t just be the latest person to direct themselves to an Oscar nomination for acting. He would be the first person in Oscar history to direct himself to a supporting nomination.

SEEOscar Best Supporting Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

There is a
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay (Updated: October 14)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay (Updated: October 14)
At the 2019 Academy Awards, “BlacKkKlansman” director Spike Lee shared in the win for Best Adapted Screenplay for bringing Ron Stallworth‘s memoir of the same name to the screen. This award, which dates back to the first Oscars in 1928, has gone to only a dozen adaptations of such books. Five more of those non-fiction books adaptations were also winners in this decade: “The Social Network” (2011), “Argo” (2012), “12 Years a Slave” (2013) and “The Imitation Game” (2014) and “The Big Short” (2015). (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Adapted Screenplay and be sure to check out our predictions for Best Original Screenplay.)

Over the 91-year history of this award, novels have been the primary source material. Works of fiction have been the basis of 47 of the winners of this race over the years. The most recent of these was in 2018 when James Ivory won for his adaptation of André Aciman
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Intensely Emotional and Visually Captivating Trailer for A Million Little Pieces with Aaron Taylor-Johnson

The best-selling 2003 memoir A Million Little Pieces has been adapted into a film depicting the drug recovery of author James Frey. While the book was later faced with controversy for not being 100% factual, it is still a (mostly) true story of a young man in crisis in the fight for his life.

Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as James Frey, in the film directed by his wife, Sam Taylor-Johnson. The two adapted the screenplay together for the film. The cast also includes Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), Giovanni Ribisi (Sneaky Pete), David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Odessa Young (Assassination Nation), Dash Mihok (Silver Linings Playbook), Eugene Byrd (Sleepers), Andy Buckley (The Office) and Tom Amandes (Everwood).

Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

An alcoholic and a drug addict, 23 year-old James (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has two options: treatment or death. After waking up
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New Trailer For ‘A Million Little Pieces’ Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Juliette Lewis

The new trailer for the upcoming A Million Little Pieces, which will arrive in cinemas in August, has just been released through eOne. Amongst the cast are the likes of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Juliette Lewis, Giovanni Ribisi, and Odessa Young (Assassination Nation).

The official synopsis is as follows:

An alcoholic and a drug addict, 23-year-old James has two options: treatment or death. After waking up on a plane with a smashed-up face and no memory of the past few weeks, he heads to rehab where he discovers much more than detox and therapy. As James endures the white-knuckle journey of mending his broken body, he heals his broken soul by connecting with other kindred spirits who also yearn and fight for a better life.

A Million Little Pieces opens in cinemas on 30th August. Here’s the latest trailer.
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Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin Set for Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin Set for Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
The 2019 class of tunesmiths set for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame have been revealed: Larry Gatlin, Dwight Yoakam, Marcus Hummon, Kostas, Rivers Rutherford, and Sharon Vaughn will be honored during an October ceremony.

Representing literally hundreds of familiar hits covering the past five decades, the inductees will officially join the 213 existing members of the organization at the 49th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala, set for October 14th at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville.

Inducted in the songwriter/artist category, Dwight Yoakam was among
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Hulu in July: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

  • The Wrap
Hulu is out with its list of new content coming in July, and highlights include the “Veronica Mars” revival and the series premiere of the new “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” We also have the list of everything that’s being removed from the streaming service at the end of July.

Season 1-3 of the original “Veronica Mars” series will be available starting July 1, so you can brush up on all the background knowledge you’ll need to fully enjoy Season 4 when it drops July 26, with Kristen Bell returning the starring role as the title character after almost 15 years. Here’s everything we know about the revival so far.

The new Mindy Kaling-produced “Four Weddings and a Funeral” series comes July 31, with “Game of Thrones” star Nathalie Emanuel in the lead role. Original star Andie MacDowell will return as a guest star.

Also Read: Summer TV Premiere Dates: Here's
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Jason Statham in Crank Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray May 21st

The adrenaline inducing film, Crank comes to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (Plus Blu-ray and Digital) on May 21 from Lionsgate.

One of action-superstar Jason Statham’s most iconic roles – as Chev Chelios – will be seen in Ultra High Definition for the first time ever when Crank arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) and on Digital in 4K Ultra HD May 21 from Lionsgate. Starring alongside Statham are Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Carlos Sanz, and Dwight Yoakam in a film that “Access Hollywood” calls “an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride!” Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision® Hdr, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.
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Last Drive-In Host Joe Bob Briggs Talks Redneck Movie History at SXSW

Last Drive-In Host Joe Bob Briggs Talks Redneck Movie History at SXSW
Ahead of his weekly Shudder series set to debut this month, Joe Bob Briggs paid a visit to the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, for SXSW. The legendary TV star has put together a two-hour stage show called How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, and it's needless to say that it's must-see for any fan of Joe Bob.

Accompanied by Darcy the mail girl from The Last Drive-In on Shudder, Briggs delves through the complete history of American rednecks and their involvement in cinema. Having the opportunity to witness the SXSW premiere for How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, I can attest that Joe Bob's theses is far better than any Ted Talk you'll ever see.

In the SXSW stage show, Briggs presents over 200 clips and movie stills from a century's worth of redneck movies. A self-professed redneck himself, Briggs takes the talk a tad further by managing to identify the very first redneck in history,
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‘Ring of Honor’ Wrestling Review (Feb 24th 2019)

  • Nerdly
Welcome to this week’s Ring Of Honor review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a big main event to get to, so screw every-thing else. Yummy, yummy, yummy, here’s comes a caramel crème Bugs Bunny.

Match #1: Madison Rayne defeated Sumie Sakai and Jenny Rose in a Triple Threat Match The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Rose used her power advantage to seize control. After hitting a double clothesline, Rose landed a Fisherman’s Suplex on Sakai, but Rayne broke up the pin. Rose hit a spinning sidewalk slam on Rayne for a near fall and followed with a big clothesline on Sakai for a two count. Rose then hit a Codebreaker and spear on Sakai, but Rayne once again made the save. Rayne hit a Ripcord Cutter on Rose and then the Rayne Check on Sakai for a near fall. Sakai
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Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2018, From Stan Lee to Aretha Franklin (Photos)

  • The Wrap
Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2018, From Stan Lee to Aretha Franklin (Photos)
Halfway through the year, we’ve already lost a number of stars across Hollywood. Here’s a list of some of the notable celebrities and industry professionals in film, TV, music and sports who have passed away so far in 2018.

Jon Paul Steuer

Jon Paul Steuer, a former child actor who starred in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and most recently under the stage name Jonny Jewels for the rock band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., died on January 1. He was 33.

Mark Tenser

Mark Tenser, president and CEO of B-Movie studio Crown International Pictures, died on January 1. At his request, his age was not disclosed.

Frank Buxton

Frank Buxton, a writer and director best known for his work on “The Odd Couple” and “Happy Days,” died on January 2. He was 87.

Donnelly Rhodes

Donnelly Rhodes, a Canadian actor who played chief medical officer Dr. Sherman Cottle on the “Battlestar Galactica” reboot,
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Bradley Cooper (‘A Star Is Born’) would be third actor to direct himself to an Oscar

Bradley Cooper (‘A Star Is Born’) would be third actor to direct himself to an Oscar
Bradley Cooper is currently at the top of Gold Derby’s charts to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as alcoholic singer Jackson Maine “A Star Is Born.” Should he take the award home he would become only the third performer in Oscar history to have also directed the performance for which he prevailed. The only other two actors who accomplished this were Laurence Olivier for “Hamlet” in 1948 and Roberto Benigni for “Life is Beautiful” in 1998.

SEE5 times Oscars and SAG Awards clashed on Best Actor: Denzel Washington, Adrien Brody, Casey Affleck

Reviews for Cooper’s performance and his direction have been strong and the film has performed well at the box office so he is well placed to be a strong Oscar contender. He is also overdue for a win after losing three consecutive bids from 2012-2014 for “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle” and “American Sniper” respectively.
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‘Nxt: UK’ Review (Oct 31st 2018)

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Welcome to this week’s Nxt: UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the third episode of this new show, so let’s take a look at it.

Match #1: Moustache Mountain def. Saxon Huxley & Sam Gradwell The following is courtesy of WWE.com:

After throwing down the gauntlet on every emerging tag team in Nxt UK, former Nxt Tag Team Champions Tyler Bate & Trent Seven reemerged to take on newly formed tandem of Saxon Huxley & Sam Gradwell. From the jump, Huxley & Gradwell showed impressive cohesion as a tag team when Huxley pushed his opponent to the ground and Gradwell used a distraction to attack Seven outside the ring. They then proceeded to cut the ring in half with absolute brutality to prevent Bate from getting in on the action. That all changed when Seven neutralized his opponents before dodging out of the way
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Billy Bob Thornton To Join Actor, Director And Producer Xu Zheng On Stage At U.S.-China Entertainment Summit

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Billy Bob Thornton To Join Actor, Director And Producer Xu Zheng On Stage At U.S.-China Entertainment Summit
Actor and filmmaker Billy Bob Thornton has joined the line up of speakers at Asia Society Southern California’s U.S.-China Entertainment Summit, which takes place Tuesday at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Thornton will take the stage for a conversation with this year’s honoree, acclaimed Chinese actor, writer, director and producer Xu Zheng. Thornton is well-known to U.S. audiences for a body of work that includes his Academy Award-nominated performances in Sling Blade and A Simple Plan. Xu is one of China’s most popular and influential contemporary film figures, whose movies have had commercial success as well as social impact.

“Billy is the perfect choice to pair with the brilliant performer and filmmaker Xu Zheng for his introduction to a North American audience,” Janet Yang, Chair of the Entertainment Summit, said in a statement. “He matches Xu not only in professional stature, but in their seemingly
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Billy Bob Thornton Takes a Hit on Malibu Home Sale (Exclusive)

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Billy Bob Thornton Takes a Hit on Malibu Home Sale (Exclusive)
Billy Bob Thornton may have won an Oscar as screenwriter for the 1996 film “Sling Blade,” but that won’t help him recoup the quarter of a million dollars he lost on the $2.1 million sale of a modestly sized if hardly inexpensive house above Malibu’s Point Dume he bought just over a decade ago for $2.35 million. And that’s not counting carrying costs, improvement expenses and real estate fees. One of eight similarly sized but architecturally diverse houses on a gated cul-de-sac, the not quite 2,700-square-foot, smooth-stucco contemporary contains four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Arranged around a glass-railed stairwell that leads to lower-level bedrooms, open-plan living and dining spaces have ordinary beige-tile floors, vaulted ceilings, lots of windows and a minimalist fireplace. The marble-countered kitchen has sleekly fixtured powder-blue cabinetry, and glass sliders open the airy, sun-splashed space to a small terrace with an open if not particularly thrilling cross-canyon view.
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Billy Bob Thornton movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Sling Blade,’ ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Bad Santa’

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Billy Bob Thornton movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Sling Blade,’ ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Bad Santa’
Billy Bob Thornton has returned to TV with the premiere of the second season of “Goliath,” the Amazon Studio’s legal series, for which Thornton won the Golden Globe as Best TV Drama Actor. As Billy McBride, a dishonored lawyer who has a grudge against his old law firm and gets his vengeance against them in Season 1, he now seeks exoneration for the son of a friend (Lou Diamond Phillips) who is being set up on a murder charge.

Although Thornton’s television work has been limited, he is no stranger to TV awards, having won another Golden Globe for his work in FX’s limited series “Fargo,” as well as an Emmy nom and a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild.

Still, his great fame has been his work in films, having won an Academy Award for his screenplay for 1996’s “Sling Blade,” as well as Oscar nominations for
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Billy Bob Thornton movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Billy Bob Thornton movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Billy Bob Thornton has returned to TV with the premiere of the second season of “Goliath,” the Amazon Studio’s legal series, for which Thornton won the Golden Globe as Best TV Drama Actor. As Billy McBride, a dishonored lawyer who has a grudge against his old law firm and gets his vengeance against them in Season 1, he now seeks exoneration for the son of a friend (Lou Diamond Phillips) who is being set up on a murder charge.

Although Thornton’s television work has been limited, he is no stranger to TV awards, having won another Golden Globe for his work in FX’s limited series “Fargo,” as well as an Emmy nom and a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild.

Still, his great fame has been his work in films, having won an Academy Award for his screenplay for 1996’s “Sling Blade,” as well as Oscar nominations for
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Mickey Jones Dies: ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’, ‘Sling Blade’ Actor Was 76

Mickey Jones Dies: ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’, ‘Sling Blade’ Actor Was 76
Mickey Jones, whose bearded, grizzled face added texture to scores of shows from The Rockford Files to Justified and dozens of films including Sling Blade and National Lampoon’s Vacation and whose drumming still beats away on oldies radio, died today following a lengthy illness. He was 76. His death was confirmed to Deadline by his rep Cherry Hepburn. Although he’ll most likely be recognized from his appearances in National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sling Blade and, to…
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Mickey Jones Dies: ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’, ‘Sling Blade’ Actor Was 76

Mickey Jones, whose bearded, grizzled face added texture to scores of shows from The Rockford Files to Justified and dozens of films including Sling Blade and National Lampoon’s Vacation and whose drumming still beats away on oldies radio, died today following a lengthy illness. He was 76. His death was confirmed to Deadline by his rep Cherry Hepburn. Although he’ll most likely be recognized from his appearances in National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sling Blade and, to…
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Mickey Jones, ‘Justified’ and ‘Total Recall’ Actor, Dies at 76

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Mickey Jones, ‘Justified’ and ‘Total Recall’ Actor, Dies at 76
Mickey Jones, the actor whose many credits include “Sling Blade” and “Total Recall,” died Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the actor told TheWrap. He was 76.

“Mickey Jones died at 2:17 a.m. today of the effects of a long illness,” the spokeswoman said. Jones’ numerous appearances also included a run on the long-running FX series “Justified,” as marijuana distributor Rodney ‘Hot Rod’ Dunham, and on “Home Improvement,” as Pete Bilker.

Born in Houston, Jones was also an accomplished drummer, playing with artists including Trini Lopez, Johnny Rivers and Kenny Rogers’ band The New Edition. He...
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