Is Deathstroke in the new Batman Movie?!

BEN AFFLECK! You Dog, you! Just a normal shitty-ass Monday morning and then good-guy Ben Affelck comes from the clouds (thanks,Barstool) with this bombshell! If there’s tanythingthat can bring the DCU back, it’s Slade Mother-fucking Wilson.

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What does this mean for the upcoming Hush inspired Batflick? Let’s discuss. Comment below!

-Matt

Ps- Comic Book Twitter is going full savage.

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I NEED a Marvel Movie Starring Thor and Darryl

The following video was shown at SDCC and hasn’t seen the light of tday since then…until now. Enjoy.

If Marvel doesn’t immediately start production on Thor 4: The Adventures of Thor and Darryl, then they clearly don’t know their fans.

-Matt

It’s Friday – See A Movie

It’s the weekend. A time for rest and relaxation. A time for movies. Here are some flicks to see this weekend.

Don’t Breathe

Whenever a movie is described as “shit-your-pants terrifying”, it’s safe to call it must-watch. For all my horror junkies out there, this is the film for you. Fede Alvarez is basically my spirit animal when it comes to horror movies. To be fair, he’s only made one other (Evil Dead [2013]), but he’s got quite the foundation for this next one. I’m excited to see it, and you should be too.

Hands of Stone

Just like how the Black Eyed Peas sold their souls to the devil for unlimited hits, I think the boxing movie genre sold its soul to make unlimited good boxing movies. Seriously, think back and try to find a boxing movie that wasn’t good (i’ll even include MMA movies). You can’t, right? Impossible. This movie came out of nowhere for me and i’m pretty hyped to see it…I’m hyped to see anything Bobby De Niro does, if we’re being honest.

Home Movie Pick – The Dark Knight

Looking to play something from your own collection? Make it The Dark Knight. I assume everyone has this on dvd or blu-ray, and if you don’t, I question you patriotism. EVERYONE should have this, and the other two movies from the trilogy, in their collection. It’s cinema at its finest.

3380824081_9bde045ff3My reasoning for why The Dark Knight is the home movie pick of the week is simple. For the most part, everything on my dvd self has been watched at least once, and in the case of Pacific Rim and Prometheus at least 15 times. So, when selecting a movie from a pile of already watched movies I use a specific method. I break down my wants and needs into 3 categories: Characters, sequences and directors.

If i’m feeling a specific character (in the case of this week’s pick it’s Heath Ledger as The Joker) I search for movies that have standout, all-time performances and select from those. Characters like The Bride from Kill Bill or James Conway from Goodfellas. If i’m feeling more a specific sequence, I gravitate towards movies with some fantastic scenes. It’s the underground bar scene in Inglorious Bastards or the car chase in The French Connection. It’s sequences that hold you at the edge of your seat. The last category, directors, is simple. Who’s style of storytelling do I want to enjoy? Do I want a good twist? Time for Shyamalan. Blood and guts? Tarantino or Marty. Do I want to laugh myself silly? Maybe I pull out a Harold Ramis classic like Analyze This. You get the picture.

However you watch this weekend, whether it be with a giant bucket of popcorn in a theater seat that smells of stale farts or in privacy of your own home with some take out Chinese food, make sure you do it with an open mind and heart. Happy viewing and be sure to tweet as us what you watched! (@AverageNobodies)

::Roll credits::

-Matt aka TSG

 

Ryan Reynolds’ Birthday Tweet To His Wife Is Why He’s The Funniest Celebrity On Social Media

I’m sure you know who Ryan Reynolds is. He’s the devilishly handsome actor who just broke a bunch of box office records as Deadpool. He’s also married to the devilishly beautiful Blake Lively, which almost isn’t fair to the rest of the world. If that’s not enough, he’s also the funniest celebrity on social media. The latest example of this is his happy birthday tweet to his wife yesterday:

That is some funny stuff. Is it legal for someone to be that handsome and also that funny? I’ll let it slide as long as he keeps the funny tweets going, which he’s already doing:

-Ryan (not Reynolds)

The Miz Cut One Of The Best Promo’s Of His Career Last Night On Talking Smack

After last night’s Smackdown broadcast, Daniel Bryan joined Renee Young for ‘Talking Smack’ like he always does. During the final segment, the Miz interrupted Young and Bryan and asked why he and his IC title haven’t been featured more on Smackdown. Well The Miz got his answer, and it was a real one: Daniel Bryan thinks the Miz fights like a coward, and embodies that soft style that WWE used to be known for. Now, there’s going to a lot of discussion about what happened next, and my opinion on it is that it went down pretty much exactly as it what supposed to. You don’t have a guy interrupt a segment asking why he isn’t featured, then get called out for being a coward AND then have him cut the promo of his life by accident. Daniel Bryan walking off and Renee Young not knowing what to do made the entire segment that much more compelling, and this is the type of  realistic stuff the WWE should be doing. If someone calls you a coward in real life, that is how you’d respond. I’m not saying everyone will be able to handle cutting this type of promo, but you know Miz can, and he went out and delivered. The only thing that would’ve made this better is if Daniel Bryan wasn’t seriously hurt and could get back in the ring and rip Miz’s arms off.

-Ryan

Join Our Fantasy Movie League

For those of you who like fantasy sports and movies, like myself, have I got a thing for you! Such a cool thing! It’s called Fantasy Movie League.

fbDefault_1467954491Here’s the long and short of it: You manage a theater with 8 screens. Every week you have $1000 dollars to spend to fill those screens with current movies. Each movie, depending on popularity and previous box office totals, is priced out with a dollar amount. You have your $1000 to spend on any combination of those movies that you want. You can pick as many of the same movie that your budget can handle. For example: in this week’s picks I have Jason Bourne (total value pick this week) three times and five other movies.

Once your lineup is picked (make sure you do it before the weekend) it is locked until Monday when box office totals will be added up. Person with the most money, wins. It’s that simple.

Want to play? I know you do. Join my Paul Walker Memorial FML by clicking the link and putting in the password “paulwalker”. The Paul Walker memorial FML starts in the fall season (Week August 29 with 1st picks locking September 2) and goes for 14 weeks.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

-Matt aka TSG

Trailer Alert – Red Friday

TEASER – Red Friday from 401 Films on Vimeo.

Full disclosure, this is a shameless plug. Having said that, this is the best trailer of the SUMMER! Watch it in daylight, because you won’t be able to sleep if you watch before bedtime.

Red Friday is a short film that two buddies of mine and I started working on early this year. Right now it’s being shopped around at film festivals (how official does that sound) so we can’t show you the full thing, but never fear! 11.25.16 is the day it will be released on the 401 Films (that’s us) vimeo page. Stay tuned for some behind the scenes footage and stories!

Red Friday stars: Jessica Rockwood, Donnie Andrade, George the Elf and introducing Aundrea Scott.

– Matt aka TSG

Trailer Alert – American Honey

Ok, i’m not sure if this is a new movie, or just found footage of Shia LaBeouf’s life since in 2015.

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All kidding aside, Shia LaBeouf looks awesome in this flick. I’ve been a big Shia fan since Even Stevens and noting has changed. Indiana Jones? Loved it (well…loved some of it). Transformers franchise? Own them on blu-ray and hate that they switched to Marky Mark. Disturbia?? Come on, if you don’t think Disturbia is a legitimate good movie then get the fuck off my blog. That shit was chilling and suspenseful as fuck.

This is one of those movies/movie trailers that twists my stomach. Guns, youngsters drinking and driving, cowboys in a convertible Cadillac?? Get the EKG machine, my heart rate is off the charts. All of it feels incredibly authentic, which brings me back to Shia. Dude looks like he’s on another level when it comes to acting. I recently read a story about how him and James Corden were asked to read for the movie War Dogs (Which ended up starring Miles Teller and Jonah “Fluctuating Weight” Hill). The night before they were set to read. Shia got picked up by police and spent the night in jail. Not letting that stop him, he showed up to the audition with his shoelaces in his hands (for those of you not familiar with prison, they take anything you can harm yourself with away from you) and read for the part with his shoelaces strung over his glasses. While the method was unorthodox, James Corden said it was the most incredible interview he’s ever seen. How someone with shoelaces over his eyes was able to stay razor focused. In short, i’m excited for the LaBeouf renaissance.

 

-Matt aka The Space Ghost

Your Average WWE Summerslam Preview & Predictions

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Photo: WWE

The biggest party of the summer is once again emanating from Brooklyn, New York, as the WWE holds their annual Summerslam pay per view this Sunday night. This year’s card is pretty incredible, and that shouldn’t surprise WWE fans, as more times than not in the recent past, Summerslam has been a very good show. Summerslam 2013 featured Daniel Bryan winning the WWE Championship, only to have special guest referee HHH take him out and allow Randy Orton to cash in his MITB briefcase. That kicked off one of the more memorable Road to WrestleMania’s, which culminated in Daniel Bryan putting on the best one man show in WM history and winning back the WWE Championship in the main event. Summerslam 2014 featured one of my favorite matches, as Brock Lesnar surprisingly decimated John Cena on his way to winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. While last year’s Undertaker/Lesnar main event fell flat, the overall card was solid, and it officially brought Seth Rollins to the big boys table after he defeated John Cena. What will this year’s event bring? Let’s get to the preview and predictions!

Eva Marie, Natalya and Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella, Naomi and Becky Lynch

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Photo: WWE

So Sami Zayn doesn’t have a match at Summerslam but Eva Marie does. Nothing against Eva Marie, but that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Anyway, this match was made after last night’s Smackdown, and it’s should serve as a nice showcase for the six women who will eventually be fighting for the Smackdown’s Women’s title (if that ever becomes a thing). The positive side of not having a bunch of titles on each show is that it forces the creative team to come up with storylines that don’t revolve around two people vying for a championship. This should create more personal feuds, and whether it does or not will depend on the Smackdown writing team. As far as this match goes, it will be Carmella and Alexa Bliss’s first WWE pay per view, so it’d be cool to see them involved in the finish in some way. With Ms. All Red Everything involved though, I can see Alexa or Natalya landing a knockout blow during a fracas and Eva Marie sneaking in for a pin to claim the victory.

Prediction: Eva Marie, Natalya & Alexa Bliss

Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens

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Photo: WWE

These four guys have been given the opening segment for the two out of three Raw’s, and have given us a thoroughly entertaining feud. 2016 Jericho continues to be great, and somehow gets better when you pair him with Kevin Owens. I love that Owens has hated Enzo and Cass since NXT, and that hatred has only gotten stronger now that they’re all on the main roster. The dynamic of Enzo and Cass works well too, as Enzo runs his mouth and clearly isn’t afraid of anybody, but doesn’t pose much of a physical threat until Big Cass gets involved. While I’d like Enzo & Cass to be in the tag title hunt, I’m perfectly OK with them mixing it up with two guys who know how to bring out the best in them. I have to assume that this Jericho/Owens tag team won’t last long, but I’m ok with it either way. Jericho is a tag team chameleon, so if they do stay together, why not let them make a run at the titles? If they don’t stay together, I’m all in for a Jericho/Owens feud, especially in the promo department.

Prediction: Enzo & Cass pick up a big win at a marque pay per view, continuing their rise to the top of the tag team division

IC Title Match: The Miz (C) vs. Apollo Crews

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Photo: WWE

Now that the Miz’s fantastic feud with Darren Young is over, it’s time to give Apollo Crews something to work with. He came into NXT as a big new signee, but was never given much of a character and stalled out. He came onto the main roster as a fresh new thing, but was never given a character and is starting to stall out again. I’m a huge fan of the Miz, and he’s one of the best characters WWE has (especially with Maryse), but it’s time to get Crews going. He’s got a million dollar smile and for his build, he does some pretty amazing things. I have complete confidence that Miz can bring out the best in Crews, and put him over big time for what is hopefully a semi long title run.

Prediction: Apollo Crews

US Championship Match: Rusev (C) vs. Roman Reigns

This is a classic heart vs. brain match for me. My heart is, and will forever always be, with Rusev. He’s the most underrated guy on the roster and every time they’ve given him something to work with he’s knocked it out of the park. HE RODE A TANK TO THE RING AT WRESTLEMANIA. While I understand having Cena beat Rusev for the US title, they backed themselves into a corner by giving Rusev a long undefeated streak. Undefeated streaks in pro wrestling are the worst thing in the world because there is no good way to end them. The best example of this is Goldberg. The guy was the hottest thing in wrestling, held both the US and Heavyweight titles at the same time, and eventually lost because Scott Hall tazored him. Now Rusev finally has some momentum again and I have that feeling I had before WrestleMania 31 where WWE is going to have the hero come in and defeat the evil Russian, even though Rusev has been the good guy during every single moment of this feud. Remember last week when Rusev and Lana were innocently reenacting their wedding and Roman Reigns came out, unprovoked, and called Lana a mail order bride and made fun of Rusev because he couldn’t please his wife sexually on their wedding night? Remember when Roman Reigns complained and was just handed another title match? How does that make Reigns the hero in this feud? Add in the fact that Reigns is so goddamn boring, and I see no reason why Rusev should lose. Which brings me to my prediction…

Prediction: Roman Reigns. Let’s just move on.

Cesaro vs. Sheamus: Best of 7 Series Kickoff Match

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Photo: WWE

While I love this move by GM Mick Foley, I do wish this had been set up prior to Cesaro and Sheamus already fighting twice on Raw. If Cesaro loses this series, shouldn’t he be furious that Foley basically ignored two hard fought, clean victories? I understand you can’t start a best of 7 series 2-0, but why not start this up a few weeks ago when Foley said he wanted to see who the better man was? If you make the best of 7 series then, you could make the Summerslam match number 3 or 4 in the series, and possibly continue it through the fall. Instead, WWE hits the reset button and we’re just supposed to forget that Cesaro has already beaten Sheamus twice. With that said, we should get a great match at Summerslam with a decent story behind it, so I’m all for it. While Sheamus is very good in the ring, his character is so bland it’s tough to care about him either way. Cesaro has all the talent in the world, but WWE just won’t let him get any continued momentum, so it’s tough for the casual fan to root for him. Hopefully this is the start of an extended showcase for both wrestlers with Cesaro eventually coming out on top.

Prediction: Cesaro

John Cena vs. AJ Styles

Since coming to the WWE, AJ Styles has been one of their best performers. He had a great feud with Jericho, then slid into the #1 contenders spot and put on a few classic matches with Roman Reigns. Now he’s going up against Mr. Superman and even though he’s already beat him once (CLEAN) they’re having a rematch. I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen here. It’s almost the same thing as Rusev/Reigns, except on a much bigger scale. Styles has a chance to be one of if not THE top guy in WWE, but he has to go through John Cena to get there. Kevin Owens tried, and failed. Rusev tried, and failed. Bray Wyatt tried, and failed. Why would Styles be any different? A classic John Cena feud has him lose at a B pay per view, then get his win back at a bigger show. Guess what? AJ Styles beat John Cena at MITB, and now they’re fighting at Summerslam, a much bigger show. History tells us John Cena is going to win, and there’s a reason I use that picture above for every Cena match I preview. While I’d love to happily be proved wrong, I’m going with Superman.

Prediction: John Cena

Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton

If you held this match before UFC 200, Brock Lesnar would eat Randy Orton for lunch. Lesnar was as unstoppable as anyone in recent memory until he decided to go back to the UFC and fail a few drug tests. While WWE doesn’t have the power to suspend him, they have to be embarrassed and upset at Brock to act as carelessly as he did, especially given the circumstances of WWE suspending Reigns shortly afterwards. Regardless of UFC fights and drug test failures, Lesnar steps back into the ring for the first time since WrestleMania as he takes on Randy Orton at Summerslam. While Lesnar hasn’t fought since WM, Orton is coming off of an almost year long hiatus due to injury, and although he’s fought a few matches on Smackdown since coming back, nothing can really prepare you for The Beast Incarnate. As much as I’d love to see Brock destroy Orton a la John Cena at Summerslam 2014, I just don’t see it happening. The WWE loves that ‘RKO Outta Nowhere’ talking point, and it really fits into this storyline perfectly. Whether Lesnar wins or loses, he should dominate the match, until an RKO Outta Nowhere surprises him and gives Orton the win. As I said before, I bet the original plan for this match was for Brock to return and destroy a worthy competitor in Orton, but now I’m not so sure. Vince McMahon was kind enough to let Lesnar fight in the UFC while under contract with the WWE, and Lesnar basically spit in his face. The Beast is going to have to pay for that.

Prediction: Randy Orton

Tag Team Championship Match: New Day (Kofi & Xavier) vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows

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Photo: WWE

This is an interesting match, and it has rematch written all over it. As much I love Xavier Woods, the best in-ring version of New Day is Kofi & Big E. Now that Big E has suffered a ‘contusion to his groin area’ at the hands of Anderson & Gallows, New Day is forced to defend the tag titles with the team of Xavier and Kofi. Does Big E make a surprise comeback and help New Day retain? Or do Gallows and Anderson take advantage of the weakened unit and win tag team gold? New Day has done a lot of good as tag team champions, but they are way overdue for a loss. Similar to having Styles beat Cena, having Gallows and Anderson go over the longest reigning tag team champions of the modern era at Summerslam would be huge for them. Why bring these guys in from Japan if you’re not going to do something with them? Plus, you have a built in excuse for a rematch with the Big E injury, so why not give your new tag team a big win at a major event? Give Karl Anderson and his hot Asian wife a reason to celebrate.

Prediction: Gallows & Anderson

Women’s Championship Match: Sasha Banks (C) vs. Charlotte

‘Women’s Championship’ has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? After suffering through the Diva’s division for so long, its nice to see the women slowly but surely making headway on the main roster. If there’s any two women the WWE Universe can thank for that, it’s Sasha Banks & Charlotte. They (along with Bayley and Becky Lynch) tore it up in NXT and forced WWE to start recognizing women for their in ring talent and not just because they looked good in a bikini. Sasha & Charlotte had the best one on one main roster women’s singles match on Raw a few weeks back, so if this match is anything close to that, it’ll be fantastic. Dana Brooke being banned from ringside is an interesting twist, and I can see either Ric Flair coming out or Dana dressed as Ric to try and cause some interference. Regardless of outside interference, the title has to stay on The Boss here. Sasha is not only the best in the ring, but she has a strong connection with the fans which goes back to her time in NXT and her look and personality give her a strong mainstream appeal. If the rumors of Charlotte taking time off are true, that’s just another reason to keep Sasha as the champion and to develop a new round of challengers for The Boss to dispatch. Don’t be surprised if Nia Jax makes a post match appearance as well to set up the next Women’s championship feud.

Prediction: Sasha Banks

WWE World Championship Match: Dean Ambrose (C) vs. Dolph Ziggler

This has been one of the more enjoyable feuds on the card, and it’s safe to say no one is enjoying the brand split more than Dolph Ziggler. He’s looked like a star since the first Smackdown Live and hasn’t looked back. I really like Ambrose as the figure head for Smackdown as well, because he’s a great talker and while he might not be the greatest threat in the ring, he figures out a way to get the job done. When Ziggler became #1 contender, it was an interesting dynamic because both wrestlers were baby faces, but Ambrose has slowly been turning heel over the last few weeks. While I doubt he goes full heel, it does give this match a little more suspense than before. Will Ambrose cheat to win? Ziggler is a good guy based on fan reactions, but is he above cheating to finally stand alone at the top? I expect this to be an expertly wrestled match, and as much as I’ll be rooting for Ziggler, I think Ambrose deserves a longer title reign.

Prediction: Dean Ambrose

WWE Universal Championship Match: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor

While I’m pretty sure Orton/Lesnar will go on last, I think that’s a mistake. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor to crown the first ever Universal Champion should absolutely be the main event, and the WWE is crazy if they do anything else. Balor is the MAN. He’s got the entrance, the charisma, the look, the in ring skills; whatever you’re looking for, Finn Balor has it. He’s made every promotion he’s ever worked for better just by being in it, whether it be NJPW or NXT. If WWE gives him a real shot, he’ll do the same thing for Monday Night Raw. Balor had one of the best in ring debuts ever a few weeks ago, and he can’t ask for a better dance partner than Rollins at Summerslam. Since separating from The Shield and cashing in his MITB briefcase at WrestleMania 31, Rollins has been the standard bearer for the WWE. While they wasted his talent by turning him into a cry baby champion, Rollins still made the best of it and turned into a heel who was impossible to boo. His injury came at an inopportune time, but he busted his butt to get back, and now finds himself right back where he belongs: fighting for a title. If this was Rollins vs. Balor, I’d give the edge to Rollins and have him be the first Universal Champion. Unfortunately for Seth, Finn Balor is bringing The Demon with him to Summerslam. While The Demon has lost in NXT, it’d be a mistake to have him lose his first appearance at a major pay per view. The fact that Rollins is focusing so heavily on The Demon gives me hope that Rollins will unleash a demon side of his own at Summerslam, but either way, I’m going with Finn.

Prediction: Finn Balor

-Ryan

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