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After The Bell: WWE Cutting Dead Weight

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The WWE did something it hasn't done in a long time... cleared out dead-weight on the main roster. It was a long time coming with the influc of guys brought up from NXT... So let's run down those who were wished the best in their future endeavors.

El Torito - With the repacking of Los Matadores back to being the 'Colon Cousins', El Torito's role in the WWE as a mascot for the two bullfighters was made pointless. Since the WWE doesn't have a minis-division, this was just a matter of time.

Hornswoggle - Let's be honest kids, this one was probably long over-due, they tried him with a few different roles, but he hasn't been seen on TV in quite a while. Like with El Torito, the lack of an minis-division limited what they could do with him unless he was being a mascot

Zeb Colter - This one surprises me a great deal, as they could use him as an instructor at the Performance Center, he was great as the voice piece for Jack Swa…

This Week With The SuperHeroes: Captain America Civil War, Power Rangers & More!

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Captain America: Civil War hit theaters in the United States today, and thanks to some circumstances falling into the place, I saw it today on 3D earlier today... and this was a lot of fun, you had a logical (well close to logical) reason for Captain America and Iron Man to be on opposite sides of the accords put in place to keep the Avengers in-check, we saw the big screen debuts of new Spider-Man and Black Panther, and resolution (more or less) with the Winter Soldier.

But the big thing to take away from this movie is that it's actually FUN... there was quipy remarks, comedy to show that these characters are 'human' even with the gravity of the issues and problems at hand... and it also helps that the movie HAD MORE THAN THREE COLORS... and things were seen in DAYLIGHT... what a huge difference that makes. The action sequences were well done... and I loved the fact that week after seeing The Atom…

Walt Before Mickey - Basement Matinee

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Let's talk about 'Walt Before Mickey'
This was a 2015 Bio-Pick, covering Walt Disney's early years in show business, such as his time running Laugh-O-Gram Studio and up to the first Mickey Mouse short, "Plane Crazy"
The thing that brought my attention to this film, was actually a friend's post on Facebook regarding how 'bad' it was... and while it wasn't great, I found it to be a bit serviceable as a bio-pick.

It was paid adequate lip service to Walt's youth, but focuses on his struggles in Kansas City with previously mentioned Laugh-O-Gram Studio, where his poor way of doing business, and his eventual move to California where along with his brother Roy, founded Disney Brothers Studio (later renamed Walt Disney Studios) with work on the Alice Comedies, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and dealing Charles Mintz, and obviously closing out with how Mickey was created.

With a running time of an hour and fifty m…

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