Bad News for Skip Sheffield

Word going around from all of the big sites is that Nexus member Skip Sheffield, who suffered an injury, has now been confirmed to have a broken ankle and will be out of action for the foreseeable future. I feel bad for Skip as he is getting an incredible push right out of the gate and this could slow that down. I wish him the best.

Pac-Man for Pres has an awesome story about a group of students from Princeton University that took a Voting Machine (yeah, the ones that mess up all the time) and turned it into a Pac-Man machine! Gotta love it!

Check it out here

Details on Smackdown! vs RAW 2011

Last night during a conversation with QCW Radio co-host Dennin, it was brought to my attention that Smackdown! vs RAW 2011 will include a slew of new features, here is a list of some of the new additions I’ve been told will make their way into the game:

-All new career mode similar to “Hear Comes The Pain”, includes walking backstage and side stories
-Realistic physics engine particularly when playing with tables and ladders.
-Attributes for superstars can be edited, CAWs no longer need to be upgraded through career mode
-Improvements to the online community, including content sharing
-Over 70 WWE Superstars and Legends
-DLC has been confirmed
-Finishers can be hit at any time, opponent doesn’t need to be groggy
-“WWE Universe” mode where actions in Exhibition mode are tracked
-More moves

A big thanks to Michael Dennin who passed this information along, listen to him every Monday at 11:30 PM ET on QCW Radio!

UPDATE: More info has been passed along to me about WWE Universe Mode, if you win a Money In The Bank match with the mode turned on, it will track that and you will be able to Cash in Money in the Bank whenever you want. Epic. Fucking. Win.

DVD of the Day: The Kingdom (2007)

The Kingdom

Don’t fear them, my child. We are going to kill them all.

The Stats
The Director:  Peter Berg
The Cast:  Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman, Jeremy Piven
The Release Date: 2007
The Runtime: 110 Minutes

The Plot

After a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia kills one of their own, four FBI agents head to foreign territory and try to investigate what truly went down

The Lowdown

In the post 9/11 world there have been a good deal of films released about terrorism. Some movies take it really seriously and are depressing as hell. Others take the pure action route. The Kingdom falls somewhere in the middle. This film succeeds in being both a political “message” kind of movie, but also has some pretty sweet action sequences.

On top of that, though, the film is also a “police procedural” as well. Once the FBI agents get to Saudi Arabia, it follows their process and investigation to find out just what the hell blew up their friend, and who was responsible for it. And it tops it all off with an incredible action/chase sequence that is incredibly suspenseful. One of the agents is kidnapped and is about to be executed on camera… can the rest of the team get there in time to save him? Pretty tense shit right there.

The film is incredibly well cast as well. Foxx really dials down his normal tendencies to over perform and delivers a really kind of stoic, bad-ass performance. Chirs Cooper and Jason Bateman are pretty much great in anything they do. Jennifer Garner isn’t great, she’s not bad, but not great either. However, she’s hot… so can you really complain? The only real complaint about the cast is Jeremy Piven who is playing the same character he plays in everything he’s ever done.

Don’t be afraid that this movie is going to preach to you. It won’t. At the end of the day it does have a “message,” but it’s not over the top. But if that kind of stuff does bother you, you still get a really good action thriller.