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.

New Cast Member for Jersey Shore Season 3

According to MTV.com, Season 3 of the Jersey Shore will undergo a few changes to keep the show fresh. One of these changes is to add a new guidette to the group. Snooki has brought in her friend, Jersey native Deena Nicole Cortese, for the third season. This begs the question: which cast member is leaving and not coming back? All signs point to Angelina, but is that really the case? We’ll find out!



DVD of the Day: Inside Man (2006)




Inside Man


Fact is, all lies, all evil deeds, they stink. You can cover them up for a while, but they don’t go away.


The Stats
The Director:  Spike Lee

The Cast:  Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer
The Release Date: 2006
The Runtime: 129 Minutes


The Plot

Four masked criminals take control of a bank in the middle of New York City and it’s up to Denzel Washington to take them down. But what are they REALLY after?

The Lowdown

Spike Lee can be kind of an annoying little turd. There, I said it. Sometimes the shit that comes out of his mouth makes you want to slap him. But God damn it, he makes great movies.


Inside Man is a heist film. And we all love heist films, right? They’re a hell of a lot of fun. But this one is different. While the ultimate goal for these bank robbers is to make money, they’re also out to prove a point. What that point is, well, we’d enter into spoiler territory if I revealed that. Needless to say, this isn’t your average heist flick. In most heist flicks you see the “band” getting put together, you see the planning, and finally you see the execution. This isn’t anything like that. Spike Lee just throws you in the middle of this thing and the whole time you and Denzel are trying to figure out exactly what the balls is going on.


Which leads me to the performances. Denzel isn’t doing anything he hasn’t done before in his movies. He’s a cop with an edge, but he’s really charming and kind of a cocky douche. We’ve seen him do this multiple times. Clive Owen ain’t breaking any new ground either. Bad ass Brit with a gun that’s cool under pressure? Been there and done that. But you know what? It’s still entertaining as hell to watch them play off each other. The movie rounds things off with a good cast in Jodie Foster and Christopher Plummer as well.


This film is fun as hell, and the whole time it keeps you thinking “How the hell are they going to get away with it?” And when everything is revealed at the end… brilliant.


Listen, don’t take my word for it. Go rent it.