Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Vundablast SummerSlam, Takeover, & G1 2019




Host: D-rock 
Our peoples champ D-Rock reviews the highs and lows of WWE Network's Summer Slam 2019, NXT Takeover, and G1 Climax in their solo review format they've dubbed the Vundablast.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

TOOL - "Fear Inoculum" Review (Stream-of-Consciousness)


It's finally here. After 13 long years of waiting, we have finally been graced with a new Tool album and if it was possible for this to live up to the hype, it has done so. The album dropped on iTunes around 9:30 last night for those of us who pre-ordered it and I immediately listened to the entire thing in headphones and took notes with the intention of synthesizing those notes into a standard review. But nothing about this is standard. This is a culmination of Tool as a band. So I wanted to do something a little different. Something a little more in the spirit of this album. So I decided to take my notes, polish them up a bit for readability and post them as is to give a sense of the stream-of-consciousness experience I had listening to this album for the first time. I hope it works as well in practice as it sounds like it will in theory. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

D-Rock Reviews Slipknot's New Album, "We Are Not Your Kind"

image courtesy of @Slipknot on Twitter

I don't care how ridiculous people think it makes me sound: I'm proud to have been a fan of this band for the past 20 years since their debut self-titled album was unleashed. I'll never forget the moment my best friend handed me his headphones and said "check this out" with a slightly evil smirk. It was like nothing I'd ever heard--unbridled energy; angry and frustrated and disgusted and desperate and powerful. When the world was introduced to Slipknot, most people thought they were a complete joke--a flash-in-the-pan gimmick that would be here today, gone tomorrow. But it's twenty years and six albums later and this band has firmly established themselves as elder statesmen of heavy metal music and future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. With "We Are Not Your Kind," the nine-piece ensemble of chaos and beauty has not only done it again but has actually established themselves as a band that is still continuing to get better at what they do. They're more focused and confident than ever before while also being more bold and courageous about expanding their sonic perspectives and possibilities. I can hardly ask for more out of one of my favorite bands.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Iron Man 8: Far From Home Review


Hosts: Stephen & Dani



Our hosts swing a review of the latest Marvel Studios and Sony Team-up Spider-Man: Far From Home starring Tony Stark, and Europe.
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A mid summer Mid-Sommar Review

Hosts: Stephen & Dani



On the road back from adventures at Walt Disney World our heroes recount their experience with the Ari Aster film Midsommar.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Mustafar-like Characters in a galaxy far far away!


Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty
The Rebel Order shares their personal Top 5 hottest Star Wars characters. Our Hollywood Holocron for this week is Femi Taylor!

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Femi Taylor Force.net Interview
CGM Interview

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Supercon Podcast Hub Panel

Hosts: Stephen, Dani, Blockbuster Guy Frank, and Andres
Live From the Miami Beach Convention Center
on July 5th 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm Room 203-205



The Vundacast team was blessed to get to conduct a Supercon panel about podcasting. We did our best to give advice, feedback, tips, lift the curtain behind the scenes, and encourage creativity in our South Florida community, all while trying to be entertaining. Special thanks to Fanatically Correct for sending us a clip with their own podcasting advice. 

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Kliq Bait: Top Five NJPW G1 Climax 29 Finals Matches We Want to See


It's that time of year again! The G1 Climax is one of the most famous and respected professional wrestling tournaments in the world today and this year, I, D-Rock, was there live and in person (with my sister-best-friend Renee!) as the G1 kicked off in the U.S. for the first time ever with a very special Night One show in Dallas, TX. Now, as the G1 progresses and we see some separation happening in the standings, it's inevitable that we start thinking about who we could see meet in the finals of this prestigious tournament. There are so many stories to be told and so many great matchups to choose from (especially with newcomers like Moxley and KENTA in the mix), it was excruciatingly difficult to choose five (well, sort of...) but these are the five(ish) matches we here at Vundablog would LOVE to see in the G1 Final:

Friday, July 19, 2019

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) - Official Red Band Trailer | Kevin Smi...




I am beyond excited about this! - Stephen

Wrestlmania 14 or 35 & Nothing pt 2

Hosts: Stephen & D-rock 


Part 2 of our epic time-spanning show where our champ D-rock leads us through the last act of the classic Wrestlemania 14 on VHS. As we also discuss/review Wrestlemania 35 and AEW's Double or Nothing. We even walkthrough the exclusive VHS press conference with Mike Tyson & Stonecold!

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Double or Nothing-mania 35 & 14 pt 1

Hosts: Stephen & D-rock 



An epic show where our leading wrestling enthusiast D-rock leads us in reviewing Wrestlemania 35 and AEW's Double or Nothing while we watch a vis copy of the classic Wrestlemania 14.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

SUPERCON2019 Trailers From the Crypt Panel



Hosts: Stephen,Dani,Blockbuster Guy Frank, andAndres
Live From the Miami Beach Convention Center
on July 5th 2019 9:00pm -10:00pm room 201-202.

Prime time Friday night we react and celebrate some 2019 trailers and a bunch of crazy trailers from films all the way back to the 60's! For films like Beyond the 7th Door! The Vineyard! Children of the Corn! #ShakesspearesShitStorm! Ready or Not! The Night Child! Lady Frankenstein! and many, many more!


Here is a short advertisement/film/parody by Frank



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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Rhodes to AEW: "The Road to Fight for the Fallen" Episode 1


-The first segment features AEW Vice President of Business Operations Nik Sobic talking about Tony Khan and the Madden shooting and the VAAC. According to Sobic, Tony Khan has had the idea for AEW in his head for over three years now, which I thought was pretty cool and interesting. Makes me wonder how the idea has evolved and what his vision may have been then and now and what Cody, Matt, and Nick may have brought to that vision. 

Sobic also speaks a bit about the August 2018 shooting at the Jacksonville Landing where a gamer opened fire on fellow gamers in a Madden video game tournament, killing three (including himself) and injuring ten others. He talks about how it affected the Jacksonville community and how Tony lives just a few blocks away and how important it was for them to use the proceeds from Fight for the Fallen to give back to the Jacksonville-based Victim Assistance Advisory Council (VAAC), which, in the words of Tony Khan, "helped so many people during that incredibly tragic time."

-Next we have a short segment featuring AEW Associate Producer Michael Cullari (aka "the guy with the apple") talking about training with Brandi, including some nice clips of her training and looking pretty great in the ring. He particularly highlights that he's never seen her so motivated despite how busy she is as AEW's Chief Brand[i] Officer. Also, as if you needed reason to love Brandi even more: that Empire Strikes Back t-shirt omg y'all...

-The next segment is Hangman Page's response to MJF's video from a recent episode of "Being the Elite" (crap, am I gonna have to start watching that too? at least they're only like a half hour long instead of 3 hours every Monday and 2 hours every Tuesday ;D) of him "training" with a "perfect copy" of Page. It's honestly a pretty good promo. I dunno how much this might turn me around on Page--who I am kind of ambivalent about but admittedly haven't seen much of what he can do--but it was pretty good. I also thought it was interesting how insistent Page was here that his knee is 100% because that's kind of a dead giveaway that it isn't--because, logically, if it was, why would he want MJF to know that? However, the best part of all of this by a mile was: "First of all, if you don't like horses, well, f*ck you..."

-Finally, we close with a pretty epic hype video for Cody & Dustin vs. The Young Bucks featuring Tony Schiavone and Jake "The Snake" Roberts. Interlaced with clips of Cody asking Dustin to be his tag team partner after their match at Double or Nothing are clips of Jake and Tony hyping up the match Schiavone calls a dream match--and it really is for a lot of reasons that Schiavone points out: it's brothers vs. brothers, it's two top shelf tag teams (Schiavone takes great care to remind us of the amazing run Cody and Dustin had as a tag team in WWE a few years ago, taking on The Shield and The Authority, winning their jobs and Dusty's job back, and even winning the WWE tag titles), not to mention it's four of the best wrestlers there have perhaps ever been. Jake the Snake also gives some insight into tag team wrestling (which he hated, interestingly) and the importance of trust and connection in tag team wrestling which is the perfect way to build a brothers vs. brothers tag team match. 

One other interesting tidbit was Schiavone talking about how this match might be a bit more grounded than the Young Bucks might be used to. He allows that if it starts getting fast paced, Cody and Dustin might not be able to keep up with the Bucks but says that if they go in with a strategy to keep the match grounded, it will definitely be in their favor. So already we have a TON of great setup for both the story and the psychology of the match itself which, if they follow through on it (and why bring it up here if not to follow through on it?) will make for a really great, compelling match in Jacksonville next month!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Rebel Order 20 TFA Commentary


Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
and Special Guests:Ali (@EverySoReylo) , Mar (@raven_maiden3) , Court (@obsessivepro) , and Alannah (@monsterleadme)
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty
The Rebel Order breaks from format and has an amazing hilarious live chat with Ali (@EverySoReylo) , Mar, (@raven_maiden3) , Court (@obsessivepro) , and Alannah (@monsterleadme) about the Vanity Fair coverage of Star War: The Rise of Skywalker! We get a bit naughty!

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Friday, June 21, 2019

BBG Frank's E3 Reaction Show

Hosts: Blockbuster Guy Frank& Doms

Today's episode of the Vundacast will be a special one where the Blockbuster Guy Frankalong with Microsoft's chosen one Dom leads Jeff and Autumn to discuss and react to Bethesda and Microsoft's E3 presentation!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Rhodes to AEW: "The Road to Fyter Fest" Episode 3 Breakdown


-The first segment is Brandi Rhodes announcing that All Out sold out in 15 minutes and 137,600 people tried to buy tickets which is pretty impressive even if it is mostly ticket seller bots buying the tickets. Bots aren't buying up New Japan tickets in those numbers, for whatever it's worth. Brandi also announces that the AEW Women's Championship will be unveiled at All Out--interestingly, she didn't say a champion will be crowned at All Out which makes sense considering the AEW champion wouldn't even be crowned yet if they did that. Should be very interesting to see whose names start being brought up for the women's title. Of course you have to think Awesome Kong, Nyla Rose, Britt Baker, and Kylie Rae are at the top of the list. Riho and Yuka Sakazaki might well be in the conversation depending how their match with Nyla goes at Fyter Fest. Brandi also has a match with Allie at Fight for the Fallen two weeks later so expect to see their names in the mix. Now that I'm looking at it, that's eight names right there--just enough for a small tournament!

-Next is a feature on CEO owner and founder Alex Jebailey. I started out kind of ambivalent toward this until I realized that the purpose of this--beyond selling people on CEO with some history as well as introducing Jebailey and his personal story--is to hype Jebailey's hardcore match with Michael Nakazawa on the preshow of Fyter Fest. I'm still not quite sure how I feel about the owner of CEO being on the card to promote the partnership between AEW and CEO but they did some interesting stuff about his training and fighting through a ruptured achilles tendon to get ready for this match so I'm definitely open to seeing how the match plays out before passing judgment.

-Next we get a nice, succinct backstory of the relationship between Christopher Daniels and Cima to promote their match at Fyter Fest. Nothing particularly inspired here but a good piece to put over Cima and his importance and legacy in Japanese wrestling and generate some interest in the match by setting him up as a sort of measuring stick for Christopher Daniels to gauge whether he can still hack it as a singles wrestler. Definitely looking forward to their bout. 

-This week's episode closes with a lengthy backstory video with a tag team I've never heard of called Private Party which was great and definitely accomplished the goal of not only putting these guys on my radar but making me interested to see what they can do in AEW both as wrestlers and characters. A couple particularly effective moments were hearing them put over their trainer, Amazing Red--who is one of those guys I always heard a lot of hype about during his days in Ring of Honor but never actually got to see wrestle and it makes me wonder if they're putting this much effort into putting him over here, might he be making an appearance in AEW at some point, perhaps even as a competitor?--and also the moments of them talking about their connection and heaping praise on each other. They clearly have great chemistry together and a really good relationship that seems, in some important way, unique from the toxic masculinity of typical male tag team relationships as well as of their upbringing in Brooklyn--at least based on how they describe it. Very much looking forward to more from Private Party.

Friday, June 14, 2019

VF Star Wars: The Rise of the Reylos


Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
and Special Guests:Ali (@EverySoReylo) , Mar (@raven_maiden3) , Court (@obsessivepro) , and Alannah (@monsterleadme)
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty
The Rebel Order breaks from format and has an amazing hilarious live chat with Ali (@EverySoReylo) , Mar, (@raven_maiden3) , Court (@obsessivepro) , and Alannah (@monsterleadme) about the Vanity Fair coverage of Star War: The Rise of Skywalker! We get a bit naughty!
Links to check out:
Vanity Fair
The Carrie Fisher Interview Mentioned

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Rhodes to AEW: "The Road to Fyter Fest" Episode 2 (and 1)


We're trying out a new feature here on Vundablog--possibly temporary or perhaps rolling into an eventual weekly feature once AEW on TNT premieres--where I (Derrick) will be doing some short little breakdowns of the AEW "Road to..." videos. I've been following these pretty much from what I would deem the official beginning of the AEW canon timeline, beginning with "The Road to Double or Nothing." Those videos were excellent, if you want to go back and watch them on the Nightmare Family YouTube channel. I especially can't recommend highly enough episode 13 where Dustin Rhodes is revealed as Cody's opponent. Just brilliant stuff.

One of the things I (and many others) find so compelling about these short webisodes is that they are, to some extent, the first real preview we've gotten of something like what an AEW television show could look like. Of course, the actual show could very well lean more toward a conventional pro wrestling show format with not quite as much behind-the-scenes content (which is showing up less in the "Road to Fyter Fest" videos than the "Road to Double or Nothing" ones) but some of the promos and video packages have been exceptionally well done and the behind the scenes stuff has definitely been getting a lot of good feedback and more than a few people have been saying they'd love to see the AEW TV show be a little more like this. It should be very interesting to see how they transition from these videos into the weekly episodes on TNT but either way these videos are extremely compelling.

We begin with the episode that was released today: "The Road to Fyter Fest - Episode 2" followed by a quick rewind breakdown of episode 1 (videos behind the cut):

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Reybro Perspective


Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty

Our resident Reylo 'Reybro' Stephen talks about his experience as a male Reylo fan, his take on toxic fanboys and what he wants to see in The Rise of Skywalker. We really got caught up in this one!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Rise of Skywalker Moodboard Movie Series: Midnight Express


Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty
Continuing our analysis of what could influence the themes and cinematography of Episode IX we watched the 1978 film Midnight Express, written by Oliver Stone. A still from the film was found Vic Mahoney's office wall. She was the 2nd unit director for The Rise of Skywalker and her moodboard has provided quite a bit of material about the film.

Links we mentioned:
Nina Gold 7 Career Lessons
The Guardian The Long Read Nina Gold
Nina Gold 2016 BAFTA
Billy Hayes 2015 Interview
Midnight Express Affecting Turkish Tourism
Midnight Express IMDB

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Vundacast Episode 162

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty

Dani and Stephen assemble all the spoilers in Avengers Endgame and express their dissatisfaction with the new Marvel Studios masterpiece by the Russo Bros, armor up Marvel zombies this is our Festivus and we start with the Airing of grievances!


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Vundacast Episode 161

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty

Dani and Stephen have seen Avengers Endgame and every single Marvel Studios film in theaters and now they have things to say.



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Vundacast episode 160






Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty

Dani and Stephen are back from Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019, and we have some stories to tell, experiences to share, and so much swag now. With in this show is our 1st reaction to The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Trailer and our experience as VIP's and being in the front row! In this Rebel Order Replay on the Vundacast, with an intro we could not have spoken about on the Rebel Order. 

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Pre-Ep9 panel Video
Ep9 Livestream Stephen's cut
Ep9 Livestream Pure

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Rise of our SWCC Reaction



Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty

Dani and Stephen are back from Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019, and we have some stories to tell, experiences to share, and so much swag now. With in this show is our 1st reaction to The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Trailer and our experience as VIP's and being in the front row!



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Pre-Ep9 panel Video
Ep9 Livestream Stephen's cut

Ep9 Livestream Pure


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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Top 10 NXT TakeOver (and Arrival) Matches of "All Time" (the past five years, basically)


Welcome to Part 1 of our very special WrestleMania Weekend preview of a piece I have been working on for months upon months now: my top 50 wrestling matches of all time. It's going to be a WHILE before this beast finally comes to fruition as it is currently still in the research stage (I have a pretty good idea of what the top 50 are going to be, there's just a few matches I still want to watch before I start the writing process) but I'm so excited about it that I wanted to give folks a little sneak preview and with WrestleMania Weekend upon us, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so in a way that also simultaneously celebrates the biggest weekend of the wrestling calendar.

All ten of these matches will be featured in the final version of the top 50--and some of them might be higher than you think! It's staggering to think about the fact that NXT has only been around for five years and has only done about 30 TakeOvers (and one Arrival) and yet they've already put on 10 matches that I would consider among the greatest in wrestling history. The incredible storytelling combined with world class wrestling has put NXT in a class of its own these past five years, cementing it as easily one of if not the best wrestling promotion in the world today. These matches are the best of the best...