"More than making money, it's about competing in my prime. And, to have 18 months off, and to try and hold us out until next June for the actual season, I don't agree with it at all, and that's kinda when I'm speaking out for everybody on the roster at PFL." … [Read more...] about MMA Star Lance Palmer To PFL, Book Me A Fight, Or Release Me From My Contract!!
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GULMAN: Yeah. My process with stand-up over the past several years has been to talk a lot of stuff out on stage, record it, and then transcribe it, and then make adjustments and add things. So, I’ve been able to catch up on so many tour dates that I hadn’t had time to listen to. That’s been really helpful, but mostly, I’ve been working on my memoir of my experiences from grade school and high school. That’s been great, but it’s another case where I have this challenge, and I have to tell myself, “You’ve felt inept and incompetent with things before, and you’ve overcome it. So, just ride this out.” I’m starting to turn a corner now, so I feel really good about what I’ve written so far. … [Read more...] about Gary Gulman & Judd Apatow On ‘The Great Depresh’ & The Importance Of Addressing Mental Illness In Storytelling
Getting out didn’t mean going back to normal. Some of the survivors of the Station fire will never work again, breathe properly, feed themselves or tan on a beach. Widowed, they raise children on disability checks that don’t reach poverty level, and they contemplate bankruptcy. Skin grafts make them itch, like junkies attacking their scabs –— if their fingers work at all. Then there are the nightmares, over and over again, of marching flame and smoke. People stare at them in public, at the bandannas that cover their hairless heads, at their red, claw-like hands, their lack of certain facial features, their melted ears. They’re depressed, guilt-ridden and angry, and to most Americans outside the small, insular state of Rhode Island, they’re invisible, forgotten casualties of a forgotten brand of rock & roll. They are a collection of blue-collar music fans – contractors, Wal-Mart workers, strippers, struggling musicians – who made the … [Read more...] about The Station Fire: One Year Later
Disney also took the second and third spots this weekend with Black Panther ($110,000) and Inside Out ($106,000), respectively. Last year at this time, Spider-Man: Far From Home was still taking in millions of dollars, while cinema fans were anxiously awaiting Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to open in theaters. A lot has changed since then and it's unclear when we're all going to get back to some form of normalcy at the moment, though Disney and Warner Bros. are pushing for it to happen next month with the release of the Mulan live-action movie and Christopher Nolan's Tenet. … [Read more...] about The Empire Strikes Back Wins the Weekend Box Office for First Time in 2 Decades
Too Hot to Handle (Netflix)When Netflix’s cloistered-dating show Love Is Blind came out last month, many opined that it was perfect for the quarantine era, as it mirrored our inability to forge physical connections. They hadn’t yet seen Too Hot to Handle, which, years from now, will either be the subject of multiple college theses about the 2020s, or go down in history as one of the most flaming piles of garbage of all time. The premise: An international cast of 10 horny, hard-bodied singles are sent to a resort believing they’re participating in a Love Island-esque dating show, only to have the rug pulled out from under them when their virtual den mother (basically an AI bowling pin) reveals they can collectively win $100,000 if they don’t participate in any sexual activity for the duration of their stay. Not even kissing. In theory, this prohibition is supposed to teach the cast how to forge stable relationships based on something other than sex; in practice, … [Read more...] about Vampires, Cops, and Aliens: More Staff Picks for Quarantine Viewing