WWE Mattel Rusev and Lana Battle Pack figure review

One of the longstanding trademarks of wrestling is matching the Beauty and the Beast. Typically, the brutish obnoxious guy bosses around a drop-dead gorgeous woman who, due to some inexplicable devotion, dutifully takes his verbal abuse.

It was pretty cool to see the WWE actually doing something different with “The Ravishing Russian” Lana and “The Bulgarian Brute” Rusev.  Lana controlled his path of rage and he listened to her every word even going as far as adopting Russia as his home country.

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credit: wwe.com

But for all its talk, the WWE only has room for one strong and powerful woman (whose initials are SM if you need a hint) so Lana eventually became a passive, weak character constantly getting yelled at by Rusev and frequently leaving his side in tears.

That won’t be the case in my wrestling federation though so I was happy to stumble across the Battle Pack featuring the WWE’s other power couple. My main focus here is on Lana since I’m primarily an Elite collector and already have the well done Elite 34 Rusev. Does this pack crush or is this a one figure set? Let’s find out! Continue reading WWE Mattel Rusev and Lana Battle Pack figure review

‘Vacation’ review – skip this road trip

It’s rarely a good sign when you’ve reached the point of prolonged silence and eye rolling that you decide to start counting the number of times a comedy makes you laugh.

‘Vacation,’ a relaunch no one demanded, hits the road hoping to revive the same spirit of family unity and hi-jinks of the beloved series starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo instead takes a wrong turn and gets lost on Painfully Unfunny Junction. Continue reading ‘Vacation’ review – skip this road trip

New on Blu-Ray/DVD for July 28, 2015

Home - Blu ray coverHome – Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Jennifer Lopez star in this fairly well-received animated family film about an alien who strikes an unlikely friendship with a little girl while trying to get home.

While it’s nothing especially new, it’s nice to see DreamWorks having a minority as the main character.
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‘Mission: Impossible’ review – the original still delivers top thrills

Kicking off one of the most popular franchises in the last 20 years, ‘Mission: Impossible’ still holds up as a fun, unique entry in the action spy genre and launched Tom Cruise’s second career arc as an action megastar. Continue reading ‘Mission: Impossible’ review – the original still delivers top thrills

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