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Happy Thanksgiving, Site Updates Resume January 1st

November 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving everyone (well my fellow American’s anyway). Maintenance is still being done on the site, but to be honest it has been a crawl because of things like Fallout 4 and I’ve binge watched every episode of The Walking Dead (which I had never seen prior) to get caught up in time for this Sunday’s mid-season finale. Plus some other stuff that isn’t going to cool down until the new year. So, officially, site updates will resume on January 1st and maintenance will definitely be done by then as well. Having said that, I still may have an occasional post here [...]

TCM Movie of the Week: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of my favorite channels is TCM, Turner Classic Movies. There’s a simple reason for that, it’s one of the only channels that shows classic movies (that aren’t necessarily Westerns). So I think it fitting that, since Vortex Effect now has its Classics Appreciation Wednesday, that I pick one movie each week to recommend watching on TCM. As this is a Wednesday feature, the “week” runs from Wednesday to Tuesday. This week, TCM is paying tribute to the late, great Maureen O’Hara with a marathon of her classic movies on Friday. It just makes sense then that [...]

Classic Wrestling Match of the Week: Gorgeous George vs. Hans Schnable (11/03/1950)

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wednesday’s are now Classics Appreciation Wednesday’s here on Vortex Effect, and that means old school wrestling gets some love too. This week we’re going all the way back to 1950, but I should stress that the Match of the Week won’t always be quite that old school. Most weeks will probably feature a match from either the 70s or the 80s. This week’s match features a true pioneer who became mainstream and one of the most recognizable stars the industry has ever produced, the one and only Gorgeous George. So, here’s Gorgeous George taking on Hans Schnable in [...]

Introducing Classics Appreciation Wednesday’s + Maintenance Note

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Quick site announcement here. This Wednesday, we’re starting “Classics Appreciation Wednesday’s” here on Vortex Effect. As a result, the “Now Gaming” feature will be moving to a new day. To start with, beginning this Wednesday, we’ll have four features: Classic Gaming Quick Review Classic Wrestling Match of the Week Classic Music Spotlight TCM Movie of the Week In January, we’ll be bringing back the old “Classic Cinema Wednesday” review series… which will be shorter reviews than the previous ones. Why? Because there’s [...]

New Game Releases For the Week of November 15th – 21st

November 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

Here’s the rundown of new games releasing this week. November 17th: – Star Wars Battlefront (PS4, XONE, PC) – Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PS4, PSV) – Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Wii U, X360, PS3) – Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (PS4, XONE, Wii U, PS3, X360, 3DS) – Moco Moco Friends (3DS) – Stella Glow (3DS) – Dead Pool (XONE, PS4) – HTR+ Slot Car Simulator (PSV) – Super Star Wars (PS4) November 18th: – Hard West (PC, MAC) November 19th: – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (PC) – Celestial Tear: [...]

In Theaters This Week: November 15th – 21st

November 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

Looking to hit the theater this week but don’t know what to see? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a look at the new releases hitting the big screen this week. As always, not everything on the list is playing in all areas, so check your local box office to see exactly what’s coming to your area. Monday, November 16th: 3:13 – From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000’s. A drama based on true events. Wednesday, November 18th: Democrats – A Suspenseful Look at [...]

New Blu-ray Releases For November 15th – 21st

November 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

We live in the age of streaming, and yet if you're a true videophile then you know that physical media is just vastly superior to the streaming options. You spent all that money on that nice TV, why not spend some on Blu-rays to watch with superior video and audio quality? Plus you don't have all that nasty compression, and you get to enjoy a higher bitrate. These are new releases coming to Blu-ray this week. [...]

WWE Network Pick of the Week: Nick Bockwinkel Spotlight

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Early this morning, news broke that one of the all time greats in the wrestling industry, Nick Bockwinkel, passed away at the age of 80 due to health issues. Bockwinkel had a career that spanned over four decades and he was a mainstay and top draw for the American Wrestling Association, holding the AWA Championship on four occasions. Outside of AWA, in his retired from active competition years, Bockwinkel worked for WWE as a road agent and occassional commentator, and for WCW as the on-screen commissioner. Nick was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. For our WWE Network Pick of the [...]

Weekend Box Office Report November 13th – 15th: Spectre Wins Again

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Weak competition last week meant that “Spectre” and “The Peanuts Movie” got to stay in the top two spots at the box office over the weekend. “Spectre” held strong in the top spot for the second straight week, bringing in over $35.4 million, bringing its domestic gross up to $130,700,181 and its total worldwide gross to over $543,800,181. “The Peanuts Movie” meanwhile pulled in $24.2 million to hold on to the second spot, bringing its domestic gross to $82,489,856 and its worldwide gross to $90,598,932. The Christmas romantic comedy “Love [...]

Wrestling Legend Nick Bockwinkel Passes Away at 80

November 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

Some sad news came out early this morning that one of the all-time greats in professional wrestling, AWA legend and WWE Hall-of-Famer Nick Bockwinkel, has passed away at age 80. The news was first reported by Morgan Dollar, the Executive Vice President of the Cauliflower Alley Club, an organization which Bockwinkel was once President of. You can see their announcement below: It is with a heavy heart the Cauliflower Alley Club announces that “The Greatest AWA World Champion of All Time” and former CAC President and WWE Hall Of Famer, Nicholas “Nick” Bockwinkel, passed away Saturday [...]

Top 5 Countdown: Audrey Hepburn Films

November 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Welcome to the first installment of a new weekly list feature here on Vortex Effect. Each Thursday, we’ll be counting down the top five something from the world of video games, movies, television, or wrestling. For this first installment, I can think of no one better for the “top five” spotlight to shine on than the incomparable Audrey Hepburn. So with that said, ladies and gentlemen, these are the Top 5 Audrey Hepburn Films. This has been a feature idea I’ve been kicking around for a while, and the only constant with it has been the subject for the first one. Audrey [...]

WWE Smackdown 11/12/15 Preview: WWE Championship Tournament Continues

November 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s a non-spoiler rundown of the matches taped on Tuesday in Manchester, England for tonight’s WWE Smackdown television show. Braun Strowman vs. Fandango. King Barrett vs. Neville in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament match. Ryback vs. Kalisto in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament match. Alberto Del Rio vs. Stardust in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament match. The Uso Brothers vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Smackdown airs tonight at 7pm CT on SyFy. Smith’s Sentiment: Not a very good looking card, and an overall weak first round for [...]
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