WWE Hall of Famer and New York Times best-selling author Mick Foley (Mankind, Dude Love, Cactus Jack) will be at the Funny Bone in WestPort Plaza tonight – Thursday, November 21 (TICKETS). The hardcore wrestling legend recently took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with Review STL about his current “Tales of Wrestling Past” tour, as well to as talk about wrestling.
Jeremy: How long have you been on the road now with your current tour?
Mick: The nice thing about the tour is I do whatever sales I feel like doing. 3 nights ago I was in literally my home town. After Columbia and St. Louis, I’ll be out in LA for meetings and then out in Las Vegas. I make my own schedule so whenever i want to perform I pretty much can.
What can people expect from a Mick Foley Stand Up show?
I’m trying to veer away from the idea of stand up. I’ve tried to head that off by calling it “Tales of Wrestling Past.” I know that requires a great leap of faith. If I can reach some of those on the fence and bring them over, I’ve done a good job.
Ron Swanson would feel right at home here.
There are some things that go hand in hand together. Peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter and chocolate. Hell, peanut butter and anything except for people who have an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts. Among these combinations, steak and whiskey gaze lovingly over the land of awesome and the home of the delicious.
I had not heard of this new venture called Gamlin Whiskey House until a colleague told me about the grand opening a few weeks ago. Intrigued, I did some intense researched that involved a long-lost technique known as Googling and found that this was a place that boasted over 250 different types of bourbons, whiskeys, and scotches. Plus, steak! I knew I had to go. Rounding up my buddy Joe, his girlfriend Ashley, and my friend Kat, we ventured out on a Saturday night to peruse this utopia.
Last week, Thor: The Dark World opened in theaters. Given that the movie is part of “Phase Two” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it only seemed fitting that the gents from the ReviewSTL Podcast sit down and run through “Phase One” of the Marvel Films. We also touch on the newest deal between Marvel, Disney, and Netflix.
We talk about Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Avengers. We will even get into what’s coming down the pipe for the rest of Phase 2 (I get a little flustered at the thought of Captain America: The Winter Solider).
What was your favorite part of Phase One? Is there a Marvel property you’d like to see make it’s way to the big screen? Leave a comment one the Facebook page or below.
For months now, gamers have waited and waited for the new PlayStation 4 to be released, and if you were not one of the few who pre-ordered you system, you may have been left out in the cold. Luckily, I was fortunate to come across a system for the $400 price tag, so I snagged it up.
Like most, I was anxiously waiting for the Friday release date, and hurried home after work to set up my system. Surprisingly to me, the system set up was quite simple and easy. It only took me about 15-20 minutes to set up my system. I opted to go with my own HDMI chord, although one was provided in the box, along with one controller. I decided to purchase a few games using Amazon’s buy two, get one free offer. Being a huge football fan, Madden 25 was a no brainer for me. I also purchased NBA 2k14, Battlefield 4 and Killzone. None of the titles have disappointed.
Dallas Buyers Club uses a pair of stellar, Academy Award worthy performances to overcome an at times mundane screenplay. Matthew McConaughey stars as Ron Woodroof, a badass bull riding cowboy who like most in 1985, didn’t realize the AIDS epidemic was going to change the world. McConaughey does a fine job showcasing Woodroof’s wild side of boozing, having sex with multiple women, and coke snorting that led to his near self-destruction. I forgot to mention that he is also homophobic, which makes his business-friendship with fellow HIV-positive transsexual Rayon, played by Jared Leto, all the more surprising. Leto picks a fine role to make his return to the big screen. I honestly felt that Leto’s performance was even better than MacConaughey’s.
While much has been said about both actors’ extreme weight loss, which was to say the least, extreme, it was both performances’ that will undoubtedly earn both Oscar nominations. I am convinced that Leto will win for his supporting role; he’s that good in the film. I sat completely in awe of Leto’s character during the entire film. MacConaughey’s character is so rotten at times during the beginning of the film, it was hard to like him, or even feel sorry for him. But, that is where the movie is at its best. “DBC” is not trying to make you feel sorry for the characters that have been given a death sentence of an AIDS diagnosis; it is trying to share their story of survival, and the lengths that they went to get these unproven drugs, that sometimes did more damage than good to their bodies.