SATURDAY NIGHT DIVA-LITA
Saturday Night Diva-Lita
aka Angelica, Miss Congeniality
She was born on April 14, 1975 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
She was trained by Dory Funk, Jr., Ricky Santana and Kevin Quinn
She made her debut in 1999
She retired in 2006
Lita Bomb (Sheer drop release powerbomb)
Lita DDT (Snap DDT)
Reverse Twist of Fate (Inverted facelock neckbreaker slam)
Twist of Fate (Front facelock cutter)
Why she is the Saturday Night Diva:
Is it because she elevated the careers of any male wrestler she had association with, including Matt Hardy, Kane, Randy Orton and of course, Edge? Is it because she got in the ring and pulled off moonsaults, hurricanranas, suicide dives and superplexes (to name a few of the many moves in her repertoire) better than a lot of the men? How about being a 4-time WWF/WWE Women’s Champion and her classic feud with Trish Stratus over the rights to the title. Perhaps it is her inspiration of a young AJ Lee to become a professional wrestler and put her own stamp on the business. Maybe it’s because she’s a WWE Hall of Famer. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because she is a bona fide, 100 per cent deserved legend in the world of women’s professional wrestling. There is hot, smoking’ hot and then there is Lita Hot. She is in a class by herself and she is the Saturday Night Diva.
Synopsis: Desperate for some post-graduation cash, party girl Ana (Ona Casamiquela, Eva) answers a babysitting ad. She arrives for an interview at the elegant home of Diamantina (Luisa Gavasa, Flesh Memories), a former child prodigy pianist who is now an eccentric old woman who collects antique toys and dolls. Ana is disturbed by Diamantina’s odd behavior and horrified to discover that her child, Elisa (Ana Turpin, Bandolero), is not a child but rather a deranged woman her own age. Before Ana really understands what’s happening, she finds herself trapped in the house and made to serve as Elisa’s new toy – a toy that like many others before it may well be broken.
Well that’s just creepy, huh? Movies that feature a man- or in this case womanchild character have always tended to get under my skin and this one looks like it’s going to dig pretty deep. Directed by Juanra Fernandez and distributed by Dark Sky Films, Para Elisa has been making the rounds of the festival circuit since 2012 and is set for a release on DVD and VOD on September 1st. As always, enjoy the trailer below.
First-time director David Fincher disowned the film, citing constant studio interference and actually walked out of production before final editing began. He did preside over a rough cut that became the basis for the ‘Assembly Cut’, a longer version of the movie later released on DVD and Blu-ray.
To think that at one point in my life I had a strong dislike for this movie. I was young and stupid but have long mended my ways. I watch this movie every year and that will never cease.
ALT-POSTR-MONDAY: THE GODFATHER
Lure Design Inc.
SATURDAY NIGHT KNOCKOUT-TARYN TERRELL
Saturday Knockout-Taryn Terrell
She was born on December 28, 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana
She was trained by Dusty Rhodes, Steve Keirn and Tom Prichard
She made her debut in 2007
Taryn Cutter (Running cutter)
Why she’s the Saturday Night Knockout:
Remember when Taryn Terrell was Tiffany, the general manager of WWE’s pathetic version of ECW? She disappeared from TV for a while before resurfacing in TNA under her own name as a referee for the Knockouts Division. Moving up to active competition she had some excellent matches against Gail Kim. She finally won the TNA Knockouts Championship in a three-way dance against Gail and Havok. She turned heel against Awesome Kong with interference from Jade and Marti Bell, retaining her title in the process and becoming the third and leading member of The Dollhouse. She seems to relish her bad girl role having ‘broken’ the hand of Gail Kim and performing other nefarious deeds in order to hang onto her title. She finally lost it to Brooke Adams but not before becoming the longest reigning Knockouts Champion in TNA history at 279 days. That, fellow wrestling fans, is why Taryn Terrell is the Saturday Night Knockout.
Synopsis: Set in New England circa 1630, ‘The Witch’ follows a farmer who gets cast out of his colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen-the animals turn violent, the crops fail, and one of the children disappears, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to point the finger at teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies…but as circumstances become more and more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
The VVitch stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, and Kate Dickie. It’s the debut feature film of writer-director Robert Eggers. It’s been on the festival circuit, henceforth the rating on IMDb.com. The trailer has been making it’s way around the internet for the past couple of days and, as impressed as I was and as eager as I am to see this movie, I figured why not join in. A friend and fellow blogger mentioned to me that it’s too bad that we have to wait until 2016 to see it. Enjoy the trailer and the poster below.
This is post number 1, 000 for me here at Written in Blood. No big speech; just a big thank you to everyone who helped me get this far by taking an interest in what I do. No names necessary; you know who you are. From the bottom of my heart I say thank you.*
When filming the scene with Newt in the duct, Carrie Henn kept deliberately blowing her scene so she could slide down the vent, which she later called a slide three stories tall. James Cameron finally dissuaded her by saying that if she completed the shot, she could play on it as much as she wanted. She did, and he kept his promise.
*This wasn’t supposed to be posted until Wednesday, August 19. I don’t know what happened but here is A-Z Trivia Wednesday a day early.