Saturday, June 29, 2019

Short Film Spotlight: BREATHE (2019)


Welcome back to another installment of SHORT FILM SPOTLIGHT, where I highlight some of the best short films out there.  This week, I take a look at the powerfully dramatic short film... BREATHE.

I recently discovered this brilliant and emotional short film after listening to the writer and director, Devon Stewart, talk about it on an episode of a podcast I listen to called Collider Live. He spoke about this being his directorial debut, and if I hadn’t known that, I never would have guessed it. Breathe is a stunning piece of filmmaking, on every level. Devon Stewart proved that he is made for this, as his eye for composition and his ability to pull emotion from the audience is blatantly evident here.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

SUMMER FILM CHALLENGE 2019


May is here, and you know what that means? The summer movie season has officially started, and what better way to celebrate than with a friendly competition! So I present to you all the Merc With A Movie Blog Summer Film Challenge!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Talkin' Schmoedown #15: #1 CONTENDER MATCH BIBBIANI vs ERWIN vs ROCHA + JTE vs JONATHAN HARRIS


Episode 15 of Talkin' Schmoedown is upon us, and this week I breakdown the stipulation match between JTE and Jonathan Harris, the #1 contender match of William Bibbiani vs Ethan Erwin vs John Rocha, and I talk about some big news throughout the week, as well as last week's Inside Schmoedown with The Outlaw himself, John Rocha!

All this and more on this week's Talkin' Schmoedown!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

After Live #10: STAR WARS, SOUND CLIPS, & THE RETURN OF JOSH & SINÉAD


Episode 10 of After Live, the unofficial Collider Live after show, is officially here this week your host, Mike, breaks down the week in Collider Live with his co-hosts Shawn and Wade. They cover everything including Star Wars, Jon Favreau's Lion King, the return of Sinéad de Vries, and so much more!

So, sit back and relax, because After Live is back, and better than ever!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Movie Review: PET SEMATARY (2019)


Throughout my years as a movie lover, there’s been one genre that has always grabbed my interest, and that genre is horror.  I’ve been a horror fan ever since I can remember, from watching classics like Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween, to more modern day horror like Paranormal Activity and The Conjuring, and even sci-fi driven horror like Jurassic Park and Alien.  It’s the one genre where I’ll give just about anything a try, including remakes.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Talkin' Schmoedown #14: JEANNINE THE MACHINE vs STACY HOWARD + INKY & THE BRAIN vs THE MOVIE GUYS


Episode 14 of Talkin' Schmoedown is upon us, and this week I breakdown the tag team match between Inky & the Brain (Devon Stewart & Rachel Silvestrini) and The Movie Guys (Adam Witt & Paul Preston), the grudge match of Jeannine the Machine vs Sassy Stacy Howard, and talk about some big news throughout the week, as well as last week's Inside Schmoedown with "Tricky" Tom Dagnino!

All this and more on this week's Talkin' Schmoedown!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

After Live #9: KURT RUSSELL, ZOOBILEE ZOO & THE ROAST OF JOSH MACUGA


Episode 9 of After Live, the unofficial Collider Live after show, is officially here this week your host, Mike, breaks down the week in Collider Live with his co-host Wade. They cover everything from John Oliver's wrestling talk, Josh Macuga's controversial opinions, the 80's classic Zoobilee Zoo, and so much more!

So, sit back and relax, because After Live is back, and better than ever!

Talkin' Schmoedown #13: FREE 4 ALL III + JAY WASHINGTON vs KEVIN SMETS


Episode 13 of Talkin' Schmoedown is upon us, and this week is a big one, as I discuss one of the biggest events of the year... FREE 4 ALL!!! 40 competitors took the stage, but only one came out victorious.

I also breakdown the Innergeekdom grudge match between Jay Washington and Kevin Smets, some big news throughout the week, as well as talk about last week's Inside Schmoedown with Smets' manager Kaiser!

All this and more on this week's Talkin' Schmoedown!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

After Live #8: HEATED ARGUMENTS & THE DIRECTIONALLY CHALLENGED


Episode 8 of After Live, the unofficial Collider Live after show, is officially here this week your host, Mike, breaks down the week in Collider Live with co-hosts Shawn and Wade. They cover everything from Spielberg joining up with Apple TV+, the events of the Schmoedown Free 4 All, Roxy's distrust of her GPS, and so much more!

So, sit back and relax, because After Live is back, and better than ever!

Friday, March 29, 2019

After Live Bonus Episode: Exclusive Interview with David B. & Thrawn


The After Live crew is back with an exclusive interview with two of the most infamous Collider Live fans out there... musical sensations David B and Thrawn!

So sit back and enjoy this in-depth discussion with the guys who made Clickbait, Can I Come, and Chicken & Beer more than just some funny soundbites!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Talkin' Schmoedown #12: SHIREWOLVES vs CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, JOHN ROCHA vs MARC ANDREYKO


On this week's episode of Talkin' Schmoedown, I cover all the happenings from the latest week in the Movie Trivia Schmoedown! We see Winston Marshall vs Emily Rose Jacobson in their debut Innergeekdom match, John Rocha vs Marc Andreyko, & the tag team title match between the Shirewolves (Clarke Wolfe & Rachel Cushing) and Critically Acclaimed (William Bibbiani & Witney Seibold)!

I also dive into some news throughout the week, as well as Inside Schmoedown with special guest William "The Beast" Bibbiani.

All this and more on this week's Talkin' Schmoedown!

Monday, March 25, 2019

After Live #7: STU, JUAN ROACHA, & THE RETURN OF AFTER LIVE!!!


Episode 7 of the unofficial Collider Live after show is officially here and with it comes a whole new cast of characters!

Join our new host, Mike, as he breaks down the week in Collider Live with co-hosts Shawn and Wade. They cover everything from Stu the Subway Poll Licker, their favorite places to get pizza, Reilly's hair, and so much more!

So, sit back and relax, because After Live is back, and better than ever!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Talkin' Schmoedown #11: KORRUPTION vs WORLD'S FINEST & LIZ SHANNON MILLER vs DEMI ADEJUYIGBE



On this week's episode of Talkin' Schmoedown, I cover all the happenings from the latest week in the Movie Trivia Schmoedown! We got Korruption (Mike Kalinowski & Chance Ellison) vs World's Finest (Winston Marshall & Eric Zipper), as well as the singles debut match between Liz Shannon Miller and Demi Adejuyigbe.

I also dive into some news throughout the week, as well as Inside Schmoedown with special guest Jay Washington.

All this and more on this week's Talkin' Schmoedown!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Talkin' Schmoedown #10: SCHMOEDOWN THROWDOWN!!!


On this week's episode of Talkin' Schmoedown, I cover all the happenings from the latest live event show, the Schmoedown Throwdown! We got the Odd Couple (Jeff Sneider & Marc Andreyko) vs the Scream Queens (Haleigh Foutch & Kalyn Corrigan) and the Innergeekdom Championship Match between Mike Kalinowski and Rachel Cushing.

I also dive into some news throughout the week, as well as Inside Schmoedown with special guest Stacy Howard.

All this and more on this week's Talkin' Schmoedown!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

After Live #6: ROXY VS. ROCKY - BATTLE OF THE CENTURY


Episode 6 of AFTER LIVE is here with all the greatness that is Collider Live! This week there was a lot to discuss, including Oscars results, a Masters of the Universe movie, and the WWE returns of both Batista and Roman Reigns!

All this and much, much more on a brand new episode of AFTER LIVE!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Talkin' Schmoedown #9: KEVIN SMETS VS DAVID MOORE & WITNEY SEIBOLD VS DAVID DEL RIO


On the latest episode of Talkin' Schmoedown, I break down the Innergeekdom match between newcomers Kevin Smets and David Moore as well as the singles debut match between Witney Seibold and another newcomer, David del Rio.

All this and more on this week's Talkin' Schmoedown!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

After Live #5: THE RETURN OF BRETT & THE STINKY MIC


On episode 5 of AFTER LIVE, I dive into this shortened week of kookiness that is Collider Live! This week there was a lot to discuss, including the upcoming Oscars, a Hulk Hogan biopic, and even an Obi-Wan TV series!

All this and much, much more on a brand new episode of AFTER LIVE!