Inside Pulse http://insidepulse.com A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:15:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse no A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://insidepulse.com 10 Thoughts On… Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Episode 10 Review http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/10-thoughts-on-survivor-san-juan-del-sur-episode-10-review/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/10-thoughts-on-survivor-san-juan-del-sur-episode-10-review/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:15:34 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=2004969 1. The most insane episode of the season and one of the best episodes of all-time. For everyone who said that this season wasn’t the best, this one episode might have saved the entire thing.

2. Jon owes his entire Survivor life to Natalie. I genuinely don’t think he would have used the idol if she didn’t tip him off. Now the question becomes whether or not that was her best move. On one hand, she managed to flush out both Jon and Keith’s idols while still keeping hers. On the other, she kept the strongest physical player still in the game along with his girlfriend. I honestly believe that this move will come back to haunt Natalie. Jon proved that he has no qualms with turning on allies when he voted Jeremy off last week and I believe that he will soon recognize that Natalie is his biggest threat.

3. I really respect the fact that Wes told his dad to use the idol and didn’t allow him to sacrifice it for him. Wes was right when he said that Keith found it and should use it.

4. Speaking of Wes, they didn’t show him at all on Exile Island. That must be a first right?

5. Let’s talk about Reed. While the New Yorker hasn’t gotten a lot of screentime, it’s clear that he was always a silent and sitting assassin, capable of striking at anytime. While we may have thought that he was boring when Survivor San Juan del Sur started, now we can all clearly see what he was doing. Reed was simply biding his time. While Josh took many of the bullets, Reed knew that his moment would arrive and it definitely did in Episode 10. While you might question why I am giving him credit when his brilliant scheme to eliminate Jon didn’t work, that isn’t the point. Keith’s idiocy to openly say ‘stick to the plan’ at tribal council showed the male alliance’s hand and that wasn’t Reed’s fault. If Keith had kept quiet, Jon would be sitting on the jury and Reed would basically have complete control of the game. You must give credit where credit is due.

6. On social media, many were questioning why Reed chose to sacrifice his reward for Missy when the strategy didn’t work for Jeremy last week. There is a marked difference between the two scenarios. While Jeremy and Natalie sacrificed their reward for Jon and Jaclyn last week, it was because they simply wanted to be nice to their alliance members. Reed’s decision was far more calculated. He knew that he needed to pitch Keith on the plan to oust Jon and he used his opportunity perfectly. Another great decision on an episode that Reed owned from beginning to end.

7. Natalie was all kinds of hilarious in this episode. Ordering Jeff to bring her what she wanted to eat to step off in the immunity challenge. The spitting incident. Telling Baylor to forget about the damn water and that they were going to look for the idol clue (using Baylor’s own clue!) Spectacular.

8. We can pretty much see how things will play out now. Next week’s episode is two hours and I am quite sure that two of Reed/Alec/Keith will be dumped.

9. While I have maintained that Jon will win this season from the first episode, the editing was so great tonight that even I started to question my own call. I don’t know who is editing this season of Survivor, but I want whoever it is to edit every reality show that I watch.

10. I have goosebumps. This is why we watch reality tv.

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Take a look at full Battleworld Map from Marvel Comics’ Upcoming 2015 Secret Wars http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/take-a-look-at-full-battleworld-map-from-marvel-comics-upcoming-2015-secret-wars/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/take-a-look-at-full-battleworld-map-from-marvel-comics-upcoming-2015-secret-wars/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:30:32 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=2004837 CBR has posted a huge look at the full Battleworld (though there are still a few “Classified” secrets left) spanning all over the many, many universes as part of Marvel Comics’ 2015 Secret Wars.

Click on the map to see the full blown up version!

I can’t even pretend to be able to identify each of the world represented, but somethings that jumped out at me are New Quack City (HOWARD THE DUCK), Marville (dear god…why??), King James England (1602), and Monarchy of M (House of M). Also, I love that New York contains both the 616 and Ultimate Marvel universes.

This actually was a really effective teaser for me.  I’ve said a few times, I am not much of a Hickman fan, but I am definitely real curious how this whole Secret Wars thing will play out.
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10 Thoughts On… Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Episode 9 Review http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/10-thoughts-on-survivor-san-juan-del-sur-episode-9-review/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/10-thoughts-on-survivor-san-juan-del-sur-episode-9-review/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:08:35 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=2004950 1. The most valuable players this season have been the editors. Jeremy’s dismissal was one that no one really saw coming especially because he was being portrayed as the likely winner of the season. The firefighter was instrumental in uniting the single players still left in the game and managed to best his rival, Josh, last week. Just when it appeared he had cleared his path for the endgame, he was betrayed by Jon and Jaclyn in an episode that was certainly the best of the season thus far.

2. The fact that the couples refuse to work together is absolutely shocking. Whatever their differences may be, Missy/Baylor, Keith/Wes, Jon/Jaclyn should certainly be voting as a bloc, but now I believe that their opportunity might be lost.

3. While Reed hasn’t received a lot of airtime this season, he should be heralded as the MVP of the episode as he managed to save himself from an almost certain elimination. While I have never been a fan of players going through the personal belongings of other players, you can’t really blame Reed for doing whatever he had to. That said, it was pretty idiotic of Keith to leave the clue to his hidden immunity idol in his bag.

4. There has been a lot of discussion about whether Jon and Jaclyn made the right move and why they would turn on Jeremy at this point in the game. My thoughts on this seem to waver. Initially and like most of you, I thought it was too early for them to flip and that there was no need to do so as they could have used Missy/Baylor to eliminate Jeremy after they took out Keith, Wes and Reed. With that said, Jeremy has been pretty open about the fact that his plan was to separate the game’s power couple and with the benefit of knowing that, I definitely think they made the right call.

5. To be honest, I didn’t think Jon had the guts to make such a big move this early in the game and he should be respected for it. While I am sure he is the nicest guy in the world as he appears, it’s satisfying to know that he doesn’t mind showing his teeth when he needs to.

6. I am quite worried about Natalie now that Jeremy is gone. Anyone else?

7. I have zero doubt that Jon or Jacyln will win Survivor Juan del Sur. No one else has been edited as the winner. Could you really see anyone else being named as the sole survivor at this point? I really can’t see it.

8. It is interesting to see how Wes received a lot of airtime at the beginning of the season and specifically how he was the one who figured out who John Rocker was. Since then, we rarely see anything from him aside from how good he is at the challenges.

9. I don’t know why Baylor reminds me of Sierra so much.

10. I know next season isn’t Legends but man, do I wish it was.

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Thiago Tavares Undergoes Emergency Knee Surgery, Rematch With Nik Lentz Still A Go http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/thiago-tavares-undergoes-emergency-knee-surgery-rematch-with-nik-lentz-still-a-go/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/thiago-tavares-undergoes-emergency-knee-surgery-rematch-with-nik-lentz-still-a-go/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:47:01 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=2004948 Even though the UFC only announced the rematch between Thiago Tavares and Nik Lentz yesterday, today Tavares was forced to undergo emergency knee surgery in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

“Just woke up in the Baia Sul hospital after undergoing emergency surgery with Dr. Luis Fernando Funchal,” Tavares posted on his Instagram on Wednesday morning. “Thanks to him, I will be 100 percent to fight on Feb. 14, representing my city and my country in the UFC.”

MMAFighting.com spoke to Tavares’ manager, Alex Davis, who said that the featherweight had to have a cyst removed immediately, claiming that the injury is “nothing serious” and that the match with Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 60 is still on.

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UFC Books Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta For UFC 183 http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/ufc-books-joe-lauzon-vs-al-iaquinta-for-ufc-183/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/ufc-books-joe-lauzon-vs-al-iaquinta-for-ufc-183/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:43:35 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=2004946 The UFC 183 card just keeps getting better and better.

MMAFighting.com has confirmed that Joe Lauzon (24-9) will meet Al Iaquinta (10-3-1) in Las Vegas on January 31.

Lauzon (who has won his last two fights), was originally supposed to fight Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 on Nov. 15, but was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injured ribs.

Iaquinta bested Ross Pearson via TKO earlier this month after also stopping Rodrigo Damm in September.

The fight is believed to have title implications.
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Norifumi Yamamoto Set To Return To UFC After Three-Year Absence http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/norifumi-yamamoto-set-to-return-to-ufc-after-three-year-absence/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/norifumi-yamamoto-set-to-return-to-ufc-after-three-year-absence/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:38:06 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=2004944 The Kid is coming back.

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, has signed a new deal with the UFC that will see him return to the organization after a three-year sabbatical.

The 37-year-old Yamamoto (18-6, 1 no contest) takes on Roman Salazar (9-3) in a match announced today by UFC’s Japan office that will take place at UFC 184 on February 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Yamamoto hasn’t been seen since UFC 144 on February 26, 2012, at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. In that match, the Japanese fighter was submitted in the first round by Vaughan Lee. It was his third UFC loss in a row.
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Renan Barao Promises Different Result In Rematch With Dillashaw, Says Champion Would ‘Crap His Pants’ In Another Showdown http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/renan-barao-promises-different-result-in-rematch-with-dillashaw-says-champion-would-crap-his-pants-in-another-showdown/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/renan-barao-promises-different-result-in-rematch-with-dillashaw-says-champion-would-crap-his-pants-in-another-showdown/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:34:12 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=2004942 Renan Barao hasn’t forgotten the fact that T.J. Dillashaw knocked him out in May to become the UFC’s new bantamweight champion.

Barao is preparing to return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Brazil on December 20 and is excited for his first match in Brazil under the UFC banner.

“Fighting in Brazil for the first time is amazing,” Barao said. “I’m well trained, doing an excellent camp. Every fight is important. Just to have the opportunity to go in there and show my work is amazing. I’m really happy with the opportunity to fight here.”

Barao said that had he been given the chance to defend the title in his backyard, the result would have been completely different and that he looks forward to meeting Dillashaw in Brazil one day.

“I think he would crap his pants,” Barao said. “Fighting in the United States is easy. I want to see him fighting me in Brazil. It’s completely different.

“Dillashaw is talking too much crap. If we fight again, you can be sure it will be completely different,” he continued. “When we fight again, he will see the real champion. I don’t like to make jokes, talk trash. I like to show my work inside the cage, show the best Renan Barao possible. (Dillashaw) can enjoy that belt for now, because it’s coming back to Brazil soon.”
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The Vampire Diaries Spoilers: Is There Hope For Bonnie & Damon? http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/the-vampire-diaries-spoilers-is-there-hope-for-bonnie-damon/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/the-vampire-diaries-spoilers-is-there-hope-for-bonnie-damon/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:29:20 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=2004940 Vampire Diaries fans be forgiven if they think it is a sign that a 'Bamon' reunion is imminent?]]> Now that Damon has recovered Bonnie’s bear, should Vampire Diaries fans be forgiven if they think it is a sign that a ‘Bamon’ reunion is imminent?

Despite Elena’s desire, Damon still is solely concentrated on bringing Bonnie back and Ian Somerhalder believes that things could heat up if his character is successful.

“There’s an extraordinarily thin line between love and hate,” Somerhalder told TVLine.com. “Due to the fact that these two hated each other, and had so many connections … it only seemed appropriate that they would be given a chance, due to the dynamics of their relationship.”
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Jane The Virgin Spoilers: Problems Ahead For Jane & Rafael http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/jane-the-virgin-spoilers-problems-ahead-for-jane-rafael/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/jane-the-virgin-spoilers-problems-ahead-for-jane-rafael/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:25:37 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=2004938 Jane The Virgin couple.]]> While fans are joyous over Jane and Rafael making it official, there are problems ahead for everyone’s favorite Jane The Virgin couple.

“I’m surprised at how quickly they put Jane and Rafael together!” Justin Baldoni told E! Online in a recent interview. “I was a little worried about it, but it’s okay. They’re going to have to break them up at some point and bring Michael back into play but I think it’s a really solid preview of what Jane and Rafael’s relationship would look like.”
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Teen Wolf Spoilers: Tyler Posey Previews What’s Ahead http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/teen-wolf-spoilers-tyler-posey-previews-whats-ahead/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/11/26/teen-wolf-spoilers-tyler-posey-previews-whats-ahead/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:23:36 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=2004936 Teen Wolf will feature something that the show has never done.]]> In a recent interview, Tyler Posey promises that the next season of Teen Wolf will feature something that the show has never done.

“It’s going to be badass. Like, it’s another thing we haven’t done before,” Posey said. “I’m really excited. It’s cool because I know nothing about the season, I only know one part of it. But it’s so badass that I would watch the entire season just for this one part.” Ya killing us, Posey!
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