Inside Pulse 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, 30 Oct 2014 13:35:34 +0000 en-US hourly 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 The Bachelor Canada – Episode 7 Review Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:35:34 +0000 I’ll be the first to admit that last night’s episode of The Bachelor Canada hit me (finally!) harder than previous episodes.

For the first time this season, I felt myself feeling, well, feelings.

I was happy for Trisha, playfully skating around her local Edmonton rink, as I reminisced about my first date with my high school boyfriend, skating at Mel Lastman Square many moons ago. I could even get on board with the sexual tension created as he skidded to a halt breathlessly, spraying ice all over her like a good old fashion Canadian ‘pearl necklace’. I get it. There is something sensual about certain ‘sports noises’ and I can still recall the thrill I would get from hearing what I called the ‘windy sound’ as another Karate-loving ex, later on in life packed a powerful punch or kick.

I tsk tsk tsk’d Sachelle for pouting like a child about her poor delayed flight to Sudbury, when she could have A) realized there’s no good reason to ever go to Sudbury or B) gotten in a car and driven. I went to sleepover camp there – they could have made it in under four hours, with enough time to stop in at Eddies for the best mushroom caps ever. Seriously. They were. It’s not like they were flying to Egypt – and god forbid you have a few hours in a car to, oh, I don’t know, get to know the guy you might just be engaged to next week?

I actually mentally patted Tim on the back when he turned those lemons into lemonade and decided to show Sachelle his hood to kill time (even though sitting on a bench and having one sip of coffee wasn’t exactly the most exciting date ever).

On April’s date, I teared as she revealed her sad childhood, losing one parent to drugs while the other might as well be gone too, and I especially choked up over the bond between April and her YeYah (grandmother), but that could be because I’m personally experiencing the slow decline of my 96 year old Bubby too.

So yes, I felt things this week. But I’m also feeling like, is it too little, too late? We are literally nearing the end of the season. Next week we’ll get to watch Kaylynn be The Girl Who Cried Bully on The Women Tell All, and then it’s a hop, skip and a jump over to Proposal Town? Really?

Sure, we made progress last night, but I still compare the budding relationships to third or fourth date material and not much more.

First we had Trisha’s date. Like I said, cute and all, and no doubt, those kisses were passionate, but still at the end of the day, the most lasting impression was made by her family and the Saturday Night Live sketch I was convinced they were working out the kinks to as they sang Jesus jingles and stared blankly at her. Even Trish’s brother who was all Magnum PI waiting to meet Tim in his sunglasses, didn’t say a single word.

Then there’s Sachelle, who like I said, was a bit of a disappointment with the whole, ‘The date is ruined!   Now we’ll never get to see the Nickel Mines!’ (because what else is there to see?) hissy fit.

You can tell things are getting ‘realer’ with Tim and his feelings are steadily intensifying for each of the girls here, and he must have done something right because upon meeting Sachelle’s family, he managed to leave without getting punched in the face by her brother. And that’s even after he tried to convince us that he’s totally on board with proposing next week. Really, Dude? Are your friends not watching this at home going, ‘Seriously?!?’

When Sachelle and Tim part ways, I almost missed her randomly dropping the L bomb like she was ordering at a Drive Thru Tim Hortons. Say what now? You love him? Well, nothing says love like a big ol’ hug to the guy you might be marrying next week. It’s time to start rounding the bases, Sachelle. Or at least warm up on the field, no?

With April, Tim finally gets to hear the story that we all got to hear in the season premiere – you know, the one designed to capture our hearts? And yes, it’s a sad story, and yes, she seems sweet, but I am not as blown away by her as I expected to be as the season began. She’s still just sorta ‘meh’.

I guess it doesn’t matter what I think though. Clearly Tim was moved enough by it to offer her his signature forehead press as an expression of deep admiration for all she’s gone through. He doesn’t just hand those out, guys.

As deeply engaged as her grandmother was with intimately exploring Tim’s heart during dinner at the Highway restaurant she was raised in, that’s how deeply engaged her grandfather was in cutting his meat. You’ve got Auntie Androgynous on one side, feeling the need to explain Grandma’s every sentence, and Grandpa on the other, slicing into his meat with such vigour, that I literally don’t think he looked up from his plate once.   Nevertheless, Tim somehow made it through the night soaking only a couple of napkins in his forehead sweat and leaving with YeYah’s blessing, so it’s all good.

Cue foreboding music. It’s time to visit Lisa.

Thank God Tim came to his senses. The last Bachelor title I would ever want to be given is the recognition for being the only Bachelor in the show’s history to have a girl cheat on him during the show’s taping, and let her stick around.

Things started off a bit weird anyways, with Lisa borderline sprinting through the park she met Tim at. He practically had to run after her and likely only begged her to tell him what happened that night so he could have a moment to catch his breath on the bench. I’d like to think he had already decided to let her go before he met her there, but I’m thinking her bold-faced lie and confirmation that she was ‘100% honest’ with him when he repeatedly asked her what happened, was what put the nail in the coffin.

I wanted to wag my finger at him as he apologized to her for ending things, when clearly she was the one who should have been saying sorry.   Don’t you dare apologize, Tim! You can tell by the look on her face that she doesn’t even care. Good Riddance, Lisa the Liar.

So here we are, nearing the end, capturing a moment of Tim deep in thought as he leans over a bridge. Clearly he made the right decision last night, sending Sachelle home. I wish I could say the right decisions were made all around, but to do that I’d have to ignore the travesties that were Trisha’s shoes and April’s dress. Just wow.

Next week – the women tell all. I’m not quite sure what they’ll be telling us, but I’m hoping for some juice. And just for the record, as hot as it may be to hear a man cut ice with his skates or revel in his inner ninja, I married a guitarist. Nuf said. Winning.

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Murtz On The Scene: Exclusive Tour Interview With So You Think You Can Dance 11‘s Marcquet Hill & Carly Blaney Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:00:20 +0000


I had the chance to interview So You Think You Can Dance 11’s Marcquet Hill & Carly Blaney on October 26, 2014 just before their Live! Tour Stop at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario.

In our interview, we discussed a variety of topics including what the tour has been like so far. I asked Marcquet why ballroom dancers seemed to have a tough time on So You Think You Can Dance this season and asked Carly why the contemporary dancers seemed to be in a league of their own on Season 11. I asked Marcquet if he thought taller dancers have an advantage or a disadvantage on the show. The pair also talked about what life is like on the tour bus, how close the bunks are to each other, and if some of the dancers randomly wake up and start dancing at 2 a.m. They also opened up about their future plans.

Check out the video above!

The So You Think You Can Dance 2014 Live! Tour runs until February 12. For a full list of participating cities and ticket information, please visit

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Andrei Arlovski Out 6-8 Weeks After Shoulder Surgery Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:00:06 +0000 Andrei Arlovski is on the shelf and will be there for awhile.

The heavyweight underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left should last week and on UFC Tonight, his manager Leo Khorolinksy said that he will need six to eight weeks to fully recover and resume training again.

Arlovski won back-to-back fights against Brendan Schaub and Antonio Silva in his second go-around with the UFC. After losing four straight fights between 2009 and 2011 in Affliction and Strikeforce, he has strung together an 8-1-(1) record in both the World Series of Fighting and UFC.

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The Vampire Diaries Spoilers: Caroline To Begin Tonight’s Episode With Stefan… In A Towel? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:38 +0000 The Vampire Diaries should be a strange one for Caroline. ]]> Tonight’s episode of The Vampire Diaries should be a strange one for Caroline.

Caroline will appear in her dorm room with Stefan to start the episode, and while this sounds normal enough, there is a twist. According to, Ms. Forbes will be wearing nothing but a towel. The result is a day-long journey that reportedly leaves her “gasping for air.” Hmm…×120.jpg

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Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman Rescheduled For UFC 184, Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano To Co-Main Event Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:44:10 +0000 The UFC has been busy.

The organization confirmed today that a few of its matches have been swapped. As a result of a broken hand that he suffered, Chris Weidman had to postpone his middleweight title defense against Vitor Belfort and the new date is February 28 at UFC 184. As the event needed a co-main event, Dana White and co. pushed Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano from UFC 182 to UFC 184 instead, adding Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury to take the original Rousey/Zingano spot.

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Jimi Manuwa Suffers Broken Foot, Ovince St. Preux To Now Face Shogun Rua Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:37:40 +0000 You gotta feel for the UFC.

The injury bug has been playing havoc with the fights the organization has been booking. Fights involving champions Jon Jones, Chris Weidman, and Cain Velasquez have all been changed in recent months because of injuries suffered during training camps.

The latest to go down is Jimi Manuwa who has suffered a broken foot, which has resulted in him pulling out of his match against Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua on November 8. In his place will be Ovince St. Preux who was originally scheduled to face Francimar Barroso on the same card.

It is unclear if Borroso will still fight on the card or if an opponent can be found on such short notice.

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Donald Cerrone To Face Myles Jury In UFC 182 Co-Main Event Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:32:40 +0000 The UFC has shuffled the deck for a few of its upcoming PPV events.

The long-rumored match between lightweights Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury is now confirmed and while it was expected to initially take place on January 18th, the UFC has confirmed that the fight will now be the co-main event of UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier on January 3.

There is little doubt that the winner of the match will receive a title shot as the two 155-pound contenders have basically run through the division.

Cerrone has won five straight bouts overall, his most impressive coming against former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 178 in September. It will be the fifth UFC fight for Cerrone inside of a year. During his streak, Cerrone has finished four of the five opponents he’s faced, including Jim Miller.

Myles Jury secured a TKO victory over Takanori Gomi at UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan, and is now a perfect 6-0 in the UFC. Jury also holds a win over Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision at UFC 171.

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Adventure Time: Finn The Human is in the backpack Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:20:50 +0000 Adventure Time has become the cult animated hit among kids and plenty of grown ups. The series keeps gaining followers thanks to it’s warmth, wit and weirdness. Now fans can get a backpack with the release of Adventure Time: Finn The Human when it comes out on Nov. 25. Here’s the press release from the Cartoon Network:
Adventure Time Fans Can Now Complete Their Finn Look with A Totally Mathematical FINN BACKPACK Bundled with an All-New DVD from Cartoon Network!

Adventure Time: Finn the Human

This Christmas, Santa’s got a brand new bag—courtesy of Cartoon Network! Following the huge success of the Jake vs. Me-Mow and Jake the Dad DVDs and accompanying Finn and Jake hats, fans of Cartoon Network’s smash hit series, Adventure Time, can now complete their Finn look with an authentic backpack, which is valued at around 20 bucks on its own, packaged with the DVD! Packed with 16 hilarious episodes from fan-favorite seasons, Adventure Time: Finn the Human is a must-have gift for any Adventure Time lover. Beginning November 25, 2014, for only $24.98, fans will be able to get their hands on nearly three hours of content and a sweet exclusive backpack, perfect for any adventure this holiday season.

The episodes included on the Adventure Time: Finn the Human DVD are:

1. The New Frontier
2. The Lich
3. Finn the Human
4. Jake The Dog
5. We Fixed a Truck
6. Blade of Grass
7. The Red Throne
8. The Great Bird Man
9. One Last Job
10. Little Dude
11. City of Thieves
12. Conquest of Cuteness
13. Who Would Win
14. Ignition Point
15. Furniture & Meat
16. Sad Face

Adventure Time: Finn the Human is the latest DVD release from Cartoon Network, and joins the best-selling—not to mention bonus-filled—Adventure Time seasons 1-4, as well as episodic releases, Adventure Time: Jake the Dad, Adventure Time: Jake vs. Me-Mow, Adventure Time: My Two Favorite People and Adventure Time: It Came From the Nightosphere, all of which are currently available at retail. These DVDs join a robust line of consumer products, including toys, apparel, accessories, comic books, costumes, posters, youth electronics, posters, publishing and much more.

Created by Pendleton Ward, the Adventure Time television series is an original animated comedy from Cartoon Network that follows the everyday adventures of unlikely heroes Finn the Human and his best friend, the shape-shifting dog Jake, as they travel across the Land of Ooo and encounter its unique inhabitants. Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the “oxy-moronic” Ice King, or rocking out with undead music wiz Marceline the Vampire Queen, with Finn & Jake it’s always Adventure Time! New episodes of the Emmy® Award-nominated series debut on Cartoon Network on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), with replays throughout the week.


SRP: $24.98
Street Date: November 25, 2014
Run Time: 176 minutes
UPC: 883929444069
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Gracepoint Spoilers: A New Primary Suspect Will Be Uncovered This Week Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:00:42 +0000 Gracepoint fans who are trying to solve the mystery.]]> We have a tip to share with Gracepoint fans who are trying to solve the mystery.

Thursday’s episode will primarily focus on Jack Reinhold (Nick Nolte) and his “shady” past but the police also delve deeper into Father Paul (Kevin Rankin). New secrets will also be discovered that involve Jacki Weaver’s character. reports that by the end of the episode, one of those three characters will become one of the investigation’s primary suspects.

Danny’s mom also decides to disregard Carver and Miller’s gag order and begins opening up to the media.

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Elementary Spoilers: Is Sherlock’s New Protege Here To Stay? Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:00:52 +0000 Elementary isn't replacing Watson.]]> Don’t worry. Elementary isn’t replacing Watson.

While Sherlock did take Kitty Winter (Ophelia Lovibond) under his work while he was employed by the MI6 in London, their association only made him realize how much he missed Joan. If you expected a catfight between Watson and Kitty, you will be disappointed as reports that a secret from Kitty’s past will allow her to realize that she shouldn’t be competing with Joan but learning from her.×120.jpg

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