What is this madness? The Sunday Spew on a Friday? Well, we’ve had Monday Spews, so why not a Friday one? Besides, it’s been so long, plus, it’s my birthday this Sunday and I don’t plan on being on this plane of existence.
NIGHT’S LABOR – This week we learned that the formerly unstoppable duo of M. Night Shyamalan (thank you, copy and paste) and Bruce Willis are teaming up again to make something called Labor of Love, which is supposedly all about an old guy who decides to walk across America to prove his love for his late wife. As one does. What with The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable being more than acceptable offerings I would hope that this one might be a bit of a return to form for Mr. Night. If it’s brutal though, or if he decides to put himself into this movie too, I’d like to suggest here and now that he be stripped of all his Hollywood powers and sent to live on Ittoqqortoormiit Island.
Here’s a trailer for the latest “YA” phenomenon to be made into a movie; The Fault In Our Stars. I have no intention of watching this film, in fact, I’m refusing to even watch the trailer because I’M NOT A MASOCHIST.
SUCK ON THIS – Everyone’s favourite Bad Santa and lovable pervert Billy Bob Thornton is set to join the cast of Entourage. Hooray! I don’t know about you, but I’d totally forgotten that they were making that film. Also, according to this E! article I read today, Vincent Chase (Adrian Greniererer), in a totally believable career turn, sheds his padded Aquaman wetsuit and takes on the iconic role of Dracula. Yeah, okay.
POSTERIFIC – We’ve had a poster overload this week. Empire released twenty-five special edition posters for X-Men: Days of Future Past. They look a bit crap to be honest. I don’t really get it either, are collectors supposed to buy twenty-five copies of Empire in order to catch ‘em all? Have a look at them here and let me know below what you think. My favourites are Quicksilver because he looks like a Hackers reject, and Rogue because she’s not even in the movie.
We were hit with more poster spam from A Million Ways To Die In The West, which is Seth MacFarlane’s latest directorial foray. Liam Neeson is in it, and according to his poster (and posters NEVER lie), he’s “hung like an outlaw”, so I’m pretty much sold.
NOT THE IMP! – Game of Thrones returns to our screens on April 6th, which just so happens to also be Murf‘s birthday. This is not new news, I know, but I wanted to make you all aware of THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE from George R.R. Martin.
FLASH NEWS – Details on the villains intent on making The Flash’s life a misery have begun trickling in. Reports suggest that we’ll be seeing Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries) as Professor Zoom and Danielle Panabaker (one of the chicks from Piranha 3DD) as Killer Frost.
And now, finally, for our regular BATS VS SUPE segment! Well, the purpose of this Spew’s Bats Vs Supe segment is to tell you all that it won’t be a segment anymore, because it has been pushed back to 2016 and I’m sick of talking about it. See you in two years Warner Bros., you dopes.
My, but it has been a stark time at The Spew of late. In the space of three weeks I managed a whole two posts, which must be some sort of record. In Monsters University vs Despicable Me 2 I compared these two animated children’s films, and over at Cara’s Silver Screen Serenade I contributed a review of Pan’s Labyrinth for her Resolutions 2014 series. If you haven’t checked it out already, please do, it has been a wonderful blogathon with many more great reviews to come and bloggers to wade in still.
Muchos gracias this month to fantastic review blog filmstvandlife and to the always entertaining lads at The Dirk Malcolm Alternative for their Versatile Blogger Award nominations. To Desperado of the brilliant Sleeping Geeks for the Awesome Blog Content Award (never had that one before, woohoo ABC cherry popped!) and to my new, delightfully strange buddy, Blogged Artistry for the Liebster, I thank ever so kindly. I promise to post answers and facts soon!
And last, but by no means least, my thanks to Mikey of Screenkicker! for the amazing homemade Community Award, which he presented to me by way of Pug picture during his First Annual Screenkicker Blog Awards post.
With my WordPress Reader lately trying its best to give me anxiety issues, I’ve been relying on the use of my blogroll (which is in dire need of an update) for my daily blog catch-ups. I know I’ve missed a lot, but here’s what I managed to grab:
Adding to his Yesteryear section, JJames Reviews yesterday posted Days Gone By: De Niro and Scorcese, where he takes on Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, two of the duos’ most prolific films they made together. Chris from Terry Malloy’s Pigeon Coop reviewed 12 Years A Slave, and gave it a whole four out of five possible pigeons. Tim from Tim’s Film Reviews gave us his 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2014 and Joseph from The Cinema Monster released the results of his Best Films of 2013 Poll.
Game news and reviews machine John Heatz (and team) moved to GamersSphere.com, so if you’ve been missing your gaming fix be sure to add that one to your bookmarks. Pewie from The PewPew Diaries wrote a beautiful piece about Online Relationships and Janey from Cupid or Cats let us in on a secret with What I caught my boyfriend doing when I came home from work early today…
I’ve been very absent lately largely due to being sick, and during that time (as I mentioned on Twitter) my bed and I merged into one being. I made a list of all the things I watched while I was convalescing so I would remember to write about them later. It’s pretty extensive, and once I get over how appalled I am by some of my questionable picks I’ll post it. When my brain ceased melting I also got the chance to play some Hearthstone, which I really enjoyed and after a few hours managed to get myself to a respectable rank. But then I started losing games and that meant losing stars so I got scared and stopped.
As I mentioned, it’s my birthday this weekend. I share it with James Joyce and Shakira. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about turning the big 30, but I doubt I’ll be sober enough to give this aging concept much thought until at least Valentine’s Day.
Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend! Much love.
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