I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY’S WATCHING AERIE – Thanks to Edward Snowden, for the first half of this week everyone had been talking about those nosy devils, the NSA, and how they’ve been spying on our Warlocks and Warriors in World of Warcraft. For Microsoft’s response to the allegations that the surveillance protocols in place included X-Box Live, check out JohnHeatz.com for some conclusive coverage on the ignominious matter.
In a positively TRAILER-TASTIC week we got further treats for the eyes in the shape of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla, Edge of Tomorrow and Interstellar. The excitement. What movie are you most looking forward to in 2014?
MY EYES, THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING – The frame-rate related headaches continue as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released this week. For a superb review of same that I simply cannot hope to emulate despite best efforts, check out Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews. And for a review equal in general brilliance and one I happen to concur wholeheartedly with, read all about Caz’s thoughts over at Let’s Go To The Movies.
ME NEM NESA – In more Bats Vs Supe news we hear that Khal Drogo himself, Jason Momoa, may be joining the bulging castlist. Speculation suggests he may be taking on the role of possibly Martian Manhunter, or Doomsday. I had little to say about Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman casting, but I’ll have much more to say about Jason Momoa. Unfortunately none of you will understand it as my opinion is articulated not by words, but by grunts reminiscent of the Dothraki language.
MOTHER OF SAVIOURS – Emilia Clarke, the other half of that cosplayed power couple, has been cast as Sarah Connor in Alan Taylor’s Terminator reboot. We should also expect to see the brief return of Arnie himself, with termination to begin in July 2015.
And finally, in news that is set to make Baby Jesus cry, we hear reports of plans to make A NAKED GUN REBOOT, starring Ed Helms. No. JUST NO.
In Spew news this week I once again matched last week’s best with one post, this one a TV related offering as I revisited my previous HIT or MISS concept for this year’s Fall Round-Up. My thanks this Sunday to Drakulus, who very kindly nominated me for the Versatile and Blog of the Year Awards, to Play Legit, Ash from IAAW Videogame Blog, Tom from MUSIC & MOVIES CAFÉ, VOID, Murr from Geek.Sleep.Rinse.Repeat and Beer and Joysticks for the Sunshine Awards, to JohnHeatz for more recognition in the form of my second Blog of the Year Award and to my Venezuelan pal who is almost as Irish as I am, Caoimhín from The Mental Attic, for his WordPress Family Award and for giving me my third Blog of the Year gong. I’ve said this often folks, but I continue to be overwhelmed by the kindness shown and the support gifted to me by this wonderful community. Go raibh míle maith agaibh!
And now for my favourite part of The Sunday Spew, my shout-out to a few fantabulous bloggers who entertained me this week with their fantabulous posts. Unfortunately I’m working this one from memory because I forgot to write anything down.
The Mental Attic published an interesting and titillating article on The Seduction of Horror. Fellow Irish blogger janeybgood from Cupid or Cats tickled most of my many funny bones with I dare you to…, a forfeit-filled memory post of her first holiday abroad as a teenager. The gang over at Play Legit have been running their Best Games of 2013 Mega-Vote, so get over there and have your say.
Kieron from What About The Twinkie?, in a display of such taste that the internet nearly imploded, posted his list of Favourite Christmas Movies. Dylan from treatmentofvisions talks prequel delight (or lack thereof) in The Third Nerd Triathlon: The Force Will Be With You… Always? Oracle of Film‘s Luke explores the Three Trends With All Christmas Songs and Drakulus takes on my favourite series of games; Mass Effect. Check out his Mass Effect 3 review here. There were a hell of a lot more that I wanted to mention this evening but I have a head like a sieve to be honest. I promise to get you next week.
Due to the inclement weather we’ve experienced here this weekend, and with the wind bellowing, battering and buffeting the house all social engagements were universally declared to be not worth the pain of venturing outside. So myself and the OH got reacquainted with the couch, a bottle of wine and settled down for a cosy night in by the fire to watch some movies. He happily snored away while I watched Clear and Present Danger, which was on the terrestrial box. I’d forgotten how bloody long it was but I enjoyed a youngish Harrison Ford nonetheless.
The tree was decorated this weekend too. Not by me personally, but I do approve. Instead of a glimmering star or a pretty Christmas tree fairy adorning the tippy-top of our beautiful faux pine, we have Mr. Hankey, a seasonal poo.
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As is tradition, I will now leave you with a little something something from my Pictures of Pugs in Costumes Collection. I give you…