Morning peeps, and happy Saturday! It is likely to be one of the strangest Saturdays you have ever experienced, but let’s see if today’s edition of ‘Something to read when you’re bored’ can improve your day… your week… your month… or even your year.

Shall we start with some good news? I bloomin’ well think we should.



Various news outlets are reporting that Netflix has established a $100 million virus relief fund. The fund will help workers who are being affected by the global pandemic. Great stuff!


More news

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If you are at a loose end tonight, and you like to indulge in a spot of the macabre, in the UK the Horror Channel is broadcasting The Woman in Black. This deliciously dark gem from 2012, stars Daniel Radcliffe and airs from 9pm. If you have not watched it, then give it a go!


Breakfast of champions

I dug this image up from the archives. The true breakfast of champions – or in this case, a little bit of fun from Pancake Day 2018.

Tell me you don’t want pancakes now?


X-tra X-tra – read all about it!

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Looking for some good reading material? Ever considered diving into the world of the X-Men? You have? Well then, you might want to check out my post: What are the best X-Men stories? The post serves up a selection of the greatest X-tales that everyone should read.



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In December, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out arrived in cinemas. The film – a murder mystery with an all-star cast – opened to rave reviews. If you want to know what I made of it, then check out: Thoughts on Knives Out.


Alex Cross

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Sticking with the detective/mystery theme, are you a fan of the Alex Cross films? Do you know what they are? A little while back I published a post called: How many Alex Cross films are there? The post gives you a rundown of all the entries in the series.


Deadpool meet the Fantastic Four?

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Did you know that the Fantastic Four almost made an appearance in Deadpool 2? You didn’t?! Well, click on the link to read: The Fantastic Four were originally in Deadpool 2.


What I am listening to

Another day, and another musical accompaniment. Today’s song of choice is ‘You’re Welcome’ by Dwayne Johnson.



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If you are feeling musically minded today, then you might want to listen to a collection of songs – maybe a heap of tunes from the movies. How about the James Bond themes?

In February, I published a post called: What are the Bond songs? The post provides a list of all the title tracks from the hit film series.


Best dressed

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Over on my Batman blog, I’ll Get Drive-Thru, I discuss all things related to the Caped Crusader – including his wardrobe. My post: Best (and worst) Batman costumes ranked, serves up a ranking of all the Bat-suits from the movies.


The Shape of things to come

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In February, I published a review of Taking Shape: Developing Halloween from script to scream. Taking Shape is a book about the history of the Halloween film franchise. Check out my review for more details.


Seeing Red

Warner Bros. recently released Superman: Red Son – an animated movie featuring the Man of Steel. If you have not checked out the movie yet, then here is the trailer to give you a taster.



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In 2019, the Hellboy movie franchise was rebooted with David Harbour in the title role. I am going to lay my cards on the table here and tell you that I really did not like the movie – not at all.

Want to read my thoughts? Sure you do! Check out: I survived Hellboy 2019… barely.


Going solo

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And finally, let’s flashback to June 2018, when Solo: A Star Wars Story was struggling at the box office. At the time, I published: Five reasons why Solo: A Star Wars Story is struggling. See if you agree/disagree with what I wrote.


That’s a wrap for today. Enjoy the content and have a great Saturday!