Morning, guys.

As I am sure you are aware, things have developed in the UK and that means the current situation has got even tougher. Let me take this opportunity to say that it is difficult, but we are all in the same boat, so continue to help out where you can – whether that is through a phone call, being more mindful with shopping habits, or just making someone smile, everything helps.

Now let’s crack on with the latest edition of ‘Something to read when you’re bored’.

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News

Some good news – if you missed this one in cinemas, or you simply want to watch it again, Sonic the Hedgehog will be speeding its way to digital stores very soon. The movie will be available to download in the US from March 31st and in the UK from April 27th.

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More news

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Some more good news: Comixology UK has increased its collection of FREE comics to around 700 titles. Yep, 700!

The freebies include The Walking Dead #1, The Umbrella Academy #0, a number of Batman: Black & White stories and many more.

I don’t know how long this offering will last – usually Comixology offer around 100 comics for free, not 700 – so make the most of it.

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Game changer

Over the past week (as you know) I have played a lot of games of Mario Kart. However, yesterday I decided to take a little break from MK, to play some retro gaming with my other half.

I set up the Sega MegaDrive so that we could play a couple of two-player games: Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine and Mortal Kombat. I am pleased to say I did very well on Mortal Kombat… but sadly not so well on Mean Bean Machine.

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Do you feel lucky, punk?

Image: ©Warner Bros. Pictures

Thinking about revisiting a classic movie series over the coming days? What about the Dirty Harry series?

If Dirty Harry tickles your pickle, then check out: What is the best order to watch the Dirty Harry movies? This post will give you the correct viewing order to watch all the films.

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What’s on my plate?

You KEEP asking to see what is on my plate, so I KEEP on letting you into my kitchen. You are so lucky.

So… last night’s tea was spaghetti carbonara.

I would like to say that I made everything from scratch, but that would be a lie.

We had some spaghetti in the back of the cupboard, some bacon in the fridge that needed using up, and a jar of white/lasagne sauce that was knocking around. I put all this together with some salt, pepper, mixed herbs, and a sprinkling of grated cheese.

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Blu-man

In July, I published a review of the Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray boxset – a boxset I was very impressed with. If you want to check out what I had to say, then read: Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray boxset review – I won’t need to upgrade.

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Review one

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A couple of movie reviews for you now, which I have dug out of the archives. The first serves up myThoughts on Brightburn’. If you have not watched Brightburn yet, then see what I had to say about the film.

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Review two

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Movie review number two focuses on one of last summer’s sci-fi films. Read myThoughts on Men in Black: International.

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Reader of the pack

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Yesterday, over on my Batman blog, I’ll Get Drive-Thru, I published a post about the classic Batman tale: The Mud Pack. Click on the highlighted link to read all about it.

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The movie that never was

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During summer 2019, an unused movie script surfaced for an X-Men spin-off film. If you want to know what this unproduced X-Men film was all about, then take a look at my post: X-Men spin-off movie script surfaces.

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Hello Dark Phoenix my old friend

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And finally, in June I published a post called: Six reasons why Dark Phoenix is struggling. The post looks at the reasons why I believe the film struggled at the box office.

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That’s all for today. Take care.

We are one day closer to things being better. 🙂

Alex