Howdy folks,

It’s the weekend, the world is still turned upside down, and social distancing is the new norm. And, if you’re currently feeling socially distant, don’t be glum, It’s A Stampede! is here to provide you with a digital hug… and a little distraction.

In today’s edition of ‘Something to read when you’re bored’, I have news of a virtual convention, I have some movie suggestions, and I have a few reviews plucked from the archives. All-in-all, this should give you plenty to read for a good while.

Shall we start with the news?

News 

Tomorrow, the UK’s first virtual convention is taking place. Organised by The Geek Asylum, Virtual Con promises all the fun of a convention, without the need to leave the house!

The ticketed event will be streamed from 10am tomorrow morning through to 11pm and includes guests, traders, cosplay, a band and more. Tickets cost £2 (plus a 74p booking fee), with proceeds going to a WHO/COVID-19 fundraiser.

More news

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If you’re in the mood to watch something a little bit fun today (and something which will entertain the kids), Netflix UK has recently added Space Jam (1996) to its line-up. The classic basketball caper, which stars Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes, is the perfect way to wile away the hours. 

Even more news

Annual UK horror festival Grimmfest, has launched its own YouTube TV channel. The channel – which went live this week – includes a number of horror shorts that you might like to check out. 

These shorts include We Summoned a Demon and The Dollmaker, amongst others.

Further news

And one final bit of news for you, this time concerning the forthcoming release of Scoob! – the big budget Scooby-Doo movie that was due to hit cinemas this summer. 

In light of the pandemic, Scoob! is bypassing cinemas completely and will be available to stream or purchase (digitally) in early May. So, if you want a movie for a family film night, this could be the one.

Movies, movies, movies 

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Sticking with the theme of movies, are you struggling for films to watch? You have a lot of free time but no clue what to view? No worries, I’ve got your back!

Earlier this week I published a post called: A list of 112 films you should watch. The list includes classics from yesteryear, as well as some absolute gems – so, check it out!

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The bad, the bad, and the ugly

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To help you on your guide to discovering good movies, and steering clear of bad ones, I also published a post called: A list of 51 bloody awful, truly bad films, you should avoid. This post will guide you away from the appalling crimes of cinema.

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Titanic team-up?

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Onto comics now, and a little post from my Spider-Man blog, Don’t Tell Harry. The post is: What is Spider-Man and Batman: Disorderly Minds?

In this post, I talk about a comic book tale from the mid-1990s, which saw Spidey and Batman team up for a battle against Carnage and Joker. If you want the full details, click on the link.

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What am I listening to?

You want to know what my background tune is, don’t you? Well, today I am listening to ‘Opposites Attract’

You’re welcome.

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Review for you

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And now for a couple of reviews, which I have unearthed from the It’s A Stampede! archive. The first of which is for Glass – the 2019 thriller from M. Night Shyamalan.

Did I like the film? You’ll have to read the review.

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Review for you, too

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This review is from December 2018, which I published after watching Bumblebee – the Transformers spin-off movie. As a general rule of thumb, I’m not a fan of the live-action TF movies, but what did I think about this one?

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Is Jurassic Park a horror film?

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I have a question for you: Is Jurassic Park a horror film? Yes? No? Maybe?

Consider your stance, read the post, and let me know your thoughts.

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Bat’s it for today

And finally, if you haven’t done so already, pop over to my Batman blog, I’ll Get Drive-Thru. There you will find over 225 posts all about the Caped Crusader.

On I’ll Get Drive-Thru I answer some of the biggest questions about Batman, covering the movies, comics and more. There is plenty to read and learn, so take a look and dive right in!

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OK, that is all for now. Have a fantastic weekend and look after yourselves and your pals!

Alex