Hey, hey, it’s another day and another issue of ‘Something to read when you’re bored.’ How are we all doing?

By my calculations we are now on day 467 of lockdown and the year is 2021. Or possibly we are on day 2021 of lockdown and we no longer record years… as time is just an outdated concept.

*Stares off into the distance*

But in all seriousness, the lockdown is very important, and while I no longer have any concept of time, I’m happy to see it through if it saves lives. It won’t be long now until things right themselves a little and we can all get back to some kind of normal.

Anyway, it’s been a few days since the last edition of ‘Something to read…’ and in that time I’ve watched a few episodes of Picard on Amazon (it’s quite good, isn’t it?); I’ve completed Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the WiiU (yes, it has taken me years to complete); and I have discovered that YouTube is filled with old episodes of Top of the Pops. This discovery led to a bizarre afternoon spent in the company of Jarvis Cocker, Prince, and The Tweenies.

I have also been using my free time to continually annoy my husband. It’s the little things in life that make all the difference.

OK, I’ve waffled enough, shall we get started on today’s issue?

Here’s some news…

News

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ReedPop, the organisers behind Star Wars Celebration have announced plans to go virtual for Star Wars Day (aka May 4th). Running across ReedPop’s Twitter/Facebook social media accounts (New York Comic Con, Book Con etc), the company will initiate a series of events to mark May 4th, as well as May 5th (Revenge of the 5th). These events will include cast and crew Q&A sessions, live-tweeting movie sessions, giveaways and more.

The art of the Con

Over the weekend I attended Virtual Con 2020 – a comic convention hosted online (and similar to what is being organised for Star Wars Day). I was a little sceptical about how an event like this could work, but I soon discovered for myself what a great idea this was.

On Monday, I published my thoughts on the convention. If you’ve not read the post yet, take a look at: Can a virtual comic con work? and see what you think.

Attractive idea?

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Reboots, remakes and sequels are all the rage these days, especially when it comes to properties from the 1980s. So, how come we haven’t seen a Fatal Attraction remake?

A couple of years back, Glenn Close came up with a great idea for another movie – and I think it’s a winner!

If the idea of another Fatal Attraction movie is your thing, then take a look at what Close had to say.

Batman 5?

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The universe is filled with mysteries and questions that we simply don’t have the answers for. Questions such as, if people and animals can come back as ghosts, why aren’t there countless ghost cats pooping in your garden?

Another one of these questions is: What happened to Batman 5?

Oh, wait – I know the answer to this one. In fact, I have a post about this very subject on I’ll Get Drive-Thru.

Want to know the answer? Then check out: What happened to Batman 5?

Crime never pays

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Sticking with the Batman theme, a few days ago on I’ll Get Drive-Thru I published a post called: What is Batman: The Crime Doctor’s Crimson Clinic?

The post discussed this classic comic book tale. If you want to know more, then please take a look.

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Rank outsider

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Who are the best and worst Superman movie villains? I’ve compiled a list on I’ll Get Drive-Thru and have ranked them accordingly, to help answer that question.

What am I listening to?

What am I listening to? Well, as it is almost the weekend, I’m driving my way through to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with a little bit of ‘2-4-6-8’ from the Tom Robinson Band.

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Stream for me

In light of the recent adjustments due to viewing habits, there has been a lot of talk about the future of cinema. Is cinema going to survive, or will streaming take over as the default way to view movies?

I have a post up on It’s A Stampede!, should you want to share your views. Click on: Should movies skip cinemas entirely? to let me know your thoughts.

Spidey-Man

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While we all wait patiently for the next entry in the Spider-Man movie series, why not use this down time to catch-up on what has come before? But not by watching every entry – who has time for that(?) – but by heading to Don’t Tell Harry to read my post: How to catch up on all the Spider-Man movies without having to watch them.

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Bridget Jones

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How many Bridget Jones movies are there? One? Two? If you don’t know, but you are itching to find out, then I have a post for you!

How many Bridget Jones films are there? does exactly what it says in the title and will give you all the answers you seek.

Review for you

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I have been sifting through the archives and I have dug out a review from 2019 for you. The review is for the horror/thriller, Ma.

If you’re thinking about watching Ma in the not-too distant future, or you simply want to read my thoughts on the film, click on the link.

You’ve got a friend in me

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And finally, over the years the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have made a lot of friends. Some you will be familiar with, others not so much.

Want to know what I’m talking about? Then check out my post: The unexpected friends of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

That’s all for now. I hope this post gives you a few minutes of escapism in these strange times we find ourselves in.

Remember, if you are truly at a loose end and you need something to read, there is plenty (and I mean plenty) of reading material for you over on I’ll Get Drive-Thru and Don’t Tell Harry.

Until next time.

Alex

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