Hey, hey, it’s another day.

How are we all doing?

As I’m sure you are aware, things in the UK aren’t great at present, but later today we are hoping to hear some news regarding our current ‘lockdown’ status. We don’t expect the situation to change all that much, but minor adjustments might be on the horizon.

As for me, well, I’m back with another edition of ‘Something to read when you’re bored’ – and it’s a whopper of an issue! In fact, I have crammed so much into this edition of ‘Something to read…’ that you may need to take a few breaks before you get to the end!

Shall we get going?


Here’s something you may have missed. Last week, Josh Gad (aka the voice of Olaf) reunited the cast of The Goonies.

The online event was put together in aid of charity, and included various cast members and director, Richard Donner. You can check out the whole thing below.


Super stiff?

Image: Warner Bros./DC Comics

OK, so here is a story which you may have forgotten about, but back in 2018, Google (temporarily) killed off Henry Cavill. 

Do you remember?

Yes? No? Need a refresher? 

No worries.

Take a look at my post: Do you remember when Google killed Henry Cavill? for all the details. It will tell you what happened and confirm that Henry Cavill is STILL ALIVE!

Plan it of the Apes?

Image: ©20th Century Fox/Disney

Are you planning to watch the Planet of the Apes movies in the near future? Worried that with all the reboots and sequels, the series has become a little too confusing?

In my post: What is the best order to watch the Planet of the Apes movies? I provide the best viewing orders for the sci-fi series.

It will tell you the best order to watch the films, breaking them down into their respective series.


What am I listening to today?

Over the past few days I have been overwhelmed with letters asking me what I am listening to. I must admit, I always find it surprising when you guys send me letters – because you don’t know my address!

Anyway, for Kevin from Peterborough, for Daphne from East Riding, for Glynnis in Redcar, for Malcolm in Kilmarnock, for Steve in Dudley and for Debz (and the gang) in Ilfracombe, today I am listening to ‘1999’ by Prince.

We may have all forgotten what year it is, but we all still now how to party, right?

To infinity and beyond

Image: ©Marvel Studios

I’m a Marvel fan. Always have been, always will be. And one of my favourite Marvel movies is Infinity War.

Want to know what I had to say about it when I watched it through from start to finish? Then click on the highlighted link.

The post is part review, part general discuss, and all kinds of awesome. 😉


Wise words

Sticking with the Marvel theme, let me point you in the direction of some important words that came from Marvel’s Stan Lee. These words – which appeared in various Marvel comics – date back to 1994, but are still VERY, very relevant today.

The post is: Remembering a classic from Stan’s Soapbox. The subject is hero worship.

I recommend you check it out.


Image: ©20th Century Fox/Marvel/Disney

In 2019, X-Men: Dark Phoenix flopped at the cinema. Do you know why? 

I offer to six reasons why it couldn’t cut the mustard on the big screen. I wonder if you agree?


Who is Batman?

Over to I’ll Get Drive-Thru now, for a post that I published earlier this week called: The Batman Nobody Knows. It’s a comic book classic, so be sure to see what it’s all about.

Build the universe

Would you like to build your own cinematic universe? Be honest now, you would, wouldn’t you?

Well, if you have been struggling to figure out how to build a movie universe of your very own, don’t worry, I can help!

My post: Five easy steps to creating your own cinematic universe is guaranteed to give you a push in the right direction. Maybe it will start you on the road to a new career?!


Let’s rewind the clock now to 2018, when China’s most expensive movie flopped at the box office. Do you remember? Nope? Then check out this post that I have dug up from the archives: China’s most expensive movie flop?

A heck of a lot of reviews

Image: ©Universal Pictures

And finally, I have dug deep into the archives of It’s A Stampede!, to provide you with a list of pretty much every movie that has been reviewed on this site since early 2018. All of these films are available to rent, buy or stream from a subscription service (Netflix, Amazon etc), with many being added in recent months.

So, if you would like the lowdown on recent (and recentish) movies you might like to watch (or might like to avoid), just click on any of the film titles below and read up on the movie(s).

And I think that’s about your lot for today. Continue to stay safe, and look after your friends and family.