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Lets talk Entertainment n’ S**t

Hello all

Every Friday I am able, I write about how I am feeling, progress, stuff that bothers me and all that, but to be honest, sometimes I just like to geek out and point out the stuff I am enjoying at the moment. It doesn’t always have to be about the struggle, y’know?

TV:

DC comics assault on my evenings continues with Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, which are all highly enjoyable, even if Legends took far too long to get going for my wife (the Mighty Rosie)’s comfort.

Childhood’s End was a mini series based on an Arthur C Clarke book I read years ago. With a thoroughly bleak ending and an uneven pace, this was one of those programs that get you debating things and bringing up interesting ideas.

On Comedy central, we have Lip Synch Battle, which is just hilarious in places and a new prank show called Fameless Prankers, which people star in false reality TV shows and we watch as things go very very badly. One guy thinks he is doing a cat-fish sting, but ends up on ‘To catch a predator’, stuff like that, dark at times and very funny too.

And of course there’s this guy

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Lucifer is a tv show on Fox and Amazon Prime about the devil quitting his job and running a piano bar in LA, after 5 years he meets a detective and the two of them investigate cases, with him flirting his way through the case, while getting people to admit their deepest desires and her not believing that he is who he says he is. Throw in an angelic brother, a horny and violent demon barmaid, a shrink, the detetective’s douchey ex and little daughter and this is a lot of fun.

 

Films

On Netflix found a film called ‘He Never Died’ it has Henry Rollins, playing  a mix between biblical Cain and Dracula, trying to live as quiet a life as possible and keep off the blood and meat he needs to survive and thrive. Things go wrong for one reason or another and the film is a great little character study with great acting, moody camera work and at times fantastic action scenes. Rollins is best known as musician, but he is immense in this film, playing on the edge and intimidating very well, without you losing sympathy for him and the scenes with his daughter are awkwardly funny.

On Wednesday, went to see Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. News Flash: It was ok. It was enjoyable if you didn’t think too hard, fun despite the overly dark and serious tone and I enjoyed the hell out of it. Did it take itself too seriously? Yes. Did it crap all over Superman unncessarily? Yes. But here’s some positives.

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It was fun.

There was Aquaman and a badass looking one too

Ben Affleck was good as Batman (we were all surprised)

It could’ve been worse.

To be honest, it’s just a movie and thinking anything else is wasting someone’s time.

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It wasn’t Superman as I knew him, but that wasn’t Henry Cavill’s fault and yesterday I watched Superman/Batman: Public Enemies with my son and there was a Superman I recognised and I got to share that with my son.

Podcasts:

As always have been enjoying:

Fantasticast

http://www.thefantasticast.com/download

Journey Into Misery

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http://jimpodcast.com/

Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men (formerly Rachel & Miles)

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http://www.xplainthexmen.com/

And since my fondness for the big red S has returned

From Crisis to Crisis

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http://www.fortressofbaileytude.com/from-crisis-to-crisis/

 

Would recommend all these, because we all need some positives, don’t we?

Life is to be enjoyed

Enjoy this stuff

Enjoy your life

Most of all, enjoy one another.

 

 

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Liverpool based family man and unrepentant geek, trying to understand what's going on in my own head, which is not always being a good place to be. Remember always, we live in a world of wonders.

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