I thought I might have been seeing Infinity War today but am actually having to wait until next Sunday. This means I’m in the dangerous position of having to avoid anything that comes close to a spoiler. I already have my opinions about who might die and when but I don’t need it to be confirmed until I see it. I’ve already had to take action and unfollow someone on Instagram for saying something that verged on spoiler. They didn’t reveal any vital information but, whilst saying they didn’t want to ruin it for everyone, managed to create an expectation for those who haven’t seen it. People who outright spoil something are dicks but people who pretend to give a shit and then act like an idiot are worse. I’d never dream of potentially ruining something for someone. I’d rather not say anything about it. Nobody is that desperate to talk about something that they literally can’t stop themselves talking about it to someone who hasn’t seen it. And, then, if the shoes on the other foot they’d be the first to mention it. Some people are fucking hypocrites.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Kodachrome (2018)
Another Tuesday and another Netflix original film. Yep, last week I said it was cop-out but I did really want to see this film. If only to hopefully stop the trailer appearing on my Instagram every day. I mean, obviously, that didn’t do anything but never mind. To read my review of this Jason Sudeikis film then click here.
- BOOK REVIEW – Above the Star by Alexis Marie Chute
I finally finished the book that I’ve been waiting to read since I helped launched the cover back in January. It comes out later this year so to find out if you’ll be rushing out to buy it or not click here.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – Rain Man (1988)
I actually used my TBT jar this week and finally crossed off a classic film from my unseen films list. I’ve always felt bad about never having watched Rain Man so, no matter how good it ended up being, I felt like I’d achieved something. To hear my thoughts click here.
- Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie
I know I’m meant to be finishing Frankenstein in Baghdad but I decided I needed to read this Agatha Christie novel first. I’ve never read it and I really wanted to watch the BBC adaptation after I knew the original text. I’d only ever seen the messed-up version that was adapted for ITV’s Miss Marple series. In the end I didn’t exactly manage it in the right order but it’s okay. I’m just glad I read it at any point. There’ll always be room on my TBR for a bit more Agatha.
- Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
It’s slow going but not because of the book. Work is still super stressful so I’m still falling asleep mid-chapter. And, obviously, it didn’t help that I stopped to read another damn book in between. Part of me feels like I’m cheating on this book and I really don’t want to. It’s so damn good.
I’ve bought a fair amount of crap this week but very few books. It’s hardly a win but it’s something.
- Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie – As I explained above, I bought this in the hopes of finishing it before I watched the recent BBC adaptation. Unfortunately, that goes away in a few days so I had to bite the bullet today and just watch it.
- Netflix Binges – Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Doctor Who
I still feel like I haven’t watched a great deal of TV this week but I’m probably forgetting something. After spending a few days introducing my young colleague to the joy that is the Lonely Island I went back to rewatch Andy Samberg’s great sitcom. I love this show. It’s so silly but adorable. All the characters are perfect. Then, after getting an urge the other day, I started rewatching Matt Smith’s second series as the Doctor. I don’t think I really gave it enough credit the first time. Although, I do think it’s the weakest series of the entire modern show. That fucking pirate episode is the worst.