It’s time for the The Geeky Brummie Podcast – Issue 140!
On this week’s action packed show:
How Are You?
- Most of us go to MCM Birmingham
- Keith gets segued
- Leigh buys something
- Guy watches The Adventures of Pete & Pete & reviews films
- Phil goes on holibobs and avoids gammon
- Ryan replaces his washing machine
- Kallen gets ligging
Plus Plus Mike Myers / Michael Myers confusion, Now 101, Time To Say Goodbye – dance-hall edition, Best choccy bars, Tony Toby Robinson, and
Otter menaces and Phallus descriptions
2D vs 3D-isney
On the release of the lion king trailer we discuss what’s better 2D or 3D…
Ridiculous Advent Calendars
Tools, candles, porcelain, pork scratchings, some of the ridiculous calendars we have found.
Geeky Gift Guide
We select some of the best xmas gifts from under £10, Under £100 and unlimited monies
#GeekyGoingsOn – Issue 139
We select some of the best of the week’s Geek offerings & what’s going on in the local area:
Comic of the Week:
“THE BEST DEFENSE” STARTS HERE! Stephen Strange is dead. A charred skeleton in an abandoned barn on the edge of a deserted town. Bruce Banner wants to know why. And he won’t stop until he has the truth in his hands… …with or without THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Videogame of the Week:
All past Super Smash Bros. fighters join the battle. Every single one!
More than 100 stages! Returning stages have been powered up, and every stage has Battlefield and Final Destination versions.
Even more Pokémon and Assist Trophies!
More than 800 tracks to heat up the battle.
The biggest Super Smash Bros. game ever! On Nintendo Switch
Podcast of the Week:
A scripted fiction podcast from Gimlet, The Horror of Dolores Roach stars Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale.
After sixteen years in prison, the indomitable Dolores Roach returns to a New York City neighborhood that has changed drastically in her absence. Her boyfriend missing, her family long gone, Dolores is recognized only by an old stoner friend, Luis, who gives Dolores room and board and lets her give massages for cash in the basement apartment under his dilapidated empanada shop.
When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, “Magic Hands Dolores” is driven to extremes to survive. Now in hiding, Dolores recounts her grotesque tale of Eat or Be Eaten, her macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest.
The Horror of Dolores Roach is written by Aaron Mark.
MOCKINGBIRD £5 Screenings Tonight Sat 1 Dec 8.40pm ESCAPE TO NEW YORK 4k RESTORATION
In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasance) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.
THE MAC BIRMINGHAM This afternoon Sun 1 Dec 2pm BFI COMEDY GENIUS presents EDUCATING RITA
Edgbaston-born actress Julie Walters stars as the title character Rita, a witty, working class British hairdresser who decides to seek an education at Open University. Rita needs a tutor and selects Dr. Frank Bryant (Michael Caine), an alcoholic college literature professor whose life is a shambles.
Divorced, Bryant’s new lover is now having an affair with his best friend and he’s increasingly depressed, seeking solace in whisky. As Rita blooms intellectually under the tutelage of Bryant, she realizes that what she really lacks is self-confidence, and a gentle romance blossoms between her and Bryant.
ARENA BIRMINGHAM Sun 2 Dec STAR WARS EPISODE A NEW HOPE w/ LIVE ORCHESTRA
Fans will be now able to experience the scope and grandeur of these beloved Star Wars films in a live symphonic concert experience, as the Star Wars: Film Concert Series debuts with A New Hope.
NEW ALEX THEATRE Mon 3 Dec to Sat 29 Dec BENIDORM LIVE
Starring: Jake Canuso (Mateo) Janine Duvitski (Jacqueline), Adam Gillen (Liam), Sherrie Hewson (Joyce Temple-Savage), Shelley Longworth (Sam), Tony Maudsley (Kenneth) featuring Neptune’s very own Asa Elliott, and Writer Derren Litten as Derek, appearing exclusively in Birmingham as a special festive treat!
Litten has now written an all new set of Alicante escapades for the much-loved cast members as they swap sangria for the stage – after a quick spruce up at the Blow ‘n’ Go!
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