It’s time for the The Geeky Brummie Podcast – Issue 148!

 

On this week’s action packed show:

Weird News

  • Overdosing Dogs
  • Pooing Wizards
  • Robotic Pleasure devices

 

TV & Streaming Preview

We pick out some of the shows we look forward to in 2019 including The Passage, Untitled Morning Show, The Umbrella Academy & Doom Patrol.

Film Preview

We pick out some of the big screen selection we look forward to in 2019 including John Wick 3, Hellboy & Detective Pikachu.

For 15 Pounds…

Guy comes up with a new feature involving the Kent family, burning feet and a monetary sum…

 

#GeekyGoingsOn – Issue 148

We select some of the best of the week’s Geek offerings & what’s going on in the local area:

Comic of the Week:

naomi1

 

Naomi #1

When a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into a small Northwestern town, Naomi (last name?) begins a quest to uncover the last time a super-powered person visited her home—and how that might tie into her own origins and adoption.

Follow Naomi’s journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of the DC Universe and unfold a universe of ideas and stories that have never been seen before. Join writers Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker and breakout artist Jamal Campbell in Wonder Comics’ massively ambitious new series and star…NAOMI.
Find more comic recommendations in Keith’s weekly comic round-up

 

Videogame of the Week:

Resident Evil 2

The classic Resident Evil 2 is back, with all new graphics and control scheme. Read Leigh’s playthrough of the ‘One Shot’ demo here.

 

Local Listings:

MOCKINGBIRD 

Bohemian Rhapsody Sing Along – Fri 1st Feb 15:20 / Sat 2nd Feb 20:45

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

Note: this is a sing along screening of the film, lyrics will be displayed so we can enjoy!

Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day – Sat 2nd Feb 16:15

Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer and a smart-aleck cameraman, cynical TV weatherman Phil Connors is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself stuck in small-town hell. Just when things couldn’t get any worse, they do. Phil wakes the next morning to find it’s Groundhog Day all over again… and again… and again.

 

THE MAC BIRMINGHAM

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.

With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

On Tuesday 26 February, the screening of Stan & Ollie will be preceded by pastries and coffee for over 65s which are included in the ticket price as part of the Celebrating Age season.

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/stan-ollie

n this all new Disney musical and much anticipated sequel to the much loved family favourite, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss.

Emily Blunt stars as the practically perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. Throw in a cameo from Dick Van Dyke and a cast that also includes Julie Walters, Meryl Streep and Colin Firth, and you’ve got the perfect family treat that captures the wondrous magic of the original film.

This film will be followed by an afternoon tea including fresh sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and clotted cream, cakes and lashings of tea.

THE ELECTRIC CINEMA

Best of 2018: Black Panther (Beer & Movie night with Tryanuary) – Sat 26th January 8pm

The biggest solo Marvel movie of all-time, Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU’s most absorbing stories — and introducing some of its most fully realised characters.

They’re teaming up with Tryanuary a nationwide campaign, founded in 2015, to encourage support for the beer industry throughout January and giving you a can of locally brewed ale from Birmingham Brewing Company, included in the ticket price.

 

 

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