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The Geeky Brummie Podcast – Issue 150!

It’s time for the The Geeky Brummie Podcast – Issue 150!

 

On this week’s action packed show:

How Are You

  • Animals as sports personalities
  • Birmingham Nightclubs
  • Politics in Roleplaying
  • Precursor Torch Raider…
  • Samosa Watch

Superb Owl 53 Trailers

We pick out some of the trailers from the Superb Owl sports thing in 2019 including Avengers Endgame, Alita – Battle Angel, Captain Marvel, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, Harley Quinn, Us, The Twilight Zone, Toy Story 4, Wonder Park and GOT / Bud Light.

Weird News

Possums in Posh Pads and Abusive Ghosts

Top Trumps

Natural Wonders of the World (with actual facts)!

 

#GeekyGoingsOn – Issue 150

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

Comic of the Week:

 

Wonder Twins #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 Exiled from their home planet, alien heroes Zan and Jayna must navigate life as teens on Earth at South Metropolis High School, where they’re even bigger outsiders than the typical awkward young adults.

Under the watchful eye of Superman, the brother and sister pull monitor duty at the Hall of Justice as interns, while also trying to overcome the pitfalls of Zan’s brash confidence and Jayna’s shy but streetwise persona. If you think you know the Wonder Twins, think again—this book takes the form of the unexpected.

Find more comic recommendations in Keith’s weekly comic round-up

 

Videogame of the Week:

 

 

Eastshade

You are a traveling painter, exploring the island of Eastshade. Capture the world on canvas using your artist’s easel. Talk to the inhabitants to learn about their lives. Make friends and help those in need. Visit cities, scale summits, unearth mysteries, and discover forgotten places! On Steam from 13th Feb.

Find your weekly dose of game news in Leigh’s Weekly Gaming Roundup

 

Local Listings:

MOCKINGBIRD 

The Lost Boys – Mon 11th Feb 20:45

**If attitude was a form of currency, this film would be the richest of them all! THE LOST BOYS magnitudes our everyday senses with it’s blood, unholy saxophone solos and neon vision! **

Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) — who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.!

THE MAC BIRMINGHAM

Mary Queen Of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne – but Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie).

Each young Queen beholds her ‘sister’ in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

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

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/mary-queen-of-scots-afternoon-tea

Valentine’s Day is so over. This year, MAC is all about Galentine’s Day – forget worrying about whether you’ve got a significant other, and spend February 14 celebrating your gal pals with a screening of cult 90s favourite Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion.

Ten years after their high school graduation, Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) haven’t exactly accomplished everything that they set out to do. Despite their strong friendship, their personal and professional lives are still lacking. When they hear of their upcoming high school reunion, they take it as an opportunity to show their classmates how much they’ve changed — first by trying to reform themselves, then by creating a lie that eventually spins out of control.

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/romy-michelles-high-school-reunion

We’re boycotting Valentine’s Day. There will be no celebrations of romantic love this year. Instead, join us for the ultimate Anti-Valentine’s shindig!

Enjoy a complimentary cocktail or mocktail, unlimited party food, Anti-Valentine’s games with prizes, a live music event and finish with a screening of Fatal Attraction in our cinema.

Fatal Attraction is a story too terrifying to resist, a crackling, tension-packed thriller hinged on the triangle of a man, a wife and vengeful “other woman”. Directed by Adrian Lyne (Flashdance9 1/2 Weeks) and starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and Anne Archer, this sexy, chic, scary box-office smash grabs hold early-then tops itself with an unforgettably nerve-jolting finale.

Event Start Time: 7pm | Film Start Time: 8.30pm

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/love-sucks-anti-valentines-party-fatal-attraction

THE ELECTRIC CINEMA

Valentine’s at The Electric: When Harry Met Sally… 30th Anniversary – Thurs 14th Feb 20:00

Relive Rob Reiner’s touching, funny film which set a new standard for romantic comedies, elevated by the sharp interplay between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.

Does sex make it impossible for men and women to be true friends? This romantic comedy chronicles this dilemma through the eleven year relationship between Harry and Sally who meet in college, then pursue their own lives until they reconnect ten years later.

https://www.theelectric.co.uk/programme.php?film=2269

Valentine’s at The Electric: Scott Pilgrim vs the World – Sat 16th Feb 20:00

Fall in lesbians all over again, as Scott battles Ramona’s seven evil exes to win her heart, in Edgar Wright’s eye-popping collage of pop culture iconography.

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

https://www.theelectric.co.uk/programme.php?film=2272

Valentine’s at The Electric: It Happened One Night 85th Anniversary – Sun 17th Feb 14:00

Capturing Clark Gable and Frank Capra at their finest, It Happened One Night remains unsurpassed by the countless romantic comedies it has inspired.

A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

If Beale Street Could Talk – From 15th Feb

Barry Jenkins follows Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight with a beautifully filmed adaptation of James Baldwin’s passionate, timeless and moving love story.

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a the story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (newcomer Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James).

Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author’s prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.

https://www.theelectric.co.uk/programme.php?film=2261

THSH

#BOOKAHEAD

KEVIN SMITH & RALPH GARMAN – HOLLYWOOD BABBLE-ON – BABBLE THE *U*K ON – Sat 11th May 19:30

US writer, director, actor and podcaster Kevin Smith, alongside fellow actor Ralph Garman, are heading back to the UK this May with their legendary weekly podcast Hollywood Babble-On.

Recorded live in front of a theatre audience, these shows will see Smith and Garman look back at the week’s biggest entertainment stories from the US and beyond.  The duo brings current Hollywood events to life by entertaining audiences with their unique brand of comedy, infamous impressions and vivid improvisation. Movies, TV, music, the internet – no medium is safe when these podcasting pundits use their mouths on ’em!

With over 340 episodes released since its launch in 2012, Hollywood Babble-Onquickly became a podcast sensation with a mammoth following.  It has been named by iTunes as one of the ‘Best Podcasts of The Year’ and regularly appears as one of the Top 20 rated podcasts. The podcast frequently tours cities around the United States and Canada recording episodes in front of sold-out audiences including special episodes from iconic events such as Comic-Con in San Diego.

https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/kevin-smith-ralph-garman-hollywood-babble-on-babble-the-u-k-on

 

 

 

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