|Theatrical poster for The Hobbit:|
An Unexpected Journey
In the last two weeks or so, I’ve been super busy. I’ve read through a mountain of comics and graphic novels (reviews to follow!) saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Imax 3D at 48 frames per second, went out for dinner a couple of times, exchanged After Xmas gifts, went shopping with Gina, and I’ve been marathoning TV programmes. It’s been pretty busy, but super fun! On top of all that, my part of the country has been hit by the dreaded snow! All joking aside, it’s made where I live look amazing, but sadly, it’s also made my entire house very cold. Our central heating system is fritzy at the best of times, and the super-cold weather hasn’t helped, so me and my housemate Daryl have been hiding in the living room, heaters on full, wrapped up in blankets, gloves and scarves!
However, with cold weather comes the chance to watch lots of TV programmes and films! In the last week, Daryl and I have powered through series 4 of Supernatural (I will catch up eventually) a whole bunch of films, and for the short time Robin was back, we got through half of the second series of Battlestar Galactica (which I am loving!) and when he returns, I have every intention of watching more! All amazing TV programmes and sometimes questionable films aside, one of the highlights of the last two weeks has been seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Imax. Not only was it the first film I’ve ever seen in Imax, it’s been the best 3D I think I’ve ever experienced. I’ll be writing a full review in the next couple of days, so I can share my full views, but I have to say, it was incredible. At first I was a little dubious about making the book into three films, but I’ve definitely changed my mind now. It works brilliantly, and the visuals more or less match what I imagined when I read it! Plus, Martin Freeman makes an excellent Bilbo Baggins. I might be a little biased on Freeman’s performance due to my undying love of Sherlock, but he is fantastic in that role.
It’s been a week of comic book catching up so far. Since I spent most of last week working on an essay about Soviet Cinema for my university course, I only popped out to grab last week’s comics, hang about for a bit, then back home to get back to work. So as well as having last week’s to get through, I had 1-11 of Adventure Time to read, as well as three TPBs I ended up picking up when I was trying not to procrastinate my essay. In the past week, I’ve read all of them, written up one review, and I’m still in shock from the events of The Boys last two volumes. As a series that was ultimately a hilariously dark parody of the superheroes we all know and love, I’m pretty sad to see it go. I’ll be writing full reviews of them soon, so keep your eyes out!
What I’m reading: Supergods by Grant Morrison.
What I’m listening to: Go by Motion City Soundtrack
What I’m eating: Chocolate fudge cake.
What I’m watching: Series five of Supernatural.
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