Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Veronica Mars Movie!

I actually feel ill from watching the Veronica Mars movie. I was way too excited and all of that excitement totally paid off. It’s a strange and wonderful feeling.

Veronica was such a large part of my teenage years that seeing her Logan, Wallace, Mac, Piz, Weevil and the team all back together brought enormous amounts of joy all by themselves. The fact that the plot was full of all of the best parts of the Veronica Mars that I loved is a credit to Rob Thomas and his writing, casting, producing and support team.

And that means the Kickstarter Backers too. Because almost 8 years after Veronica Mars was cancelled, the fans of the show funded a long awaited film to see their beloved characters back together again. To find out what happened to them all. Who did they become? Who was still together? What was Veronica going to do with her life?

I just have an overwhelming urge to thank the whole Internet right now for what I just saw. It was amazing.

I’m going to ramble some more under the cut and I will warn before spoilers so if you want to check to movie out or you want to jump up and down via text on the web then please follow me under the cut.

Friday, March 14, 2014

National Theatre Live - Coriolanus Review!

In late February a few of the Fruitless Pursuits team caught NT Live and the Donmar Warehouse's live broadcast of Coriolanus starring the likes of Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss. It was fantastic! Follow me under the cut for a review.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 78: NIght at the Museum (with guest host Jacinta!)

This week we spend a wacky and fantastical night at the museum when we read the tepid novelization of - you guessed it - Night at the Museum! Joining me for this unbridle dinosaur bone and Hun fun, is FPcast co-host Jacinta! How did a beloved, magical movie go so, so wrong? Plus crazy Dad stories!

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Book Review: The Stormlight Archive So Far

I'm someone who typically reads 2-3 books a week. It took me a good six days to get through the second book in Brandon Sanderson's epic fantasy series Words of Radiance, and it dawned on me that it's a pretty decent clip to read nearly 1100 pages in a five day span. The book was so good, though, that the time spent was far from a chore and more of an overall experience.

Looking at the series thus far, however, it's become clear that Sanderson is definitely one of the top fantasy writers going today, and The Stormlight Archive is lining itself up to be one of the great epic fantasy series of all time. Below is a look at both books with some spoilery bits at the end. You've been warned...

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for March 10th 2014! Remembering the Nineties!

This week we are all wrapped up in Nineties Nostalgia! We reminisce on what we were watching, what we were listening to, what we were reading, and what we were wearing. And how many times we did The Bartman. PLUS we give our warts and all review of 300: Rise of an Empire. THIS. IS. PODCAST!

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Friday Night Movie Reviews: March

And we are BACK for 2014! Sure, it's not actually Friday, but Friday is just a state of mind though, right? And we're only a time machine away from a Friday at any given point, so it's totally fine. Now that I've justified my lateness, let's get on to the movies shall we?

Once again we have an eclectic mix of movie reviews coming to you from Luke, Jeff and Jacinta. Join us below the cut to see what we've been watching this month.