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- Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
- Best Lead Actor: Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club
- Best Lead Actress: Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
- Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club
- Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave
I would have liked Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) to get best actor, Barkhad Abdi (Captain Philips) for best supporting actor and Naomie Harris for best supporting actress (Mandela).
And…? Flat as a pancake, Alan Davies seemed barely there for most of the episode. And then, instead of a fiendish whodunit, we were presented with a Columbo-like pre-revealed howdunnit. All the “humour” seemed to consist of a self-referential poke at Davies’ own past biting proclivities and an agonisingly overplayed, drawn-out, heavy-handed and hamfisted satirisation of Sherlock. Possibly not such a good idea when the central conceit of a locked room mystery and delayed murder brought to mind one of the worse Sherlock plots (The Sign of Three).
In other really, really unrelated, but disturbing news, two nights ago I had a dream in which Joanna Lumley ravenously tore into pieces of particularly juicy, barbecued chicken skewered on a mini-shish-kebab. True story. But that, at least, was interesting.
Lumley aside, let us invent a different, happier end to Creek and not this sad return. The final story in which he retires to that West Sussex windmill and shacks up with a nice, quirky girlfriend. She spends her days writing horror novels, while he continues to perfect a spin on the guillotine trick and occasionally annoys the police.
This week we have a special feature about the creator of Kane the Mystic Swordsman, Dr. Karl Edward Wagner:
News: I’m Ill(ish), Podcast Cover, Ch-ch-ch-changes, TV: Amazon Studios, Betas, Barbarella, Bosch, Books: Doctor Who: Short Trips: The Centenarian, Darkness Weaves, Death Angel’s Shadow, Bloodstone, Dark Crusade, Night Winds, The Book of Kane, Tell Me Dark (graphic novel), Gods in Darkness, Midnight Sun: The Complete Stories of Kane, Technology, Mobile World Congress and New Smartphones, Inc. Nokia’s X Series Android Phones and Mozilla’s Twenty Five Dollar Phone, Aftershow: Geeking Out
Divergent (2014), based on the SciFi novel by Veronica Roth:
Space Season on Channel 4 starts in March, see:
I’ve now started, and aborted, watching GI Joe Retaliation twice now (1, 2). The first time it was so bad, I developed a selective amnesia to block out the experience. This, inevitably, meant that I started watching it again recently. It has not improved with age.
Godzilla: New trailer, movie released in the UK on May 16
Godzilla: Last year’s teaser trailer
Only Lovers Left Alive: Out now in the UK
Scifi, Fantasy, Horror, Tech, Nerd Podcast UK: Roy’s Rocket Radio, Ep. 30, Inc. BAFTAs, Oscars, Frozen, Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, Walking Dead Etc.
Mega-fauna sized show. My god, it’s full of stuff (sorry Mr. K. Hey, have I used that before? It feels like I have). Sanity restored. Bleep. In this week’s BEAST of a show we have:
News: News and Aftershow Sections Back! BAFTA Results and Oscar Nominations, River Song, Movies: Freaky Deaky, Frozen, GI Joe Retaliation, I, Frankenstein, X-Files: Fight the Future, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, TV: Doctor Who: 1964 to Present and My Doctor, The Big Bang Theory Season 7, The Musketeers, Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Originals, Troy (Channel 4), The Walking Dead Mid-Season 4, Audio: NPR TED Radio Hour Podcast – Identities, Books: Fairyland, Comics: Locke and Key 1: Welcome to Lovecraft, Technology: WhatsApp Sold, Candy Crush IPO, Racket, Emacs, Lisp, Aftershow: I Love Genre, Road Show: We’re Going on the Road! Winter Olympics… Errr
Don’t miss another valuable opportunity to hear me waffle semi-coherently about tangentially nerdy subjects. I prefer to call it “stream of consciousness” because that sounds more grown-up.
UK SciFi/Horror/Fantasy Podcast: Roy’s Rocket Radio, Ep. 29, Inc. Unmade Movies: Isaac Asimov’s Foundation & Jodorowsky’s Dune & Books: Hater Trilogy Etc.
Intro: Weird Weather, Surveillance, Vanilla Spice, Movies: Dallas Buyer’s Club, Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Movie, Jodorowsky’s Dune, The Fifth Estate, Rush, TV: Film 4 SciFi Season, Books: Hater, Dog’s Blood, Them or Us, The Martian, Technology: Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Outro: Old Wives Tales? Colds and Flu
PROBLEM: Just a quick tip. If, like me, you’ve messed with Facebook’s rather confusing privacy settings and have found that you can no longer navigate to your profile page without being logged in, then this is what has probably happened-
Remember this setting?
SOLUTION: You might have, innocently enough, turned this off… Well turn it on again! };->
#UK #SciFi/#Fantasy/#Horror/#Tech #Podcast #RoysRocketRadio 27 Horror Europa, Houses of Horror, Saga v.2, ArkOS etc.
Just when you thought it was safe… KAPOW! WHUMP! SNIKT! Another episode:
Intro: Back to Sunday! TV: Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss, Audio: Houses of Horror, Pyramids of Mars, Comics: Saga vol. 2, Technology: ArkOS, Making the jump from Windows? Outro: Review? Rate? Hate?
By spooky coincidence and because we briefly talk about Hammer’s arch rival Amicus, while I recorded this podcast, the Amicus movie The Beast Must Die (1974) was on TV.
My updates are automatically cascaded down to social media via blog postings. So, if you contact me through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc…, I probably won’t receive your message.
This is by design, and as a way to handle my addiction to the sweet, sweet nectar that is the internet.
The point being is, that if you want to contact me about the podcast , blog or to give me a giant sack of money, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
p.s. When did “e-mail’ become “email”?
Here’s a breakdown of what I talked about in January, with links to each podcast. (For show notes and more click on my head in the picture, or here):
Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 26, 30 January, Movies: Ender’s Game, Last Days on Mars, TV: Black Sails, Helix, Books: The Magus, Comics: The Dead Boy Detectives, Fables 1001 Nights, Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume One, Haunt of Horrors, Strontium Dog: The Life and Death of Johnny Alpha: The Project
Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 25, 25 January, Movies/TV: What’s Wrong with Star Trek? This week we will explore every Star Trek cock-up, nonsensical technology, contradiction, annoyance and other assorted stupidity… …And Why I Still Love It
Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 24, 17 January, News: It’s too cold, Writing update, How to get the podcast, The nose laugh test, Movies: The Captains, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Woman in Black, TV: Hostage, Sherlock Season 3 Finale, Tech: 4OD, Waze, And Finally: Life on a boat somewhere hot
Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 23, 12 January, News: Walking round London, Movies: Captain Phillips, The Great Gatsby, Her, How I Live Now, Iceman, Mandela, Saving Mr. Banks, TV: Hannibal: Rome’s Worst Nightmare, The Tomorrow People, What I’m Watching, Audio: What I’m Listening To, Gmail Undo, And Finally: Email me!
Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 22, 10 January, News: break from writing, can’t review Ender’s Game, replenish my book collection, Storm Bringer, Movies: American Hustle, Upstream Color, TV: The River, Sherlock, Books: And He Built a Crooked House, Comics: Saga, Games: Neo Geo X Gold handheld console, And Finally: downloading, fellow podcasters
Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 21, 01 January, News: Writing, Podcasting, Chilling, TV: Sherlock Season 3, Technology: Leveraging torrents legitimately, And Finally: Copyright notices
#RoysRocketRadio Ep26 Inc. Ender’s Game, Last Days on Mars, Black Sails, Helix… #UK #SciFi/#Fantasy/#Horror #Podcast
Movies: Ender’s Game, Last Days on Mars, TV: Black Sails, Helix, Books: The Magus, Comics: The Dead Boy Detectives, Fables 1001 Nights, Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume One, Haunt of Horrors, Strontium Dog: The Life and Death of Johnny Alpha: The Project
I still occasionally wear this cool pendant, souvenir of the Kung Fu TV series, “liberated” from an older cousin BITD and dated via this retrotastic page.
I was the last resident of this historic house, now immortalised in Google Maps.
Roy’s Rocket Radio Ep. 25: Movies/TV: What’s Wrong with Star Trek? This week we will explore every Star Trek cock-up, nonsensical technology, contradiction, annoyance and other assorted stupidity… …And Why I Still Love It (Show Notes)
As I type these words, there have been:
- 20,077 visitors to this blog.
- 29,893 visitors to the main site.
- …And er, well, some people have downloaded the podcast. Looking at the awstats, I’m getting about 100 downloads/month now.
So thanks for visiting and all that.
Very busy day today doing manual labour (urgh) type things around the home, like cleaning etc… And there’ll also be gardening to do tomorrow (more urgh). But crank out episode 25 tonight. The good news is that the car is now running again.
#RoysRocketRadio 24, Inc. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Wolf of Wall Street, Sherlock Finale #UK #Film
Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 24: News: It’s too cold, Writing update, How to get the podcast, The nose laugh test, Movies: The Captains, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Woman in Black, TV: Hostage, Sherlock Season 3 Finale, Tech: 4OD, Waze, And Finally: Life on a boat somewhere hot
The next two “Sunday” shows will actually be recorded, edited and released two days early, i.e. on the immediately preceding Friday. The reasons are twofold. First, The Wolf of Wall Street opens in the UK tomorrow and I don’t want to be scooped by everyone else! Secondly, the Sunday after that, I have a social engagement that involves a chainsaw (absolutely true- don’t ask).
The proposed line-up for tomorrow is:
News: It’s too cold, Writing update, The nose laugh test, Movies: The Captains, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Woman in Black, TV: Hostage, Sherlock Season 3 Finale, Tech: 4OD, Waze, And Finally: Life on a boat somewhere hot
The week after that you can expect some rantiness regarding Star Trek and its spin-offs:
What’s Wrong with Star Trek? This week we will explore every Star Trek cock-up, nonsensical technology, contradiction, annoyance and other assorted stupidity… …And Why I still Love It.
Finally, we return to a Sunday slot, with a show devoted entirely to Doctor Who.
No set agenda for this show yet.
Enjoy previous shows here.
News: Walking round London, Movies: Captain Phillips, The Great Gatsby, Her, How I Live Now, Iceman, Mandela, Saving Mr. Banks, TV: Hannibal: Rome’s Worst Nightmare, The Tomorrow People, What I’m Watching, Audio: What I’m Listening To, Gmail Undo, And Finally: Email me!
Episode 23 (This Sunday): Just to fill that diabolical ennui of existence that is Sunday morning, Ill be recording another podcast. You can expect more measured, thoughtful and learned discussions (or not, well maybe, but certainly better than that found in The Gruniad or Daily Heil) regarding the following topics: Movies: Captain Phillips, Her, How I Live Now, Iceman, TV: Hannibal: Rome’s Worst Nightmare, The Tomorrow People, Tech: Gmail
Episode 24 (Next Sunday): Actually, though without any solid guarantee, I am planning to do a regular(ish) podcast every Sunday which, and I can’t help re-emphasising this, should fill the void of that most terrible of days. Next Friday sees the release of The Wolf of Wallstreet and thus, that will be one of the movies discussed in the next show. (Yes, I did SO pompously use the word “thus”. Not only that but, in the future, you can also expect me to add a “ly” and use the word “thusly” too.
About the podcast: At moment the podcast is one of the few UK-centric podcasts about genre entertainment aimed squarely at, and I’m sorry to over-use the words again, geeks and nerds. Oh, and the show is still mostly SciFi/Fantasy/Horror-based, but occasionally other tropes/media/news/(and even)guests appear. Just don’t rely on using the podcast, blog or me as an early-warning-system for national, or planetary emergencies (i.e. as a legitimate news service), because I’ll probably sleep through the whole thing.
Roy’s Rocket Radio #UK #SciFi/#Fantasy/#Horror #Podcast Episode 22 (Inc. #UpstreamColor & #Sherlock)
News: break from writing, can’t review Ender’s Game, replenish my book collection, Storm Bringer, Movies: American Hustle, Upstream Color, TV: The River, Sherlock, Books: And He Built a Crooked House, Comics: Saga, Games: Neo Geo X Gold handheld console, And Finally: downloading, fellow podcasters
Sorry about the delay, I overslept! Then I re-edited the show notes, walked around a bit, cracked open a UCCB (Ubiquitous Caffeinated Carbonated Beverage), wore trousers and even found the time to watch the end of Forgetting Sarah Marshall (BTW, Kunis should have dumped the sucker).
SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT #UK #SciFi/#Fantasy/#Horror #Podcast Roy’s Rocket Radio Episode 22, Available Just Before Midnight GMT
News: break from writing, can’t review Ender’s Game, my book collection, Storm Bringer, Movies: Upstream Color, TV: The River, Sherlock, Books: And He Built a Crooked House, Comics: Saga, And Finally: downloading, fellow podcasters
There were an unprecedented number of wonderful shows in December, and over the Christmas and New Year period.
Enjoy them, right here:
Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 20 (New Year’s Eve) News: Grumpy, Movies: The Desolation of Smaug, TV: The Tractate Middoth, The Thirteenth Tale, And Finally: Non-Diverse and Overly Long Genre Entertainment
Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 19 (Christmas Day) Movies: The Clinic, Computer Chess, The Hunger Games Catching Fire (mentioned later in the podcast, AFTER D&D Red Box), TV: Doctor Who Matt Smith’s Final Episode, Highlander, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, Comics: Neonomicon, Games: Hyperlight Drifter, Games: Hyperlight Drifter, Other New Retro Games, Toys: D&D Red Box, Technology: Computer books, Jessops, Lua and Love2D, Paper, Q10, Treepad Lite
Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 18 (Great Big Catch-Up Episode) News: Writing, Movies: Beautiful Creatures, Dredd 3D, Elysium, Gravity, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Red 2, Riddick, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Thor: The Dark World, The Wolverine, Trailers: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, TV: Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Afterlife, Borealis, Continuum, Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor, The Blacklist, BBC Natural World Giant Squid: Filming the Impossible, Odyssey 5, Paradox, Sleepy Hollow, The Walking Dead Season 4, Books: Creed, The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF, Comics: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, Tech: Raspberry Pi: Owner’s Workshop Manual, Games: Elite Dangerous, Obduction, Toys: Accordion, Lego, And Finally…: Too many distractions
Spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display in London, near Big Ben and the London Eye a few hours ago:
Happy New Year’s Day!
Mum and Dad Skyped me tonight so that we could celebrate the New Year together. I took some screenshots:
Join me in a drink too, wherever you are… Happy New Year!
BORED? REMINDER: #UK #SciFi/#Fantasy/#Horror #NewYearsEve Podcast Roy’s Rocket Radio Episode 20 IS AVAILABLE NOW
Happy New Year’s Eve!
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Happy New Year’s Eve!
SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Standby for #NewYearsEve AND #NewYearsDay Episodes of Roy’s Rocket Radio #SciFi/#Fantasy#Horror #Podcast
Amongst other things, I’ll be talking about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in the first podcast, which will be available on New Year’s Eve, and Sherlock Series 3, available on New Year’s Day; well before the premier of Series 3 at 9pm (GMT London) on BBC1.
In the meantime, please download, some previous shows.
All comments welcome, even the nasty ones, because, like Batman, I “can take it”, grrr.
Now I have to ring mum and explain how I overslept and missed her call!
#SciFi #Podcast: Roy’s Rocket Radio, Episode 19: Matt Smith’s Last #DoctorWho, #TheHungerGamesCatchingFire etc…
After stuffing my face with Christmas yumminess, failing to take a nap, then watching the last Matt Smith Doctor Who, I, unwisely, decided to end the night by trying to crank out one more podcast before midnight. So, without further ado, here’s what you can expect from the Christmas edition of Roy’s Rocket Radio:
Movies: The Clinic, Computer Chess, The Hunger Games Catching Fire (mentioned later in the podcast, AFTER D&D Red Box), TV: Doctor Who Matt Smith’s Final Episode, Highlander, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, Comics: Neonomicon, Games: Hyperlight Drifter, Games: Hyperlight Drifter, Other New Retro Games, Toys: D&D Red Box, Technology: Computer books, Jessops, Lua and Love2D, Paper, Q10, Treepad Lite
Enjoy, and merry Christmas.
(Currently listening to 99 Red Balloons… using the excellent Foobar 2000)
Balkan Beat Box – Sunday Arak
Big Bad Voodoo Daddies – Go Daddy-O
Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict
Damned – Grimly Fiendish
Dropkick Murphys – The Warrior’s Code
Hawkwind – Orgone Accumulator
Iggy Pop – The passenger
Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
LL Cool J – Phenomenon
Levellers – Just the One
Massive Attack & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Indian
Misfits – Ballroom Blitz
Motorhead – Ace of Spades
Nena – 99 Red Balloons
Nirvana – Come As You Are
Orbital – The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
Plasmatics – Tight Black Pants
Presidents of the United States of America – Lump
Primal Scream – Kill All Hippies
Prodigy – Narayan
Rob Zombie – Dragula
Skatalites – Mesopotamia
Skunk Anansi – Twisted
Spiderbait – Ghost Riders In The Sky
Stiff Little Fingers – No Sleep Till Belfast
Suede – Electricity
Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized
The King – Dock Of The Bay
The Who – Pinball Wizard
Unknown – Goldorak Go
Vice Squad – Last Rockers
Wall of Voodoo – Ring of Fire
Weird Sisters - Hippogriff
I hope everyone is having a great Christmas out there. Right, my phone’s set to ring when this is done-
Making Christmas tree decorations:
…Stuffing face with chocolate while glue dries:
Rōnin = masterless samurai
Below is possibly the most famous quote from Hakagure (The Book of the Samurai), quoted in Ghost Dog (1999), but also almost entirely appropriate here. I say “almost” because I’m sure the author (Yamamoto Tsunetomo) never had to deal with DRAGONS!
“The Way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day, when one’s body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears, and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one’s master. And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.”
I’m watching these as I post, over café mocha and croissant, now that’s breakfast!
Here’s a couple of trailers from some Kickstarter-funded games, currently in development, that I’ve been following. Enjoy:
While feeding my current obsession with London-based Mariachimexteca, also known as the Dorito mariachi band, it occurred to me that perhaps there were other interesting culture-jammed spins on western pop. I was right, and above is a Bollywoodized version of my karaoke party-piece.
#Nerds, #Writers, Earthians, Buy Me A Beer: Theron-Unpwned, Unwisely Consuming…, Old Olds…, Goat Attack, Grossip…, Prod-cast
Theron-Unpwned: Hi. Yeah, see, the thing about saying you’ve “gone-writing” is that it inevitably means that you’re not. So I thought I’d take a break from “not” and try to shake something loose by blahing on a bit. So what happened since the last post? Amazingly, readership of the blog seems to be increasing and, by the time you read this, I’ll be up to 19,000 visitors. But before you join me in wohoo-ing, the thing is, instead of reading my blog posts about movies, comics etc…, i.e. the good stuff, visitors tend to be focusing on my previous (barely-even-nerdly-content-tangential) rants. So I’m not going to feed The Great Internet Beast today, instead I’ll talk about some interesting bit-and-bobs that have stirred my interest. And no, that does not mean me waxing
poetical something regarding Charlize Theron (again). Mainly because yet another blasé raft of J’Adore Christmas ads have killed it for me. BTW “Theron-Unpwned” actually (nearly) rhymes (in Afrikaans).
As usual, I’ve been unwisely consuming a vast mountain of nerd-media (in fact, as I type these very words, I can hear Spock pon farring in the background). Currently, I have several things on the go, including Gradisil (2006) by Adam Roberts, Neonomicon (2011) by Alan Moore and Moonshadow (1989) by John Marc DeMatteis. I have also dug into Once Upon a Time In Wonderland (2013) that will be coming to the small screen in the UK sometime next year. To hear about them, you’ll have to listen to the next neRRRdcast.
Old Olds/New News: In “The Great Ghastly Mundaneity” which is my phrase for the non-nerdish world, I have recently been idly perusing a few mags, but have noticed an alarming relevancy-lag in many tech and computer publications. By the time the articles are published in the magazines, the news has become olds. Newspapers are a little better, but many feature articles tend to be rather lacklustre these days and so I spend more time reading online. (NB/ This bit is for the hacks: it also means that freelancing your articles to editors can be an exercise in time-wasting. And spec-only? Good luck with that).
Goat attack: Two things which got my goat, in the pettiest and most trivial ways possible, which is what happens when you sink into the tetchiness that comes of spending too much time at home, was an article from a library-loaned copy of Esquire (issue 1, 2014). The phrase “nouvelle vague” was bluntly bandied in an article warning against the potential ar
siness of the donning non-manly-scarfs. This annoyed me for two reasons. First, I assume that the use of arty-French parlécinema (see?) indicates that the writer listens to Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s BBC Film Review, because I refuse to believe that he actually knows what the term means. (I still don’t, though wiki, wiki, wiki). Secondly, I am a wearer of said sudarium-modo de Gluteus maximus (again, see?) Send latin grammatical corrections to…)
Grossip Gob’alists: A quick look at the staff page of the above-mentioned rag also frightened me into thinking about where my career is going (okay, I mean not-going). Combined with a recent re-reading of James Herbert’s Creed, wherein one of the characters, a gossip columnist, suffers the most vicious (and, no doubt, accurate) textual depiction/character assassination ever printed; made me realise that aiming for a post-career as a lifestyle columnist in a glossy is a bit naff and no great loss if it never happens.
Prod-cast: In the meantime, I very strongly recommend (insist) that you download one of our, (the nicest way of explaining this is by telling you that I’m using the royal plural here) and excellent (that’s one description), previous neRRRcasts.
Oooh, now that’s off my chest, I can bedeck my neck with this stylish (though manly) sophistiscarf and get back to writing some fiction.
What-evs. Roll on Season 4 GOT.
Check out this laudable anti-whitewashing effort from the people at Racebending.com:
In their own words:
“Racebending.com is an international grassroots organization of media consumers that advocates for underrepresented groups in entertainment media. Since our formation in 2009, we have been dedicated to furthering equal opportunities in Hollywood and beyond.”
Maleficent: Angelina. Horns.
I, Frankenstein: Will either be brilliant or terrible, hard to tell, but here’s hoping…
Seventh Son: Featuring another (RIPD) fine dialect choice from Jeff Bridges.
Noah: Mmm, still the threat of Ray Winstone is enough to scare anyone.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: And, if you stayed with me this far, my favourite.