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July 29, 2011

Weekend Watch: 7/29/2011

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011
Nerd News And Reviews

Don’t know what to do this weekend?  Don’t worry, we do.  We’re professionals.  Just copy one of us.

And, for the record, Kriss Kross will make you…

Third – I was real happy to see a whole bunch of the comics I had enjoyed most over the past year show up on the list of Eisner winners. However, this means I have fewer must-read books to go out and find, but that’s just fine. I’ll probably be hitting up my local shop to pick up either Blacksad, American Vampire, or 20th Century Boys. It might just be that new shampoo I switched to, but I’ve got that new comic book addiction tingle.

Jon – After biking 100 miles to the beach, I plan on laying on said beach and finishing Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, while also beginning Sandman 1 and Locke and Key.  Other goals – Finally see Captain America, download Steam and the 3rd Humble Indie bundle, and find my copy of the Silmarillion so I can reread the story of Beren and Luthien.  Oh, and find some way to read comics while riding a road bike and not dying.  That last one may or may not be accomplished by Sunday.

Tom – While there’s probably some pizza and beer in the cards, the biggest bean in my basket (don’t think that’s a real saying, but roll with it) is going to see Cowboys & Aliens.  I know I’m expressing a totally new and singular idea when I say that I was disappointed in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but I was.  A lot.  Thankfully, as long as it doesn’t jump the shark or nuke the fridge, I think C&A has the potential to be the third act comeback Harrison Ford deserves…but not the one he needs right now.  Favreau don’t fail me now!

Chris – I have been totally engrossed recently by the prolific writings of Joe Abercromie. He’s an up and coming British fantasy author, whose first major book was published in 2004. I plan to take this weekend and lose myself in his fifth book which came out this year. For those who are counting, thats five books in the time George R. R. Martin has written one. Anyway, they’re your standard fantasy fare, but Abercrombie shows a special flair for really giving his characters personality. If you haven’t read any of them, I suggest you check out The Blade Itself.
I also recently renewed my affair with Oblivion, and have been having a good time running around Cyrodiil avoiding the main questline. If you never played Oblivion and have a lot of time to spare, you should go pick it up and give it a shot – it can be found pretty cheaply ($20 or so) these days.

Wade - I will be trying to wrest control of the Xbox from Chris and his Oblivion addiction long enough to solve some new cases in LA Noire, which I have been really enjoying.  I’ll also be finishing up the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy and hopefully getting the 4th Locke & Key in the mail sometime soon. I am also hoping to make it out to Cowboys & Aliens at some point.