Monthly Archives: February 2015

Leonard Nimoy Has Died At 83

Posted by Simon on February 27, 2015
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Very sad news this morning that Leonard Nimoy has passed away, a few days after being admitted to hospital for chest pains. It’s very telling that, while lovers of specific science fiction series are quick to point out the flaws of others, no-one ever touched Spock. Everyone loved him, thanks to the gravitas and humanity that Nimoy brought to what could so easily have been a stereotypical impassive alien character so common at the time. As a person, he was a lover of culture and art and never stopped his message of love and acceptance.

I’m obviously not the Star Trek fanboy of the Awesome Friday partnership, so I’m sure there’ll be more reflections on this over the coming week. In the mean time, we send our thoughts to his family. RIP.

Now go and watch some Star Trek.

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87th Academy Awards Live Blog

Posted by Matthew on February 22, 2015
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Oscars

This is a live blog. Newest posts at the top.

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Oscar Predictions

Posted by Matthew on February 22, 2015
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Oscars

It’s just about time for the Oscars so here are a few predictions, just so they’re on record before the show starts.

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INCOMING: The Annual Awesome Friday Oscars Liveblog Starts Soon

Posted by Simon on February 22, 2015
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Oscars

It’s been a slow start to 2015 for all of us. That changes today. Here comes the 2015 Oscars or, as Matt so eloquently refers to it, rich people giving their friends golden statues. And we’ll be there every step of the way.

The main show starts at 5:30pm PT, and we’ll start wittering away from twenty minutes or so beforehand on the site liveblog. As you can image from Matt’s reaction to the nominations, it’s likely to be a rather sarcastic affair that is sure to reference the absence of The Lego Movie roughly 2,428 times. Join us and join in!

Kat’s going to be giving her own spin on the event on her Twitter, and Matt and I will more than likely be posting to the Awesome Friday Twitter too, so you have many options for your Oscars viewing pleasure.

See you soon!

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14 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day No Matter Your Relationship Status That Don’t Involve Nicholas Sparks

Posted by Katherine on February 14, 2015
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Love is in the air everywhere you look around. You’ve got the best of my love. I just can’t get enough of your love, babe. I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, what you did, as long as you love me. I don’t care what they say I’m in love with you. All you need is love. Might as well face it you’re addicted to love. Come and get your love. Can you feel the love tonight?

You can’t?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. And there’s nothing wrong with that even if all the giant displays of red hearts and fluffy things and greeting cards and hand holding couples all over the mall are trying to tell you otherwise. There’s a lot of love in the world that doesn’t fit into cardboard boxes or perfectly co-ordinate with an arbitrary date in February.

Contrary to the current array of movies playing on television (AMC is playing Titanic back-to-back for 18 hours straight. The boat sank in 3.) there are also a lot of love stories in film. If you’re looking for something to watch tonight but don’t feel like crying alone while watching the Notebook (the tired stereotype of single women on this day), let me recommend some alternatives.

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Dak Vs The Empire

Posted by Simon on February 13, 2015
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The moment all our Star Wars hope died.

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