You guys are lucky. While I’m relaxing on the beautiful and warm beaches of New Caledonia, I thought I’d still keep you up to date with some of the latest news in movies, games and TV. I must really love you.
So this week in the Pretty Much Weekly, we have a board game turned TV show, a great director is thinking of quitting, and Nintendo has announced a new member to the Switch family!
But first, we’re gonna start things off with a quick announcement: Avatar is still the highest grossing film ever. Sorry, Avengers.
And now moving quickly on.
Get Your Ticket to Ride … THE WORLD
Can you imagine the board game Ticket to Ride as a TV show? Publisher Asmodee can. They’ve devised a reality TV competition where five teams battle it out in crazy challenges and see who can travel the most miles by land, air and sea.
As a fan of both the board game and The Amazing Race, I am so amped for this! But Asmodee doesn’t want to stop there. They wish to adapt more of their titles for TV. Which of their games would you like to see on the small screen? Carcassone? Arkham Horror? Pandemic? … One Night Werewolf?!!
Tarantino wants to hang up his coat. And pretty soon, too.
Quentin Tarantino, known for films such as Kill Bill and Django Unchained, wants to quit directing after his tenth film. “I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I’ve come to the end of the road,” he told GQ, “I see myself writing film books and starting to write theatre, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”
His latest film, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, set to release on August 15th, is his ninth and apparently penultimate project. He’s rumoured to now be working on a Star Trek film. But he does say that if Once Upon does well enough he just might quit while he’s ahead.
While Tarantino quitting directing is sad news, I hope he at least gets to his tenth! A Star Trek film directed by Quentin Tarintino sounds like a masterpiece I have to see.
The Next Windows Update is a Bit Stranger
Finished season 3 of Stranger Things and don’t know what to do with yourself? How about downloading the latest Windows Update: Windows 1.11.
Inspired by Windows in 1985, Microsoft has released an app that harkens back to the version that was around when Stranger Things is set. A fun nostalgia trip where you click through file trees and discover glitches that may or may not transport you to the Upside Down.
— Windows (@Windows) July 11, 2019
Or if you really miss having a show, you could start watching Dark. If you’re in our new Pretty Much Geeks Friends group, you’ll know that Saskia really wants you to watch Dark. (You can find Dark on Netflix).
The Switch, but Lighter and Cheaper
Nintendo has officially announced the Nintendo Switch Lite, a new Switch that is solely handheld. So there’s no TV streaming, and no detachable joy-cons.
Because it has less features, that means it’s also cheaper!! It’s set to release on the 20th of September with a retail price of AU$329.95 (about NZ$345.70), which is quite a bit cheaper than the original Switch’s retail price.
I personally really enjoy being able to play Breath of the Wild on the TV, but if price has been stopping you from getting a Switch – the Lite version might be your answer to owning Pokemon Sword and Shield.