Now With Added Zombie Action

Gaming giants Rockstar released, what has to be in our own humble opinion, the greatest single western themed game there has ever been. We’ve been addicted to it since it’s release earlier this year and yes we have also been sucked into paying a little extra for the down loadable content, but boy has it been worth it. Hours upon hours spent riding through sun parched landscapes, rounding up cattle, shooting our way out of stand-offs and hunting grizzlies. But now it seems Rockstar have taken a gamble with their third and final piece of DLC for the game, a departure from their previous content which stayed true to giving the player an authentic taste of the wild west. Undead Nightmare, which will be released on Oct 26th, is an expansion on the single player campaign of the game and features zombies. Although this sounds initially like a sell out and pandering to the on going pop culture obsession with the undead, judging by the official trailer above, (zombie bears, anyone?) it looks like Rockstar know what they are doing. Was there ever any doubt?

‘Bumblebee Was In The Back, Where He Couldn’t See.’

Film director Michael Bay has encountered yet more real-life drama on the set of his latest and third installment of his beloved Transformer’s franchise. Following a tragic accident involving a female extra who was left brain damaged after a piece of flying metal from a stunt sequence hit her on the head on the set of Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon, a stunt driver has now written off the Bumblebee car after colliding with a police SUV. The accident, which was caught on film, happened as a veteran police officer was racing through the film set to answer an emergency call in the city of Chicago where…Whoah! Wait a minute. You mean these robots aren’t real?

Begad! Chinese Airport Closes Due To UFO.

Over the past few months China has experienced a huge rise in the number of UFO sightings and reports, earlier this year strange lights were watched by many on July 9th travelling across the sky over Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou, which was forced to stop operations. See video below.

But now a new sighting has caused further panic in China and this time it happened at Baotou airport, Inner Mongolia, on September 11. The amateur footage, shown above, (which has to be the worst yet, I mean for Christ sake was it an 8 year-old with a camera?), shows what appears to be the UFO. Three flights to Baotou from Shanghai and Beijing were forced to circle the airport until the object disappeared and other flights were diverted from Baotou.

It’s the eighth reported UFO sighting in China in the past four months. Start filling the bath, now!

Avast! True Grit Trailer.

WARNING: This is one of those annoying trailers which gives away what appears to be a crucial twist in the plot. So if you don’t want to know too much about the film then stop  around the 1.34 mark.

Apparently this version of True Grit, the original starred John Wayne, remains faithful to the book which was written by Charles Portis in 1969. It tells the story of 14 year-old Mattie Ross and her quest to find and bring to justice the man who killed her father. She employs the services of Rooster Cogburn, a grizzled, alcoholic Marshall and La Boeuf, a younger Texas Ranger.

After watching this trailer we are pretty much convinced that Jeff Bridges has produced another performance which has the dial firmly turned up to eleven and could possibly earn him a nod from the Academy. Once everyone here had stopped jumping up an down on deck clapping our hands like excited Japanese school girls we were also thrilled to learn the cast includes Matt Damon and Josh Brolin.

An Open Love Letter To Mr Hicks

Following the recent developments, or non-developments to be more accurate, at Liverpool football club through US owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett it’s easy to understand why so many Liverpool fans are at boiling point. Here’s a protest video featuring some familiar faces addressing Mr Hicks directly and in no uncertain terms. The only thing which annoys us here at HMS Friday is that it invariably takes an issue like football to get this much passion from people in the UK.

R.I.P. News

The BBC are reporting that Greggs, Britain’s largest baker, is to start selling croissants and pains au chocolat as part of their ever expanding ‘breakfast range’. I know, I too had to find a chair and slip an extra teaspoon of sugar into my tea, but after a short while the feeling came back into my legs and I was able to ascend my stairs and lie down for a while. If you would like to know more about this comprehensive news item chart a course for HERE.