From world news, sports, movies, tv shows and books: The 2016 geek god review Year-End Wrap-up

World News

Donald Trump wins the presidency in stunning upset over Clinton

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Donald Trump was elected the nation’s 45th president in the stunning culmination of a campaign that defied expectations and conventions at every turn and galvanized legions of aggrieved Americans in a loud repudiation of the status quo.

(https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/election-day-an-acrimonious-race-reaches-its-end-point/2016/11/08/32b96c72-a557-11e6-ba59-a7d93165c6d4_story.html)

Sports

Neymar lifts Brazil to its first Olympics gold medal by beating world champions Germany 1-1 (5-4 pens) in a tense penalty shoot-out

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If the script writer had offered this up before kick-off in Saturday night’s Brazil v Germany Olympic final here at the Maracana they’d have been sacked for being too fanciful. It was fairytale, make-believe, hard to fathom stuff as Neymar, the darling of the Selecao, scored the 10th and decisive penalty in a shootout to win it 5-4 and to seal gold for his country.The match ended 1-1 in normal time as Neymar, (who else?), scored a brilliant free-kick that looked like it would lead Brazil to glory. But the Germany captain Max Meyer equalised on 58 minutes. There were chances – nothing golden – but the two couldn’t be separated…until the incredible drama of the penalties.

(https://geekgodreview.com/2016/08/22/rio-2016-wrap-up/)

UEFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers kicks off

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Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen produced the finest of strikes as Holland eased past Belarus to rise to the top of Group A.

The Dutch, who finished third at the last World Cup in Brazil but failed to qualify for Euro 2016, ended an unprecedented run of five successive home defeats stretching back 16 months.

(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3827750/Holland-4-1-Belarus-Vincent-Janssen-stunner-caps-dominant-display.html)

TV Shows

What’s True and What’s Fiction: Traveling Through Time, A Netflix’s Marco Polo Series Review

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(L-R) Daulet Abdigaparov, Benedict Wong and Lorenzo Richelmy in a scene from Netflix’s “Marco Polo.” Photo Credit: Phil Bray for Netflix. EP10

Almost nothing is known about the childhood of Marco Polo until he was fifteen years old, excepting that he probably spent part of his childhood in Venice.Meanwhile, Marco Polo’s mother died, and an aunt and uncle raised him.He received a good education, learning mercantile subjects including foreign currency, appraising, and the handling of cargo ships;he learned little or no Latin. His father later married with Floradise Polo (née Trevisan)

(https://geekgodreview.com/2016/08/06/marco-polo-series-review/)

The Number of Damien Thorn (Damien Season 1 Review)

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The news about Damien failing to be renewed for Season 2 came not as a shock to me. For one thing, I am used to watching non-mainstream TV series and I am fine with that. Apart from that, the numbers for this series were so bad. Still, it is with great sadness that I am writing this first and last review for this horror show that at first made the fans ask “what was that?” to showing that there could be more in the story only if it was given another chance.

(https://geekgodreview.com/2016/05/29/the-number-of-damien-thorn-damien-season-1-review/)

Books

26874946The hilarious Magnus Chase chapter titles are back starting with Chapter 1: Could You Please Stop Killing My Goat?

Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands.

(https://geekgodreview.com/2016/09/06/tv-series-music-and-books-weekly-wrap-up-greg-berlanti-the-man-behind-the-cws-arrow-and-the-flash-developing-black-lighting/)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Is As Magical As Hogwarts: A Geek God Review Special Feature

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Welcome to the Triwizard Tournament which is really this lame sentence intro for this book review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I am pleased to report that the Cursed Child is as magical as the seven Harry Potter books. I promise you that you will feel this weird feeling once you finished reading it, and of course you will have many questions, tons of it, and observations that you will surely throw in during the numerous Potter group discussions, online and on book stores, in the near future.

(https://geekgodreview.com/2016/08/04/harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-is-as-magical-as-hogwarts/)

Movies

19cdbaba14da96595e370e70c369d93eHenry Cavill begins intense training for new Superman movie

A couple of months ago saw Superman Henry Cavill post a picture of himself training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where he mentioned he was “getting schooled by Mr. Roger Gracie.”

Now Henry is back at it as images of Cavill training near Miami at the Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Of Weston have hit the net.

(https://geekgodreview.com/2016/09/11/tv-series-books-movies-weekly-wrap-up-henry-cavill-begins-intense-training-for-new-superman-movie/)

p5306A Muggle’s Guide to Watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Including Characters, Places, Spells, and Beasts)

Muggles or No-Majs! Before you go to see the latest Harry Potter movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we present to you Geek God Review’s guide in watching the film, complete with list of Beasts, characters and spells, for a nice and worry-free experience. Enjoy!

(https://geekgodreview.com/2016/11/21/a-muggles-guide-to-watching-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-including-characters-places-spells-and-beasts/)

tumblr_o6xzytiays1sx679fo1_400New Underworld: Blood Wars Released

When the calendar turns to 2016, moviegoers only had to wait days for Screen Gems (a specialty production division at Sony Pictures Entertainment) to release Underworld: Blood Wars — the fifth installment in the popular vampires verus werewolves franchise.

(https://geekgodreview.com/2016/10/31/hollywood-weekly-wrap-up-jake-gyllenhaal-ryan-reynolds-encounter-alien-life-form-in-space-set-thriller/)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a movie review

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Rogue One is a film about how the Rebel Alliance acquired the Death Star plans prior to the events of A New Hope. Surely a prequel to a film so widely known would be predictable. Spoilers: the Rebellion Alliance get the plans.

(http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/12/movie-review-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-2016-spin-off-actually-enhances-the-story-of-the-original-star-wars/)

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