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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 June, 2018, 08:23:47 pm »
Hereditary.

Very good film. Slow burn in the first hour, but necessary and then loses it's shit (in a good way) in the second hour.

As a seasoned horror fan, for at least forty years, there were four sequences that sent genuine chills up my spine. Compare this to The Sixth Sense where this happened twice.

Has a good 'Rosemary's Baby' vibe to it.

Recommended if you like creepy horror.

7.5/10

I mostly agree, although it seemed a bit muddled at times, but maybe some processing will iron that out. A brilliant performance from Toni Collette plus an unsettling atmosphere from the start make this an overall hit.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 June, 2018, 07:15:30 pm »
Sorcerer (40th Anniversary 4K Remaster)

Will Friedkin is rarely mentioned in the same sentence of other legendary directors of the 70's and 80's, despite having The Exorcist, The French Connection and To Live and Die in LA under his belt. THIS, however, is the movie that tips him into the master race of directors. Tense, gripping, and visually visceral yet stunning. The rope bridge sequence alone made my heart stop at least twice, my palms where sweaty and and my stomach was in knots.

A superb film, do yourself a fave and buy the blu-ray, well worth the investment.

Saw this for the first time recently, thought it was brilliant.

The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen. The title isn't accurate, as I've seen 9 of the films discussed, but it's still entertaining enough as a pointer to films to check out if you're a fan of the genre.

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General / Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« on: 17 June, 2018, 07:08:13 pm »
Dredd:
1. The Apocalypse War. Informed the future of Dredd's world like nothing else.
2. Day of Chaos. Wagner's game-changer turned everything on its head.
3. Tour of Duty. Richly detailed and nuanced.
4. The Pit. Showing the human side of judges.
5. Necropolis. Showing the horror more than the humour of Death and co.
6. The Dead Man. John Ridgway's hugely atmospheric art and that twist.
7. Trifecta. A crazy drunken idea that worked brilliantly.
8. Blood of Emeralds arc. Dredd's future is in safe hands.
9. Oz. Supersurf 10 is as gripping as a real race. Brendan McCarthy's Judda are one of his all-time best designs.
10. Midnight Surfer. The illicit exhilaration is tangible.

Non-Dredd:
1. Cradlegrave. You can feel the decay. Just brilliant.
2. Strontium Dog - Portrait of a Mutant. Seminal, universal story of fight against oppression.
3. Strontium Dog - Rage. And when that fight becomes darker and personal.
4. Devlin Waugh - Chasing Herod/Reign of Frogs/Sirius Rising arc. John Smith's imagination is boundless.
5. Anderson - Half-Life arc. Some of Arthur Ranson's panels could be on the walls of galleries.
6. Rogue Trooper - Cinnabar. The best original Rogue story, in my opinion.
7. Indigo Prime - Killing Time. Creators at the top of their game.
8. Brass Sun. INJ Culbard's precise art depicting the clockwork system and inhabitants with cinematic brilliance.
9. Slaine - The Books of Invasion. Clint Langley's widescreen images are something else.
10. Chopper - Song of the Surfer. A truly great character of Dredd's world, brilliant art by Colin MacNeil, a tragic ending...what's not to like?

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I'm going to miss reading a fortnightly dose of Dreddworld stories, but looking forward to have a bit more time to read some other stuff. Going to give Dredd a bit of a rest after the final issue before planning a re-read.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 11 June, 2018, 10:15:58 pm »
Megazine stories in the Tooth collection eh? I guess this means all bets are off....maybe.

I enjoyed Ace Trucking volume 1, although Too Many Bams was maybe a bit too silly. Good to see one of Massimo's self-portraits in action though.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 June, 2018, 04:38:03 pm »
Contents as yet unknown aside from the title story
I suspect it'll be very similar to the Rebellion volume, which at 272 pages clocks in at very close to the Hachette requirement (~300, IIRC). If so, that's: The Art of Kenny Who?; Bodies of Evidence; Beyond Our Kenny; Blackout; Who? Dares Wins; SABs; Alien Wedding; The Student Prince; It's Deja Vu all over again; Block Court; Finger of Suspicion; Big Deal At Drekk City; The Bazooka. And perhaps a couple more.

Several of those have already appeared in the Dredd collection and we've been promised no duplication. Also I think the average page count is around 200. It would be good to see Beyond our Kenny included but because that was in the Megazine is it eligible?

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 June, 2018, 12:03:28 pm »
Next up is Dredd: The Art of Kenny Who?, which I think will be an all-Cam Kennedy volume in the style of the previous Carlos Ezquerra volume. Contents as yet unknown aside from the title story, but, on checking Barney, Cam's remaining Dredd stories from the progs that haven't appeared in the Dredd collection would be a perfect fit. There may be some special/annual stories too though.

After that it's the second volumes of Rogue Trooper and ABC Warriors, then Meltdown Man.

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Loved Anderson:Dead End, the arc throughout was great, with some stunning art. I didn't enjoy Mutineers as much, but maybe that's because when one writer has made such an indelible impact on a character it's a hard act to follow.

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In the penultimate issue of the Dredd Mega Collection, obtained from my local Thrill-merchant today, there's a flyer for the Tooth collection saying there'll be a free copy of The Horned God with issue 90 of Dredd - clearly a ploy to ensnare new subscribers, but it looks like the subs department need to get their act together first.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 June, 2018, 06:40:09 pm »
Under his own name, apparently - and doing a pretty creditable (but not slavish) Belardinelli impression -


Great, thanks for posting.

In the penultimate issue of the Dredd Mega Collection, obtained from my local Thrill-merchant today, there's a flyer for the Tooth collection saying there'll be a free copy of The Horned God with issue 90 of Dredd - clearly a ploy to ensnare new subscribers, but it looks like the subs department need to get their act together first.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 June, 2018, 07:30:08 am »
Well, vol.21 is that rarest of things - something I haven't read! Ace Trucking Co. has managed to remain a rare but significant gap in my Tooth reading (at least when it comes to the real classics). Really looking forward to getting stuck in properly - if nothing else Massimo's art looks sublime, and the repro all looks tip-top.

It includes everything up to and including Too Many Bams, minus Hell's Pocket (the Ian Gibson-drawn story). It also has a two-page colour glossary at the back of the afterword (presumably the one from prog 232...?) which is a nice touch.

Don't think I knew before that Ian Gibson had drawn an Ace story, I had assumed it was all Massimo until the recent revival. Be interested to see that one.

Page count of remaining stories for volume 2 would suggest everything up to and including The Croakside Trip, omitting The Doppelgarp and The Garpetbaggers. I remember chuckling at those stories and the likes of Al Capon and Rooster Cogburn, but maybe I've got those rose-tinted glasses on again as they did go on a bit. Looking forward to reading volume 1.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 June, 2018, 08:46:23 pm »
2001 A Space Odyssey. First time seeing at the cinema, I'm absolutely blown away. From the dawn of man to brain-melting finale, Kubrick's photography, effects, use of music and sheer confidence in the universe he created with Arthur C Clarke are like nothing else before or since. Awesome.

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Announcements / Re: The 2000 AD A.B.C. web series
« on: 03 June, 2018, 06:21:13 pm »
Great. Although the link to Dredd's world was tentative at best, I seem to remember being fairly amused by it, but that might have been after it became a Star Trek parody.

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Announcements / Re: The 2000 AD A.B.C. web series
« on: 03 June, 2018, 03:49:17 pm »
Wonder whether Bish-Op has seen that The Straitjacket Fits is finally getting the recognition it deserves in the latest episode.

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Titan is easy to recommend. Also Dark Justice and The fall of Deadworld.

It's worth bearing in mind that the latter two will be in the third and final volume of Dredd in the 2000ad collection in about a year's time.

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