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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 August, 2018, 08:26:21 pm »
The king of comedy.
Such a funny, awkward, dreamy and unsettling gem of a film. Not to mention satire. Scorsese directs De Niro in what rivals Taxi Driver for both when it comes to my favorite of theirs'. De Niro especially. He's fucking scary the way he plays Rupert. Naive, annoying, obsessed. Adding to the damage Scorsese blend of reality and the grand delusions of a mad person.

Incredible. Can't wait to watch it again!

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Books & Comics / Re: LOEG: The Tempest
« on: 06 August, 2018, 09:07:06 pm »
If anyone is interested here's Jason Nevin's annotations for the first issue http://www.jessnevins.com/annotations/tempestannotations.html

Can't say I recognize half of it, but I still liked it. A charming read. Really feels like Moore is set on finishing up the story.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 03 August, 2018, 05:25:25 pm »
Okami HD on PS4.

Loved how it started out. Basically what to me felt like travelling the land with a wolf, who's the japanese sun god, helping people and animals without them knowing what helped them. But towards the end there's new threat after new threat, in a fashion I wasn't to happy about. Especially since I didn't like the fighting system that much. Mostly turned into a game of painting bombs (big part of the game is painting stuff, which then turns up)  for me.

Regardless of the end game. The game looks like a water colour painting which has come alive, and has some fantastic feel good gameplay mechanics. Do yourselves a favour and look it up.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 03 August, 2018, 04:58:38 pm »
Corto Maltese: Tango

Corto visits Buenos Aires in hopes to help an old friend of his, but things complicated. Only 60 or so pages long, but very sweet. Really like Pratt's use of perspective in the book. The close up on the game of pool in the beginning of the book especially comes to mind.

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Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 15 July, 2018, 08:02:35 pm »
Leila K

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Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 15 July, 2018, 07:58:58 pm »
Wow!  :D

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 July, 2018, 01:24:47 pm »
Based on what Hachette had available, reading a bunch of wiki pages and Tjm86 comments I've ordered Necropolis, Total War, Day Of Chaos: Fourth Faction and Day Of Chaos: Endgame.

Will probably look to add The Dead Man volume to those at some point in the future as that seems like it's the intro to the Necropolis arc.  And I might grab the early Judge Death stuff as well.

Much as I'd like to do the full 90 books my girlfriend is already questioning where the increasing numbers of books/boardgames/vinyl that keep arriving are going to live so I think I'd best show a little restraint.

Nice selection.

I think Origins, Tour of duty bk 1-3, Day of chaos bk1-3 and Blood of the emeralds pretty much reads like one big story :)

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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 08 July, 2018, 08:43:28 pm »
Under orders from the Justice Department, Dredd returns to the depths of Siberia where things start to go wrong… even his training and iron will might not be enough against the bitter cold, angry mutants and the echoes of past conflicts!

Featuring stories from Michael Carroll, Rob Williams and John Wagner with stunning art from Trevor Hairsine, Dan Cornwell, Paul Davidson and Colin MacNeil.

(W)hat about Carrol? Any ideas which story or stories of his the book will collect?

Black Snow (Holden), Echoes (MacNeil) and The Shroud (Davidson), which ran consecutively from 2055-2068.

Thank you. Did you like them? Did Dredd surf of on a dead dog in one of those stories?

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 July, 2018, 08:40:23 pm »
Suspiria by Dario Argento.
Dream like horror movie. A bunch of witch related murders at a balett school. Really liked it. Never found it scary, but still a bit eerie. It's use of colour and music is fantastic. Found out afterwards there's a remake coming out as well which seems like an interesting take on the film.

Deep Red by Dario Argento.
Not as fantastic as Suspiria, but still quite good. Feels like a Hitchcock movie made by Carpenter, but with a bit less charm. Basically a bunch of murders which a man then tries to solve. what follows is a bunch of additional murders to some fairly out of place sounding music. Has a weird quality I wish more slashers had.

Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson
Really really weird, but good fun. Stop motion film. Basically Japan puts all of it's dogs on a trash island. In comes a little boy set on rescuing his fav. pooch.  Weird Wes Anderson fun ensues. I quite like his films, and this was no exception.

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I liked the book, but I'm afraid I'm REALLY not happy about the repro issue.  Some of the text, especially the bolded stuff was damned near unreadable.  I'm considering contacting Hachette about this, it would be the first time I've ever brought it up, but I got my collection through Smith's subscription rather than directly.

Did you contact them about this?

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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 08 July, 2018, 08:19:47 pm »
Judge Dredd: Cold Wars Paperback  – 7 Mar 2019

The timely and critically acclaimed brand-new collection featuring Judge Dredd’s latest thrilling adventures

BEASTS IN THE EAST!

After returning from a mission into Sov territory, Judge Dredd finds himself at odds with fellow veterans of another past conflict – The Apocalypse War.

Under orders from the Justice Department, Dredd returns to the depths of Siberia where things start to go wrong… even his training and iron will might not be enough against the bitter cold, angry mutants and the echoes of past conflicts!

Featuring stories from Michael Carroll, Rob Williams and John Wagner with stunning art from Trevor Hairsine, Dan Cornwell, Paul Davidson and Colin MacNeil.





I'm guessing William's story is the one were they rescue Sinfield and Wagner's the one were they try to rescue a former apocalypse squad member from euthanasia. But what about Carrol's? Any ideas which story or stories of his the book will collect?

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 04 July, 2018, 08:33:11 pm »
Finished reading Charley's war omnibus 1-3 the other night. Insanely good. --That's all I have to say about that.

Not really. But I could go on forever on why it's such a fantastic read, especially in the really nicely collected books of late. I think what got me the most is how much Charley ages when faced with horrors. Especially with the memories of such which haunts him. Felt really sorry of the kid.

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Only read part way through War on the Streets and I'm not at all happy. Not with the stories which are great but the reproduction is lousy. Too dark and a lot of text is virtually unreadable. I wonder if it's possible to get a proper replacement from Hachette.


I just finished reading that one. Didn't remember the stories being this bad in the case files. At times I wondered if words were crossed out only to find that the text was there, only very smudgy. Bit of a shame. But overall I really liked the volume, outside repro issues.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 01 July, 2018, 07:10:35 am »
Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado
Saw this one yesterday. I think it was quite alright. Not as brilliant or haunting as the first one, but it did it's thing. The story is basically Brollin and Del Toro's characters igniting a civil war among the cartels in the light of the US president labeling the cartels the T word.

I think it's a really cool idea, but I wish the implementation was a bit better. With less cliché. There are no big distractors of such but enough to itch. Especially towards the end.

On the plus side of things, Del Toro and Brollin are really good. I especially like Del Toro's Alejandro. There's a scene in the film tying into his back story which really shines.

By large. Feels like a tie in movie novel or comic, which happens to set up a third movie. One I'm sure will create a divide among people wether it was great or not (not great = not as great as the first one).

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