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Other Reviews / Re: Brink - Book One - Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard
« on: 13 October, 2018, 08:43:19 am »
I just finished book one. Really good hard sci fi. I really like it's insanity bits. I'm pretty sure wouild happen if humans had to survive as a species by living on a space station. Also cool that while the main characters are talking about the causes and what not, it still seems like they're affected by it. Especially since there are things which seems off, but still characters acts as if it's normal. Makes the said insanity feel "real".

But it's not only the writing. I really like the art as well. Looks very unique. Fantastic use of colours. Great pacing. I really like the reoccurring visuals of things floating in the air. Everything from the space station they're on to stuffing from down jackets after someone's shot. Gives the sparsely decorated space station a lived feeling.

Read it digital, but I'm fairly certain I'll have to pick up book one and two soon. Especially since three is out next year.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 28 September, 2018, 05:10:25 pm »
Lars von Trier's The nymphomaniac director's cut. The 5h version of the film, with a sfx sex scenes. Actors' faces cgi:d into body double actors acting out the good stuff. Quite allright overall. Not a perfect film, but very interesting. I really enjoy the ending. If it has the effect I'm thinking it has, then it's brilliant. If anyone's planning on watching it, a warning. It has some quite shocking scenes in it.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 27 September, 2018, 09:20:38 am »
I also enjoyed Heroes in Crisis quite a bit. I get the feeling, things aren’t quite what they seem.

definitely! Especially with the Gold and Quinn team up, one penned by King to boot

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 26 September, 2018, 09:12:04 pm »
Read Heroes in Crisis today. Really cool idea. DC heroes getting therapy at a sanctuary. A couple killings and a Booster Gold and Harley Quinn. Fantasticly drawn and well written. Does a great job being both fun and heavy. King finishing up on Mister Miracle now feels ok with this book getting released :)

Also, Doomsday clock #7. Quite good, but I "fear" (not that there is anything to fear, but) it's becoming more of a regular comic. Got some major players back in the mix, but most of it ended up as them explaining things to each other with one twist getting a bit too talky. Lost a bit of it's charm I think. With some luck it'll get it back. Regardless, I'll probably finish reading it. I'd like to know what Jones is up to.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 September, 2018, 07:51:40 pm »
Seen Kagemusha?
Have the blu-ray! It’s on my list to watch soon, looks qually lush!

It's amazing. Really cool story. A good tragedy. Gonna have to watch it again soon.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 September, 2018, 08:07:54 pm »
Shin Godzilla (2016)

Godzilla, acting like a stand in for the Fukushima disaster, attacks Tokyo and politicians try to act. Much like the recent Fury Road, Twin Peaks: The return and Blade Runner 2049 I found myself liking it much more than I thought I would. The first part of the film has a lovely weirdness to it, which is then undone by the destruction of the city. A tone shift the film carries magnifiently. Which is especially impressive since the perspective is that of politicians in what often feels like a parody of how the Fukishima incident was handled.

I really recommend this one. I cannot wait to watch it again. So much more than just a big monster movie :)


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 September, 2018, 07:42:25 pm »
Ran (1985) Dir. Akira Kurosawa

Kurosawas opus. His last, great masterpiece, among many. A sprawling country wide, Game of Thrones-esque political thriller of a despot king and his three sons, both sending up to the ancient 'Three Arrows' pathos and to King Lear in a glorious display of technicolour, tribal ferocity, and espionage. Highly recommended to the point i'd say if you where to watch any other movie for the first time this year, make it Ran.

Simply superb.

One of my absolute favorite films. I almost tear up everytime I watch this fan trailer of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbbfDntoRRk

Seen Kagemusha?

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 20 September, 2018, 07:19:46 pm »
Btw. This book has some amazing character designs. Just look at Deadman. Wouldn't mind it if he showed up like that in a movie, or in more comics. Can't wait to see how Bermejo draws Swamp thing and Etrigan! :)

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 20 September, 2018, 07:05:21 pm »
DC trying to be mature but looking painfully edgy compared to what Independent and Euro comics do with cocks all the time.

Our own Joe Dredd beat Bats's man meat to the page by exactly 2 years (to the day!). The Carousel, Megazine 375, words by Michael Carroll, glans by Ben Willsher:

Though Willsher equipped Dredd with a standard anatomical specimen, Lee Bremejo has given Bruce Wang what looks like pornstar girth. Size is relative though - Dredd could barely fit his hands around his daystick, while the Dick Knight's batarang is only a little longer than his thumb.*

The whole thing's very silly; as fictional characters, Batman and Judge Dredd have no genitalia. What would they use them for - creating spin-offs?

* I'm open to the idea that Dredd may have tiny hands, like Richard Herring, and/or Bruce Wayne might be packing a couple of Kermode flappers, but I'll need supporting evidence

The digital version I read didn't have that. I'v yet had the issue in my hands to fully investigage. But from the little I've seen... I don't know, but it looks a bit like he's (Bruce) having a hard on. Which comes to no surprise. He's Batman. Who wouldn't?  :lol:

In all seriousness. I'm not bothered by it, one bit. Didn't feel like it was played for shock or laughs. The book reads like a follow up to Azzarello and Bermejo's earlier work Joker, as well as being similar to Luthor. Which are two quite similar books when it comes to tone and themes. Anyone who likes those two will probably like Batman: Damned as well, and vice versa.

Megazine / Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:31:11 pm »
First Meg I'v picked up since the one with the Block Judge floppie. Fun Dredd and Devlin (especially Devlin). While I think Dominion ended perfectly, Torture garden got my attention. Also enjoyed both Lawless and Anderson. The interview made for a good read. Refreshing to hear people being able to talk freely, regardless the occasion  :)

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:05:59 pm »
It really is.

Second that!

Also read Batman Damned today. Really good and fun horror story about a wounded and confused Batman caught up in a "who dunnit?" with a bit of "or did he?" narrated by John Constantine. Amazing amazing art by Lee Bermejo!

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 08 September, 2018, 06:57:24 pm »
"If Rian Johnson Directed A New Hope"


News / Re: Get Well Soon, Carlos.
« on: 05 September, 2018, 05:27:43 pm »
Thanks very much my friends., it will be only a few days, nothing to do with the old one. Now I am an experimented veteran fighting my old enemy! Cheers

All the best Carlos!

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!

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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