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Messages - abelardsnazz

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 September, 2018, 05:38:36 pm »
Lucky. I've been wanting to see this ever since seeing the trailer a year ago and then hearing of Harry Dean Stanton's passing away shortly after. It was worth the wait. Harry Dean plays an ornery old cuss, with a supporting cast that includes David Lynch. It reminded me of both The Straight Story and Smoke, as like those films, characters muse on the meaning of life, with amusing and poignant results. A fitting epitaph for the great Harry Dean. RIP.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 September, 2018, 05:30:29 pm »
That looks like Rage to me, so presumably at least part of it will be in the next SD volume.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 September, 2018, 01:44:22 pm »
Looking at the contents of Strontium Dog vol 3 and wondering whether vol 4 will be thicker to accommodate both Max Bubba and Rage or whether Rage will be split a la The Black Hole.

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 14 September, 2018, 12:38:22 pm »

1. Chris Standley - who I don't remember doing anything else in the Prog (we got a thread for that now) did a couple of really interesting and fun Dredds in 'Moving Violation' and 'TV Babies'.

I seem to recall him receiving a co-writing credit on some Tyranny Rex - Soft Bodies, possibly - although neither Barney nor Wikipedia confirm this. Any of the hive mind know?

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 September, 2018, 08:18:23 pm »
The Predator. It could never be as iconic as the original, but updates and references it with no small amount of humour and verve. Entertaining enough.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 September, 2018, 08:34:14 pm »
BlacKKKlansman. Spike Lee's latest joint weaves humour, engaging characters and dark drama into a satisfying and thought-provoking whole. Great 70s period design too.

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General / Re: droids you've forgotten
« on: 06 September, 2018, 06:52:25 pm »
Sonny Steelgrave
Keef Ripley
LJ Silver
Emberton

Coat I'll get.

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News / Re: Get Well Soon, Carlos.
« on: 05 September, 2018, 12:57:23 pm »
Very best wishes to Carlos, hope all goes well and he's back to full health soon.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 September, 2018, 08:25:35 pm »
Searching. Thriller that takes place entirely on computer screens. Seen the format before on a couple of horrors, but this works well here, building tension as John Cho becomes increasingly desperate in a search for his missing daughter. I wouldn't like to see this format all the time, but I enjoyed this one.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 September, 2018, 08:20:56 pm »
The Equalizer 2. Fairly contrived if reasonably enjoyable sequel which flags up a couple of moral quandaries, then abandons them in favour of action set-pieces. 6 out of 10, like the first one.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 September, 2018, 07:30:03 am »
I enjoyed Sinister Dexter volume 1 for the most part, although I hadn't realised it was second only to Dredd for number of episodes in the prog. Presumably that's why opinions are divided, as the quality of the writing isn't always as it should be? Correct me if I'm wrong on that. As a first volume of greatest hits, I thought it was fun with a good mix of artwork and I chuckled a few times at the dialogue. If the quality is maintained for the next two volumes I'll look forward to them.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 29 August, 2018, 07:31:51 am »
They're not doing themselves any favours with the website (the specific collection one) either, as it still only shows the first five issues. The Dredd site at least got updated every fortnight with the next issue.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 28 August, 2018, 10:18:59 pm »
The Children Act. Quality drama with a great performance from Emma Thompson in the lead, backed up by a top supporting cast. Ian McEwan adapts his own novel into a top-class piece of work all round.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 22 August, 2018, 09:14:53 pm »
Enjoyed Slaine volume 2, as following some great dragon art from Massimo, Time Killer pulls out all the stops and just goes for it. Tremendous fun.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 August, 2018, 09:10:57 pm »
The Festival. Inbetweeners creators mine a similar vein with Joe Thomas playing a version of Simon with elements of Will amid much embarrassment and gross-out. It's not too long so I wasn't bored and laughed several times. Nothing I didn't expect apart from a couple of surprise cameos, but it was good fun.

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