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Film & TV / Re: True Detective
« on: 05 March, 2014, 01:10:52 AM »
Just finished episode four. Best show on T.V! It's been subtley changing its format through out, then this episode it turned into a bayou version of The Wire, complete with 'The Projects' and all. And that whole one take raid and escape scene had me on the edge of my seat. Absolutely amazing, made all the more impressive by the fact it was all orchestrated and shot in real time.


Film & TV / Re: RoboCop - Murphy's Law
« on: 09 February, 2014, 06:13:20 PM »
It was alright, felt it lacked a bit of heart, whilst also (ironically) trying to give it all a bit too much heart. I'll just say I liked it, nowhere near as much as the original, but it was good. Didn't have as much of a sense as fun as it needed (the partnership of murphy and louis-played by the guy from the wire- was really good) and robocop looked hilariously dumb when he was running imo. The is a really, reaaally cool visual in it where murphy is hooked up to a frame, and its just his face, his lungs in some weird kind of plastic tupperware thing, and his disembodied hand linked to his brain, he  just looks like floating body parts and it was very impressive and actually kinda horrific so really good job on that.
Also Michael Keaton was great.

Creative Common / Re: new comic anthology looking for writers/artists
« on: 15 December, 2013, 09:56:31 PM »
Hello, thank y'all! Jsut got a pm from another boarder so shall see how that goes :)


Creative Common / Re: new comic anthology looking for writers/artists
« on: 14 December, 2013, 02:00:22 AM »
Any writerly people looking for an artist? Ghastly, have I missed the boat on yours?


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 December, 2013, 12:17:18 AM »
Not to break up the conversation, but I just watched michelangelo antonioni's Blow-Up

To say this film is interesting is an under-statement, however, to say I liked it might be jumping the gun. It will require a second watch for sure, after-all Mulholland Drive is now one of my favourite films and I was completely indifferent towards it the first time I saw it (in a few ways these films are similar). One thing I am sure of is that David Hemmings gave a brilliant performance as the photographer. I think I went in expecting a mystery/thriller with tinges of the surreal, and got what is a nicely shot ponderance on the perception of reality. That, of course, is no bad thing, and I have not been put off of the film at all, I think I just need to watch it again to really make my mind up.
What are everyone's thoughts on this film?


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 December, 2013, 03:18:46 PM »
Granted I'm only 18, but the movies I watched when I was younger round my aunts were mainly from the eighties, due to them being left over from her kids! So I feel I should chip in:

The Goonies (screw y'all, I will always have a soft spot for it)
Short Circuit
Star Wars (of course! She ended up giving me the old vhs tapes I used to watch round there when I was even tinier, so I dug out the video player, and of course, these AREN'T THE SPECIAL EDITIONS! NO CGI!)

And now into stranger territory, not exactly kids films, but films I watched when I was a kid that were from around the same period!
Dune (I remember not understanding anything, just being in awe of all the cool stuff happening! And then when I was older, I found out one of my favourite films as a child was directed by the same man who directed one of my favourite movies now, which is Eraserhead. To say I was scarred is an understatement.)
Die Hard 3
Rocky 4

Never did see Back to The Future when I was younger, but I got to see an anniversary screening of the restored version at my local odeon. What a way to see it for the first time!


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 December, 2013, 05:14:13 PM »
I love the Goonies.

Just watched Fritz Lang's M

Looks beautiful on blu-ray, and is a stunning film. It's so... different, even now. There is no main character, (as silly/pretentious as it sounds) society literally is the protagonist, and the antagonist, and it's full of great performances! I'm also surprised at how much it made me laugh, I find that in a lot of films from this era(especially really early german talkies!) the humour falls flat for me, but this has some great moments in it, whilst still managing to maintain a dark tone.

Up next I'll be watching Blast of Silence on the recommendation of Sean Phillips no less!


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 December, 2013, 03:58:33 PM »
Point Blank (the Lee Marvin one)

Still love it! I've never read the books by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake) on which it's based, but some of my favourite graphic novels are the (from what I hear extremely faithful) Darwyn Cooke adaptations: if you haven't read them, please don't hesitate to give them a try, they're beautifully illustrated, well written, and the design of the book itself is one of the most attractive things about it! So with my knowledge of Parker (in Point Blank he is named Walker) I've been watching the film adaptations. I saw the Mel Gibson one Payback a few years ago, and still enjoy it to this day, it's just a lot of fun.  The recent one with Jason Statham I am yet to watch (I'm very worried about it to be honest) and the Robert Duvall one (Slayground?) I remember as being quite good.
   It cannot, however, surpass this one. It's directed by John Boorman and features I think one of Marvin's best performances.
Also this is still one of the coolest scenes in any movie ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkYZFGMNDOI

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 December, 2013, 12:32:02 AM »
Blue Velvet
Was pretty good, dont think it's my favourite Lynch film, as many suggested it would be (would probably have to be Mulholland Drive... maybe), but it was very good, and very interesting. I think it will be well worth my time to watch it a second time, I can see it being one of those movies I watch again and going 'this is bollocks, what was I thinking?!' or 'Okay this is now one of my favourite movies ever', but on a first watch I enjoyed it a hell of a lot.

Also, and equal helping of both Kyle Maclachlan's penis and Isabella Rosselini's breasts, so this should be the film to appease everyone... or no one. I lost track.

Film & TV / Re: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: 29 November, 2013, 08:56:52 PM »
Well, that episode was pretty good, not the best of them, but they are steadily increasing in quality, and I have really started to enjoy this!


Film & TV / Re: Karl Urban in new futuristic Cop show?
« on: 29 November, 2013, 08:52:05 PM »
retread of Die Hard, right down "Ehh it was a boring conversation anyway".

Isn't that star wars?  ;)

Will be watching the first episode tonight


Film & TV / Re: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: 24 November, 2013, 05:51:50 PM »
My problem with the show is that I don't mind the actual agents like many of you guys do.  It's their agency that leaves me cold.  SHIELD really is an evil, manipulative, awful organization.  It's so wrong-headed, since the original comic was actually named to cash-in on UNCLE but there's none of the fun or lightness or sense of "hey, these are the good guys" with SHIELD itself that I want to see.  This is "hey, we're SHIELD and we'll do whatever we want and that includes sacrificing two of the lead characters with no extraction plan because we're THAT badass and bloodthirsty."

My own extraction plan is to wait until one of the four competing ongoing subplots finally gets resolved and decide then.  We watch it on demand because it's not on at a convenient time for us; it's very easy to forget to do that.

That's what they're like in the comics! They are pretty bloody cold. Nick Fury is sly and manipulative, and shield are constantly using and abusing their assets. If that's an issue, then it's also an issue with the source material!


Film & TV / Re: Mad Max - Fury Road
« on: 21 November, 2013, 07:43:34 PM »

Also, the Mel Gibson is making an appearance rumors won't go away.

GOOD! I wanna see him have a part in it

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop - Murphy's Law
« on: 21 November, 2013, 07:39:43 PM »
Okay, in terms of the director: only film of his I've seen was Elite Squad, and it was pretty good.
The lead: Saw him in the killing and he was good, and he got great reviews for the Scorsese produced foreign film Easy Money


Classifieds / Comics and Collectables for sale!
« on: 06 November, 2013, 06:05:45 PM »
  Hello! Okay, so I need some space, and have a lot of stuff to get rid of, be it statues, comics, or... whatever! A lot of this I'm getting rid of for below what seems to be the going rate, and before I put it on eBay I thought I'd give all of you a look in first! Here goes:

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE GREEN LANTERN STATUE: £50 (Like new, with (opened) box, been on display for just under a year.
BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN COLOUR SPECTRUM RING SET (the light up ones not the promotional give away ones): £50 (again, like new, in box, inexplicably expensive everywhere, about £100 on amazon)
SPAWN COMPENDIUM: £20 (New TPB, collects issues 1-50 of Spawn)
CLASSIC JOHN BYRNE'S NEXT MEN: £10 (New TPB, collects Next Men issues 0-6)
GEOFF JOHNS' THE FLASH OMNIBUS VOL.1: £20 (new HC collecting the start of Johns' run on the flash from issues 164-167, plus THE FLASH: OUR WORLDS AT WAR #1, THE FLASH: IRON HEIGHTS and THE FLASH SECRET FILES #3)

 There will be more to come. If you're interested in anything please PM me, some of the prices are negotiable (i.e Green Lantern ring set) and in terms of P&P, for the smaller books it will be free, and for other larger items it will vary, but shouldn't go above £5. Transactions can be handled in whatever way is best for you, though preferably it will be done through Paypal.

Many thanks,


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