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Film & TV / 2001: A Space Odyssey - on the big screen
« on: 23 October, 2014, 05:03:08 AM »
Anyone else excited to see this (and have you seen the great new trailer)?

http://www.bfi.org.uk/whats-on/bfi-film-releases/2001-space-odyssey

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Film & TV / Kevin Smith's "Tusk"
« on: 26 September, 2014, 11:06:03 AM »
I'm a massive fan both of horror movies and Kevin Smith so I'm pretty stoked to see this. A comedy horror movie, based on a fun podcast conversation, about a man who turns another man into a walrus. What's not to like?!? To me it brings to mind stuff I love like Reanimator and some of David Cronenberg's sillier films.

Here's the trailer: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BCQJnOn0ru0

It's already out in the States and it looks like it bombed in its opening weekend. To me that's really bad news and it reminds me of what happened with Dredd. As far as I'm concerned it looks completely awesome. Can't wait to see it.

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General / What did I miss? (1993 - 2012)
« on: 19 April, 2013, 01:47:13 PM »
2000AD was always in my life in some way, even before I could properly read. One of my first memories is being five years old and sitting in the pub (hear me out!) where my mum worked. There was a young guy who used to come in at 12 on the dot and order a pint, and he'd often have a copy of 2000AD with him. I remember him giving me a Judge Dredd badge he got free with the comic one time, and other times he let me read his comic when he'd finished with it. I have clear memories of Sam Slade, mainly because I loved the way Hoagy looked: like a robot frog. I've since learned that the badge the guy gave me came free with prog 300, way back in January 1983.

Anyway, as a younger kid I was more into stuff like The Beano and Buster, but I started regularly buying the prog when I was about ten. I stopped reading in around 1993, for a few different reasons. There was a well-documented dip in quality in the 1990s, and that's one reason. I remember there being a lot of murky painted artwork and stories that were all style and no substance. Also I got into teenage things like rock music and getting pissed and chasing girls.

Anyway, from what I've seen 2000AD really got its act together after the 1990s, so I know I've missed a whole lot. I guess I'm in quite an enviable position in a way :) I subscribed again in September 2012, inspired by the publicity surrounding the Dredd film, and I've thoroughly enjoyed re-acquainting myself with the prog. There's something about the words "Borag Thungg, Earthlets" that makes me feel that everything is right with the world. Anyway, I've missed about 20 years of thrill power. I've bought a few 2000AD graphic novels in that time, but I'm sure there's a whole lot I've missed out on. What stories from that time would you recommend me to splash my cash on?

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Welcome to the board / Reader living in Japan
« on: 24 January, 2013, 12:02:17 AM »
Hi, I just joined the forum.

I was an obsessive reader of 2000 AD from 1987 to around 1992, when it started carrying stories about sheep policemen and I started to worry about what girls might think if they saw me reading a comic about a sheep policeman. I now live in Japan and I've spent the last few years ordering various graphic novels to catch up on what I missed before and after my time as an obsessive reader. I dread to think how I'll carry them all if I ever move back to the UK. I subscribed to the prog in September and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

One of the reasons I registered is to try and provide other users with an insight into how the Dredd film is received over here in Japan, so my first couple of posts will probably be over on the film discussion section.

Cheers!

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