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Messages - dweezil2

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 October, 2017, 05:35:00 pm »
Im not sure if I even watched that one.So if I get to it...

I still hold that first 3 are good,but  everyone has a right to their own  opinion.

It's really great!
Arguably of equal quality to 3 and far, far superior to 2!  :thumbsup:

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 October, 2017, 04:29:24 pm »
Nightmare on Elms street 3 This franchise is a lot like the Harry Potter movies.In that the first 3 are good,and the rest are just meh.Its good,really ridiculous at times,but that's why we like it.
Jeepers Creepers 2 Rarely for a sequel,it manages to outdo the first movie.
Also,I kinda remember cellphones being a thing in 2003.  :-\

Have to disagree with this, Wes Craven's A New Nightmare, film number 7 Is one of the best, with its forth wall busting, post modernist, meta narrative being one of the most ingenious in the entire series.
Oh, and all the Harry Potter films are shit!!!  :lol:

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Other Reviews / Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« on: 22 October, 2017, 04:20:21 pm »

One minor thing - did the 13th Floor really need (admittedly xxxx'd out) bad language?

Of course it xxxxxxg did!  :lol:

Have you heard how some kids talk to each other?


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Prog / Re: Prog 2053 - Leap of Wraith!
« on: 18 October, 2017, 09:50:07 pm »
Really quite shocked at the vitriol levelled at the Dredd art! ... In my 40 years plus of reading the comic I've seen better and I've certainly seen worse.

The reaction on social media is an interesting way to gauge the age of readers. When you see someone claim this is the worst art the strip's ever seen, you can tell they stopped reading before 1990.

The names of Russell Fox, Ilya, and Manuel Benet must be foreign to them. Like Simon Roy, none of them are awful artists, but they didn't demonstrate a great understanding of what makes the strip or the character work.

I'm guessing this Frank.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2053 - Leap of Wraith!
« on: 18 October, 2017, 09:48:09 pm »
"I don't like the art" I can understand, "It's the worst art evah!!!!" Not so much.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2053 - Leap of Wraith!
« on: 18 October, 2017, 06:29:25 pm »
Really quite shocked at the vitriol levelled at the Dredd art!  :o

In my 40 years plus of reading the comic I've seen better and I've certainly seen worse.

Can't see what the big deal is. :-\

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Film & TV / Re: Black Panther (2018)
« on: 16 October, 2017, 03:13:36 pm »
More of the bog standard Marvel formula by the looks of it.

If I never have to see another car flipping in slow motion it won't be too soon.

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Film & TV / Re: Blade Runner 2
« on: 06 October, 2017, 10:21:35 pm »
It's better than a sequel to, what I consider a classic, has any right to be, but it's far from perfect.
Roger Deakins should rack up the awards for his director of photography role though if there's any justice in the world.
And spot the Dredd actor for extra brownie points!  :)

Yeah, going to have to completely disagree. I think it was pretty damned near perfect to be fair. Blade runner was a triumph of groundbreaking visuals, mood and futurism but as a narrative is fairly thin and emotionally disconnected. This was a better film.

The visuals are amongst the best I've ever seen, the sound was fantastic, the cast all brought their A game, it has some incredible scenes (in fact a LOT of incredible scenes) and the characters were more complex and interesting.  It was a better film than blade runner.

More complex than Roy Batty?
I think not.
That was the one thing the film really lacked-a compelling antagonist.
The pacing was inconsistent for me and Jared Leto was no Joe Turkel.
The visual and sound design was indeed remarkable and there were some fantastic scenes in isolation-just not sure it all hung together as a whole as well as the original film did, also no Vangelis was a serious blow.
That's not to say the film was bad-it's one of the best this year.

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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 06 October, 2017, 08:20:57 pm »
Very much looking forward to my Switch arriving in a few weeks time. The usual Nintendo software drought really doesn't seem to be a problem this time round, there are already enough games out (or out soon) that will keep me busy for years. Just off the top of my head I'll be getting:

Mario Odyssey
Zelda
Mario Kart
Axiom Verge
Steamworld Dig 2
Stardew Valley
Shovel Knight
Sonic Mania
Doom

Don't forget Rogue Trooper: Redux;)

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Prog / Re: Prog 2050 - Epic Thrills!
« on: 05 October, 2017, 11:39:58 pm »
Random question regarding Sinister / Dexter: what was up with the surprise that the old favourite sites have changed?
Isn't this all set in an 'alternate reality' Downlode now?

Wasn't the point that they weren't where they used to be?

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Film & TV / Re: Blade Runner 2
« on: 05 October, 2017, 11:38:16 pm »
It's better than a sequel to, what I consider a classic, has any right to be, but it's far from perfect.
Roger Deakins should rack up the awards for his director of photography role though if there's any justice in the world.
And spot the Dredd actor for extra brownie points!  :)

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News / Re: Rebellion to 'Reboot' Roy of the Rovers
« on: 01 October, 2017, 02:35:22 pm »
Carlton did a couple of best of reprints about 10 years ago.

Guessing it might still be with them, obviously all the US TV series have their own rights thing going on, but it seemed to have some stuff like Buck Rogers from Universal Studios in the reprints.


Thanks for the info Steve!  :thumbsup:

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News / Re: Rebellion to 'Reboot' Roy of the Rovers
« on: 01 October, 2017, 12:26:33 pm »
I would love to see Ranson's Sapphire and Steel get reprinted.

Yeah, so much fantastic Look-In stuff to reprint!

Who owns the rights to it these days?

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Prog / Re: Prog 2050 - Epic Thrills!
« on: 30 September, 2017, 01:04:53 pm »

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Prog / Re: Prog 2050 - Epic Thrills!
« on: 30 September, 2017, 12:09:14 pm »
The vulture-like news team are far too blatant a lift from Jake Gyllenhaal's 2014 film Nightcrawler

Wasn't the most jarring reference.

When extolling the virtues of comics as a medium, it's common to note that while a film's journey from page to screen may take years, comic creators struck by inspiration can share their thoughts with their audience in a matter of weeks.

Judge Dredd: Icon and Zenith suggest we might need to revisit that in light of the increased churn rate of social media. Statues and punching standing up to Nazis were all anyone was talking about in August, but that feels like a lifetime ago.

By the time Mike Carroll brings us Judge Dredd: Rocket Man or How Do You Survive A Hurricane Like Maria?, we'll have moved on to round two of Brexit and the US mid-terms. I'm sure Icon will be more than a refutation of civic art as trolling, but still.

I must have been exposed to Colin MacNeil's art in the womb, because every feathered area of shadow and rampant rabbit citi-block floods my brain with serotonin. I love the way he's decided Tim Burton stripes go with everything*, and Chris Blythe's understated colours and textures are the perfect complement to MacNeil's more graphic approach to inking.

I'm glad Sector 123's finally been redeveloped, but it's been 25 years since Jimmy The Brit, Garth Ennis, and Carlos Ezquerra demolished the Jackson Five blocks**. McGruder should never have given the reconstruction contract to Axl Rose, Malick & Partners.


* Linus looks like Danny DeVito's Penguin. Love the cameos too - in a fight between Captain Kirk and Elvis, my money's on the one wearing the tightest corset.

** The Taking Of Sector 123, Meg 2.11



Coincidentally, I had an idea for a Dredd story born out of a fever dream several years ago about a statue being erected in Dredd's honour, being hit by a hover-taxi, the head rolling down a skedway while mowing down cits, with the punchline being, "even an effigy of Dredd is lethal!"
Of course, I Was far too lazy to pitch it!  :lol:

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