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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 13 January, 2018, 10:58:15 pm »
Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Sluggish, linear, cheap and wholly unnecessary. An odd damp squib of a finale for the 70s sci-fi franchise that manages to fritter away any interesting social commentary or any engaging continuity fun (really? The apes wore the same type of clothes for nearly 2000 years?!). McDowell is great as always and (as many have commented) watching a beweaponed school bus rollicking about the fields blowing up apes is something but... nah. It's not a surprise we didn't hear a peep from the apesaga until (bizarrely) the year this film is set.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 06 January, 2018, 03:52:12 pm »
TLJ is now tied with TPM in my No. 4 spot, TPM mainly holding its ground due to the sheer amount of beautiful designs, and maybe Qui-Gon. On all other counts TLJ is the best thing since RotJ, with the possible exception of the Tartakovsky series.

Yeah, I'd go with that. Also - extra pudding for mentioning the phenomenal unforgettable (sadly non-canonical) Tartakovsky masterpieces.


General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« on: 04 January, 2018, 07:43:21 pm »
 :-\ Not so far

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 25 December, 2017, 12:16:33 am »
Yeah went to a Christmas Eve screening o' this and I must say my own particular take can be summed up like this:

In other words: When the dust settles I think people will look on this as a good film. Yeah it's overlong, slightly too-linear and has one too-many silly bits but it balances things well and introduces a stance the flimsy franchise has never before covered: the very relatable fact that nobody really knows what they're doing most of the time and that perceived destiny is largely a matter of perspective and mostly wank. Kudos to it for that, a vast improvement over the comparatively flimsy TFA for me.

General / Re: The 2000AD Advent Calendar 2017!
« on: 21 December, 2017, 01:19:55 pm »
So ... my day has come and there was A PLAN IN PLACE to do with the art competition. It now can't happen for various reasons BUT THEY ARE EXTRAORDINARILY GOOD ONES as you'll discover in 2018. I am sworn to secrecy but I did knock up this image to accurately describe the circumstances:

So ask yourselves, what could be coming that Tharg himself has got involved?  ::) :-X :-X :-X :-X

STAY TUNED ....  !

General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« on: 07 December, 2017, 06:55:54 pm »
Can I, for one, recommend Pictsy's amazing speedpaint vids on Youtube?


Pretty swanky!

In terms of comp returnal keep yer eyes peeled, things are afoot!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 05 December, 2017, 08:11:14 pm »
The Florida Project

An American has finally figured out how to Loach and results are tremendously affecting. Deftly edited, stunningly shot, flawless performances. Incredibly absorbing. Only very slightly let down by rare drifts into film-studies-symbolism. Worth watching.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 27 November, 2017, 08:19:47 pm »
Back, the post-Peep Show Mitchell and Webb series.

Yeah this was quite good - strong supporting cast (the evergreen McGivern nearly runs off with the entire show in the dog kidnap episode) and surprisingly dark. Thought a lot of the constant music cues were quite jarringly OTT like Murray Gold's on Who but yeah - needed more attention than what it got for sure.

Film & TV / Re: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
« on: 27 November, 2017, 08:17:28 pm »
Why is no one taking Mark Ruffalo and his rotten, rotten hands to hospital?

General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« on: 22 November, 2017, 09:12:29 am »
Great to hear the comp will be back in the new year, thanks CFM

Perhaps sooner even than that ;)

You chaps are so bloody lovely. Again - I've been on this forum on-and-off since I was 15 and I've never been totally scared off, so that says something anyways  :D

General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« on: 19 November, 2017, 06:48:27 pm »
A lot of people who claim not to care about the Forum fair care enough to rant about it!

Yeah, that's continually vexing.

I will say there are grand plans but they're still under negotiation. Unfortunately yeah - it does involve peeling it away from the forums somewhat. Something I was initially reluctant to do when the concept was first mooted a few years ago - but it just doesn't seem to get the same level of enthusiastic footfall that it used to :( It's nowt to do with licensing!

I'll always defend this place - it's a supportive and creative community and outside in the vast social media wilderlands you do miss that human level of moderation. The sheer amount of unchecked bullying and nastiness that goes on under the average FB post or over on Twitter can be stunning :'(

So yes - again I say THE COMP WILL RETURN, I did plan to take it down for a bit not just October and refresh it at a SPECIFIC TIME which has not yet occurred. It'll be bigger, longer and cover more platforms but a prong of it will always rest in these gentle lands!

News / Re: Dredd / Anderson audiobooks
« on: 16 November, 2017, 07:12:08 pm »
Noice. Bloody love an audiobook and a cursory listen sounds like the folk are good readers :D Wah-hey!

Film Discussion / Re: Judge Blankface.
« on: 15 November, 2017, 11:46:14 pm »
Judge Worzel Gummidge for SKD, Matt Soffe & Steve Austin

General / Re: 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar 2017 SIGN UP Thread.
« on: 06 November, 2017, 07:03:32 pm »
1st - Pete Wells
2nd -
3rd - Eamonn Clarke
4th -
5th -
6th -
7th - Andy Lambert
8th -
9th -
10th -Darren Stephens
11th -
12th -
13th -
14th -
15th - james newell
16th -
17th -Eamonn Clarke
18th -The Monarch
19th -
20th - Andy Lambert
21st - CFM
22nd -
23rd - flip-r mk2
24th - EVERYONE plus the pro's!

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