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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 August, 2012, 09:44:43 pm »
Triple Cross from 1966. Christopher Plummer playing Eddie Chapman in a true story made into good movie fun. He sleeps with women, blows up safes and plays both the limeys and krauts when his real alliance is to himself, a real charmer. And the intro theme is, well amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw_uUzTY0-w

Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 02 August, 2012, 09:20:58 pm »
How good were those films and did they cost nearly $200 million?

Not their best movies, not in my opinion at least. But still solid films. And I don't such directors care that much what money they got to their table. At least not Ridley and Kurosawa.

And Kagemusha and Ran by Akira was some of his last films, and probably his biggest. Ran is one of the best films I'v ever seen.

Well well. Time will probably tell, not some comparison made by me on a forum. But still, if you have chance you should watch Ran. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbbfDntoRRk

Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 02 August, 2012, 02:51:24 pm »
I don't expect a Prometheus sequel to ever materialise - Scott has the Counselor, Blade Runner sequel and whatever else in-between to keep him busy so he either passes on the directing mantle to someone else or it's just left as one of those just in case on-the-shelf projects.

And not forgetting that he'll be 75 later this year, and, well, how old by the time Prometheus 2 rolls round?

Seriously, how many of these huge projects does he think he has left in him?

Writer Cormac McCarthy is 79 and still kicking and Akira Kurosawa directed his last movie at the age of 83 and Ingemar Bergman his at 85. Ridley should have a good 10 years left ;)

Film & TV / Re: Superman: Man Of Steel (2013)
« on: 30 July, 2012, 07:06:31 am »
Anyone who read Brian Azzarello's Luthor?

If this one looks as good as it does, then Luthor could be a very fine concept for a follow up. I really love what it does to both Superman and Luthor as characters.

Luthor actually being close to having a point bringing superman down, and superman being portrayed as a dangerous alien.

Welcome to the board / Re: Hi there!
« on: 27 July, 2012, 08:24:28 pm »
Välkommen, BorntoHula!

Tjenare, du med. Blev jag avslöjad av någon svengelska hehe?

There werewolf story looks great haha.

And about being new and introduced to Dredd. I will try to introduce a friend to Dredd by the case files 5, I hope it's to much of a jump start. "Gaze into the fist of Dredd" and the the insanity of Apocalpyse war. I mean, he's likely to piss himself, but what if his heart explodes? Good or bad idea?

Books & Comics / Re: James Ellroy's LA Quartet & Underworld USA
« on: 25 July, 2012, 10:13:25 pm »
His non-fiction stuff is pretty good, too. "The Hilliker Curse" I read in one sitting - so engrossing and both sad and hopeful at the same time.

Yes, in a strange way it actually feels hopeful :) !

Books & Comics / Re: The 3rd Strontium Dog files, a good start?
« on: 23 July, 2012, 08:19:16 pm »
By the way. Any chance the Strontinum dog collections will get new covers like the Dredd and Rogue Trooper ones? I really love what they'v done with the new design with those!

Links / Re: Youtube Gold
« on: 22 July, 2012, 11:14:51 pm »

I love this one. Galcos Soda Pop Store in Los Angeles. The owner is really living the dream, makes me happy everytime I watch it :)

Film & TV / Re: Superman: Man Of Steel (2013)
« on: 22 July, 2012, 11:03:37 pm »
Anyone else who read Luthor?

I'm not the biggest fan of Superman, but Luthor is a fantastic book. Both S-man and Baldy comes off as perfect players in a lot of those things that makes USA. The ending is a pure thrill.

And about the movie. The trailer is beatiful. I love what they seem to be doing with Superman. Heartbreaking and existensial stuff mixed with awesome scenes (love the end scene where he flies!)

Books & Comics / Re: James Ellroy's LA Quartet & Underworld USA
« on: 22 July, 2012, 09:47:18 pm »
I'm a fan of Ellroy. I love his prose. So expressive. So economical. So succinct. Like a punch to the throat.

I've read and enjoyed the autobiography My Dark Places, LA Confidential Black Dahlia and the Cold Six Thousand.

Yes I love it too, that he can use one concise and loaded word instead of a whole sentence. He writes "BLAM! BLAM!" where others would write "Uh'hu m hum. Hu'h mmmmh'kay."

Have you thought of reading White Jazz?

"The job: take down a bookie mill, let the press in—get some ink to compete with the fight probe.

Some fruit sweating a sodomy beef snitched: fourteen phones, a race wire. Exley’s memo said show some force, squeeze the witnesses at the hotel later—find out what the Feds had planned.

In person: “If things get untoward, don’t let the reporters take pictures. You’re an attorney, Lieutenant. Remember how clean Bob Gallaudet likes his cases.”

I hate Exley.

Exley thinks I bought law school with bribe money.

I said four men, shotguns, Junior Stemmons as co-boss. Exley: “Jackets and ties; this will end up on TV And no stray bullets—you’re working for me, not Mickey Cohen.”

Someday I’ll shove a bribe list down his throat."

I love the melody of it, and no one does it like Ellroy: The hard boiled yet poetic stream of concious of a man sinking in his own horrors which he can't let sink in to deal/live with.

Books & Comics / James Ellroy's LA Quartet & Underworld USA
« on: 22 July, 2012, 02:09:25 pm »

Anyone else who read those books?

I love to read them with James' memoirs in hand, facinating/chilling to see where a lot of the characters comes from in his past and psyche.

My favourites are White Jazz and The cold six thousand. I love how the corruption of the characters are really felt in them two, especially Wayne Tedrow, Jr.

A grand ugly story too to say the least. My only grips about it is the last book Blood's a rover. A bit to much of Don Crutchfield running the voodoo down together with one or two many characters constantly teasing the reader with "You'll see what I'm up to in a bit" makes the middle of it a bit to confusing for me. But the ending is really good, and enough soo to be read again I think -from which I hope ultimately will lead to the point that I'll more easily will be able to follow the middle :)

Books & Comics / Re: The 3rd Strontium Dog files, a good start?
« on: 22 July, 2012, 01:38:32 pm »
It's a long summer (The midnight sun never goes down during it where I live...), so we'll see how it it'll be done. I just bought a car and will move into a new flat in a couple of weeks. SD could very well serve as a moving in-present from me to myself ;)

Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 16 July, 2012, 11:18:15 pm »
Well the same goes for me when it comes to some music and swedish politics, I know exactly how it is ;)

Books & Comics / Re: How big are the "new" Dredd case files?
« on: 16 July, 2012, 11:03:58 pm »
Yes, it really pushes a lot of buttons. I don't think I'v come across any story that portrayed the madness of such sort of war that well actually, at least not in how mindblowing it is. Everything from leaving killed sov-conspirators as example, a suicide jump to destroy the bridge to the each one of the half a billion dead (Oh, how bad I felt for the peaceful earth that was destroyed  :'(), it's just insane. All of it.

And really, it's a story that's really interesting/fun to discuss with people.

And man, what I'd do for a HBO Apocalypse now/Dr Strangelove adaption of it ;) Drokk me!

Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 16 July, 2012, 10:55:21 pm »
I don't think it's an overall good movie, but I don't see the importance in harshly telling people off about the opposite and trying to rise a mob against a movie you don't like.

To be fair I don't think either of them are going that far and you shouldn't take it that way.

They do raise good points.

We can still enjoy the film.

Well okay. You are probably right.

Sorry if I reacted like if I was on IMDB.com or something. This forum is much better than that ;)

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