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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 19 April, 2019, 07:37:37 am »
Bunch of programs I'm working in getting replaced by new versions with new interfaces. Which all look like they're made with a smart phone in mind, by someone who neither used a smart phone or a computer in their lives.

Instead of one option button, there are three of them. Spread out all over the screen. One which looks like a gear. Another three dots. One is written in text...

And with one of the programs being phased out, not all it's functions has. So I have to write something in one program and use another as a viewer for said text due to there being a very old program working in the background. When calling in asking about the how's and why's on earth they couldn't have waited releasing it in a finished form I'm told that:

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 15 April, 2019, 09:18:53 pm »
I also saw Hellboy this weekend. Reminded me a bit about Sam Raimi's 90s films, as well as a bit of Spawn. I think if they'd cut it down to 90min I think it'd feel like a really solid and fun gore movie.

One thing I could not understand were the constant rock song montages. Bit like with the swearing. Wore out it's welcome quite quickly.

Regardless. I got to watch another solid Hellboy with David as well as on screen rendtions of Baba Yaga and Lobster Johnson. Started reading the recent omnibuses right after I came home from the cinema. Not a bad thing really :)

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 15 April, 2019, 08:07:55 pm »
Faithless #1 written by Brian Azzarello, drawn by Maria Llovet. Really really good first issue. A girl Faith does magic signs and meets a mystery girl called Poppy. Day drinking, sex and a bit of horror stuff follows. First of all, Llovet's art is amazing. I'm amazed how much she does with so few lines. Loose and beautiful style. Also really cool to see Brian Azzarello writing something a bit different from the quite dark stuff he's been writing recently. For starters, it's set in day time. +1 positivity! No but seriously, it's a bit more grounded in reality than let's say Batman Damned. It's more fantastic elements reminded me a bit of how Haruki Murakami handles that stuff. Can't wait to read the next issue :)

Also. If someone is worried, the sex in this book is much more sensual rather than "sexy".

Here's a preview if anyone is interested :) https://www.boom-studios.com/2019/03/04/a-first-look-at-brian-azzarello-maria-llovets-faithless-1/

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 15 April, 2019, 07:52:45 pm »
I'm a bit amazed how little I thought about the teaser for ep 9. Regardless, hope it's good. Definitely gonna watch it (even if I'm not the biggest fan of either 7 o 8).

The Mandalorian looks really cool. Can't wait to watch that! :)

Books & Comics / Re: Doomsday Clock
« on: 15 April, 2019, 07:46:13 pm »
I found myself liking it alot more than I thought I would. It's only recently with sov meg prez cameo and the number of dc heroes making it to the scene my interest has gone down a bit. I liked it more when things were more personal. Still going to hang on to it. See what Johns is up to.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 April, 2019, 03:56:04 pm »
Just back from the other Captain Marvel (Shazam).  Lots of fun just on the right side of cheese.  I don't really know too much about the character except what I e caught on the J.L cartoons but overall a fun little romp.  Don't know a lot about the legal hassles but oh my I can see the similarities with the other other Marvel Man (Miracleman).  i clapped when the rest of the Marvel family showed up.
D.C. Seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment, Aquaman was more fun than it should've been now this, maybe they should give the big two a break for a while and concentrate on the also rans.

CU Radbacker

Saw it yesterday. Had a blast. Lots of laughs and some "feeelz". A bunch of kids behind me were talking quite alot during some scenes, but I actually enjoyed it. One of the kids was whispering "Shazam... Shazam..." when she thought it was a bit scary, and at one time when Billy said it she loudly proclaimed "BEST MOVIE EVER!" :)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 29 March, 2019, 08:44:47 pm »
The dark tower Idris Elba is as always awesome, as is the OST by Junkie XL. Other than that, okay I guess. Quite weird and shallow. Was apperantly made in hopes of making a tv show, and it shows. The ending felt like that of an tv episode. But it made me interested in reading the first book, so I guess that's something at least.

Valerian Beautiful to look at, some neat ideas, but overall it wasn't for me. Can't recommend it, but I don't mind having watched it.

Three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri Wish I went in more blind watching this one, not having watched the trailer. Basically about angry people adding to a situation spiraling out of control. Very tragic, very funny. Same guy who made In Brouges. Frances McDormand is fantastic in it. Watch it.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 March, 2019, 07:57:09 pm »
Everything from how it ends (who's riding the bike).

Going by the number, and overall shape, of segments on the back-armour of the rider (4 segments for male Judges, 3 for female), it's Joe Dredd himself.

Perhaps 4 segments is the movie's "full eagle" ;)

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 20 March, 2019, 08:24:45 pm »
Day of the Jackal Very thrilling, and amazingly written. So well written (almost like actualy history) I was looking for an appendix in the back of it, see which sources which were used in order to write it.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 March, 2019, 08:22:46 pm »
DREDD I never tire of showing it to friends who haven't seen it. Lovely to watch again (I've seen it at least 10 times). Still amazingly entertaining, as well as being a movie which actually invites to some quite interesting discussions. Everything from how it ends (who's riding the bike), if Dredd is a product of the system and so on.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 19 March, 2019, 04:28:22 pm »
New Gods is one of my absolute favourites. Pretty much all of Kirby's post-Lee 70s work is and New Gods stands up well in a field of quite exceptional quality. If you enjoyed this I can't recommend the rest of his Fourth World stuff enough, its quite majestic.

That said read all of this stuff, Demon, OMAC, Kamandi, The Losers. Then  follow him back to Marvel for Devil Dinosaur, 2001 (personal favourite), Black Panther, The Eternals (another favourite of mine) and even Captain America which I'm sure is better than I give it credit for.

The man is The KIng for a reason!

Yep, got the 4th world omnibus as 4 TPBs. Out of those I think Olsen, Forever people and Mister miracle really benefits from mixing in with each other, while New Gods -for me- really shines as a stand alone. But brilliant all of them. As are Demon and Omac. Waiting eagerly for Kamandi to come out as trade paper backs :)

New Gods is also a book I really hope DC puts out as an absolute at some point.

I've been sitting on Jack Kirby collections of New Gods and Mister Miracle. I really should get back to them. I picked them up in a ComiXology black friday sale last year after reading Tom King's Mister Miracle reminded me I've a giant Jack Kirby hole in my life I really should get around to filling in.

I finished reading Tom's Mister Miracle (for the 4th time or something) this morning. Brilliant book. Each time I finish it I come up with new ideas about the ending :)

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 18 March, 2019, 07:35:19 pm »
NEW GODS by Jack The King Kirby. Picked up the stand alone collection last week. Didn't take long for me to read it. Brilliant. A fantastic comic. Silver age gold. Lots of action and fun, as well as some really cool ideas. I really admire Orion. Guy's angry and not really a nice guy, but he still cares for those close to him, and sometimes even shows some empathy for his enemies. Darkseid is equally as interesting. Almost felt sorry for him when he's told about the Micro-Mark weapon, realising how fruitless his hunt for the anti life equation has been and how his lust for battle is being replaced by automated genocide. Not to mention when he wants the battle between Orion and Kabilak to be just. True gent, even if his the personification of a depression haha.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 March, 2019, 04:41:27 pm »
The blow out A bit like the conversation, but with a slasher villian. Wasn't sure first. The music isn't the best and the story didn't become as interesting as I'd hope (not until the ending at least. THAT ending!), but I was hooked through out the whole movie. Amazing visuals. Great movie. Hope to watch it again soon.

Are you referring to Blow Out by De Palma and starring Travolta and Lithgow?

If so, it's a great film and very similar to The Conversation but more like Blow Up, the film from the 60's which stars David Hemmings (which is also awesome)

If not, then I've never heard of it.

Yep, without the "the". The one by De Palma with Travolta and Allen. I haven't seen Blow up in years, but it also comes to mind. Even heard reviwers accidently calling Blow out "Blow up" several times while discussing it haha.

Regardless. To it's credit. I'm still thinking about the film (Blow out).

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 March, 2019, 08:20:52 am »
The blow out A bit like the conversation, but with a slasher villian. Wasn't sure first. The music isn't the best and the story didn't become as interesting as I'd hope (not until the ending at least. THAT ending!), but I was hooked through out the whole movie. Amazing visuals. Great movie. Hope to watch it again soon.

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