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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 October, 2019, 09:09:11 am »
But overall a very good movie and - unbelievably - I think this is the first role I’ve ever seen Phoenix in! He’s definitely well-cast and this is an interpretation of Joker I’m interested in seeing (unlike Leto’s).
You haven't seen Gladiator??

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 October, 2019, 09:31:12 am »
"Still better than it has any right to be"

I see this term an awful lot these days. It seems like a very back-handed compliment.

News / Re: Warlord Dredd Game!
« on: 03 October, 2019, 10:49:23 am »
Thanks! (And I know what you mean with resin mini's.)

News / Re: Warlord Dredd Game!
« on: 03 October, 2019, 09:06:27 am »
My Google fu is weak this-morning, all I can find are pre-order sites. Can anyone please link further info on this?

Prog / Re: Prog 2151 - The Dark Side Of The Moon!
« on: 03 October, 2019, 09:01:22 am »
Even I'm sick of hearing myself sing Brink's praises but there's something about that strip that just hits all my buttons.

Great prog.

Film & TV / Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut
« on: 30 September, 2019, 03:06:14 pm »
I agree on many levels. The '80's were replete with scenes of women turning away from a man, only to be rudely grabbed, swung back around, and kissed, as if an entire permissive conversation had happened telepathically (not least in Next Generation Trek). The scene with Rachel is awful in the same vein.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 30 September, 2019, 02:06:40 pm »
Contact is wonderful - and contains probably my all time favourite opening sequence.
Yes, wonderful film. Only the political maneuverings at the end, with capital being made that somehow the industrialist dreamed up all this amazing technology just to prank everyone, feels forced.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 30 September, 2019, 09:46:43 am »
Detective Pikachu. I love me some Pokemon, so I liked this probably more than objectively appropriate, but man, they nailed it. Putting Ryan Reynolds in that electrified sack of yellow fur was genius. A lead character who doesn't want anything to do with Pokemon? Sounds insane but grounds the whole thing perfectly. The plot could and should have been better, but even that didn't bother me. One sequel to go please.

Film & TV / Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« on: 25 September, 2019, 12:00:54 pm »
Oh, I'd forgotten that. Be trick not to make it too relentlessly grimdark given where he starts Rogue One. But I'm sure they can manage.
Yeah, he's kind of a dick at the start of the film, so...

Film & TV / Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« on: 25 September, 2019, 09:12:59 am »

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 23 September, 2019, 02:14:12 pm »

I really liked this at the cinema but it does come with a serious health warning. I have yet to meet anyone who hasn't read the book or seen the TV series say that they enjoyed it. There are clearly problems with it.
I would like to break that duck for you. Neither read nor seen the BBC version, but I'm riveted by every second of the film.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 20 September, 2019, 06:16:16 pm »
Interesting point. It's true you never quite know what you're going to get with him.

Dead Zone is also a personal favourite.

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 20 September, 2019, 10:26:06 am »
I could live without that whole opening section, whch really super-duper felt like it was added in re-shoots (was it?). As soon as Han finds his way onto the Imperial battleground, meets Chewie and the gang, and tries to rob that train, things pick up immensely. Kessel I find kind of hard to believe; some more thought into how a small group could infiltrate one of the most notorious prisons in the galaxy would not have gone amiss.

And from there it's kind of a slow burn into mediocrity. Not awful, and having picked it up in a blu-ray bargain bin I'm okay with it on my shelf. I would like to be able to say more about a high-budget origin story for one of the best characters in sci-fi (by which I *almost* mean Chewbacca).

Prog / Re: Prog 2149 - Spiritual Awakening - 2000AD
« on: 20 September, 2019, 10:19:31 am »
Yeah, it's a times like this I wish the digital sub came out on Saturdays! I am absolutely buzzing for the next installment of Brink.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 19 September, 2019, 02:28:42 pm »
With that lineup, it could be "2000AD" written in Times New Roman on a blank white page and I'd still be all over it. That said, I like Dredd's depiction, if little else.

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