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Messages - Apestrife

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: Today at 08:32:31 pm »
Yep to be honest I rate it more than Dark Knight - as I do Daredevil Born Again come to that. Its a fantastic story.

I found myself thinking the same (about Year one being triumphant) several time while reading it last week. I'm re-reading DK now, and it feels almost too wordy and narrativly cramped when compared to Year one's impeccable efficiency. --That said, I still love DKR very much.

Picked up the absolute. Will soon read the accompanying version with the original colouring printed on pulp paper :)

Year One is by far the best Jim Gordon Batman book (caveat: of those I've read). I've very much enjoyed the odd run here and there, Batman & The Monster Men, Morrison's Batman & Robin, Dark Knight Returns of course, but really, Year One is the ultimate Batman book. Which is a problem, since it's nearly 30 years old.

It felt like it could'v been written today. And if it was, I'd still regard as highley as I do. Especially for it's narrative precision and dramatical accuracy.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: Today at 05:07:28 pm »
Batman: Year one by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. A book I really should read more often. Fantastic in every way possible.

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We only have two volumes left right? Ballad of the Salt Sea and Mu?! Damn, i'm absolutely getting caught up by Christmas! Fable of Venice appears to be a bit tough to find but will be worth hunting down...

I cannot wait to read Ballad of the Salt Sea. Heard so much good about it. "Only" 5 months away now  :D

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 15 September, 2019, 06:42:03 pm »
Seven Soldiers by Grant Morrison. I don't know how to describe it other than it being a brilliant and very rewarding read (reread as well). While a thing or two about the seven unknown men in slaughter swamp still is a bit of a mystery to me (especially regarding the coat towards the end), but other than that I could really felt most of coming together in my head. Other than the cross over cleverness I'm also at awe over the imagination which went into each one of the arcs of the story. Frankenstein's especially.

Won't be long till I give it another read. And I cannot recommend the recent omnibus enough  :)

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 07 September, 2019, 08:01:40 am »
Sharp objects Outmost surprised how much I liked this murder mystery starring Amy Adams. She plays the reporter Camille who (--who has a big trunk of trauma and problems) goes home to her hometown Wind gap to cover murders of young girls. A place drowned out in self annihilation.

After a while, bit like Twin peaks, the murder mystery loosens it's grip of the story structure and things becomes more a slowburn descent into the personal hells of Wind gap. Where anyone can become an advocate of horror at any time. But it's not all dark, there's also alot of dark humour and the smallest of light shines fantastically bright.

So good I even watched the recap before each episode. Amy Adams is fantstic (Really FANTASTIC). The ending had me applauding. Can't wait to watch it again :)

Teaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgljcMqPG98

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Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 02 September, 2019, 08:20:09 pm »
Uniform - The walk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTa1CiFtQlc

Not sure about the vocals, but I love how brutal it sounds.

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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 27 August, 2019, 06:59:46 pm »
The fold out double lightsaber bothers me more than it should  :|

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Film & TV / Re: Alien Franchise Reboot
« on: 26 August, 2019, 04:49:50 pm »
I'm that one guy who really likes Prometheus and Covenant, in fact the only Alien movie I find particularly weak (outside of the terrible AvP movies) is Resurrection and even that I really enjoy as a bit of a comic book sci-fi actioner in the vein of the Dark Horse comics.

I would rather they left it alone than rebooted.

I quite like Prometheus and Convenant as well. David especially. Interesting character. Scary. I wouldn't mind his face off with the engineers pissed over what he did to their planet. Hoping to see it in some shape or form.


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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 26 August, 2019, 04:08:59 pm »
New teaser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDuis7ichwg

Idk. Will watch it. Hope I'll get richly surprised.

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Film & TV / El Camino -A Breaking Bad Movie
« on: 25 August, 2019, 05:28:40 pm »
A Breaking bad movie is coming out 11th of October, and here's a teaser :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZKqMVPlDg8

I like the idea of a Pinkman-movie. Especially with BCS season 5 not coming out until next year  :)

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I’m in the can’t be pleased camp here. A little way up the thread I complained that we didn’t get the full colour reproduction of the watercolour opening page of The Fable of Venice. Well we get the colour here and it’s beautifully reproduced, but it feels like padding on a very short story. It’s a good story - Rasputin in particular is wonderful - but it doesn’t seem good value for money on a premium book such as this.

Said watercolour page is in House of Samarkand, but I feel you. At the time I felt both Venice and Tango should'v had a lower price than the rest of them, and I think the same holds true for Early years... But I've gotten used to it, especially now with only two books to go.

Any ideas why the watercolour page was used instead of a b&w one?

I also wonder if the six larger hardbacks are still on the cards.

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 24 August, 2019, 07:18:20 pm »
Faithless #5 by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet continues being a really cool and sexy little horror story. Doesn't move the plot forward as much as the earlier issues have but it seems like it sets up the ending (the series ending with #6) with the return of a certain character.

Superman year one #2 First issue was a bit slow but this one does more with the added page count. Clark becomes a navy seal and then falls in love with a mermaid (whom he frees from her father Posedion). Sadly it's nowhere as mad as I'd hoped it would be. I can't help wish Miller would'v brought Grant Morrison aboard on this book, similarly as he did with Azzarello on DK3. I think that would'v been great. But it's okay enough I guess, and I'd like to see how things end.

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Picked up The early years today. Read it on the train home. A bit like Fable of Venice and Tango it's short on page, but it delivers when it comes to story.

It was supposed to be a much longer story (which Hugo didn't finish due to something something issues with the publisher), but I think it serves well as a little intro the character as well as how Corto met Rasputin.

Besides the main story there are a couple of unfinished pages of what would happen next, as well as a bit of reading reading Corto, and also some colour pages.

Now one just needs to wait till next year for Ballad of the salt sea and then MU  :)

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 21 August, 2019, 07:47:00 pm »
I really don't want to talk about the ending of Once upon a time in Hollywood, but I'd like tell those who haven't seen it --you have no idea what your in for.

Mind the gap Quite the docu. A kid films his friends skate boarding from young age up to 20ish, and things go from having fun all the time to realising a thing or two what took place behind all the fun, at home. The guy behind the documentary also finds out a thing or two about some of his friends, and some of it is pretty bad. Really made me think about people I grew up with. I don't know what to say besides it's a rough movie which is tough on the viewer, and one I really recommend.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 August, 2019, 07:55:58 pm »
Just home from watching Once upon a time in Hollywood. Such a lovely film. It's 60's Hollywood felt like it was filmed back then. Amazing attention to detail and a fantastic tribute to films. It gave me the feeling that of reading a Grant Morrison comic book in which the heroes are also reading comic books with it's scenes of the main characters watching movies. So much so it made people walking past the screen in my cinema fit the film, adding to the feeling of watching a movie.

I also liked the driving and listening to music. It managed to add both to the setting as well as each character. Especially Brad's character Cliff. Such a wonderfully complex character. Felt as ugly and charming as Landa in Basterds.

Loved the ending, but at first I wasn't sure what Tarantino wanted said with the film, but it clicked when a friend (who I watched it with) wanted to know more about Charles Manson and Tate's murder. Basically managing to strip Manson & c/o of the fame which was given to them. A bit like how Hateful 8's ending made use of the Lincon letter after the violence came to an end.

Another thing which hit me while watching what felt like a happy ending, and then realising the gate to Tate and Polanski's house felt it was the one to heaven and the sad music which played... It felt like the dying dream of Rick fucking Dalton's carrier, being invited into heaven by Tate.

I'm quite likely to watch it again soon. Fantastic film.

I also watched Hail Ceasar this morning. A good movie to watch before Once upon a time in hollywood. Very funny and weird about a "fixer" working for hollywood in the 50-ish's during the commie scare. Delivers a existential story which I really relate to.

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