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Messages - Colin YNWA

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Film & TV / Re: Quiznos of Solace - Spoilers ahoy
« on: 22 November, 2008, 09:05:30 am »
Finally seen this and have to say I really enjoyed it.

I'm a massive fan of traditional Bond films and was delaying seeing this based on all the reviews saying it wasn't a Bond film at all. I have to say for me this was much more of a Bond film than Casino Royale, all be it a proto-Bond. It was as though they were laying the foundations of all the Bond tropes. Best example being the 'super villian' base in this case being the big old hotel in the desert not actually a secret base - yet. The exotic location actually be a slighty grubby Puerto Rica. The scene at the Opera was so very Bond (just remind yourself of the Spy Who Loved Me) and of course the glorius nod of the head to Goldfinger and the re-introduction the Minister. Loved it.

Oh and there were some fantastic action sequences.

Then the final touch of genius was ending the film with the traditional opening to the film Bond walking on from left turning and shooting. For me it was consiously saying. Look here's the building blocks of a Bond film taking shape and by the end of the film the origin is complete and this has been an extended opening sequence to a traditional Bond film. I suspect leaving the door open for the next film to have a few more finished traditional elements in it.

Oh and well done to the makers for realising you can tell a meaningful, full story, with great characters in less than 3 hours. I'd love to see more BIG films of between 1 1/2 and 2 hours.

Great movie and fantastic protype Bond film.

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General / Re: What would you tolerate in a Dredd film?
« on: 19 November, 2008, 08:34:21 am »
One thing I've said before that I'd like to see in a new Dredd film would be Dredd not to actually be the main character. Rather I'd like to seem him as a shadowy presence, occasions appearing in ablaze of violence. The idea I have in mind is the way Dredd was used in the original 'America' story. Making Mega City and its citizen's the 'stars' of the piece.

Quite how this would work if a franchise was being planned is debatable but as I single piece of cinema this is the way I'd like to see it done.

As for the other points raised. I agree the use of 'future speak' normally just seems hackneyed and should be avoided where possible. Defo keep away from Death and PSi Division. I'm not fussed about who'd play Dredd, especially given my premise, you could get an unknown to play the part. I'd prefer face never to be visible as it has become such a great enigma it seems a shame to throw it away, but accept in a movie should it be a more traditional take on things with Dredd (assuming live action) front and centre this is incredibly unlikely to happen. I do prefer no kissing please as I believe the stoic nature of the Judges is central to the concept.

On a thread else were someone point out that rather than a movie a series of animated shorts similar to Clone Wars might work better and I fully subscribe to that idea as I think you would be able to retain more of the traditional Dredd elements this way.

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Film & TV / Re: Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe New Series
« on: 18 November, 2008, 04:28:30 pm »
Yeah very much looking forward to it and its is BBC4 10.30 (past my bedtime so I'll have to record it - what, what so I'm a tired old man, so what!)

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Film & TV / Re: I'm the goddamn Spirit!!!
« on: 14 November, 2008, 03:08:53 pm »
Oh and one last thing. Isn't that Kevin from the Wonder Years Dad as Dolan, I assume. I'm kinda cool with that... at least that could work. I'm off to imdb to check...

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Film & TV / Re: I'm the goddamn Spirit!!!
« on: 14 November, 2008, 02:59:22 pm »
Oh and just want to say I personnally do believe that The Spirit can be successfully updated and modernised while still retaining the feel of the original. Cooke's recent run on the Spirit over at DC proves that. What I've seen of this film just ain't that at all.

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Film & TV / Re: I'm the goddamn Spirit!!!
« on: 14 November, 2008, 02:54:06 pm »
Have to say while the Watchmen movie has me all 'God damn' excited this just has me very worried.

Since when is The Spirit the kind of character that stomps down corridors and says things like "Somebody get me a tie, and it sure as hell better be red!"?

I mean all good it might be incredibly hard to make a movie for the modern market that represents what The Spirit's about - then fine don't make a movie of The Spirit rather than stick out some modern film you want to make and slap The Spirit's name on it... ok breathe... I need to relax. This is just the trailer and the actually film might be fine... but really from what I've seen so far I'm going to hate this.

The only thing I guess is hard to argue against is that Miller spent a lot of time with Eisner so while it might not be the Spirit film I'd want or expect you got to hope he's honoured Will Eisner's vision. I guess Eisner was better at accepting change than most of us and so maybe he'd be cool with it...

...me, well I'll wait and see but I'm hating what I've seen so far.

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Film & TV / Re: NEW AMAZING WATCHMEN TRAILER...
« on: 14 November, 2008, 08:05:30 am »
Ok that's got me a little more excited. Looking forward to this should be fun.

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Books & Comics / Re: Calvin and Hobbes
« on: 13 November, 2008, 07:21:04 pm »
Quote from: "Buttonman"
It's true. it's a cracking strip and I quite fancy the mom. It did get a bit samey towards the end and I think Bill Watterson did the right thing calling it a day when he did - better to go out strong than to have Charlie Brown missing that football for 50 years straight.

Fav C&H here (fair use I'm sure!) although there are a few similar ones with the same evil outcome. I also like the one where he soaks his Mom after she gets all dressed up. Look of mischieviousness never bettered.


Have that one framed on my wall at home. Love it

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Books & Comics / Re: Calvin and Hobbes
« on: 12 November, 2008, 04:52:08 pm »
Where as its always fun to read these things in order I agree with Shutdown Man it really doesn't matter you can dip in anywhere. Its well well worth it as frankly its the greatest newspaper strip ever to my mind and worthy of all the praise it gets and more.

Have fun as you start you read them it's a magical world you're entering.

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General / Re: Lovely Bobble Head Designs on Cliff Robinson's Blog
« on: 10 November, 2008, 05:45:22 pm »
Slightly off topic but is that Anniversary commission on the Cliff Robinson webpage absolutely fantastic!

Man I need to be working on dropping some hints to my lovely wife!

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General / Re: Role-Playing?
« on: 10 November, 2008, 05:41:08 pm »
While I loved the Games Workshop Judge Dredd RPG back in the day we were too busy playing the very under-rated Marvel Superheroes Universal Table role playing game to get too far into our campaign. However we did play Block Mania a shed load, now that was a fun little boardgame. The Rogue Trooper one wasn't bad either, even though I was never a fan of the strip.

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Books & Comics / Re: Hellblazer
« on: 05 November, 2008, 07:43:54 pm »
Quote from: "Jim_Campbell"
John Smith.

John Smith. John Smith.

John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith. John Smith.

John Smith.

Am I the only person who sees this?

Cheers!

Jim

PS - John Smith.

When you put it like that you make a very good point. The only concern I'd have is that he might make it a bit to weird and leftfield to be a fun read? With good editorial control I think it'd work a treat? Would he want to do it though?

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Books & Comics / Re: Is Grant Morrison overrated?
« on: 04 November, 2008, 04:20:18 pm »
Personnally I think not. If only because I don't think he is rated that highly.

What I mean by that if is there is one comic book creator that will polarise opinion it's Grant Morrison. Some people adore him, some people hate him. Even those who love the fella's work (and I include myself in there) often don't like particular bits of this stuff.

I think Zenith and Animal Man are the best comics / strips ever written. love um. Seven Soldiers and what we have to date of Final Crisis are close to the top of my lists as well. On the other hand while I loved Doom Patrol back in the day I find it a little cold now, a bit to cool for skool. The JLA stuff I've read (and I must admit its not a great deal) not so keen on.

I think if he was held in the high and almost universal esteem that Alan Moore is then yeah I think it would be fair to say he was over-rated (and whether Alan Moore is over-rated is a debate for another time). I think as it is his status as controversial but largely admired is about fair.

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Books & Comics / Re: Hellblazer
« on: 04 November, 2008, 08:04:30 am »
I haven't read Hellblazer in years (in fact since the Ennis run) but the news that Milligan is coming on board has caught my imagination and I'll be picking it up and hoping the fit is as perfect as it seems, if you'll excuse the pun, on paper.

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General / Re: Plans for Nemesis the Warlock?
« on: 03 November, 2008, 01:05:41 pm »
Uh I was really hoping they'd be a little more concrete evidence, or even a rumour from a fan who'd talked to Pat Mills on this. I'd love to see Nemesis back. I've still to read book 10 (was it?) as that appeared during my wilderness years so not sure how well it ended?

That said it'd have to be a bleedin' marvelous ending to make me want to leave it alone and not have Nemesis return.

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