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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 September, 2013, 10:04:11 PM »
Just priced it up on Amazon and thought "I'm not willing to pay the best part of a tenner for this..."
Cover disappointed me. About to make myself look foolish here but after reading your review, I had pictured zombies in detention. Not sure how that would have went but if that was the plot, I probably would have risked a little money on seeing it.

If you like the idea of Zombie POV films then 'Colin' and 'Deadheads' would be ones to look into.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 September, 2013, 08:14:55 PM »
Watched Donnie Darko last night. Brilliant film, such a great story.

Theatrical release or director's cut?

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Film & TV / Re: RoboCop - Murphy's Law
« on: 06 September, 2013, 07:52:35 PM »
Not guff at all, on the contrary, the personal aspects of his character and that one, simple scene of him wandering around the house while physiologically responding to memories of his wife - which looks like it's been made explicitly 'the story' in the new one - were a tender and subtle contrast to the harsher aspects. It's the central scene in the film.

I agree about your comment on the remake - I have certainly been given the impression that they'll emphasise that aspect.  Unfortunately I think the original will still do a better job in that respect where RoboCop didn't scream "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?!?" and have that silly visor thing.  In the original having the face obscured throughout gave a real sense of a man turned into machine - alongside the behaviour which is more robotesque.  So when he finally took his helmet off and we see his face again it becomes more symbolic of the man emerging from the machine once more.

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Film & TV / Re: RoboCop - Murphy's Law
« on: 06 September, 2013, 04:53:42 PM »
Cyber-Community-Support-Officer

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Welcome to the board / Re: Introducing Myself
« on: 06 September, 2013, 04:52:25 PM »
Thanks :D

Bobblehead - I've been enjoying Lobster Random and The V.C's as well.  There are some strips I'm not enjoying so much though.  Bec and Kawl being prime amongst them.  Also Slaine Books of Invasion aren't impressing me much.  I haven't really enjoyed a Slaine story since Treasure's of Britain - which has some of my most favourite 2000AD artwork.

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Film & TV / Re: RoboCop - Murphy's Law
« on: 06 September, 2013, 04:12:45 PM »
Hahahaha Goaty!

Also, all this talk of 'subtlety' in the original is guff. Don't get me wrong, I love the film, and all the sly jabs and social commentary, but it wasn't subtle about it, that was part of it's charm. When can you ever say 'damn, just look at all that subtlety' about a Verhoeven film! :p

The lack of subtlety comes with the violence and action in the film.  Personally I wouldn't say because a film lacked subtlety in one aspect it lacked it throughout.  Most of the social commentary and satire is secondary and tertiary to the main plot and serves to support the story by creating a believable and textured world.  The main plot, after all, isn't about social commentary itself - it's a violent revenge flick about a dead cop killing the people who murdered him.   If the film lacked subtleties that's all the film would be and that just isn't the case.

To a lesser extent I think that Total Recall has subtlety too.  I think it was those aspects that sit in the background of the film that were very much left out of the remake is what made the remake fail for me as film. 

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Film & TV / Re: RoboCop - Murphy's Law
« on: 06 September, 2013, 03:50:23 PM »
Oh phew, it's not just me.  Last time I went to the cinema (which admittedly was years ago) it cost £7 and I think that that is excessive.

I thought it was maybe one of these new fangled 3D movie showings you kids all enjoy so much.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 September, 2013, 03:46:34 PM »
I loved In Bruges, but got put off Seven Psychopaths when I heard the premise. Self-referential films about films don't appeal to me at all.

I was equally put off by the premise when I first came across it.  One of the IMDB reviews convinced me to give it a go. 

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Film & TV / Re: RoboCop - Murphy's Law
« on: 06 September, 2013, 03:27:13 PM »
To me, it looks like what it is: a typical modern-day rethinking of a ballsy 1980s action flick. I imagine it'll do well and be OK, but I'm not expecting much. Mind you, that trailer was handy—I've seen the entire movie in two minutes and don't have to spent 15 quid in the cinema now.

15 Quid?!? Has it really been that long since I last went to the cinema?!?

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 September, 2013, 01:36:04 PM »
Seven Psychopaths - I enjoyed it thoroughly but it was a bit too much of a boy's flick for me.  I appreciated that it was self aware even in that aspect when the script writer character is told he can't write women.  Well structured, interesting and a great cast.

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Film & TV / Re: RoboCop - Murphy's Law
« on: 06 September, 2013, 01:30:05 PM »
I watched the trailer for this film this morning and I can't say I was excited.  It looks like it will be another case of Total Recall - we'll get the three boobs but we'll lose the depth.  Robocop is an amazing movie with amazing subtleties and nuances beyond a cyborg shooting people.  The remake looks like it's just going to rehash old cliché sci-fi tropes.  In a way it is a good thing that awful remakes are made because then we can better appreciate the original and what made it good in the first place.

That being said, I'll give it a chance but my expectations are quite low (just like they were with Total Recall and that film still managed to disappoint - gah, it was awful).

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Welcome to the board / Re: Introducing Myself
« on: 05 September, 2013, 08:34:16 PM »
Doing something similar with the Meg. Good fun innit!

Welcome aboard :wave:

It certainly is.  I love reading a prog with my morning coffee everyday (and maybe a few more through out the day if I feel like a break).  It's also fun reading the input page and the controversies of the times, like when 2000AD started utilizing digital colouring and the Valkyries 'debate'.

Thank you COMMANDO FORCES, Colin_YNWA and SimeonB for your warm welcomes.

As an old hand at both the internet and 2000AD it was about time I tried and merged the two interests :)

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Welcome to the board / Re: Introducing Myself
« on: 05 September, 2013, 05:55:56 PM »

Hiya, Pictsy. That's a mountain of reading you've given yourself, there.

Tell me about it.  I started around autumn last year with my very first copy of 2000AD, Prog 897.  I'd say I'm round-about half way through.  It's nice to finally be reading some stories that I missed out on for all those years that I was made aware of when I started collecting again.  One prime example is Leviathan.

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I am glad to see that Craddlegrave has already been suggested.  I think the short self contained series' would generally translate better to cinema than the long running series.  With that in mind, my suggestion would be Rain Dogs.

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General / Re: 2000ad on Deviantart
« on: 05 September, 2013, 05:39:34 PM »
So it takes me 9 months to get around to this - thanks for sharing my artwork ;)

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