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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 23 March, 2021, 03:20:14 PM »
Agreed. CGI often seems a lazy solution, which is a shame when you think about the ingenious ideas that special effects dudes used to come up with in older films, but I'm not a filmmaker so I'm sure there's more at play than someone just cba.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 23 March, 2021, 02:54:30 PM »
Yep, the blood looks awful but having actors gobbing out blood packets wouldn't have worked for the zero-G setting.
I'm not sure how they'd have done it other than use CGI, it's just that the CGI looks crappy, as it almost inevitably does.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 23 March, 2021, 10:05:40 AM »
Based off the mainly mediocre reviews yesterday I watched Life last night and I thought it was alright. Less splattery and more peril-y than your average Alien knockoff, but still enjoyably tense and reasonably engaging.
The only thing I'd knock was the CGI - the Alien itself was decent but the blood effects etc were really bad.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 March, 2021, 02:22:24 PM »
I really didn't like Free Fire. In fact, it's in my 'DVDs to give away' pile, so if anyone who fancies it is in the Midlands, they're welcome to have it. Perhaps in cold war spy type exchange where I leave it on a bench in a used newspaper.

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General / Re: Dredd Epics Ranked - Better! Round 9
« on: 22 March, 2021, 09:15:00 AM »
First time for ages I've been conflicted on a vote as there's some real crackers here.

1. Necropolis. I was a kid reading this in the weekly prog and it was the greatest thing ever at the time. The Dead Man reveal, the tying up of so many subplots, and then the amazing sequence with the city under the thrall of the dark judges all drawn by Carlos... it's immense. I'm sure there's some nostalgia in play but I feel this and Zenith redefined comics for me.
2. The Pit. Another landmark Dredd for me, having binned off the Prog after I went to university, with occasional purchases finding it full of rot like Outlaw, I acquired the Hamlyn collected edition and was hooked. As IP says this redefined Dredd, and I think this could potentially be my favourite Dredd story. Only let down by some shonky art changes.
3. Tour of Duty. Already discussed, still great.

Hurts to leave out Oz, and that's before I even get to Small House (or Trifecta)

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General / Re: Dredd Epics Ranked - Better! Vote for positions 28 - 21
« on: 22 March, 2021, 09:05:29 AM »

1. Every Empire Falls
2. Block Judge
3. Beyond the Call of Duty

Block Judge gets my vote here over Beyond.. because although it's not an epic, I liked it more.
Fetish I've never been a fan of, personally. Dark Justice looks great, but it's a bit light, isn't it? Starts off so well, and then bleh.





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Prog / Re: Prog 2223 - The Root Of All Evil
« on: 21 March, 2021, 06:57:07 PM »
I also think Alpha probably would have killed this version of Durham Red.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 March, 2021, 10:45:15 AM »
Legend is awful. Complete snoozefest although it does look really good.
I've watched absolutely tons of fantasy movies and its hard to recommend many. Of the 80s ones the ones aimed atva younger audience do tend to have weathered the test of time better - a lot of the remainder are a bit nasty. The treatment of women in them is generally appalling. The ones I like do tend to be unintentionally awful. I rate Beastmaster but its a bad film objectively and it's tough to go anywhere from there if you don't like it. Within the field Conan is immense - the score alone is just incredible - but there's a huge gap between that and secind tier stuff like Red Sonja and an even bigger gap between that and the b movie crowd. You're probably looking at stuff like Willow maybe?

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 March, 2021, 10:46:20 PM »
Hmm, sounds like it is the rapey film I remembered it was originally. I'll avoid it too.

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Books & Comics / Re: The SheerGlam Conspiracy by Steve MacManus
« on: 18 March, 2021, 03:59:32 PM »
It is by them Bolt, and agreed.

It's very much a pastiche of the likes of Action, or at least that's how I read it. For example, one of the stories is called 'Sherrif of Nottingham' about a Texan policeman in the 1973 Midlands with everyone speaking in dialect. I think if the comic were more straight up I'd not have been into it.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 March, 2021, 03:32:25 PM »
What's not to enjoy about that?

I suspect it more depends on if you saw the film in 1982, an experience which could leave you with strange feelings about Tanya Roberts and nightmares about being liquified by bird monsters.*


* speculating for a friend

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Books & Comics / Re: The SheerGlam Conspiracy by Steve MacManus
« on: 18 March, 2021, 03:28:04 PM »
I enjoyed Blazer but aside from Dan Cornwell the art is pretty bad. Dan Cornwell's art is great, ofc.
Otherwise it's a great concept and I hope we get issue 2.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 March, 2021, 01:22:22 PM »
Beastmaster
...Not to the extent that I can say it was fun to watch.

Booo

The pacing is plodding and the plot is somewhat a jumbled mess of repeating itself.

This is totally true however

Sorry you didn't enjoy it!


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Prog / Re: Prog 2223 - The Root Of All Evil
« on: 18 March, 2021, 01:06:34 PM »
PJ Primate

I nearly used this exact phrase. Definite similarity imo (but nicer, of course)

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Books & Comics / Re: SPACEWARP - New Venture from Pat Mills
« on: 18 March, 2021, 12:17:28 PM »
Bit late to the party on this one, but I've finished Spacewarp and I was impressed.

I've struggled with a lot of Pat Mills' recent Prog output but this all felt a lot fresher. Pat is one of the all time greats when it comes to ideas and this is bursting with them. Keeping all the stories tied to a central concept is ambitious and as some have said possibly limiting, but I'm impressed with the audacity of it.
Highlights for me were Jurassic Punx and Hellbreaker but I enjoyed the bulk of it.. SF1 I felt was the weak strip within - the latter has a great idea but the ensemble cast seemed lacking, that may just need time.

I'm not sure it achieves a lot of the goals it set when conceived - I can't see the mooted target teen market paying that much for a b&w comic, regardless of the quality - but I'm guessing that this was the only realistic option. Tbh I think for the younger market Regend does it better. But I'd definitely like to see more Spacewarp and I think teenage me would have loved it.

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