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Film & TV / Re: Netflix?
« on: 04 May, 2022, 11:54:56 AM »
Not there yet but there’s definitely more “new” content which I’d watch on Disney than Netflix at the moment and it’s Prime that is no. 3 on my watch list. But I’m fortunate that I don’t pay for Netflix as it’s my Daughter but I pay for Disney so we share the logins.
If I was paying for everything then I’d have to consider what’s best.


News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 03 May, 2022, 10:20:33 PM »
Well only half way through the Book and it’s a thing of beauty. I was in two minds when I saw the initial size after taking it out the package but when you start going through the pages it definitely the size it needs to be.

I was wavering for the McMahon Apex but I will now splash out - will they be doing anybody else?

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 May, 2022, 05:26:58 PM »
On a bank holiday I was scrolling through Netflix and plumped for Robot Overlord - not the most entertaining film watched even though Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson are both in it.
However and it’s not a spoiler about 10-15 minutes in two characters are sitting in a basement/loft ready 80s porgs (should have paused the film for the prog numbers as they commented on the vocabulary used)

News / Re: Brian Bolland signing at Forbidden Planet
« on: 29 April, 2022, 04:12:52 PM »
Out picking up my Daughter from the airport and when I return there’s a huge package waiting- yes it the Apex edition 😁😁😁

When holding it open it fee like I’m a 4 year old reading an ordinary sized annual. 😂😂😂😂

It’s beautiful and we’ll packed

Creative Common / Re: Does My Figure look big in this?
« on: 27 April, 2022, 06:25:43 PM »
Well it’s been a wee while since I completed my last figure.
But I’ve been a busy little bee working on 4 different figures at one time! The reason for this is I was using sculpty for the first time and it’s wonderful stuff. But I didn’t want to bake just one piece at a time. So I sculpted a couple of figures and add on bits for another couple I’ve been working on with milliput and are half finished so it made sense to do a batch baking to cure the sculpty.
First up is my version of the Gronk.
As always I have supplied “primed”, “base” and “finished” photos.
I hope to have the next figure done in a couple of weeks.


Rogue Trooper

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 26 April, 2022, 08:13:15 AM »
And the upside of finally testing positive* is I've felt pretty crap today and haven't been up to much of anything and so have indulged myself and watched the final four episodes of Season one of Daredevil today. And it was pretty good. I mean the grimdark leaves it tonally bland - but as said there is no better platform for that and I seem to do fine with it in the comics (although the Waid run which does play with this is my second fav DD run) and some of the dialogue is so goddamn earnst as to be boarding on rancid cliche at times.

This is tempered by some good performances (I worry that I'm the only person who thinks they've done a good job with Foggy), dramatic setting and pacing that really works, its steady, it builds rather than darts and I like the way they've scattered 'origin' of various characters throughout. The action is solid if a little hyper-realised, again given the material you have to forgive that.

Overall the first 12 episodes really work and in my weaken state it was getting better and better as it built to the conclusion. I was genuinely shocked by a couple of key moments and this was all good stuff ... and then... well then...

Damn that final episode rather blindsided the whole thing. Firstly the pacing, they way they rattled to the end was in utter contrast to the previous episodes and really jarred. The fall of the Kingpin Wilson Fisk just burst out so quickly it really didn't work for me at all. The music on the scene with all the arrests (think it harks back to The Untouchables - am I remembering that right?) was so poorly used. Its just rolled from one cliche to the next and stank the place up.

Then that film climatic conflicit - I mean I guess they had to have it but it was just so ... overblown. I must admit I really don't like the costume / body armour thing (though I did like all the cute Easter Eggs the popped into Melvin Potters workshop) and maybe that soured things for me. It really felt like a typical superhero movie at that point,... which it is of course, but had seemed to be trying to avoid lots of that.

I wonder did they not know they were going to get a second season and so had to bolt to the line? I might have to read up.

Anyway overall this was great fun and I'm in for the next two seasons. Just hope they don't go quite so 'crank it up to 11' on the season finales to come!

*Household all doing fine is the most important thing and since the first postive in the house 5 days ago that counts as a blessing!

For me Daredevil was the best of the “Netflix” Marvel followed by Punisher/Luke Cage and then the rest on a level pegging. I like the crossovers when they appear and your right about Foggy. But the best character I loved was Kingpin and glad they used the same actor in Disney’s Hawkeye. Glad to see that they are all under one banner (but surprised as I felt the Netflix ones were a step up in violence)

Glad the Family are holding up well

Events / Re: Brian Bolland signing announced
« on: 25 April, 2022, 04:44:21 PM »
Just had my email saying it’s being shipped 11 May😁😁😁😁

Meltdown Man

Ten seconders

News / Re: Brian Bolland signing at Forbidden Planet
« on: 23 April, 2022, 11:21:17 AM »
Just checked the order status for my copy and it says it will  be available  in 8 months  from now!!!

Merry  Christmas to me

News / Re: Brian Bolland signing at Forbidden Planet
« on: 22 April, 2022, 01:27:01 PM »
Does that mean issues with the Apex edition will be resolved by then 😁

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