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Film & TV / Re: Y the Last Man on Disney+
« on: 22 October, 2021, 09:35:36 AM »
Haven't read the comic. But we just watched the first episode last night. Great fun.

I am shocked you've not read it! It's good fun

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 20 October, 2021, 05:05:39 PM »
YOU

Burned through the first eight episodes of the new season on Netflix over the last few nights, will watch the last two tonight.

Some of the black comedy is laugh out loud funny. I really recommend it. It's got a lot of rude-ish bits, characters you can't wait to see get their murderous come-uppance, and the darkest couples therapy sessions.

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Film & TV / Re: Y the Last Man on Disney+
« on: 20 October, 2021, 05:02:04 PM »
...and now it's cancelled.

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Events / Re: Jock Team-up 2021?
« on: 20 October, 2021, 03:16:48 PM »
So this is actually happening. Glasgow on 16th.

I should have pointed out that the 16th was my wedding anniversary. My wife is understanding of comic books. But not that understanding.

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General / Re: FINAL!!!! - The Killing v Rage - Bolt-01 Cup
« on: 19 October, 2021, 08:34:19 AM »
Rage

A tough choice. But, Rage.

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Film & TV / Re: Wheel Of Time.....
« on: 18 October, 2021, 12:28:03 PM »
I wonder how long this is going to go for?

Until people don't watch it, and they cancel it without reaching a conclusion. I mean, it's 13 doorstop books. That could be 26 seasons; so 30 years.

It. Will. Never. End.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 15 October, 2021, 01:19:24 PM »
I haven't decided whether I should revisit the Hellraiser franchise.

Watch the first one and then leave it at that!

Hellraiser 2 is a fantastic film, a direct sequel written by Barker.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 29 September, 2021, 03:01:59 PM »
I have invested in FIFA 22. I will be playing this until 2023.

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Film & TV / Re: Y the Last Man on Disney+
« on: 15 September, 2021, 09:56:58 PM »
Just been to the UK premier of Disney+'s new show Y the Last Man based on  Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra 2002-08 Vertigo comic of the same name set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious cataclysmic event simultaneously killed every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one man, Yorick Brown

The first 3 episodes will be released of 22nd September with the other episodes being released every  Wednesday.

Not much happens in the first episode as it is just setting up the world and the characters just before the men all die, but it is well acted feels like it is going to be a good series

One man and his monkey, surely?

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Other Reviews / Re: Thirteenth Floor Vol. 3
« on: 14 September, 2021, 11:57:18 AM »
I've got this and Stainless Steel Rat, but they're Christmas presents for one of my kids. Honest.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 September, 2021, 07:25:23 PM »
I watched Infinity War and Endgame back-to-back and it's not clear why the second one would be regarded as so woeful compared to the first.

I mean, I think its awful in MANY capacities beyond its comparisons to Infinity War (a thoroughly mediocre is enjoyable experience) due to just how thuddingly, blindingly, dreary and tiresome it is as a piece of "art"* unto itself.

*I use this term with the loosest of meanings when it comes to the house of mouse.

I know i often use things like "More like AVENGERS: SHITGAME" as shorthand myself but these are pretty broad brush strokes. Any chance of an example of "dreary" or "tiresome"?

I mean I certainly think some of the set pieces could be trimmed for time especially if there are beats in there for characters I'm not particularly engaged with but "dreary" and "tiresome" I just don't get. Genuinely curious.

I can see what he means. There is an element of spectacle for spectacle's sake, and at the cost of the plot being driven forward.

BUT these are comic book adaptions. The action is therefore intrinsic to them, and I don't feel they should be criticised for it any more than you could criticise a western for having shots of a cowboy on a horse. You know what you are getting into when you sit down to watch one.

I may not be articulating that properly. It's kinda like saying a steak is too beefy. It is what it is. Don't chow down and expect something else, and definitely don't if you are a vegetarian.

I do feel, as I have said, that these movies are guilty pleasures and like a fish supper - tasty but with instant regret and a sickly feeling.

For me, I admire the technical skill in showing a photo-realistic representation of what comics and my imagination have thrown up for decades. But I also have a slightly guilty feeling that the Marvel movies cost so much, and say so little.

So, yes, I can see how they may be tiresome and dreary. They are noise and fury with nothing to say, and that can be wearing. Like watching fireworks for six hours. It's fun at the start, but soon the booms, bangs and fancy lights are... dull.

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That image of Dredd by Mick McMahon, is it from a Judge Dredd musical? Looks like he's dancing. Quite poor pose.

MK1 LAWGIVER

Anderson, too

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 01 September, 2021, 08:07:19 AM »
I don't think that could be considered a spoiler seeing as how he has the same name and it's the same actress playing his mother.

I've not even seen the film, so sorry if it's a spoiler. I've just seen the BBC review saying, "this is a sequel to the original, ignoring the other sequels, with Actor X playing the child from the first film". The BBC review said it was pretty damn good.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 31 August, 2021, 05:43:54 PM »

I'll enjoy watching the remake hopefully but I reckon I'll leave OG Candyman for another 10-20 years.


The 2021 film is a sequel to the original, y'know. The main character is the baby from the original.

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