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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2016! Sign up by Nov 15!
« on: November 14, 2016, 04:25:28 PM »
Awesome JMP, glad you're back for the Schnozzing fest this year!

Quick reminder for everyone wanting to sign up. Submissions close tomorrow on November 15th. If you'd like to be part of it, follow Grail's post a couple of posts above or (for convenience).

Creation Station / Re: My Berserk drawings
« on: November 14, 2016, 04:21:06 PM »
Damn good (!), I'm sure you'll get better with practice and things will flow better too. How long did those drawings take?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: November 11, 2016, 08:05:54 PM »
It follows, it's the movie he most recently directed, was Sci-Fi, and was a big success with a major star ($450 million against a $40 mil budget). It would be weird if they didn't mention it, or instead chose The Messenger or something. As a matter of fact, it's recent success might be the reason he had the opportunity to do this.

I didn't realize it was that big of a commercial success! It makes sense then, like you rightfully break down. I was just going by what I felt about the movie -> meh.

It's based on a comic book from the 1960s called Valérian et Laureline.

Thanks, the movie's release schedule gives me some time to hunt and read the comic book.

While looking for the comic and finding out about number of issues, etc. I stumbled on this para on Wiki -

In 1991 Mézières began work producing concept art for the director Luc Besson for his film The Fifth Element. When the project stalled and Besson moved on to work on the film Léon in 1994, Mézières returned to Valérian for the album The Circles of Power (Les Cercles du Pouvoir). This featured a character, S'Traks, who drove a flying taxi around a great metropolis on the planet Rubanis.[28] Mézières sent a copy of the album to Besson who was inspired to change the background of Korben Dallas, the lead character of The Fifth Element, from a worker in a rocketship factory to that of a taxi driver who flies his cab around a Rubanis-inspired futuristic New York City. Mézières produced further concept drawings for Besson, including flying taxi cabs. He also re-used certain aspects of the design of the space liner seen in the 1988 Valérian album On the Frontiers for the Fhloston Paradise liner seen in second half of the film. The Fifth Element was finally completed and released in 1997. The importance of the four classical elements to the film is similar to the significance the elements have in the two-part Valérian story Métro Châtelet, Direction Cassiopeia and Brooklyn Station, Terminus Cosmos. However, Besson has claimed that he first came up with the idea for the film at the age of 16 which would pre-date the publication of these two albums.

Aaah, that's why it looks so close to 5th Element :isidro: ... it's the other way round ... 5th Element looked like this comic book!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: November 10, 2016, 04:12:20 PM »
Trailer for Luc Besson's new sci-fi movie called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets -

5th Element, Star Wars and other influences visually speaking. And it's weird the trailer gives Luc credit or importance for making Lucy.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: November 07, 2016, 03:07:25 PM »
Well, his character is a taciturn, grumpy, mountain man type guy in this movie. Here's an interview with him and his co-star.

He's so charismatic and the beard looks good on him. Thanks for sharing that!

Watched Dr Strange last evening and it was ... well ... not bad, not bad at all. Parts I loved were a trippy scene in the beginning and the Inception~like visuals (if you're a fan of Escher = wohoo this's like Halloween candy) that's just gorgeous to watch and I doubt it'll have that same awe~ing effect if you were to watch it at home. Godzilla too felt very much like it where the scale of the monster and everything going on fell flat when I watched it at home versus when I watched it on the big screen. Anyway, I liked the mystical aspect of the film and how they approached it. Mads I felt may have had more meat to his role but we'll get to see it on an extended cut. The bad is that this's like any other formulaic super hero film and if you're OK with that, it'll be fun. Benedict I personally don't really like, at all. I felt like the wit he brought to his character in Sherlock or the delivery of his humor was missing here. There were things around him, characters or situations, where the humor hit more than his punchlines. Overall, this isn't as good as Civil War/ Winter Soldier/ the first Iron Man movie but it's kinda fun in the first Thor category. There are two post credit scenes for those who're curious.

Spoilers - The dark dimension looked cool and I haven't read the comics or anything so I didn't know what to expect. Looked like a soft, fluffy, psychedelic version of bacteria or atoms or something like that. And the design for Dormammu looked pretty familiar ... kinda like Doomsday.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2016! Sign up by Nov 15!
« on: November 01, 2016, 07:06:46 PM »
I always look forward to this time of the year. Sign me up!

Lovely banner Grail.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: October 28, 2016, 02:17:45 PM »
Just watched Hunt for the Wilderpeople the other day. I really enjoyed it. It has lots of quirky humor and charm. It doesn't shy away from some sad and difficult circumstances either, but it approaches them in what feels like a very natural and matter-of-fact way. The main characters are really likeable and human. Lots of funny moments!

Just watched the trailer for it and it looks fun. I'll check it out if I can.

I didn't recognize Neill! I actually didn't even register that was him till you mentioned it!

He isn't in a scary movie or doesn't look like he's a serious character. So NOT Sam Neil~like!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: October 25, 2016, 04:14:03 PM »
Alamo Drafthouse finally after months and months of delay opened in Brooklyn and it was amazing. They officially open this coming Friday but they've started showing movies and opened the bar up for people so they can test/ try things out before going fully functional. The moment you walk in, the carpet is from The Shining and they have amazing posters of rare old monster films. The bar is exquisite with a wooden wall displays for severed heads and various anatomy or babies. We hit up The Dragon Lives Again which's my second time watching the film, I wonder if I posted about it before in this thread!

The Dragon Lives Again is def top 5 of the Brucesploitation genre. Watch the trailer (click). Bruce Lee is dead and is somewhere between Heaven and Hell when he encounters a bunch of dead people that want him gone. Some of the dead people he has to fight are Dracula, The Godfather, 007 and Clint Eastwood. The very last scene is funny as hell.

I've watched Coming To America a dozen times or more at my friends place on cable/ TV and it never gets old. I recently checked it out on Netflix and the Netflix version is a sort of extended, uncensored version! Still fun.

My Mom's visiting me and wants to check out Inferno, so that's something I'm going to have to force myself to watch. And Doctor Strange opens next week. The Arrival will be a must-see because of Amy and Dennis. Hope it isn't disappointing.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« on: October 25, 2016, 03:45:12 PM »
Solution: Starting with Vol 38, all new volumes go on a different shelf. Then the spines will appear consistent to their neighbor :slan:

Not enough Upvotes for that solution to be given in less than an hour. I'll have to rearrange the series in such a way to have Vaga~REA~Aki~Dunk on top to offset the spacing and get a Berserk shelf going in the middle of the shelf. Then there's also the Japanese volumes and their new spines to deal with :azan:

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« on: October 25, 2016, 03:25:16 PM »
That new spine looks awful in comparison, ooofff.

I'm always lending out my volumes to friends who want to read em but I might have to get selective because if there's going to be damage, I can't afford to grab another volume that'll have a different spine in the middle of the stack ... 38 and on I presume will look like this? UGH.

Guys calm down just buy the whole series again.


You sweet summer children don't know the pain of collecting the three (four?!) different spines throughout Viz's various rebrandings of Vagabond since 2003.  :judo:

I know what you mean :sad: ... the only consolation is that the spines for Vagabond's Japanese issues have stayed the same over the years. With Berserk, that's now changed too.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: September 22, 2016, 01:31:59 PM »
In all black and white, simply gorgeous -

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to ???
« on: September 20, 2016, 02:35:27 PM »
Warning - the trailer gives away too much, you might want to stop it around the mid 1 min mark.

Passengers -

The film looks gorgeous but I can't get a 100% behind it ... nice nod to The Shining and Sunshine from whatever the trailer shows.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: September 20, 2016, 02:30:35 PM »
Trailer for Viking with english subs -

From the same guys who made the Night Watch films.

Current Episodes / Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
« on: September 20, 2016, 02:27:46 PM »
It's not too long a break which's nice and agree with you Walter ^_^.

Having said that, episode 331 and on up until now has been a treasure of information that I find myself going back to often, re-reading it over and over with puella's translations. This break will personally give me some time to read the last 5 episodes without rushing into em and re-listen their corresponding podcasts.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: September 15, 2016, 04:53:02 PM »
Trailer for Headshot -

Like Iko's other films, I'll be grinding my teeth or wincing through most of the action. Looks pretty good.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: September 15, 2016, 04:20:21 PM »
Saw Kubo and the Two Strings and really enjoyed it. Great movie with a lot of heart and beautifully animated! :ubik:
Man, I missed this in theaters!

Last night I watched the 2nd Rurouni Kenshin movie from the trilogy - Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno. I'd seen it before thanks to DirectDK (that was one mighty marathon) and thought the movies progressively got better in the trilogy. It'd been a while so I didn't remember all of it but parts that stood out were - I liked the soundtrack in the first two sequences; Saito, old man Okina and Cho's parts remained just as memorable even though Saito wasn't given much development or screen time, he continued to be a badass and had good screen presence. The first time I watched it, I doubted how (well) they were going to adapt the final Kenshin - Shishio fight and was left impressed when I did watch it. So, can't wait to see the third film - Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends - on the big screen next month.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: 2016 Berserk album from Susumu Hirasawa
« on: September 15, 2016, 03:45:58 PM »
Yeah, can't wait! Kinokuniya should send an email confirming the arrival or they'll call to inform the arrival of the CD.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Friend wants to know where to read the berserk manga
« on: September 14, 2016, 02:40:46 PM »
I wonder how many laws i broke then. Either way now that i am a fan of the manga, in the future i do plan to buy some volumes (i don't have any income right now so that'll be difficult until i do) And my friend is currently in the same situation. so you know.

Hey 8 dollars you say? Hmmm... now im reconsidering..

Where there's a will, there's a way. If you want to support the series, you must buy the manga in either of the various mediums that are available to all of us.

Start slow, buy 1 volume every month or couple of weeks whenever you can afford it. A couple of folks I've met prefer to go digital over physical and for that too, you can purchase the new episodes in Japanese. So there's not just one but a few options out there for fans.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What are you drinking? (general liquid thread)
« on: September 12, 2016, 04:16:37 PM »
I've been drinking a lot of (cold/iced) milk tea off late, every morning.

Last night I had a can of Fanta after months and it felt SO goddamn sweet, sugar heavy. I've tried to wane myself from drinking soda, so it's down to about a can or two once a month. Even if I'm out to a dinner, I'm happy with drinking water or hot tea, depending on the restaurant.

As far as beers go, last month a friend from overseas was visiting and I got my go-to beer - Framboise Lambic Belgian Raspberry. I hadn't had it in months and it tasted real sweet. Back in the day it was a good beer to get my foot in the beer-door but I didn't enjoy it as much recently. I'll need to jump to something less sweet.

Good luck mate!

For guys on the board looking to transact with Tirade, he's one of the most helpful, meticulous and reliable collectors out there. You've essentially hit the jackpot if you're dealing with him.

Vagabond / Re: New Readers (No Spoilers)
« on: September 12, 2016, 02:59:47 PM »
Glad you're enjoying the manga so far! There are a few subtle things going on through the series that grabs you every once in a while and the art is simply gorgeous.

Another thing was I the only one who was slightly let down that Matahachi was not going to be the Sasaki Kojiro that would battle against Musashi? I feel going that route would have been quite interesting, to see the everyman use his rival as inspiration to rise up the ranks and become a lethal wielder of the Nodachi.

I didn't think it would go that way to be honest because it didn't fit Matahachi's nature to push himself to a completely different level of skill and temperament or conviction. It's still good to see his own evolution and you'll see it when you catch up to the late 30's (in volume numbers).

Creation Station / Re: Grail makes doodlies?!
« on: September 12, 2016, 02:54:54 PM »
Looks gorgeous and there are so many textures in that one frame, great work Grail!

Just read the last two and laughed my ass off. Glad you're back at doing these Weatherby!

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 12, 2016, 02:25:11 PM »
Been playing The King of Fighters XIV with a friend and so far it's decent. I'm not a 100% on board with the game play or the speed of it but I appreciate the inclusion of Geese Howard. Still no sign of good ol Heidern but ... some of those new characters are either ridiculous or good in a dangerous kinda way.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Stupid Stuff We Really Want
« on: September 12, 2016, 02:21:40 PM »
Ever since I read the post above I've wanted to buy something from that site, and I finally did (I can't believe it took me over five years  :farnese:). I got my order today and I couldn't be happier with what I got.

Definitely man, that site is goddamn amazing if you're a science fiction or horror film fan. I only own 4 things from it so far. Slow and steady ... what did you get if you don't mind me asking? I have a Sunshine tee, a HAL tee and cap and a Nostromo jacket.

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