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About solace91z

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    IT slave
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    East Anglia
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    guitars, music, films, photography, books
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  1. Anyone looking forward to the Locke and Key series on Netflix? I'll admit the trailer looked a tad too whimsical for me, but I'm hoping they do the graphic novel some justice.
  2. Recently watched The Big Sick on Amazon Prime - I missed this when it was in the cinema, so was pleased to see it arrive on Amazon fairly quickly. It's a well balanced blend of humour and poignant drama based on Kumail Nanjiani’s own experiences. The film follows a fledgling stand up comedian as he traverses life, centering on his burgeoning career and relationships with his girlfriend and his own disapproving family. A realistic and funny script and some great performances from both the leads (Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan) and supporting acts (Holly Hunter, Ray Romano) kept me enthralled
  3. This book is about Chris Knight, who in 1986 walked away from society and spent the next 26 years living mostly undetected in the woods in Maine. He'd been the subject of a podcast I'd listened to recently, so I thought I'd give this a read. It charts his early life, where he learnt practical and survival skills in and around the family home estate through the many years spent in the wilderness without human contact, but where he managed to survive by stealing supplies from the cabins and camps in the area, to his eventual capture. Author Michael Finkel was one of the few visitors
  4. I'm only 2 eps into Luke Cage and enjoying it, but I have heard that the second half of the series is quite hit and miss. A shame, I really enjoyed Jessica Jones and Dare Devil.
  5. Sad news indeed - I'd seen him at a comic convention only a month before as well.
  6. Have to admit, I keep nearly starting this series, then find something else instead. I'm currently ploughing through The Americans, and will start Bosch after
  7. It was talk of the town a few weeks back, but did anyone see it? Probably the best thing I've watched all year, I loved it more than Preacher I'm ashamed to admit. I'm slightly disappointed there's probably going to be a second season, as I think it was a real gem and doesn't need any follow up!
  8. I thought series 2 was ok, if a little convoluted and over ambitious. I didn't think it was as bad as the reviews suggested, though I'll admit to having to re-watch an episode due to falling asleep
  9. I loved it, I think the makers did a great job bringing it to the screen and Seth Rogen did it proud. All the casting was excellent, I think I prefer TV Tulip to book Tulip.
  10. Finally got around to watching Kingsman over the weekend. I missed it in the cinema and Lovefilm sent it through last week. I haven't read the graphic novel but I really enjoyed the film - the humour and action were just right for me, definitely a worthy alternative to Bond!
  11. I love this film! Particularly Christoph Waltz - I just found him amazing to watch both in this and Inglourious Basterds. I haven't seen The Hateful Eight yet, but I find Tarantino's films seem to get better and better.
  12. This was originally published as a webcomic, but later released as a hardback collected edition. The story is set in a not too distant future after a massive digital privacy breach has rendered the internet and most digital technology useless and discarded, and identity protection is now everyone's key priority. So much so, that the general population all wear masks in public. A journalist is hired by a mysterious client to perform a detailed background check on her, in the hope of uncovering any dirty secrets that may be buried in her past. It isn't long before she winds up dead, and
  13. I actually read this in single issue format, but at some point I'll buy the trade paperback. After suffering a surprise devastating attack from mysterious giant mechanical entities known as the Harvesters, robots have been vilified and outlawed across the galaxy. Dr Quon, a former robotics engineer and genius is enlisted by the United Galactic Council to help learn the origins or the Harvesters, and in doing so what preventative measures could be taken should the Harvesters ever return. The line of investigation leads him and the UGC to the TIM model - a child like companion bot designed
  14. I remember seeing the World Wide Web for the first time in 1994 at college - we had 1 dedicated computer with a 14.4Kbs modem attached. The 'Internet Administrator' loaded a page on Pigeon Kicking, which took 45 seconds to load a page essentially consisting of text with 1 picture. At the time I scoffed and said the internet and www was a total waste of time. For the most part, I still agree with that
  15. This title caught my attention as it is by Robert Kirkman, and since I'm a fan of his other works (Invincible, The Walking Dead, Haunt) I gave it a go. Outcast centres on Kyle Barnes, who has experienced a number of traumatic incidents throughout his life of demonic possession amongst his loved ones. It appears that Kyle has the ability to exorcise said demons, and after some more freak occurrences he works with the local Reverend to find out more about why the possessions are taking place and what, if anything, it has to do with himself. The story makes some interesting parallels with
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