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Postby jedispyder » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:04 am

Drive was a great movie, very messed in some spots but spectacular in others.
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Postby Mr Wallstreet » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:28 pm

Ooooooooooo Metal Gear Solid HD? Jealousssssssssss
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Postby Mr Wallstreet » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:12 pm

Books:

Seduction of the Innocent by Frederich Wertham

Finally I get to read about some of the naughtyness old Freddie was talking about
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Postby Tragic Angelus » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:08 pm

I'm very interested to hear your thoughts on it and if it's worth finding a copy of the book.
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Postby Mr Wallstreet » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:26 am

I got my copy on amazon but I hear it may be going out of print soon. So far I've read a little of SoI. It's pretty dry. Werthem talks about his 7-year research project into reading comics from all genres and how he links them to anti-social and criminal behavior in children.

All the references Wertham makes to comics are linked to his studies on how they adversely affect children. Everyone has been talking about SoI for years so its content doesn't surprise me. When I get further along into the book I'll let you know if its worth getting or not.
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Postby XIII » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:57 am

XIII wrote:DVD:

Drive by Michael Refn

Video game :

Metal Gear Solid HD collection for PS3


Well, I played 10mn of Metal Gear Solid. I had never played it before and bought based on all the rave reviews. Well... I hated it. The gameplay, the camera.
I'm going to sell it back and get another game.
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Postby wolf_2099 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:14 am

Mr Wallstreet wrote:I got my copy on amazon but I hear it may be going out of print soon. So far I've read a little of SoI. It's pretty dry. Werthem talks about his 7-year research project into reading comics from all genres and how he links them to anti-social and criminal behavior in children.

All the references Wertham makes to comics are linked to his studies on how they adversely affect children. Everyone has been talking about SoI for years so its content doesn't surprise me. When I get further along into the book I'll let you know if its worth getting or not.


It's a rough read, interesting, but very dry.

I didn't really enjoy it. I ended up reading little bts of it here or there. I mostly used it as an interesting reference guide.
"French is like anal, exotic but oh so unnecessary."
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Postby MGM » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:45 am

CD's:

Brown sugar|D'Angelo
Above|Mad Season
fIN|John Talabot
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Postby XIII » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:06 pm

Game:

Uncharted 2

DVD

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Rupert Wyatt
The Pusher Trilogy - Nicolas Winding Refn
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Postby jedispyder » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:37 pm

Novels
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins [hardcover, ugh]
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins [hardcover, ugh]
Serpent's Storm by Amber Benson (Tara from Buffy)
How to be Death by Amber Benson (Tara from Buffy)
The Repossession Mambo by Eric Garcia

Music
The Hunger Games Soundtrack

I saw The Hunger Games midnight showing and absolutely loved it. I had been avoiding getting the novels because 2 of the 3 books in the US are hardcover-only and I'm not a fan of hardcovers (too clunky, in my opinion) but seeing the movie forced my hand. And the soundtrack was really great, it had a Blue Grass feel yet used non-Blue Grass artists (The Decemberists, Arcade Fire, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5).

The 2 novels from Amber Benson are part of her Caliope-Reaper Jones series and I somehow had no clue a novel came out last year and a new one less than a month ago. Not sure when I'll read them, but at least I have them for if I want to.

Repossession Mambo is what the movie Repo Men was based on. It's written by the author of Matchstick Men, a novel I absolutely loved which means I know I'll love this writing style.
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Postby XIII » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:06 am

Book

A dance with dragons by George RR Martin
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Postby MGM » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:20 am

Richard D. James album|Aphex Twin
Ultra|Depeche Mode
Playing the angel|Depeche Mode
Sounds of the universe|Depeche Mode
The exclusives|DJ Kicks
The Chronic|Dr. Dre
Home again|Michael Kiwanuka
Mezzanine|Massive Attack
(What's the story) Morning Glory?|Oasis
Time flies... 1994-2009|Oasis
The Bends|Radiohead
The best of|Radiohead
The anthology 1992-2012|Underworld
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Postby wolf_2099 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:44 pm

XIII wrote:Book

A dance with dragons by George RR Martin



How are these working out for you?
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Postby XIII » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:08 am

Well, Feast for Crows I thought was slow. I still enjoy the story and the characters but you get the feeling that he wants to go too much into details.
Only 2 chapters into A dance with dragons so I can't tell.
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Postby wolf_2099 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:27 am

I got an arc of alpha from Greg rucka!
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Postby XIII » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:42 am

Awesome!!!
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Postby MGM » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:10 am

CD's, obviously:

Be good|Gregory Porter
Portishead|Portishead
Our version of events|Emeli Sandé
Much against everyone's advice|Soulwax
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Postby XIII » Sat May 12, 2012 12:39 am

Books

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
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Postby XIII » Thu May 17, 2012 1:39 am

Book

Alpha by Greg Rucka
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Postby Tragic Angelus » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:40 pm

DVDs:
(500) Days of Summer
Magnificent Seven Movie Collection: All four Magnificent Seven films in one 4 disc pack

CDs:
Garbage: Not Your Kind of People
The Kills: Blood Pressures
The Kills: No Wow

Got both Kills Albums off of iTunes, so now I have the entire discography digitally because I can't find actual CDs in stores.
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