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fireflygirly

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  1. Koma 2004, starring Karena Lam and Angelica Lee Director: Law Chi-Leung Brilliant, supertaut psychological thriller involving murder, sex, jealousy, illegal organ donation and the best play-on-your-fears-about-dodgy-urban-myths idea I think I've ever seen. Great performances all round - Karena Lam is particularly brilliant at keeping your sympathies guessing and moving from being on her side to wondering if she's a nutter: is she the wronged, put-upon party or is there something more going on? And the ending beats 20 little Japanese girls climbing out of the telly - it's just real eno
  2. Warlock 1989, starring Lori Singer, Julian Sands, Richard E. Grant. Director: Steve Miner Julian Sands plays the titular magic-maker, but Harry Potter he ain't. Richard E. Grant is the medieval witch-hunter who captures him... until the devil transports them both 200 years into the future to downtown LA (as you do). If the Warlock can track down and re-form the three pieces of the Evil One's "anti-bible", the whole of creation will be destroyed. Which would be bad, I suppose. Lori Singer is the spunky modern LA chick whose 20th century habits clash with Grant's carcass-wearing, whip-t
  3. Bubba Ho-Tep 2002, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis Director: Don Coscarelli Ash as Elvis. Need I say more? Oh, okay then. Elvis, hacked off with fame, swaps places with one of his impersonators to get back a taste of freedom for a bit, but then loses his chance to swap back. Instead, decades later, he ends up a decripit old codger in a nursing home with the "real" JFK, Ossie Davis, who is still alive albeit with an identity radically altered for the purposes of National Security. An Egyptian life-sucking-zombie-mummy shows up and starts offing the other elderly residents,
  4. Paperhouse 1988, starring Charlotte Burke, Glenne Headley and Ben Cross Director: Bernard Rose Sickley pre-adolescent girl draws creepy little pictures of a spooky house, which start to come "alive" in her dreams and grow progressively darker and scarier as her condition deteriorates. A dark children's fantasy that is most definitely not meant for kids at all, this one still sends the same chills up the back of my neck now I'm in my thirties as it did when I was 12. And Bernard Rose went on to direct the brilliant and haunting Candyman, of course, which makes me proud that we expor
  5. Thanks Baz. I actually just checked out Nostalgia Comics in the city centre this weekend, which is fantastic. And I managed to get all four issues of Alien Pig Farm 3000 on eBay, which I'm hugely excited about - hopefully they'll arrive this week and I can eat them up! Cheers guys for all the welcomes x
  6. ..... tracked down a copy of Thursday on the wonder that is eBay. ..... knocked back a caramel macchiato. ..... bought the Day Watch novel, which I've been meaning to get for ages. And as it's fricking freezing over here in Blighty at the minute with a cold snap and snow forecast for the next couple of days, I'm going to go home now, curl up in the warm with a huge mug of tea (English persons' answer to every problem that ever lived), and spend the rest of the weekend listening to some tunes and reading Lukyanenko. Sweet.
  7. Just wanted to say that I made an effort last night to try and catch up with everyone else a little bit with the back catalogue, and bought The Punisher on my way home from work to watch for the very first time. Ever..... ...and I loved it, loved it, LOVED IT!!!! I'm big on my action films generally anyway, but I was so thrilled to find (as has been said by so many on the forum already) that this was just in a totally different league to your "standard" action thriller - gritty, real, and utterly absorbing. I didn't think it was possible that I'd ever shed a tear watching a "revenge" genr
  8. Well, I posted a quick hello to all on the other intro thread earlier, but I can't possibly skip over this one: Name: Angela Location: Birmingham, England, UK (but only for the next 4 weeks...) Your Interests (besides Tom, of course): Writing; films (Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama, Thriller..); music (rock i.e. Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, plus The B52s and anything I can warble badly to in the shower); travelling round the Good Ol' US of A for three months from the beginning of March; reading (mostly bios, although I've got Fight Club and LA Confidential (to read for the billion
  9. Cheers for the explanation Brian, much appreciated!
  10. Thought I should stop in and say hi to you fine folks before I start wading into threads with my uninvited, ill-informed Brit opinions! My name's Angela, currently living in Brum, England, but shortly about to decamp for a mammoth jaunt around your very lovely, quite spectacularly enormous country. Found my way to this site from being blown away (pardon the pun) by The Mist and was intrigued to see TJ's and Steve Niles' names bandied about together all over the net - never previously a comic (graphic novel? Is there actually a difference, or is it just that some people prefer using one term or
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