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J2ME
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^ A whole lot of awesomeness!

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I'm about of the way through, and really enjoying it.

Comic zone:

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Curious to know if The Dead Zone novel is even better than the classic film?

The Twilight Zone looks great. Never heard of the publisher Dynamite Entertainment before, ive been away from comics for too long...

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I've only seen a few random scenes... [Embarrassed] . I'll definitely give it a watch once I've finished the novel.

Yeah, the cover art is amazing! The comic itself is a little disappointing.

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My copy of the John Hughes book arrived as well. [Smile]

I ended up buying it for 26,99 ,which is a pretty good deal considering the fact
it was still priced at 33,99 here in Holland less than 4 weeks ago !

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Theme '70 ; Tackling The Beast They Call Exploitation Cinema

Check out this clip to get an impression of the book : www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhjVGmoIT4s

The Youtube clip shows the hardcover edition of the book which has a different cover.
I have the softcover edition with a bare-chested Jim Kelly on the front cover.

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Just started on:

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I'm hoping it's as good as Ready Player One.

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Psychedelic Sex

,..In a brief golden span between 1967 and 1972, the sexual revolution collided with recreational drug exploration
to create "psychedelic sex". While the babyboomers blew their minds and danced naked in the streets,
men's magazine publishers attempted to visually recreate the wonders of LSD, project them on a canvas of nubile hippie flesh,
and dish it up to men dying for a taste of free love.

Way Out, Groovy, and Where It's At - each magazine title vied to convince the straight audience it offered
the most authentic flower power sex trip, complete with mind-bending graphics and all-natural hippie hotties.
Along the way hippies joined in the production, since what could be groovier than earning bread in your birthday suit ?

At its height, psychedelic sex encompassed posters, tabloids, comics, and newsstand magazines, but the most far-out examples
of all were the glossy magazines from California, center of both hippie culture and the budding American porn industry.
It's these sexy, silly reminders of peace, love, and pudenda we celebrate in Psychedelic Sex. So put on your beads,
tune up your sitar, and let the love-in begin !..'

Man, i love this sort of stuff. It's a big heavyweight book, over 400 pages and weighing approx. 2 kilo's,
and loaded with hundreds of full-color photo's. The majority of the text is in English, but for some reason
towards the end of the book, certain essays are written in German and French.. [Confused]

Oh well, the text isn't what i bought this book for anyway. [Big Grin]

They also released a 5 minute promo video for the book, which you can see here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIUsznzKhsU
Towards the end of the video you can see what the actual book looks like.. but beware : Explicit nudity included !

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Currently reading SNUFF by Terry Pratchett. As appears common with his later books, I first found this one harder going compared with the early Discworld books (Unseen University and Raising Steam were also tough to get through) but it's a very interesting yarn.

After this, it's time for my annual journey through RED STORM RISING by Tom Clancy. It's by a million miles his best book, and I recommend it to everyone. Once that's done, it may be time for some Wilbur Smith... or maybe a bit more P G Wodehouse... [Smile]

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Slashed Dreams ; The Ultimate Guide To Slasher Films

Big, hefty book (540 pages) consisting mostly of movie reviews, but there's also an interview section as well as
some pretty entertaining top 10 lists compiled by the author, such as Most Worthless Cops, Most Interesting Victims,
Dumbest Death Scenes, and Most Inventive Deaths. The review section of the book is divided into chapters, such as
Holiday Horrors, School Slashers, Killer Robots And Machines, Summer Camp Slaughter, Death Row Slashers / Killer Cops,
Hospital Horror, Monkey Madness, and Supernatural Slashers.

What i like best about this book is that the author, Ronnie Angel, doesn't over-analyze these movies trying to find
deeper meaning. He's a fan, and he takes these movies as they come, flaws and all. Actually, he talks about them
much in the same way as we do here on the Rewind Forum ! [Smile]

Any slasher / horror fan will have a bloody good time reading the extensive reviews, from the familiar franchises to more
obscure stuff like Edge Of The Axe, Fatal Games, Hide And Go Shriek, and Twisted Nightmare.. yes, they're all here !

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Sounds good Johnny, sounds good [Smile]
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Tomb of Dracula 3. One of my favorite comics.

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I am going to start reading the Artie Lange autobiography Artie Lange: Too Fat to Fish, this weekend, as I am going to relax at camp this weekend.
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Just halfway through the story of finnish melodic metal band Sonata Arctica.

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I'll probably re-watch the mini-series over Halloween.

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J2ME, I was hoping you'd be back for Halloweentime [Big Grin] Of course mine started 1st September haha
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Thanks, Helen. I'm looking forward to watching a lot of Horror!
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Picked up Empire Falls and the Dr. John autobiography at a thrift store today. I own Empire Falls mini series on DVD, along with Nobody's Fool, both based on books written by Richard Russo. Both starred Paul Newman in leading roles. Looking forward to some good winter reading.
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Frightfest Guide To Exploitation Movies

I have just received this latest book from FABpress today, and all i can say is.. WOW !

This thing is loaded, and i mean seriously LOADED, with hundreds of full-colour poster, artwork and lobbycard stills.

It starts with an introduction by filmmaker Buddy Giovinazzo (Combat Shock).. then we go into an A-Z overview
of different types of exploitation films.. but the majority of the book consists of 200+ movie reviews,
in chronological order from the 1930s to 1985 (with over 100 pages dedicated to the 1970s, not surprisingly).

Highly recommended !

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I love Combat Shock, surely one of the single most depressing films that I've ever seen. It's just so primitive and raw, watching it makes you feel like you've stepped into some urban version of Hades. I do love FABpress's stuff, excellent, excellent books. I'll have to check it out.
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The best book on exploitation films is still Stephen Thrower's Nightmare USA (also published by FABpress), i think.
It has tons of behind-the-scenes stories coming from the people who actually made these obscure oddities.. priceless !

Frightfest Guide To Exploitation Movies has rather short but informative reviews, and each review also features
director / producer / cast credits. But any fan will drool over the enormous amount of full colour posters and stills !

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Bronson's Loose Again ! (2015)

Excellent follow-up to Bronson's Loose ; The Making Of The Death Wish Films (2006).

This time author Paul Talbot gives us detailed behind-the-scenes stories of eighteen more Charles Bronson films,
from Hard Times and From Noon Till Three to his made-for-TV movies from the 1990s, and everything in between !
Of course, there's also lots of information on Cannon Films (especially their promotional campaigns),
plus dozens of interviews with writers, producers, managers, and supporting actors and actresses.

Highest recommendation !

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I'm still reading "IT" -- about ⅔ of the way through. It's very good.

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Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture is a book by David Kushner about id Software and its influence on popular culture, focusing chiefly on the company's co-founders John D. Carmack and John Romero.

I'm a big fan of id software (Doom, Quake), so enjoyed this immensely.

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I finished "IT", a few weeks ago. Superb.  -

I've also recently listened to: "I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan". A mock autobiography of the life and times of everyones favourite morning DJ. Hilarious.

As it's a slow Sunday, I'm currently skimming through new issues of:

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Just got few early-mid 80s Fangoria issues and Draculina mag with lots of Monique Gabrielle pics. Im happy [Cool]

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Cool stuff Atomik is that a C.H.U.D I see amongst the small pics on the second magazine in from the top?

Also is that Pic underneath it is that Titan Find I can read as it looks like it's from that or is it from something else altogether?

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I just read on line that an era has come to an end: Fangoria's editor says that the print edition is no more. For all its faults--too much emphasis in later years on junky movies focusing on fanboy loving make-up effects--it had quite a run and was seriously influential. Fangoria brought names like Dario Argento, Jess Franco, and Jean Rollin into the mainstream for the first time in the U.S. And every so often, you'd read an in-depth analytical article on something obscure, usually by someone like Tim Lucas, that made you in the pre-DVD days want to haunt conventions to find a grey-market VHS tape.

Speaking of Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog came to an end late last year too. That journal along with Cahiers du Cinema and Film Comment had some of the best writing on film that I've ever seen. And now, it too is gone. We film buffs have not had a good time of it of late in this Internet age.

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