Beautiful Noise

I don’t watch a lot of documentaries about music because more often than not they are pretty boring historical documents filled with praise and talking heads. Beautiful Noise I wanted to see because it is the first documentary that tries to collect and make sense of a genre I love: the legendary noise and shoegazer bands of the 80’s and 90’s.

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Review(ish) Session Report: Hero Kids – Escape from the Ghost Pirates

Lately I’ve been trying to get my closest family interested in role-playing games. Hitherto without any real significant success. During our last session of Hero Kids, however, something extraordinary happened. Continue reading “Review(ish) Session Report: Hero Kids – Escape from the Ghost Pirates”

My take on Constantine, Season 1

I discovered Constantine/Hellblazer around the time I read Sandman and Preacher in the mid-90’s, and while my understanding of Preacher has changed a lot (short version: I don’t like it), my love for Sandman and Hellblazer is still on par. The Constantine movie from 2005 was more «inspired by» the comic than a true adaptation, and although not a half-bad action flick (a movie featuring Tilda Swinton and Peter Stormare couldn’t be bad even if it tried) it was not what most fans of the comic wanted. The director Francis Lawrence and his team had gotten most of the mythology and characters wrong. Constantine had thus proved «unfilmable», so expectations weren’t high when a TV-series based on the comics was announced.
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The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

“The body you are wearing used to be mine.”

The Rook (Checquy Files #1) by Daniel O’Malley

This is a fun book! A terrific mashup of superpowered british agents, secret organizations, purple ooze, plots that span centuries and horrific Belgian (!) mutants combined with an action packed story and solid doses of great humor.

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Castles & Crusades Players Handbook 6th Printing

This review of the Castles & Crusaded Players Handbook 6th Printing is only based on the pdf delivered as part of my pledge in the recent Troll Lord Games’ Kickstarter-campaign.

In May last year Troll Lord Games made a highly successful Kickstarter-campaign which goal was to update the last printing of their Castles & Crusades roleplaying game. I followed the campaign with some interest because I have been looking for a fantasy ruleset that could easily be used with D&D modules from the 70’s to the latest Pathfinder and OSR modules of today. There are several other clones of D&D that will do this for you (and I own several of them), but Castles & Crusades looked to be faithful to the roots of rpgs, and still have a updated feel to it. Especially the modularity of the system appealed to me. I ended up backing the Kickstarter, and even put down the money for lots of add ons.

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The Way of Kings av Brandon Sanderson

Akkurat i det man har lagt fra seg den siste boken i Steven Eriksons Malazan-serie eller man har gitt opp å vente på at George R.R. Martin skal skrive ferdig det neste kapitlet i A Song of Ice and Fire dukker det opp en ny fantasy-serie som truer med å sette de andre i skyggene i flere år framover. Brandon Sandersons episke The Stormlight Archives kan fort vise seg å bli den definerende serien i vår tid og det kun etter at den første (av totalt ti) mastodontbøker er utgitt.

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Distribusjonen og dansefoten

Å definere filmprosjektet Girl Walk // All Day er ikke helt lett. Er det en 75 minutter lang musikkvideo? Musikksatt stumfilm? Geriljadansefilm? En flash mob i spillefilmlengde? Den kunne for så vidt også vært en del av youtube-serien Dance Like Nobody’s Watching. Uansett er den en feiende flott og uavhengig film som faktisk klarte å klatre inn på flere «best of»-lister i året som gikk.

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