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big_old_dave from Watford, about 20 miles outside London, Uk February 6, 2014 - 3:32am

Looking forward to this one, hell anything Ben Wheatley does I want to have a look at.

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=40050

Was thinking of reading this book next after I've finshed Woe to live on by Daniel Woodrel, any one read it? What did ye think?

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V.R.Stone from London is reading Savages by Don Winslow February 6, 2014 - 6:50am

Same as every Ballard book I've read. Great concept, great ideas. Leaves me cold when I'm reading it, but stays in my mind for a long time. Definitely worth reading (not sure I'm conveying that, but I keep reading his stuff, even though I don't 'enjoy' it) and it was his most 'enjoyable' book for me. Read it!

Weird thing is, I had the same feelings about 'Kill List' - sort of disappointed when watching it but it made me feel very uncomfortable and I will never forget the ending. I recommend the film to other people as well. Didn't love 'Sightseers' - had some great scenes but it was a bit over the top.

Read High Rise. Read it!

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big_old_dave from Watford, about 20 miles outside London, Uk February 6, 2014 - 7:38am

Cheers Stone, 

That's kind of one of the things about Wheatley I like, I may not get on with all his films but they are different and worth a watch, bit like Nicolas Winding Refn. Not sequels or prequels or more ruddy super heros. I liked Down Terrace and kill list but didn't get on with A field in England. The most trippy film I've seen in ages..and not in a good way. 

Will defo have a read :)

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V.R.Stone from London is reading Savages by Don Winslow February 6, 2014 - 7:51am

Winding Refn, yeah. Only God Forgives also left me cold but it looked amazing. Bit like Stanley Kubrick doing an Asian gangster flick.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal February 9, 2014 - 9:17am

Ugh, they referenced Crash, the movie.  I'm already turned off.