Judge Dredd Movie 2012

Way back in 1995 two movies were released that were based on British comic books. The first was JUDGE DREDD, which unfortunately ended up as nothing more than a generic vanity piece for Stallone. It bombed. The second was TANK GIRL, which, although critically panned, and initially alienating our original readership, has since helped to bring a new audience to the comics. It also bombed. This September sees Judge Dredd getting a second bite at the cherry. The trailer below (although being quite crap, and filled with far too many guns being cocked) offers some hope that this time the film will come a lot closer to the brilliant original source material. Meanwhile, Tank Girl still hangs in bankruptcy limbo, sealed in the tomb of MGM, as they struggle to make movies. I have tried relentlessly to free the movie rights from MGM, but I’m just a lone voice, lost in the wilderness. If anyone knows or is connected to a relevant employee of MGM, please, start hammering on their door for me. And if you yourself are one of their executives, could I get a private word with you?

If you’re not gonna play with it, CAN WE HAVE OUR BALL BACK PLEASE?

Alan X

Alan’s Saturday Pop Slot 42 – Top Secret Man by the Plastics

More than half a year since my last Saturday pop update, I was inspired to resurrect Pop Slot after seeing this little gem. Originally released in 1980, right on the cusp of the crispy, new Brit electronica-fururistic-type-shit scene, this song did no business at all outside of Japan, but the band were later championed by new wave sound-alikes B52s and Talking Heads. My only recollection of the band was a free flexi-disc of their song Diamond Head, which I still possess. I love the guitarist on the right, who has obviously been O.D.ing on the contemporary music craze 2Tone. A golden era for fucked-up crazy shit, I love it!


And, to the person who told me that this site and blog should not be used for this kind of self-indulgence, but for showing works in progress and plugging books, this IS NOT FOR YOU!

Peace brothers and sisters

Alan XXX