slothian

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  1. And on the seventh day, Ian rested. Use this thread to flag up difficult choices you've had to make and the various pros and cons of ranking films in such an OCD way! What's currently your top film? What's currently your bottom-most film? And what decade have you ranked the most often? Also, why not post your own Flickchart handle on here? It's a given that, in the near future, your list will very much be a work in progress and no-one will seriously think that you regard "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" as the best film of all time. Mine is slothian205.
  2. This thread is designated to gather up suggestions of actors (gender neutral term for the political correctness win!) to feature on future episodes on HAA! Ideally, I would like suggestions of actors who have tried to many different films so that Pandy & I can examine the dramatic range of the subject, so that rules out Rob Schneider for a start. Also, for the time being, the Brothers Wilson would prefer to limit the scope to actors who were prominent from the 1970s to the present day, as neither of us did "film studies" (we're British) and have only seen so many films that are beyond 40 years old. I'm hoping to address this as I expand my film horizons gradually, but for the meantime, let's cap the suggestions to people active between the 1970s and the present day - I'll allow leeway if the actor was doing films in the 40s/50s/60s right up until the 80s/90s/00s but it very much depends on who said actor is. Actors used: 01: Jim Carrey 02: Jodie Foster 03: Brad Pitt 04: Christian Bale 05: Reese Witherspon 06: Samuel L. Jackson 07: Amy Adams 08: Bob Hoskins 09: Will Smith 10: Whoopi Goldberg 11: Robin Williams 12: Uma Thurman 14: Jack Black 15: Julianne Moore 16: Arnold Schwarzenegger 17: Heath Ledger 18: Winona Ryder 19: Dame Judi Dench 20: Jamie Lee Curtis 21: Sandra Bullock 22: Nicolas Cage 23: Halle Berry 25: Bill Murray 26: Dustin Hoffman 27: Meryl Streep 28: Dame Helen Mirren 29: Audrey Hepburn 30: Sir Michael Caine 31: Max von Sydow 32: Sigourney Weaver 33: Morgan Freeman 34: Dame Maggie Smith 35: Sir Christopher Lee 36: Paul Williams 37: Mike Myers 38: Jennifer Connelly 39: Dame Julie Andrews 40: Denzel Washington
  3. The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    The Silence of the Lambs vs This is Spinal Tap
  4. Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    Pandy & I can have the Guttenberg conversation when we record this weekend, but I guarantee that it will devolve into us singing the Stonecutters song.
  5. The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Platoon vs True Grit (2010)
  6. The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    They Live vs School of Rock
  7. Not to disagree with any of the above, but I'm not on-board with filmmakers making films that retroactively ask you to pretend previous films never existed, no matter how bad they were. And in this case, even if H20 is acknowledged, the franchise is actively wanting its audience to validate which arbitrary films count and which don't. I mean, yes, the Bond franchise makes no chronological sense, but then, the producers never try to overtly retcon entire movies, no matter how bad Moonraker was.
  8. The Convention Thread

    I am interested in being in Chicago early next year - my homebuying having curtailed from me having a real holiday in 2017. Can I afford it this time around? Barring a massive tragedy befalling my house in the next 6 months, probably yes. I'm not necessarily looking at the C2E2 weekend specifically, nor am I vain enough to think "Ian Wilson in Chicago!" is enough of a selling point to generate interest enough to entice others (although I'm still eager to cross off James & Kellen on my Earth-2 bingo card!). But I do want in on the Chicago talk for 2018
  9. Randomness

    Beer. Jigsaw & beer. Probably the only way to get Mike to watch a Saw sequel.
  10. Randomness

    In that Fort Ian doesn't get hooked up with Internet until tomorrow (at my most optimistic - British ISPs do not have a good record of punctuality), I had a cheap night in (No TV either btw). How cheap? I spent my entire evening when I got in from work doing a jigsaw puzzle, called a "wasjig". It's amazing that such an exciting, dynamic man is still single....
  11. Help influence Episode 46!

    Yes, you can help influence not only the film Pandy & I use as the joint review, but the homework we assign each other to plot the range of their career. As announced in Episode 44, our subject will be Nicole Kidman. Pandy & I will take an executive decision on what makes the joint review on Friday 18th September so get your ideas in before then! NB) We won't be covering Batman Forever.
  12. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Dude, three words: Wild. Wild. West. .......technically two words with one repeated, but you get the point.
  13. Wait, did I send an email or not? The edit made this NO clearer.
  14. The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Goodfellas vs Singin' in the Rain
  15. The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Deliverance vs Speed
  16. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    They're 2 of the films being covered, but I have seen Deliverance before. Rounding out the Triforce of Reynolds is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
  17. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Speak for yourself - to the best of my knowledge I have sired no offspring, and I only watched 8 films as a child, none of which fit that description. On topic: by the time we start recording this month's HAA, I will have seen 4 Burt Reynolds movies for the first time - 2 for the podcast, and then both Cannonball Run (theatrical) movies. That Dom Deluise was a delightful film presence!
  18. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Yes yes yes, but more importantly, who got the dog?
  19. As announced in Episode 11.3, we're trying a new format for our next featured show - The Persuaders! (exclamation mark is part of the show title, not me adding wacky emphasis). Instead of covering each of the shows in the 24-episode strong season, we are picking 3 episodes PER episode of TABHAL. For Episode 12.1, we have the first episode locked in, but we're putting the other two episodes to a vote! Below are brief synopses and a list of guest stars to tempt your fancy/win your vote. Also note that the vote is split between two categories, as the episodes in question either take place in England or the Mediterranean, and for 12.1 at least, we want to tackle at least one of each. Polls close at the end of the week (Sunday 13 August) - thanks for playing! #2 - The Gold Napoleon (Med) - When a sniper hits a girl nearby Danny (Tony Curtis), he and Brett (Roger Moore) try to work out who was the real target and uncover a currency smuggling ring along the way. Guest stars: Susan "wife of Manimal" George #3 - Take Seven (England) - A beautiful aristocrat approaches Brett & Danny when it looks like she is being defrauded out of her inheritance by her long-lost brother, whom she claims to be an imposter. Guest stars: Sinead Cusack #4 - Greensleeves (England) - One of Brett's ancestral homes which he thought to be mothballed turns about to be a flurry of activity. After utilizing the manor's secret tunnels and going undercover as an actor to pose as himself, he calls on Danny to join the deception as his Hungarian butler. Guest stars: Cy "Lt. Green from Captain Scarlett" Grant #5 - Powerswitch (Med) - After fishing a drowned go-go dancer out of the sea, Brett & Danny join forces with her room-mate to go after probable suspects, one of whom is a business associate of Danny. Guest stars: Annette Andre (original Randall & Hopkirk: Deceased) and "national joke" Lionel Blair. #6 - The Time and the Place (England) - Danny stumbles across a dead political journalist on the estate of a right wing politician, who Brett knows socially. The subsequent disappearance of the corpse, only for it to turn up in a separate incident, leads to a larger investigation into a wider political conspiracy that Brett & Danny have to thwart. Guest stars: Ian Hendry #7 - Someone Like Me (England) - Brett is one of only a handful of people who is allowed access to a prominent multi-millionaire, whose reclusivity is famous. So when it looks like someone is trying to clone Brett, he and Danny deduce someone is trying to use them to get close to him. Guest stars: Bernard "original M" Lee. #8 - Anyone Can Play (England) - A case of mistaken identity gets Danny into trouble in Brighton after his failsafe winning system sees a casino pay out to him and not the operative who got there late. Naturally, they want their money back.... Guest stars: Richard "Slartibartfast" Vernon
  20. Help influence Episode 45!

    Yes, you can help influence not only the film Pandy & I use as the joint review, but the homework we assign each other to plot the range of their career. As announced in Episode 43, our subject will be that lovely man Mel Gibson. Pandy & I will take an executive decision on what makes the joint review on Saturday 26th August so get your ideas in before then! NB) We won't be covering The Patriot.
  21. Help influence Episode 45!

    I just love the juxtaposition there. Also, I agree.
  22. Sad times, especially for one of my MVPs.
  23. Help influence Episode 45!

    I think I summed up What Women Want adequately enough in my feedback to For Better or Worse.
  24. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    I rewatched Being John Malkovich last night and I had clearly forgotten just how amazing it is.