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  1. 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 41: Tom Hanks 42: Kirsten Dunst 43: Kate Winslet 44: Burt Reynolds 45: Mel Gibson 46: Nicole Kidman 47: Marilyn Monroe 49: Dan Aykroyd 50: Keanu Reeves 51: Dame Angela Lansbury 52: Michelle Yeoh 53: Charlize Theron 54: Jackie Chan 55: Rutger Hauer 56: Salma Hayek 57: Tom Cruise 58: Jean-Claude Van Damme
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    Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    It's not set in stone that 2020 is the year of the franchise, because I'm wary of doing 3 themed years in a row. Lundgren.......maybe. Not opposed to the suggestion at the very least.
  3. 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.
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Based on the commentary episode dropping: Commando vs Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
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    Help Influence Episode 61!

    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 59, our subject will be Sean Bean. Pandy & I will take an executive decision on what makes the joint review on Friday 18th January so get your ideas in before then!  NB) We will not be covering Goldeneye, National Treasure or any film where he less than third-billed.
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    Help Influence Episode 61!

    That's an understatement. He's great when he's onscreen though.
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    Help Influence Episode 61!

    Yeah, The Black Death is one of the three </spoiler>
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    Happy birthday Koete!

  9. Four Yorkshireman promo got me good - almost as much as it got Kellen!
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Spirited Away vs Smokey and the Bandit
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    The Tomlinson Awards 2018

    It's the most wonderful time of the year - The Hey, an Actor! awards AKA The Tomlinsons. Get your nominations in, either in this thread or via for the following categories (previous winners stated): Favourite Featured Actor 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger 2016 Sir Christopher Lee 2017 Tom Hanks Favourite Review 2015 Drive Angry (Nicolas Cage) 2016 Mamma Mia! (Meryl Streep) 2017 Braveheart (Mel Gibson) Worst Movie Covered 2015 Dark Tide (Halle Berry) 2016 Excalibur (Dame Helen Mirren) 2017 Tie - Braveheart (Mel Gibson)/The Cat in the Hat (Mike Myers) Best Feedback 2015 The Orgs rage-quitting over Bram Stoker's Dracula (Winona Ryder) 2016 Donovan Morgan Grant's Simpsons/Hook anecdote (Meryl Streep) 2017 Dave Probert's Probert Express feedback for Mike Myers month Favourite Jingle 2015 Tie - "This is Halloween"/The Bram Stoker Dracula Monster Mash 2016 "Sir Chris Lee" to the tune of 'Prince Ali' from Aladdin 2017 Tie - "The Orgs Say No Selecta"/The Beaver montage Most Anticipated Subject for Next Year* 2015 Sir Michael Caine 2016 Mel Gibson 2017 Tom Cruise *This year, they're going to have to be Tolkeinesque this year. Please get your entries in by the end of the week.
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    Everything DC

    Was it........outrageous?
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    The Tomlinson Awards 2018

    They largely start 4 months into the year.
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    The "Good news, everyone!" thread

    Which makes me a DOUBLE UNCLE!!!! BRING ME MY CHARIOT OF FIRE!!!!
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    Good to know that my home county is well-defended:
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    High praise indeed! Were they any good? Also, did they include the Redmayne films?
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    Ocarina of Time

    If I had a holy trinity of N64 games, it'd be Goldeneye, WWF No Mercy and Ocarina of Time. Pandy & I played the hell out of Ocarina of Time over that Christmas and, honestly, for the rest of the N64's lifespan. I did complete Majora's Mask as well, but only played it through the once - Ocarina of Time was far more replayable, and, y'know, featured Zelda and Ganon rather than a madcap moon. For the record, I do think Majora's Mask is a good game. Already related the story on Twitter of paying Pandy to complete the Water Temple on my behalf, not because I couldn't do it (I think Pandy & I worked it out on his playthrough) but because the Water Temple is fucking tedious. But specifically, I loved the fact that the game kept expanding - initially from the woods into Hyrule Field, and then after the gathering of the Stones, into adulthood and further (many other) temples before the final showdown. Add in the side quests, golden skulltulas (sp?) and using the longshot in that village, pretending that Link was Batman. What a fucking amazing game.
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    Update 01

    Yes - there is one month in which we have two actors hanging in the balance, so the votes may decide their fate! I can't see the MP3 on the mainpage or in the forums, and I don't have iTunes access until I'm next home from secondment. Is the update only available via RSS feed?
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    Random movie and tv thoughts

    Huh, interesting. And I definitely agree with that last sentence.
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    Happy Birthday Hannah!

    Totes 30 Btw, kids!
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    I cancelled my Prime subscription a month ago as I barely use it, anticipated it would be wasted whilst I was on secondment, and increasingly want to get away from paying Amazon in general. This alone wouldn't have tempted me, personally, back into the fold, but it's a smart idea. Notwithstanding the above, I still want to see this one.
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    Agreed - I'm merely commenting on it being an odd situation, nothing more. And I knew Arnie had kids, but I never stopped to think a) how old they'd be now, or b) what - if anything - they did for a living.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    That is excellent casting, if nothing else.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    It sure was! Not really. And I will fight Chris Johnson on that hill.