slothian

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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    It was always a risk casting the actual guys involved. I mean, good on them and if I were in the same position, I'd have done the same thing (i.e. taking the film deal - I'm probably far too cowardly to actually tackle a suicide bomber), but a filmmaker of Eastwood's ilk should know better.
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    The "Good news, everyone!" thread

    Wilson babies: we make our dreams come true!
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    According to Wikipedia, The Worlds End - which I've just watched - gets generally 4 out of 5 stars. Even with Rosamund Pike involved and liking everyone else in it, I just don't see it.
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    The "Good news, everyone!" thread

    ....making me a double uncle!!
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    The "Good news, everyone!" thread

    Good stuff! Is that akin to a city council on this side of the pond?
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    Random Star Trek thoughts

    Like Hellraiser 3?
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    Help Influence Episode 54!

    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 52, our subject will be Jackie Chan. Pandy & I will take an executive decision on what makes the joint review on Friday 25th May so get your ideas in before then!
  8. 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
  9. 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 Flickchart Forum - join in!

    Your PM doesn't actually specify a single topic, but by all means PM me again!
  11. Hopefully you've all had a chance to listen to Episode 1005 and the debut of the Flickchart Forum. Now, to be clear, the idea behind the segment is to have two guests join me per topic, and the guests are to revolve, rather than ALWAYS record with Pandy and Stavros - as fun as that would be. So as for topics, if you have something you'd like to list and discuss on the Forum (as opposed to forums) then let me know! They can either be franchises, such as the MCU, Robin Hood films, Fast & The Furious movies etc, or the filmographies of directors, or the Top 10 films of specific actors, or some other criteria. If you'd like to throw your hat into the ring, then do it here!
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    The Flickchart Forum - join in!

    Along the right lines, but a list of 4 is going to make for a very short segment (based on the understanding that Prince has been in 4 movies according to wikipedia).
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    2001: A Space Odyssey vs Avengers: Infinity War 300 vs Avengers: Infinity War Black Panther vs Avengers: Infinity War Spider-Man 2 vs Star Wars: The Force Awakens Clue vs Carrie (1976)
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Pratt viewed his role as a cameo?!? He had roughly 10x the lines that Cap did. Aside from that scene in which he's chewing out Ross, Steve is virtually monosyllabic throughout.
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Black Panther = Roman Reigns?!?! Dude, seriously.......people *like* Black Panther. Just seen it. As a film, it has too many subplots to properly focus upon and is overly long, which will lose anyone who hasn't seen the majority of the MCU films that came before. As an experience, it ranks up there with one of the Lord of the Rings movies in terms of spectacle. Still processing the film as to where I would rank it within the MCU. Random question: why is Chris Pratt now the end credit? Has his non-GOTG career warranted this?
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    The "Good news, everyone!" thread

    Well done sir!
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    Episode 11.03.5

    "That's the third mention of 'balls'" Outstanding.
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Hmm, I'm starting to worry we've done a HAA! on someone who has little geek culture appeal....
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Edward Furlong, probably.
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon vs Halloween (1978) Tomorrow Never Dies vs Spider-Man: Homecoming
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    It should be noted that if, like me, you use unread posts to scour the forums, the posts of the Avengers Spoilers thread WILL show up there.
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    Comedians

    Random brainwave on my part as I've recently been going through a few Comedy Central roasts over the past 20 years, which is a mix between comedians and ridiculous celebrities roasting one another. I was just wondering a) which comedians people were enjoying at the moment, and b) your go-to comedians? For example, from watching recent BBC satire show The Mash Report, I've become a fan of Rachel Parris (who also happens to be from Leicester) whilst I have a ticket to watch the spoof journalist Jonathan Pie (available on YouTube) perform live in 10 days. As for my favourite, influential comedians of yore, and limiting it to 5 individuals, I'd say Kenny Everitt, Jon Stewart, Rowan Atkinson, Armando Ianucci and Chris Morris. With honourable mentions to the ensembles of the Carry On franchise, Monty Python and Radio 4's I' Sorry I Haven't A Clue. What about you?
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    Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    You mean, River Bottom? *ting*
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Agreed. Ha! Nope. Erm, ok.......