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    Hot pie for King! And the Red Lamb for Queen!

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    The Chronicles of Riddick is fucking awesome. It's crazy but I'll always love it for its vision. I'd pay to see another Riddick film that is that ambitious Clearly you have skipped the Lady Gaga episode. The Simpsons really needs to be put out of its misery.
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    SOLO: A Spoiler Story (contains spoilers)

    Try Cross of Iron by Sam Peckinpah if you want that kind of film
  3. Not you to Red; Warrior was a great film until Joel Edgerton's character ruined it
  4. That's the reaction Joel Edgerton rightly brings out for most people They can always turn Tony's father into something like an American gun-for-hire working for Fidel but then it turns out he's actually a mole for the CIA or some mishap like that. Hollywood will find a way to fuck this up, have faith Zorral!
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    I agree on the former but disagree on the latter
  6. There is no curse in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of Men for this treachery.
  7. It could be worse... Joel Edgerton
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    I really liked Temple of Doom. It's been years since I saw any of the Indy's but Temple of Doom was definitely my favourite as a kid (despite the horribly outdated racism, which I didn't register at the time of course) This is the winner of this entire thread. I have never met anyone who disliked Pan's Labyrint. If people ask me to recommend films, I usually start of with Pan's Labyrinth because it's not just one of the best films ever made, it's also surprisingly accessible for a film of that stature. And his skill at grunting is so great that it drowns out everything else. Such an enjoyable actor to watch He was great as Varro (?) in the first season of Spartacus: Blood & Sands. I agree with @Theda Baratheon that he's not leading man material at all though.
  9. Oh dear, I wonder how that will pan out. Part of the crew, part of the ship! I never understood the hate for that one. Apart from the fact that Refn is a bit of a twat. Knowing Hollywood, They are probably going to focus on Tony's American father
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    Let's hope it's a return to form
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    All things Star Wars

    The ending was by far the best part in my opinion. I don't really see how they could have hinted more at the sequel baiting twist that occured, without ruining the surprise Solo spoilers:
  12. You could also try Triassic Attack, she's really good in that
  13. I had expected that as well but I thought they'd handle it with more grace. We have seen pretty much every piece of Han Solo related backstory from the OT play out on screen. That's not how you make an effective origin story, as if Han Solo came out of a bottle in under two hours. I could forgive them if they wanted to keep it to one film but this is clearly set up to establish a new mini-franchise of Solo adventures. They should have taken clues from Endeavour, which only slowly transforms its young protagonist into the Inspector Morse we know and its always more low-key, since that development takes place during the cases he has to solve. They have clearly written this story around what little we knew of Han from the OT and then structured a movie around it but they should have started out with the adventure and then they should have seen what kind of backstory they could have put in there. I do think a sequel might be better though. They have done all the origin story lifting in this one, so perhaps it would be better.
  14. Just came back from seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story. They should stick to making butter. Such a weird film. I can't say I hated it, there was some genuine fun to be had but if I have to describe this film in one word I'd have to use 'unnecessary.' Solo really does not do enough to justify it's existence, despite good performances by Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany and Donald Glover (although the latter is overpraised for his work here). Apart from the ending, the story was incredibly rote. It was also very weird in trying to cram pretty much everything we know about Han Solo into one film. It really was more concerned with ticking of boxes than with providing us with a consistent narrative. I actually think Star Wars fatigue might become a thing pretty soon because of films like this. If they keep on bringing out films that are as divisive as The Last Jedi and as unnecessary as this one, we won't have a happy ending anytime soon. The sequel baiting was done pretty artful in this one though, I'll hand them that. A shame they didn't cast a better Han Solo though, this guy is about as charismatic a leading man as Sam Worthington.