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LN78

@RogerRoger Please,call me Lenny. Had you seen that LEGO games ranking before? WB seem to have a particularly hard time getting "Superman" productions to go smoothly. Henry Cavill is without a doubt the right man for the job - such a shame he got stuck with Snyder and now it looks very much like we won't be seeing him in the cape again.

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RogerRoger

@LN78 I'll try to remember that, Lenny, cheers! And no, I hadn't, although I do believe I've watched content from that particular YouTube channel before. They do equally epic rankings for certain superheroes' appearances in games throughout history...?

Yeah, it would've been nice for Henry Cavill to get one more standalone, at least. Last rumours I read, WB are very keen to move ahead with a Michael B. Jordan reboot.

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LN78

@RogerRoger I've seen a couple of their ranking videos - there's another one on "Star Wars" games, if I remember correctly so you might enjoy that one, too! "The Witcher" aside, poor Henry rather seems to have missed his window, doesn't he? He's an outside chance at best for Bond now, from what I understand.
PS Just saw the notifications for your reply in the other topic! Sorry about that.

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RogerRoger

@LN78 I'll check it out, thanks! And no worries about the other topic!

And yeah, with regard to Bond, I get the sense that Mr. Cavill is this round's Clive Owen, in that he's the most obvious choice for the press to speculate about and the public to get behind, but that he's probably also sixth or seventh on Barbara Broccoli's list, if he even features at all. He's met them before, but was considered too young, and now I think he'll be considered too synonymous with Superman and The Witcher. It was one thing to elevate Simon Templar and Remington Steele from network television back in the day, but I think it's seen as preferable to have a Bond be Bond first and foremost.

Didn't he also do that Man from U.N.C.L.E. reboot with Guy Ritchie? That, along with Mission: Impossible Fallout, felt like an extended Bond audition anyway.

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LN78

@RogerRoger I think he would've been a more viable contender had there not been such protracted gaps between the Craig films - in fact his having come runner up to Craig in the last castings is what made him my favourite for the longest time. Now I'm hearing persistent rumblings about Aidan Turner who seems to be a good enough pick. I really enjoyed that "U.N.C.L.E." movie, by the way. It's seriously slick but now unfortunately another one of those "tainted' productions you and Ness were talking about thanks to the involvement of Armie Hammer. If you see it for a couple of quid in a charity shop or something then give it a go.

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nessisonett

@LN78 I’m a regular viewer of TripleJump’s videos and streams, @ConfusedDude did the podcast for this site back in the day and still reviews the WWE games for PushSquare. They have a great dynamic and I highly recommend their Twitch stuff.

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RogerRoger

@LN78 Possibly, yeah, or if he'd done Superman or The Witcher, rather than both. Cavill and Tom Hardy aside, I can't say that I've got any opinions for or against any of the current frontrunners, as I haven't seen anything they've been in (but, for what it's worth, I like the look of the chap from Bridgerton, whoever he is). I have faith that it'll work out regardless.

I already have that Man from U.N.C.L.E. flick on Blu-Ray somewhere, thanks! Because I used to enjoy re-runs of the original show as a kid, I picked it up quite soon after its release, but then watched it whilst tired and distracted, so have been meaning to give it another shot. The headlines about Armie Hammer haven't exactly helped that intention, as you say, but it's only a matter of time.

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Voltan

I watched Morbius. It wasn’t great.
It was far from the worst superhero movie either though, definitely miles better then Venom 2, which was just terrible.

I actually only have one complaint about it, unfortunately it’s a big one: the script is just super basic, there’s literally nothing interesting about it and not a single twist. The writing is just not there at all.

Performances and visuals where fine though

I also watched Sonic 2 and it was fun

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Jimmer-jammer

I finally caught up on some films I’ve wanted to see for a while:

The Northman. I’m a little taken aback by just how straight forward it is. It’s a Viking revenge tale and not much else. With that said, it’s visuals are breathtaking, it has a pounding score and is very entertaining and Eggers has a way with period pieces that few do.

Uncharted. This was pretty much what I expected. Nothing more, nothing less. Looking forward to a sequel that hopefully takes a few more risks.

The Batman. I have to watch this one again. I loved the first 3/4 but thought the pacing went out the window in the last 1/4. I was worried that 3 hours of dark emo Batman would be a little too oppressive but was pleasantly surprised to find that not to be the case. I’m particularly blown away by the cinematography. Honestly, my biggest sticking point is that all I can hear in the main theme is Star Wars and I just can’t unhear it. It’s bad.

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LN78

Wish me luck, I'm going in! Untitled

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LN78

@kyleforrester87 I will indeed. I'm waiting on a few more to add to the pile - the "Missing in Action" (Chuck Norris starring "Rambo" knockoff) films, an "American Ninja" boxset and a Stallone arm wrestling (honestly!) picture called "Over the Top". If any of these are as entertaining as "Death Wish 3" then I'm in for a treat.

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nessisonett

@LN78 I only know about Over The Top because of The OC and still wasn’t sure that it was actually real 😂

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Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

LN78

@nessisonett From the footage I've seen of it in the documentary (which is brilliant, by the way) it looks absolutely incredible. There was going to be a sequel and an action figure line and everything!

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BearsEatBeets

@LN78 I believe you about 'Over the Top' because I saw many years ago, possibly when it was new. I won't spoil it for you, mostly because I remember very little about it. The American Ninja series brings back memories too. Can you get them on anything other than VHS?

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LN78

@BearsEatBeets They're all on blu-ray! Some of them (mainly the Arrow Video releases) even have tons of extra features on them - behind the scenes, commentaries and all that good stuff. Quite surprising considering the pedigree of the films.

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BearsEatBeets

@LN78 I remember liking them in my youth but I think I'd want to re-watch them before buying them. It's one area I think the streaming services could improve, with the VHS era movies. You'll have to let us know what you think of them.

Edit: Out of curiosity I looked on Amazon and there was an option for the VHS boxset at £69.95 😄

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LN78

@kyleforrester87 I saw you mention that it was on YT before - but if it's a boobs and bullets schlockfest won't the version on there be severely censored?

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