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  1. jerellis1

    Future Star Wars spinoffs on hold :(

    Yep! Turns out all that happened was they cancelled / postponed a Mos Eisley spin-off that we didn’t even know they’d been working on (and will probably still turn up eventually anyway). Yippee!
  2. jerellis1

    Future Star Wars spinoffs on hold :(

    I don't think there's anything to celebrate about this decision, although I can understand why it was taken. It's a pity though. Solo was a really good film. Not a classic, but a very entertaining couple of hours all the same, with at least a couple of future-classic moments (Han meeting Chewie was the best part for me - I'll be watching that plenty of times in the years to come, for sure). At the end of the day, a bonus Star Wars film every other year meant an extra trip to the cinema with my dad, which it sounds like we won't be getting (at least in 2020) now.
  3. How exciting! There are now fewer than TEN copies of The Book of the Game of the Film left in stock, so I've removed the PayPal link from the Golem Books website as a precaution, and anyone interested in buying a copy will need to contact me first to check availability - first come, first served, natch! https://jerellis1.wixsite.com/golembooks
  4. 17 copies left... grab one from the Golem Books website while you can! https://jerellis1.wixsite.com/golembooks
  5. There are now only 25 copies of The Book of the Game of the Film left in stock, so it's absolutely the right time to start panicking if you haven't got one yet! You can put things right for a mere £24.99 plus p&p though - just remember to stop by the Golem Books website on your lunch break: https://jerellis1.wixsite.com/golembooks
  6. jerellis1

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Intermission! Lights came up, then we had Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and now it’s Supercalafragilisticexpialidocious!
  7. jerellis1

    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    True story coming up. I saw Empire twice at the cinema in 1980 when I was seven years old. First time was in Borehamwood with my mum, my dad and my sister. I was stupidly excited. My main memory of the evening is dad examining a fold-out poster magazine with Yoda on the cover that we'd bought in the lobby and saying something like, "Who's this Yoda then?" It's a core memory. The second time I saw it was with my mum and a friend from school - Michael Masters - in Golders Green one Saturday afternoon. Michael, who was a little bit older than me, so probably just turned eight, actually fell asleep halfway through the film. Mum and I had to wake him up at the end. I kid you not.
  8. jerellis1

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    41 years and counting here!
  9. jerellis1

    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Valerian was buh-rilliant!
  10. jerellis1

    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Just a quick chip-in: I’ve noticed a few posters pointing out that their eight- / nine- / ten-year-old kids got bored halfway through and insisting this is a clear indication that Solo was a poor film, but to be fair, it is actually a 12A. I’m not disagreeing that Star Wars films should generally be fun for kids, but I reckon that - as a standalone story - Solo (like Rogue One) could at least be given a pass for not putting the little ones first this time.
  11. jerellis1

    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    I do that with old westerns pretty much every day. Finish lunch, get a bit more work done, scroll down to TCM or Film4 and find one that’s in black-and-white, sit back and enjoy it until I start getting sleepy, and then turn the sound down to about 3 and grab a cheeky forty winks while they get on with it.
  12. jerellis1

    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Not really. I'm just pointing out that to directly compare a movie I've seen only once (at just after midnight when I was a bit tired and finding it hard to concentrate after having been up since the crack of dawn) with three films that I've seen countless hundreds of times each and have grown up with and loved since I was four years old, doesn't feel like it can be a completely fair comparison because the new one is at an automatic disadvantage in seeming a bit unfamiliar and difficult to take in and assess in its entirety. I've already given my initial reaction to it a few pages back (which was a solid 8/10 but a sense that it was the worst of the four Disney Star Wars films so far), but I'm just curious to find out if my opinion changes in any way after repeated viewings, like it did with the other three Disney films, to varying degrees.

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