Top 8 Supporting Performance in The Matrix Films

The Matrix fucking rules, and the sequels mostly rule and are certainly much cooler than 99% of shit that comes out today. These are the best non-Keanu performances in the series (SO FAR). Something of note is that the majority of the performances originate or are solely contained in the first film! Probably not a coincidence!

8. Monica Bellucci

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Top 10 Performances in the Harry Potter Films

Okay, so these movies are mostly ass. In fact, calling them “movies” is pretty much a stretch. For the most part, it just feels like the books were plugged into Google Translate to go from “book” to “movie” and they were just spit out. There was no real vision and the differing early styles, and the whole thing was clearly just a quick cash-in. Whatever! These books were not designed well for adaptation for the screen (big or small). As such, there’s really no great acting in there, but some characters were better served than others in the script with actors actually doing what was needed!

10. John Cleese

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Ranking The Star Wars Films

At The Reel World, we believe instead of paying us money to listen to and read our mundane thoughts on popular culture, you should give back what you can to people who need it. I suggest supporting The Manna-hatta Fund. “The Manna-hatta Fund presents an opportunity for all settlers to support the Indigenous peoples, such as the Lenni Lenape, who were forcefully displaced by European settlers and their descendants to create New York City and the United States.” Follow the beneficiaries on Twitter: @AICHNYC

We ranked the live-action, theatrically released Star Wars films! Here are the voters:
Matt Waters
Jerome Cusson
Kevin Ford
Ben Phillips
Mike Thomas

Enjoy!

11. Attack of the Colones (dir. George Lucas)

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Top 10 Star Wars Performances

At The Reel World, we believe instead of paying us money to listen to and read our mundane thoughts on popular culture, you should give back what you can to people who need it. I suggest supporting The Manna-hatta Fund. “The Manna-hatta Fund presents an opportunity for all settlers to support the Indigenous peoples, such as the Lenni Lenape, who were forcefully displaced by European settlers and their descendants to create New York City and the United States.” Follow the beneficiaries on Twitter: @AICHNYC

Star Wars was never really known for its standout performances, but some of the work involved was still quite good! Here were the best of the bunch!

10. Ewan McGregor

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5 Takeaways from the Original Thrawn Trilogy

The original Thrawn trilogy of books has been something I have been meaning to read for years. As someone who has what can most charitably be described as a misguided interest* in the Star Wars book extended universe, I had heard about the books a while ago and never got to them. Having only read the Disney Thrawn books, I decided that was simply unacceptable and finally had to read the originals. Here were my thoughts!

*It’s a crippling addiction.

1. Thrawn is genuinely interesting!

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Star Wars Week

At The Reel World, we believe instead of paying us money to listen to and read our mundane thoughts on popular culture, you should give back what you can to people who need it. I suggest supporting The Manna-hatta Fund. “The Manna-hatta Fund presents an opportunity for all settlers to support the Indigenous peoples, such as the Lenni Lenape, who were forcefully displaced by European settlers and their descendants to create New York City and the United States.” Follow the beneficiaries on Twitter: @AICHNYC

December 14th – 5 Takeaways from Star Wars Lego Holiday Special

December 15th – 5 Takeaways from the Original Thrawn Trilogy

December 16th – Solo Podcast Review & 14 Questions about The Star Wars Holiday Special

December 17th – Top 10 Star Wars Performances

December 18th – Ranking the Star Wars Films

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Top 10 Performances in Twin Peaks

I did the thing. I watched all of Twin Peaks. It was good. I have a handful of thoughts I am gonna share.

Self-explanatory article! The only part that needs clarification potentially is that this covers everything from the world including the film and the mini-series return. Also, like obviously someone could write this article and come up with ten different names, and it would be completely reasonable. A fourth and a fifth person probably could too. Don’t have a cow!

They are all boring and surface-level takes though!! Read Willow Maclay’s essay on Twin Peaks instead!!

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