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There’s a bit at the beginning of the interview when I pick up the phone and the man with the most famous and distinctive voice in the history of movies says ‘hello’, and then dickhead here says, ‘is that James Earl Jones?’
Was just reminded of one of my favourite articles for Empire: ARNIE KILLED ME, in which I interviewed 12 people who had been bumped off on screen by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Enormous fun. James Earl Jones! Miriam Margolyes! David Patrick Kelly! The desk sergeant from Terminator!
Meant to be going back to Northern Ireland next week. Seeing my family for the first time in almost two years. “There’s meant to be a heatwave when you’re over,” my sister tells me, confidently. So I checked the weather forecast.
Heard a commentator on the Olympics say, “she’s quite literally got BMX running through her veins”, and even though I know they changed the definition of literally a while ago to accommodate those who use it incorrectly, I now have to quite literally burn it all to the ground.
There’s been loads of discussion about the MVP of the cast — I saw @jamie_graham9 anoint Margot Robbie earlier, and she’s brilliant. But for me, it’s Idris. His combo of too-old-for-this-shit weariness and deadpan delivery is hilarious.
Second helping of The Suicide Squad tonight. Busiest I’ve seen a cinema in ages — not pre-pandemic levels just yet, but encouraging. @FolaSalako loved it, and I enjoyed it even more the second time knowing all the little tricks James Gunn had up his sleeve.
Only half-joking. Imagine it. Imagine John C. Reilly starring in Doctor Who, but entirely in character as Dr Steve Brule. He does interviews as Steve Brule. It’s Steve Brule on the call sheet and promo material. That’s a double doctor situation and it needs to happen.
Finally out after an EPIC return to live podding at @KingsPlace. So much fun. Thanks so much to everyone who came. You guys rocked and gave @Terri_White a fitting send-off. Episode (slightly edited!) will be up on Friday. #EmpirePodcastLive
If you’re coming to #EmpirePodcastLive tonight, a quick breakdown of the show’s schedule. 6.30pm — doors open. Please try to get there as early as you can, as we’ll be starting at… 7pm — GUEST SPOT #1 7.30pm — GUEST SPOT #2 7.55pm — INTERVAL 8.25pm — FOUR GIGGLING IDIOTS
I’m very much in the no camp on this. By all means, if there are tech issues or bellends disrupting the screening, refund away. But if you paid for a movie and didn’t like it? Them’s the breaks, my friend. Besides, it wasn’t the cinema’s fault. They didn’t make it. OR DID THEY?
How do you have a Mr Blobby Twitter account and not make all the tweets ‘Blobby Blobby Blobby’? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON I DEMAND ANSWERS AND/OR SOMEONE’S RESIGNATION #Blobby #Blobby #Blobby
I have The Green Knight. It is currently safe in an undisclosed location. If you wish to see it on the big screen, please send me one million pounds in unmarked notes. For every hour that you fail to comply, I will send you one frame of celluloid. Pray I don't get to the credits.