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These 5 Shows Should Be Remade Because Their Endings Were Really Potong Stim



In case you haven’t heard, Netflix now lets users decide how shows and movies end… and they are going to try out this choose-your-ending interactivity with their hit cult series, Black Mirror!

And since Netflix has gotten the ball rolling, we’ve decided to list five other programmes that could really use some rewriting. We’ll tell you what’s wrong with them, but you can go ahead and let the viewers choose how these should end, alright?

WARNING: There are spoilers (obviously) ahead.

1. Lost (2004 – 2010)

Lost made us and everyone else feel lost. Don’t get us wrong; the series started off on a really high note. The scenes inside the airplane just before it came crashing down, and of the passengers looking for their loved ones in the rubble, were iconic…

… but truthfully, the writers of Lost didn’t have an end in mind when they started the first season. It didn’t help too that the writers had a habit of writing themselves into dead ends, and by the end of the series, there were so many open threads that there was no way to tie them all up.

Were they all dead? Who is Jacob who guards the light? And how is the smoke monster his brother? See? Lost.

2. How I Met Your Mother (2005 – 2014)

We loved HIMYM. That’s why we hate the finale so much.

Come on, after nine seasons of convincing us that Ted and Robin couldn’t possibly work out, and that Barney and Robin were meant for each other, the writers totally ruined it with the final episode.

Although they cast the perfect person as Mother—someone everyone was happy to see Ted end up with, they spoiled the plot by adding a last minute montage of the Mother being dead, Barney and Robin splitting up, and Ted deciding if Robin was the one after all! What?!

3. Gossip Girl (2007 – 2012)

Dan Humphrey as Gossip Girl makes NO SENSE. They tried to explain it, but there were too many plot holes.

If Jenny had known her brother was Gossip Girl the whole time, why did he publish so many bad rumours about her? And how was she OK with that? And why did Dan have to look fake-surprised at Gossip Girl’s posts that he was posting, in his room, by himself?!

It would have all ended well if they didn’t reveal who Gossip Girl was at all. No one cared at that point anyway. All we wanted was for Blair and Chuck to be together.

4. Split (2016)

Split was probably one of M Night Shyamalan’s best films. James McAvoy’s ability to juggle multiple roles, some of which were more sinister than others, was just amazing. The film also featured some strong women roles, which is quite rare in thrillers.

That being said, the Beast deciding not to eat Anya-Taylor-Joy’s character was a too-abrupt switch after the slow build up of the story. Of course, we also expected some kind of twist at the end, as is customary in an M Night Shyamalan movie, but to find out that the entire movie is just the origin of Shyamalan’s earlier movie, Unbreakable, totally undercut all the action in Split.

5. Twilight Saga (2008 – 2012)

Sure, people will say the whole saga was pretty crappy. But, if they had a good ending, they could have actually salvaged the series to some extent. Technically, they already had die-hard fans. All they had to do was win everyone else over with a good ending.

In the final installment, there was so much potential in the set up of werewolves teaming up with good vampires to battle the bad vampires. Plus, the final battle was also really epic to watch! For once, there were consequences in this life, and people were fighting for their survival…

… and then they threw all of that away. All of our emotional investment was for nothing because it was all just a ‘dream’.

Someone bring these shows back to life for a do-over! We need proper closure.

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A Chinese Movie Just Beat Avengers: Infinity War‘s Ass As The Highest Grossing Film During Opening Week




With so many movies being released in the month of February, you probably wouldn’t expect a Chinese movie to be at the top of the box office… but The Wandering Earth proved the competition wrong!


The film, which was produced in China, took the world by storm with a record-breaking box office take of RM1,419,487,700 ($349 million) during its opening week, topping the opening week gross of Avengers: Infinity War which achieved RM1,376,099,939 ($338 million) in sales.


The Chinese film is a sci-fi one that takes place 2,500 years after the people on Earth built giant thrusters to move our planet to a new solar system because the Sun had died out. However, during their course to the new solar system, Earth accidentally gets caught in Jupiter’s magnetic field instead.

The movie is based on a novella of the same name by author Liu Cixin and had a budget of RM203,380,000 ($50 million). And TBH, it looks pretty impressive.

The Wandering Earth is now the highest grossing movie of 2019, with Glass in second place, and it’s looking like it might stay the same until the release of Avengers: End Game later this year!


We guess Hollywood has some tough competition to face now! Did you watch the movie? Let us know your thoughts on it!

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Here Are All Our Favourite Moments From The Grammys 2019




The 61st Grammy Awards were held yesterday (11 Feb), and there were so many good moments in this year’s awards show! From Alicia Keys handling TWO pianos at once to BTS dancing their way through the night. If you missed the show, don’t fret cause we’ve got them all right here!

Alicia not only hosted the award’s show but she also had one of the best performances of the night by dominating not one, but TWO pianos effortlessly while she sang a medley of songs she wished she wrote!

Lady Gaga brought the house down with her performance of “Shallow” accompanied by Mark Ronson! She then went on to win big with three awards including Best Pop Performance for Joanne and Best Pop Duet for “Shallow”.

Cardi B’s performance of “Money” was amazing but it was her pianist, Chloe Flower, that stole the show!

Cardi then went on to create history by becoming the first female solo artist to ever win the award for Best Rap Album! This also marks the first Grammy win of her career!



Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” also created history by becoming the first rap song ever to win Record of the Year at the Grammys!


One of our top moments of the entire Grammys comes courtesy of our favourite K-pop group, BTS! BTS also created history by becoming the first K-pop presenters ever at the Grammys!

The K-pop group made a name for themselves at the awards show as they danced and sang along with Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus’ performance of “Jolene”.

Another highlight of the night came courtesy of Cardi B and Lady Gaga! Cardi met her idol for the first time at the awards show and of course, it was an emotional moment for the rapper.

Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes officially took the Grammys stage with their powerful performance of Shawn’s “In My Blood”!

And not forgetting Camila Cabello’s opening act that took us to Havana oh na na! She too created history by becoming the first Latin singer to open the Grammys!

What was your favourite moment from this year’s Grammy awards?

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Maya Karin Accidentally Sparked An Internet Challenge Urging People To Keep Malaysian Rivers Clean




With the start of the new year, one might be excited to see what might be in store in the internet challenges department. Last year brought along a lot of weird, low-key fun and sometimes dangerous internet challenges. And it looks like our very own popular actress, Maya Karin, has sparked the first one this year!

Earlier this week, Maya Karin tweeted a selfie with the hashtag #NewProfilePic.

The selfie showed a serene Maya Karin with her eyes closed, seemingly floating calmly on her back in a river. A few days after she tweeted the selfie, the photo became viral in the Twitterverse. Many Malaysian netizens used the photo as inspiration to post their own version of the ‘river selfie’.

Here are some of the best ones we saw:

The dude who looks like he’s sleeping.

The air cetek but posing maut guy.

The one that made us wonder how long this boy had to hold his breath for.

The guy who chose the wrong spot.

The group of friends who all wanted to have a go

The dude who made his selfie look only a little less gorgeous than Maya Karin’s

And this guy who tried his level best

The best part about this challenge was that it unexpectedly became an awareness campaign with people hashtagging their attempts with #RiverOfLife, promoting clean rivers in Malaysia!


Now that’s an internet challenge we can all get behind!

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“The Flash” Star Has Married His Half-Kadazan Fiancé And Yes, Msians Are Claiming Him




The Flash star Grant Gustin came to Sabah, Malaysia with his long time half-Kadazan girlfriend LA Thoma last year. It was a visit that had many Malaysian fans celebrating (and obsessing over bumping into them). While they were here, there were rumors circulating saying that the lovebirds had a secret wedding, but well before everyone got over-excited with the news, Grant clarified in an Instagram post that the news was actually incorrect.

Fans have since wondered when will the two of them ACTUALLY get married… and it seems like the wedding bells have finally rang!

The two were reported to have tied the knot last Saturday in Los Angeles. The wedding was attended by their family and close friends, including Gustin’s CW co-star Melissa Benoist.

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Grant and LA have yet to reveal the big news via social media but we are happy to hear that they have married!

As soon as the news broke, Malaysians started claiming Grant Gustin as one of us!

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Congratulations and welcome to the family, Flash!

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Forget VR! With This Game, Your Stomach Is The Game Controller!




Have you ever felt like games these days aren’t realistic enough? Neither have we. Yet, now there’s a game that wants to take itself out of the computer/tv screen and into your body instead!

The Guts Game is the first game ever that requires the player to swallow a sensor. Yep, that’s right. You eat it. And the game ends when you…ehem..eliminate the sensor.

To clarify, the two-player mobile game requires players to each swallow a pill-shaped temperature sensor. Participants gain points by changing their body’s core temperature. They can do this by taking hot or cold showers, eating spicy food, drinking iced water, exercising, sitting in a sauna and any other activity they can think of.

Every ten seconds, the sensor transmits information on the player’s body temperature, as it travels through the player’s digestive system, to an app on your phone.

The game ends when the sensor is excreted, which should take between 24 to 36 hours after the game starts (ideally. Unless you are one of those people who doesn’t go to the bathroom every day..). Players tally the points they earned while the sensor was inside them and the player with the highest points wins the game.

At the moment, the game isn’t for sale yet. And there has been no indication if new sensors need to be used for the next round. Though, we certainly hope so!

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Supermodel Bella Hadid Made An Appearance In KL Yesterday And Malaysians Went Nuts




Bella Hadid fans, this is not a drill. The supermodel was just in Kuala Lumpur!

Having spent some time in Dubai, where she had been enjoying some quality time with her bae, The Weeknd, Bella uploaded this Insta-story that showed the model on her way to an airport. The story was enthusiastically captioned, “Coming for you Kuala Lumpur!!! I cannot wait to see your beautiful country!!!”

And a few hours later, touchdown!

The 22-year-old beauty was in town for a meet-and-greet event for Tag Heuer at The Gardens Mall. According to a report by New Straits Times, Bella Hadid was appointed as Tag Heuer’s brand ambassador in 2017.

Dressed in a silver mini-skirt and blazer ensemble, with her hair in a simple half ponytail, Bella was welcomed by throngs of fans outside the boutique store in The Gardens Mall. Yes, they went totally nuts.

Later that day, Bella showed up for her 2nd public appearance at St Regis Kuala Lumpur. Dressed in a stunning Farah Khan couture dress, Bella sat down for her first ever nasi lemak dinner. Local celebrities Neelofa, Scha Alyahya and Chryseis Tan joined her. Bella looked hella cute in her confusion over how to open the nasi lemak packet!

Before she left, she also managed to stop by the Sultan Abdul Samad building for an impromptu photoshoot!


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And in the early hours of this morning, she posted this tweet:

We’re so glad you enjoyed your time in our country, Bella! We loved having you here too! Please come again soon, and bring The Weeknd with you next time!

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Every Single Stan Lee Marvel Cameo Ever To Look Back On And Cry To




In his life, Stan Lee made an immense impact on comics and film, and Marvel super fan or not, his cameos in Marvel films are Easter eggs that never fail to prompt cheers from the audience.

Although many Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans will know him as the guy who shows up in the majority of the movies released by Marvel, Stan actually started doing cameos long before the superhero movies were made. As far back as the 1960’s, Lee would be occasionally inserted in the covers and pages of Marvel comics he was overseeing.

“The artists back then would draw me in as a joke or just to have fun,” Lee told the Business Insider. “And I would put some dialogue balloons there and it looked as if I intended it. I didn’t try to do cameos in those days.”

Speaking on his cameos in the films, Lee said that he particularly liked his cameo in Avenger’s: Age of Ultron (2015) because “it’s so funny”. He also liked his appearance in Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, where he wasn’t allowed in to Reed Richards and Susan Storm’s wedding because the bouncer didn’t believe he was really Stan Lee.

As a tribute to the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, who has died at the age of 95 today, we’ve compiled a list of every cameo he’s ever done in the Marvel universe.

1. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)

Stan made his first cameo ever almost 30 years ago in a TV movie. He played the role a of a jury member in David Banner’s imagined trial.

2. X-Men (2000)

Stan’s first feature film cameo was in the premiere X-Men film (unfortunately, his Blade appearance was removed from the final cut). Fans spotted him selling hot dogs on the beach during Senator Kelly’s emergence from the sea.

3. Spider-Man (2002)

Stan was the bystander who shielded a young girl from debris when the Green Goblin caused an explosion.

4. Daredevil (2003)

Stan co-created the character Daredevil with artist Bill Everett. Even though the 2003 movie adaptation ended up being criticised severely, fans rejoiced at the sight of Stan Lee reading a newspaper next to young Matt Murdock

5. Hulk (2003)

Stan appeared with former Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno as security guards in this film. It’s also the first cameo that had Stan Lee speaking!

6. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Similar to Stan’s cameo in the previous Spider-Man movie, he saved a woman from falling debris in this one as well—this time caused by Spider-Man’s fight with Doctor Octopus.

7. Fantastic Four (2005)

Stan played mailman Willie Lumpkin, a character he created in the comics. The role saw him greeting Reed Richards, aka Mr Fantastic.

8. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Stan was a bewildered neighbour, whose hose began to spray water upwards while he’s watering his lawn, when Jean Grey’s used her telekinesis to levitate several objects outside.

9. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Stan uttered some wise words to Peter Parker in this one that made us all shed a tear.

10. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

One of Stan’s favourite cameos where his character wasn’t allowed into Reed Richard and Susan Storm’s wedding because the bouncer didn’t believe he’s really Stan Lee.

11. Iron Man (2008)

In this cameo, Tony Stark mistook Stan for Hugh Hefner at a red carpet event. Though we’d have to agree that he does look a lot like Hefner here!

12. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Stan accidentally got infected with gamma sickness when he drank a soda contaminated with Bruce Banner’s Hulk blood.

13. Iron Man 2 (2010)

Keeping the trend of mistaken identity, Tony Stark confused a suspender-wearing Stan Lee for Larry King.

14. Thor (2011)

Stan tried to pull Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, out of the ground using his pickup truck. Failing the task, Stan prompted laughter from the other truckers.

15. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Stan added comic relief to the film as a World War II general who mistook another man for Captain America.

16. The Avengers (2012)

In this cameo, Stan portrayed a member of the public that didn’t believe superheroes existed in New York.

17. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Stan Lee was completely unaware of the fight going on behind him between Spider-Man and the Lizard, while he jammed out to classical music on his enormous headphones.

18. Iron Man 3 (2013)

Stan appeared as a beauty pageant judge who enthusiastically gave a contestant a perfect 10 mark.

19. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Stan played a patient—who wanted his shoe back—at the same mental hospital ward astrophysicist Erik Selvig was admitted to.

20. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Another funny cameo where Stan played a security guard who’s afraid he’ll be fired when he realised Captain America’s uniform was missing.

21. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

While attending Peter Parker’s graduation ceremony, Stan spotted him in his Spider-Man mask and remarked that he recognised the young man.

22. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Stan got caught flirting with a beautiful young woman.

23. Big Hero 6 (2014)

Animated to appear with his signature sunglasses and moustache, Lee was the voice of Fred’s dad in this post-credit scene.

24. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2014)

With two gorgeous women flanking his side, Stan told Agent Coulson off for making Jemma Simmons upset.

25. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Stan’s favourite cameo where he played a World War II veteran who needed help leaving the Avengers’ celebration after drinking too much—all the while mumbling “Excelsior” to himself.

26. Agent Carter (2015)

Stan landed a short role in the show’s first season, borrowing a newspaper from Howard Stark, Tony Stark’s dad.

27. Ant-Man (2015)

Stan was a slick bartender in Luis’ flashback, describing a woman as “crazy stupid fine”.

27. Deadpool (2016)

Stan appeared as an emcee at a strip club in his most explicit cameo ever.

28. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Stan hilariously mispronounced Tony Stark’s name as Tony Stank when he made a delivery as a FedEx worker.

29. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Stan Lee held on to his real wife, Joan, while they trembled with several other bystanders as they watched nuclear missiles launching into space. This was Joan’s last film appearance before her death the following year.

30. Doctor Strange (2016)

Stan reportedly filmed three other cameos on the same day he filmed this one: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok. In this one, he’s a bus rider so engrossed in a book that he didn’t notice Doctor Strange and Mordo falling onto the side of the bus.

31. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017)

Dressed as an astronaut, Stan told celestial beings stories about his life, including the time when he was a postman—a reference to Stan’s role as the FedEx deliveryman in Iron Man 2, which caused fans to theorise that Stan actually played the same character in every MCU film.

Kevin Feige confirmed this idea, saying, “We thought it would be fun to put that in there because that really says, ‘So wait a minute, he’s the same character who’s popped up in all these films.’”

32. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Stan yelled out of a window at Spider-Man for causing a commotion in true old-man style.

33. The Gifted (2017)

Based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men, Stan Lee appeared in one of the episodes in the series. He’s seen leaving a bar just as Marcos entered.

34. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Equipped with blades instead of a right hand, Stan was the intergalactic barber who cut Thor’s beautiful blonde waves.

35. Runaways (2017)

Stan was featured as the limo driver who took the teens to PRIDE’s gala.

36. Black Panther (2018)

A thirsty gambler, Stan grabbed T’Challa’s winnings at the casino in South Korea.

37. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Ever the unfazed observer, Stan played the bus driver who told a group of startled kids off for being scared of a giant spaceship floating above the city.

38. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Stan’s car got shrunken by a particle disk just as he’s about to get into it. He reacted by saying, “Well, the ‘60s was fun, but now I’m paying for it.” LOL!

39. Venom (2018)

Stan played an insightful man walking his tiny dog, during which he told Eddie Brock to “Don’t give up on her… either of you,” as Eddie left his ex-fiancé, hinting that he knew about Eddie’s Venom persona.

Venom was the latest film to be released with Stan Lee before his death. But, luckily for us, we’ll have at least one more Stan Lee cameo to look forward to. Back in April, Joe Russo told BBC Radio Scotland that Stan Lee has already filmed his Avengers 4 cameo and will indeed appear in the film, so watch out for him then!

We’re gonna miss this legend! Did you manage to spot Stan Lee during all these movies?

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Someone Threw Their Phone At Khalid During His Performance In KL. Here’s The Full Story




Khalid was in Malaysia for a live performance last Sunday (4 November 2018) and he brought one of the best performances ever!


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However, while the singer was performing, a Malaysian fan reportedly threw a phone at him! The phone hit Khalid’s chest while he was singing “Location”. Yet, despite the rude gesture, Khalid took it in stride and continued performing, like nothing happened.

Several videos of the incident were uploaded onto Twitter, which (obviously) went viral, angering many fans in the process. Then, the guy who threw his phone explained that it was an accident and apologised.

Because of how viral it was getting on Twitter, Khalid decided to speak out about it too, saying that he saw what had happened from where he was standing on stage, adding that it was definitely not an accident and that the guy had intentionally threw his phone. He even explained in a tweet that the phone was on record when he picked it up and that he thinks the guy probably expected him to record something using the phone from the stage.

Someone even posted a video of the guy throwing the phone from the crowd!

Although the incident definitely affected Khalid and his performance, Thankfully, he wasn’t too bothered by it.

Though he did have a couple of things to say about what happened..

Regardless of whether the phone was thrown on purpose or by accident, it certainly didn’t make us Malaysians look good. Let’s hope nothing like this happens again in the future!

And we hope the guy learned his lesson!

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These Deepavali Advertisements Are The Must Watch Videos This Festive Season!




Besides the food and public holidays, there’s one other thing that Malaysians look forward to every time a festive season comes around—the creative advertisements by some of Malaysia’s major corporations.

And Deepavali this year is no exception.

Petronas, who has been long known for their festive advertisements (especially the ones directed by the late Yasmin Ahmad), and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) recently released their festive greeting videos. And both have won over our hearts.

Petronas’ video, Monochrome, centres on Naresh, a young boy who’s afraid that his father won’t accept what he’s passionate about, not realising that his parents love him no matter what.

Meanwhile, TNB’s video, Kurumbu Kudumbam, tells the story of Ramesh, a young man celebrating Deepavali at his wife’s hometown for the first time.

Watch both videos below!


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Talk about hitting us right in the feels! Happy Deepavali, everyone!

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Five Peter Dinklage Movies You Can Watch While You Wait For New Season Of ‘GoT’




If you only know Peter Dinklage from the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, then you’ve been seriously missing out on the unique acting talent possessed by Dinklage.

In a 2003 interview, the 49-year-old said:

“Often roles written for somebody my size are a little flat. They are either fools or they’re sort of Lord of the Rings-filled with wisdom. They are not sexual, they are not romantic, they are not flawed. I don’t like to do parts that are just because of my size. I like there to be more to the character than that.”

And Dinklage has done an admirable job of sticking to that belief throughout his career. The characters that he has played always had many facets, with dwarfism just being one of the many, rather than the defining trait.

So, here are five films with Peter Dinklage in them that you have to watch. Because he’s just that good.

#1 The Station Agent (2003)

Finbar (played by Peter Dinklage) works in a New Jersey model train shop. When his only friend suddenly dies and leaves him, he decides to go and live at a disused rail station out in the countryside to get away from the prying eyes of curious humanity.

There, he meets a little black girl who asks him: “Are you a midget?” No, he says, I’m a dwarf. He also meets an eccentric lady who has lost a child (Patricia Clarkson) and a hot dog vendor (Bobby Cannavale), who’s equally lonely but determined to make contact.

This film, which received a standing ovation and several honours at The Sundance Film Festival, has managed to show that if people think you’re a freak, there are usually two ways to transcend it. Either you play your difference for all it’s worth, or you retreat into solitude. Finbar finds a third way.

#2 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X-Men: Days of Future Past manages to merge both the worlds of future and past perfectly. What could have been messy and possibly incoherent due to the amount of sequels, prequels and sidequels that make up the rest of the X-Men film series, Days of Future Past managed to weave the previous stories together effortlessly and navigate the time travelling plot like a boss. On top of that, it has wit, bite and style,

Days of Future Past unites the casts of both the original X-Men trilogy and Matthew Vaughn’s 2011 prequel. Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine (obviously), Patrick Stewart is professor Charles Xavier, and Ian McKellen is Magneto. It also features James McAvoy as a younger Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique.

But the real star of the film is Dinklage, who joins the ensemble as the suavely sinister Dr Bolivar Trask. Trask is the mastermind who develops the Sentinels to help humanity defend itself against mutant powers.

#3 Knights Of Badassdom (2014)

Knights Of Badassdom tells the epic quest of two live action role-playing (LARPing) friends—Eric, a guy “about to level-up to grand sorcerer” (Steve Zahn), and Hung (Dinklage), who seek to cheer up their recently-dumped friend Joe (True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten) by whisking him off to a LARP in a campsite dressed up as the fields of Evermore.

And then things get very weird. Using an old book of spells acquired from the internet, Eric accidentally summons a succubus, who immediately goes on a murderous rampage. From there, Knights Of Badassdom goes from a parade of talk-nerdy-to-me jokes to a little-guys-save-the-day action-horror flick.

While the plot of the film is pretty mundane, and there isn’t much character development (it’s just not that kind of film), Dinklage, as always, is a highlight. His character ends up being one of the few with such a winning personality. If you didn’t love Dinklage before, you definitely would after watching this.

#4 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a movie about a bereaved mother named Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) who has had it with the failure of the local police department to find the person responsible for raping and murdering her daughter.

She rents three billboards on a road leading out of Ebbing and pays to have them emblazoned with black lettering on a red background: “RAPED WHILE DYING. STILL NO ARRESTS. HOW COME, CHIEF WILLOUGHBY?”

Dinklage plays James, the “town midget” who wants to go on date with Mildred. His scenes are filled to the brim with cheap shots at short-person jokes. The film uses this instinctive prejudice people have towards dwarfism as a lure to criticise Mildred’s false sense of superiority.

After a number of height-related gags, Dinklage delivers a powerful monologue that flips the script on Mildred: “I know I’m a dwarf who sells used cars and has a drinking problem, I know that. But who the hell are you, man? You’re that billboard lady who never ever smiles, who never has a good word to say about anybody … and I’m the one who’s not the catch?!”

#5 My Dinner With Hervé (2018)

HBO drama My Dinner with Herve tells the true-life story of French actor Herve Villechaize and British journalist Sacha Gervasi (renamed Danny Tate for the film), who proved to be an unlikely confidante in Villechaize’s final days.

A dwarf and painter-turned-actor who committed suicide at 50 in 1993, Villechaize enjoyed a brush with stardom in the 1970s: first as Scaramanga’s ruthless henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and later in Fantasy Island as Tattoo, best remembered for his famous line, “De plane! De plane!”. But when the work and money dried up, the hard-partying star became a recluse in his Los Angeles home, where the movie picks up.

The film, in which Dinklage delivers an amazing performance, couldn’t be more meta: The most famous dwarf on a TV show now playing the most famous dwarf on a show back then.

Catch My Dinner With Herve when it airs on HBO, on 24 October (Wednesday) at 7.05pm or on 29 October (Monday) at 12.55pm.

Now, a Dinklage movie marathon anyone?

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