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2017-12-16 • Saturday Matinée

It’s Star Wars all the way down. It’s in the box office. It’s online. It’s everywhere. Andy’s seen it, but doesn’t spoil, promise. We’ve got a full house of hijack trailers this week and a thoroughly thuggish list of movies with great henchmen!


Best Henchmen!

Pete’s List

  1. Igor, played by Marty Feldman, henchman for Gene Wilder’s Dr. Frederick Frankenstein Young Frankenstein
  2. Karl Vreski, played by Alexander Godunov, henchman to Alan Rickman’s Hans Gruber, Die Hard
  3. Lurtz the Uruk-hai, played by Lawrence Makoare, henchman to Sauron, Lord of the Rings

Steve’s List

  1. Captain Hadley, played by Clancy Brown, henchman to Bob Gunton’s Warden Norton, The Shawshank Redemption
  2. Nurse Ratched, played by Louise Fletcher, henchman to the mental health establishment, _One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  3. Dolores Umbridge, played by Imelda Staunton, henchman to Robert Hardy’s Cornelius Fudge, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Andy’s List

  1. Xenia Onatopp, played by Famke Jansen, henchman to Sean Bean’s Alec Trevelyan, GoldenEye
  2. Count Rugen, played by Christopher Guest, henchman to Chris Sarandon’s Prince Humperdink, The Princess Bride
  3. Clarence Boddicker, played by Kurtwood Smith, henchman to Ronny Cox’s Omni Consumer Products president Dick Jones, Robocop

Next Week’s List:

Great protagonist defendants in trial movies, that are also potentially government conspiracies, not like Erin Brokovich.

A fine Saturday Morning to you.

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