Especially if — as posited in the new movie The Tournament, whose trailer is up above — they have to all kill each other in a random small town every seven years. It just seems like it would be bad for the industry overall to lose that much talent periodically. Still, The Tournament looks like incredibly goofy shoot-’em-up fun, which I’m always down with, and I’m eager to find out what the deal is with Robert Carlyle’s priest, because you know he’s not just a regular man of the cloth (there’s just no way). What do you guys think? (/Film)
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