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by Martin Long
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 3958

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

I was in seethe mode when I first saw this article. Maybe it was something to do with the dismissive tone of the article, the completely over the top criticism of Rachel Riley (far better than Carol Vorderman in terms of both Maths ability and personality) or the signalling out of Martin Lewis (his...
by Martin Long
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 3958

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

I was in seethe mode when I first saw this article. Maybe it was something to do with the dismissive tone of the article, the completely over the top criticism of Rachel Riley (far better than Carol Vorderman in terms of both Maths ability and personality) or the signalling out of Martin Lewis (his ...
by Martin Long
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Tried inferrals in R4, but it's not in.

DISORIENT in R13
Is RETINOIDS valid for an alternative 9 in this round?
by Martin Long
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017

Zubair Patel wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:28 pm
Nice to have met you Martin. Say hello to Denise for me next time you pop into Hargreaves Opt. in Marske.
It was nice to meet you as well. :)
by Martin Long
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017

Also, something interesting that was pointed out to me the other day that I missed when we filmed the show: In the final letters round, Alex picks the letters and Nick went to me first for my declaration. A little slip up from Nick but made no difference to the outcome. Susie, Nick and Rachel were a...
by Martin Long
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017

Close game. Unlucky Martin. I think we would have seen you hit your stride with some nice numbers solves if you'd got through the tough first game. Thanks. This is what I posted about my game on Facebook (only initials used for names): Today, I was on the TV show Countdown. If you don’t want to kno...
by Martin Long
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 50778

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

L'oisleatch McGraw - I got an email about a month back from Damian saying my transmission date was due to be the 17th but he did say that was subject to change. Michael Whitehall is the guest in Dictionary Corner for my first game, which I'm pleased with. :) I'm right at the end of a filming block ...
by Martin Long
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 50778

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Thanks guys, I don't practice Countdown as much as I used to due to time constraints and as such, don't get a chance to play on Apterous. But my numbers game is still reasonably powerful, my 4L game has improved since if anything. I'm trying to learn lists of words and stems from well-known words an...
by Martin Long
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 50778

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Filming last show on Wednesday 9th August, on TV provisionally 17th October.
by Martin Long
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 170
Views: 27676

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Team Pound Shop Defence is ready to go:

Foster, Fabianski
Cedric, Tomkins, Lascelles, G Johnson, Simpson
Alli, Pogba, Willian, Cabaye, J Allen
Kane, Lukaku, Benteke
by Martin Long
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 170
Views: 27676

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Those codes have worked fine! Many thanks! :-)
by Martin Long
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 170
Views: 27676

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Could someone put up the code for the league as I've created a new account on the fantasy football site.

Many thanks! :-)
by Martin Long
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 15846

Re: EU Referendum

I am voting Leave (I will go into more detail on this when I have the time) but I think the Stay campaign will win. Jen's prediction in the first post sounds about right.
by Martin Long
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 100)
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 24 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 100)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Having cheered when 3L was selected, I groaned when I could only manage 10 away (75-1)x2x2x50/25=592
Seems 3 away with 585 is best.
I got 578 when watching. 25*(75-50-2)+2+1

To achieve 585 you have to go up to 1250 and work downwards.
by Martin Long
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th November 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th November 2015

Matthew Tassier wrote:Cheers Martin, hope you've enjoyed the 6s action.
I did indeed. They were some very challenging numbers rounds in your run, I hope for more of these come the quarter finals! :)

Are all your travel and accommodation expenses paid for by channel 4/Countdown?
by Martin Long
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th November 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th November 2015

Well done Matthew on becoming octochamp. :)
by Martin Long
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 11 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 91)
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 11 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 91)

Another good performance from Matthew.

I managed 964 in the final numbers round but there are a couple of ways of getting 965 but both of them are ridiculous.
by Martin Long
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 10 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 90)
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 10 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 90)

REALISED in same letters round.

(9*9-8)*3-8 is a nice solution for the other numbers.

Two very solid performances from Matthew, well done! :-)
by Martin Long
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 9th 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 9th 2015

100*10 then (25-8)*3-5 ffor the 46 to take away. For the last numbers game.
by Martin Long
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 24455

Re: Only Connect

I got 7 out of 10. A very good connecting wall.

Mine:

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=5592
by Martin Long
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday August 12th 2015 (S73 P33)
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday August 12th 2015 (S73 P33)

Tony Atkins wrote:Oh well 8-7-6-5-4-3-1-1-1.

A beater around in the GAITS+PPUZ round.
PAPIST.
by Martin Long
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 170
Views: 27676

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Speroni, Butland Jagielka, Clyne, Mertesacker, Cedric, Alderweireld Fabregas, Cazorla, Hazard, Yaya Toure, Coutinho Lukaku, Defoe, Deeney Two reliable goalkeepers, great midfield and good defence but attack looks a bit weak. Will probably change it about 1000 times before the season starts and then ...
by Martin Long
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 19th 2015 (S72 P50)
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 19th 2015 (S72 P50)

Zarte Siempre wrote:He missed factored, Martin - there was no beater.
Thanks :D
by Martin Long
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 19th 2015 (S72 P50)
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 19th 2015 (S72 P50)

Managed to watch a Countdown show for the first time in ages. Didn't know Mr Cappleman was on so it was a nice surprise to see him on and put in a great performance too! :D Excellent 'debut' - 14 maxes if I'm not mistaken. Could be a very special run indeed if you can keep that composure up. What wa...
by Martin Long
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 19th 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2631

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 19th 2014

A very enjoyable final there, massive well done to both contestants! :D
by Martin Long
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 18th 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 18th 2014

Well done Laurence and Antoinette for a great semi final and big congratulations to Antoinette for making the final. :)
by Martin Long
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 17th 2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2224

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 17th 2014

Great game!

Well done to George for making the semi finals and well done to Dan for the excellent max game and making the final. :)
by Martin Long
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 16th 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2012

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 16th 2014

James Hurrell wrote:Alt numbers I did: - (75-9)*(((50*7)-100)/25)
I also did this.

That was a very good game. Well done George on making the semi finals and well done to Mark as well. :)
by Martin Long
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 15th 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2803

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 15th 2014

Well done Laurence for making the semi finals. A good performance there. I've also heard that Tricia had an operation scheduled for the week after the finals, so regardless of your feelings on her, I'd hope everyone wishes her a speedy recovery. Get well soon! :) I also wish Tricia a speedy recovery...
by Martin Long
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 10th 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2903

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 10th 2014

Fantastic performance Dan, well done! :D

(100*50+25)/5-75-7 is the standard method for round 3 (I got it by this way in the 30 seconds and completely missed the way Rachel did it!) :D
by Martin Long
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 11th 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 11th 2014

I came into this thread wondering if MUNCHIE was allowed so the posts above cleared that up nicely. Thanks very much!

Also, well done Antoinette on making the semi finals! :D
by Martin Long
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 6313

Re: Problems with Java

I went on the Java website, checked to see if my version was up-to-date and then downloaded the latest version. Apterous works for me on all the main browsers since doing this.
by Martin Long
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday December 9th 2014 (S71 P103)
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday December 9th 2014 (S71 P103)

Andrew Keith was called Andy Noden on Apterous when he first joined.
by Martin Long
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Who Will Win Series 71? (Spoilers Included)
Replies: 20
Views: 2181

Re: Who Will Win Series 71? (Spoilers Included)

I think the top three seeds and George will make the finals. Antoinette and Dan will win comfortably in their quarter finals, George will win by 20 points with his numbering skills making the difference and Tricia will beat Laurence (but I think this game will be closer than people think, perhaps go...
by Martin Long
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday December 5th 2014 (S71 P101)
Replies: 18
Views: 1525

Re: Spoilers for Friday December 5th 2014 (S71 P101)

Congratulations, Antoinette. I really enjoyed your eight games.

Best of luck in the knockout stages.
by Martin Long
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday October 15th 2014 (S71 P66)
Replies: 15
Views: 1429

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday October 15th 2014 (S71 P66)

INAMORATO was an absolutely awesome spot.

Another excellent performance Dan, well done! (even though I was hoping you would go 4L in round 3 :D )
by Martin Long
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 10th 2014 (S71 P63)
Replies: 33
Views: 1642

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 10th 2014 (S71 P63)

Well done again Dan, another solid performance! I got the 1st and 2nd numbers rounds by different methods to Rachel but you still beat me playing at home fairly comfortably.:)
by Martin Long
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 9th 2014 (S71 P62)
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 9th 2014 (S71 P62)

I wondered about UNNAILED, might have risked that one.

Some good spots in there Dan, well done again.

(75+8+6+1)*(10-7) for the 1st numbers.
by Martin Long
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday October 8th 2014 (S71 P61)
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday October 8th 2014 (S71 P61)

Just watched this, well done Dan! Hope this is the first win of many! :D

I got the conundrum which was very pleasing for me! :D :D :D
by Martin Long
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday September 22nd 2014 (S71 P50)
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Spoilers for Monday September 22nd 2014 (S71 P50)

Tony Atkins wrote:An odd mixture of low max and high max letter games today - anyone get the 9 from LATENESS+I?
I foolishly tried SELINATES.
I had SALIENTS in this round but didn't get the 9.
by Martin Long
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday August 15th 2014 (S71 P29)
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: Spoilers for Friday August 15th 2014 (S71 P29)

It's a great feeling to get a 9 on the show - must be really great on the first round - mind you there are another two available - NARCOTISE and ACTIONERS. Quick way for 1st numbers (100-6)x(9+1), though I did it the standard way... What exactly do you mean by "standard way"/"standard method"? I ha...
by Martin Long
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 170
Views: 27676

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

:D

He's the cheapest of the England defenders and a guaranteed starter. I reckon England will get two clean sheets in the group stages too.
by Martin Long
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 170
Views: 27676

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

My provisional team:

Julio Cesar

Jagielka, Vertonghen, Zabaleta

Hazard, Oscar, Di Maria, Pirlo, Shaqiri

Messi, Neymar

Subs: Akinfeev, Gyan, Torosidis, Ignashevich
by Martin Long
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 170
Views: 27676

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Just done mine. I don't get the Brazil-Mexico game being in the first round of fixtures, but it certainly makes the tactics of the transition between weeks 1 and 2 more interesting as everyone rushes to drop all their Brazilian players. http://i.imgur.com/DKqGZGP.png Its because the Brazil vs. Mexi...
by Martin Long
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 170
Views: 27676

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Mark James wrote:On the McDonalds' site it says, thanks for registering, come back on June 8th to start selecting your team. It is June 8th and I can't select a team. Anyone know what's going on?
Its sorted now. I have just begun to select my squad.
by Martin Long
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 50778

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Are they any Apterites/forumites scheduled to appear in the current series?
by Martin Long
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 6th December 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 108)
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Friday 6th December 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 108)

Numbers for round 9 can be done by:

(50+9*9)*3*2-8
by Martin Long
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The best films of all-time?
Replies: 102
Views: 7434

Re: The best films of all-time?

My favourite films: The Godfather The Godfather: Part II The Hill Cool Runnings Senna Manhunter Full Metal Jacket Apocalypse Now Dirty Harry The Silence of the Lambs The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Reservoir Dogs Skyfall No Country For Old Men Downfall Road to Perdition The Wrestler Raging Bull From ...
by Martin Long
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday October 21st 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Spoilers For Monday October 21st 2013

Two very tough 4L rounds there - I was happy with 960 for round 6 and did (75+3)*(100+50)/25-2 for round 14.

Another high quality game there, well done Sean - unlucky to come up against such a strong player.
by Martin Long
Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 18th 2013 (S69 P73)
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 18th 2013 (S69 P73)

This was an excellent game! Well done to both players, shame we won't be seeing any more of Mark :(

The standard of this series has been brilliant so far, lots of brilliant contestants. Long may it continue! :)
by Martin Long
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday October 15th 2013 (S69 P70)
Replies: 32
Views: 1925

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday October 15th 2013 (S69 P70)

Excellent performance from Mark there, well done. :) It took me about six rounds into the show to realise that it was Mark James from Apterous. Sorry! Very difficult 4L selection for the 3rd numbers round. I got to 831 using the same method as Mark and spent a fair amount of time after viewing the s...
by Martin Long
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 10th 2013 (S69 P45)
Replies: 32
Views: 3281

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 10th 2013 (S69 P45)

For the 483 one, I wouldn't immediately think of 966/2. Instead I do 50*9 then find the 33 by (100*9-75)/25.
by Martin Long
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday September 11th 2013 (S69 P46)
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 11th 2013 (S69 P46)

Is GOOIEST allowed? I had this in the TOOTSIE round.
by Martin Long
Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday August 26th 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday August 26th 2013

I think DIOPTRES was there in one of the rounds - can't remember which.
by Martin Long
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown puzzles
Replies: 38
Views: 5166

Re: Countdown puzzles

What's the best 4-large selection in terms of the most solvable targets? (I don't know the answer) Charlie carried out some useful analysis of 4 large a while back here , which shows that 8 and 9 are the best pair, and answers many other questions you may have. That's an awesome thread right there....
by Martin Long
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 23)
Replies: 43
Views: 3439

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 2

Awesome Countdown skills from Dylan there, hopefully there are some more 6-small rounds in future games for me to enjoy! :) Excellent run of games from Zarte as well, really unfortunate to be drawn against Dylan as you would have made an excellent octochamp. Like everyone else, I hope you make the q...
by Martin Long
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S1, E1 - 26 July '13)
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S1, E1 - 26 July

I don't know who the bloke in DC was but I hope he doesn't feature in the whole series! That was Danny Dyer, who by calling him an actor is almost laughable, but luckily they have a different guest in each week for this. It's comedian Nick Helm this week, and then the American Rich Hall next week. ...
by Martin Long
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday July 26th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 20)
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Spoilers for Friday July 26th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 20)

Just got back from holiday and caught up on Countdown. Good performances in your first few games Zarte. Having not seen/heard about your potential future games, I hope you keep it up. :)
by Martin Long
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Replies: 36
Views: 2586

Re: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon

I think the connection for Leslie Nielsen and Mr T is Spy Hard.
by Martin Long
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Replies: 36
Views: 2586

Re: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . Connection: The River Wild Meryl Streep . . . . . . . . . . . Connection: Uma Thurman . . . . . . . . . . . Connection: Be Cool Dwayne Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . Connection: The Other Guys Samuel L Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . Connection: Harrison Ford . . . . ....