The Geek Actually Podcast, your weekly dose of ‘the week in geek’. This week David McVay and Josh Philpott are joined by Celine Roberts for a look at the latest in tech and entertainment news and a review of the latest remake disaster ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’. We start the show with a special thank you to all those that helped get Nicholas his special birthday gift, Final Cut Express 4. We also pay our respects to Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper, who both passed away recently. Your show links follow:
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Google Drops Windows
Two months in and the iPad knock offs are here
Total geekgasm! The ‘Minority Report’ style interface is a reality
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sweats up a storm at D8
A Sydney restaurant replaces it’s menus with iPads
We watch the new ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ trailer
Guillermo del Toro leaves ‘The Hobbit’
Will Peter Jackson direct?
Heidi Montag submits an audition tape for ‘Transformers 3’ and so does Ben Kingsly LOL
Captain America and Thor costume leaks
Rampage Jackson thinks acting is kinda gay. LOL
We watch the new ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ trailer and ask ourselves, what was that?
An update on the ‘Logan’s Run’ remake, now in 3D!
We watch an unusual trailer for a strange little film – ‘Jackboots on Whitehall’
‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ directed by Samuel Bayer. The film was written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer based on characters created by Wes Craven. The film stars Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz and Clancy Brown.
A Platinum Dunes remake of the classic 1984 Wes Craven film of the same name. The kids on Elm Street start having severe nightmares about a maniac with blades on his fingers and a burned up face.
One by one they start being killed by this demonic dream figure and when you die in his world, you die in the real world. It is up to Nancy and Kyle to find out who the mysterious killer is and why he wants them all dead before it is too late and they become the next victims.
Our Verdict: Avoid at all costs. The Platinum Dunes guys just didn’t get the material and have lost any sense of what Wes Craven set out to create.
This episode carries an explicit tag due to infrequent coarse language.
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