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Sep 26

Film Actually Ep009 (101) – The Girl Who Did What Now?

Hosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Calum Wilson Austin

Welcome to the Film Actually podcast, your weekly dose of movie geek. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

This week David McVay and Josh Philpott are joined Calum Wilson Austin for a review of the second film in the Millennium Trilogy, ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’. We also have some Entertainment Buzz including the new trailer for ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’ and a new List of Five, five foreign language films you must watch.

*Update 14/10/2011 – Film Actually was a split off from the main Geek Actually show and originally maintained numbering continuity with that show. That logic no longer works as the shows have become two unique entities, so we have gone back and re-numbered the Film Actually shows to reflect their true episode number. This show is now officially episode 9 but when you listen to the show you will hear it referred to as episode 101, this is why. Sorry about any confusion or inconvenience.

Film Actually is recorded live every Saturday at approximately 1.15pm (AEST UTC +10) at geekactually.com/live

Your show notes:

Feature Film Review

‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’ directed by Daniel Alfredson and written by Jonas Frykberg based on the novel by Stieg Larsson. It stars Michael Nyqvvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson, Yasmine Garbi, Ralph Carisson and Georgi Staykov.

The second film in the Millennium Trilogy. As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.- source IMDB

Watch the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSsodK7KFXQ

Our Verdict: A weaker film than the first with slow, dull action scenes and a weak script. The film vaguely feels like a student effort. Avoid and watch something from our lists of five.

Entertainment Buzz

We called it a few weeks ago, Casey Affleck admits Joaquin Phoenix’s I’m Still here fake
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/movies/17affleck.html?_r=1
and Letterman was in on it
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/09/18/im-still-here-david-letterman-was-in-on-it-too/

AMC releases final poster art for The Walking Dead
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/09/21/final-poster-revealed-the-walking-dead/

New Abram’s TV show picked up so fast it would make your head spin!
The Pitch 20/09/2010 http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/09/locke_ben_jj_abrams_lost.html?mid=twitter_vulture
The Pick Up 22/09/2010 NBC picks it up http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/09/nbc_picks_up_jj_abrams_linus_l.html

New Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzfEH0UPEBo

Lists of Five

This week, Five Must See Foreign Language Movies or things you can watch instead of ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’ :-)

This episode carries an explicit tag due to infrequent coarse language.

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