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Oct 31

Film Actually Ep014 (106) – The Film of the Year

Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott

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 review the new David Fincher film ‘The Social Network’. We also have some Entertainment Buzz including updates on the status of ‘The Hobbit’ and a brand new List of Five. This week’s List is five other great films about real people.

*Update 12/11/2011 – 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 14 but when you listen to the show you will hear it referred to as episode 106, this is why. Sorry about any confusion or inconvenience.

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Your show notes:

Feature Film Review

‘The Social Network’ directed byDavid Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin and based on the book ‘The Accidental Billionaires’ by Ben Mezrich. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Justin Timberlake and Rashida Jones.

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. – Source Columbia Pictures

Our Verdict: Simple, this is the film of the year. Go see it.

Watch the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB95KLmpLR4&feature=channel

Entertainment Buzz

The Hobbit is staying in New Zealand, Jackson and Warner Bros. get the law changed.
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/the-hobbit-to-be-made-in-new-zealand-prime-minister-announces/story-e6frfmvr-1225944378961
and http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/sns-ap-as-film-the-hobbit,0,2865586.story
Here is a video from NZ TV show Close Up that tries to explain why this came about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoUN2AGxrnA&feature=player_embedded

New Tron Legacy clip released
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WawgG1KE6jM&feature=player_embedded

Disney afraid to release original Tron on Blu-Ray – or are they just smart?
http://blueskydisney.blogspot.com/2010/10/tron-blu-s.html

And just in case you haven’t had enough Tron, here is a Daft Punk music video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6Afc2uzw4g

Batman 3 gets a title and won’t be in 3D! – Go Nolan, Go Nolan, Go Nolan!
http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2010/10/27/christopher-nolan-reveals-title-of-third-batman-film-and-that-it-wont-be-the-riddler/
and http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2010/10/27/nolan-dark-knight-rises-finds-the-future-in-imax-not-3d/

Captain America revealed – Entertainment Weekly gets some exclusives
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/captain_america/news/?a=24543

Lists of Five

This week’s List is five other great films about real people (yeah I know, I could have just said Bio pic, but that is boring). See our forum to read the lists.

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

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