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Mar 21

Film Actually Ep032 (124) – Battle Los Angeles & Five “The Aliens Are Here!” Movies

Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott

This week we review “Battle: Los Angeles”. We also take a look at a little entertainment news including Darren Aronofsky pulling out of “The Wolverine”, the remake of “The Incredible Mr. Limpet”, the canning of the mo-cap remake of “Yellow Submarine” and the new trailers for “Conan the Barbarian” and “Friends with Benefits”. All this and a new DVD competition and a brand new Lists of Five: Five “The Aliens Are Here!” Movies. So sit back, roll some Jaffas down the aisle and enjoy. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

*Update 31/07/2012 – 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 32 but when you listen to the show you will hear it referred to as episode 124, this is why. Sorry about any confusion or inconvenience.

Film Actually is recorded live every Saturday. Go to geekactually.com/live for the schedule and to watch it

Your show notes:

Feature Film Review

‘Battle: Los Angeles’ directed by Jonathan Liebesman and written by Christopher Bertolini. It stars Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Cory Hardrict, Gino Anthony Pesi, Ne-Yo, James Hioyuki Liao, Noel Fisher, Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Bryce Cass… and a lot of other TV Actors and unknowns that you have probably never heard of.

A group of marines are sent into the alien invaded, battle torn Los Angeles to rescue some civilians before a planned air strike levels the city. Problems arise when the extraction helicopter is destroyed and the marines and civilians have to make their own way out of the city.

Our Verdict: Josh was disappointed and doesn’t recommend it. David enjoyed the film for what it was, a loud boy film that offers no substance but is fun.

Watch the trailer here http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/battlelosangeles/

Entertainment Buzz

Richard Linklater to remake “The Incredible Mr. Limpet”, interesting choice.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/03/richard-linklater-incredible-mr-limpet-don-knotts-remake.html

First “Conan The Barbarian” teaser hits, and it is a snoozer!
http://geekactually.com/2011/03/13/teaser-trailer-conan-the-barbarian/

Darren Aronofsky pulls out of “The Wolverine”, now we have a reason not to watch it.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/darren-aronofsky-bows-as-wolverine-168827

Edgar Wright offered and passes on directing an ep. of “The Walking Dead”
http://collider.com/edgar-wright-walking-dead-season-2/80247/

A sigh of relief, mo-cap “Yellow Submarine” remake dead in the water.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-kills-robert-zemeckis-yellow-167415

Mila Kunis has casual sex with Justin Timberlake in the “Friends with Benefits” trailer.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/at-the-movies/a309364/world-exclusive-friends-with-benefits-trailer.html

Zack Snyder says his Superman movie is not related to any other Superman movie.
http://www.slashfilm.com/zack-snyders-superman-tied-previous-movie/

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five “The Aliens Are Here!” Movies.

Just a reminder, because we never like to just make things easy on ourselves, our lists are not necessarily top five lists, they are more or a less a list of film recommendations within the theme of the list. The full lists can be found on our Facebook page.

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

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The closing music this week is from Brian Tyler’s score to “Battle: Los Angeles”.