Apr 18

Film Actually Ep036 (128) – Paul

Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott

This week after we raid the mailbag we review “Paul”. We also take a look at the week’s entertainment news including “Superman” & “The Hobbit” updates plus trailers for “Priest”, “Cowboys and Aliens”, “The Perfect Host” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. All this and a new Lists of Five: Five Films Best Viewed Under The Influence. So grab your Reese’s Pieces 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 36 but when you listen to the show you will hear it referred to as episode 128, 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:


Listener Zedd has sent us this article about re-schooling Shyamalan.

MikefromCanada sent us this one about the math of the Slasher film:

GeekBetty sent us the link to Kubrick’s first film.

Feature Film Review

‘Paul’ directed by Greg Mottola and written by Simon Pegg & Nick Frost. It stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, John Heder, Joe Lo Truglio and the voice of Seth Rogan.

For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he’s been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town-a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings. Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. – Source: Universal Pictures

Our Verdict: A really fun film that is chock full of movie references. Well worth seeing.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/paul/

Entertainment Buzz

We lose another film legend, Sidney Lumet dies at 86 from Lymphoma.

The first trailer for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

Peter Jackson explains the reasons behind 48 frames per second

In ‘the more we hear about it, the less we want to see it’ Superman news:
The film gets a title “The Man of Steel” – they’ve dropped Superman.
Michael Shannon cast as General Zod
Diane Lane kinda confirms that this is an origin story… again.

New trailer for “Priest”

Talk about confident, a sequel to “Real Steel” already being written.

Mark Wahlberg trying to remake “Billy Jack” – WTF!

The new “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” web series debuts

And finally, David Hyde Pierce plays psycho in “The Perfect Host” – I’m in!

The new trailer for “Cowboys and Aliens”.

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Films Best Viewed Under The Influence.

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.

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

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We are finishing the show today with the “Cantina Band” by Syd Masters and the Swing Riders from the “Paul” Soundtrack.