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May 23

Film Actually Ep040 (132) – Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides

Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott

This week David and Josh review “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” as well as give a few thoughts on the comedies “Your Highness” and “Burke and Hare”. Plus the latest in entertainment news, trailers and a brand new Lists of Five, this week: Five Career Defining Performances. Grab a drink and a snack and enjoy. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

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*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 40 but when you listen to the show you will hear it referred to as episode 132, this is why. Sorry about any confusion or inconvenience.

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Your show notes:

First an apology…

To the filmmakers of “Iron Sky”, David offers a humble correction. Last week David said that the production of “Iron Sky” was Swedish, it is not, it is Finnish. Sorry guys. Find out more about “Iron Sky” at ironsky.net.

What We’ve Been Watching

Josh saw “Your Highness” and David saw “Burke and Hare”.

Feature Film Review

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ directed by Rob Marshall and written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio based on characters by the writers and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert. It stars Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Penelope Cruz, Kevin McNally, Sam Claflin, Astrid Berges-Frisbey and a special appearance by Keith Richards.

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. – Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: Director Rob Marshall doesn’t quiet have the same kinetic energy in the action sequences as the original director Gore Verbinski, but his story telling is clearer and the film isn’t as convoluted as the last Pirates film. Overall, not as solid as the first film but a fun Saturday popcorn film that is a fun ride and should be seen.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/piratesofthecaribbeanonstrangertides/

Entertainment Buzz

The Australian film experiment “The Tunnel” now available on BitTorrent legally.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/05/psst-you-can-legally-download-aussie-horror-flick-the-tunnel-now-via-bittorrent/

Schwarzenegger’s career on hold due to personal reasons. Aw, no “Governator”.
http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/19/arnold-schwarzenegger-governator-terminated-animated-stan-lee-comics-canceled-pos/

“The Adventures of Tintin” gets a teaser.
http://geekactually.com/2011/05/18/posters-and-a-trailer-for-the-adventures-of-tintin-2011/

Keanu Reeves passes on “Akira”, thank god.
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/exclusive-keanu-reeves-passes-on-akira-so-whats-next

“Bloodsport” is getting re-booted, why?
http://geekactually.com/2011/05/18/a-bloodsport-remake-is-in-the-works-why/

Watch Out, the Fall TV Series is coming

Spielberg produced TV series “Terra Nova” gets a trailer.
http://geekactually.com/2011/05/17/the-first-look-trailer-for-the-new-series-terra-nova/

“Napoleon Dynamite” goes animated.
http://www.slashfilm.com/napoleon-dynamite-animated-series-trailer/

“Charlie’s Angels” is rebooted as a new series.
http://www.slashfilm.com/abcs-charlies-angels-tv-trailer/

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Career Defining Performances. Have you ever seen a performance from an actor that just completely changed your mind on that actor? Or has there ever been a performance that completely redefined that actor for you? Or did an actor just create a character that will go down in history.

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.

Everything Else

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We are finishing the show today with the end titles track from Hans Zimmer’s score to “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”.

Go see more movies, you don’t see enough movies and all of life’s questions are answered in the movies.

  • Mark Zimmerman

    Where do I find your comments on Your Highness? 

  • In the first part of the show we have a what we’ve been watching section. Josh gives a quick review of Your Highness and I give a quick review for Burke and Hare.

  • Thanks for the correction guys :)