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May 30

Film Actually Ep041 (133) – The Hangover Part 2 and The Tunnel

Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott and guest Richard Gray

This week David and Josh are joined by Richard Gray from TheReelBits.com and DVDBits.com. Richard and David review “The Hangover Part 2” and David and Josh review “The Tunnel”. They also take a look at some entertainment news including a couple of new trailers, plus a brand new Lists of Five: Five Great Low Budget Films. Pop the corn, pour the Coke and enjoy a good long geek out. 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 41 but when you listen to the show you will hear it referred to as episode 133, this is why. Sorry about any confusion or inconvenience.

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But First

Feedback – GeekBetty Shared this weird link http://www.donkeylovemovie.com/ and here is the Apatow/Brazill exchange http://www.harpers.org/archive/2002/03/0079095

Feature Film Review 1

‘The Hangover Part 2’ directed by Todd Phillips and written by Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong & Todd Phillips. It stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifinakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Mason Lee, Jamie Chung, Sasha Barrese, Jeffrey Tambor and Paul Giamatti.

In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy The Hangover, Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas , but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined. – Source: joeygrass25 on IMDB

Our Verdict: A fun film that is often funny but never original. If you liked the first one, you’ll find stuff to like here. If you didn’t like the original probably best to stay away as there is nothing new on offer here.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/thehangoverpart2/

Feature Film Review 2

‘The Tunnel’ directed by Carlo Ledesma and written by Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey. It stars Bel Deliá, Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis and Luke Arnold.

An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them. – Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: An excellent example of a low budget and effective horror/thriller. Although not perfect, it is well worth watching.

Find out more about the movie and watch the trailer here: http://www.thetunnelmovie.net/

Entertainment Buzz

The “Total Recall” remake gets more cast members.
http://www.slashfilm.com/kate-beckinsale-jessica-biel-leads-total-recall-bill-nighy-quatto/

The new “Green Lantern” trailer for 3D cinemas – best yet.
http://geekactually.com/2011/05/24/brand-new-trailer-green-lantern/

Bane from “The Dark Knight Rises” is revealed.
http://geekactually.com/2011/05/24/first-look-at-bane-from-the-dark-knight-rises/

Vin Diesel may return to the character of Riddick, but…
http://www.slashfilm.com/vin-diesel-shoot-rrated-riddick-movie-summer/

New trailer for “Piranha 3D 2”…sorry I mean “Shark Night 3D”!
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/sharknight3d/

Another body blow for “Akira”, director Albert Hughes walks.
http://www.deadline.com/2011/05/albert-hughes-exiting-akira-at-warner-bros/

I love Disney at the moment, brilliant new marketing for “The Muppets”
http://geekactually.com/2011/05/24/teaser-trailer-the-muppets/

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Great Low Budget Films. Sometimes filmmakers get their most creative and inspired when working with zero dollars. Here are some very low budget movies that really need to be experienced.

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.

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We are finishing the show today with a track from “The Tunnel”. It is Reflection of Madness by Motion Fused.

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