Film Actually Ep046 (138) – Transformers Dark of the Moon

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Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott and guest Richard Gray

This week David and Josh are joined by Richard Gray (theReelbits.com) for a review of “Transformers Dark of the Moon”. They also take in some entertainment news, including the new trailers for “Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol” and Pixar’s “Brave”. Plus they deliver a brand new Lists of Five: Five Investigative Films. We are also joined, briefly, by Jorge Duran from Spotlight Report for his thoughts on the new “Transformers” film.  Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

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Feature Film Review

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ directed by Michael Bay and written by Ehren Kruger. It stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Alan Tudyk, Kevin Dunn, Julie White and Ken Jeong plus the voice talents of Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving and Leonard Nimoy.

The big robots are back. Sam is trying to find his place in life while a mysterious Autobot ship that has been lost for many many years is found on the far side of the moon. The contents of the ship sparks of the final conflict between the Autobots and evil Decpticons. A conflict that threatens the entire world and all of mankind.

Our Verdict: A film that is just as dumb and pointless as part 2 in the series. Visually fantastic with amazing special effects but ultimately empty and soulless. Avoid this film.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/transformersdarkofthemoon/

Entertainment Buzz

Peter Falk dies at 83. Farewell Detective Columbo.
http://www.smh.com.au/world/just-one-more-thing-falk-dies-at-83-20110625-1gknt.html

Michael Bay might be going small for his next film.
http://www.slashfilm.com/michael-bay-follow-dark-of-the-moon-20-million-black-comedy-pain-gain/

Red Band trailer for “Horrible Bosses” – What a cast!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpjupmLhzwc

Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” almost a go project, what do we think of this project?
http://www.deadline.com/2011/06/paramount-near-deal-to-provide-safe-harbor-to-darren-aronofskys-noah/

Writer Damon Lindelof tells us a little about “Prometheus”.
http://www.slashfilm.com/damon-lindelof-explains-ridley-scotts-prometheus-connected-alien-films/

Joe Johnston would love to make a sequel to “The Rocketeer”! Alright, we’re in!
http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/news-and-features/features/movies/e3if59b6538fcf8c6c637df82f5a7cf3d79

The first trailer for “Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol”
http://geekactually.com/2011/06/30/trailer-mission-impossible-ghost-protocol/

Disney confirms a “Thor 2” for 2013.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118039365

I want this service in Australia. MoviePass is the NetFlix of the cinema.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/06/netflix-for-theatres-watch-unlimited-movies-in-cinemas/

Pixar’s “Brave”, an early teaser to wash the bad taste of “Cars 2” away.
http://geekactually.com/2011/06/30/teaser-trailer-pixars-brave/

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Investigative Films. Whether it be a lawyer, a cop, a journalist… whatever. Films where clues have to be followed and truths revealed to uncover the mystery. Investigative movies are always fun and engrossing, we list five of them.

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 close the show with the track “Arrival To Earth” from Steve Jablonsky’s fantastic score to the first “Transformers”.