This week David and Josh are joined by Richard Gray (theReelBits.com) for a review of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. They also take a look at some entertainment news, including some new images from “The Man of Steel” & “The Dark Knight Rises” that reveal Superman’s costume and the new Catwoman. We also take a look at the trailer for George Lucas’ new production “Red Tails”. All this and we still have time for an all new Lists of Five: Five Great Animal Movies. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.
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Before We Begin…
Feedback and what we’ve been watching including the new Irish movie “The Guard” and Richard give us a brief rundown of the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Feature Film Review
‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ directed by Rupert Wyatt and written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver suggested by the novel by Pierre Boulle. It stars James Franco, Frieda Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo and Andy Serkis as Caesar.
Set in modern day San Francisco, the film tells the back story of the classic series of films. A break through drug to combat and cure Alzheimer’s disease is tested on apes and leads to increased intelligence. Caesar is the last of the test subjects is raised in secret but when he is forcefully put into an ape sanctuary, he begins the revolution.
Our Verdict: The complete surprise of the year, highly recommended to all. A must see.
Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/apeswillrise/
First Trailer for “Red Tails”. The George Lucas produced version of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Olivia Wilde is considering playing porn star Linda Lovelace in “Lovelace”.
Len Wiseman drops news about “Total Recall” at Comic-Con.
The second trailer for Roland Emmerich’s “Anonymous”.
Laurence Fishburne is Perry White in “Man of Steel”.
Here is the “Man of Steel” – Superman’s costume revealed
Here is Catwoman from “The Dark Knight Rises”.
“Green Lantern 2” is moving ahead even thought the first film was poorly received.
Looks like Marvel is moving ahead with the “Doctor Strange” movie.
Let’s finish news with another trailer: Andrew Niccol’s “In Time”.
Lists of Five
This week our Lists of Five: Five Great Animal Movies. They might be a cute kitten or apes that rule the planet, animals come in all shapes and sizes in cinema. List five great movies where the animal (or animals) are part of, or all of, the starring cast. Films can be animated or live action.
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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Our opening clip this week is from the 1968 film”Planet of the Apes”.
We close the show with the ‘The Apes Attack’ from the “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” soundtrack by Patrick Doyle.