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Aug 15

Film Actually Ep051 (143) – Green Lantern

Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott and guest Richard Gray

This week David, Josh and Richard Gray (theReelBits.com) review the new superhero film “Green Lantern”. They also take a look at the new trailers for “50/50” and “A Very Harold and Kumar 3d Christmas” plus take in a little entertainment news. All this and we still have time for an all new Lists of Five: Five Movies With a Colour in the Title. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

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Before We Begin…

Feedback and what we’ve been watching.

GeekBetty wanted to tell us about ClipJoint
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2011/aug/10/clip-joint-unexpected-dancing
and the great behind-the-scenes doco of The Shining DVD is online.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4745727919325920852&hl=en

Feature Film Review

‘Green Lantern’ directed by Martin Campbell and written by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg based on the DC Comics character. It stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Temuera Morrison, Angela Bassett and the voices of Michael Clarke Duncan and Geoffrey Rush.

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. Source: Warner Bros.

Our Verdict: Not as bad as we were led to believe. By no means a great film but a fun popcorn movie. David felt it would be better suited for a DVD/Blu-Ray viewing rather than cinema dollars. Josh and Richard felt that it was worth the price of admission.

Watch the trailer here: http://geekactually.com/2011/05/24/brand-new-trailer-green-lantern/

Entertainment Buzz

Jason “Conan” Mamoa writes his own sequel.
http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/172223-exclusive-jason-momoa-writing-a-conan-sequel

New 50/50 trailer. I am really looking forward to this film.
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810212128/video/26251727

Home 3D is finally getting a standard.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/manufacturers-are-finally-standardising-3d-glasses-together/

A cinema made of fridges, this is pretty cool (pun intended!).
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2011/aug/01/films-on-fridges-cinema-recycling

The trailer for “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas”.
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810165651/video/26241813

We got our wish, the new Riddick film is a direct sequel to “Pitch Black”!
http://www.moviehole.net/201143902-exclusive-riddick-begins-casting-character-descriptions

Sony is so confident about “The Amazing Spider-Man” the sequel is already scheduled.
http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/sony-dates-amazing-spider-man-sequel/

The red band “The Sitter” trailer – wrong in every way!
http://au.ign.com/videos/2011/08/04/the-sitter-red-band-trailer

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Movies with a Colour in the Title. Green Lantern got us thinking, how many really good movies have a colour in the title? Here are 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.

Before we go we played a quick tease from “Puss in Boots”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LVf1swl9uQ&feature=player_embedded 

The Rest…

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Our opening clip this week is from the reviewed film “Green Lantern”.

We close the show with the ‘We’re Going To Fly Now’ from the “Green Lantern” soundtrack by James Newton Howard.

  • Karty McBarty

    Just played back the green lantern review. So well thought out and articulate discussion regarding the origin story.