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Feb 07

Film Actually Ep074 – The Artist and Chronicle

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Hosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray

This week the boys review officially review “The Artist” and un-officially review “Chronicle”. Also the latest from Josh’s Bargain Basement – “P2″, What We’ve Been Watching and a brand new Lists of Five – Five Homage Movies. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

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This show carries an explicit tag due to infrequent coarse language.

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What Else We’ve Been Watching

Films covered this week are “Star Wars Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace in 3D” and Josh’s Bargain Basement Film – “P2″.

Un-Official Feature Film Review

‘Chronicle’ directed by Josh Trank. It is written by Max Landis from a story by Max Landis & Josh Trank. It stars Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw and Alex Russell.

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: A really interesting and clever new take on the ‘found film’ style genre. Great performances and clever special effects make for a very entertaining romp.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/chronicle/

Official Feature Film Review

‘The Artist’ written & directed by Michel Hazanavicius. It stars Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle, Penelope Ann Miller, Ed Lauter and Malcolm McDowell.

Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: An utterly charming, beautifully made tribute to the golden age of cinema. A must see for all film buffs.

Spoiler Section: 36:25 – 44:18 – Fast forward this bit if you don’t want to hear spoilers.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/weinstein/theartist/

Lists of Five:

This week our Lists of Five: Five Homage Movies. Taking a cue from The Artist, here are five more films that pay homage to another time, place or film.
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.

The Rest…

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We opened the show with a clip from “Singin’ in the Rain”

We close the show with a sample of the score from “The Artist”.

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