Film Actually News 27-02-2012

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Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott

Welcome to the brand new Film Actually News for February 27th, 2012. This week underrated superhero movies, Harvey Weinstein fights with the MPAA,  Fox News attacks more ‘liberal’ kids films and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson might play Hercules. All this plus much, much more!

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From Rob of Reel Junkies - Forbes list of the most underrated Superhero movies…What the hell!
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2012/02/21/top-5-underrated-superhero-movies-of-all-time/

Dwayne The Rock Johnson might play Hercules for Brett Ratner
http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/dwayne-johnson-hercules-nadam.php
http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/dwayne-johnson-to-swings-swords-as-hercules-for-brett-ratner/

Fox News is attacking kids films again for pushing ‘liberal agendas’
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/feb/23/fox-lou-dobbs-lorax-liberal-agenda

New “The Raid Redemption” trailer is pure action hotness.
http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/the-raid-redemption-trailer-mike-shinoda.php

Edgar Wright set to direct Johnny Depp in a big screen version of The Night Stalker.
http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/disney-taps-edgar-wright-to-helm-johnny-depp-in-the-night-stalker-feature-redo/

Anthony Mackie headlines Michael Bay’s ‘little’ film
http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/anthony-mackie-pain-and-gain-kerbl.php

Harvey Weinstein angry at the MPAA, threatens to leave them and release unrated.
http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/harvey-gets-angry-threatens-to-leave-the-mpaa-over-bully-rating/

Could this be our new ‘Robocop’?
http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/joel-kinnaman-robocop-brad-pitt-jeremy-renner-javier-bardem-the-counselor-kerbl.php

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  • lisanne624

    Just listened to this episode today and I wanted to make a comment about the Swedish/American actor Joel Kinnaman.  He first came to my attention in the Swedish TV series “Johan Falk.”  He plays a bar owner who is deep into the criminal underworld, but also working as a police informant.  A “thug with a heart of gold” in other words!  He’s been disowned by his family (barred from his mother’s funeral) and he has a wife and child that he’s afraid will be retaliated against by his criminal cronies if they find out he’s an informant.  He wants to leave the criminal world behind (they won’t let him) and also wants the police to leave him alone (ditto).  Kinnaman is just outstanding!  Unfortunately, I don’t think the series has been released outside Sweden, but if it ever is, be sure and give it a look!