Mar 27

Film Actually Ep081 – The Hunger Games

Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott

This week David & Josh review “The Hunger Games”. Plus What We’ve Been Watching, Josh’s Bargain Basement and a brand new Lists of Five – Five Hunting Movies. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

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What We’ve Been Watching:

A collection of other things we’ve been watching during the week including We Bought a Zoo, Traffic and Memento. Plus Josh’s Bargain Basement: In God’s Hands.

Feature Film Review

‘The Hunger Games’ directed by Gary Ross and written by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray and is based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Lenny Kravitz and Woody Harrelson.

Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match. Source: IMDB

Spoiler Section: 00:31:29 – 00:39:42 – Fast forward this bit if you don’t want to hear spoilers.

Our Verdict: An okay adventure film that has too many flaws to make it a classic. Better than expected.

Watch the trailer here http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/thehungergames/

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Hunting Movies. Inspired by The Hunger Games, what other movies about hunting can we come up with?
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 opened the show with a clip from “We Bought a Zoo”.

We are closing the show with a track called “Come Away to the Water” by Maroon 5 from the album “The Hunger Games – Songs From District 12 and Beyond”.

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