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May 08

Film Actually Ep086 – The Five-Year Engagement and Get The Gringo

Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott

This week David & Josh split up for a pair of reviews, first up David reviews “The Five-Year Engagement” and then Josh reviews “Get The Gringo”. Plus What We’ve Been Watching, Josh’s Bargain Basement and a brand new Lists of Five – Five Great Parodies or Satires. 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. David caught up with Iron Sky and Sleeping Beauty, Josh watched Cronos. Plus Josh’s Bargain Basement: The Rite.

Feature Film Review 1

‘The Five-Year Engagement’ directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller. It stars Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Jackie Weaver, David Paymer and Rhys Ifans.

One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together. Source: IMDB

David’s Verdict: A fun date film that isn’t as strong as Segel/Stoller’s previous film Forgetting Sarah Marshall but has enough in it to please a mass audience.

Watch the trailer here http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/thefiveyearengagement/

Feature Film Review 2

‘Get The Gringo’ Directed by Adrian Grunberg and written by Mel Gibson, Adrian Grunberg and Stacy Perskie. It stars Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, Dean Norris and Bob Gunton.

A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy. Source: IMDB

Josh’s Verdict: An unexpected pleasure and not what you expect. Well worth watching crazy Mel at work.

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Great Parodies or Satires. Let’s subvert or just plain make fun of stuff.
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 “The Princess Bride”.

We close the show with a track from the score to “Get The Gringo”.

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  • Mr.DM44

    I saw a double at the drive in of The Avengers and 5 year engagement, and i’m not sure if it was because i was so hyped after the avengers or what but i thought 5 year engagement was sadly boring. After listening to your podcast i agree with what you said but i really feel that the middle was WWWAAAAYYYYY to long and some of the scenes were some random crap to fill in the time. My wife wanted to see it and even she thought it was pretty bad. Won’t be one i watch again, possibly i expected more since i didnt mind Forgetting Sarah Marshall.