Better late than never, here is the new episode of Film Actually. This week David, Josh & Richard share their opinions on the new George Lucas produced war movie “Red Tails”. Plus What We’ve Been Watching and a brand new Lists of Five – Five Special Effects Scenes That Made Us Go Wow! Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.
Hosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray
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What We’ve Been Watching:
A collection of other things we’ve been watching during the week including Josh’s Bargain Basement.
Feature Film Review
‘Red Tails’ directed by Anthony Hemingway and produced by George Lucas. It is written by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder based on story by John Ridley in turn based on a book by John B. Holway. It stars Terrance Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristen Wilds, Elijah Kelley, Ne-Yo, Kevin Phillips, Daniela Ruah and Brian Cranston.
Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky – even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It’s a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. Source: 20th Century Fox
Our Verdict: A great subject matter that is given a weak treatment here. An okay first half and some amazing visual effects is let down by a poorly conceived second half and some truly terrible dialogue.
Watch the trailer here http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/redtails/
Lists of Five
This week our Lists of Five: Five Special Effects Scenes That Made Us Go Wow! Whether the film is good or bad, sometimes a great special effects scene can just take your breath away at how well it was conceived and executed on screen, here are five examples.
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 “Red Tails”.
We close the show with a track from the score to “Red Tails” by Terence Blanchard.
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