Film Actually Ep 62 – Drive

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Hosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray

This week David, Josh and Richard review “Drive”. Plus they discuss a little entertainment news including Joss Whedon’s new film “Much Ado About Nothing”, Spielberg talks “Indy 5″ & “Jurassic Park 4″ and the new trailers for “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, “Piranha 3DD” and the final parody trailer for the “The Muppets”. All this plus Youtubers who have cracked the big time and a brand new Lists of Five – Five of our Favourite Movie Vehicles. 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 this week. Josh has been completely immersed in computer games. Richard watched “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”, “Licence to Drive” and “The Debt”. David watched “Police Academy”, “Beastly” and “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil”. Richard and David also got a chance to see “Warrior” and share a few words on that film.

Feature Film Review

‘Drive’ directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and written by Hossein Amini based on the book by James Sallis. It stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman.

Ryan Gosling stars as a wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene. After a heist intended to pay off Irene’s ex-husband’s protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. Source: FilmDistrict (abridged by David).

Our Verdict: Josh and Richard absolutely loved the film and believe it may be a contender for film of the year. David liked the film but was not as overwhelmed as Josh and Richard and felt it was a good film that had some problems with pace and relationships. Worth seeing though.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/drive/

Entertainment Buzz

Just because, here is the “Piranha 3DD” trailer
http://www.thereelbits.com/2011/10/25/revised-teaser-for-piranha-3dd-is-here/

Spielberg talks Jurassic Park 4 and Indy 5. We love the man, he has a sense of humour.
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32315

And now the final parody trailer for “The Muppets” – classic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsPz51_M3fI

Joss Whedon somehow found time to shoot another film while making “The Avengers”
http://muchadothemovie.com/

The new trailer for “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”.
http://geekactually.com/2011/10/30/new-trailer-mission-impossible-ghost-protocol/

This is just heartwarming

Never give up on your dreams. First, Dan Trachtenberg, director of Portal: No Escape has been signed to direct a sci-fi feature called Crime of the Century for Universal and now James Curran, who animated a little Tintin credits sequence for fun, has now been offered a job by Spielberg. Links to these little tidbits:
http://www.slashfilm.com/portal-escape-helmer-dan-trachtenberg-direct-scifi-heist-movie-crime-century-universal/
http://www.slashfilm.com/animator-unofficial-tintin-credits-meets-spielberg-offered-job/

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five of Our Favourite Movie Vehicles. Whether it be a car, plane or spaceship, the vehicles that our favourite characters drive can be just as much a character as the main star. Here are our favourites.

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.

Feedback

Tristan wanted us to know about a casting idea for Robocop.
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/padilhas-favors-fassbender-for-upcoming-robocop-remake/

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We are closing the show with a track from the score from “Drive” by Cliff Martinez.

The opening clip is from “Police Academy”