Podcast: Film Actually Ep 68 – Puss in Boots

Film Actually - Episode 68 - Puss in Boots
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Hosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray

This week David, Josh and Richard review Puss in Boots. They also discuss a little entertainment news including the new trailer for Battleship, Thor 2 directors, Fox News’ opinions on The Muppets and with the release of the new The Three Stooges trailer the boys want to know if it is official, is Hollywood creatively bankrupt?  All this plus a brand new Lists of Five – Five Spin Off Movies. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

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Your show notes follow:

What We’ve Been Watching:

A collection of other things we’ve been watching this week.

Feature Film Review:

‘Puss in Boots’ directed by Chris Miller and written by David H. Steinberg, Jon Zack and Tom Wheeler from a story by Will Davies and Brian Lynch which is based on a character by Charles Perrault. It stars the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris and Zack Galifianakis.

Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend… The Boots. Source: Dreamworks/Paramount

Our Verdict: David and Richard enjoyed it and felt that it was better than the last two “Shrek” films. Josh enjoyed parts of it but over all felt that he was the wrong audience for the film.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/pussinboots/

Entertainment Buzz

“Battleship”, a Michael Bay film without Michael Bay!
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/battleship/

Peter Call Me Murphy Weller cast in “Star Trek 2”.
https://www.thereelbits.com/2011/12/06/peter-weller-joins-the-cast-of-the-star-trek-sequel/

With Patty Jenkins out a couple of new directors are being eyed for “Thor 2”.
http://www.slashfilm.com/marvel-alan-taylor-daniel-minahan-direct-thor-2-screenwriter-hire-expected/

Oh no! “The Muppets” are pushing a liberal agenda and brainwashing our kids!
http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201112020036

Anyone who thinks Hollywood is creatively bankrupt, think again with these great ideas!
http://www.slashfilm.com/sequels-didnt-development-bits-lincoln-lawyer-2-journey-3-grown-ups-2-birdcage-2/

And finally, speaking of bad ideas, the trailer for “The Three Stooges”… just wow!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdZje_sTF0&feature=player_embedded

Lists of Five:

This week our Lists of Five: Five Spin Off Movies. Made a movie and decided that you didn’t want to make a whole sequel? Why not just spin off a character or two into their own movies… What could go wrong with that idea?
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.

The Rest…

David’s “My Year With Movies” blog is on Tumbr

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We are closing the show with a track called ‘The Wagon Chase’ from the soundtrack to “Puss in Boots” by Henry Jackman.

The opening clip is from “Shrek 2”

Go see more movies, you don’t see enough movies and all of life’s questions are answered in the movies.