This week David, Josh & Richard take a look at the latest film from Pixar, Brave. Plus a quick talk about Seth MacFarlane’s first feature film Ted, What We’ve Been Watching, Josh’s Bargain Basement and a brand new Lists of Five - Five of the Best of the Year… So Far. 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 and Richard talk about Ted and in Josh’s Bargain Basement he talks about Rising Sun.
Feature Film Review
Brave directed by Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews & Steve Purcell. It is written by Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell & Irene Mecchi. It stars the voice talent of Billy Connolly, Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd & Craig Furguson.
Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, “Brave” features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right. Source: Walt Disney Pictures
Our Verdict: A beautiful looking film (does Pixar know how to make an ugly film?) that falls short of the greatness that Pixar films used to be. Fun and whimsical but ultimately disappointing.
Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/brave/
This week our Lists of Five: Five of the Best of the Year… So Far. Here we are at the half way point for the year, so what have we liked so far?
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 “Toy Story”.
We close the show with a track from the original score for “Brave” by Patrick Doyle.
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