Podcast: Film Actually Ep 94 – The Dark Knight Rises

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The Dark Knight Rises poster - AustraliaThis week David & Richard take a look at the last film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy The Dark Knight Rises. Plus a look at What We’ve Been Watching and a brand new Lists of Five – Our Five Favourite Movie Explosions. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

Hosts: David McVay & Richard Gray

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Your Show Notes Follow:

What We’ve Been Watching:

A collection of other things we’ve been watching during the week. Richard watched Katy Perry: Part of Me and Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. David watched American Reunion and One for the Money.

Feature Film Review

The Dark Knight Rises directed by Christopher Nolan. It is written by Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan and is based on a story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer in turn based on the DC Comics character created by Bob Kane. It stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine, Ben Mendelsohn, Burn Gorman and Nestor Carbonell.

Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: A fitting and very entertaining conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. The film does have issues though and really requires the first two films to make sense. For fans of the series, a must see. For the first timers, go watch Batman Begins.

SPOILER ZONE: 42:40 to 56:25 – Skip this section if you don’t want spoilers.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/thedarkknightrises/

 Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Our Five Favourite Movie Explosions. We all like things that go bang, right?
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…

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We opened the show with a clip from “The Dark Knight”.

We close the show with a track from the original score for “Batman Begins” by Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard.

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