Film Actually Ep 57 (149) – Abduction

Film Actually Ep 57

Hosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray

This week David, Josh and Richard review the new film “Abduction”. We also check out a little entertainment news including Lars Von Trier trying to explain himself and The Walking Dead talk show. Plus, new trailers for “Man on a Ledge” and “J. Edgar”. Plus a brand new Lists of Five – Five Movies We’d Never Watch Again. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of

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What We’ve Been Watching:

A collection of other things we’ve been watching this week. Josh has been looking checking out episodes of “American Gothic” and “Sanctuary” as well as finishing off the Halloweenfilms with “Halloween H2O”. David watched the season premieres of “Two and a Half Men” and “The Playboy Club”, plus finished watching the Star Wars films on Blu-Ray. Richard has been investigating the fourth season of “True Blood” and watched the films “Midnight in Paris” and “Attack the Block”. Also, we all saw “Red State” but we will review that in full at a later date.

Feature Film Review

‘Abduction’ directed by John Singleton and written by Shawn Christensen. It stars Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver and Michael Nyqvist.

A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: Truly awful but in the right way. This could just be the camp classic of the year. Do not pay cinema dollars but it is a must watch on disc. You will laugh till it hurts.

Watch the trailer here:

Entertainment Buzz

“The Walking Dead” gets a new chat show.

The trailer for “Man on a Ledge”.

Lars Von Trier tries to explain himself, but he is not sorry.

Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” gets a trailer.

New “Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” trailer is more like a short film.

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Movies We’d Never Watch Again. This is a tricky one because the film could be a good or a bad, just a film that you’d never watch again for whatever reason.

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.


Matt challenges us to watch “Battle of Los Angeles” and no, that is not the Aaron Eckhart film. Challenge accepted Matt, we’ll report back soon.

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The opening clip is from the 1990 film “Darkman”.

We couldn’t get the “Abduction” score by Edward Shearmur, so we are closing the show with a track from “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” also by Shearmur.