Podcast: Film Actually Ep 67 – Attack the Block

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Hosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray

This week David & Josh welcome back Richard Gray who has been off at the Japanese Film Festival, together they review “Attack the Block”. They also discuss a little entertainment news including M. Night Shyamalan hitting the social networks, “Ender’s Game” casting news, a “Starship Troopers” remake and the latest trailer for “John Carter”.  All this plus a brand new Lists of Five – Five Great Death Scenes. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

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This show carries an explicit tag due to infrequent coarse language.

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Your show notes follow:

What The Geeks Have Been Watching

A collection of other things we’ve been watching this week. Richard fills us in on what he saw at the Japanese Film Festival including “Space Battleship Yamato”, “Honeymoon in Hell” & “Milocrorze: A Love Story”. Josh watched another bargain bin film “Dread”.

Feature Film Review

‘Attack the Block’ written and directed by Joe Cornish. It stars John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Nick Frost, Jumayn Hunter, Luke Treadaway, Leeon Jones and Franz Drameh.

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: A highly recommended, genre bending, English film that will make you laugh, jump and cheer along as the young cast do battle with the alien threat. A must see.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD0gm7dHKKc


As a bonus to our listeners, you can a win a double pass to see “Attack the Block”, simply put your name and mailing address in an email addressed to feedback@filmactually.com. The first 10 entries received will win the double passes courtesy of our friends at Icon Film Distribution. This offer closes at 5pm Sunday the 11th of December, 2011. The decisions of GeekActually.com are final. 

Entertainment Buzz

Now he can take the flack first hand – M. Night Shyamalan joins Facebook & Twitter.

“True Grit” star Hailee Steinfeld in “Ender’s Game”, I’m in!

New “John Carter” Trailer.

A remake of “Starship Troopers” in the works, maybe they’ll get it right this time.

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Great Death Scenes. It’s not that we are morbid but there is something cool about a great and imaginative death scene in movies… here are five of them.

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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Find more by Richard Gray by visiting theReelBits.com or follow him on Twitter @DVDbits

We close the show with a track called ‘The Block’ from the soundtrack to “Attack the Block” by Stephen Price, Felix Buxton & Simon Ratcliffe (the latter being Basement Jaxx).

The opening clip is from the 2007 film “Hot Fuzz”

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