Podcast: Film Actually Ep 78 – Like Crazy and Space Battleship Yamato

Film Actually - Like Crazy

Like Crazy and Space Battleship YamatoHosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray

This week David & Richard review the new romantic drama Like Crazy and then Josh joins in for a review of the new Blu-Ray title Space Battleship Yamato. Also What We’ve Been Watching, Josh’s Bargain Basement and a brand new listener requested Lists of Five – Five Academy Award Nominated Films That Should Have Won Best Picture. 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 including Josh’s Bargain Basement.

Feature Film Review

‘Like Crazy’ directed by Drake Doremus and written by Drake Doremus & Ben York Jones. It stars Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Oliver Muirhead and Alex Kingston.

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she’s banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: A complete split between David and Richard. Richard felt that the film moved him and the leads were very likeable, David was not moved and, although loves the actors, didn’t like the characters.

Watch the trailer here http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount_vantage/likecrazy/

Blu-Ray Review

‘Space Battleship Yamato’ directed by Takashi Yamazaki and written by Shimako Sato based on a story by Yoshinobu Nishizaki based on Manga by Leiji Matsumoto. It stars Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Naoto Ogata, Toshirô Yanagiba, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Shin’ichi Tsutsumi, Maiko, Reiko Takashima and Takumi Saitô.

The crew of the space battleship Yamato set out on a journey to the planet Iscandar to acquire a device that can heal the ravaged Earth. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: Although the film has flaws (a lot of them), it is just a lot of fun to watch. Highly recommended.

Watch the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Row0rYFQCHs

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Academy Award Nominated Films That Should Have Won Best Picture. Listener GeekBetty asked the question, here’s our answers.
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 “Friends with Benefits”, one of the films mentioned in this week’s What We’ve Been Watching Segment.

We are closing the show with Stars’ “Dead Hearts” from “Like Crazy”.

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