This week David, Josh & Richard review the new adventure sci-fi film John Carter. Also What We’ve Been Watching, Josh’s Bargain Basement and a brand new Lists of Five – Five Great Films Set On Another Planet. 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
‘John Carter’ directed by Andrew Stanton and written by Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon and is based on the novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong, Dominic West, Ciarán Hinds, Bryan Cranston, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe and Thomas Hayden Church.
Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior. Source: IMDB
Spoiler Section: 00:53:57 – 1:00:58 – Fast forward this bit if you don’t want to hear spoilers.
Our Verdict: A rollicking fun adventure film that will be enjoyed by those that loved films likeRaiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars.
Watch the trailer here http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/johncarter/
Lists of Five
This week our Lists of Five: Five Great Films Set On Another Planet. Inspired by John Carter, we visit films that take place on far away places.
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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Inspired to see more Mars, we opened the show with a clip from “Total Recall”.
We are closing the show with a track from the “John Carter” soundtrack by Michael Giacchino.
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