Podcast: Film Actually Ep 87 – Dark Shadows and Safe

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This week David & Richard share a pair of reviews, first up Richard’s take onTim Burton’s Dark Shadows and then David and Richard take a look at Jason Statham in Safe. Plus What We’ve Been Watching and a brand new Lists of Five – Five People Who Are Repeating Themselves… Repeating Themselves. 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.

Feature Film Review 1

‘Dark Shadows’ directed by Tim Burton and written by Seth Grahame-Smith from a story by John August and Seth Grahame-Smith based on the TV series by Dan Curtis. It stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote and Christopher Lee.

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Source: IMDB

Richard’s Verdict: Tedious Tim Burton makes the film boring.

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

Feature Film Review 2

‘Safe’ Written and directed by Boaz Yakin. It stars Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon and James Hong.

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei’s trail. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: It’s a rental at best. Decent action scenes can’t save the very 80s style cheese.

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five People Who Are Repeating Themselves… Repeating Themselves. Let’s face it, there are a few (if not many) of our favourite show people that are just phoning it in now days, here are five examples.
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 original TV series “Dark Shadows”.

We close the show with a track from the score to the movie “Dark Shadows” by Danny Elfman.

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