FS #214: The Incredible Hulk / The Happening / Top 5 TV Show Adaptations
Thursday, 12 June 2008 19:00

June 13: Filmspotting SMASH! It's a summer blockbuster Lollapalooza this week as Adam and Matty tackle two new releases. First up on the main stage, the boys do battle with "The Incredible Hulk," Marvel Productions' latest adaptation of their own legendary comic book series with Edward Norton in the titular role and Louis Leterrier ("The Transporter") behind the camera. Will they embrace a big green Ed Norton, or pine for the days of big green Lou Ferrigno... or even Eric Bana?

Next up, M. Night Shyamalan infects moviegoers with "The Happening," starring Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel. After misfiring with the likes of "The Village" and "Lady in the Water," will Mr. Shyamalan return to Filmspotting's good graces, or will your hosts find reason to release some of their pent-up Hulk aggression? We warned you Mr. Shyamalan, don't make Filmspotting angry. Plus, in response to a summer filled with material based on popular TV shows, (we’re looking at you Miss Bradshaw, and you too Agent 99), Adam and Matty weigh in with their Top 5 TV Show Adaptations.

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and music by Shame Train.

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Listen to Filmspotting #214

Filmspotting #214
:24-14:11 - Review: "The Incredible Hulk"
Music: Shame Train, "A Broken Hearted Girl..."
15:37-27:30 - Review: "The Happening"
Music: Shame Train, "Wax Lips Wax Wings"
28:35-32:17 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Khris Vickroy)
32:18-45:02 - Listener Feedback (SATC, Best Dressed Characters)
Music: Shame Train, "1/2 Right"
44:43-49:28 - New DVDs, Contest, Donations
49:29-1:03:19 - Top 5: TV Show Adaptations
1:03:20-1:06:25 - Close/Next Show/Outtake + Extra Vulgarities

- Ed Norton is credited with having co-written "Hulk" with Zak Penn.

- Matty -- and maybe Adam as well -- referred to Bill Bixby as Bruce Bixby. And Bruce Banner as David Banner. The character's full name is David Bruce Banner. Didn't Bill Bixby go by David in the original series?

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