Film Junk Podcast

Film Junk Podcast

United Kingdom

Weekly Movie Reviews, Entertainment News and Other Hijinks


Episode 591: Allied  

We go behind enemy lines with Allied and discuss the trailer for Martin Scorsese's Silence plus we also talk Kubo and the Two Strings, Author: The JT Leroy Story and Eye of the Needle.

0:00 -- Intro / Black Friday Hauls
40:10 -- Review: Allied
1:07:00 -- Headlines: Silence Trailer
1:11:00 -- Other Stuff We Watched: Kubo and the Two Strings, Author: The JT Leroy Story, Swingers, Eye of the Needle
1:43:35 -- Junk Mail: Biggest Box Office Bombs We Saw in Theatres, Blind Spots in Cinema, Movies That Caused a Sexual Awakening in Viewers, Director-Based Premium Podcasts, Sean's Rage Issues
2:15:00 -- This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:17:30 -- Outro

Episode 590: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  

We get obliviated by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them plus we also discuss Hell or High Water, Train to Busan, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, Cutter's Way, Boiling Point (1990), Snowden and Field of Dreams.

0:00 - Intro
13:20 - Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
38:50 - Other Stuff We Watched: Hell or High Water, Train to Busan, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, Boiling Point (1990), Cutter's Way, David Blaine: Beyond Magic, Field of Dreams, Snowden
1:31:20 - Junk Mail: Why Do Marvel Movies Look Kind of Ugly?, Corny Songs from Movie Soundtracks, Reversible Blu-ray Covers
2:00:25 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:05:10 - Outro
2:08:50 - Spoiler Discussion: Fantastic Beasts
2:27:45 - Spoiler Discussion #2: Arrival

Episode 589: Arrival  

Reed joins us for a mind expanding review of Arrival and we discuss the Valerian and Ghost in the Shell trailers plus we also talk Maelstrom, The Loner, Weiner, The Arrival (1996), Predestination and Black Mirror: Season 3.

0:00 - Intro / Reed's Adumbrations
21:35 - Review: Arrival
45:20 - Spoiler Discussion: Arrival
1:54:50 - Headlines: Valerian Trailer, Ghost in the Shell Trailer
2:04:15 - Other Stuff We Watched: The Loner, Black Mirror, Contact, Weiner, The Arrival (1996), Arrival 2, Predestination, Maelstrom
2:36:10 - Junk Mail: Doctor Strange Casting Controversy, How Trump's Presidency Could Affect Documentaries, Up and Coming A-list Directors + Career Advice, Logging MST3K on Letterboxd, Most Suspenseful Movies
2:40:35 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray / Reed's Recommended Reading
2:49:55 - Outro

Episode 588: Doctor Strange and Hacksaw Ridge  

We get our minds blown by Doctor Strange and our heads blown off by Hacksaw Ridge plus we also discuss Ouija: Origin of Evil, Lights Out, Oasis: Supersonic, Man vs. Snake, Backdraft, We Were Soldiers and My Neighbor Totoro.

0:00 - Intro
14:40 - Review: Doctor Strange
44:10 - Review: Hacksaw Ridge
1:08:50 - Other Stuff We Watched: Where to Invade Next, Oasis: Supersonic, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Lights Out, Backdraft, Waxwork 1 + 2, Crimson Peak, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Hansen vs. Predator, We Were Soldiers, Man vs. Snake, My Neighbor Totoro, The Cat in the Hat
1:59:15 - Junk Mail: Differences Between Directing Non-Fiction Films and TV, Movies to Watch When Sick at Home, Predictions for Upcoming Movie Gimmicks, Guillermo del Toro Trilogy Packaging
2:23:30 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:28:50 - Outro

Premium Podcast: The Halloween Franchise  

In lieu of a regular episode this week we present our Halloween premium podcast covering all of the Halloween films from John Carpenter's 1978 original to Halloween Resurrection. Special guest Matt Gourley joins us and confronts his childhood fear of Michael Myers.

Episode 587: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back  

We review Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and discuss the first Logan trailer plus we also talk 13th, Chopping Mall, Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle, Black Mirror and Joshy.

0:00 - Intro
14:15 - Review: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
47:45 - Headlines: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Teaser, Logan Trailer, Tim Miller Leaves Deadpool 2, Donald Glover to Play Young Lando
1:09:40 - Other Stuff We Watched: 13th, Chopping Mall, Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle, Joshy, Black Mirror
1:30:00 - Junk Mail: Movies That Don't Have a Three Act Structure, Buying Used DVDs and Blu-rays from a Rental Store, Frank Going Digital, The Importance of Sound in Movies
1:49:25 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:52:05 - Outro

Episode 586: 31 and Mascots  

We grind axes over Rob Zombie's 31 and cheer on Mascots plus we also discuss the new Rogue One trailer, Shin Godzilla, Ash vs. Evil Dead, Pigs and Slugs.

0:00 - Intro / Playstation VR
14:00 - Review: 31
39:40 - Review: Mascots
58:35 - Headlines: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #3
1:07:00 - Other Stuff We Watched: Swiss Army Man, Shin Godzilla, Pigs, Ash vs. Evil Dead, Slugs
1:26:00 - Junk Mail: Method Acting for Alcoholic Roles, Paralysis of Choice, Watching 3D Movies in 2D, Frank's Favourite Action Movies, Movies to Show Your Kids, Reed Farrington's Mental State
1:56:35 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:02:00 - Outro

Episode 585: The Girl on the Train  

We blackout during The Girl on the Train plus we also discuss The Magnificent Seven, The Wailing, Westworld, Massage Parlor Murders! and The Ghost & Mr. Chicken.

0:00 – Intro
11:00 – Review: The Girl on the Train
30:30 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Wailing, Westworld, The Magnificent Seven, Massage Parlor Murders!, The Ghost & Mr. Chicken, Adventures in Babysitting, The Earth Dies Screaming
1:06:55 – Junk Mail: Horror Recommendations for Halloween, Hunt for the Wilderpeople Missed References, Most Frustrating Food-Related Moments in Movies, What's Holding Frank Back from 4K?, Roseanne Updates, Who We Would Vote For in the U.S. Election
1:40:45 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray / Outro

Episode 584: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children  

We feel out of the loop on Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and get basic with Yoga Hosers plus we also talk Deepwater Horizon, Masterminds, Amanda Knox and Pusher.

0:00 - Intro
3:33 - Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
32:00 - Review: Yoga Hosers
1:00:25 - Other Stuff We Watched: Amanda Knox, Deepwater Horizon, Masterminds, Breaking a Monster, Brides of Dracula, Pusher (1996)
1:49:53 - Junk Mail: Flight's Portrayal of Alcoholism, How to Stay Awake During Movies, Sequels That Are Better Than the Original
2:09:00 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:12:30 - Outro
2:15:05 - Spoiler Discussion: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Episode 583: Sully and Hunt for the Wilderpeople  

We witness the miracle of Sully and revisit Flight plus we also review Hunt for the Wilderpeople and discuss Cat's Eye, Sing Street, Evils of the Night, De Palma, Blow Out, The Fury, Sex World and Son of Zorn.

0:00 – Intro / Jay's Post-Screening Encounter
15:30 – Review: Sully
33:00 – Film Junk Re-review: Flight
1:03:50 – Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople
1:21:30 – Other Stuff We Watched: Cabin Boy, Sing Street, Cat's Eye, De Palma, Evils of the Night, Blow Out, The Fury, Sex World, Son of Zorn, The Killing of JonBenet: The Truth Uncovered
1:49:40 – Junk Mail: The Marvel Symphonic Universe, Composeurs Continued, John Williams Lawsuit, Frank's Lack of Love for Anchorman, X-Men Apocalypse Boy George Reference + PS 4 Pro
2:28:08 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:34:00 – Outro

Episode 582: Blair Witch and TIFF 2016  

We burn Blair Witch at the stake and review all of the movies we saw at TIFF 2016 including La La Land, Snowden, Voyage of Time: Life's Journey, Loving, Colossal, A Monster Calls, Arrival, The Bad Batch and The Handmaiden.

0:00 – Intro
13:00 – Review: Blair Witch
34:00 – Other Stuff We Watched: Snowden, La La Land, Salt and Fire, Into the Inferno, Voyage of Time: Life's Journey, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, Colossal, The Bad Batch, The Handmaiden, Loving, A Monster Calls, Arrival, Fire at Sea, Nocturama, The Girl with All the Gifts, Safari, The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, Moonlight, Rats
2:50:50 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:56:50 – Outro

FJ Classic 308: Mr. Nobody  

A classic episode from the Film Junk Vault featuring our infamous review of Mr. Nobody plus discussions about Dogtooth, Network, Dog Day Afternoon, Pleasantville, Uncle Buck, Beverly Hills Cop and a bunch of Hitchcock movies.

0:00 – Intro
5:10 – Headlines: Roseanne Reality Show and New Beavis and Butthead Show, Robocop Statue in Detroit, Shane Black Confirmed for Iron Man 3, Disney Announces Cars Spin-Off Called Planes, 2011 Breaks Record for Most Sequels in a Year
29:00 – Review: Mr. Nobody
1:12:45 – Trailer Trash: Apollo 18, Dead Island
1:28:00 – Other Stuff We Watched: Dogtooth, Pleasantville, Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, Uncle Buck, Dial M for Murder, I Confess, Lifeboat, Foreign Correspondent, The Wrong Man, Suspicion, Megamind, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Superman, Network, Dog Day Afternoon, I Knew It Was You, Runaway Train
2:16:55 – Junk Mail: Film Junk Artwork Contest, Takashi Miike, Gates of Heaven, Arsenic and Old Lace, Directors We Wish Were Making Different Kinds of Movies, Machine Girl and Man v. Food, Name That Movie and Visually Amazing Films That Are Just Okay, Shutter Island Shutout at the Oscars and Sequel Titles
2:59:15 – This Week’s DVD Releases
3:02:55 – Outro

Episode 581: Skiptrace  

We do our own stunts with Skiptrace and discuss Weiner, Hitchcock/Truffaut, House on Haunted Hill, Pete's Dragon and Beauty and the Beast.

0:00 – Intro
11:20 – Review: Skiptrace
40:35 – Other Stuff We Watched: Pete's Dragon (2016), Hitchcock/Truffaut, Weiner, Beauty and the Beast (1946), Better Late Than Never, Microwave Massacre, House on Haunted Hill (1959)
58:35 – Junk Mail: Movies That Make You Cry, Ghost Dog + Leon: The Professional + Matt Damon v Mark Wahlberg, Christoph Waltz's Samsung Ad, The Boardroom + Favourite Celebrity Apprentice Moments, The Lack of 6/5s in 2016
1:25:10 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray / Outro

Episode 580: Don't Breathe  

We hyperventilate over Don't Breathe and pay tribute to Gene Wilder plus we also talk Wiener-Dog and Alfred Hitchcock's Sabotage.

0:00 - Intro
6:00 - Review: Don't Breathe
29:15 - Headlines: RIP Gene Wilder, The BBC's Top 100 Films of the 21st Century
41:20 - Other Stuff We Watched: Wiener-Dog, Sabotage (1936)
1:00:45 - Junk Mail: The Jaws Theme is a Rip Off, Female Film Composers, Buying a New TV, Audience Walkouts, Manifesto Question, Jurassic Park Geography Confusion Continued
1:52:20 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:53:55 - Outro
1:55:40 - Spoiler Discussion: Don't Breathe

Episode 579: War Dogs  

We unload on War Dogs and discuss the possibility of a COPS movie plus we also talk Dial M for Murder, The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun and Amazon's new pilot for The Tick.

0:00 - Intro: Frank's Cringeworthy Comments Revisited
23:55 - Review: War Dogs
44:15 - Headlines: Arrival Trailer, COPS Movie in the Works
52:10 - Other Stuff We Watched: Dial M for Murder, The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun, The Tick
1:08:05 - Junk Mail: Rotten Tomatoes Conspiracy Theories, The Tragically Hip, Jay's "Televisual" Criticism, Busking Turf Wars Response, Watching Older Movies on the Big Screen, Movies That Could Have Been Better With Other Directors, Bret Easton Ellis and the Death of American Cinema, Adding Flair to a Movie Collection
1:55:10 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:57:30 - Outro

Episode 578: Sausage Party  

We slice up Sausage Party and discuss the new Rogue One trailer plus we also talk Pete's Dragon, The Legend of Tarzan, Stephen King's It, Zoolander 2, Young Adult and The Night Of.

0:00 -- Intro
9:25 -- Review: Sausage Party
49:30 -- Headlines: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2, David Fincher to Direct World War Z 2?
1:12:50 -- Other Stuff We Watched: Pete's Dragon, The Little Prince, Rear Window, The Legend of Tarzan, Zoolander 2, Stephen King's It, Young Adult, The Night Of
1:48:22 -- Junk Mail: Ron Howard vs. Rob Reiner, Plot vs. Dialogue, Best Songs Written for Movies, Movies to Christen a New Projector
2:16:20 -- This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:19:40 -- Outro

Bonus Podcast: Stranger Things  

Sean, Frank and Alicia discuss the first season of the Netflix series Stranger Things with initial impressions followed by full spoiler discussion.

Episode 577: Suicide Squad  

We come gunning for Suicide Squad and discuss Nerve, The Little Prince, Last Chance U, BvS: DOJ - Ultimate Edition, Batman: The Killing Joke, Key Largo, Gold and Human Highway.

0:00 - Intro: No Man's Sky
22:50 - Review: Suicide Squad
1:36:10 - Other Stuff We Watched: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition, Last Chance U, Bad Moms, Nerve, Batman: The Killing Joke, A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY, Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, Wartorn: 1861-2010, The Little Prince, Key Largo, Busking Turf Wars, Gold, Luv, Human Highway
2:39:30 - Junk Mail: Early Post-Credit Scenes, Stealing Digital Codes from the Library, Can a Cringe-Inducing Film Be in Your Top 100?, French on Blu-ray Spines
3:03:35 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
3:05:00 - Outro
3:07:50 - Spoiler Discussion: Suicide Squad

Episode 576: Jason Bourne  

We hack Jason Bourne and discuss The Rocketeer reboot news plus we also talk Bad Moms, Sing Street, The Holcroft Covenant, The Osterman Weekend, Fantastic Planet, Brief Encounter and In a Lonely Place.

0:00 - Intro
8:45 - Review: Jason Bourne
39:50 - Headlines: Split Trailer, The Rocketeer Reboot to Feature Black Female Lead
57:45 - Other Stuff We Watched: Zero Days, Fantastic Planet, The Holcroft Covenant, Bad Moms, The Godfather, Sing Street, Brief Encounter, The Osterman Weekend, Star Trek Beyond, Independence Day Resurgence, In a Lonely Place, O.J.: Made in America, David Beckham: Into the Unknown, The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs, Dirty Gertie, Last Chance U
2:11:25 - Junk Mail: The McGurk Effect, IMAX 3D Glitch, Inappropriate Laughter in Theatres, Recommended Movies for Dealing with Grief, Ghostbusters II Theme Song Debate, D-Box Annoyances
2:41:00 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:43:50 - Outro
2:46:25 - Spoiler Discussion: Jason Bourne

Episode 575: Star Trek Beyond  

Reed Farrington joins us to review Star Trek Beyond and discuss a bunch of Comic-Con trailers plus we also talk Carnival of Souls, Zero Days, Goodnight Mommy, Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Slow West and Terminator Genisys.

0:00 - Intro
17:40 - Review: Star Trek Beyond
1:09:20 - Comic-Con Trailers: Wonder Woman, Justice League, Blair Witch, Kong: Skull Island, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Star Trek Discovery
1:39:08 - Other Stuff We Watched: Goodnight Mommy, Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Carnival of Souls, Zero Days, Slow West, O.J.: Made in America, Terminator: Genisys, Vice Principals
2:36:41 - Junk Mail: Sport Goths, Best Star Trek TV Series, Jay C. Remix
2:50:10 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:52:52 - Outro
2:57:34 - Spoiler Discussion: Star Trek Beyond

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