Film Junk Podcast

Film Junk Podcast

United Kingdom

Weekly Movie Reviews, Entertainment News and Other Hijinks


Episode 627: It  

We devour It and revisit United 93 and World Trade Center plus we also talk Wind River, The Crimson Kimono, Icarus, Salem's Lot and the Twin Peaks finale.

0:00 - Intro
9:40 - Review: It
37:00 - Headlines: Colin Trevorrow Leaves Star Wars: Episode IX
45:55 - Retro Reviews: World Trade Center and United 93
1:49:30 - Other Stuff We Watched: Wind River, The Crimson Kimono, Salem's Lot, Adaptation, Twin Peaks: The Return Finale, Snatched, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Icarus, Kingsman: The Secret Service
2:05:50 - Junk Mail: Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Porgs, Audiences Cheering During Old Movies, "Visionary" Directors
2:24:10 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:31:08 - Outro
2:34:15 - Spoiler Discussion: It

FJ Classic 145: Beowulf and The Mist  

No new episode this week so instead we're going to The Vault for a very early classic that involves Stephen King's The Mist and Jay's legendary confrontation with some disruptive audience members, plus we also discuss Beowulf and our Top 5 Movies with Bugs.

0:00 – Intro
01:50 – Call for Suggestions for Year End Podcast / Episode 150
02:55 – Jay Loses It / Rant About Movie Theatre Disturbances
16:40 – Other Stuff We Watched: Helvetica, The Jesus Guy, Bloody Sunday
20:00 – Junk Mail
56:15 – Review: Stephen King's The Mist
1:13:50 – Review: Beowulf
1:29:18 – Top 5 Movies with Bugs
1:33:25 – Versus: Stephen King Horror vs Non-Horror
1:41:43 – Trailer Trash: Cloverfield
1:46:28 – This Week's DVD Releases
1:49:25 – Outro

Episode 626: Death Note  

We try not to write off Death Note and discuss the new Joker movies in development plus we also talk Annabelle: Creation, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, The Tick (2017), Making Contact, One Dark Night and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

0:00 - Intro: Jay's Romantic Customer Service Call
19:30 - Review: Death Note
38:40 - Headlines: R.I.P. Tobe Hooper, Warner Brothers Announces Two New Joker Movies, Dolph Lundgren to Return for Creed II, James Cameron Says Wonder Woman is a Step Backward for Feminism, BBC Top 100 Comedies of All Time
1:18:45 - Other Stuff We Watched: Annabelle: Creation, The Martian, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, The Tick (2017), Alien: Covenant, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, One Dark Night, Making Contact
2:03:20 - Junk Mail: Predicting the End of DVDs, Actors and their Bags of Tricks, Movies with Unnecessarily Extended Endings, Logging T2: 3D on Letterboxd, Popcorn on the Cob
2:34:50 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:39:30 - Outro
2:45:00 - Spoiler Discussion: Death Note

Episode 625: Logan Lucky  

We have the good fortune to review Logan Lucky and discuss the Star Wars Obi-Wan spin-off plus we also talk Spy Kids, The Killing (1956) and Twin Peaks: The Return.

0:00 – Intro
17:45 – Review: Logan Lucky
42:25 – News: R.I.P. Jerry Lewis, Obi-Wan Kenobi Spinoff
52:45 – What We Watched: Spy Kids, Twin Peaks: The Return, Jaws (Novel), Full Tilt Boogie, The Killing (1956)
1:18:40 – Junk Mail: Nathan's Confidence, Top 5 of 2017 So Far
1:25:35 – Outro
1:32:08 – Spoiler Discussion: Logan Lucky

Episode 624: The Dark Tower  

We climb The Dark Tower and discuss the possibility of a Star Wars-themed hotel plus we also talk Mystery Men, Firestarter, The Flintstones and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.

0:00 - Intro
18:15 - Review: The Dark Tower
44:50 - Headlines: First Photos of Josh Brolin as Cable, Disney to Launch Streaming Service in 2019, Disney Building Immersive Star Wars-Themed Hotel
1:23:20 - Other Stuff We Watched: Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Dunkirk, Firestarter, Mystery Men, The Flintstones, Game of Thrones
1:59:10 - Junk Mail: Favourite Stephen King Adaptations, Star Wars No Longer Entertains Kids, Paying to Avoid Trailers and Commercials, Directors That Stay Relevant Across Multiple Eras, Sequels to Childhood Movies We Want to See
2:31:50 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:34:18 - Outro

Episode 623: Detroit and Girls Trip  

We get gut punched by Detroit and go wild for Girls Trip plus we also discuss the Death Wish trailer, Disney's facial recognition tech, The Lost City of Z, Aeon Flux, Booty Call, Cape Fear (1991) and Wizards.

0:00 - Intro
10:25 - Review: Detroit
1:08:05 - Review: Girls Trip
1:22:24 - Headlines: Death Wish Trailer, Disney to Use Facial Recognition to Gather Data in Theatres, Al Gore's Top 5 Movies
1:51:10 - Other Stuff We Watched: The Lost City of Z, Cape Fear (1991), Wizards, Aeon Flux, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Booty Call, Interstellar, Dunkirk
2:17:00 - Junk Mail: Dunkirk and the Importance of Sound, Dwayne Johnson's Siri Commercial, Action Heroines, Refurbished Products, Where to File T2: Trainspotting, How to Describe Film Junk to Your Friends
2:50:05 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:54:00 - Outro

Episode 622: Atomic Blonde and Hans Zimmer Live  

We infiltrate Atomic Blonde and hit the road to watch Hans Zimmer live in concert complete with a very special edition of Score Bits.

0:00 – Intro
9:05 – Review: Atomic Blonde
35:00 – Headlines: Thor Comic-Con Trailer, Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer
49:40 – Hans Zimmer Live: Pre-Show
1:09:50 – Hans Zimmer Live: Score Bits
1:39:10 – Hans Zimmer Live: Review
2:12:30 – Outro
2:13:25 – Spoiler Discussion: Atomic Blonde

Episode 621: Dunkirk and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets  

We evacuate our bowels for Dunkirk and get visually stimulated by Valerian plus we also discuss trailers for Ready Player One, The Shape of Water and 9/11 and we talk The Fifth Element, Heavy Metal.

0:00 - Intro
4:20 - Review: Dunkirk
50:30 - Review: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
1:13:55 - Headlines: Ready Player One Trailer, The Shape of Water Trailer, 9/11 Trailer
1:36:40 - Other Stuff We Watched: The Beguiled (2017), The Fifth Element, Heavy Metal, Last Chance U: Season 2
1:50:20 - Junk Mail: Nolan's Next Film + Pfister vs. Van Hoytema, Movies We've Seen in Special Formats + Ones We Regret Not Seeing, Sexist Dunkirk Review, War for the Planet of the Apes Evolution Question, Double Parm Explained
2:08:15 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:10:20 - Outro
2:14:30 - Spoiler Discussion: Dunkirk

Episode 620: War for the Planet of the Apes  

We go ape for War for the Planet of the Apes and discuss Tarantino's next movie plus we also talk The Big Sick, The Beguiled, L'Argent and Driver.

0:00 - Intro
9:05 - Review: War for the Planet of the Apes
32:45 - Headlines: Quentin Tarantino Planning Movie About Manson Family Murders
39:10 - Other Stuff We Watched: The Big Sick, L'Argent, The Disaster Artist Trailer, The Beguiled (2017), The Driver
55:50 - Junk Mail: Baby Driver CoPo Backlash Backfire, Best Buy vs. Target, Custom Magnetic Spines for Steelbooks, Game of Thrones + Behind the Scenes Podcasting Workflow Tips
1:33:52 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:37:20 - Outro
1:39:15 - Spoiler Discussion: War for the Planet of the Apes

Episode 619: Spider-Man: Homecoming  

We get bitten by Spider-Man: Homecoming and discuss the Charlie Sheen 9/11 movie plus we also talk Tour de Pharmacy, The House, Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, The Love Guru, Kong: Skull Island and GLOW.

0:00 - Intro / Jay's Quantum Leap Quandary
31:30 - Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming
1:23:12 - Other Stuff We Watched: John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, Kong: Skull Island, GLOW, Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, Tour de Pharmacy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The House, The Love Guru, Suicide Squad
1:49:00 - Headlines: Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg 9/11 Movie
1:54:20 - Junk Mail: Why Jay Hates Food, Anti-Transformers Agenda, Best Celebrity Rants Captured on Tape, Frank's Love of The Lone Ranger, The Politics of Film Junk, Best Goth Movies
2:29:30 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:31:38 - Outro
2:34:55 - Spoiler Discussion: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Episode 618: Baby Driver and Okja  

We spin our wheels with Baby Driver and get into a meaty debate over Okja plus we also discuss GLOW.

0:00 – Intro
7:50 – Review: Baby Driver
40:48 – Review: Okja
1:01:45 – Other Stuff We Watched: GLOW
1:07:40 – Junk Mail: Water Phobias, Creative Freedom Within Franchises, Directors Who Worked as Their Own DP, Netflix Movies on Blu-ray, Dating as a Film Snob, What to Wear to a Hans Zimmer Concert
1:50:50 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray / Outro
1:53:50 – Spoiler Discussion: Baby Driver
2:03:00 – Spoiler Discussion: Okja

Episode 617: Transformers: The Last Knight  

We try to comprehend Transformers: The Last Knight and stare into the abyss of 47 Meters Down plus we also discuss glasses-free 3D for the Avatar sequels and talk The Bad Batch, Spirited Away, Vision Quest, Compulsion, Another Woman, Lost in La Mancha and The Gong Show.

0:00 - Intro
14:40 - Review: Transformers: The Last Knight
1:05:25 - Review: 47 Meters Down
1:41:35 - Headlines: Avatar 2, 3 and 4 to Feature Glasses-Less 3D, Ron Howard Confirmed for Han Solo Movie
2:15:00 - Other Stuff We Watched: The Great Wall, Wonder Woman, Spirited Away, Thor, Kiss of the Dragon, The Martian, The Bad Batch, The Gong Show, Unstoppable, Compulsion, Another Woman, Obsessions, Vision Quest, Caltiki, the Immortal Monster, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Lost in La Mancha
2:45:45 - Junk Mail: TMNT Lego, Top 3 Adam Sandler Movies + Cool Heist Movies, Avatar Theme Park, Oversized Blu-ray Shelf Dilemma, Changing Career Paths
3:08:00 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
3:10:15 - Outro
3:13:35 - Spoiler Discussion: 47 Meters Down

Episode 616: It Comes at Night  

We get infected by It Comes at Night and discuss Lord and Miller leaving the Han Solo movie plus we also talk Rough Night, Cars 3, Krisha, The Lego Batman Movie, Oh Hello on Broadway, Very Bad Things, Raw and The Belko Experiment.

0:00 - Intro
9:45 - Review: It Comes at Night
35:10 - Headlines: RIP John G. Avildsen, Phil Lord and Chris Miller Exit Han Solo Movie
50:00 - Other Stuff We Watched: Rough Night, Cars 3, Raw, The Lego Batman Movie, Animal House, Role Models, 23 Paces to Baker Street, The Belko Experiment, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Krisha, Oh Hello on Broadway, Very Bad Things
1:59:26 - Junk Mail: Seal Busker Response + SJW Movie Podcasts, To Unwrap or Not to Unwrap, Best End Credit Songs, NYT's Top 25 Movies of the 21st Century, Birthday Wishes, Putting Film Junk on the Map
2:34:15 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:40:10 - Outro
2:46:20 - Spoiler Discussion: It Comes at Night

Episode 615: The Mummy  

We get imprisoned by The Mummy and discuss the Black Panther trailer plus we also discuss A Cure for Wellness, Life, Born on the Fourth of July, The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy (1932).

0:00 - Intro
19:25 - Review: The Mummy
44:15 - Headlines: RIP Adam West, Black Panther Trailer, The Gong Show and Battle of the Network Stars, Sony to Release Clean Versions of Movies on Home Video
1:10:00 - Other Stuff We Watched: A Cure for Wellness, Life, The Mummy (1999), The Mummy (1932), Look Who's Talking, Born on the Fourth of July, Primal Screen
1:53:33 - Junk Mail: DC vs Marvel Movies, The State of CG Effects, Best '90s Soundtracks, Handling Reviews of Our Own Creative Output, True Lies, Greatest Movie Score of All Time, Sticker Removal Techniques + Frank's Memories of Working at a Theatre
2:46:02 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:50:15 - Outro
2:52:55 - Spoiler Discussion: The Mummy
3:05:25 - Spoiler Discussion: Life

Episode 614: Wonder Woman  

We get liberated by Wonder Woman and discuss the influence of Rotten Tomatoes on box office numbers plus we also talk 78/52, Logan, The Keepers, The Leftovers, Streets of Fire and Psycho Cop Returns.

0:00 - Intro
5:20 - Review: Wonder Woman
45:22 - Headlines: Murder on the Orient Express Trailer, Studios Blame Failure of Pirates 5 and Baywatch on Rotten Tomatoes
1:05:55 - Other Stuff We Watched: Man of Steel, The Keepers, 78/52, The Leftovers, Wonder Woman (1975), Logan (SPOILER WARNING), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Baywatch, Streets of Fire, Patriot's Day, Psycho Cop Returns
1:54:05 - Junk Mail: De-Aging Effects, Farming Movies + Movies Released in Two Parts, Universal Monsters Dark Universe, Alien: Covenant Score, Avoiding Trailers and Going in Blind, Ranking the Alien Movies + Best Tom Cruise Performances, Splitting the Cost of UHD Purchases with Family Members
2:31:32 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:34:47 - Outro
2:39:30 - Spoiler Discussion: Wonder Woman

Episode 613: Baywatch  

We ogle Baywatch and discuss the Zack Snyder / Justice League news plus we also talk Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, War Machine, The Keepers, Twin Peaks, Patriot's Day, From Beyond, Oklahoma City and Stray Dog.

0:00 - Intro
12:25 - Review: Baywatch
57:35 - Headlines: Zack Snyder Leaves Justice League, Logan Lucky Trailer
1:08:45 - Other Stuff We Watched: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Lion, Patriot's Day, Ruby Ridge, Oklahoma City, The Keepers, Logan, The Void, From Beyond, Rick and Morty, Panic Room, Twin Peaks, War Machine, Stray Dog
2:04:45 - Junk Mail: Mark Hamill's Disagreement Over The Last Jedi, Best Way to Handle Foreign Languages Without Subtitles, Greatest Actor of All Time, Mom and Child Screenings, Deathdream and Nightmare Fulfillment, KOC Origins, 4K Setups and Organization
2:41:45 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:47:20 - Outro

Episode 612: Alien: Covenant  

We get fingered by Alien: Covenant and discuss the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery plus we also talk LA 92, Moontrap, Alias, Our Man in Havana and Gus Van Sant's Psycho remake.

0:00 - Intro / Reed's Primal Scream / Jay's Unboxing
35:00 - Review: Alien: Covenant
1:22:33 - Headlines: Star Trek: Discovery Trailer
1:35:25 - Other Stuff We Watched: Alias, LA 92, Moontrap, The Strain, Our Man in Havana, Master of None: Season 2, Psycho (1960), Psycho (1998)
2:12:24 - Junk Mail: Man Sues Date for Texting During Movie, Sean's Current Stance on Prometheus, Favourite Dream Sequences, Directors Who Go from Auteur to Jobber, Bootleg DVDs and Blu-rays, Removing Security Strips from Blu-rays
2:52:10 - Reed's New Segment
2:57:56 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:59:45 - Outro
3:05:00 - Spoiler Discussion: Alien: Covenant

Episode 611: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Snatched  

We cross blades with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and get taken by Snatched plus we also discuss The Lost City of Z, Mindhorn, Get Me Roger Stone, Win It All and the post-post-mumblecore movement.

0:00 - Intro
15:00 - Review: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
49:40 - Review: Snatched
1:14:10 - Other Stuff We Watched: Win It All, Hannah Takes the Stairs, The Lost City of Z, Snatch, Mindhorn, Get Me Roger Stone, American Honey
2:22:20 - Junk Mail: Favourite King Arthur Movies, Behind the Scenes of Film Junk, Day Jobs, Clickbait We Always Fall For, Letterboxd Commandments + Logging Shorts Revisited
2:49:25 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:55:00 - Outro

Episode 610: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  

Greg and Dax join us to review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and discuss the Hellboy reboot plus we also talk Beauty and the Beast, The Handmaid's Tale, American Gods and Riverdale.

0:00 – Intro
18:25 – Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
1:00:06 – Headlines: Hellboy Reboot Announced, Blade Runner 2049 Trailer, Dunkirk Trailer #2
1:15:45 – Other Stuff We Watched: Beauty and the Beast, The Fate of the Furious, The Handmaid's Tale, American Gods, The Circle, Riverdale
1:37:25 – Junk Mail: Movies We Have Seen the Most Times, One Note Actors, Movie Foods That Make Your Mouth Water, Watch to Rewatch Ratio, Does Frank Speak French?, Rapid Fire Versus
2:10:00 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray / Outro
2:15:30 – Spoiler Discussion: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Episode 609: Free Fire and The Circle  

We pull the trigger on Free Fire and prevent completion of The Circle plus we also discuss the Roseanne revival news, Casting JonBenet, Big Little Lies, Get Out and De Palma.

0:00 - Intro / Sean's Judgment Night
22:15 - Review: Free Fire
46:50 - Review: The Circle
1:40:00 - Headlines: Roseanne Revival is Happening
1:48:05- Other Stuff We Watched: Get Out, Casting JonBenet, Big Little Lies, De Palma, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2:02:20 - Junk Mail: Talking to Non-Film People About Films, Politics in Film, YouTube Film Critics, Books We Were Excited to See Adapted Into Movies, Best-Looking 4K Releases So Far, Favourite Time of Day for Watching Movies, Where to File Movies That Start with "The"
2:38:10 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:40:57 - Outro

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