Film Junk Podcast

Film Junk Podcast

United Kingdom

Weekly Movie Reviews, Entertainment News and Other Hijinks


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: 14 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

FJ Classic 323: Green Lantern  

In lieu of a new episode this week we crack open the Film Junk Vault for another classic featuring a couple of riveting stories from Greg and Jay's personal lives. We also review Green Lantern and discuss Fast Five, Kung Fu Panda 2, Teen Wolf, The Knack and How to Get It, Juggernaut and World on a Wire.

0:00 – Intro
2:35 – Greg's Story
16:05 – Jay's Story
26:40 – Headlines: Oscars to Have 5 to 10 Best Picture Nominees, Christian Bale to Star in Darren Aronofsky's Noah, James Mangold to Direct The Wolverine, Russell Crowe is Jor-El
37:55 – Review: Green Lantern
1:19:12 – Trailer Trash: Moneyball
1:23:35 – Other Stuff We Watched: Hall Pass, The Hangover Part II, Party Down, Teen Wolf, Billy the Exterminator, X-Men: First Class, Fast Five, Master Chef, Super 8, Kung Fu Panda 2, Get Shorty, The Knack… And How to Get It, Petulia, Juggernaut, World on a Wire, Charlie Wilson's War, Kingpin, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, Who Took the Bomp: Le Tigre on Tour
2:25:30 – Junk Mail: Super 8 End Credits, Defending Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Alamo Drafthouse, Fantasy vs. Sci-fi Categorization, CG Animated Movies for Adults, We Didn't Start the Film Junk
2:38:50 – This Week on DVD
2:52:00 – Outro

Episode 608: The Fate of the Furious  

We burn out on The Fate of the Furious and discuss the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser plus we also talk Sandy Wexler, The Italian Job, xXx: Return of Xander Cage and MST3K: The Return.

0:00 - Intro
14:05 - Review: The Fate of the Furious
44:00 - Headlines: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer
52:35 - Other Stuff We Watched: Sandy Wexler, The Italian Job (1969), The Italian Job (2003), Louis C.K.: 2017, Girls, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
1:16:05 - Junk Mail: Lazy Sunday Movie Recommendations, Zootopia + Deepwater Horizon + American Pastoral, Why Jay Loves Fairy Tales, Lacklustre Letterboxd Usage, IMDb Star Rating System, Letterboxd Lists, Keeping Track of Movies You Never Finished
1:59:45 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:01:10 - Outro
2:06:00 - Spoiler Discussion: The Fate of the Furious

Episode 607: T2 Trainspotting and The Void  

We get a nostalgia fix from T2 Trainspotting and join the cult of The Void plus we also discuss the Thor: Ragnarok trailer, the original Trainspotting, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Prevenge and Five Came Back.

0:00 - Intro
14:50 - Review: T2 Trainspotting
45:45 - Review: The Void
1:19:15 - Headlines: Thor: Ragnarok Trailer
1:29:10 - Other Stuff We Watched: Trainspotting, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Prevenge, Netflix Live, Girls, Five Came Back
1:56:20 - Junk Mail: Day Old Corn, Buying Clear Blu-ray Cases, Top 5 John Carpenter Films + Boutique Blu-ray Showdown, Favourite Late '80s / Early '90s Meathead Action Movies, Favourite Fast Food Movie Tie-Ins
2:28:05 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:30:05 - Outro

Episode 606: Ghost in the Shell and CHiPs  

Singe and Scott help us hack Ghost in the Shell and bust CHiPs plus we also discuss the new It trailer along with The Discovery, Lone Wolf and Cub, Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman and Never Let Me Go.

0:00 - Intro
16:24 - Review: Ghost in the Shell
43:55 - Review: CHiPs
1:28:30 - Headlines: It Trailer
1:36:25 - Other Stuff We Watched: Lone Wolf and Cub Collection, Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman Collection, Hidden Figures, The Discovery, Forged in Fire, Ghost in the Shell (1995), Never Let Me Go
2:00:45 - Junk Mail: Japanese Music Recommendations, Dumbed Down Remakes of Foreign Films, Curing a Case of Classitosis, Should You Warn Your Wife When A Movie Has Graphic Sex In It?: Part 2
2:25:00 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:27:25 - Outro
2:32:15 - Spoiler Discussion: Ghost in the Shell

The Movie Review Show #20: Feb. 21, 1992 – Wayne's World  

Back when they were kids, Jay, Frank and Sean used to record an early version of the Film Junk Podcast on cassette tapes and pass them around to friends. The good news is that we found another tape this week, but the bad news is that it's only a partial show that was cut short because... well, you'll just have to listen to find out. As always, we apologize in advance for the poor sound quality but we hope you enjoy yet another small piece of Film Junk history!

0:00 – Intro
10:30 – Review: Wayne's World
32:20 – Headlines: People Now Prefer Home Video Over Seeing Movies in Theatres
36:40 – Other Stuff We Watched: Turner & Hooch, Hook, The People Under the Stairs
42:30 – Junk Mail: Oscar Nominations, Nintendo vs. Sega
48:20 – Outro

Episode 605: Power Rangers  

We cram some Power Rangers and discuss the new Justice League trailer plus we also talk Edge of Seventeen, Jewel of the Nile, Murder Party, Moana, Morgan and Love: Season 2.

0:00 - Intro
10:30 - Review: Power Rangers
1:00:20 - Headlines: Justice League Trailer, Robert Rodriguez to Direct Escape from New York Remake
1:26:10 - Other Stuff We Watched: Moana, Jewel of the Nile, Live PD, Get Out, Edge of Seventeen, Murder Party, Love: Season 2, Baskets: Season 2, Morgan, Rats
1:51:00 - Junk Mail: Dwane Responds to Reed, Calculating Box Office Profits, Son of Kong NRA Logo, Unmemorable Movie Titles, Are Concert Films Documentaries?, Watching Movies with Graphic Sex with Other People, Best John Carpenter Remake
2:23:40 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray / Outro

Episode 604: The Great Wall  

Reed joins us to break down The Great Wall and discuss the possibility of a Matrix reboot, plus we also talk Dragon Blade, Outcast, King Kong Lives and Missing Richard Simmons.

0:00 – Intro
33:15 – Review: The Great Wall
1:25:35 – Headlines: The Matrix Reboot in the Works
1:46:35 – Other Stuff We Watched: Dragon Blade, King Kong Lives, Outcast, Missing Richard Simmons
2:15:15 – Junk Mail: Frank Letterboxd Fails, Making a List of Every Movie You've Watched, Favorite Character Actors + Favourite Movie Studio Logo, Versus Rapid Fire, Nintendo Switch Thoughts
2:48:55 – Recommended "Reeding"
3:04:40 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray / Outro

Episode 603: Kong: Skull Island  

Dear Billy, we review Kong: Skull Island and discuss the Baby Driver trailer, plus we also talk Moby Dick, It Came from Outer Space, Unfriended, Deluge and Jackie.

0:00 - Intro
16:20 - Review: Kong: Skull Island
1:00:25 - Headlines: Baby Driver Trailer, Logan Black and White Cut, Joe Carnahan Leaves Bad Boys 4 Life
1:23:00 - Other Stuff We Watched: Unfriended, Jackie, Deluge, It Came from Outer Space, Moby Dick, Nirvanna: The Band: The Show, Girls
1:50:45 - Junk Mail: Best Actor / Superhero Role, Thoughts on Sneaking Into Theatres / Stealing Movies, Monster Energy Drink, Frank's Frankenberry Costume, Ladies Love Frank, The Longevity of Film Junk
2:26:55 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:30:30 - Outro

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