Film Junk Podcast Episode #243: 2012

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0:00 – Intro
3:12 – Headlines: Wipeout Contestant Dies, Robert Zemeckis to Direct The Nutcracker 3-D, Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse Canceled, Blockbuster to Start Renting Movies on SD Cards, Cinema Eye Nominees, Francis Lawrence to Direct Sgt. Rock, Oldboy Remake is Dead, The Exorcist Remake?, Rachel McAdams is Black Cat?
25:00 – Review: 2012
43:30 – Trailer Trash: Clash of the Titans, Date Night, Kick-Ass
53:30 – Other Stuff We Watched: Fata Morgana, Goodfellas, Monsoon Wedding, The Thin Blue Line, Wendy and Lucy, A Boy and his Dog, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm
1:07:51 – Junk Mail: Best Directors on a Limited Budget, Guy Pearce, Movies You Didn’t Like But Are Glad You Saw Anyway, Film School, Top 100 Movies that Define the Decade
1:36:15 – This Week’s DVD Releases
1:45:30 – Outro

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  • Matt

    Dude I was there… Live man. Live

  • AdamH

    I was there for the first half hour. Did Greg end up saying “I’m gettin too old for this shit?”
    If not i owe a lot of people some money :P

  • RaphNL

    Shame I missed it live :(.

  • Walter White

    Were you guys partying the night before recording? Jay and Greg (in particular) were pretty reserved.

    Also, the chat was very childish. Reed should have kicked one or two people.

  • Adam, Yes, Greg said it. :D It was glorious.

    I just wanted to thank you guys (Sean, Jay, Greg and Reed) for providing an awesome live show last night! It was a ton of fun, it was like I was partying with you guys.

    I would like to apologize for harassing Jay and Reed though :( I just really wanted Jay too be my father…

  • Henrik

    The video is worth looking at, if you make sure to pay attention to Greg after about 45 minutes in and on. Somebody in the chatroom brought up the brilliant analogy of a child in the backseat of the car, falling asleep. It was adorable, and hilarious.

    Pretty good show otherwise, don’t really understand how you had fun with 2012, I thought it was way too serious, but no biggie.

  • aspioaokassodsøkasdkøl

    Where can i find the documentary blog?

  • @Walter White: Yeah, I didn’t kick anyone off. I thought I was only supposed to kick people off who were offensive. Being childish is fun sometimes.

    I realize I need some more experience as a chat room moderator. Half the time I was trying to figure out what people were referring to. Also I found it difficult to concentrate on both the chat and what the guys were saying.

    From the chat, I did learn that the Steadicam was first used in “Bound for Glory” although maybe the chat room is as reliable as Wikipedia for facts. And I’m still waiting for the Woody Allen arrested for killing someone story to break.

  • Bob The Slob

    Jay seems very angry.

  • RJ

    I’m assuming the next live show will be for episode 250?

  • kyriacos
  • Mrespony

    @Walter chatrooms are inherently childish. I was able to hold out for an hour before pulling the plug, I listened to the rest of the podcast today on a plane to Sacramento, it is quite different listening without the video feed.

  • I’m sorry if I ruined it for you Mrespony :( I just like to talk about cock

  • Henrik

    Will a video of The Touch be released? Did they actually perform it? I wasnt able to stay throughout the entire live thing, and just re-listened to the show…

  • Greg

    Yeah…I was wiped. It was an exhausting week. I’m just glad I didn’t snore.

  • Aaaaaaah I was hoping Sean and Jay would talk about the “design” of the destruction in 2012. I’m seeing it Tuesday night but from the trailers it appears that this film goes past the “the act of destruction” to “beauty of the destruction” were the cascading buildings and streams of falling trains are composed so they are pleasing to the eye. Am I wrong?

  • Henrik: Unfortunately there was no video of The Touch as it was never performed.

    Rus: You are correct. Roland Emmerich’s destruction is a beautiful thing.

  • Ya know, you guys kinda laughed off Reed when he asked about the Great Wall of China. That’s actually a good question. 2012 spends so much damn time with verbal wankery between its characters instead of more destruction and choas.

    Hell, isn’t the whole premise of the film about our legacy and our culture and what it means to be human? Who gives a shit about some Russian fuck and Paris Hilton. I would’ve LOVED to see a shot of the Great Wall being destoryed – FROM SPACE! How awesome would that be?

    If this was a disaster flick that spanned the globe, how about shots of the pyramids, the sphinx, the eiffel tower (the real one) and other landmarks destroyed. Nope, Emmerich thinks we go to his movies to watch Amanda Peet and Paris Hilton talk about their kids for 10 minutes. Horse shit.