Film Junk Podcast Episode #498: Inherent Vice and Best of 2014

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0:00 – Intro
4:00 – Review: Inherent Vice
35:00 – Feature: Top 10 Films of 2014
1:38:20 – Feature: The First Annual Junkies
2:07:00 – Other Stuff We Watched: Stranger By the Lake, Into the Woods, Locke, Citizenfour, Stretch, Frank, Virunga, Calvary, The Babadook, We Are the Best!, The Imitation Game
2:41:00 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:42:25 – Outro

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  • Falsk

    Guys, Maya Rudolph is married to PT Anderson. So…

  • Sam

    Curious since you guys might be busy with the episode 500 this month, but will there be a premium for this month? Says TBA on Bandcamp still.

  • Sean

    We haven’t totally settled on anything yet but hopefully there will be one.

  • FDB

    I have all of the episodes, I can send it to you tomorrow. E-mail me at rockyf83a@gmail.com, I’ll upload it to google drive and reply with the link.

  • pcch7

    I want Singe and Nagy. I want it badly

  • Kaiser Soze

    Fast and furious Premium would be classic!

  • pcch7

    I’ll vote for a Sergio Leone premium. Man With No Name Trilogy + Once Upon A Time In The West.

  • ReelJunkie

    Can’t believe we got one more episode to go before the big 500! Man it’s been a long ass ride since 2008!

  • ReelJunkie

    You HAVE to get Doug Naggy on the 500th episode.

  • Sam

    Would you include Duck, You Sucker?

  • Sam

    Thanks for the reply Sean!

  • pcch7

    I certainly would, I was just thinking that some of these are already pretty long but if it was me I would.

  • I just watched it last night and thought it was amaze ballz. I think it might have something to do with age. ie. how old you are and if you remember sneaking downstairs to watch Showtime in the middle of the night when you were 12.

  • pcch7

    It’s awesome

  • Jacob

    Re watched The One I Love tonight. Interesting take on the events and the ending…. http://m.imdb.com/title/tt2756032/board/thread/234354115

  • Maureen W.

    Just got back from seeing Inherent Vice, plot is definitely secondary, just like Pynchon’s “The Crying of Lot 49.” I would compare it to The Long Goodbye as well because it deals with the post-hippie era and how things got ugly and fell apart with Manson, Altamont, the increase of hard drug use, etc. What went through my mind throughout was why now? Is Anderson fascinated with 70’s cinema or does he think the story resonates today? I’m not sure…

  • darksiders

    Inherent Vice for force feed of the year.

  • frankw35

    Erin Brockovich has a pretty good one but it violates the inside point of view rule.

  • frankw35

    Saw IV (oops, that came out as “Saw 4″)..I saw Inherent Vice Saturday and loved it. I do agree that if you focus on plot as primary you might get a headache but it does all makes–sort of–sense and what look like dead ends or red herrings are pretty much all connected. And agree with Jay on the comedic aspects–it surely is a comedy–the characters and situations are just too funny and weird for anyone to think it otherwise, but it’s not “Airplane 3.” One thing I didn’t understand and just seemed weird for weird’s sake was the “Doc” in Doc’s name and the medical office where he keeps shop. Maybe it’s explained and I missed it.

  • Sean

    Paul Thomas Anderson was on a recent episode of WTF and he said there was a scene or two explaining the back story with the doctor’s office but they cut it out because they didn’t think it was really necessary. Essentially he did some favours for the doctor and in exchange he gets to use a back room to run his business.

  • devolutionary

    This would probably explain his reasoning behind this movie and at least a few of his others (including Boogie Nights which originally started out as a short-film on Dirk Diggler).

    http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/good-disintegration-paul-thomas-anderson-and-robert-altmans-special-relationship/

  • Maureen W.

    Yes, that does make sense, thanks for sharing this!

  • devolutionary

    Hey Sean, any reason why http://spacejunk.org has been down since at least yesterday? I traditionally bookmarked that link as a reference to all your podcasts. I guess I should start bookmarking your feedburner instead.

    http://feeds.feedburner.com/spacejunkPodcastNetwork

  • Sean

    Weird… it was working just the other day because I added The Boardroom to the feed. Let me look into it.

  • Sean

    Okay I think it’s working again.

  • devolutionary

    Much appreciated! Looks like it’s up now.

  • gibson8

    Frank’s justification for making Noah his favourite film was moronic. ‘the blacks are amazing, the settings are incredible…’