Film Junk Podcast Episode #578: Sausage Party


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

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  • howard

    The best part of the week has arrived :)

  • devolutionary

    You folks (especially Sean and Frank) are podcasting machines yet again this week. Stranger Things, Zucker Abrahams Zucker Director’s Club, and your regularly scheduled Film Junk. Amazing & thank you.

  • Jr


  • A hot dog is a sausage.

  • Wintle

    Not saying this to defend the movie, as I wasn’t much of a fan, but Sausage Party can both look like shit AND look amazing for 20 million. Peanuts, in comparison, supposedly cost 5 times as much, and without any major voice talent. When I first saw the trailer I just assumed that they were emulating Foodfight or Veggie Tales. I know that wasn’t the case, but it made it go down smooth.

    Of course, word on the street is that the studio managed to come in under that budget by mistreating their artists.

  • Gordon

    How could no one mention That Thing You Do for best songs written for movies?!

  • Jay Cheel

    Frank should definitely be sweating.

  • Jay Cheel

    As a self proclaimed hot dog connoisseur who happens to be named after a hot dog, Frank should definitely be sweating.

  • devolutionary

    “I am NOT a sausage!”

  • Indianamcclain

    I actually thought Legend of Tarzan was more fun than Lone Ranger.

  • Lori Cerny

    Roger Ebert would have been proud of your “Sausage Party” analysis. Good job, Gents!

  • Lori Cerny

    I thought Jay didn’t like The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension?

  • Oztron Prime

    Some more films with singles,
    Linkin park in the transformers films,
    Acdc big gun for last action hero,
    Daft punk for Tron legacy

  • woo

    Jay has seemed kind of quiet these past couple episodes. Could be a serious case of pussy withdrawal.

  • Adam

    Almost exactly one hour in and Jay mentions beheadings. It’s like a new game, when will the beheadings be referenced.

  • No one important

    You guys should do a score bits pop song edition.

    Just going to mention Never Ending Story, Good Enough and Together in Electric Dreams.

  • Jason Matty Lukich

    You guys didn’t talk “Ghost” on the Zuckers Director’s Club?! Granted I know it’s not a spoof but I would’ve chose that one over “Ruthless People,” personally. Otherwise, great episode!

  • Frankie Knuckles

    Definitely thought of Big Gun on the way home.

  • Sam

    What about Blazing Saddles?!

  • Indianamcclain

    You mentioned BBC for Austin Powers. In school everybody loved Daddy Didn’t Care

  • Kyle

    “Intox” should totally be added to the glossary. Intox – ‘the state a filmmaker has to be in to accept a project they normally wouldn’t consider’.

    I dunno, something like that.

  • Larry Morgan

    A Beautiful Mind?

  • No worries, we can give him until next episode to figure out a way to try and talk himself out of this latest faux pas.

  • Daniel Lindquist

    Nuno (sp?) is an awesome guest, wish he was on more.

  • Thom

    Frank should check out the 3D Blu Ray of Dial M for Murder to further explore the divine Grace Kelly..

  • milan

    As well rocky 4 basically stopped so there could be whole “no easy way out”…

  • Sam

    Frank should check out Pickup On South Street for more of the divine Thelma Ritter!

  • Some other movie songs I thought of…

    I Will Always Love You (The Bodyguard)
    Get into My Car (License to Drive)

    and more recently…

    Anna Kendrick got on the charts (I think) with Cups from Pitch Perfect

  • LordAwesome

    Arrow have the best restoration experts and encoders in the world working for them. Their video quality is almost always first rate, their own scans are amazing and even their off the shelf masters are better than the competition’s release because their encoding is better. Overpriced Criterion haven’t got shit on Arrow (or Eureka or the BFI).

  • Gerry

    I totally agree. I own about 14 Arrow blu’s and they have great transfers.

    I don’t own any of the low budget horror films that Jay’s into – maybe the original low budget grainy feel of them isn’t fantastic to start with.

    I own some Giallos and the quality is great.

  • devolutionary

    I have no idea how they forgot Jay’s iconic theme song, Heart’s On Fire by John Cafferty/Vince DiCola/Ed Fruge.

  • SLionsCricket

    It seems like Rear Window is placed too early on the “What We Watched” section but so happy to hear Frank love it! Does this mean a Hitchcock pt 2 might be closer?

  • Cups from Pitch Perfect is probably the last big music song to support a film. The single was released after the movie, but it went to #6 on the Billboard charts.

  • Jay Cheel

    I don’t think they’re generally poor transfers, but from my experience, they’re more often average than great. For example:

    In Canada, Arrow releases are comparable in price to Criterion.

  • CTRL+F

  • no one important

    Hey Sean,

    Was listening to episode #516 where you watched the film “12.01”, directed by Jack Sholder. All you could mention as far as his body of work was a Nightmare on elm st movie. Jack Sholder was also partly responsible for the scifi flick SUPERNOVA, the buddy action flick RENEGADES starring Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips and the 80’s scifi classic… THE HIDDEN. Do you know of this film? The fact that this movie was on none of the film junks top 100 lists or letterbxd makes me believe none of you have even seen it. Roger Ebert said of THE HIDDEN.. “a cross between Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Terminator”.

    Also, I have a question maybe for the show. You previously had an episode where you all mentioned female directors that you liked. What about female film composers that you guys like?

  • Sean

    You are correct, at least for me. I haven’t seen The Hidden but it sounds pretty cool. I will add your question to the ol’ junk mail inbox.

  • darksiders

    The last big song I can think of that was a HUGE hit was, Happy by Pharrell.

  • Indianamcclain

    The Hidden is a very underrated film, shame to see lesser films rip it off in later years.

  • Eric D

    Thanks for the response, guys. I didn’t think of youtube goth dance, wish I had.

    We ended up going with a Bud Abbott & Lou Costello movie “Time of Their Lives” mainly because we both coincidentally grew up watching those movies.

    I think we wanted to go with something old-school classic, so that was a sure bet to please both of us. But we also thought something action-packed would be good, hence Guardians. We are set in a more woodsy backyard, with a pond and tons of bug and frog noises. No way am I putting on a horror movie in that setting.

    It’s an awesome setup though; quality was spectacular even for a 1946 film. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a big enough backyard. It’s like our own little drive-in.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    What about the big daddy of movies with singles: Beverly Hills Cop! You’ve got ‘Heat is On, Neutron Dance and Axel F’.
    Honourable mention to St. Elmo’s Fire :-)

  • Thom

    Arrow used to have a poor reputation in the UK a few years ago, especially with some of their horror releases, but they’ve upped their game considerably in the last couple of years. Their current output is generally excellent in terms of both transfer quality and bonus material. Sounds like the Female Prisoner Scorpion set may be a bit of an anomaly though.

  • Ian O

    If World War Z is a play on World War 3, then they should title the next one World War Gore.