Film Junk Podcast Episode #588: Doctor Strange and Hacksaw Ridge

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0:00 – Intro
14:40 – Review: Doctor Strange
44:10 – Review: Hacksaw Ridge
1:08:50 – Other Stuff We Watched: Where to Invade Next, Oasis: Supersonic, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Lights Out, Backdraft, Waxwork 1 + 2, Crimson Peak, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Hansen vs. Predator, We Were Soldiers, Man vs. Snake, My Neighbor Totoro, The Cat in the Hat
1:59:15 – Junk Mail: Differences Between Directing Non-Fiction Films and TV, Movies to Watch When Sick at Home, Predictions for Upcoming Movie Gimmicks, Guillermo del Toro Trilogy Packaging
2:23:30 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:28:50 – Outro

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  • Jameson

    Doctor Strange was frustratingly bland. The effects were undoubtedly impressive, but for a film about magic and other dimensions it was pretty generic.

  • John

    For the Zemeckis premium you guys gotta check out his early films with Back to the Future co-writer Bob Gale: I Wanna Hold Your Hand and Used Cars. Classic comedies with an energy missing from Zemeckis’ later films.

  • Jr

    I don’t think the Marvel movies can stand by themselves anymore; they can only be talked about in relation to each other. Iron Man was kind of a breath of fresh air in regards to superhero movies and a good start for Marvel. Now it’s 8 years later and they are still making the same movie because they are playing this weird long game. This in itself makes most of the Marvel movies (especially the origin stories) super boring at this point. A lot of how you feel about these movies depends on how invested you are in the MCU. I knew exactly what to expect from Doctor Strange and that’s exactly what I got. As a Marvel/comic book fan, this is ok…as a film fan it kind of sucks.

  • KEN

    No trailer trash? Wonder Woman, Trainspotting?

  • Jameson

    You’re absolutely right. And I’m glad you brought up Iron Man because I feel like the direction Marvel has gone in is making every character like Robert Downey Jr. (Doctor Strange included). In the comics, not every character is a quippy smartass. That’s what made someone like Spider-Man unique. But it feels like every character has the same voice now and it’s uninteresting.

  • devolutionary

    That would be a fun in-depth discussion although I’m pretty sure Sean discussed Used Cars on an older episode. It’s a pretty manic example of early 80’s (Rated-R) comedy though, agreed.

  • Andrija

    Not that there’s a lot to talk about with Strange, but is Jay’s vagueness and disinterest in the discussion a way to avoid fanboy backlash?

  • Lark

    “I HATE BEING ON THE CAMERA!!” Jay Cheel
    Let´s break Jay´s rigoros and highly anal FJ-rule of never ever allowing pictures or films of himself:

    https://youtu.be/1-AyQ9MOYUo

  • Indianamcclain

    I’m starting to feel bad for Jay. He’s paying however much for what sounds like a very middle of the road film, only to get on the show and say a few sentences about it.

  • ProjectGenesis

    This is great. Thanks for posting.

  • Jr

    Wow, both of those chicks are way hot.

  • Sam

    Depending on how many films you guys choose, something like this might be cool for the premiums:

    Zemeckis:
    Used Cars
    Romancing the Stone
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    Death Becomes Her
    Forrest Gump
    Contact
    Cast Away

    Early Scorsese:
    Mean Streets
    Taxi Driver
    Raging Bull
    The King of Comedy
    After Hours
    The Last Temptation of Christ
    Goodfellas

    Late Scorsese (in the future):
    Cape Fear
    Casino
    Bringing Out the Dead
    Gangs of New York
    The Aviator
    The Departed
    Shutter Island
    Hugo

    I thought Goodfellas seemed like a pretty appropriate cutoff, not sure what others thoughts are there though.

  • devolutionary

    Heck, you could do a Scorcese Premium on his tandem movies with Robert DeNiro alone. I’m game.

  • Tim

    LOVE the constant, totally correct pronounciation of Jay CheelS .

    That´s how you do it Genie Awards!

  • JC

    Those 2 presenters are not annoying at all are they?

  • stinker

    Used Cars is a must for the Premium, this movie must be seen and then seen again. It is a R dream of a comedy. But still…

    WHERE IS HARRY? Waiting till Clint buys the farm?

  • pcch7

    I was laughing so hard when you guys were trying to figure out how many digits there are in a billion haha, and I was also greatly untriggered when Frank finally popped the ten banger

  • pcch7

    on Scorsese, I’d say a selection from Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Cape Fear, Bringing Out The Dead, Gangs of New York, The Aviator and Hugo Cabret for me

  • Flo Lieb

    Why not pop Who’s That Knocking at My Door aka I Call First in there too? Probably more interesting than a circle jerk on Goodfellas.

  • Mister Quigley Jr.

    You just made me realize I’ve never seen Frank. Pics pleeze, nudes preferred.

  • devolutionary

    Careful, you might break the Internet. Frank does make an appearance as a detective (ala Se7en) in A Very Gerry X-Mas. [16:45]
    https://vimeo.com/18159785

  • polar909

    “going to the past seems kind of tough”…. what a line!

  • iammattz

    I like your Scorses lists and think those would probably get the most people to buy the premiums. Personally, I’d like to see more of a focus on the “fringe” Scorsese movies (i.e., the older ones that aren’t universally loved or even discussed that much):
    – Mean Streets
    – King of Comedy
    – Kundun
    – After Hours
    – Last Temptation
    – Bringing Out the Dead

    Maybe a more balanced approach would be something like:
    – King of Comedy
    – After Hours
    – Bringing Out the Dead
    – Raging Bull
    – Goodfellas
    – Departed

    At any rate, tons of ways to go at this one. Excited to see what the guys pick.

  • Mister Quigley Jr.

    Haha, exactly what I pictured. Frank rules. Gerry, well…

  • Sam

    Agree but like Iammattz said, the guys tend to go with what might generate more interest as a whole, if not, I’d be curious to hear thoughts about Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and Boxcar Bertha as well.

  • Lori Cerny

    Forgot about that gem until they mentioned it on the show.

  • Lori Cerny

    Those questions they asked were terrible.

  • bendoofus

    If there’s no Death Becomes her it’s not a Robert Zemeckis premium :(

  • FDB

    Atom and His Package, Slapstick and Assorted Jelly Beans discussion. This is fantastic.

  • Television was built on movies being streamed in real time to households all over the country, they were called teleplays.

  • Larry Morgan

    Man, Sean always has to bring up the PC issues. Dare I say he is arbiter of the CoPO?

  • Sean

    Hey, someone’s gotta do it.