Film Junk Podcast Episode #633: Happy Death Day


0:00 – Intro
6:35 – Review: Happy Death Day
28:05 – Headlines: Phantom Thread Trailer, Han Solo Movie Gets a Title
38:30 – Other Stuff We Watched: Colossal, Count Dracula’s Great Love, Volcano, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Wind River
1:11:28 – Junk Mail: Why Blade Runner 2049 Failed at the Box Office, The Breakfast Club on Criterion, Favourite Deleted Scenes, Favourite Martial Arts Movies, Movies That Are Too Disturbing to Watch, Zak’s Noble Title
1:45:05 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:47:38 – Outro
1:51:45 – Spoiler Discussion: Happy Death Day

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  • schizopolis
  • schizopolis
  • devolutionary

    Funny enough, even though the Vampire premium won out, I ended up rewatching House again anyways. On rewatch I never realized that I actually saw House 2 (1987) first. That’s worse…much worse. Manfredini scores are still lots of fun though.

  • Colin

    Frank, you’re right… Colossal is butt

  • Colin

    Oh, and I have a title for Reed:

    The Friar of Frugality

  • Newtman98

    David Fincher premium all the way

  • devolutionary

    Regarding the other 2017 movie that’s similar to this; I think Frank’s thinking of Before I Fall?

  • Frankie Knuckles

    Comes up later … it was Death Note

  • Frank Booth

    Dante’s Peak feels like ten disaster movies in one. It’s amazing.

  • schizopolis

    The GGTMC podcast just did an episode on House & House 2.

  • Reed Farrington

    Since I don’t live my life in service to society, maybe a more appropriate title should be The Monk of Minginess. Then again, I’m not religious so a better, though politically incorrect, title would be The Chink of Chintziness.

  • Lori Cerny

    Jay, regarding Rachel in Blade Runner 2049:

    Rachel is shown as how Deckard remembers her because she died in child birth. This would have occurred not too long after her and Deckard began running. What? Maybe two years? Three at most?

    The date on the tree is both the child’s birth date and the death date for Rachel.

    Joe, who thinks he’s the child, and Dr. Ana Stelline are both in the same age-range… oh, around 28 or 30.

    It is quite depressing, yet wonderful, that Deckard loved Rachel so much that he never hooked-up again.

  • Colin

    “It is quite depressing, yet wonderful, that Deckard loved Rachel so much that he never hooked-up again.”


  • Colin

    Being frugal doesn’t really necessitate any societal benefit… however, it does incorporate eating food that would otherwise go to waste, which I know you love to do.

  • iammattz

    Re-listened to the Stephen King premium the other day – so you guys are up to Premium #61?

    #69 has to be a Vinegar Syndrome premium, right?

  • iammattz

    co-signed, amazing

  • Sam

    That would be awesome. Getting Frank to see China & Silk and SexWorld would be great. Plus there’s stuff like Petey Wheatstraw, Psychos in Love, The Telephone Book, Raw Force, and soon Liquid Sky that would be cool to hear everyone watch and talk about.

  • Mister Quigley Jr.

    Zak’s Junk Title must be earned. A Cinema Purity Quiz is in order, next time he’s guesting. Great episode fellas, thanks.

  • How about The Confused Contrarian Confucius.

  • bendoofus

    Could have bitten the bullet and done a full House premium, no? Didn’t they do 4 films in the end?

  • j-diggle

    On the Happy Death Day birthday ringtone thing, it’s said that her roommate changed it in a throw away line.

  • Jameson

    Hans: A Zimmer Story

  • Craig

    Wind River isn’t Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut (as much as I’m sure he wishes it was). He did a torture porn type horror film called Vile in 2011 which isn’t very good.

  • Jr

    Bonus trivia: Featuring Maynard James Keenan as Special Agent Ford.

  • Sean

    Interesting, I will probably not seek that one out. Thanks for the heads up though!

  • B.J.

    Jay, you should rewatch “Africa Addio”(Director´s Cut) some time.
    Jacopetti and Prosperi were groundbreaking and absolute geniuses in their genre. When it comes to cinematic documentaries with amazing cinematography and score (which you love), they can´t be beat.
    And when it comes to filmmakers with big balls, Jacopetti and Prosperi are your guys. Spitting in the face of the CoPO left and right and literally escaping death several times- you gotta loooooove that testicular fortitude~
    How about a “Mondo Cane” premium?

  • DrewNugent

    You guys really should check out “Only the Brave”. I was very pleasantly surprised by it, and it’s the perfect movie for Berg-Head Jay.

  • Jameson

    Colossal was so bad. I don’t understand the praise at all.

  • Peter Harrison

    Not sure about a name for Zak but I propose a new name for Frank to go alongside the KoC: The Chief of Pleeeeease!

  • kent88

    A SERBIAN FILM has at least one ardent fan.

  • Deven Science

    I love me some Jackie Chan movies, and while Rumble in the Bronx is fucking awesome, First Strike has the best fight scene in movie history. It’s in a warehouse, and they use folding ladders, drywall, Chinese parade dragon heads, and much more.

  • Karl with a K

    Hadn’t heard of this one, but reading the plot synopsis it’s almost identical to Happy Death Day. Seems like another Armageddon / Deep Impact situation. I’ll have to check this out.

  • Karl with a K

    Wind River might still have a shot at some Oscars. I think it’s worthy and now the production company has reached a deal with TWC to give it a chance. Just saw the story on deadline:

    “A deal has been completed that will excise all mention of Weinstein both on its home video release through Lionsgate and streaming release through Netflix, and also on awards-season screeners. The latter will be part of an Oscar campaign that will now be fully funded by the film’s principal financier Acacia Entertainment. ”

  • Indianamcclain

    I second the pulp comic book movie premium. Been waiting for that since Greg mentioned it on the podcast back in 2012.

  • Indianamcclain

    I remember liking House 2.

  • devolutionary

    I suppose it depends on expectations. The first House had a really good balance of horror, practical effects, comedy, and a good protagonist backstory (lost child, marriage, Vietnam flashbacks). The second one has a much weaker plot, backstory, and horror. Kids might still like it but it also ignores continuity for more fantasy. It’s more ambitious but doesn’t execute that well. Both movies have memorable Cheers stunt casting though.

  • devolutionary

    Liquid Sky is awesome, in the right midnight madness setting.

  • Bizzaro Nate
  • David

    Zak’s name should be “the Baron of Bore” because he loves mumble core and it’s boring (and he’s a little boring on the show).

  • Nick

    Does anyone remember which episode it was when Jay played a clip of Frank saying something he had denied saying or something? It’s maximum a year ago.

  • adam

    I have recently instated a new policy for theaters, as per the post-death of cinema era. That is a peeve of mine when the audience “claps” at the end of a movie. Simply just drives me insane that people could be so dumb. So, if the audience claps, I go and demand my money back as my cinematic experience has been disrupted. On a few instances they have reimbursed me, although it takes often a lot of convincing. If not, I merely review the cinema poorly online. I am sure that many here can sympathize with this peeve of mine, if not the Junk hosts themselves.

  • Jake

    What experience is being disrupted if the applause is after the movie ends? Getting your money back after already watching the movie is also a little odd to me. That’s like eating an entire meal, except for maybe a few crumbs and then asking for a refund. I can’t tell if you are joking or being serous.

  • devolutionary
  • Momentarily emerging from my shame hole to say great show. And that an appreciation for Zak indicates exclusivity, poise, and a flawless taste in film. All Hail the Patron Saint of Pure Cinema (suck it, Cheel). #bronaissance

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Hans: A Die Hard Story

  • Beat_C

    Oh yeah, “Patron Saint of Pure Cinema” is perfect and absolutely hilarious. Jay is just envious.

  • Lior

    Can someone please post the timecode of when the Blade Runner discussion ends and the Breakfast Club discussion begins? I want to listen to the latter but want to avoid the Blade Runner spoilers since I plan on seeing it. Thanks.

  • Sean


  • I’m thinking The Wizard of Wuxia for Gerry as well. Oh man, I am on FIRE ???? this week.

  • Lior

    Thanks Sean!