Film Junk Podcast Episode #634: House and Shocker


0:00 – Intro
7:45 – Review: House
28:40 – Review: Shocker
42:10 – Headlines: Regal Cinema to Introduce Dynamic Pricing, Lethal Weapon 5 Rumoured
52:45 – Other Stuff We Watched: Geostorm, Michael Jackson’s Halloween, Fright Night (2011), The Old Dark House, Dead and Buried, Creep 2
1:22:50 – Junk Mail: Sequels That Suffer If You Haven’t Seen Preceding Films, Best Living Actors, Michael Giacchino – Good or Shit?, Favourite New Composers, Desperate Fake Ass Celebrities
1:49:00 – Outro

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  • Bizzaro Nate

    Great House review. I’d love to hear a House II review some day. House IV sucks, although I feel like the pizza face monster (played by Kane Hodder aka Jason) in it was heavily inspired by Pizza The Hut so maybe Frank would appreciate the movie.

    Props to Jay for the House III trvia… I always wondered the full story.
    A guy at the video store in the 90’s told me there is no House III becauae some guy in Abu Dhabi made a home movie tour of his new house and for some reason bought the copyright for “House III” for it and it set off some sorf of international legal issues and so the House series had to go directly to IV. Guess that guy was huffing a little too much VCR head cleaner in the back room there.

  • Gordo

    Regarding the Gibson Talk, he’s been forgiven by Hollywood, they nominated him for an Oscar last year and he’s often thrown around as “in talks” for major projects like the Suicide Squad sequel. Also I really enjoyed Blood Father if you haven’t seen it.

  • doubledragfool

    Though he’s a Zimmer disciple, Junkie XL’s score for Fury Road is LOADED with hooks and emotional moments. I know you guys have praised it on previous shows and just forget in the moment here. ‘Brothers in Arms’ is an instant classic track. Much like Star Wars and Indiana Jones, Fury Road wouldn’t be half the movie it is without his music. Ideal for car rides too :)

  • Larry Morgan

    Don’t movie theaters make money off concessions?

    There are enough fanboys to pay top dollar for peak-hour movie experience, and yeah, if an indie movie was 3-4 bucks I would go and see it. Alamo Drafthouse has these curated themed days where they play obscure old movies, and it’s packed because the ticket is only 3 dollars, so you go and then spend a bunch on food, where they make the real money anyway.

  • devolutionary

    Along with House 3, it’s too bad you didn’t include the Renny Harlin debut “Prison” w/ Viggo Mortensen and “Destroyer” to complete the late 80’s Prison-based shock-horror quadrilogy. Just something about Prisoner death sentences that gave horror a jolt back then.

  • Colin

    Hey Jay, I actually got Destination America to show me Helltown (not live, but whatever) and it definitely felt like a Jay Cheel joint… great editing, cinematography, and directing. Loved seeing Reed’s tape collection in a place of honor.

  • Vor tex

    In reference to the trilogy/sequel fan question, I think if you don’t watch the ‘Bourne’ movies since the beginning you will completely be lost, trust me I unfortunately tried it. Matrix would be another one that has some backstories going on.

    .. On the account of celebrities, I personally like Justin Timberlake and the Rock, I think celebrities are always going to make fool of themselves by saying all kinds of things, doing different things and then retracking on things they’ve said or done, and even playing on it to appease their fans. We also don’t know what exactly is faked, because I truly started believing that the Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim beef was an example of a faked publicity stunt for album sales, at the the least antagonized by not only people from the background/management but also by fans.

  • kamenhaven

    Not sure if I’ll put it up there with Stars Wars and Indy but I agree the Fury Road score is definitely one of the best. I’ve had “Brothers in Arms” on the loop several times while working

  • kamenhaven

    I’m glad Jay reviewed Geostorm. I’m puzzled by the 15% score on RT bcoz I thoroughly enjoyed this more than like say Thor: Ragnarok, Baby Driver or Blade Runner 2049. It was well-paced, exciting and I found the bond between the brothers played by Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess to be quite strong. Also had a racially-diverse cast and a positive message of countries working together and setting aside their differences

    I would say adjust your expectations as it’s not a pure disaster movie, more of a meshing of different genres into one. It’s simultaneously a disaster movie, a space movie and also a conspiracy/ investigation procedural, which is why I loved it so much. It delivers on the disaster action towards the end but I found the procedural elements enjoyable as there’s an intriguing mystery that the characters have to investigate leading up to it. Also a great epic score by Lorne Balfe (another Zimmer disciple). Overall a fun, great time. Plus a running time of 110 mins? Just beautiful.

  • Karl with a K

    FYI on Movie Pass:

    The terms and conditions have changed. It looks like they can cut you off or charge more if you use it too much.

  • Jameson

    My top 5 working actors are Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Joaquin Phoenix, Leo DiCaprio, and Oscar Isaac. I’d see them in pretty much anything. A notch below that would be actors like Gosling who I really like but feel like he’s a good actor who gets to work with great filmmakers.

  • John Ritz

    Agree with your list in general, Jameson. Not familiar with enough of Oscar Isaac’s work though. But mostly, I can’t believe the guys didn’t bring up Leo! WTF, boys?!

  • Terri

    You guys got no idea picking best working actors.

    Top 5 working actors:
    Mads Mikkelsen
    Vincent Cassel
    Viggo Mortensen
    Javier Bardem
    Joaquin Phoenix

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    The solution to Frank’s social media rage is obvious: he needs to give up twitter. Frank can at least limit his following of the Timberlake and Rock worshipers out there…

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    Brian Tyler is a movie score jobber who still holds to the big orchestral style. His work can be heard in several Marvel Studio movies, The Mummy, and Fast Five.

  • Gordo

    I did some research on this after I read the email and It looks like they are using this to avoid people using multiple passes to buy tickets everyday and scalp them outside the theaters at a markdown. This will not be used to stop people from say using it 3/4 times a week.

  • Beat_C

    i know they’re usually not prepared for these questions; but it was really surprising how much they struggled to come up with answers for this easy one. also, no women bar meryl streep?

  • Beat_C

    happy to hear frank taking the piss out of DDL. to me, he’s the single most overrated actor in the history of cinema. he’s someone who comes across as self-aggrandizing, humourless and creepy, not natural at all. i just watched the trailer for *phantom thread”, and that negative aura is all over the movie.