Film Junk Podcast Episode #575: Star Trek Beyond


0:00 – Intro
17:40 – Review: Star Trek Beyond
1:09:20 – Comic-Con Trailers: Wonder Woman, Justice League, Blair Witch, Kong: Skull Island, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Star Trek Discovery
1:39:08 – Other Stuff We Watched: Goodnight Mommy, Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Carnival of Souls, Zero Days, Slow West, O.J.: Made in America, Terminator: Genisys, Vice Principals
2:36:41 – Junk Mail: Sport Goths, Best Star Trek TV Series, Jay C. Remix
2:50:10 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:52:52 – Outro
2:57:34 – Spoiler Discussion: Star Trek Beyond

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T2: Trainspotting Teaser Trailer


Following up on the announcement trailer that was released back in May, this week Danny Boyle and Sony Pictures have released a new teaser for the upcoming Trainspotting sequel that shows Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle back together again, twenty years later. It’s really just a brief recreation of a familiar scene, but with Iggy Pop playing in the background, it should be more than enough to get fans feeling nostalgic. The movie will be based on an original script by John Hodge as opposed to Irvine Welsh’s official sequel, Porno, and in other news, apparently it really is going to be called T2. I don’t know if I can get used to this movie sharing a title with Terminator 2. T2: Trainspotting hits theatres in the U.K. on Jan. 27th and the U.S. on Feb. 3rd; check out the teaser after the jump.

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More Comic-Con TV Trailers: Star Trek Discovery, Legion, American Gods


In addition to all of the movies getting plugged at Comic-Con this year, there was plenty of TV stuff to promote as well. In fact, TV is arguably an even bigger deal at Comic-Con than movies considering the rabid fanbase for returning shows like Arrow, Gotham, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Fear the Walking Dead. There were some new TV shows being introduced this year, however, including Star Trek Discovery, which is apparently the official title of the new Star Trek series, along with American Gods and Legion. The former is a Neil Gaiman adaptation while the latter is a co-production of Marvel and FX and stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, the troubled son of Professor X (although it does not take place in the X-men universe). Are you looking forward to any of these shows? Check out the first trailers after the jump and see what you think.

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Sherlock: Season 4 Trailer


In addition to Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch was also at Comic-Con last weekend to promote the new season of the BBC’s Sherlock. Unlike the one-off “alternative timeline” special The Abominable Bride, which aired this past January, this is the proper follow-up to season 3 that fans have been asking for. The BBC dropped an official trailer in San Diego and it once again hints at the return of Andrew Scott as Holmes’ arch enemy Moriarty while also giving us our first look at Toby Jones as another classic villain, although we still don’t know who exactly that will be. Actress Amanda Abbington has hinted that this will be the darkest season yet (it could also be the last) and the trailer seems to confirm that. Are you psyched for the return of Sherlock? Sherlock: Series 4 is expected to premiere sometime around Christmas; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Monday Morning Box Office Report: Star Trek Beyond Prospers


It was a successful mission for Justin Lin over the weekend as Star Trek Beyond beamed up $59.6 million, easily topping the box office. While that is a solid debut, it is $10 million less than Star Trek Into Darkness made back in 2013 and $15 million less than the 2009 reboot. That would seem to indicate a downward trend for the Star Trek franchise domestically and the international numbers will once again be an important factor when it comes to the future of the series. Elsewhere The Secret Life of Pets fell to second place while the new horror film Lights Out tied with Ghostbusters in third place with an impressive $21.6 million. Ice Age: Collision Course rounded out the top 5 with a disappointing $21 million, by far the lowest start for any Ice Age film to date. The documentary Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party also managed to crack the top 10, taking in $3.7 million on approximately 1200 screens.

1. Star Trek Beyond — $59.6M
2. The Secret Life of Pets — $29.3M
3. Ghostbusters — $21.6M
4. Lights Out — $21.6M
5. Ice Age: Collision Course — $21.0M
6. Finding Dory — $7.2M
7. The Legend of Tarzan — $6.4M
8. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates — $4.4M
9. Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party — $3.7M
10. The Infiltrator — $3.3M

Doctor Strange Trailer #2


The Warner Brothers panel seems like it was a tough act to follow at Comic-Con this year, but Marvel apparently did their best by showing off footage from Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok in addition to finally confirming Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. However, the only bit of this footage that they have released to the public (so far) is a brand new trailer for Doctor Strange. It continues to set the movie apart as something unique in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, although the mindbending imagery still feels a little bit derivative of Christopher Nolan’s Inception for better or worse. Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong and Rachel McAdams and it hits theatres on Nov. 4th; check out the new trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Trailer


Here is perhaps one of the strangest trailers to debut at Comic-Con this weekend. Guy Ritchie is reimagining the legend of King Arthur for Warner Brothers as a gritty underdog story about a hustler who was raised on the streets. Seriously. It looks like Game of Thrones put through the lens of Sherlock Holmes and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Starring Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim), this is apparently being planned as a six-film series, so they had better hope audiences respond to this bold new take on the material. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theatres on March 24th, 2017; check out the first trailer after the jump and see what you think

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Kong: Skull Island Comic-Con Trailer


Two years ago at Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures announced that they were developing a King Kong prequel called Skull Island. At the time, the reaction was somewhat mixed, partially because people had been expecting a Jurassic World trailer at the same panel, but now this year they are back with a full trailer for the movie… which feels vaguely inspired by Jurassic Park. Go figure. Tom Hiddleston leads an expedition to a mysterious island only to discover that it houses prehistoric creatures including the biggest version of King Kong we’ve ever seen. Keep in mind, this movie exists in the same universe as Legendary’s Godzilla reboot and a showdown between the two is imminent. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), Kong: Skull Island co-stars John Goodman, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson and it hits theatres on March 10th, 2017. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Justice League Comic-Con Teaser Trailer


In addition to unveiling the first Wonder Woman trailer, Warner Brothers also offered up a taste of the upcoming Justice League movie to fans in Hall H at Comic-Con this weekend. This sizzle reel shows Bruce Wayne building a team and finally gives us a proper introduction to Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. They are clearly eager to prove to fans that they’ve learned from their mistakes with BvS and it certainly feels like this is going to be a lot more fun. It’s also worth noting that it is no longer called Justice League: Part 1 as they have apparently decided to make it a single standalone film (let’s hope that doesn’t mean it will be 3+ hours long). Justice League hits theatres on Nov. 17th, 2017; check out the teaser after the jump and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Wonder Woman Trailer Starring Gal Gadot


Coming straight from the Warner Brothers panel at Comic-Con, here’s the first official trailer for the Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot. Combining the mythological elements of Wonder Woman’s origin story with a World War I period setting, the movie co-stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor and Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta. Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster), it nevertheless feels very much like a Zack Snyder movie, albeit with a little more colour. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the Wonder Woman theme music that was introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice does indeed make an appearance. Wonder Woman hits theatres on June 2nd, 2017; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Adam Wingard’s The Woods is a Top Secret Blair Witch Sequel


Earlier this year we saw a teaser trailer for a new horror movie from director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett (You’re Next, The Guest) called The Woods. At the time, not much was known about it other than the fact that it revolved around some college kids on a camping trip, but last night the movie screened at Comic-Con where the truth was revealed: this is actually a top secret sequel to The Blair Witch Project! The movie is called simply Blair Witch and the plot revolves around the brother of Heather Donahue setting out in search of his sister, who disappeared back in 1999. There has been talk about a Blair Witch sequel or reboot for years now, but I think they’ve chosen the perfect duo to revisit the granddaddy of all found footage horror movies. Blair Witch hits theatres on Sept. 16th; check out a new trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Godzilla: Resurgence Gets a New Trailer, Coming to U.S. in Late 2016


Toho has released one more trailer for their upcoming Godzilla movie Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla: Resurgence) before it hits theatres in Japan next weekend. It’s another dialogue-free trailer with a decidedly sombre tone, seemingly an attempt to bring this franchise back to its darker roots while also delivering a contemporary level of action and spectacle. If you’re dying for the movie to be released outside of Japan, you’re in luck, because at Comic-Con it was just announced that Funimation will be distributing the film in North and South America as well as the Caribbean. Their plans include TV and on-demand streaming, but first they will give the movie a U.S. theatrical release in late 2016. It is unclear just how wide the release will be and also whether it will be subtitled or dubbed, but suffice to say this is big news for kaiju fans. Check out the latest trailer for Godzilla: Resurgence after the jump and let us know what you think.

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