Film Junk Podcast Episode #422: Man of Steel and This Is the End

Man of Steel

0:00 – Intro
11:06 – Review: Man of Steel
44:07 – Review: This Is the End
1:01:51 – Headlines: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas Claim the Movie Industry Will Implode, World War Z $50 Mega Ticket Package, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer
1:21:53 – Other Stuff We Watched: Epic, Steel, The Odd Couple, Before Sunrise, Message From Space, Manhunt: The Search For Bin Laden, Before Sunset, It’s a Disaster, Ninja III: The Domination, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, Crimewave
1:53:11 – Junk Mail: Best vs. Favourite Movies, Respecting Canadian Films and Filmmakers, Hiding Blu-rays From Baby
2:08:45 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:10:25 – Outro
2:11:04 – Spoiler Discussion: Man of Steel

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #421: V/H/S/2 & The Internship

V/H/S/2

0:00 – Intro
5:01 – Review: V/H/S/2
41:19 – Review: The Internship
56:56 – Versus: Vince Vaughn vs. Owen Wilson
1:06:57 – Other Stuff We Watched: Game of Thrones, Crossfire Hurricane, Kill Bill Vol. 1, 3:10 to Yuma, The Prestige, De Dødes Tjern, Searching for Sugar Man, Brooklyn Castle, Senna, The Counterfeiters, Playtime
1:35:33 – Junk Mail: Google Can Predict Box Office Numbers, Cornetto Trilogy + Spoiler Etiquette on Social Media, Explaining the Terms ‘Stylized’ and ‘Glossy’, Going Into a Movie Knowing Nothing About It, Which Director’s Filmography Do We Prefer: Fincher, Nolan, O Russell, Aronofsky, Thoughts on All of the Formats to See Films, Have You Ever Gotten Burnt Out on Watching Movies
1:58:46 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:00:48 – Outro

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Film Junk Premium Podcast #19: The Superman Franchise

BUM DADA DUM, DA DUM DADA DUM DUM!!!! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s bipolar Margot Kidder camped out in your backyard! No…it’s the latest edition of the Film Junk Premium Podcast!! Just in time for the release of Zak Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ Sean, Frank and Jay decided to sit down and discuss the Superman franchise! To clarify, we talk Superman 1 through 4, Superman Returns, and of course, Supergirl. As usual, we cover lots of ground here, including Margot Kidder’s untraditional beauty, Superman’s willingness to throw away his powers for a quick fuck, the peach factor of Superman III, and the retention of the superhero gene within Superman’s sperm. Also, is Helen Slater better as a blonde or brunette? You’ll have to tune in to find out! So sit back and take a ‘squirt, squirt’ and rest assured that you’ll get used to the taste. And remember, in the immortal words of Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White, “There’s only one p in rapist!”

P.S. Be sure to check out the promo above in which Reed Farrington acts out one of his most perverse Superman fantasies!

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‘3:10 to Yuma’ Blu Ray Review

Directed by: Delmer Daves
Written by: Halsted Welles (screenplay), Elmore Leonard (story)
Starring: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Richard Jaeckel

3:10 to Yuma

This week I filled one of the many unfortunate gaps in my to-watch list of classic Westerns thanks to the blu ray release of Delmer Daves’ original 1957 adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s ‘3:10 to Yuma’. A film that certainly benefits from a high definition upgrade thanks to some stunning black and white photography.

‘3:10 to Yuma’ is the first in a long line of Elmore Leonard stories adapted for the big screen. Taken from a short story of the same name, Leonard’s sense of suspense is certainly present, along with his affection for morally ambiguous anti-heroes. Glenn Ford plays Ben Wade, an outlaw who crosses paths with rancher Dan Evans (Van Heflin) during a stagecoach robbery. Evans and his two kids stand by as Wade and his posse commit the crime, establishing Evans as a passive player in the aggressive architecture of the old west.

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‘Medium Cool’ Blu Ray Review

Medium Cool

My curiosity is always piqued when a cinematographer is given the opportunity to direct. Jack Cardiff, Barry Sonnenfeld, Jan de Bont, or more recently Wally Pfister, are all well known DP’s who have made the jump with varying degrees of critical and commercial success (Pfister’s Transendence will be released sometime next year). Then there’s Haskell Wexler’s directorial debut ‘Medium Cool’, which is arguably one of the most radical and influential examples of a well known cinematographer making the jump to directing and utilizing the medium of cinema in fresh and exciting ways.

The films stars a young Robert Forster as TV news cameraman John Cassellis. Questions of moral and ethical responsibilities amongst the media and news journalists arise as the film continually sets aside its mostly conventional plot in favour of exploring various issues of the time. It’s the late 1960’s and the political climate is volatile and slowly eroding. Wexler’s characters act almost as tour guides, exposing the audience to issues of gender, race, and war all within the context of 1968 Chicago and leading up to the infamous riots of that year’s Democratic National Convention.

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #420: After Earth, Now You See Me, Behind the Candelabra

After Earth

0:00 – Intro
8:36 – Review: After Earth
40:00 – Review: Now You See Me
57:05 – Review: Behind the Candelabra
1:16:34 – Headlines: Theatre Owners Want Shorter Trailers, More Expendables 3 Casting News, Kon-Tiki Directors to Direct Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Sam Mendes Coming Back to Direct Next Bond Movie, Dan Harmon Returns to Community, Machete Kills Trailer
1:35:00 – Other Stuff We Watched: Silver Linings Playbook, Medium Cool, Side Effects, The Village, Back to School, The Book of Eli, The Sixth Sense, Predators, Stories We Tell, The Bengali Detective
2:07:47 – Junk Mail: Favourite Stoner Movies, Fast and Furious Titles, Modern Black and White Films, Will You See a Movie You Wouldn’t See Otherwise If You Heard It Had a Good Twist, Waiting for Smaller Films to Come to Blu-ray Versus Buying Them Immediately on DVD, Inconsistency in Sean’s Top 100 List, Thoughts on Steelbooks, Criterion Reviews
2:36:23 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:40:46 – Outro

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #419: Fast & Furious 6 and The Hangover Part III

Fast & Furious 6

0:00 – Intro
8:03 – Review: Fast & Furious 6
29:45 – Review: The Hangover Part III
48:23 – Headlines: Morgan Freeman Falls Asleep During Interview, Woman Accused of Assault By Movie Theatre Texter, Christopher Nolan Approached to Direct a Bond Movie, Steven Soderbergh Selling T-Shirts Online, Metallica: Through the Never Trailer
1:09:16 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Hangover, The Hangover II, Fast Five, This is 40, The Burning, Strange Days, Captain America, Little Caesar, The Enforcer, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Zodiac, The Vampire Lovers, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Family Tree, The Office Series Finale
1:52:15 – Junk Mail: Care Package from Norway, Xbox One Announcement, Movie Trivia Games, Concealing Ratings, Questions for Jay About Documentary Filmmaking, Thank You Film Junk
2:26:06 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:30:01 – Outro
2:30:31 – Spoiler Discussion: All-Star Celebrity Apprentice Finale

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Film Junk Premium Podcast: The Star Trek Original Motion Picture Franchise

Star Trek

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, so with that in mind, the Film Junk crew sat down with Reed Farrington — Film Junk’s resident Star Trek expert — to endure a solid three hours of Trek talk in service of you, our loyal listeners! In this episode we focus on the first six Star Trek films, starting with Star Trek: The Motion Picture and ending with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Along the way, Reed Farrington attempts to defend his love of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier while simultaneously throwing a fan favourite of the series under the bus. Meanwhile, we explore the effectiveness of Uhura’s sexy feather dance and the logic of wearing ripped pants when your genitals happen to be located on your knee. We also discuss the history of the infamous “KHAAAAANNNN!!!” scream and Kirk’s true motivations behind it. So, will the even/odd theory of the series hold true? You’ll just have to tune in and find out. If you don’t…well double dumbass on you!

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Film Junk Bonus Podcast: Hot Docs 2013

Hot Docs 2013

0:00 - Intro
2:44 - Dragon Girls
13:17 - Shooting Bigfoot
28:48 - 12 O’Clock Boys
35:34 - The Unbelievers
43:29 - The Expedition to the End of the World
51:17 - The Great North Korean Picture Show
59:18 - We Always Lie To Strangers
1:06:17 - NCR: Not Criminally Responsible
1:13:21 - Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys
1:16:21 - The Last Station
1:20:51 - Which Way is the Front Line From Here?
1:25:05 - Bending Steel
1:27:57 - The Crash Reel
1:31:56 - Caucus
1:33:42 - Blackfish
1:38:17 - The Circle
1:39:14 - 15 Reasons to Live
1:40:42 - Who Is Dayani Cristal?
1:42:57 - Searching For Bill
1:45:04 - Maidentrip
1:48:16 - Our Nixon
1:49:58 - Just the Right Amount of Violence
1:54:47 - Downloaded
1:58:30 - Outro

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #417: The Great Gatsby and Upstream Color

The Great Gatsby

0:00 – Intro
3:17 – Review: The Great Gatsby
28:18 – Review: Upstream Color
53:42 – Headlines: Gravity Trailer, The World’s End Trailer, Captain Phillips Trailer
1:01:27 – Other Stuff We Watched: Airheads, Last Action Hero, Moulin Rouge, The Descendants, Walk the Line, Time Rider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, Little Fugitive, Dark Skies, Red Dawn, Innocent Bystanders, The Transporter, Transporter 2, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Erin Brockovich
1:48:26 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:53:57 – Outro
1:55:23 – Spoiler Discussion: Upstream Color
2:14:32 – Spoiler Discussion: Celebrity Apprentice

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #416: Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

0:00 – Intro
10:14 – Review: Iron Man 3
37:13 – Headlines: Michael B. Jordan Cast in Fantastic Four, Ray Harryhausen Dies, Terrence Malick to Release IMAX Film ‘Voyage of Time’, Ender’s Game Trailer
1:01:34 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Monster Squad, Airheads, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Limey, Disney’s Oceans, Huff, Shine a Light, Hannibal, Paycheck, Silver Linings Playbook, The Butterfly Effect
1:37:30 – Junk Mail: Javier Botet is the creature in Mama and [REC], Films You Remember Being Excited to See, People Who Quote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Quality Versus Hard Drive Space When Uploading Movies to a Portable Device, Best and Worst ADR in Movies, What Does Frank Find Funny About Zookeeper and What Are His Favourite Animals?
2:10:59 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:13:05 – Outro
2:14:24 – Spoiler Discussion: Iron Man 3

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #415: Pain & Gain

Pain and Gain

0:00 – Intro
03:09 – Review: Pain and Gain
38:45 – Headlines: Zach Braff’s Kickstarter Campaign, Patrick Hughes to Direct The Expendables 3, Thor: The Dark World Trailer, Prince Avalanche Trailer
1:00:14 – Other Stuff We Watched: Idiocracy, In the Company of Men, Here Comes the Boom, Mama, Jack Reacher, Fright Night, The Kingdom, Easy A, Graceland, Miss Bala, Repo Man
1:42:41 – Junk Mail: Does Watching Previous Entries in a Franchise in Anticipation of a New Entry Ruin the Experience, Celebrity Apprentice Wish List, What Does Jay Look For in a Blockbuster, How Do You Determine a Favourite Actor or Actress, Procedural Films, Has Frank Given the Ikea Hot Dogs a Second Chance
2:04:03 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:05:24 – Outro
2:06:42 – Spoiler Discussion: All-Star Celebrity Apprentice

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