Film Junk Podcast Episode #195: Rachel Getting Married

0:00 – Intro / In-House Stuff
04:55 – Headlines: Steven Seagal’s Reality Show, Digital Projection Snafus, X-Men First Class, Oscar Documentary Shortlist, John Carpenter’s The Prince
27:05 – What We Watched: Futurama: Bender’s Game, Drakmar: A Vassal’s Journey, Appaloosa, Open Range, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Slumdog Millionaire, Kitchen Nightmares
49:58 – Junk Mail: Movie Pet Peeves, Recommended Cameras for Beginning Filmmakers, Influences and Taste in Film, Oldboy Remake
1:19:00 – Review: Rachel Getting Married
1:29:40 – Trailer Trash: Black Dynamite, Adventureland, Ace Ventura Jr.
1:37:00 – This Week’s DVD Releases
1:37:50 – Outro

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  • Moths = Strange Brew. Greg, send me my moths!

  • Talking about digital glitches. The podcast cuts out after 17 minutes.

    And the issue with Benjamin Button was that the magenta channel wasn’t working so the whole projection was tinted a strong shade of green.

    You guys talked about BARAKA a couple weeks ago, I was at a screening of Baraka (only 35mm) in the 1990s when the film snapped in the projector.

    At a screening of BIG FISH, the projector bulb blew.

    Recently at BURN AFTER READING, the AMC couldn’t get their digital projector working for our screening and referred us to the 35mm projected version starting 40 minutes later in the same multiplex.

    Lastly, at TIFF, I was watching the entire PUSHER trilogy (highly recommended for JAY C. to watch this) and during part II, the film melted spectacularly. I hope that everyone gets a chance to actually see film melt in the projector while the film is unspooling at one point in their lifetimes.

  • Hey Kurt, try grabbing the podcast again. I think sometimes the downloads get interrupted when a bunch of people are all trying to get it at once.

  • Working. Thanks.

    By the way, I really, really, really love Oshii’s THE SKY CRAWLERS and hope it at least makes the short-list for Oscar.

    WallE is pretty much a no brainer for the academy though. It’s a romance, it’s a bit edgy, it’s even eco-sensitive. All the thinks that the academy loves.

  • On Greg’s VIP experience:

    The Varsity V.I.P. theaters suck because you can hear every thing from the crowd, even their footsteps in and out of the theatre. You can hear the film whirring thru the projector, like you are watching a 16mm film in Grade 9 history circa 1988. Terrible.

  • swarez

    You know what irks me in movies. When there is a dog somewhere in the frame, prominent or not, the sound designer always puts a bark in there. I guess it’s because dogs generally don’t bark when they are around their owners out for a walk that it gets on my nerves.

    Also, people never say good bye when finishing up phone calls in movies, they say something and then just hang up, leaving the other person hanging. Jay you need to do a scene like that in one of your films. Some dude on the other end saying “Hello? You still there?”

  • Irks me in movies:

    – human beings that doesn’t make sense
    – violence without consequences

  • Peking Duck

    I would love to see a film based on the events that happen after the credit rolls in an action film, you know where blocks of property has been blown to shit, dozens of people killed and the hero basically the only one left alive to tell the tale and trying not to be put in jail on mass murder charges.

  • My movie-going pet peeve: cell phones.

    One of the most annoying things in movies, although it happens a lot more in TV shows, is when three characters are talking, and then two of them go off to the side for a private conversation, and we’re supposed to assume that the third person can no longer hear these two just because they’ve moved a few feet away and the other guy is no longer in the frame. But they are still in the same room and talking at a regular conversational volume.

  • Greg

    @Chip Chief – That may take awhile. Moths are tricky bastards.

    @Kurt – Holy shit…I forgot about the damn projector sound. That was brutal! I kept thinking that it would go away. It didn’t.

  • Swarez

    The VIP rooms over here are really nice. Not too small and not too big.
    But the ticket price is way too steep so I rarely go, shit I rarely go to the cinema anyways.

  • The technical and industry term for when the film melts is “brain wrap”. I really hope none of you get to see it, as it is a fucking mess to fix.

  • “I would love to see a film based on the events that happen after the credit rolls in an action film, you know where blocks of property has been blown to shit, dozens of people killed and the hero basically the only one left alive to tell the tale and trying not to be put in jail on mass murder charges.”

    This is very much like an idea my friend had: you know the classic scene in 80’s-90’s action flicks where there’s a shot of people eating and then a the hero runs through blasting at the bad guy? (Example: Like in True Lies where Schwarzeneggar rides through on a horse chasing the bad guy riding a motorcycle.)

    Here’s the idea: Make a movie starring those restaurant patrons w/ no real plot. The climax is when some action hero guys comes through blasting! Lol.