Film Junk Podcast Episode #301: The Fighter and Best of 2010

0:00 – Intro
3:15 – Greg’s Story
15:25 – Review: The Fighter
39:50 – Top 10 Movies of 2010
2:32:00 – Honourable Mentions and Top Documentaries
2:55:45 – What We Watched: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Experiment, Comedian, Diva, The Oath, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell, The Kids Are All Right, True Grit (1969)
3:21:05 – Junk Mail: Female Magician Stripper, Rewatching Movies, John Carpenter Dissolves, Defriending Reed and Music Junk, Conspiracy Theories with Jesse Ventura, Poop Stories
3:35:48 – Twitter Poll: What is the Best Movie of 2010 That No One Saw?
3:41:45 – This Week’s DVD Releases
3:43:30 – Outro

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  • Demetri

    Oh yes! a 3 hour 45 min show. Work is going to be entertaining tomorrow!

  • Napalm

    holy mother of god! 3 hour and 45 min long show? *faints*

  • AdamH

    Oh Jebus Christ! Nearly 4 hours of filmjunk!? Thank you! :)

  • alechs

    I loved the top tens of the year section of the podcast. I am totally pumped to revisit a lot of last year’s films.

    I am glad Monsters got some love. It is a great road trip film that is underplayed and looks amazing.

    I totally agree with Frank’s rational for Inception: the first time watch is critical. Even upon the second watch the kick synchronization did not have as much momentum. Each subsequent watch loses more plot momentum but the details of the environments (jet setting from Japan, Paris, Mombossa, modernist hotel, Arctic command, decaying metropolis, etc) captivate me more.

    The sheep pooping is great because it’s so matter of fact. I loved the tractor turf feeding technique… who would have thought that worked?

  • Jesus H Christ! I’m now 2 podcasts behind! Filmjunk produces more than a bucket of Catholic Rabbits! how many people can I offend in one entry….

  • I find it amusing that Jay doesn’t like movies like Kick-Ass and Scott Pilgrim. But loves films like Expendables and Piranha 3-D, which are made for the lowest common denominator of people. You know Jay there’s nothing wrong with a action film trying to be witty and clever, they don’t all have to be dumbed down.

  • Swarez

    The problem with Kick ass and Scott Pilgrim is that they try too hard to be clever and witty and thus don’t succeed in doing so.

  • The Expendables and Piranha 3-D are both awesome. There’s nothing wrong with low-brow dumb action.

  • berserker01

    Can we get Singe to comment on Greg’s ticket and Jay’s thievery? Although, I don’t think it’s stealing if the clerk gave it to you for free. Maybe he just likes Jay, but was too shy to ask him out.

  • Kamen Liew

    Hey Sean thanks for reading my question on this week’s episode.

    The Navi sex scene on the Avatar’s Extended Collector’s Edition is over-hyped. It really is as you guys might have imagined it — Jake and Neytiri mating using their USB hair — which feels strange when you know they’ve used that same thing on animals as well. What does that tell you about bestiality in Pandora?

    That said, the Collector’s Edition is worth getting for the extended sequences and the tons of making-of features. There were some great stuff in the deleted scenes that would have made the film better had they been kept, though.

  • Robin

    Seen Inception 7 times and can’t wait for more. No problem with expesition when its fucking amazing.

    Shutter Island is far more clunky in its presentation of the thematic backdrop (where Nolan spinns a totem, Scorsese tells the audience right at the end) and while Shutter harps back to old thriller, Inception is a progressive piece of filmmaking. Watching shutter island all the cliches are lining up and it’s far too predictiable and without the suspence the film needed. Shutter Island is only an exercise in style for Mr. Scorsese in my book.

    Not a bad film, but not in the same league as Inception

  • ScottHK

    2010 box office results.

    1 Toy Story 3
    2 Alice in Wonderland
    3 Iron Man 2
    4 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
    5 Inception
    6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
    7 Despicable Me
    8 Shrek Forever
    9 How to Train Your Dragon
    10 The Karate Kid

    I don’t see half of these on ANYONE’s best movie lists! family friendly movies seem to dominate.

  • ChuffingL

    Fish Tank, its a bit like Uncle Buck! Classic Film Junk! Awesome podcast as always, expect nothing less.

  • Miike

    Did Jay say there are no board game-based movies? What about Clue?

  • Mark In Ottawa

    WOW ! This was EPIC ! One of the best in a while.

    Jay – Any chance you and Reed could do a comment track on the doc “Last Train Home” ? It would be interesting to hear him talk about the whole Asian culture thing.

    Frank – See “F for Fake” – TOO AWESOME !

    Quick question for all of you: Is Inception better than The Dark Knight ?

    Stay cool fellas.

  • Sam

    Jay — a few years ago I caught a Jean-Jacque Beineix retrospective at the Seattle International Film Festival (where I learned his name is pronounced “ban-ex”, which I never would have guessed). Diva was the best of the four I watched. Betty Blue is worthwhile, although I remember the visual style less than the copious nudity (not that there’s anything wrong with that). IP5 was forgettable, other than knowing he filmed Yves Montand standing in a cold lake for hours, and Montand ended up dying from pneumonia. Moon in the Gutter was a complete mess as a story, but had some really cool visuals — probably the most visually inventive Beineix movie other than Diva.

    Just a few impressions in case you’re interested in checking out more of his stuff.

  • Paul Andrews

    All this love for Aranofsky, and yet most of you still haven’t seen The Fountain !
    Great podcast (as always).

  • projectgenesis

    Jay, Carpenter uses the “fade to show time passing” alot in Village of the Damned which came out a year before Dusk Til Dawn.