Film Junk Podcast Episode #302: Somewhere

0:00 – Intro
4:58 – Jay’s Retail Rant / Confession
20:20 – Headlines: Judd Apatow to Direct Knocked Up Spin-Off, Gareth Edwards to Direct Godzilla Reboot, Mickey Rourke to Remove Front Teeth to Play Gay Rugby Player?
33:25 – Review: Somewhere
1:00:15 – Top 5: Most Anticipated Movies of 2011
1:18:45 – Other Stuff We Watched: FUBAR II, The Ghost Writer, 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic, Boardwalk Empire, The Vice Guide to Everything, Global Metal, Desperado, The Black Pirate, The Garden, Beautiful Losers, Frontrunners, A Woman Under the Influence, The Red Shoes
1:52:58 – Junk Mail: The Man Responds, The Ozarks, Movies That Make You Reconsider Relationships, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Remake in Sweden, Name That Movie, The Prestige and Batman Begins, A Favour
2:20:25 – This Week’s DVD Releases
2:24:42 – Outro

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  • Film Ape

    Jurrassic Park for the SNES was my own personal Polybius. Days of my childhood were spent trying to beat that game almost driving me into fits of insanity. Eventually years after it was released I conquered it during an all weekend session. The ending is extremely disappointing.

  • Gil

    Strangely enough, I was playing Jurassic Park for the SNES just hours before this was posted. There have been plenty of odd coincidences lately… too many…

  • Chris

    Listening to that guy’s voice mail was just brutal. BRUTAL. Please, no more.

  • rjdelight

    What’s up with the iTunes delay?

  • What do you mean by delay? Is it not up on iTunes yet? It is for me.

  • rjdelight

    Got it now, but it wasn’t there a little while ago.

  • theman

    I think Sean’s pretty good at getting the cast up at a fairly consistent time every week. He certainly does a better job than IGN. They’re cast can go up anywhere from a day to four or five days between posting them on their site and going up on itunes.

  • rjdelight

    I’m not blaming Sean, I was just curious because when it was initially posted on FJ it wasn’t on iTunes. It takes a little while, but it seemed like it was taking longer than usual.

  • I try to manually ping iTunes when I remember, which updates the feed immediately, but in this case I didn’t so it probably took a bit longer for iTunes to auto update.

  • Seriously? Only 5 minutes on SOMEWHERE?

  • I must have got the time wrong on that. I’m pretty sure we talked about it for 15 or 20 minutes.

  • Yea, I should listen before commenting. The time track should read 35:00 for the Somewhere start.

  • K, fixed it… thanks!

  • Bob Bobson

    Seconding comment #3 a million times.

    PLEASE keep that loser “The Man” out of your future episodes. He’s not funny or insightful in any way and his schtick brings the podcast to a screeching halt every time. Thanks!

  • The film is definitely NIGHTFALL.

  • …which by the way is nothing like the Asimov story (no surprise there), but stars the lady from Conan The Destroyer.

    I’ve seen Nightfall a couple times, and the plot described is close enough. Several people definitely get their eyes pecked out.

  • Primal

    Seems like a pretty good week for BD releases. Tops on the list has to be Once Upon a Time in America. Hopefully you’ll show more love when you guys see it in BD =)

  • The Man

    Oh gotta love those haters….

  • Berserker

    Damn, Jay could have made a ton of money on that $30 to $90 trade. He should have bought and traded 20 copies!

  • Yeah, that voicemail is brutal. No need.

  • Miike

    I vote for no voicemail on the show.

    Never funny.

    Never informative.

    Always brings the show to a dead halt.

    Always from “characters” who think they’re funny but are utterly embarrassing in how wrong they are.

  • Spartan

    Greg –

    If you kill Ted Williams, you *will* get his voice!

    That’s how it works!

  • Greg

    @ Spartan – How did I not know this?

  • Brendan

    So if “The Man” only used 30 seconds worth of words like Greg suggested, I imagine the word “fuckin'” is responsible for about 15 seconds of them.
    Also, the word is “diatribe,” not “diatride.” I guess you could say he dia-tried and dia-failed. Maybe he just likes to put “D” at the end of words he’s not familiar with, like Jay “Cheeled.”
    Piling on the hate!

  • Mark In Ottawa

    Hey Filmjunk,

    Thank God ! I thought maybe someone who handles the mail at Greg’s store might have grabbed the giftcards.

    I never thought about the blood red envelopes – yikes – sorry !

    You all do great stuff. I’ve had bad days and listened to the podcasts and found myself laughing within minutes. Thanks for all the fun.

    Any chance Frank and Greg can talk about Cronenberg on the next podcast ? I saw Jay and Sean were discussing him on another podcast and I’d like to hear their opinions. Maybe even a Cronenberg Special (fingers crossed) …..

    My Top 5 Upcoming Films:

    5. Drive Angry 3D
    4. The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence
    3. The Beaver
    2. Captain America
    1. Super 8

    On Fubar 2 – You can never hear “More than a feeling” and not think of that scene with Deaner.

    The ghost in Fubar 2 was the documentary filmmaker (Farrell) who died when they went swimming.


    RE: The final party scene in The Ghost Writer – Did any of you get a “Rosemary’s Baby” vibe when she was looking around the room ? Meaning – the crib scene at the end when she finally sees the baby.

    @ Jay: You mentioned a while back that were collecting movie posters – Have you bought anything lately ?

  • JasonW

    If you’re gonna play voicemails, have them be short & sweet, under a couple minutes at the most. This one was paaaaaainful, but the others from #300 weren’t bad.

  • Mark In Ottawa IS THE MAN

  • @Mark In Ottawa: I just bought a poster for Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams, the documentary on the making of Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo. Other then that, nothing in quite some time unfortunately. I do have a bunch I still want to get framed though.

  • @Mark In Ottawa: Sean just gave me the Xmas card you sent for me. Your Xmas card was the only one I received from anyone including family! Thanks very much for your kind and encouraging words. And The Future Shop gift card was a pleasant surprise. You’re my #1 fan now! (Sorry, Claudette.)

  • Mark In Ottawa

    @ Rus in Chicago – Thanks, hopefullt that’s not sarcasm.

    @ The legendary Mr. Jay Cheel – Would you ever post a list on the site re: what you have ?

    My two best are the “Why so serious” Heath Ledger Dark Knight poster –
    the SAW III Poster, printed with Tobin Bell’s blood –

    @ The greatest Asian man who ever lived (sorry Rob Schneider) – Thanks for the kind words. I don’t think they sell movies on VHS, but maybe you can order them :-) You need to do more work with Filmjunk/ Cantankerous, dude. FUCK THE HATERS.

  • Mark In Ottawa

    Ooops, an error –

    @ Rus in Chicago – Thanks, hopefully that’s not sarcasm.

  • Frank

    Thanks again Mark in Ottawa

    You’ll be happy to know the gift cart went towards a Costner classic … Dances with Wolves.

  • Mark In Ottawa

    HAHAHA !

    That’s fuckin’ awesome ! You know I kinda had a hope that when you guys were going through the reccent video releases and that came up you might do that.

    Filmjunk needs another casino story, dude. You should bring Reed – Asians love that shit …..

  • balsak

    that voicemail was the worst.. I couldnt finish listening to the cast had to shut it off.. tell that pirate to start his own podcast. he sucks. kick ass and scott pilgrim were awesome tho.

  • Haters Gonna Hate

    Garden State is a good film and one of my favs.