Film Junk Podcast Episode #304: Buried

0:00 – Intro / Monster Truck Jam / Oatmeal
12:30 – Headlines: Ricky Gervais and the Golden Globes, Anne Hathaway is Catwoman, Tom Hardy is Bane, X-Men: First Class Photos, Schwarzenegger Contemplates a Comeback
43:20 – Review: Buried
1:27:00 – Trailer Trash: Rubber
1:34:10 – Other Stuff We Watched: Kitchen Nightmares, Aliens, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Social Network, Police Academy, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, I Am Comic, Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
2:05:40 – Junk Mail: Name That Movie Response, New Name That Movie, Black Belts and Werner Herzog, Rooney Mara’s Eyebrows, Loaning Movies, Female Superheroes and Mad Men, Underrated Directors, Romantic Movies That Aren’t Predictable or Tearjerkers, Good Resources for Filmmakers
2:40:30 – This Week’s DVD Releases
2:43:20 – Outro

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  • swarez

    I want to see Arnold play a super Nazi. The makers of Iron Sky should have scooped him up.

  • rjdelight

    No discussion of the Lethal Weapon reboot?

  • swarez

    Rooney Mara’s look is based on Yolandi Visser’s look, from the South African band Die Antwoord. There was talk that Fincher was thinking of casting her but I’m sure he was looking more at her appearance rather than her acting ability.
    I’m Scandinavian and I don’t have blonde pubes.

  • All the stuff you’s guys watch and none of you have seen any Reno 911???

  • rjdelight

    You should always check RT after you’ve seen the film. It’s way better.

  • KeithTalent

    I use the iCollect Movies app to track all of my films. It works on your iPod and/or iPhone and you can scan barcodes using the camera. It takes in all of the IMDB and RT ratings (all adjustable by the user) plus codec info and all kinds of stuff and allows you to mark things as loaned out as well. You can sync it with the website too. It certainly helps having it on my iPod so when I’m out I don’t end up purchasing somethign I already own, plus you can keep a wishlist for specific things you are looking for.

    Been using it for about a year now and it’s pretty awesome and I only have about 300 movies, so for guys like you with more, it will probably be even more useful.

    Damn, that sounded like an ad; no I don’t work for the company. :D

  • Frank

    I seemed confused on the show, but I did actually wait until after watching Buried to check any reviews.

  • I think I have a pretty balanced top shelf in my DVD collection, a pretty fair representation of what’s to follow. I start with the numbered titles and have TV stuff mixed in, so right away I have 28 Days Later, Seasons 1-4 of 30 Rock, 40-Year Old Virgin, 300, and the Alien films. Also scattered throughout that first row, I have Anchorman, As Good As It Gets, Auto Focus (the Greg Kinnear movie where he plays Bob Crane), Bad Santa, BASEketball, the Batmans, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, The Ben Stiller Show (his early 90’s Fox series), Black Dynamite, Boogie Nights (all time favorite), Borat, the Bournes, Bubba-Ho-Tep, Chicken Run, and The Color of Money, and others.

    Also, I’ve worked on several films in the Pittsburgh, PA, area in the last couple of years, so my DVD shelves are flanked by posters for those movies. I manage a movie theater, so it’s easy to get those when they come in, as I could never see myself spending money on most of them. So far, those include Love and Other Drugs, Next Three Days, Unstoppable (I have a couple of funny Tony Scott anecdotes that I might talk about in an e-mail), and the least gayest poster I could find for I Am Number Four. When people come over, I hope the theme of the posters makes sense, because I really don’t want to have to EXPLAIN the Taylor Lautner poster that will probably be up there in a few months (I was an extra and also Jason Isaacs’ body double in the upcoming Abduction). By then, I’ll also have the poster for Katherine Heigl’s One for the Money, so maybe that will balance out. Maybe…

  • Frank


    Just bought the iCollect Movies Pro for my iPhone and I LOVE it. Thanks for the info.

    I am going to catalog the shit out of my shit tonight.

  • Burgus

    It doesnt work.. Not on the site.. Not on Itunes.

  • KeithTalent

    @Frank Yeah, something satisfying about having your entire catalogue in your hand. Glad you’re liking it.

    I’ve never tried to sync online, so I have no idea how well that function works, but for everything else it’s awesome and very quick/easy.

    By the way, Face Huggers was freaking awesome; definitely needs to be added to the FJ glossary.

  • Frank

    I was already able to add a movie with the bar code scan, upload it to the website and share my collection with Dwy.

    Everything I could want.

  • Jay M

    G: “Facehuggers?”
    J: “Have you seen Aliens?”
    G: “Yeah.”
    J: “What, are you a fucking retard?”

    Beautiful. (Sorry, Gerg.)

    I also laughed at the Pawn Stars impression.

  • Xidor

    Reed trapped in a box for 90 min might be entertaining.

  • Greg

    It’s probably been 20 years since I’ve seen Aliens. I make no apologies for not picking up the term facehuggers right away.

    Oh and Jay M? Spell my name correctly next time.

  • rjdelight

    Gotta admit, when Frank said Buried ventured into Gerry territory a few times I too thought of the time when Reed was on the podcast and didn’t talk for five minutes.

  • rjdelight

    Frank is so hardcore about DVD collecting. I love it!!

  • rjdelight

    Why do you need to question whether or not they’ll be an Oscar special? Isn’t this a given, it’s a filmjunk tradition! Oh and Jay, you better take Judd Apatow up on that tweet, about how he said he would “Love to post about your” doc. The world needs to see Beauty Day.

    (God three posts in a row. My bad, but I keep thinking of things while I’m listening)

  • Quit complaining, Gerg.

  • Miike

    Quentin Dupieux is aka weirdo electronic musician/puppeteer Mr. Oizo! Come on, I thought you guys would be all over his work. Flat Eric ring a bell? I’d think particularly Jay would love the short “promo” film for his latest album, Making Lambs Anger (look it up). I can’t wait to see Rubber… if you get his sense of humor and aesthetic at all you’ll probably understand why this is making people so orgasmic.

  • @Xidor (and rjdelight): Coincidentally, I happen to be reading a book called “The Survivors Club – The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life.” So far, there hasn’t been any discussion about what to do about being buried alive. One interesting thing: if you’re inside a plane that’s crashed and is on fire, you have about 90 seconds to get out. The key is not to panic, but also not to waste any time in shock. When escaping from a plane, I find it strange that many people actually leave their spouse and kids behind!

  • You know you want to see a movie with this poster:


  • projectgenesis

    I know I am late to the party, but I just finished listening to the podcast. Since they’ve been on Encore this month, I too have recently been reacquainted with the first four Police Academy films and unlike Dirrrty Frank, I laughed at loud genuinely at MANY moments…

    * Mauser’s shaved eyebrows

    * Zed wanting to stay in the tear-gas shed

    * Mahoney switching Mauser’s shampoo with superglue and the ensuing consequences

    Just to name a few

  • Xidor

    If you were trapped in a coffin, what S.T. memorabilia would you take with you? There isn’t much space, so you would have to pick carefully. And when they dig you up, this is how you will be remembered.

  • @Xidor: If I were trapped in a coffin, I seriously wouldn’t take any of my Star Trek memorabilia with me. None of it is precious to me. If I had a Star Trek cellphone, I would take that, of course. But if I were to answer your question in the spirit I think you are asking, that is, what Star Trek memorabilia do I treasure the most, then, um, I still can’t come up with an answer.

  • Austin in Japan

    Thanks so much to the dude with the answer to last weeks name that movie question! Remote Control! Finally, I can rewatch the movie after 20 years, and Kevin Dillion? Sweet!!