Film Junk Podcast Episode #312: Sucker Punch, Paul and Hobo with a Shotgun

0:00 – Intro / New York Trip Recap
24:40 – Headlines: RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Darren Aronofsky Leaves The Wolverine, David Slade to Direct Daredevil, Natalie Portman’s Black Swan Body Double Speaks Out, The King’s Speech PG-13 is Happening, Megan Fox in Knocked Up Spin-Off, First Photo from New Wonder Woman TV Show, Amy Adams is the New Lois Lane
37:10 – Review: Sucker Punch
1:00:35 – Review: Paul
1:18:40 – Review: Hobo with a Shotgun
1:41:45 – Trailer Trash: Captain America: The First Avenger, The Three Musketeers
1:51:10 – Other Stuff We Watched: Celebrity Apprentice, Cliffhanger, Deep Blue Sea, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Prison, Cutthroat Island, A Film Unfinished, Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project, The Times of Harvey Milk, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, The Tillman Story, BMX Bandits, The Goonies, Punisher: War Zone, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Due Date, The Chaperone, The Adjustment Bureau, Hereafter, Dear Zachary, The Thin Blue Line, Night Court: Season 3, Limitless, Defendor, Skyline
2:57:20 – Junk Mail: Episode 110 in Under 3 Minutes, Film Junk Tattoos, Superpowers and How We Know Each Other, Film Junk Comments Coming Back to Haunt Jay, Carnivale, Walking Out of / Turning Off Movies, Cantankerous and Audio Commentaries
3:23:50 – This Week’s DVD Releases
3:26:25 – Outro

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  • Epic three and a half hour podcast! love it.

  • Austin in Japan

    and thanks for reading my mail :)

  • Film Ape

    “Sucker Punch makes Rocky 4 look like a silent movie”. Greg you are the man.

  • Liney

    The Raccoons music – love it!

  • Epic

  • Faggymcbitchtits

    Crank 1 and 2 are basically the same film. Witch one is really “better” is highly debatable and it actually depends on which one you’ve seen first.
    I think Crank_1 is the better film. Crank 2 lacks new ideas and just repeats the recipe by taking everything to the extreme in a more pretentious way. The First Crank somehow kept a more realistic approach (in a way), it felt fresh and the jokes worked better. The only thing that I think is better in Crank two is the Ending.

  • I hope after bagging on Mr. Nobody, you can see what a true ‘pretensious mess’ looks like in the form of SuckerPunch!

  • Fatbologna


    The Raccoons theme is used over the end credits of Hobo with a Shotgun! When it first started playing it didn’t really click in my head until the chorus kicked in and then my face exploded.

  • I didn’t get the Racoon’s reference (It’s been a while), but in hindsight, it is hilarious way to repurpose a song and a Canadian-in-Joke to boot.

  • Can Jay’s next doc be about where Greg works.

  • For the record,

    I like Deep Blue Sea, Waterworld and The Postman (Go Wil Patton!)

    Did nobody see that Renny Harlin straight-to-DVD with Val Kilmer and the 10-little-indians type assassin mystery, MINDHUNTERS? Looks terrible.

    Not seeing the love for Cliffhanger though.

  • KeithTalent

    Damn, Sean was fired up for the Sucker Punch review. Been a while since I’ve heard that much venom coming from him. Good stuff.

    I have not seen Paul, but I recently came to the conclusion after watch Death and the Maiden that Sigourney’s Weaver is a pretty terrible actress when she’s not Ripley. She was by far the worst thing about Maiden and I can’t recall seeing her being actually good in anything aside from Alien.

    You people that own Criterion Blu-rays, do you just file them with the rest of your Blu-rays or in their own section? Packaging is kind of all over the place and I can’t decide how to file them.

    Also for the record, I really like Waterworld, but I really dislike The Postman.

  • Fatbologna

    I agree with Jay AND Sean in regards to Hobo with a Shotgun. I thoroughly enjoyed it but don’t really need to see any more of these type of films. I’m extremely excited to see where Tarantino takes us with his Spaghetti Western. That guy knows how to rock exploitation aesthetic with modern storytelling.

  • KeithTalent

    Oh, also meant to back up Frank on the NY comedy thing. We went to Carolines the last time I was there and it was awesome. We did luck out because Gilbert Gottfried ended up performing, but still, the lead-up guys were awesome too. Looks like you guys just ended up at the wrong place; bunch of scam artists with Comedy Central placards drawing people in.

  • Justice

    Glad you guys hated Sucker Punch as much as I did. That movie was just brutal. It seriously makes me fear for Superman.

    Does Canada not have $10 bills? haha

    @keithtalent I actually keep all my criterion collection stuff (dvd & bluray) separate and organize them by spine number.

  • bard

    Really great episode, I was laughing quite a bit.

    Greg, since you like Night Court so much, you might be interested to know that his son has a very successful podcast.

    Everyone should check it out. My favorite episodes are 74 and 127. They’re the funniest dudes ever.

  • Aaron

    I’m assuming this is the Back to the Future III clip that Jay was referring to:

  • Oh damn, you guys teased with a Reed update/speculation then it fizzled out…I get “Making a Klingon body suit out of old restaurant buffet pudding skin” when you create the official filmjunk poll!

  • Man a week off and you guys come out blazing. Maybe you should do it more often. Awesome Listen!

    Jay, props for showing some love to Warzone.

  • Kasper

    Best show of 2011 so far!

  • Faggymcbitchtits

    Indeed Kasper one of the funniest show ever..
    Greg+prostitute stories are pure gold.
    Four quiffs out of four.

  • Logan Lerman, someone who is immune to Jay’s name game.

  • “It’s like A to Table”. Love it!

  • Sam


    Seconding the love for the Uhh Yeah Dude podcast. Jonathan Larroquette occasionally references (those are the longest four consecutive words I’ve ever typed, I think) growing up as a “lot kid” in Hollywood, but show biz isn’t the be-all-and-end-all of the podcast. And Seth is the funniest MFer on the planet. I really think they have a sensibility that FJ listeners would enjoy. They have a few vid clips — go to and type in “YouTube”, then type in “uhh yeah dude denny’s” for a classic bit. UYD 4 Life!

  • Steve Kasan

    This episode has really made me want to catch up on Celebrity Apprentice.
    For me of big budget 90 films that failed
    Last Action Hero
    Cuthroat Island in that order.
    What is insteresting, going back to watching these films now, I constantly question what happened back them that made these films a failure?
    LAH went up against Jurassic, but, look what happened to that franchise.
    At least I can say I saw all three of these films in the theatre back in the day and enjoyed them! What is too bad about Cuthroat is that this dropped Arnold’s Crusade which is a big :(

  • Steve Kasan

    One more thing, Greg, you missed out Sunny showing up for the Divas match at MSG

  • Liney

    Thanks for the info on the Raccoons theme guys, I thought there must be a reason!

    Oh, and the Liz Taylor ‘obituary’ was the greatest podcast obituary of all time!

  • I like The Postman too:

    Jay – agreed on “A Film Unfinished.” The movie is actually kind of a mess and doesn’t really have much more than a surface idea. It has its moments of interest though.

  • @KeithTalent – not sure if I sent in my Junk Mail in time for this episode or not. But I sort of ask the same question about Blus and Criterions. For me it’s no question: Criterions are on their own section of the shelf (in spine number order).

    My question related to director filmographies and Blus mixing. My life is tough I know.

  • bard


    Awesome suggestion!!! Everyone really should go to YouTube and watch their clips, in particular the craigslist videos.