Film Junk Podcast Episode #323: Green Lantern

0:00 – Intro
2:35 – Greg’s Story
16:05 – Jay’s Story
26:40 – Headlines: Oscars to Have 5 to 10 Best Picture Nominees, Christian Bale to Star in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, James Mangold to Direct The Wolverine, Russell Crowe is Jor-El
37:55 – Review: Green Lantern
1:19:12 – Trailer Trash: Moneyball
1:23:35 – Other Stuff We Watched: Hall Pass, The Hangover Part II, Party Down, Teen Wolf, Billy the Exterminator, X-Men: First Class, Fast Five, Master Chef, Super 8, Kung Fu Panda 2, Get Shorty, The Knack… And How to Get It, Petulia, Juggernaut, World on a Wire, Charlie Wilson’s War, Kingpin, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, Who Took the Bomp: Le Tigre on Tour
2:25:30 – Junk Mail: Super 8 End Credits, Defending Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Alamo Drafthouse, Fantasy vs. Sci-fi Categorization, CG Animated Movies for Adults, We Didn’t Start the Film Junk
2:38:50 – This Week’s DVD Releases
2:52:00 – Outro

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  • Great Episode!

  • Colin

    Good job, Frank! Don’t let the Brits steal away a fine woman!

  • Definitely an a great episode. Glad Greg’s back and there’s a happy ending to his story. But wow, this has to be Jay’s best medical story yet!

  • Greg

    I don’t think Colin listened to the show. :) Good job, Frank?

  • ButtonMan88

    This isn’t playing via either stream nor downloading from where we are in Ireland.

  • Colin

    Oh shit :(… sorry, I meant “Good job, Greg!”

    I’m sure Frank’s deserving of praise for something, though…

  • Heh: Greg’s story had a happy ending. Ba. Zing.

    I saw Party Down first, then saw Parks & Recreation, then rewatched Party Down and had a whole new appreciation for Megan Mullally (who plays Tammy Swanson in Parks & Rec and, as everyone always notes, is married to Ron Swanson in real life). And if you like Party Down, check out Veronica Mars.

  • Nils

    Forgot to mention, I took most of the references from the glossary in the forum.
    Also, excuse my voice, even autotune can’t fix that shit.

  • Glad Greg is back and that his story had a happy ending, because it was really bumming me out.

  • So happy for you Greg. Glad things worked out for you.

  • antho42

    Matt Gamble and Greg have new partners. Who’s next?

  • Wow, great episode you guys. Very lively show.

  • Napalm

    Jay just got the story for his first fictional feature! Make this love story happen haha. I’m like 15 minutes in and it’s already a classic episode :D

  • Henrik

    Fantastic episode. One of you should have watched Amazing Stories so you could have named the episode after that instead of Green Lantern… GETIT? )))

    FilmJunk audience is outdoing itself week after week. I was a huge fan of the condensed episodes and the remixes and the fanart, but this song might be the best thing so far. Really fucking funny.

  • KeithTalent

    Congrats to Jay’s cock!

  • Falsk

    @Nat – I put Veronica Mars in my Instant Queue after watching Party Down. Are there comparable? If so maybe that’ll be the next show I start on…

  • KeithTalent

    Has anyone watched Children’s Hospital with Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Megan Mullaly, and others? It’s kind of insane, but freaking hilarious.

  • Primal

    Ah, looks like Jay found his medical advisor when he does his Innerspace remake.

    Awesome show again guys =)

  • Both were created by Rob Thomas, though Mars is more of a drama. Their casts overlap a good deal, too–particularly Ken Marino and Ryan Hansen, who play substantial roles. Basically it’s neo-noir/high school drama–kind of likeBrick without the anachronistic dialogue.

  • Thanks for the categorization advice guys. Even though the question may have seemed sarcastic, and was admittedly ridiculous, it was not made up. I always laugh at your answers to those sorts of questions because I think we are all in agreement of the absurdity of it.

    For the record, I have almost 700 titles at this point… and sorry if my mixing of DVD and TV offends you. I should clarify that I group all of the Sci-Fi titles together, but the TV titles and movies are not intermixed within genre.

    Anyways, Frank, I meant no disrespect to Mystery Men. The problem is that it could fall into so many categories: comedy, action, superheroes. I was just using it as an example of why I need a hierarchy. Besides, of the DVDs I own, Mystery Men is far from the most shameful (I also own the Dick-Don Superman Cut, of which I am also not ashamed). That distinction is saved for such titles as Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. starring the Hoff, or Dungeons and Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God

    Peace Out

  • bard

    Congrats to Greg on the good news!
    Congrats to Jay on figuring out his medical problem!
    Congrats to Frank for his birthday this week!
    Congrats to Sean for… I don’t know…

    Just kidding! Another really great episode, and the song was incredible. Cannot wait for the new Game Junk episode. When should that be up?

    Also, for fans of Party Down, there will be a reunion on Children’s Hospital:

  • schizopolis

    Sean, I wanna download that listener’s song you played from junk mail. It was awesome.. will you post a link somewhere? thanks

  • I can throw it up on Mediafire or something if Nils doesn’t get around to it first.


    Great story, Greg – I’m really happy to hear it ended well.

  • Falsk

    I don’t normally give in to feminine stereotypes, but Greg’s story had me squealing in my car this afternoon on the way to work. It won’t happen again, I swear.

  • I have a few hundred DVDs, and I typically put everything in alphabetical order, maybe just splitting up TV and movies and grouping certain film series together. For example, Army of Darkness comes after Evil Dead 2, because if you even know what it is in the first place, you know better. I would also put remakes or rebooted series directly after the originals, like the Nolan Batmans after the earlier series, regardless of what they’re called, or the Rob zombie Halloweens after earlier installments. I want to keep it simple, because while I know what I have for the most part, I think it’s important for OTHER people to know where to find things, particularly if they’re looking for certain movies. Why try figure out where the comedy section is when you can skip right to “Z” for Zoolander? If you’re overcomplicating your movie collection just for your own amusement, you need to find something better to do with your time.

    My old roommate used to sort his stuff by genre, chronologically, sometimes by director. On top of having a complicated system, he was also into a lot of obscure stuff, making it all the more difficult, so if someone was over and looking for something to watch, it usually wouldn’t take long for them to give up on his collection and move on to mine.

    I think that if you mix your DVDs up SO much that no one but you knows where to find anything, you’re really doing a disservice to your collection, because you’re really cutting down on the chances of someone accidentally stumbling onto something they might like when they’re looking for something else. Does anyone else just completely avoid certain sections of book, music, or video stores because they aren’t typically a fan of romantic comedies? Doesn’t mean there aren’t some decent ones, but the same thing could apply to your DVD shelf. Oh, these three rows are all musicals? Skip! I really like that I have Walk Hard, Wallace and Grommit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wathcmen, and Wet Hot American Summer right next to each other.

    You mentioned IMDB tags, which is funny, because some of those get downright disturbing. Say you’re looking at the page for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li for god knows what reason, like you lost a bet or something, and you click on “Video Game”. Oh look, it brought up the Jodie Foster film The Accused! Not a video game movie technically, but a pinball machine DOES figure into the plot rather prominently. Speaking of which, I think I’ve seen “Rape” pop up way more than I thought I would, in places I would have never guessed…

  • theocean85

    Good for you, Greg! Glad things worked out. Always good when life throws you a bone. Cheers!

  • Kasper

    Amazing episode. Best one in… I don’t know how long! Greg being back, Greg having a great story, Jay having a great story, lots of puns throughout ending off with Nils’ awesome tune. One for the classics.

  • Green Lantern’s budget was 200 million, yes, 200 million.

  • kyri


  • Robin

    I felt sorry for Greg until he compared Martin Campbell with Chris Nolan..

  • Mason

    Thanks for the Lester-thon recap. I will definitely have to check out some of his movies. It looks like most of them are available on Netflix Instant (USA). Your mention of Richard Harris (Juggernaut) reminded me of actor Jared Harris, his son. Had you guys realized that familial connection after you mentioned that Jared will be Moriarty in the Sherlock Homes sequel?

  • superman III isn’t -F$CK!!!

    that song was the best

  • When Frank said his choice for the 3 guys he would fuck, I about died. This is possibly the best episode of the year. It’ll definitely be in the top ten. Or in the honorable mentions at least :) The longer this episode went on, the more I went “This is exactly why I love Film Junk.” Made my long commute through stormy weather much more pleasant.

    Congrats to Greg, and i hope everything works out for the best. Anxiously awaiting the Prostate Remix from this episode.

  • RC

    Great job on the song. You must be commended for the time, effort and the FJ love you put into it.

    @Sean, Jay, Greg and Frank
    I have to agree with the others on here and say that this episode was outstanding and if there were a FJ time capsule, i would put this episode in it.

  • schizopolis

    Sean…where can i find the song on mediafire? thanks

  • Fantastic work Nils. That was absolutely brilliant! It was like listening to an extremely elaborate private joke.

    I can’t wait to see who takes on the remix for this episode. Still not stale at all.

    Great episode guys.

  • Nils

    I uploaded the song right here:

    Thanks for all the love.
    Also, I have to agree with everyone, this was a great episode. Gregs story has to be the most emotional moment in Filmjunks history and Jays followup is probably up there with the funniest moments.

    Someone get on that remix, NOW!

  • Was ready for Greg to get his balls busted about not being on for weeks until the story :(

  • kyri

    So anyway.. how does it feel to have both of your holes “inspected” by a dude?

  • Wow what a stunning episode, just when I thought it was going downhill. Any chance of there being a shorter version of the song used for the podcast intro? Would be awesome.

  • Napalm

    The fan submitted FJ song is one of the best shit I’ve heard on the podcast! Ingenious!

    Btw, isn’t the new John Carter of Mars film supposed to be some sort of motion capture film? Guess that’s the closest we’ll get to an adult themed animated films. (Beowulf still doesn’t count!)

  • Vikke_AJ

    Great episode and good job Nils on the Song!

  • Pablo

    I’m happy to hear that Greg has won his girl. And Jay’s fun trip to the doctor made me laugh so hard. Although that audio clip was a bit disturbing….. and kinda sexual. Great episode boys!

  • such a fun show. The song was amazing! Re listened to it as soon as it was over. I felt like a geek super fan knowing all the references.

  • mushroomyakuza

    I was laughing out loud walking through the streets listening to this when it first came out, and re-listening now, it’s still fucking hilarious.

  • bobsponge42

    Frank is a great addition to the show.