Film Junk Podcast Episode #339: The Ides of March and Real Steel

0:00 – Intro
10:20 – Headlines: Woman Sues Over Drive Trailer, Werner Herzog to Play Villain in One Shot, Disney to Re-Release Four More Movies in 3D, Tower Heist to Get Comcast VOD Release
33:45 – Review: The Ides of March
56:00 – Review: Real Steel
1:21:45 – Trailer Trash: Young Adult
1:26:55 – Other Stuff We Watched: Catching Hell, The Real Rocky, Halloween II, Blood Feast, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Innocents, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Black Sunday aka The Mask of Satan, Black Sabbath, The Blair Witch Project, The Living Corpse aka Dracula in Pakistan, Horror of Dracula, The Lion King, The Beaver, The Company Men, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Miracle, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Submarine, Mimic, George Harrison: Living in the Material World
2:23:00 – Junk Mail: Supporting Filmmakers You Like, The Disney Vault, LOTR Theatrical vs. Extended Editions, Fantasy Films Piggybacking on Harry Potter, Henry Rollins and Kobe Bryant, Mathematical Equation for Determining the Best Directors, Friend in Me Remix
2:57:40 – This Week’s DVD Releases
2:59:30 – Outro

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  • Greg

    Also, Ball Junk will be a real thing once we get our 2nd studio set up. We just need to get some equipment and we’re good.

  • Henrik

    I am in support of any Lord who wants to send in voicemails to FilmJunk!

  • Andrew

    Excellent show, especially The Lion King duet. I think charging for supplemental podcasts is a great idea, and you’ll be definitely getting my dollas. You already put out a 2-3 hr free podcast weekly, which is a massive amount of work. It only makes sense to get some compensation for the extra work that goes into the supplementals.

  • Andrew

    Also, I would definitely listen to Ball Junk despite not caring about sports, except for a very casual interest in baseball. Hell, I listen to Game Junk and I don’t play video games.

  • KeithTalent

    I actually watched Black Sabbath for the first time a few weeks ago. I was amazed how effective the final part of the trilogy was; it creeped me out and I did not expect that.

    For the bonus podcasts you’ll be getting my money. I’m assuming they will be for non-major current releases and will have spoilers? I’m hoping so, but I’ll buy them regardless. Any chance of video too? I won’t watch it, but some others may be interested.

    Also, for whatever it’s worth (nothing), I think the voice mails are extremely annoying, except for The Het.

  • KeithTalent

    Forgot to say: Fuck Kobe. Hate that guy. So glad to hear Frank destroy him.

  • I love the voicemails. If I wasn’t scared that i would sound like a moron I would do it too.

  • Response to Jay regarding Philip Seymour Hoffman being underused in MoneyBall and Ides of March.

    I love PSH as a character actor, absolutely, and sure, he can do that, but he is SO good in both these films, I wish for him to have a bigger part. I’d say the same for Marissa Tomei and Paul Giamatti. For Ides it a case of ‘over-casting’ a movie for a middling script. For Moneyball, the film glosses over the whole ‘baseball on the field’ – I understand that choice considering what the film is about, but PSH has less than 10 minutes screentime, it’s little more than a Cameo, seems like a waste to me.

    Sure if he is playing someone like John Turturro’s Jesus the Bowler in The Big Lebowski (or for that matter, Brant the Butler in TBL), that character seems to succeed in moderation. But the characters in Moneyball and Ides could have benefited the story by in there more. IMO

  • Dave

    Yes!! You guys rock! I thought I was the only one who liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory over the original Willy Wonka. I never really grew up with the original, so I don’t really have a soft spot for it even though I love Gene Wilder. The remake was great and truer to the original book.

  • Kasper

    Sean, if this is a succes, do you guys plan to do this often? And if so, how often? Like once every other month, every month, orrrrrr?

  • Yeah I’d say maybe once a month or so… there probably won’t be a strict schedule or anything.

  • snugglebob

    when do plan on uploading the star wars one?

  • Falsk

    @Greg – Sorry I led to your diet cheating. :X

    @Ocean – Fuck those guys… Except like the Disney whore I am I picked up the Lion King set only a week after that voicemail…

  • patrik

    Someone should animate this show, like the Ricky Gervais one. That would be amazing.. Allthough just filming it would be awesome too. Maybe that’s something for the specials?

  • The Star Wars podcast is going to be a little longer, I’m running into some issues with Bandcamp. I’ll probably have to break it up into smaller half-hour segments because of their file size restrictions.

    I agree about the animation… surely there must be someone out there with a copy of Flash and hours and hours of free time on their hands! ;)

  • kyri

    hmm… about the animation thing.. maybe we can automate something with processing or openframeworks..

  • Austin in Japan

    Just finished this weeks podcast. LOVED the toy story remix!!!! Listed two it 3 times in a row. Awesome job to that listener. Hats off to you sir.

    Sean I’ve got my money ready and waiting. Looking forward to the Starwars podcast (and another edition of game junk.

  • I love the idea of the special pay podcasts. If you guys ever do a special Jackie Chan episode, I’ll donate any amount you ask for!

  • Oh, and I really don’t know anything at all about Bandcamp, but I know that you can purchase episodes of Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave from Bandcamp, and (if I’m not mistaken) they’re each about an hour long.