Film Junk Podcast Episode #340: The Thing

0:00 – Intro
9:30 – Headlines: Die Hard 5 Title and Rumoured Frontrunners for John McClane Jr., Steve Jobs Biopic, Matt Reeves to Direct The Twilight Zone, Man Throws Hot Dog at Tiger Woods and Blames it on Drive
27:05 – Review: The Thing
50:50 – Trailer Trash: The Avengers, American Reunion, This Means War
1:05:55 – Other Stuff We Watched: Super, Jackie Brown, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, Louis C.K. Live, Louie, The Thing From Another World, The Blob (original and remake), Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Catching Hell, The Descent, Count Dracula, Kitchen Nightmares, Penn & Teller Tell A Lie, Boss
1:40:37 – Junk Mail: Favourite Halloween Costumes and Memories, Disney Rewards, Dubbed Documentaries, The Simpsons and Pop Culture References, Movies Purchased Multiple Times, Film Junk Fans in Chicago, Original Opinions and Rotten Tomatoes
2:04:40 – This Week’s DVD Releases
2:06:50 – Outro

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  • patrik

    I do like that poster.. I hope the cover of the blu-ray is pure black and then that.

  • Very happy that Cap’n Video’s 20th anniversary special will be on the blu-ray. I was hoping it would be.

  • Jonathan

    Depressed to hear Frank refer to Joel Edgerton as ‘Uncle Owen’ still. You guys need to get together and watch ‘The Square (which he co wrote) and Animal Kingdom to get a new reference point!

  • The Square is a seriously fun crime flick. Recommended from this end…

  • UTG

    So will the filmjunk episodes now be shorter due to the Bonus Podcast.

    I like the 3hour ear numbing episodes :(

  • Jay doesn’t and didn’t EVER dress up for Halloween??? What a stick in the mud!

  • KeithTalent

    Was your version of Happy People completely dubbed? I don’t recall any dubbing; it was fully subtitled when it was shown here. Great movie regardless.

  • kyri

    @Jason Martynowski..

    Mothers clothes = poor man’s Halloween costume.

  • Speaking of Frank going as Frankenberry, I head-slapped myself the other day when I realized Frank’s image on the FilmJunk logo was the frankfurter.

  • I would be happy to lead the charge of a Chicago Filmjunk Meetup. It would be cool to get something centered around Beauty Day playing at a local fest/art house or DVD release. Let me know if you want me to get the film to some of the local film fest people, or cord. with other active filmjunk chitowners
    here are the well known places/fest/schools

    midwestfilm.com

    musicboxtheatre.com

    cuff.org

    siskelfilmcenter.org

    blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/block-cinema/

    chicagofilmmakers.org

    colum.edu/Academics/Film_and_Video/index.php

    tfa.edu/

  • or of course blackhawks vs canadians…

  • Greg, no need for a reunion, Golden Earring is actually still together. They haven’t been to tour North America in thirty years but they are still playing in their homeland.

  • Steve Kasan

    Have you guys ever played The Thing for PS2?
    It was a direct sequel to the movie and was really good.
    http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/thing/review.html?tag=summary%3Bread-review

    The interface options of figuring out on which NPC was The Thing really good. I’d recommend a play through.

  • Yeah I played a bit of it for Xbox… didn’t get very far but I remember it being better than most licensed games.

  • Nelson

    If all of these Marvel movies suck so badly, yet seem to make millions and millions of dollars, and spawn sequel after sequel, I think someone, somewhere, is doing something right.

    These are basically first generation films and Marvel Studios opened up fairly recently,so I think this is a good start. If the rumors are true and Marvel is really as tight, budget-wise, as some people claim, then that might account for these movies not being top-tier, but I still think they will get better with time.

    None of these super hero movies are going to win an Oscar or an Emmy or whatever, but they entertain, and that’s their main purpose, as far as I can tell.

  • Steve Kasan

    @Sean, now they should have gone with the story in that game for an on-screen sequel. Maybe you should revisit it and play till the end. As you said, for a movie licensed game it was extremely well done!

  • Anthony

    I’ve liked all the Marvel Studios films enough. Iron Man 2 was probably the worst one, and even that was still Ok.

    Didn’t a couple of you give Captain America 4 stars?

  • Kasper

    I’ve liked all the Marvel flicks aswel – even Iron Man 2, although yeah, it was only so-so. I loved the first Iron Man though, which is clearly the best of the bunch.

  • Erik from Germany

    hey guys!
    love the idea with the premium episodes!!!! also love bandcamp!!!!

    please do more of these. do one every day i will buy them all ;)

    could coul please record a premium podcast for halloween?
    i am thinking of a podcast about horromovies in general (not just the halloween-movie serie like everywhere else). would love to hear something like this!!!

    another suggestion for a premium episode would be a special about tv-series.

    well anyway. cant wait for more. i bought the starwars episode even though i dont like the movies ;)

    cheers