Film Junk Podcast Episode #342: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

0:00 – Intro
6:30 – Headlines: First Photo of The Three Stooges, New Line Picks Up Found Footage Tornado Movie, Actress Sues IMDb for Revealing Her Age, Spielberg Blames Indy 4 on George Lucas, Sam Jackson is the Highest Grossing Actor Ever
22:25 – Review: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
42:00 – Trailer Trash: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
49:45 – Other Stuff We Watched: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Frighteners, Chopped, Restaurant Impossible, Pearl Jam Twenty, Cape Fear, The Mask, The Innkeepers, Diabolique
1:47:02 – Junk Mail: Paranormal Activity 3 Lead In, Movies that Address the Audience, Found Footage Films with Documentary Directors, Documentaries on Reality TV, Movies That Are Better with Smaller or Bigger Budgets, Jay’s Old Movies, How Does Jay Afford Stuff, Favourite Songs with Lyrics from Movies, Listening to the Soundtrack Before You See the Movie
2:17:20 – This Week’s DVD Releases
2:23:00 – Outro

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  • Jonny Ashley

    nothing makes my heart sing like a brand new film junk, ready to download the same night it was recorded. <3

  • fatbologna

    Nice, I JUST finished watching Bram Stoker’s Dracula a second ago! Looking forward to hearing your guys’ thoughts on Tucker and Dale, I really liked it and I’m not always a fan of horror-comedies, especially modern ones.

  • Tomoo

    Regarding Jay’s metaphor for the cast in the beginning: is Reed the taint?

  • kyri

    Why Frank keeps going back to that Dominican Republic shit? Thailand has way better prostitutes..

    I kid I kid.

    Dominican Republic hoes are great!

  • Henrik

    I can just imagine Frank being a real depressed asshole working in the financial sector with a bunch of slick yuppies!

    Can’t wait for the FilmJunk classics segment, where we get to see all the uses Jay found for the Jurrasic Park theme xD

  • Kasper

    I’d like to see you guys review Tower Heist. Personally I think it looks like a lot of fun, so I’ll be giving it a chance myself.

  • Mason

    I noticed that there was another version of the Bram Stoker’s Dracula story from 1979, starring Frank Langella and directed by John Badham (Saturday Night Fever). Has anyone ever seen this one? How does it compare to the Coppola film?

  • I vote is for Tower Heist and Harold and Kumar. Comedies always bring out some of your best discussions.

  • Ovenball

    Chopped is the best cooking show on television. Love it.

  • csidle

    I’m looking forward to checking out I Shouldn’t Be Alive. I’m hoping it is kind of a serialized version of Touching the Void.

  • Aaron

    Another great show, guys!

    On the Spielberg news, it’s worth noting that he also defended Crystal Skull, saying that he’s happy with the movie. I was kind of hoping to hear Jay defend it as well, since I remember him enjoying it when you guys reviewed it.

    I thought Sean’s quick comment on a holograph version of the Star Wars films was pretty funny, although with the way Lucas works, it could become a reality.

    I’d be up for a Tower Heist review next week. I’ve actually heard good things about it so far.

  • bowenarrow

    I know in America…or at least the theater I was working at…The Phantom Menace trailer was in front of Sandler’s Waterboy movie. Soooo many people bought tickets just to see the trailer and left without getting their money back.

  • Jose

    I loved Tucker and Dale!!! They don’t think of the consequences of the guys dying or calling the police because they think they’re all committing suicide! It makes it sooo funny! Loved this movie!

  • fatbologna

    “I noticed that there was another version of the Bram Stoker’s Dracula story from 1979, starring Frank Langella and directed by John Badham (Saturday Night Fever). Has anyone ever seen this one? How does it compare to the Coppola film?”

    Some people really like the Badham Dracula but I found it pretty damn boring. I was about 12 when the Coppolla version came out though so I kinda grew up with that being THE Dracula story. It’s just so damn creative and visually interesting that even when I watched Herzog’s Nosferatu years later I couldn’t help but think that it was inferior. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is the definitive version of that story for me. The Hammer version and it’s sequels are pretty great though. Brides of Dracula, Dracula: Prince of Darkness and Dracula Has Risen from the Grave are all decent follow-ups to the Dracula story with a lot of classic gothic imagery and campiness out the ass. Hammer Horror’s the closest you’ll get to the visual flair of the Coppolla flick, imho.

  • indianamcclain

    Harold and Kumar for next week.

  • KeithTalent

    I remember Roast Chicken Hostess chips, but I don’t recall turkey of any kind. I ate a lot of Hostess chips as a kid too. I sure wish they were able to keep all of the old, cool flavours around. I miss The Munchies too. :(

    Chopped is awesome. One of my favourite cooking shows; it moves at a good pace and does not have too much fabricated drama.

    I vote Tower Heist for next week.

  • FilthyJesusBastard

    Wow guys, a 30-40 minute debate and the filmjunkers still have yet to resolve the Pearl Jam Drummer issue? Oh and by the way Jay, do you beat anything other than dead horses? Just curious……

  • Patty Robertson!

  • Sly

    The fantastic “Les diaboliques” was remade for the US market in 1996 with Sharon Stone – the turd was named “Diabolique”

  • @FilthyJesusBastard: The conversation wasn’t about Pearl Jam’s drummers. It was about the narrative structure of Cameron Crowe’s film. Heaven forbid we actually engage in some in-depth movie discussion on a film podcast. Perhaps we should cut the movie talk entirely and just focus on trips to the doctor and working retail?

  • @FilthyJesusBastard: On the other hand, I just watched Cameron Crowe’s U2 doc and unexpectedly enjoyed it a great deal. Luckily they’v only had one drummer throughout their career.

  • I thought that one was directed by Guggenheim?

  • Whoops, meant Guggenheim. Same difference. Both equally uninspired.

  • Henrik


  • How in the hell did Kenny Loggins not get mentioned by name in your discussion of great soundtrack songs? Between Caddyshack, Footloose, Over the Top, Top Gun, and Caddyshack 2, Loggins OWNED the 80’s soundtrack scene.

    If we’re talking quality over quantity though, I’d have to say that one of the greatest movie songs is Robert Tepper’s “No Easy Way Out” from Rocky IV. That song deserves a lifetime achievement award for being the best movie song, the best 80’s song, the best montage song, the best…well, just the best.

  • Gonna have to agree with Greg re: the drummer talk on PJ20. I get where Jay is coming from, but the whole point is that it is kind of a joke. After all that substance in the film, they finally say (I think almost literally) “oops, we forgot about the drummer, I suppose we should mention it.” Then they spend about 45 seconds dealing with the drummer. It’s a long stadning joke with the band and the fact that they left it as sort of a throwaway afterthought towards the end was very deliberate – and if you’re a PJ fan, it’s kind of humorous.

  • I think the drummer talk is saved to the end because Pearl Jam hasn’t done anything worth talking about in the last 10 years. That’s not even intended to be a slam against them…I think it’s true.

    Inside joke to the fans or not, it’s a distracting retracing of steps in an otherwise forward moving narrative.