Film Junk Podcast Episode #353: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Young Adult

0:00 – Intro / Jay’s Trip to Florida
17:00 – Headlines: Mark Wahlberg Planning The Fighter 2 Without David O. Russell, Tim Burton to Direct Live-Action Pinocchio, Party Down Movie Confirmed, Police Academy Remake Gets a Director, Catfish Directors to Return for Paranormal Activity 4, Josh Trank to Direct Fantastic Four Reboot?
27:35 – Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
1:04:15 – Review: Young Adult
1:31:20 – Trailer Trash: Moonrise Kingdom
1:38:00 – Top 5: Most Anticipated Movies of 2012
1:47:50 – Other Stuff We Watched: A Dangerous Method, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Sweet Genius, Winter Wipeout, Rob, The Innkeepers, Boogie Nights, Branded to Kill, The Fifth Element, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, Contagion, Modern Life, Moneyball, The Town, X-Men: First Class, Paradise Lost 3, Dumbo, The Russia House, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Merantau, The Wire
2:25:00 – Junk Mail: Top Actors and Actresses of 2011, Books vs. Film Adaptations, DVD Organization for Mini-series, Family Films Passed Down from Parents, Why Jay Directed a Documentary, Technical Glitches in Documentaries, Charlie Day is the New Bobcat Goldthwaite
2:50:30 – This Week’s DVD Releases
2:52:00 – Outro

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  • Dave

    You guys only have to go as far south as Ohio to find a Golden Corral. I live about 25 minutes north of Cincinnati and there’s one 2 minutes from me.

  • Nuno

    I always enjoy the movie discussions but I’m also finding that Jay’s medical conditions are also an invaluable part of the podcast. Last November, I sneezed on a plane while touching down in Tampa and my head, eyes, sinuses and cheeks erupted in a fury of burning, stabbing pain. I had never experienced anything like it before and was really worried that something was seriously wrong. I never looked into it myself so I feel better having heard about Jay’s diagnosis.

  • patrik

    Rainn Wilson would obviously be Tackleberry.

  • Matt

    Golden Corral is a national chain. They are all over the U.S. or at least there is one where I live (pacific northwest area).

  • Mason

    goldencorral.com has a good franchise locator. They have some relatively near the Ontario border near Detroit and Erie as well.

  • Goon

    Congrats to Jay and Beauty Day for the Genie Nomination

    http://hour.ca/2012/01/17/19128/

  • Curtis Williams

    Nice Jay congrats on nomination! Also, love the long episodes, almost 3hrs for this one, keep em coming.

  • Gil

    I actually thought Colin Firth and Mark Strong were gay for each other right away.

  • Kasper

    Grats on the nomination Jay and a really great show from you guys this week.

    Also, when is Ball Junk going to be ready? Superbowl is coming up and it’d be an interesting subject to hear you guys cover – especially since american football is the only sport out of the four big ones in North America that I actually follow.

  • Napalm

    Gil: I think they were too. Firth’s character was bi.

  • Aaron

    - Yeah, I read Children of Men for school. It was good, but takes a different angle. It is more centered around an oppressive government and mass depression, where the movie, I think, takes more of a view on the recent terrorism threats. Like i said – book was good, movie was great.

    -Another deterrent for organizing mini-series. What about Downton Abbey? It is a mini-series, but on its second season. Where do you put season 2? I think anything that airs over two nights (like the IT movie) then it goes with the TV shows.

  • Greg

    Ball Junk will happen, Kasper. We need the right piece of recording equipment to get this going as we’re recording Ball Junk at Site B.

  • Spongebob Scaredpants

    What happened to Frank’s baby voices? You get one harsh comment and – BAM! – they’re gone for good.

    Speaking of Franklin…Who has a worse case of OCD, Frank or Wes Anderson?

  • patrik

    Site B huh.. Isla Franka?

    Moonrise Kingdom trailer was hilarious imo.

  • Gerry

    Sean, the Tinker Tailor TV series is excellent, oustanding. The only downer is that those idiots at the BBC missed a marketing opportunity, i.e. to release it on blu ray to coincide with the film. It’s definately a buy.

    It’s follow up series Smiley’s People was dull and lacklustre, though I’m sure the 3 junkers who loved the film will think it a work of genius.

    I agree that The Russia House was mediocre and that The Spy Who Came In From the Cold was excellent, especially when it moved to East Germany. Again definately a buy if it makes it to blu ray.

    What about Food Junk Greg?

  • Gerry

    I forgot to mention of of the biggest flaws in the Tinker Tailor film which wasn’t in the TV series or book, i.e. – MAJOR SPOILER – Jim Prideaux / Mark Strong acknowleged that he suspected that the mole was who he was before he went on his mission and told the mole about the mission beforehand, therefore setting himself and his agents up.

    He therefore was responsible for the death of all his agents as much as the mole was and should have killed himself. Instead he absolves himself and kills the mole in a fit of denial.

    Maybe the adapting writers included this as they experienced this in their own lives, i.e. turning a blind eye to a lovers faults, but it was portrayed in an unfeasibly major scale in the film.

    The only intelligent bit of adaptation from the book was when Smiley reminisced about his meeting with Karla.

  • Kasper

    Thanks for the update Greg. You’re a peach!

  • Gerry

    Balljunk sounds like a mens health podcast or a gay porn podcast.

  • Kasper

    If Greg and Frank can mix the sports talk with some gay porn that’d be swell.

  • BarBar

    Hey guys, long time listener, blah blah. I know a while ago you did try and provide some summary’s of a films plot, but any chance you can go back to that? Not only do I have no idea what Young Adults is about beyond someone having a meltdown, I’m not sure even what genre it is – which was a bit like with the Polanski “comedy” the other week.

    Anyways, keep up the work

    H

  • My fault, I keep forgetting to read the synopsis beforehand. I just need to get in the habit of doing it on a regular basis.

  • May just be me but itunes refused to download this weeks episode and the one I grabbed from the site cuts short at 2h 33, in the junk mail sci fi book part.

  • Did you just download it today? Usually that is more frequent if you try downloading it within the first 24 hours of it being posted because there are a lot of people downloading at once. But I just tried downloading the episode now and it was all there.

  • Thanks for that, I still can’t grab it from iTunes but now have the full version from you guys direct.

  • Anthony

    FYI, Social Network was #2 on his 2010 list. There’s that.