Film Junk Podcast Episode #390: Argo, Samsara and The Imposter

0:00 – Intro
6:15 – Review: Argo
32:10 – Review: Samsara
50:45 – Review: The Imposter
1:12:45 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Master, Beasts of the Southern Wild, 30 Minutes or Less, Jaws, The Shining, The Mummy, Child’s Play, Little Shop of Horrors, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Prometheus, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, In the Mood for Love, E.T.
1:53:20 – Junk Mail: Best War Movies for Each War, Favourite Altered Studio Logo Intros, What Qualifies as a Horror Movie, Movies We Haven’t Seen Out of Fear, Does Poutine Ruin Regular Fries and Ketchup for You, Rapid Fire Director vs. Director, Moviegod, This or That Round 2
2:21:40 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:27:45 – Outro

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  • Antho42

    Matt Gamble’s The Poughkeepsie Tapes Letterboxd:

    “The movie has it’s occassional hiccups, to be sure, but it is so skilled at building an overwhelming sense of creepiness and dread, and delivered in possibly the most whole-heartly application of low-budget found footage that I find myself wondering if this might be the best movie I see all year.”

    5 out of 5

  • Here are the clay face people Frank mentioned

  • Gerry

    I haven’t even listened to the podcast yet but best Vietnam war film ever, for me, is a 5 minute Scorcese short which involves a man shaving.

  • kyri

    wow… Ugly brake-up there between Frankie and Roger..

  • Henrik

    Matt Gambles comments seem pretty hilarious after listening :D

    The mimes were awesome!

  • Taxi Cab Confessions on HBO sounds exactly what Greg was talking about. But sounds like a different Canadian version you’re talking about.

  • Steve

    I know it was a joke, but I would buy a “Um… like..” premium podcast.

  • projectgenesis

    Didn’t The Thing (2011) use the 90s Universal logo?

  • @JOSH – emailer

    We’re actually going to be talking about movies set on Halloween that are not scary on tonight Cinecast. Should be posted tomorrow so check it out for more discussion on that.

    /shameless plug
    Thanks Sean!

  • some more war movies:

    The Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    Battle of Neva: Alexander Nevsky
    War of the Roses: Ian McKellan’s Richard III
    Seven Years War: Barry Lyndon
    Napoleonic Wars: Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World
    War of 1812: The James Monroe biopic starring Jeremy Hawk from The Critic
    Crimean War: Are there any? It figures heavily into The Great Train Robbery but doesn’t directly deal with it. Charge of the Light Brigade figures in there, but I’ve never seen it.
    Civil: Gone with the Wind
    Anglo-Zulu War: Zulu
    Mexican Revolution: Viva Zapata!
    WWI: Gallipoli and Grand Illusion is pretty awesome.
    WWII: Patton
    Korean War: Manchurian Candidate kind of fits in there.
    Vietnam: Would Little Dieter Needs to Fly fit in?
    Battle of the Sexes: The Accused

  • T

    Re: War Movie Talk:
    Sam Fuller was a World War II vet but did make a Korean War film, The Steel Helmet.

  • Yes, I was confusing it with The Steel Helmet.

  • Steve

    “Last of the Mohicans” is also a great war movie. You could call that a film of the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) or the French and Indian War. “Barry Lyndon” involves the European theater of the Seven Years’ War (Battle of Minden).

  • kyri

    omg I love the idea of a halloween special horror podcast!! But I want Reed into the game!

    you should watch Martyrs, I spit on your grave ,Creep, and maybe Cannibal Holocaust or maybe if I can change your mind on the Serbian Film? :)

    I don’t understand why you are being so puritanical regarding this one, it’s a loose remake of Salò, it’s a political satire.

    If you read reviews about it on Amazon 26 people gave it 0 star and 37 gave it 4 or 5 stars.. And Interestingly they all got it right from 5 stars to 0 star.
    Personally I feel that the bluRay censored version is actually better. The film is not an easy watch. But at least it presents the violence ironically, it’s the exact opposite of a horror porn even though the plot is revolving around people doing horror porn for an art-house director. The worst part was not the rape scene,, that was a joke, Interestingly what got me the most was the decapitation of the hooker. It reminded me of irreversible, it’s not meant to be a spectacle. The problem is that most people are used to go into horror films expecting a spectacle and therefor seem to react negative with this one. “heeey this is not fun what are you doing to me? Death and horror is supposed to be fun!”

    I admit that the film traumatised me for a year or so, I can’t see how anyone can enjoy this it’s genuinely fucked up and like the protagonist I had no fucking idea what I was getting into but I would rather watch that again than re-watch a Saw film. What this film does is curing you of the need to watch any horror film ever again. It’s fucking hard to watch but I think that was the point. it’s not a pair of jiggling breasts in your face. It’s a kick in the nuts..

    Anyways.. Watch it if you Liked Straw Dogs Martyrs and I spit on your Grave, it’s not as good but it’s better than Frontiers, ils, inside ,La Horde or Calvaire.

    Surely better than HC2. Don’t watch it if you didn’t like any of the above and seriously DON’T watch it if you don’t like horror films in general.

  • We actually have a few dinner/movie places in Minneapolis. They don’t bother me in the slightest. In fact I enjoy sitting at a table and having pizza and beer delivered right to me… relatively inexpensive to boot.

    When you go in expecting (like your haunted house example) food to be delivered and servers walking around, it isn’t a big deal.

    It’s WAY better than going into a movie expecting quiet and getting some schmoe wrinkling a bag of popcorn.

  • With ever episode Jay is becoming more and more jaded.

  • Kasper

    #16 It’s awesome!

  • rjdelight

    Now that you have a son, it’s probably a good call that you don’t watch A Serbian Film, Sean.

  • @#6
    Actually, I know exactly what Greg was talking about. It wasn’t like Cash Cab or Taxi Cab Confessions. It was just a cab driving at night through the city of Toronto with just the cab driver’s point of view. There was no talking, just the faint sounds of the background traffic. Nobody was shown inside the cab. It was just the view of the city at night, looking through the windshield. It would play very late at night with some soft jazzy music, I think. I wish I could remember the name of the show.

  • el ohroy

    Please please please do something horrible to Frank. In the spirit of Halloween fun, that is.

  • Gerry

    I’d say that Jay was the polar opposite of jaded.

    His enthusiastic reviews and willingness to give anything a watch, regardless of genre or era, is one of the highlights of the podcast for me.

    Jay, you should take your 3D Prometheus blu to a friends house (Frank’s?) and watch it. It’s the first 3D blu ray I’ve seen that actually enhances the film, turning it into a thing of beauty.

    I enjoy popcorn at the movies occasionally but it’s definately a wierd cinema food staple, given it’s crunchiness and noise creating properties.

  • Essie

    Disappointed there was no talk of the cast for Celebrity Apprentice All Stars.

  • Greg

    Movie-Viwer Man is correct. I swear it was called City Lights or City Nights. It was on City TV.

  • Steve Kasan

    Jay, would you say that the Prometheus score has a very Vangelis tone to it?

  • The Patriot is by far the funniest war movie ever. So much unintentional comedy.