Film Junk Podcast Episode #530: Southpaw and Best Horror / Comedy / Sci-fi of the Decade


0:00 – Intro / 4K Blu-ray Player Discussion
19:45 – Review: Southpaw
54:45 – Feature: Top 10 Comedy / Horror / Sci-fi of the Decade
3:29:20 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
3:30:52 – Outro

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  • ReelJunkie

    Over three and a half hours long… now this is what I call Cream Dream Supreme!

  • devolutionary

    I love that they broke it up into 3 genres. Now we can really micro-analyze each of their tastes.

  • JC

    You know its gonna be good when there’s 20minutes before the first review

  • schizopolis

    Fat City (1972) directed by John Huston is a little known but great boxing film. I’m also partial to Homeboy with Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken.

  • Bandit Manatee

    Really like this idea and hope you do more stuff like this in the future vastly more entertaining than reviewing something you guys are not excited about. Jay if you are reading this was antichrist ever in consideration for top ten? I could just have missed you mentioning it…. Art film but I remember some claiming it had horror elements when released

  • devolutionary

    Antichrist winds through different themes but it’s most definitely a horror.

  • Bandit Manatee

    Horror elements for certain. Certainly going for shock at or above the level of under the skin. I just can’t remember if jay liked it or not.

  • devolutionary

    Might’ve been an old TIFF review (before anyone else saw it). I think he did, although I recall Sean didn’t.

  • schizopolis

    I think Dax was needed to supply a Top 10 list of Action Films. Missed opportunity.

  • Sam

    Reed could have provided Top 10 Asian films of the last 10 years

  • devolutionary

    Reed would either take 5 minutes or 5 months to come up with that list.

  • Sean

    @filmjunk:disqus I could do martial-arts, but I can't think of any good ones in the last 10 years.— Reed Farrington (@Pacifistoffury) August 20, 2015

  • Tim

    Did Jay have to take his first piss-break just 20min into the show??
    Pretttttttty sweet!!

  • devolutionary

    Reed gave a 2.5/4 stars on the Legend of the Fist: Chen Zen movie. Isn’t that the equivalent of at least 4/5 in regular world?

  • Samb

    I don’t agree that a sci-fi film can fall out of the genre as real scientific developments eventually catch up, surpass, or take different forms than what the film depicts. To me, the trappings of sci-fi, while often interesting in and of themselves, serve primarily to speak to human anxieties and aspirations, dramatize universal truths, and/or explore the logical extensions of whatever political climate existed at the time the movie was made. That stuff never goes away — as long as the movie contains significant elements of scientific futurism, it counts as sci-fi now and forever.

    All that said, great show and great lists! I wondered about Moneyball and Bridesmaids for the KoC’s list, and Hanna for the Md’M.

  • Jameson

    Under The Skin would probably be #1 on my Sci-Fi and Horror lists. And Jay I have to agree about The Host. It’s a great film that fuses several genres but I have a hard time ranking it with other traditional Horror films.

  • Jameson

    On another note, it’s interesting that all three of the #1’s came out in the same year (if we’re going by IMDb). Some might say it was a great year for genre films.

  • James Tainton

    The dynamic of the show seems to have gone flat, need to get Greg back in the mix

  • Paul Blart

    Drop Frank, pick up Dax. 6/5

  • Pedro the Yorkshireman

    This is the best episode for months! The vibe was strong, hilarious and insightful conversation, great lists. Jay in particular seemed on a roll and really enjoying the experience. Surprised The Babadook didn’t quite make it onto the list, but pleased Kill List did. But what about Berberian Sound Studio? Great episode!

  • Craig

    Jay’s list is pretty decent, although not having Martyr’s even in the honourable mentions was disappointing. I still don’t get internet’s love for It Follows and The Babadook.

  • Bandit Manatee

    Someone needs to join the podcast and become the Dean of Drama

  • Tony D’Amico

    Frank, regarding the review of Southpaw, I too thought the way his daughter was reacting to him while she was in state custody was a bit out of hand, but I saw the movie with a bunch of friends, 2 of which have teenage daughters of their own. When I mentioned my thoughts on the daughter, they both told me that not having a child, I knew nothing, and that is almost exactly how children act when they are frustrated, confused, angry… you get the point. I liked the movie though, I thought Gyllenhaal was really good. You want that upper body, I hear he did 1,000 push ups a day, fuck that!

  • ReelJunkie

    To Jay….

    I wouldn’t have had a problem with seeing the horror tropes Prometheus plays around with to be lazy IF the rest of the movie didn’t deal with such heavy and serious ideas. That’s why those moments come off as a total cop outs and a product of lazy writing. You can’t have a movie centered on these serious topics and then have your characters act so dumb.

    It ends up creating a huge disconnect and makes me think it doesn’t even know what it wants to be: a serious and ambitious sci-fi film or a genre film working within its tropes.

  • Frank is a criminally underrated member of the crew. He’s the Ebert of Film Junk.

  • bobsponge42

    Frank is kind of crazy wanting Apple, Google, and Amazon to dominate digital video. Yes, UltraViolet is flawed – the user experience is convoluted. But, giving the keys to any one vendor is terrible. That is the one benefit to UltraViolet. You have the license separated from the content provider, which gives you options for which service you want to use to host and view your UltraViolet movies/shows on. If I go Frank’s route, I start purchasing movies on Apple. Then I have an incentive to start buying on Google. Now I’m split across two services and my library isn’t fully accessible. Worse, I go all in on one service and that service changes its terms in an unfavorable way. Guess what? All my movies/shows are locked up there. No chance to go somewhere else without re-purchasing everything. UltraViolet at least gets around that problem.

  • devolutionary

    I was hoping for an honorable mention of the French film Ils (Them) as well.

  • Reed Farrington

    Donnie Yen films probably would have dominated the list. All the mediocre Asian films I’ve seen recently are tainting my view. Actually, I haven’t seen very many Asian films.

  • Rob

    Here’s their lists – put into image format for people that don’t want it spoiled while scrolling through comments:

    Also – Honourable mentions list:

  • James Tainton

    It’s not so much that anyone is needing to leave but it’s just Jay’s evil motivations at stirring the pot need a buffer and Greg was a good moderating presence.

  • Frank Booth

    More like the King of Comedy/Drama, or, more fittingly, the KOCD.

  • scoobydelite

    Nice choice, it’s definitely superior to the similarly themed The Strangers.

  • colin the dude

    Frank! I plead to you!! When have you last watched Macgruber?!? I’m telling you now, watch it again and then put it in its rightful place, which is at least in the top 3. Also, no shout out to Step Brothers? Shaaaame.

  • cbbruuno

    No ‘House of the Devil’? Disappointing. Otherwise a pretty solid list by all.

  • Son Of Quigley

    I’ve said this for 3 or 4 years now, but I hope Gasman does a TiFF report this year. I miss his awkward flirting with bartenders and chicken wing reviews. And just his general awesomeness. Great show, guys. Thanks…

  • Pretty sure it was on Jay’s Honorable Mentions.

  • Hells yeah Steve.

    You bite your tongue Jimmy Taint & the uber-creative “Paul Blart”.

    Long live the KoC!!!

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    I 100% agree that Prometheus is horrific, but not in the way Jay means…BOOM!
    Excellent episode! :)

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  • Nathan

    I think that is REC

  • Strybeck

    Yes, I know. It’s just funny.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    How about a “Coen Brothers” Premium, or the glaringly missing series (Jay’s favorite movie) “JAWS” Premium?

  • Steve

    +1 for Martyr’s, excellent and disturbing film.

  • Bton

    Under the Skin was heavily evocative of Tarkovsky, for me.

  • Bton

    Curious as to reasoning behind excluding Moon from the sci-fi list..

  • Sean

    I don’t remember if I mentioned it on the show or not but I was not a huge fan of Moon. Wanted to revisit it before doing my list but never got around to it.