Film Junk Podcast Episode #540: Entertainment


0:00 – Intro
19:00 – Review: Entertainment
51:20 – Headlines: The Martian Will Compete in the Comedy Category at the Golden Globes, Rooney Mara Might Still Be Doing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Sequels
1:07:05 – Other Stuff We Watched: Mistress America, Room, Mr. Holmes, Je T’aime Je T’aime, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Master of None, Odd Man Out, The Sentinel
1:58:40 – Junk Mail: Reviewing Movies Without Having Seen the Previous Installments in a Series, Why Jay Hates Morgan Spurlock, First Soundtracks We Ever Owned, Comparing Blu-ray Collection Sizes
2:20:30 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:24:35 – Outro

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  • Sam

    Is Halloween H20 a reboot since it erases the events Halloween 3-6?

  • Sean

    Yeah I think so. It was definitely an attempt at a fresh start to the franchise, which they then killed with Halloween Resurrection.

  • devolutionary

    The process for Unscribd-ing is rather arduous but still doesn’t seem as bad as the good ol’ “8 CDs for a Penny” Columbia House deals were.

  • Frankie Knuckles

    “We’re going to try and convince you to stay–be prepared. We may know that sometimes we have to say “goodbye”, but we’re going to try our best to see if there’s anything that we can to make your time on Scribd better so you’ll stay reading with us. The support team is available to help solve any issue that may have caused your desire to cancel the service. You’re welcome to contact them for help directly at

    Be sure you go through the full the cancelation flow to successfully cancel the service. You have to continue to click the link that states ‘Continue with cancellation’ underneath the blue ‘Keep your membership’ button until you receive the message below on the Accounts page of your profile. If you don’t see this message, the cancellation wasn’t successful and you will need to contact Scribd support for help!”

    <—- This last paragraph is at least 4 separate page requests along with different wordings for each page and different placement/orientation of the correct button to click on each page.

    Clearly its their intent to make this process as confusing as possible so that people think they have cancelled and actually haven't and continue to give them money unknowingly.

    I was just giving people a heads up on this (… and padding)

  • Sam

    I’m not sure if Frank is aware that Criterion only upgrades maybe 1 or 2 (if that, 0 announced for February) of their old catalog from DVD to Blu-Ray every month.

    Seeing as how The Rock and Armageddon already have Blu-Rays out, I’m sure it’s pretty low on their priority list if they even have the rights for a Blu-Ray release.

    There’s still plenty of important ones like Bicycle Thieves, Woman in the Dunes, Le Samourai, etc.. that still need the Blu-Ray bump. They started blu-rays around Spine 450. So that’s a ton of movies to get to.

    Though I’m not sure I quite understand Frank’s point. I guess yes, they are making a stance. They prefer to upgrade films that might not already have a Blu-Ray release?

    I’m sure Criterion made a stance against Orson Welles/Carol Reed and Akira Kurosawa when they let the rights to Third Man and Ran slip away.

  • devolutionary

    That’s ok Frank, Facebook’s Unsubscribe/Delete policy is bullocks as well. I’m sure David Spade knew you meant well.

  • devolutionary

    I forgot, Greg Turkington was interviewed on CBC Radio and admitted that the scene where he antagonizes a female patron was calculated. Originally he was supposed to react to the female heckler and was advised by his producer to cut out her queues for greater effect.

  • schizopolis

    Someone must’ve made this for Jay or did Jay make it himself?

  • Andrew Dixon

    I just wanted to say that the idea for the next premium is pretty cool, looking forward to it. By the way, is Frankie gonna do a barbecue-style Minority Report rewatch?

  • Gerry

    I miss Jay’s blu ray aquisition stories.

    Time was when a Barnes and Noble sale would have led to a 15 – 20 minute beating the man story from Jay.

    Oh well, time moves on.

  • Sam

    He’s done it as recently as last sale in July. And has had other purchase related stories since (see RadioShack camera/clearance return policy). I don’t think it’s gone, just maybe didn’t have anything interesting happen this time, though just summing up a mundane drive and transaction still would have caught my interest.

  • Mister Quigley Jr.

    I assume this Neil Hamburger comic and Greg Turkington are Canadian comics? I’m a huge standup fan, and had no idea who or what the hell you guys were talking about. Honestly thought you were doing an improv satire review or something. Torture.

  • Jared from Subway

    Jay, you should do an Offspring cover for the show and Frankie could do back up vocals. The noodle heads would go crazyyyyyy

  • Sean

    He is real, is not Canadian, and has been around since the ’90s, but he seemed to tour more with bands than other comedians. When we saw him he was opening for Trans Am.

  • Andrew Dixon

    Gee Sean, you opened a can of worms with that article.

  • Todd

    Ya, you can’t force it. The stories they provide happen organically, which is what makes them and Film Junk so great.

  • Glendon

    Moneyball used the song first for sure, but Room used it way better by letting it play through the scene.

  • LordAwesome

    Sorry guys, but that review was a waste of time. Nobody cares or has even heard about this comedian and or this movie. It wasn’t even a hidden gem you guys were trying to highlight, you guys weren’t even enthusiastic about it. It was a very dull review. You should have done a review on a movie people actually want to see like THE PEANUTS MOVIE. I guarantee Frank would have had more to talk about GOOSEBUMPS than this. Even THE LAST WITCH HUNTER could have had some comedy value.

  • LordAwesome

    Yeah Frank, THE GRADUATE sure isn’t mainstream. What a plank.

  • Sean

    Well we can’t know if something is a hidden gem until we watch it! I know it’s a pretty small movie but we all wanted to see it and thought it might make for an interesting discussion. You can’t win ‘em all.

  • Maik

    “The Graduate .. was immediately
    a huge hit, bringing in more than $40 million on its initial release.”
    “It became the
    top-grossing film of 1968.”

  • Maik

    “96% of viewers of The Graduate were less than 30 years of age. 72% under 24.”

    “I went to the theater, a regular showing [of The Graduate], and the theater was full and actually, it was more than full. They were sitting on the steps, breaking the fire laws.”

  • Maik

    “For a time, it was ranked third … on Variety’s
    list of all-time box office champions. With domestic gross receipts
    adjusted for inflation, it still ranks at #18 of the all-time box office successes.”

  • Maik

    Shockingly Frank didn´t seem to have a clue what he was talking about.

  • Jasper

    I’m sure Frank was referring to current mainstream. That makes me wonder: Does a movie remain in the mainstream forever? Certainly the majority of today’s audience has no clue about mainstream movies from 1957.

  • Strybeck

    Regarding the Jack Ryan films, From Wikipedia:

    “The continuity of the films differ from the novels. In the novels, Patriot Games occurs before The Hunt for Red October, though the order was reversed in the film versions. Additionally, The Sum of All Fears is not part of the Baldwin/Ford series, but rather an intended reboot of the franchise, and therefore departs significantly from the chronology of the novels. It takes place in 2002, whereas the novel takes place in 1991/1992. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a second reboot of the franchise that departs from all previous films.”

    I remembered that Affleck is Ryan was at a much earlier part of his career than in Hunt for Red October, but it sounds like its a reboot in the same way Casino Royale was for Daniel Craig’s James Bond. Now I wonder how Affleck’s contract was worded.

    Also, don’t you think producer has more significance than director as to if the series is continued or rebooted? More importantly, has the original director stayed on as producer (Halloween II, Jurassic World)? Is it based on the next book in the series (by the same author) and include at least one actor from the previous film (Hunger Games: Catching Fire)? Did the author write the book sequel knowing it would be adapted into a movie (The Lost World, 2010: The Year We Make Contact)?

  • Brian Piet

    So if I hated Entertainment, it seems fitting that I hated Film Junk’s review of it. I don’t get the appeal of spending time with a Tony Clifton caricature nor why I should care if being on the road is sad & lonely. It’s not compelling cinema. Good cinematography is about all I can say about that film. Nothing happens outside of a couple of tense moments with characters that disappear and don’t mean anything, and this is coming from someone who loved Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere. This movie was a snooze on top of it with terrible pacing!

    This movie did not deserve the time that Film Junk gave it, nor is it really saying anything special. It is literally anti-entertainment that should’ve gotten 0 stars, but that’s just like, my opinion, man. A stinker of an episode from a podcast that usually churns out 4.5 star episodes constantly.