Film Junk Podcast Episode #549: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi


0:00 – Intro / Singe’s Bus Stop Story
17:25 – Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
51:35 – Review: The Seven Five
1:18:50 – Headlines: New Suicide Squad Trailer, The Academy Changes Membership Rules to Increase Diversity
1:37:05 – Follow-Up Discussion: Making a Murderer
2:20:25 – Other Stuff We Watched: Blood Rage, Deathgasm, Lady Snowblood, The Resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts, The Thin Blue Line, End of Watch, Southpaw, Please Subscribe, The Guest, Manglehorn, The Green Inferno, Fantomas, The Central Park Five, World of Tomorrow
2:53:15 – Junk Mail: Best Celebrity Cop Partners + Favourite Buddy Cop Movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens vs. Superman Returns, Watching Movies from the Perspective of a Filmmaker, Animated Short Films Before Movies, How to Watch Movies When You Have Kids, Film Junk at 1.5x Speed
3:24:50 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
3:26:50 – Outro

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  • Sick burn, brah!

  • Sean, you should give Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day a watch. I haven’t seen World of Tomorrow yet, so I can’t comment to whether the style of humour is the same, but it’s definitely a favourite of mine. Though I can understand how the animation style could turn some people off, the content won me over.

  • Tommy

    Just checked your Bad Boys 2 Letterboxed ratings and I’m so bummed out that you didn’t fall for that ridiculous masterpiece :(

  • LordAwesome

    So 50% of the individual acting awards at the SAGS went to black actors (100% winrate). How are you going to spin this one Matt to fit your theory?!

  • So you are saying SAG = Hollywood and the historical underrepresentation of women and PoC in Hollywood (which the industry openly admits is a problem) was fixed by a single year’s voting for television awards?
    Let me guess, you’ll refute by throwing yet another straw man at me. Good grief.

  • Gerry

    I’ve just seen the SAG winners. Well done the actors for getting it right by nominating Straight Outta Compton as best film and for giving Idris Elba best supporting actor.

    I totally disagree with Junk-mailer Travis re Straight Outta Compton. I’m not a person of colour like him, but I thought it was one of the best films of the year.

    Also great to see Helen Mirren nominated for Woman In Gold, one of my top ten favourite films of the year.

    I haven’t seen some of the TV shows nominated so can’t comment re them.

    I thought Matt Gamble made some excellent points re diversity in Hollywood.

  • Gerry

    To allay comments from pedantic posters, I know that their main award is for ensemble, but to me that is their version of best film.

    You wouldn’t nominate a film as a best film if it had 2 great performances and all the other performances in it were mediocre. (Would you?)

  • Kevin Cardoza

    In talk of a lack of diversity in Hollywood, I think it’s also imperative to talk about how even movies that should have a diverse cast are usually altered so that women or people of colour don’t even have a chance at putting forth a performance that could be open for consideration to begin with.

    i.e. The movie “The Big Short” actually changed two of the characters who were Asian Americans into white dudes, and completely left out the fact that the first person who actually discovered the issue (and took up a big chunk of the book) was a female research analyst.

  • gibson8

    The serial killer you are talking about is dead (2011). I cannot believe no-one googled this during Frank’s, as per usual, ridiculous supposition that this may be plausible. C’mon guys, its not like the conversation was popping at that point and you all got swept up in Frank’s rhetoric. I assume the Coast-to-Coast thing was a reference to an even crazier supposition as is their want.

  • gibson8

    Frank: (End of Watch) ‘I hated it’.
    2012 rating: 3/5 out of 4 (at the time maximum stars rating).
    Jay: 4/4
    Sean 3/5/4
    Greg 4/4

    Seems like the fairly unconvincing provincial cop had quite an influence on the KOC. His friend was far more engaging and impressive whereas Singe was a cunt with his evidently moronic approach to his vocation. Every story highlights that he (which he indirectly admitted) is passable as law enforcement in Canada but would be chewed up in a fucked up metropolis in the US.

  • gibson8

    Singe: ’21 Jump Street. It’s one of my favourite movies ever!’. Lets take a minute to digest that…

  • Jay Cheel

    I don’t necessarily buy the theory, but what does it matter that he’s dead? The murder happened in 2005. He was alive in 2005. He was also alive at the time of all of the other murders this person is suggesting he might be connect to.

  • Z

    Frank was referring to Southpaw when he said “I hated it.” It was just after the End of Watch discussion.

  • gibson8

    Fair enough Z. Singe irritated me so much that I didn’t notice the transition. If you’re curious Sean gave Southpaw 3/5 Jay 2.5/5 and Frankie 1.5/5 in a rare moment of anti-revisionism from the KOC.

  • Donald

    Absolutely no chill with this guy…