Film Junk Podcast Episode #584: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


0:00 – Intro
3:33 – Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
32:00 – Review: Yoga Hosers
1:00:25 – Other Stuff We Watched: Amanda Knox, Deepwater Horizon, Masterminds, Breaking a Monster, Brides of Dracula, Pusher (1996)
1:49:53 – Junk Mail: Flight’s Portrayal of Alcoholism, How to Stay Awake During Movies, Sequels That Are Better Than the Original
2:09:00 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:12:30 – Outro
2:15:05 – Spoiler Discussion: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • Colin

    Thanks for the show, boys!

  • Niklas

    Thanks for the show but.. isn’t this a kids movie?

  • devolutionary

    Same thing could arguably be said for Yoga Hosers.

  • Jay Cheel

    Or the Marvel movies.

  • Adam

    Or anything without a beheading.

  • Anthony Hebert

    Shocked no one watched WESTWORLD yet. Very curious what you gents thought of it. Especially with the recent re-watch you three did for the original movie.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    I think the argument about sequels was featured in ‘Scream’ as Frank mentioned. The definition of a sequel was that the second movie is it’s own story and usually shares some of the same story beats as the original – Ghostbusters 2, Rocky II, etc. If the second movie is continuing the same story that was started in the first, then it wasn’t officially a sequel – The Empire Strikes Back and The Two Towers are examples.

  • Colin

    Frankie watched the show and mentioned it during the episode.

  • Niklas

    Sure. But still. If it was up to me I’d put an end to reviews of these young adult movies because who cares about them?

  • Niklas

    Kevin Smith’s downfall started with Cop Out.

  • Doug

    I was hoping for a feature Deepwater Horizon review or the awesome Hell or High Water, but at this point I guess we won’t get that one until the blu ray.

  • Sean

    I’ll try to check it out sometime this week.

  • Sean

    Obviously we chose it because it is a Tim Burton movie. We do skip most of the “young adult” movies (ie. Divergent, Hunger Games, etc.).

  • Sean

    Yes Hell or High Water probably won’t happen until VOD now. Jay and Frank did essentially review Deepwater Horizon without me.

  • Sean

    Yeah I double checked, it was definitely Scream 2. I guess it merged in my mind with Clerks because of the Empire / Jedi argument.

  • Frankie Knuckles

    Classic Kevin Williamson line delivered by Jamie Kennedy in the sequel discussion:

    “Ridley Scott Rules”

    this almost rivals his greatest work (The Faculty – 1998):

    “How do you know there’s not a conspiracy? Like maybe the X-Files is right. Where do all these movies come from anyway? How do we know Spielberg, Lucas, Sonnenfeld, Emmerich haven’t been visited by aliens? Maybe they’re aliens themselves… Maybe they’re simply preparing us for what’s to come.”

  • iammattz

    Been awhile since you guys had a Kevin Smith focused discussion!

    I follow Kevin Smith’s film-related output pretty closely and I have to say that I couldn’t agree more with Sean’s comments about his scripts. Everything feels half-baked in his past few movies. I just wonder how much better, or at least more coherent, these films could have been with a third party providing some advice or comments.

    Something that also bugs me in these movies are the Canadianisms. These are largely a product of his conversations on SmodCast and his apparently LOVE — sorry if this ruins Strange Brew somehow for Frankie — of Bob and Doug McKenzie. Based on his podcasts, I think he really does love Canada, but it’s grating to me that he gets so many of the little details wrong (e.g., the double-double thing is seriously cringeworthy). Again, I think this points to laziness in his scripts.

  • Kyle Grimes

    No mention of the OTHER Apprentice connection in Deep Water Horizon? Trace Adkins at the end

  • Nobody

    Of course I will listen and enjoy regardless, but forget Girl on the Train, review The Wailing.

  • Colin

    Seven words…

    Antoine Fuqua: are you buying or selling?

  • LordAwesome

    Kevin Smith’s downfall started with Mallrats.

  • RockJoker

    Glad you liked Pusher, Sean. Second film is better, but the third one is my favorite. Will be interesting to hear about the rest of trilogy from you. Also you really should consider watching Bleeder from the same greatness of NWR. From the same days with the similar aesthetic to it. This one i like even more than any of the Pusher films. Really good stuff.

  • Eric D

    I really enjoyed the review format of Deepwater Horizon, even though it wasn’t intentional, that Sean didn’t see it and was basically playing the viewpoint of us, the audience, asking questions we may be thinking at the time when you guys were talking about it — especially for someone who hasn’t seen it yet.

  • devolutionary

    It’s also likely he would’ve never continued the Pusher trilogy if the financial failure of Bleeder and Fear X hadn’t forced him to reconsider. The budgets for those sequels went considerably up.

  • Kyle Grimes

    Correction: Sold*….a long time ago

  • Deven Science

    In the trailer, I noticed that one of the characters referred to the high school grades as Senior, Junior, etc. I was like, “I’m not Canadian, but I’ve NEVER heard a Canadian refer to them as anything but Grade 12, Grade 11, etc.” That seemed like a very obvious mistake that he should have known to correct.

  • Deven Science

    I read the first two Peculiar Children novels, and wasn’t really a fan. While some of the children do end up getting their moment wherein their odd power gets them out of a particular jam, most don’t. Very sloppy.

    Another thing that bothered me was touched on by you guys. Jacob, as a main character, is both cowardly, and clueless. Even as he later gets some brave moments, he never clues in. He has to have everything over-explained to him, and therefore we the reader/watcher are forced to get everything over-explained to us. I did not pick up the third book.

  • Stanley Puberick

    came to this podcast expecting a miss peregrine force feed from frank, ended up getting a yoga hosers force feed. lol guy lapointe. i could listen to frank say that character’s name all day.

  • Stanley Puberick

    we need more beheading and claw machine videos projected on the big screen.

  • RockJoker

    There is a documaentary about this called The Gambler.

  • Kevin Cardoza

    Liked the discussion on scenes in movies coming off as fake even if they are realistic and how sometimes the context or direction ruins it. Of course, sometimes it’s the audience that ruins it – a scene that is uncomfortable ends up getting laughter from the audience, which makes it come off less serious than it is.

    I’m also reminded of when Frank (and many others) had issues with Tom Hank’s performance at the end of Captain Philips because it comes off as unbelievable, but anyone who has experienced someone who is going through shock in real life thought it was incredibly accurate, but ironically Hollywood has typically given us a fake version of how people are “supposed” to react to things. It makes me think of several times people have dismissed a video online as “fake”, even though it turns out to be real, because ironically they have a version of how people would behave in that situation in their head based on completely fictional portrayals.

  • Sean

    I have Fear X on DVD but I don’t think Bleeder even got a proper release in North America. I’ll have to try and track it down.