Film Junk Podcast Episode #652: Dark City


0:00 – Intro: Show Format Discussion
33:20 – Retro Review: Dark City
1:17:10 – Other Stuff We Watched: Night of the Hunter, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Ricky Gervais: Humanity, The Tick: Season 1, Part 2
1:36:40 – Junk Mail: Funniest Movie Scenes of All Time
1:51:15 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:53:00 – Outro

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  • iammattz

    Will join in the chorus here to say I really hope you guys just do whatever keeps the show fresh and interesting to you and that you all get fucked.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Good point Sean – if you gave a negative review to a favourite film of mine I would definitely ask for my money back (with interest). Because, of course, I would only be suggesting films that are objectively brilliant :-)

  • proudnintendowiiowner

    i said this on the reddit but i think it bares repeating again because idk how often sean, jay, and frank check the reddit.
    I think changing the format is a great idea. It might even allow for more guest to appear on the show like skottie young, Matt gourley etc because the guest won’t have to feel obligated to watch the movie that’s scheduled for the week. While I love the film talk, it is always great when frank jay and Sean get off tangent and just talk about random shit like little house on the prairie, customer experience nightmares, and illegal Blu-ray smuggling from the USA.

  • Beat_C

    yeah, i almost fell off my chair when i heard that the KOC had never seen a monty python movie in full … WTF?

  • Beat_C

    “but I just hope that you don’t simply talk about films from the 80s or 90s that you watched when you were kids/teenagers.”

    that’s a very good point. in fact i think they should pick movies that none of them have ever seen = no nostalgia, but potential for unliked/controversial movies, which often are the funnier discussions.

  • Beat_C

    totally agree. those segments are maybe not interesting per se, but they work as catalysts for brilliant moments. it’d be a pity to get rid of them.

  • Beat_C
  • Peter Harrison

    Come on Frank, your subjects demand you address this growing crisis head-on! There’s whispers in some parts that you should, dare I say it, abdicate, and pass the crown onto Dax, whose always seemed appreciative of the Python crew!

  • Lior

    Some very funny stand-alone scenes off the top of my head (other than the great scene from The Money Pit mentioned below):

    The risks of superhero capes – The Incredibles
    The parade – Take the Money and Run
    Woody Allen trying to impress Diane Keaton – Play it Again, Sam
    Training with The Sphinx – Mystery Men
    Duel of spears – Ace Venture: When Nature Calls
    Drinking piss – Orange County
    The cow scene – Rat Race
    The Jacuzzi (?) scene – Hall Pass
    “Does your dog bite?” – The Pink Panther Strikes Again
    Treat Williams character arriving at The Ritz – The Ritz
    “You may serve the fish” – The Thin Man

    I don’t include movies like Airplane because it’s hard to just pick one scene…

    Sean, btw, according to show notes this section of the program lasts one minute…

  • Sean

    Oops, thanks. Should be fixed now.

  • The Fan

    I love the current Formant of the show, but It has been clear for a while that most of the new releases just don’t interest Jay, and he checks out. I think most of us would rather changed the format than lose Jay. It would be nice if more Indie flicks were easier for the general public to see. I think that would be a good way to still do new releases and keep Jay interested. When its all said in done you guys give a great show for free and you’ve been doing it for years, so if you guys need to change it up to make it fun again by all means do what you got to do.

  • Larry Morgan

    I like these “retro-reviews” because it’s easier to watch an older movie than go see a new release, and I’m more likely to want to see some of these older ones anyway.

    Plus, as long as “what we watched” is still around that can include trailers, youtube, tv, people feeding pigeons, whatever.

  • Frankie Knuckles

    Absolutely …. how did I forget this … thank you!!!!

  • Jake

    “hero trash” that’s good, I’ve got to start using that. That’s almost glossary worthy.

  • I don’t care what the main movie review is each week, I just hope there’s at least 3 people that have watched it to get a good discussion. There anyways needs the possibility of 2 people being able to gang up on one other on points of the movie they missed.

  • Robert Reineke

    A Monty Python premium could be a lot of fun.

    I’d throw in the baseball game sequence from Naked Gun as something that belongs in the discussion of funniest scenes.

  • Jr

    It’s amazing how listening to 30 minutes of you guys talk about changing the content of your show is more entertaining that anything else I could be listening to. Do whatever you want, we know it’s gonna be good.

  • Oso Jugo

    You missed the play on super. Stupid hero instead of super hero. Stupid hero trash. Get with it Jake or you’re getting a life ban from filmjunk buddy.

  • Fletcher Thomas

    I almost never have seen the movie you are talking about for the main review. And probably only eventually see less than half. But I never miss a show and love hearing you guys talk about movies. Review whatever you want.

  • Glen

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Junkmail disappear from the show. There’s not many questions beyond “what’s your favorite (insert subject)…” I find you guys struggling especially when it’s pretty obscure.

    An occasional video Filmjunk might be fun for the listeners/viewers.

  • traynor

    I like Junkmail.

  • Chris Bell

    The guys that do the plinket stuff have just done a ‘Retro Review’ of Freddy Got Fingered. Coincend?

  • Jordan

    I love everything you guys do, and will continue to listen regardless of which direction the show takes, HOWEVER, I must say that I adore the show in its current format. Junk mail often leads to a plethora of unexpected conversations, and please god continue to review new releases.

    I started listening as I wanted to know what was coming out in cinema, and I’d it was worth going to see. Retro reviews really don’t do it for me, and they are often films I’ve never hear of and have little interest in. At least if it is a new releases, there is the added intrigue of bring able to run to the cinema after the podcast and watch it on the big screen. Many other pods may reviews the same film each week, but I am always excited to see what you guys thought of it. No to retro reviews… Please

    Thanks for being the best there is. ????

  • Ben

    I love the format discussion/shift. The retro reviews are great and have made me seek out these two recent movies. The conversation between you guys is what will always have me listening, but the concept shift here just keeps solidifying that. Retro Reviews are a great way to keep fresh, turn people on to different stuff, and be different than just reviewing the most notable weekly movie.