Film Junk Podcast Episode #660: Revenge


0:00 – Intro: Frank’s New TV
23:35 – Review: Revenge
53:30 – Other Stuff We Watched: Song to Song, Dina, Ms. 45, Steve Jobs, Kingpin, Spider-Man, Anon
1:45:05 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:55:00 – Outro

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  • Blake in Boston

    I really like Frank and wish him no ill will, but for the good of the show/sake of concersation—I hope I’m about to hear a 25 minute rant about how terrible his new TV is and how he’s “thinking about” returning it.

  • Sean

    Regarding our discussion about remastering films near the end of the show, I would like to propose the following: Retain the Grain but Repair the Hair. Thank you.

  • newtaurus

    It’s nice to know that slow postal clerks oblivious to long lines is an international problem

  • schizopolis

    Knight of Cups was insufferably out of touch. It probably would’ve fared better if it came out in the 80’s or 90’s. I’m guessing Song to Song is more of the same, which is why I skipped it. Yet, I still have the film in my collection coz I love Malick.

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  • newtaurus

    Frank’s PR rant at the end was pretty good.

  • devolutionary

    I still haven’t seen To The Wonder (dunno why?) but Song to Song is definitely near or at the bottom for Malick.

  • Jameson

    I thought Revenge was decent but underwhelming. At its best, it didn’t offer anything new or inventive with the genre, and at its worst it asks us to suspend our disbelief way too many times. All that said, I’d also give it a 20.

  • Beat_C

    so, so good ???? i share his sentiments regarding ryan reynolds in every aspect.

  • Indianamcclain

    For anyone around the Toronto area, Ontario Place is showing The Dark Knight in IMAX for four days starting on Friday.

  • devolutionary

    I just wanted to add that it was hilarious listening to Frank and Jay guess nearly every one of Andrew Niccol’s cliché plot devices while Sean was breaking down “Anon”. Talk about a filmmaker who’s high-concept ideas have fallen off a cliff. Netflix is the place where directors’ dreams go to die.

  • Samb

    Anyone who thinks Frank responding to Jay’s refusal to give a star rating by giving three star ratings of his own isn’t the most FJ moment in FJ history is fucked.

  • bobsponge42

    Beater? How about Junker?

  • Lori Cerny


    If you’d just bite the bullet & go digital, you wouldn’t have to deal with all that mailing packages shit.

  • Glen

    An update on the MoviePass service. It seems they are burning through money like crazy & suffering huge losses & there’s serious doubt they’ll stay in business.
    I guess charging pennies for admission really wasn’t a good business plan after all.

    Here’s the story:

  • MartyMcFlyJr

    Sean is on the money. Jay and Frank should record their ride home. ‘Ride Home Junk’ needs to be a thing.

  • CagneyB

    Guys, half-star bump since you saw John Carpenter Live down the street from where most of ‘Dina’ was filmed? Or just Frank since Jay has freed himself from rating?

  • tyler mikol

    Jay is spot on. Musicians are mostly the worst but the worst of the worst is Stand Up Comedians. They are a cancer to the world, almost as bad as Youtube/vine Celebrities. Eff them all.

  • Reed Farrington

    I would rate podcasters in the middle of your worst of the worst list.

  • DrewNugent

    Almost as bad as people who comment in comment sections.

  • Len F.

    Got my How to Build a Time Machine Blu-ray; it’s beautiful! Love that clear case. Thanks Mr. Cheel!

  • Thom

    What’s a bedroom beater??

  • Mark

    If you offer “The Drive Home” podcast as patreon-exclusive content, you all will be rich beyond your wildest dreams.

  • Nic

    Watched How To Build A Time Machine on baby blue the other day. Looked fantastic on my OLED and I was surprised how much I enjoyed the film! I don’t know whether I would have watched this movie if it was directed by anybody else since I am not really interested in the topic of time travel. But you did a great job, Jay! I was really immersed in the film, laughed quite a bit and I think the film has lot to offer in terms of exploring the motivations behind the obsession with time travel/time machines. And I am not just saying that because I am a fan of the show!

    Regarding star ratings: I really have no problem with you just not rating films on the show and I get that it could feel kind of unnecessary to atribute a number to a movie after a lengthy discussion which should be enough to give the listeners an idea of how you liked it. When it comes to letterboxd though, I have to side with Frank. Seeing your star ratings was always a pretty good indicator what to expect and I have found quite a few films I really like through your ratings which I otherwise might have overlooked. So please consider going back to the only true way of logging films according to the ten commandments of letterboxd! (or write short reviews instead of star ratings – but I am sure you would hate that even more)

    PS: Song To Song was my favorite film of 2017 ;)

  • Dirk Gently

    I saw ‘I Spit On Your Grave’ when it was still banned in the UK. The revenge, in ‘Revenge’, doesn’t feel as earned as it did in the former. Still, there are a couple of scenes in Revenge that delight in the inevitable discomfort that any viewer must feel watching them. The foot scene reminded me of the original Poltergeist, ‘pull your own face off into the sink’ scene. Pretty stomach turning.

    Overall, not unenjoyable, yet not wholly satisfying.

    The title of ‘ultimate revenge porn movie’, still belongs to I Saw The Devil. Better in every way. And strangely funny too!

  • gibson8

    Frank’s lack of awareness about European misogyny was sweet but his triple rating as a response to Jay finally admitting the inconsistency of the ratings was childish. beat him to it anyway.

  • Jameson

    Also received my HTBATM baby blu! Thank you Jay!

  • I know Jay probably doesn’t care, but I’m going to give my thoughts on star ratings anyway…

    If not rating somehow makes it more enjoyable or less worrisome for you then by all means, go for it. But from a listener standpoint, it’s not always easy to discern your opinions even after listening to the whole review. A day removed, I can’t really remember Jay’s thoughts on Revenge at all, other than his arguing with Frank. And a lot of the films you review I won’t see for a long while, and will do a quick check back to see ratings for general opinions. With no ratings, I might do a quick relisten, but it’s less convenient.

    It’s definitely nothing that would make me consider not listening, but it was a good indicator and kept past shows relevant to my movie watching. Just some thoughts – as always, thanks for the show, the work, and the laughs!