Film Junk Podcast Episode #696: Alita: Battle Angel


0:00 – Intro: Reed Farrington Mystery Box Unboxing
25:15 – Review: Alita: Battle Angel
1:06:00 – Other Stuff We Watched: Pieta, Bohemian Rhapsody, Free Solo, Devil, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Seventh Sign, The Big Sleep, Runaway, Rebecca
2:05:50 – Junk Mail: Reed Farrington Sighting
2:09:50 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:14:44 – Outro
2:22:55 – Spoiler Discussion: Alita: Battle Angel

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  • Indianamcclain

    As did I

  • Ed Spillane

    I don’t think a work of art that includes some pain necessarily comes from a tortured place. Are you saying that a sincere work of art cannot provide any realistic tension u less the creator felt that strain?

  • Ed Spillane

    No I think his comedy comes out of a contrasting view of reality from the way most people act. Seinfeld is similar. Larry David shows frustration that people don’t see or say things that’s true or apparent to him. I think both seem oblivious to the pain people feel from keeping in their thoughts and emotions.

  • Beat_C

    i love “3-Iron”! maybe one of my favourite movies ever.

  • Beat_C

    that’s definitely not how you pronounce prochnow, dear frank. it’s the way jay pronounced it (prochnof), but the CH is that throaty sound like the spanish J, not like the english CH.


    Please have Dax on soon to discuss How to Train Your Dragon 3!!!

  • gibson8

    How can Frank be so naive about the changes to Health and Safety laws in the past four decades? This from the podcast that celebrates the video of that Jersey nightclub fire.

  • Reed Farrington

    Yes, I think most art critics would concede that art must be born from experience. Book critics say write what you know. There is an accepted belief that good films and television must have dramatic tension. These all contribute to the “tortured” artist scenario.