Film Junk Podcast Episode #697: Judgment Night


0:00 – Intro: Oscar Talk
10:10 – Retro Review: Judgment Night (1993)
43:50 – Other Stuff We Watched: Young Guns II, Overlord, Cold War
1:14:20 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:17:15 – Outro

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  • Colin

    Bite sized episode?? :(

    Thanks tho

  • Jason

    While I appreciate the effort you boys do, this is very short… Oh well

  • Glen

    The St. Catharines Standard has a recent article on Jay’s current film project.

    Here’s the link:

  • Blake in Boston

    Loving this episode’s run time.

  • tyler mikol

    I wish it was 2 hours longer but thanks for the episode boys! and I also had a great time in the chat with y’all during the Oscars. The only troll I saw in there was fannafannafanna, I mistakenly stoked the fire by calling him dumb but lesson learned. Just gotta ignore the trolls.

  • devolutionary

    With the impending Oliver Stone Premium, are you fellas fielding movie requests or simply humouring us and then deciding on your own anyway? ;) To avoid the obvious, if it’s not era-specific, sneak Talk Radio into the fray. I think that movie definitely got left behind. Eric Bogosian felt like a vessel for proto-Howard Stern.

  • Oso Jugo

    Tried watching both Young Guns in anticipation of this. The first Young Guns is brutal. Could not sit through it. Surprising then, that the second one is kind of fun and definitely watchable. Bon Jovi to the rescue.

    Judgement Night is good. That clip you play is the best scene in the movie though. Trespass is a similar thing that does it better I’d say.


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

  • Jake

    I’d also love to hear his thoughts on Alita.

  • Jake

    Agreed. And I feel like Bogosian also got left behind. The dude is a great character actor who should have been in a lot more films. I know he’s done a lot of TV, but I haven’t seen many of the shows he’s been on. He’s in the new Safdie brothers film so looking forward to that.

  • Hunter Allen

    99% agreed with Frank viz. film scores. They should, generally, work as freestanding music, or at least the best parts of them should. Hard to name a great score that doesn’t, even if I can name several movies offhand that rest their greatness upon scores I wouldn’t be thrilled to listen to by themselves, like the musical accompaniments to You Were Never Really Here, First Man, and Mandy. The ultimate recent example might be Silence. Those movies rely on their soundscapes. I would never, ever say they had “great scores.”

  • devolutionary

    Jay gave some love when talking about Larry Cohen’s “Special Effects” recently. That movie would not be half as decent without his performance.

  • Samb

    Haven’t seen Judgment Night, but the clip you played along with the score and other nuggets such as the depiction of Chicago made it sound like a movie from at least five years earlier than ’93. I doubt I’d like it much, but I kept thinking about Pulp Fiction being only a year in the future and how it (along with the “middle class” extinction) redirected the industry away from this style of moviemaking.

  • Sean

    Those 3 scores you mentioned are probably my 3 favourite scores from last year. But they’re going for different things. A lot of your favourites are action / adventure scores, which just lend themselves more to “bangers”.

  • Sean

    I think we know the main Oliver Stone movies we want to hit but it’s always nice to know if we’re way off base. Either way, Talk Radio is a tough one to include if we’re only doing 4 or 5 movies but it has been on Netflix for a while now and I’ve been meaning to watch it.

  • tyler mikol

    So there was a lot of discussion of score in this episode, I know jay tweeted about it before but there is a podcast called “The Art Of The Score” that is awesome. It’s 3 dudes from Australia who are very knowledgeable and cool to listen to. They all are in the music industry so you learn a lot. They’ve covered a lot of stuff including Indiana Jones, James Bond, Star Wars and earlier this week they released their 25th episode covering BLADERUNNER. It is awesome and I recommend it to anyone who loves film scores.

    Also I just saw that Shock Waves latest episode has an interview with Tobias Forge- the main dude from GHOST! Is Frankie gonna check it out?

  • Tommy

    My Oliver Stone picks trying to not stack the early stuff and give a couple of less obvious ones a shot:
    U Turn

    He’s surprisingly tough. I’d like to hear y’all talk about basically everything up to Any Given Sunday.

  • Colin

    ~~When will we get a director premium for a female director??~~

    Here are some ideas…

    – Kathryn Bigelow [Near Dark, Point Break, Strange Days, K-19, The Hurt Locker]
    – Sofia Coppola [The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, Somewhere]
    – Amy Heckerling [Fast Times at Ridgemont High, National Lampoon’s European Vacation (possibly save for NL’s premium?), Look Who’s Talking, Clueless, A Night at the Roxbury, Loser]
    – Penny Marshall [Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Big, Awakenings, A League of Their Own]
    – Penelope Spheeris [The Decline of Western Civilization (I, II, III), Wayne’s World, Black Sheep]

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Regardless of what ends up on the Stone premium I’ll be getting it, however I would love to hear all the guys thoughts on Salvador – was my favourite movie for quite a long time and even prompted me to try to get into photojournalism (which I failed at). Also shot James Woods to my favourite actor status – he’s as crazy as a bucket of angry snakes in Salvador and his commentary is on the DVD is equally hilarious…kind of a shame he’s turned into a Trump serving twitter troll but I can’t help but still like him. Grumpy old man charm?

  • Hunter Allen

    Ah, well. I feel like Mandy lent itself perfectly well to bangers and Johannson didn’t meet it there (or, just as likely, Cosmatos didn’t want him to). I mean, solid score to a movie I love, with some incredible sonic moments (Johannson providing Red the voice to scream with is flawless and indelible). But it’s never, ever as Jim Steinman or as prog rock as the imagery and plot. Except maybe when it’s King Crimson instead.

  • devolutionary

    I borderline-love the score to Mandy, on its own. All the 3rd party (non-Johannson) contributions were very welcome. Although I’m also a fan of ambient, drone, minimalist music.

  • parapa

    Mandy is score of the year, you’re out of your mind. If “Forging the Beast” isn’t a banger, I don’t know what is

  • Beat_C

    yeah, “mandy” was also my favourite soundtrack of the year. otherwise i completely disagree with frank – i don’t think there were many “bangers” on “under the skin” e.g.

  • Beat_C

    are you going to do any “dumpster dive” again soon?

  • Sam

    I know they somewhat discussed A New Leaf a while back but an Elaine May premium would be nice. Mikey & Nicky, A New Leaf, The Heartbreak Kid, and Ishtar.

  • Colin

    Also it’s Womens History Month, so cmon guys… bow the to COPO

  • colin the dude

    Frank’s blindness to proper release dates, whether it’s movies or music or whatever, continues to confound me.

  • Jay Lee

    Not much about that guy that doesn’t confound, annoy or anger me. If Jay wasn’t there to razz him, I’m not sure I would listen.

  • Th-Th-Timmey

    I don’t get how goldderby works lol. I accepted the invite, picked my winners, and ended up with 0%, even though I picked like half of the winners.. Was a fun chat though :)