Film Junk Podcast Episode #706: Under the Silver Lake + Arctic


0:00 – Intro: 700 Club Pin Update + Frank Dropping Lid
17:20 – Review: Under the Silver Lake
47:35 – Review: Arctic
1:07:45 – Headlines: The Hateful Eight Mini-Series Update, Avatar Sequels Delayed Again, Star Wars SC 38 Reimagined
1:25:40 – Other Stuff We Watched: Wine Country, Deep Rising, Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Modern Times
1:51:40 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:54:15 – Outro

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  • schizopolis

    Congrats to Frank for getting Zion!

  • Essie

    Thank you for the show.

    It was funny to hear Frank say there is an outside conspiracy to have Tarantino cancelled only to then go on to list all the ways in which Tarantino has, all by himself, been a misogynist. I personally think Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be his biggest box office hit.

  • Brian.M

    Frank talking about if UTSL was a David Lynch movie, and maybe he would have viewed it differently – sounds like a victim of the Lynch Mob Mentality™

  • Jason

    I wish film junk’s tangental debates happened organically like they used to.

  • Jake

    LOL, this is all I could think about when watching the draft last night.

  • devolutionary

    And the Wellicans re-rebuild commences again. Out goes AD, in comes Zion. Trust the new “process”.

  • Dan Gordon

    I do have a friend that holds a beer bottle like that and it pisses me off too.

  • Daniel Lindquist

    Can’t wait to hear thoughts on I Think You Should Leave. Funniest show I’ve seen in a long time.

  • kent88

    I know someone who fears the Lynch Mob; one Mr. Jay Cheel, who put INLAND EMPIRE on his 2006 list despite giving it only three stars:

    Surprised Frankie isn’t ranting and raving about this.

  • Jay Cheel

    Those aren’t part of the list. When I use Letterboxd to consider my top ten, I throw in titles that I plan on rewatching for reconsideration as well, but I just forgot to remove everything after finalizing my 10.

  • devolutionary

    Additional “Deep Rising” background:
    Coming off Goldeneye, Famke Janssen was a complete throwaway character shoehorned into the script last-second to boost casting. Explains why she’s absent for huge sections of the film. Also, the ending is amazing for hinting at a potential Universal tie-in that never happened (for the time). The Rob Bottin special effects were impressive (last film?) but the late 90s creature CGI is borderline comical at times. Almost took me out of the film.

  • Mister Quigley Jr.

    Huge NBA fan my whole life and the first thing I think of when the Raptors beat the buzzer and the Pelicans win the lottery is freakin’ Frank.

  • John Abides

    I think it’s a British/European thing? I’ve noticed it a lot more since moving to Germany, whereas all my friends in the US held the bottle by the fat part. I reckon that’s why Garfield held his beer that way.

  • pcch7

    D & D rushing through Game of Thrones to jump shit to Star Wars is a kick in the teeth

  • disqus_R9COQbeddV

    I’m afraid the King of Comedy has let us down again.

  • I would assume so, too. As a German it’s not as if we only hold the bottle at the bottom or the neck, it depends (e.g. how drunk you might be) and can vary. I do remember though that while watching UtSL I thought the way he held it looked a little odd.

  • colin the dude

    I would just like to throw in my demand for a new Prescribing Frank segment. It is more necessary than ever, considering Frank’s violent aversion to deep cut classics.

  • colin the dude

    Can we also get a breakdown of Frank’s sleep schedule? Genuinely curious of about the chronic lid droppage.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Sitting in traffic listening to three dudes react to some other guys reaction to a fan made Star Wars clip…I couldn’t decided whether this is a new high for me or a new low.
    Regardless, that was my reaction to their reaction to his reaction.

  • Matt Thephotoman

    Never seen ‘Deep Rising’! oh sweet baby jesus, i can only liken that to having never seen the ocean or felt the warmth of the sun on your face. “if the the cash is there, we do not care”…”now what!”

  • Lior

    Speaking of idiosyncratic tales set in old Hollywood, what’s going on with James Franco’s Zeroville, you might ask? (or you might not, most likely) That film was made in 2014! According to Wikipedia the film’s distributor filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and the movie is finally supposed to be released this September, five years after it was made (!) by a distributor I never heard of. Will probably be dumped on a couple of screens and then rushed to VOD, just like the movie reviewed here. I mean, Franco’s movie may be a dud, but the novel it’s based on is one if the finest I ever read. Anyway, I hope it’s not a dud and I’m curious to see how they adapted this. If it’s faithful at all it’s certainly not for mainstream audiences.

    Tarantino’s upcoming film covers essentially the same time period as Zeroville, down to specific historical events, so there might be some thunder-stealing here, although they are coming out two months apart.

  • Jr

    “I’m a dude playin’ a dude, disguised as another dude!”

  • Matthew Goddard

    I bet if Frank shared his FitBit/Health app stats we could probably run it through an engine to graph out all kinds of trends.

  • Daniel Lindquist

    I’m really shocked that Frank didn’t like it. The king is dead.

  • Beat_C

    when jay imitates a canadian accent, it sounds scottish to me.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    At about 7:21, Margot Robbie holds a beer two different ways:

  • Lior

    I have one reaction to this:

    “Video podcast”.

  • Lior

    Sean, for the love of all that is holy, how did you make it that far without watching any Chaplin?! I have a 10-year old nephew who somehow discovered The Great Dictator on You Tube, and then proceeded to watch it multiple times, and then proceeded to invite other kids to watch. Seeing a bunch of kids huddled around a screen and laugh their assess of to a 1940 semi-silent film about a fascist leader is magical. A few years back I had the pleasure of watching The Gold Rush at the Bell Lightbox (made in 1925!), and the audience was in stitches. My dentist used to show Chaplin clips on the TV in the waiting room and you could almost completely forget they’re going to drill in your mouth in a few minutes…

    He was a genius. Great movies have no age.

  • Sean

    I mean I’ve seen clips but nothing beginning to end. Definitely a big blind spot for me.

  • Lior

    Not meaning to diss, of course, I too have my blind spots, in any case, Modern Times is a great place to start.

  • Nobody

    “Don’t say I never gave you nothin’…You asshole!”
    Always thought that was hilarious.

  • Wilbur Finger

    Chernobyl is absolutely amazing, puts GoT in it’s place. So atmospheric, I can’t wait for the rest of the episodes!!

  • Mrespony

    If I was a DJ on a morning show I’d now have a cart ready with “wearing a diaper”. There’s maybe 3 accents merging into one when Jay says that.