Film Junk Podcast Episode #709: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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0:00 – Intro
22:30 – Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters
49:20 – Headlines: Star Trek: Picard Teaser, Django / Zorro Movie, Scorsese Worried about De-Aging FX in The Irishman
1:09:10 – Other Stuff We Watched: Always Be My Maybe, Never Goin’ Back, Mothra vs. Godzilla, Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster, Big Little Lies: Season 1, Warrior (2019), Punch-Drunk Love, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Testament
2:11:30 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:15:05 – Outro

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  • Fletcher Thomas

    No Jay. Sad face.

    And I really wanted to hear his opinion on new Rambo.

  • SomeGuyInPhilly

    Relieved to hear that the boys had as much distain as I did for GKotM. Just utterly forgettable.

    Premium idea – Comedic remake Premiim. I was thinking specifically of The Nutty Professor and maybe The Pink Panther, where the gang watches the original and the “modern” remake. I guess I just really want Frankie to watch some old comedies and talk about em.

    Does anyone have any ideas for remakes (comedic or otherwise) that might make for some interesting discussion?

  • Ben Bueno

    Reed rules

  • Jay Lee

    No Jay, no play…. such are my rules.

  • Jake

    Really enjoying having the news segment back these last few episodes.

  • Indianamcclain

    Thank you Sean for sneaking the headlines segment back into the show.

  • Sean

    ????

  • Dan Gordon

    Also enjoying the return of news. Frank was on point this ep, I found myself wondering why they spent money on Bradley Whitford piloting underwater drones when that could have gone towards making the monster scenes better. And *SPOILERS* Vera Farmiga’s last words before death were “Hail to the king”? Wtf?

  • Reed Farrington

    When Jay’s away, Sean can do whatever the hell he wants.

  • Reed Farrington

    I talked about Jay’s upcoming project. That’s got to be worth something. Have you checked out the Cantankerous podcast with Jay, yet?

  • Reed Farrington

    Thx, Ben! It’s good to know that peeps with dementia are still appreciated.

  • Reed Farrington

    You and Jay Lee should get together to form the Official Jay Cheel Fan Club.

  • Jake

    Lol. She plays one of the worst characters I’ve ever seen in a summer blockbuster. Farmiga’s performance wasn’t terrible, but that character is so poorly written.

  • Jake

    Definitely nice when they bring it back. I’ve been listening to the archive recently and so many of the great/hilarious FJ moments start from a news story or junk mail.

  • OsoDuck

    I guess I’m relieved that Godzilla didn’t come to my one theater, one screen town. Went to see Aladdin instead, because I was hurting to go to the movies, and it was mildly entertaining. No regrets.

  • gibson8

    You seem to think that Gerry contributes far less than Dax et al because the majority of those who comment on his appearances say so. The way you highlighted that he was last choice and took every opportunity comment on it was unusually cruel. I wonder if this is due to Jay’s absence? Anyone listening who did not know the background to the podcast would think that you were a total prick. After 13 years I know that is not the case so what’s up Sean?

  • Sean

    ???

    I didn’t think I was going beyond the usual ball-busting that is done on the show, but if it came out that way I apologize. I love Reed, I think he always makes the show better (even when he makes it worse). I probably would have asked him to guest on the show a lot earlier except he had just appeared the week before.

    Frank and I were literally preparing to do a 2-man show this week and I just threw out a last minute invite to Reed to see if he wanted to Skype in for a bit. He ended up joining us for the whole thing even though it was super late notice. Reed is a hero. Hail to the king.

  • Beat_C

    well, that’s some sucky rules.

  • Beat_C

    i can only think of shit like “overboard” and “ladykillers”. but did frank know that his beloved “EDtv” was a remake of a canadian movie called “louis 19″?

  • Reed Farrington

    I love it when the guys bust my balls. I know Sean was kidding around. I think it’s part of the schtick about how awkward I am that I feed into in real life in order to feel like I belong. It makes being a failure less painful. :-)

    It’s an honour just to be invited (and an Asian).

  • Reed Farrington

    Rules are rules! Got to give it up to those who know what they want.

  • SquidHead#1Fan

    Reed casually peeing while discussing Godzilla movies is a top ten FilmJunk moment.

  • devolutionary

    As weak as this movie is turning out to be, it’s always amusing to hear classic Frank grandstanding (Frankstanding) that no one cares about the destruction in these types of movies.
    Always thought that was part of the draw. In many of the early movies, Gojira was often the only real creature. Seeing humans flee carnage and destruction was part of the fun.

  • Reed Farrington

    But Jay lugging around a portable mic already peed on a previous Film Junk podcast. I can’t remember the last time I went for a pee during a recording of the podcast, but I thought since I was using the portable iPad and not able to contribute to the Godzilla talk, I might as well go and relieve myself since I could still hear what was being said. In retrospect, I should have silenced my mic.

  • Sam

    Did “Asian man” Reed mispronounce fellow “Asian man” Tsui Hark’s name?

    I’m no “Asian man” but I’ve been lead to be believe “Tsui” was actually pronounced “Choi”. And technically also “Hark” is supposed to be “Hok” though I usually play it loose with that one.

    So Tsui Hark should sound more like “Choi Hok” rather than “T-soo-e Hark”

  • Fletcher Thomas

    I’m in if you agree to be Patron!

  • Reed Farrington

    Oh, I think you may be right, Sam. I’m finding that even when I hear a Chinese name pronounced, I find it hard to repeat the pronunciation. I can’t even pronounce my dad’s doctor’s name: Dr. Leung.

  • Tommy

    Now Jay’s gotta one up you with an on-air bout of diarrhea.

  • Beat_C

    seems it wasn’t clear i was talking about the remakes.

  • It was. But I don’t think the Coen remake of Ladykillers is shit. They retell the story within a fresh setting.

  • Reed Farrington

    Well, Frank has a hold on the flatulence franchise, so I guess the next step is an audible poo. Film Junk is going the way of scatological humour!

  • Blake in Boston

    “Budget bitch,” #NoEdits, and Reed’s piss made this a very memorable podcast, you guys are always a welcome distraction from life—especially with the week I’ve had. Cheers guys.

  • Beat_C

    well, we obviously disagree then. i thought it was a disaster, a huge black spot in the coen’s otherwise brilliant filmography.

  • Beat_C

    i remember you saying your father hardly spoke any english, reed? so what language did you speak at home growing up?

  • Jake

    I’m not sure I would be able to cope with a single screen theatre lol. Do they run different movies on the single screen? Like playing one movie in the afternoon and a different one at night? Or do they only get one movie at a time?

  • Reed Farrington

    Actually, my dad’s spoken and hearing English is very good. I didn’t find out that my dad’s reading and writing is not bad until I started Skype texting with him. My mom’s English was not good.

    I spoke Chenglish at home growing up: a mixture of local dialect domestic Cantonese Chinese and English.

  • Reed Farrington

    This successful Skype test shows that peeps don’t have to worry when Jay moves to L.A. Jay will never abandon Film Junk.

  • Jake

    That could be cool. I’m not sure if these would make for a good discussion, but some others I can think of: The Birdcage, Mr. Deeds, Dinner For Schmucks, The Heartbreak Kid, Down to Earth, The Bad News Bears.

  • Reed really gave us the gravy on this one, every last dribble. Don’t get down on yourself for your performance Reed, we understand you were zonkered.

  • Reed Farrington

    I’m not getting the sense that I sold anyone on Always Be My Maybe. I should have taken notes about what made me laugh.

  • Honestly all I got from your review was that you questioned the director’s gender and ethnicity, and that it’s better than When Harry Met Sally.

  • OsoDuck

    Once in a blue moon they do run different movies on a single screen but for the most part it is one movie. The Avengers: Endshame ran for five weeks. Aladdin ran for three weeks. Now, The Secret Life of Pets 2 is showing, and for at least two weeks I’m predicting.

  • Tommy

    You should try not preempting your reviews with all that context. Just get into it and you might have more energy to explain what you think of a movie.

  • Reed Farrington

    Okay, I’ll try using that tact from now on. Thanks for the advice!

  • Reed Farrington

    This raises a question for me: if you’re a film buff who gets sent to prison, will you no longer be able to see movies on first-run? If so, this seems like torture. (I’m not only thinking about prisoners in a one theatre town.)

  • Beat_C

    thanks. i must have misremembered your comment about your father’s english then. do you still speak any cantonese?

  • Reed Farrington

    If you’re asking if I still remember the limited Cantonese I learned in childhood, then yes, I still speak Cantonese. I only really speak it a bit when my dad and I frequent the dim sum restaurant, but I rarely understand when someone tries to say something to me and I end up looking at my dad who is equally dumbfounded, but usually because he’s hard-of-hearing.

    My dad tells me that mainland Chinese immigrants often don’t understand each other due to regional dialects.

    Oh, and Always Be My Maybe is correct in pointing out that Chinese restaurant staff are often rude. (Same with Chinese grocery staff.) Often it’s the younger Chinese or the Hong Kong Chinese. There are some older Chinese women hired due to their willingness to accept low wages. I find they are much nicer. Maybe Chinese staff tend to be rude because Chinese peeps are such bad tippers. :-)

  • Lior

    Why the heck is Reed using Sean’s personal Netflix account? Assuming that for whatever reason Reed doesn’t want to pay for his own Netflix (maybe not watching enough to justify it?) it’s super easy to create a different profile, it’s literally one click. Then just call it whatever you want and start having your own page with your own viewing history and recommendations inside the “mother account”. All the other people using my account have separate profiles so that they will not skew my own metrics (if you wanna call them that…)

    The main drawback to sharing in someone else’s Netflix account is that all the stuff you watch is visible to everyone else… they just need to click on your profile to see what you’ve been up to. :-)

  • OsoDuck

    Well, as has been noted many times on the Filmjunk podcast, the cinema experience is all but dead, so I don’t think I would be too put out by such a restriction. Hollywood films are so bad nowadays I rarely feel the desire to see them. I really go now more for the expensive popcorn, the nostolgia of being in a movie theater, and the limited communal experience (One highlight is a man falling asleep during Kong Skull Island, and snoring loudly, which turned out to be more memorable than the film itself). In regards to this hypothetical prison, as long as it can act in much the same way as my local library and supply me with free unlimited internet, send a life sentence my way. On this point Reed, I’m sure you would agree with me.