Film Junk Podcast Episode #726: Gemini Man + Mister America


0:00 – Intro
17:15 – Review: Gemini Man
47:55 – Review: Mister America
1:02:25 – Hot Topic: Martin Scorsese Says Marvel is Not Cinema
1:21:45 – Other Stuff We Watched: Between Two Ferns: The Movie, D-Tox, In the Shadow of the Moon, Disturbing Behavior, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, The Bed-Sitting Room, The Mad Doctor of Market Street, Ikarie XB-1, Urban Legends: Final Cut
2:04:25 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:08:25 – Outro

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  • Bizzaro Nate

    Air Bud Premium Podcast:

    Air Bud (1997)
    Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)
    Air Bud: World Pup (2000)
    Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
    Air Bud: Spikes Back (2003)

    With a Bonus Review:
    Earnest Goes to School (1994)
    Dunston Checks In (1996)

  • Reed Farrington

    Nate, I hadn’t seen any social media from you in a while, so I was wondering if you were doing okay. I see you haven’t lost your sense of humour. I hope you don’t actually have those Air Bud titles and release years memorized.

  • Bizzaro Nate

    Hey Reed, I’m doing good, thanks for asking! I actually was inspired by Frank to ditch social media, it’s been a refreshing change, but I’ll always be floating around the Film Junk forums where all the coolest people hang out. Hope you’re doing good too, I’m loving your guest appearances on the show! Hoping you’ll be doing another Halloween show. Hahaha, I’m just goofin’ with Air Bud, but I really do think it would be awesome if there was an experimental Premium of a film series nobody likes.

  • devolutionary

    Your avatar is hitting me with some deep Halloween 3 vibes.
    (o o) boo!
    | O


  • Bizzaro Nate

    Haha, I wonder if it will start glowing when those Silver Shamrock commercials play :D

  • Kevin Cardoza

    Marvel Movies are dominating the box office making literally billions of dollars.
    Meanwhile, cinema is dead.
    Ergo, Marvel Movies are not cinema.

  • Beat_C

    another great edition with so many hilarious moments. but why is this comment section so empty? is everyone over at patreon?

  • TimC

    Jay giving play-by-play of the plot to D-Tox, with Frank chiming-in with color commentary was hilarious! Please reprise this bit in the future, with other bad movies.

  • colin the dude

    If Thriller isn’t a genre, what is every Hitchcock film?

  • Sean

    Yeah it sucks that the discussion is being split up between two sites now. I’m looking into whether it is possible to merge the comments somehow.

  • Sean

    Some of them might be considered “mystery”, another genre that Frank has chosen to officially deny.

  • Sam

    So all film noir would be….drama?

  • colin the dude

    I’d love to hear Frank’s official genres. So Comedy, Horror, Action, Drama are definites. Is that it for him?

  • Don’t forget the subgenre Drama for Drama’s Sake.

  • Beat_C

    that’s be great! btw/ my 700 club pin arrived in switzerland last weekend ????

  • Sam

    But what about Drama for Thriller’s sake?

  • colin the dude

    Also, Sean, what happened to doing a Scarface review? Would much rather hear that than 3 From Hell…

  • Sean

    Jay wanted to support his boy Rob but we’ll get to Scarface soon hopefully, either on a week when we don’t have a main review planned or whenever we can squeeze it in.

  • Frank Booth

    Frank’s limited knowledge of film demands a limited number of genres.

  • gibson8

    I ‘officially denied’ him years ago.

  • Tommy

    Woohoo! Thanks, boys :)

  • Mark Stevens

    Jesus, how can you guys make a discerning judgement about a film you watched at a drive-in? Lousy picture, lousy sound and all the attendant distractions that go along. Especially on a picture meant to be seen in a good theatre with a great sound sound system and in the director’s preferred high frame rate. (Frank’s addled and totally ignorant ramblings continue to be a turnoff these days.)

  • I don’t understand why Ang Lee is making a movie that can only be screened at around a dozen cinemas in all of North America the way it was intended. Even with only 60 FPS most of the cinemas here in Europe (or in my case: Germany) can’t show the film “properly”. So at best 90% of all cinemas can only present it with 50% of its intended frame rate. Ultimately the movie has to offer more than “it looks terrific in 120 FPS” and that can be judged at the drive-in just as well as anywhere else. The film is not getting great reviews in general.

  • Mark Stevens

    Flo, look at the rotten tomatoes 28% critic rating verses an 84% viewer rating. For most people It’s a perfectly fine thriller with some great action sequences and wonderful directing by Lee. And, yes the last scene with the young Will Smith IS oddly funky but didn’t take me out of the film.

  • Rotten Tomatoes quite often has a big discrepancy between critics and audience scores. Look at Baywatch with a 18% critic rating versus 55% viewer rating. Ad Astra has 84% critic rating and 40% audience rating. So an 84% audience rating for Geminini Man doesn’t really make it a good movie. Like Sean said, he tried to watch it with a higher frame rate (yet only half of what Lee intended) at IMAX but got his screening mixed up.

  • @jaycheel:disqus I’m pretty sure you’ve seen “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” because I seem to remember that was the very first FJ Podcast episode I ever listened to.

    You guys mentioned that the title makes no sense. If it’s a year later from the previous film, it should be “I Still Know What You Did Two Summers Ago.”