Film Junk Podcast Episode #749: Underwater + Twilight Zone: The Movie + F/X

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0:00 – Intro
16:00 – Review: Underwater
43:00 – Retro Review: The Twilight Zone: The Movie
1:06:15 – Retro Review: F/X
1:23:05 – Other Stuff We Watched: Coffee & Kareem, Lawrence of Arabia, Breakdown, The Signal, The Tiger King and I
1:57:55 – This Week on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD
2:01:10 – Outro

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  • MartyMcFlyJr

    Love the idea of breaking up the top 100 into multiple episodes. It sounds epic.

  • Jonny film junk

    LOVE this week;s episode, bud. Ouch. Talk about a wet noodle, bud! This guy

  • Frank Booth

    I’m with Sean in that when I sit down to watch a movie, I really do want to like it. I really do hope that it’s good and I’m not just wasting my time. Of course, it doesn’t always work out that way, but I always try to give a movie the benefit of the doubt before completely giving up on it.

    Someone told me once:

    “There are two types of people in this world: Those who love a certain kind of movie and those who just love movies.”

    It’s pretty clear that Frank is in one group and Sean & Jay are in the other.

  • Ben Bueno

    Woah Jay, thanks for sharing that About A Girl clip. That’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever heard in my life

  • colin the dude

    According to Frankie, anyone who enjoys a film made before, let’s say, 1977 (pre-Star Wars), is suffering from classitosis. I guess the vast majority of film lovers are “suffering”. The horror. The absolute horror. Huge props to Sean for just shrugging off his blowhard energy like dust in the wind.

  • Glen

    Has anyone checked up on Reed since the pandemic began?

    I’m imagining Reed emerging from a bank vault the last man on earth with a pile of Star Trek novels waiting for him outside he now has the chance to read.

  • Beat_C

    i almost died laughing when i watched the whole clip.

  • According to Frank’s Letterboxd, since joining (8 or 9 years maybe?), He’s watched almost 1500 movies. Only 68 are pre-Jaws, a random milestone I chose. Looks like maybe half of those are movies that might be considered “classics”, and Frank gave the majority of those 4.5 or 5 stars. I guess he avoids a diagnosis of Classitosis by just not watching any of those movies.

  • Nobody

    It looks like Jessica Henwick, the other actress in Underwater, is going to become much more recognizable in the near future. Her upcoming movies include Matrix 4, Godzilla vs. Kong and the new Sofia Coppola.
    I also thought Underwater looked good but the CG effects couldn’t quite pull off what was needed for the creatures. The baby and brief glimpses of the adult creatures worked far better than the full views.

  • Beat_C

    interesting, very interesting.

  • gibson8

    I am surprised at Jay’s comments about Landis’ motivations. Cocaine seems to the factor that everyone is overlooking. If a director was to do what he did with modern health and safety and child safe-guarding regulations he would go to jail. Landis was more than likely advised not to dedicate the film to the victims on the advice of his high-priced lawyers. Any interview with Landis depicts a likeable but clearly compromising auteur who would cut corners given the opportunity and use money to get the shot that he wants. This is most notable on The American Werewolf In London commentary when he explains that he had to bribe the London Metropolitan Police to film (for the first time) in Piccadilly Circus. This was not a Sunday morning shoot but actually closing one of the busiest intersections in Europe for a, then, young upcoming operator. He also laughs as one stuntman is hit by a car in an unplanned (stronger than expected collision). He is not the only one to be so callous but he was the one that killed three people. Ask Jennifer Jason Leigh what she thinks of him. Roy Kinnear lost his life being forced into a horse stunt (The Return of the Muskateers 1989) and that led to Richard Lester’s retirement because he had more shame and was at the end of his career.

  • J.C.

    I know I’m a little late but I just caught up on this episode and feel like poor Frankie needs a win. Unfortunately it’s not a big win Frankie but Jay did in fact say that Basil Poledouris “conducted” the score for Breakdown before then saying composed after you asked for clarification. Anyway, hope all is well and stay safe!