Junk Food Dinner Podcast: Episode #67

Rejoice Junk Food Junkies, the latest episode of everybody's favorite cult movie podcast is finally upon us!

This week we take a look at the absurdist independent film Rubber from 2010 directed by Quentin Dupieux about a psychokinetic, murderous tire rollin' (literally) through the California desert.

Then we examine the grittiest Marvel Comic movie to date, when we get an eye full of Punisher: War Zone from 2008 starring Ray Stevenson, Dominic West and Wayne Knight.

And finally, we class things up a bit with the arty NC-17 revenge drama The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover starring Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon and Tim Roth.

Also, we have Nerds News, this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases and much more!


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  1. You guys should definitely dive into more Greenaway, especially all of his collaborations with composer Michael Nyman and cinematographer Sacha Vierny. Greenaway is one of the unique world greats of our time, but THE COOK/THIEF is actually far from my favorite of his, though I still bought a copy of the R1 Anchor Bay DVD back when it was in print, just because it was Greenaway. Check out DROWNING BY NUMBERS, A ZED & TWO NOUGHTS, THE BELLY OF AN ARCHITECT, THE FALLS, THE TULSE LUPER SUITCASES, PROSPERO'S BOOKS or THE BABY OF MACON at random for starters.

    Also, I'm actually kind of into the ASTEROIDS movie idea. Roland Emmerich is supposed to direct and I'm unashamed to say that I love his stuff. For me at least, his movies always deliver the cutting-edge goods and are epic, well-paced, wildly entertaining spectacles that are a whole lot of fun. Emmerich is sort of a contemporary George Pal in a way, plus his early stuff (THE NOAH'S ARK PRINCIPLE, GHOST CHASER, MAKING CONTACT, MOON 44) are all pretty weird silly fun. ASTEROIDS has the potential to be a really cool epic sci-fi/fantasy adventure space battle movie.

    I'm also just really intrigued by the novelty conceptual idea of adapting bare narrative or narrative-less abstract vintage video games into cinematic "movies". Personally, I would love to get the job of coming up with a way of turning the likes of a FANTASY ZONE, MR. DO!, MINER 2049ER, TOOBIN', 3D WORLDRUNNER, BURGERTIME, or CRYSTAL CASTLES into some kind of partly-abstract, rainbow-colored, Krofft-esq, surreal cinematic fantasy toybox!

    Also, I'm pretty excited about THE THEATRE BIZARRE, just to see Richard Stanley directing again. You guys really have to do DUST DEVIL on the show at some point.

  2. Jonathon K here...

    I thought Rubber was shit. It felt like a short film stretched to feature film length and it quickly became repetitive and dull. The whole winking to the audience bullshit pissed me off. I really wanted to love this but sadly it wasn't meant to be.

    Punisher War Zone was a lot of insane brainless fun. It reminded me of Death Wish 3. I prefer the 2004 Punisher film but I liked this.

    BTW it was in theaters. I saw it in theaters myself. It just tanked really badly.

  3. My apologies for spreading lies about Punisher on the show then. I thought it was straight to DVD. Prior to its release, there was a poster for it at one of my local theaters saying "Coming Dec. 5" (or whatever it was) and it never came. And like you said, it did terribly, so I just figured it was straight to DVD. I like that 2004 film, too. Mostly because Thomas Jane is pure charisma.

  4. It's a honest mistake. The theater I was in had a total of 4 people seeing it. Poor Punisher War Zone.

    Thomas Jane is awesome. He owns in Mutant Chronicles as well.


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