Pop Junk Podcast

Pop Junk Podcast
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About this podcast
A few regular Joes get together and discuss movies, games as well as any other pop junk that may come up. Join Lorenzo Balderas, John Murphy, Chad Beckwith and Matt Hurdle as they dredge their way through a heaping pile of Pop Junk!
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Latest episodes
Dec. 5, 2016
On this week’s episode of the Pop Junk Podcast, we review the 2015 film Victoria directed by Sebastian Schipper and starring Laia Costa, Frederick Lau and Franz Rogowski. Film Synopsis: A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret. Also! * Billy Dee in Lego Movie – Billy Dee Williams will finally get to be Two Face…sort of. He will provide the voice for Two-Face in the new Lego Batman movie. * Han Solo movie could be very colorful – The new Han Solo film could be very colorful and will take a lot of inspiration from westerns. * Nintendo World coming to Universal – Universal is creating a Nintendo themed section for their parks. Coolest thing ever? Probably. * Women directing film – We discuss the state of women directing film, specifically big summer blockbusters. How do we fix the problem of not enough women directing these films? * Kong Trailer – We briefly discuss the newest Kong trailer   Related articles across the web German Actor Frederick Lau Signs To United Agents Emilia Clarke joins ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo movie ‘LEGO Batman Movie’ Finally Allows Billy Dee Williams to Play Two-Face
Nov. 8, 2016
On this week’s episode of the Pop Junk Podcast, we forego our big movie review and instead discuss the films that shaped us and generated our love for film to this day. Do you have a film or set of films that influenced your movie watching habits? Let us know in the comments. Also! * Netflix offline playback – Netflix may soon be offering offline playback of their content. * Film Struck launch has a rocky start – The new movie streaming service Film Struck is launched but has problems getting off the ground. We discuss our interest in the service. * Mass Effect Andromeda teaser trailer – A new Mass Effect trailer has been released and we talk about our history with the video game series. * First look at Beauty and the Beast live action film – There are new images of the newest live action remake from Disney. We talk about our love of Disney films and speculate why these live action remakes are happening.   Related articles across the web Netflix Ceo: TV’s Future includes Hallucination Pills Turner’s streaming service for film geeks, FilmStruck, goes live Netflix may finally let you watch shows offline
Oct. 31, 2016
On this week’s episode of the Pop Junk Podcast, we review the 2014 horror film It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell and starring Bailey Spry, Carollette Phillips and Loren Bass. Film Synopsis: A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter. Plus! * Nintendo Switch – Nintendo has released a video with the first look at their newest console, dubbed the Switch. We discuss our thoughts on what they showed. * Red Dead Redemption 2 – Rockstar Games has finally released a teaser trailer of Red Dead Redemption 2, the long awaited sequel(prequel?) to their smash hit western game. * Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian – Donald Glover has been cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo solo film. We discuss. * Logan Trailer – The first trailer of the newest Wolverine has dropped and we really are liking the way it’s shaping up. * Tim Miller no longer directing Deadpool 2 – Creative differences have cost Tim Miller the director spot for Deadpool 2. Was this a good move by Fox?   Related articles across the web The best horror movies since 2000 Watch Donald Glover Stop By Ellen To Talk Atlanta And Star Wars
Oct. 25, 2016
On this week’s episode of the Pop Junk Podcast, we review the 2015 “Horror”/Folk Tale The Witch, directed by Robert Eggers and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Katie Dickie. Film Synopsis: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. Also! * Black Mirror Season 3 – Netflix has picked up the 3rd season of Black Mirror for 6 episodes. We briefly discuss our excitement over the new season * Our top horror films of all time – We try to name each of our most favorite horror films of all time. It ain’t easy sometimes! * Pixar animators created a short film over a period of 5 years in their spare time – We discuss the animated short film, Borrowed Time. Recommended watch! * Trailer Guide – Rogue One and Loving Vincent   Related articles across the web The Arty Horrors of ‘The Witch’ REVIEW: “The VVitch”
Oct. 10, 2016
On this week’s spooooooky episode of the Popjunk Podcast, we discuss the newest M. Night Shayamalan film The Visit starring Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie. Plus! * Netflix is making a Lemony Snicket TV series * All the Harry Potter movies are coming to IMAX * Is Firefly the most beloved cancelled series of all time? We discuss * We talk about a couple of trailers: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Get Out Related articles across the web First Images Enter a Safe Neighborhood Ed Oxenbould Joins ‘Wildfire’ | Hollywood News Source Ed Oxenbould Is The Son In Paul Dano’s Feature Directorial Debut, WILDLIFE | Rama’s Screen
Oct. 5, 2016
On this week’s episode of the Popjunk Podcast, we discuss the indie comedy film Obvious Child directed by Gillian Robespierre and starring Jenny Slate and Jake Lacy. Plus! * Netflix requests the FCC make data caps unreasonable * The WestWorld story line is planned out for 5 or 6  seasons * During Trailer Guide, we discuss Nocturnal Animals, Split and Passengers * SpaceX just made a huge announcement about Mars colonization
Sept. 19, 2016
On this week’s episode of the Popjunk Podcast, the guys discuss the newest Christopher Nolan film, Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway. Also! * We get an update from Brad Bird on Incredibles 2 * Remember Sierra Games? Well, if you do a lot of them are now on Steam! * Is Nintendo’s newest console going to use cartridges? We discuss * We talk about ARQ, a sci fi movie from Netflix kind of in the vein of Groundhog Day * The Mythbusters are coming back! * There’s a documentary that is attempting to change thoughts about the Star Wars Prequels
Aug. 29, 2016
On this week’s episode of the Popjunk Podcast, John is out having a baby(selfish) so Chad and Zo are joined by guest host CJ Whitby! They review the sci-fi film Ex Machina, directed by Alex Garland and starring Alicia Vikander, Oscar Issac and Domhnall Gleeson. But Wait! * We discuss four new movie trailers: The Arrival, Sea of Trees, Moonlight and the new Rogue One trailer. * Paul Rudd turns in a new treatment of the Ant Man sequel * The only way we’re going to see an Elder Scrolls movie is if Peter Jackson does it * Fans are making a Halo game on PC!! * Rocko’s Modern Life is coming back as a TV special!
Aug. 15, 2016
On this week’s episode of the Popjunk Podcast we review the 2015 biopic(bio-pic?) Trumbo, directed by Jay Roach and starring Bryan Cranston, Louis CK, Diane Lane and Helen Mirren. Also! * Lots of Suicide Squad news including David Ayer stating that the theatrical version is his cut, the film setting box office records and one angry fan who decided that a law suit was in order. * The Ghostbusters remake/reboot/redo is projected to lose quite a bit of money * The Tesla Model S was hacked at Defcon this year. We discuss the state of self driving automobiles * The Duplass Brothers are making a new anthology series for HBO * Another George R.R. Martin series of novels may be converted to a TV series
Aug. 8, 2016
On this week’s episode of the Pop Junk Podcast, we review the 2009 British thriller Exam directed by Stuart Hazeldine and starring Luke Mably, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jimi Mistry and Nathalie Cox. In addition! * We discuss why the Marvel film universe and TV universe aren’t so connected right now. * Suicide Squad is out this weekend. We talk about the poor critical reception of the film along with the fan outrage around said reviews as well as a fun Loot Crate film. * Pokemon Go players are a little upset with the game right now. We talk about why that is. * We briefly discuss a fan made Transformers film.