//FMP Ep. 030 – ‘J. Edgar’ / Interview With Jim Burke of ‘The Descendants’

FMP Ep. 030 – ‘J. Edgar’ / Interview With Jim Burke of ‘The Descendants’

Phil was unable to join the show this week so we brought in Film Misery contributor and veteran podcaster Justin Jagoe to review the new Clint Eastwood film J. Edgar. We also share our thoughts on the Billy Crystal versus Eddie Murphy Oscar host debacle and hear my interview with Jim Burke who produced Alexander Payne’s The Descendants.

Show Schedule:

  • 00:32 – 03:15 – Introduction
  • 03:15 – 26:58 – Review of J. Edgar
  • 28:17 – 42:35 – Oscar Host Poll and Question of the Week
  • 43:39 – 59:01 – Interview with The Descendants Producer Jim Burke
  • 1:00:00 – 1:05:11 – Recommendations and Contact Information


  • Music for Episode 30 was provided by Random.
  • Tracks included “Episode III (A New Day)” and “Forever.”

Show Notes:

  • Justin’s podcast, The Film Confessional, can be found here.
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Next Week:

  • We will be reviewing the new film The Descendants.
  • Part 2 is currently TBA.

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Alex started Film Misery in early 2009 after living the site’s title for many years. His film obsession began in high school when he and his friends would see all of the Oscar Best Picture nominees and try to make predictions...Full Bio.