04:35 - 06:43 - HOMEWORK, Tucker was assigned Roman Polanski's The Tenant (1976) but wasn't able to watch it due to inclement fuckstorm. In this section we do discuss Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Cassavetes on Cassavetes, and some thoughts on Cassavetes as an actor.
06:44 - 14:04 - HOMEWORK, Sean was assigned 13 Assassins (2010) directed by Takashi Miike and starring Kōji Yakusho. TOTAL MASSACRE. Also needs to be mentioned, as it at least relates thematically (or something) - the Patrice O'Neal fish routine.
14:05 - 21:59 - In the latest installment introduce-Nina-to-90s-action-movies project, Tucker watched Passenger 57 (1992) directed by Kevin Hooks starring Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, and Tom Sizemore. Also mentioned in this section - Blade, Demolition Man (1993), Drop Zone (1994), Kris Kristofferson.
22:00 - 33:43 - Sean watch The Comedy (2012) directed by Rick Alverson and starring Tim Heidecker. This movie probably provokes the most in-depth conversation we've had on the podcast so far, mostly about sincerity and fucking with people. No crying, at least no audible crying. When we do either our Male Weepie section or Tony Scott retrospective, don't worry, we'll get these guys to cry on air. (On air? Online? Heat getting to you?)
33:44 - 43:49 - Tucker watched Safe (2012) directed by Boaz Yakin, starring Jason Statham and awesome character actors Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke, and James Hong. Also we talk about the movies similarity to Mercury Rising (1998) starring Bruce Willis and a ridiculous amount of anxiety for anyone who watched it not expecting a real-to-life portrayal of autism in a movie where Bruce Willis shoots people on a train.
43:50 - 50:41 - Sean watched Breathless (1960) directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Sean has been reading another film book, Everything Is Cinema by Richard Brody, and it is not as life-affirming as Scorsese on Scorsese that's for goddamn sure. Tucker tells a nightmare story of being forced to have an opinion on Breathless the first time he watched it, and we talk about Band of Outsiders (1964) as much as we talk about Breathless.
50:42 - 57:42 - Tucker watched some things he's seen before so in this section, he's going to run through them pretty quickly - Taken (2008), Groundhog Day (1993), and The Matrix (1999) (another "you haven't seen this one, either?"), and the David Fincher version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). Tucker brings up Anthony Lane's fantastic review of Cloud Atlas, which ya'll needs to read because there's blood in the water.
57:43 - END OF PODCAST - BOTH OF US WATCHED UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING(2012), YOU SHOULD TOO, SHIT IS NUTS. Directed by John Hyams and starring Scott Adkins, Jean Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Andrei Arlovski. We talk about David Lynch and Larry Hama, and compare it to the previous Universal Soldier movie Regeneration, also directed by Hyams. Mentioned -the opening sequence of Halloween (1978), Equilibrium (2002), Dragon Eyes (2012), and Dolph Lundgren on the Eric Andre Show. In a discussion about videogames influencing movies, Tucker talks about levelling up sequences in the Avengers movie, which Sean still hasn't seen because it made Joss Whedon a billion dollars and Tony Scott is dead so fuck you, world. Fuck you all.
See you next week with a discussion of homework assignment films The Tenant and The Grey, and many mooooore. Byeeeeee.