00:00 - 07:31 - INTROS. Tucker has been reading the Library of America compilation of Pauline Kael's writing, and he's been buying whole books of criticism that are allowed to sit next to Mistress Kael. There is a brief talk about 70's Hollywood sexism.
07:32 - 17:28 - HOMEWORK - Sean's homework this week was THE BLIND SIDE (2009), directed by John Lee Hancock, starring Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim "Always Awesome" McGraw, and Kim "Hey!" Dickens. Based on the book by Michael Lewis, which Tucker gives some info on. Sean hates this movie and Sanda Bullock, which is kind of fun. Tucker gave this movie to him to screw with him a little bit, because Sean made him watch...
17:29 - 28:24 - HOMEWORK - COWBOY BEBOP - THE MOVIE (2001), directed by Shinchiro Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto. Tucker talks about his allergy to anime and his weird personal association with the show Cowboy Bebop. And Sean talks about how much he loves Renji Ishibashi's turn in this film's opening scene.
28:24 - 40:43 - There's some lead-in to non-homework movies by talking about Daniel Day Lewis in Lincoln and Ten. Sean watched THE MAN FROM NOWHERE (2010), directed by Lee Jeong-beom, starring Won Bin and Kim Sae-Ron. Sean talks about what let him down about the movie, talking about better action movies, more Cowboy Bebop, and The Professional. And Tucker talks about some of the context of the actor's career and the unheralded Fred Ward classic, Summer Catch.
40:44 - 50:46 - Tucker watched HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI (2012), directed by Takashi Miike, which is a remake of the Kobayashi film of the same name. Tucker talks about how it relates to the other Miike samurai film we've recently discussed, 13 Assassins. We talk about the 3D and how it relates to Kurosawa switching to color and Coraline, Paul WS Anderson, James Cameron, and Martin Scorsese shooting in 3D. And then Sean derails the conversation by bringing up the Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters movie that looks like a straight-up sequel to The Brothers Grimm.
50:47 - 54:06 - Sean watched MARTIN & ORLOFF (2002), directed by Lawrence Blume, starring Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, written by them and Katie Walsh, and featuring all the UCB members of the era (Besser, Poehler, Richter, Benjamin, Fey, Dratch, Aukerman, Cross). Because of technical issues, this one got cut short.
54:07 - 1:03:22 - Tucker watched THE SET-UP (1949), directed by Robert Wise, starring Robert Ryan. A highly influential (Kubrick was a fan, and Scorsese does the commentary on the dvd) and before its time movie that is told in nearly real-time. Sean brings up the Twilight Zone episode "Steel" (for really, no reason), and then talks about how much Michael Bay likes West Side Story. Tucker talks about the simple, amazing filmmaking decisions Wise uses in the picture. And we close out teasing our next week's podcast, which was actually last week's podcast. Byeeeeeeee.