After the jump, you'll find the new episode of the Travis Bickle on the Riviera movie podcast! Get me a Morel cousin on the phone.
0:00:00 - 0:22:52 - To start us off, Tucker watched Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit (2014), directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Branagh, Colm Feore, and Nonso Anonzie.
Also discussed in this section: haircuts, NYC winter fashion choices, Keira Knightley needing better roles, Casino Royale, the Bourne films, Quantum of Solace, Kenneth Branagh's career as a director, costume design, board games we don't understand, the other Jack Ryan movies, specifically Phillip Noyce's Clear and Present Danger, and Coen Brothers style violence.
0:22:53 - 0:27:14 - Sean went to see Robocop (2014), directed by Jose Padilha, starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbie Cornish, Michael K. Williams, and Aimee Garcia.
Also discussed in this section: superhero movies, The Hollow Man, Total Recall, the Twilight Zone, the Elite Squad films, and Django Unchained.
0:27:15 - 0:32:22 -This leads us to a discussion of Robocop (1987) vs. Drug War (2013) directed by Paul Verhoeven and Johnnie To and seriously fuck all other movies when it comes to discussions on this podcast, this is always going to be at the heart of every conversation. How does what we're discussing rate against Clarence and Timmy.
Also discussed in this section: The Dark Knight Returns, The Thing, Cloverfield, Natural Born Killers, Repo Man, Starship Troopers, Total Recall, Showgirls, Leni Reifenstahl, Ms. 45, Rob Zombie, Spetters, rolodexes, and card catalogs.
Hey for the first time we'll ask for comments/responses here - what other movies do you think actually stack up to the idea we're discussing here?
0:32:23- 0:47:05 - Tucker saw Ms. 45 (1981), directed by Abel Ferrara, starring Zoe Tamerlis Lund. Check out the new trailer edited by Jason Eisener. Here is the film series Tucker saw it during, if you're in Brooklyn, check out Vengeance is Hers.
Also discussed in this section: The Eyes of Laura Mars, They Called Her One Eye, I Spit on Your Grave, Lars Von Trier, Chuck Dixon, Death Wish, Driller Killer, The Warriors, saxaphone music, the Sopranos, Irreversible, Snowtown, Thelma and Louise, the Need for Speed trailer, Vanishing Point, Brick Mansions, District B13, and how Luc Besson writes a script.
0:47:06 - 0:52:30 - Sean watched Enemy (2014), directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon, Melanie Laurent, and Isabella Rosselini.
Also discussed in this scene: Dead Ringers, Moon, The Prestige, Prisoners, Cosmopolis, A Dangerous Method, End of Watch, and Ghost Dog.
0:52:31 - 1:01:25 - Tucker watched Cronos (1993), directed by Guillermo Del Toro, starring Ron Perlman, Federico Luppi, and Claudio Brook.
Also discussed in this section: Alfonso Cuaron, Hayao Miyazaki, Hellboy 2, The Devil's Backbone, Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth, the role of sex in Del Toro's work, BPRD comics, HP Lovecraft, nostalgia, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Grand Master, and Snowpiercer.
1:01:26 - 1:07:11 - Sean's homework was to watch Amazing Spider-Man (2012), directed by Marc Webb, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Dennis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, C. Thomas Howell, Irfan Kahn.
Also discussed in this section: Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies, James Cameron, Foreign Correspondent, Liquid Television, 500 Days of Summer, Peter Berg, after-credits Benicio Del Toro, and Big Top Pee-Wee.
1:07:12 - 1:22:55 - Tucker's homework was to watch Uptown Saturday Night (1974), directed by Sidney Poitier, starring Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, Calvin Lockhart, Rosalind Cash, Roscoe Lee Brown, and Rosalind Cash.
Also discussed in this section: the whole Cosby-Poitier trilogy (read about it here), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Cosby Show, The Godfather, Sneakers, a little more on Robocop, James Gray, You're Next, and the Purge 2: Beneath the Planet of the Purge trailer.
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Our outro music this week: "Dance Party" by Joe Delia & Artie Kaplan from Ms. 45.
NEXT WEEK: Undetermined homework?