After the jump, you'll find the new episode of the Travis Bickle on the Riviera movie podcast! Slip into some butterscotch with us!
0:00:00 - 0:23:31 - Tucker watched Olympus Has Fallen (2013), directed by Antoine Fuqua, starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Aaron Eckhart, Rick Yune, Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd, and Robert Forster. Also discussed in this section: 24:Live Another Day, the Winter Soldier trailer, the new About a Boy tv show, Salt, White House Down, Gamer, 3 Days to Kill, Lethal Weapon, Nick Hornby reviewing books, Fuqua's career, our favorite highway car flips, what happens when violence can't save an action movie, and finally our favorite topic - the failure of american masculinity.
0:23:32 - 0:31:33 - We sort of discuss Woody Allen? The only things on the internet you need to read about this story beyond Dylan Farrow's letter, are David Hudson's piece as Tucker mentions on the show, and Molly Lambert's more recent piece at Grantland. Also: for levity, here's a picture of Stallone threatening Woody Allen, which is more in keeping with this show's Cobra-based aesthetic. We promise that this segment is not about whether or not you should watch his movies, which we don't care about. Instead we focus on how much we hate people talking about their media consumption as the end point of all morality... and then turning into the skid and realizing we are doing this on a podcast.
0:31:34 - 0:39:56 - Sean watched The Killer Elite (1975), directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring James Caan, Robert Duvall, Bo Hopkins, Mako, Arthur Hill, Gig Young, and Burt Young. Also discussed in this section: Knightfall, the Dolph Lundgren Punisher movie, John Woo, Michael Cimino, Garth Ennis, Johnny Knoxville, how ninjas were at one point not at cool and James Caan laughing at them, The Osterman Weekend, the unrelated not-a-remake recent film Killer Elite, and Jack Black in The Jackal.
0:39:57 - 0:45:50 - Tucker watched Clue (1985), directed by Jonathan Lynn, written by John Landis (!) & Lynn, and produced by Debra Hill (!), starring Tim Curry, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Michael McKean, Lesley Ann Warren, Eileen Brennan, Christopher Lloyd, Colleen Camp, Jane Weidlin, Bill Henderson, Howard Hessman, and Lee Ving. In this section we also talked about: this amazing Clue article, why we should never bring up our thoughts, Tucker on listing what movies he watched this year, how we still hate The Hobbit, and The Hudsucker Proxy.
0:45:51 - 1:00:03 - And finally Tucker watched Ride Along (2013), directed by Tim Story, starring Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Laurence Fishburne, David Banner, John Leguizamo, Bryan Callen, Jay Pharoah, and Bruce McGill. Also discussed in this section: Jason Mantzoukas, Training Day, the Fantastic Four movies, Chris Evans and comic book movies, Johnnie To being the producer on Push, Hot Fuzz, The Heat, 21 Jump Street, the trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Monuments Men.
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Our outro music this week: "Black-Blue-White" by Wang Chung from To Live and Die in LA.
NEXT WEEK: Uptown Saturday Night and the Amazing Spider-Man. HOMEWORK IS BACK.