After the break, you'll find a brand new episode of the only movie podcast in the world, Travis Bickle on the Riviera, with your hosts Tucker "Squeaky Fromme" Stone and Sean "Leslie Van Houten" Witzke.
0:00:00 - 0:12:58 - We discuss this tumblr post by our friend Abhay about some guys on twitter who like the word "masterpiece" a lot.
I searched our names and "masterpiece", and jeez I used that word more than once and that does make me an asshole. For the most part, though, it's in reference to old ass slasher movies, so I'm cool with that. Tucker Stone is most associated with the word "masterpiece" in Masterpiece Remodeling sculpting company in Tucker, Ga. They're really good, they built my breakfast bar out of solid granite. This breakfast bar? A MASTERPIECE.
0:12:59 - 0:22:53 - Tucker watched Snowpiercer (2013), directed by Bong Joon-Ho, starring John Hurt.
Also discussed in this section: The trailer for Hercules, The Fifth Element, and The Matrix Reloaded.
0:22:54 - 0:49:13 - Tucker watched Transformers 4: The Rise of Cobra (2014), directed by Michael Bay, starring Mark Whalberg, Stanley Tucci, TJ Miller, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, and Titus Welliver.
Here's Tucker writing a little more about Lockdown. Also discussed in this section: Prometheus, Man of Steel, the other Transformers movies, HPV, Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, Apocalypse Now, and Bad Boys 2.
0:49:14 - 0:56:16 - Sean watched A Touch of Sin (2013), directed by Jia Zhangke, starring Jiang Wu, Zhao Tao, and Wang Baoquiang.
Also mentioned in this section: Ozu, Miike, Mystery Train, and our perennial comparison point, Faces of Death.
0:56:17 - 1:03:58 - We talk about the new trailers for David Fincher's Gone Girl, Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem, Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, and David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars. We're not enthused about any of them, and we're worried about the trailers for the new Takashi Miike & Michael Mann.
Also discussed in this section: Planet of the Apes 8, Sean Connery in Time Bandits and The Wind and the Lion, Russel Crowe in Noah, Darius Khondji, Michele Soavi's work with Terry Gilliam and Dario Argento, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 12 Monkeys, Robin Hood, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Brothers Grimm, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Prometheus, and Tideland.
1:03:59 - 1:10:22 - Sean watched Subway (1985), directed by Luc Besson back when that meant something, starring Isabelle Adjani, Christopher Lambert, Jean Reno, Eric Serra, Richard Bohringer, Michael Galabrau, and Jean-Hughes Anglade.
Also discussed in this section: Tenebre, Hard Boiled, The Family, Bad Santa, Nothing Lasts Forever - an unreleased Bill Murray/Zach Galligan movie from 1984 which is on youtube, Monuments Men, and La Femme Nikita.
1:10:23 - 1:24:09 - To close out, Tucker updates us on Jack Bauer and Tate Donovan in 24: Live Another Day. Because he's an AMERICAN.
Also discussed in this section: Bond movies, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, CSI, Hannibal, The Grey, Homefront, The Purge: Racism, Frank Grillo, Sonny Chiba and the remake of The Raid.
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Next Week: Screaming and gnashing of teeth.
Our outro music this week: "Lockdown" by Steve Jablonsky from Transformers 4
Reiser Forever, Ribisi Never.