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On this episode, Sean and Tucker return to movies for the purposes of talking of new ones like the following:

  • 0:00:00 - 0:18:53 - Sean saw The November Man (2014), directed by Roger Donaldson, starring Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, and Luke Bracey. 
  • 0:18:54 - 0:36:44 - Tucker went to see the NBC Universal DiverseCity Short Cuts Festival, which included the shorts Los Santos (2013), directed by Corey Santaliz and Drudge (2013), directed by Kheireddine El-Helou.
  • 0:36:45 - 1:02:05 - Tucker also watched a double feature of: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), directed by Jonathan Liebesman, starring Will Arnett, Megan Fox, and William Fichtner. 
  • 1:02:06 - 1:18:22 - annnnnnnd Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Benicio Del Toro, Glen Close, John C Reilly, Peter Serafinowicz, a wrestler, Michael Rooker, and Vin Diesel. 
  • Next Week: A musical and a comic book movie. 
  • Our outro music this week: "Bride of the Wind" by Lalo Schifrin  
Direct download: the_turtles.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 7:10 PM

On this episode, Morgan and Tucker get down to the business of talking, and these are the movies they talk about:

  • 0:00:00 - 0:13:44 - Miami Vice (2006), directed by Michael Mann, starring Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrel, John Hawkes, Gong Li, Justin Theroux. 
  • 0:13:45 - 0:28:06 - Blue Ruin (2014), directed by Jeremy Saulnier, starring Macon Blair and Buzz from Home Alone. 
  • 0:28:07 - 0:35:50 - Armored (2009), directed by Nimrod Antal, starring Matt Dillon, Columbus Short, Laurence Fishburne, Fred Ward, Skeet Ulrich, and Jean Reno.
  • 0:35:51 - 1:03:25 - Trespass (1992), directed by Walter Hill, starring Ice Cube, Ice T, BILL FUCKIN PAXTON, and William Sadler. 
  • 1:03:26 - 1:11:35 - The Immigrant (2014), directed by James Gray, starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner. 
  • Next Week: We talk about a space raccoon while America Burns! That'll help!
  • P A U L R E I S E R P A U L R E I S E R P A U L R E I S E R P A U L R E I S E R P A U L R E I S E R
Direct download: domepiece.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 10:00 AM

This week, it's Tucker and Sean. About what?

  • 0:00:00 - 0:09:21 - To start off this week Tucker and Sean talk about Bane in the Dark Knight Rises. 
  • 0:09:22 - 0:27:31 - Tucker watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), directed by Mark Reeves, starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kerri Russell, Toby Kebbel, and Gary Oldman. Also discussed in this section: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, King Kong, Lord of the Rings, Mi5/Spooks, and World War Z. 
  • 0:27:32 - 0:41:48 - Tucker also went to see Purge 2: Anarchy (2014), directed by James Demonaco, starring Frank Grillo, and probably some other people.  Also discussed in this section: Captain Phillips, Night of the Comet, Friday Night Lights, The Wire, They LiveHercules, 300: Rise of an Empire, and Strange Days. 
  • 0:41:49 - 0:54:34 - Tucker watched Delta Force (1986), directed by Menahem Golan, starring Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Robert Forster, Robert Vaughn, Shelley Winters, George Kennedy, Bo Svenson, and Hanna Schygulla. Also discussed in this section: Black Sunday, Good Guys Wear Black, Jackie Brown, The Naked Gun movies, and The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant.
  • 0:53:35 - 0:59:15 - Sean watched two JCVD/Ringo Lam joints Maximum Risk (1996), directed by Lam, starring Van Damme, and Natasha Henstridge, and In Hell (2003), directed by Lam and starring Van Damme and Lawrence Taylor (!). Also discussed in this section: the Undisputed films, City on Fire, Full Contact, Prison on Fire, Johnnie To, Replicant, The Professional, and The Wire
  • 0:59:16 - 1:21:19 - To close out this week, Tucker watched Green Lantern (2011), directed by Martin Campbell, starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively (who got married on a historical slave plantation, if you were on the fence on fully deciding they are awful people), Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgard, Angela Basset, Tim Robbins, Geoffrey Rush, and Michael Clarke Duncan. Also discussed in this section: Fantastic Four 2, Elektra, The Shadow, The Phantom, The Proposal, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Deadpool, Kristen Stewart, 50 Shades of Gray, and Justin Bieber.
  • Next Week: We ask you to join our suicide cult. Or maybe the week after. Soon.
  • Our outro music this week: "They're Calling My Flight" by Clint Mansell from Contagion.  
Direct download: banexast.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 4:45 PM

  • This week - no show notes: Tucker "Chloe" Stone & Sean "Chloe" Witzke are joined by Morgan "Chloe" Jeske & David "Chloe" Brothers to talk about our nation's greatest natural resource: Keifer Sutherland. 
  • Our outro music this week: Every "Damn It" heard on the show, found on youtube.
Direct download: 24_kast.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 10:00 AM

On this episode, Chris Mautner steps in and speaks with Sean about:

  • 0:00:00 - 0:08:44 - This week, Sean is joined by Chris "The Hatchet" Mautner for a Peer Performance Review session, and may/may not have been asked by Tucker to come in and fire Sean in a public place so he couldn't make a scene. But before that happens, they recorded a movie podcast!

    We start off talking about 3D movies. Discussed in this section: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hugo, Transformers 4, Coraline, Wall-E, Avatar, and Fly Me To the Moon.

  • 0:08:45 - 0:23:34 - HOMEWORK - Chris' assignment was The Island (2005), directed by Michael Bay, starring Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean, Djimon Honsu, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Kim Coates. 

    Also discussed in this section: Parts the Clonus Horror, Coma, Westworld, THX-1138, Logan's Run, Armageddon, The Rock, Transformers stuff, Elysium, Battleship, Blade Runner, Under the Skin, Dead Ringers, Moon, Orphan Black, and Batman Begins

  • 0:23:35 - 0:36:13 - HOMEWORK - Sean's assignment was Angel Heart (1987), directed by Alan Parker, starring Mickey Rourke, Robert Deniro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, and Dan Florek. 

    Also discussed in this section: Jacob's Ladder, Mississippi Burning, Bugsy Malone, Birdy, The Wall, Angela's Ashes, Midnight Express, Fame, Adrian Lyne sex scenes vs. Alan Parker sex scenes, Hellraiser, Brazil, Vanishing PointThe Cosby Show, Barton Fink, Bullit, and Lucio Fulci. 

  • 0:36:14 - 0:41:42 - Sean watched The Ninth Gate (1999), directed by Roman Polanski, starring Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Frank Langella, James Russo, and Emmanuelle Seigner. 

    Also discussed in this section: Bitter Moon, Frantic, Boris Balkan as aspirational figure (for Sean), Carnage, Taken, Venus in Fur, and Woody Allen.

  • 0:41:23 - 0:50:26 - Chris watched Foreign Correspondent (1940), directed by Alfred Hitchcock, staring Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, and George Sanders. 

    Also discussed in this section: the Batman films, Fritz Lang, Tintin comics, Hitchcock as propagandist, Vince Vaughn, Rebecca, Don't Look Now, and Daphne Du Maurier. 

  • 0:50:27 - 0:59:55 - Chris watched Les Diaboliques (1955), directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, and Charles Vanel. 

    Also discussed in this section: Clouzot vs Hitchcock, Vertigo, Dick Cavett, Psycho, The Conversation, X The Man with X-Ray Eyes, the Friday the 13th movies, Fatal Attraction,Suspiria, and the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers. 

  • 0:59:55 - 1:25:18 -  To close out, both Sean and Chris watched Scanners (1981), directed by David Cronenberg, starring Stephen Lack, Michael Ironsides, Jennifer O'Neill, and Patrick MacGoohan.  

    Also discussed in this section: Spider, Terry Gilliam, Cosmopolis, Rabid, Eastern Promises, Mark Millar's run on Ultimate X-Men, Gantz, Videodrome, The Brood, Ivan Reitman, Pierre David, Cronenberg and Howard Shore's scamming of the Canadian Government, Dead Ringers, Madame Butterfly, Shane Carruth, Vincenzo Natali, Chris Cunningham, Dennis Villeneuve, George Romero, JG Ballard, Cronenberg on "Venereal Horror", A History of Violence, Scanners 2: The New Order (which has an awesome trailer), Scanners 3: The Takeover, Scanner Cop, Screamers, Crimes of the Future, Stereo, and The Fury.

  • Next Week: A Very Special Episode on our nation's finest achievement: 24

    Our outro music this week: "Ephemerol" by Howard Shore from the Scanners soundtrack. 

  • "This is a multi-million dollar installation. He can't make that kind of decision."
Direct download: mautnerkast.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:50 PM

On this episode, Sean, Jason and Tucker discuss the following.

  • 0:00:00 - 0:25:56 - This week Tucker and Sean are joined by Jason Michelitch to discuss the following: To start off we discuss the conclusion of 24: Live Another Day
  • 0:25:57 - 0:47:55 - All three of us went and saw Transformers 4: The Sands of Time and then went back to watch Transformers 3: The Takeover (that's a Scanners 3 joke ladies and gentlemen, drink it in) directed by Michael Bay, starring American Flags and Lensflare. 

    Also discussed in this section: Bad Boys, Tranformers 1 & 2, El Dorado, The Rock, Pain & Gain, Sons of Anarchy, and The Shield

  • 0:47:56 - 1:06:15 - Tucker watched a whole group of Bond movies - - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Casino Royale (2006), and From Russia With Love (1963).

    Also discussed in this section: Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Finding Forrester, LXG, Halloween H20, Scream, Christopher Guest, the Bechdel Test, and the American Pie cast power rankings.  

  • 1:06:15 - 1:19:35 - And finally, Jason watched Domino (2005), directed by Tony Scott, starring Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Lucy Liu, Delroy Lindo, Tom Waits, the 90210 guys, Monique, Jaqueline Bissett, and Christopher Walken.

    Also discussed in this section: The Hunger, The Fan, The Rock, Richard Kelly being a terrible writer. 

  • Next Week: Coverage from Comic Con, we'll be hitting every single entertainment panel, stay tuned for live updating exclusives.   

    Our outro music this week: "NPOKMOP" by Eric Serra from the La Femme Nikita soundtrack. 

Direct download: hate_those_chickens.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 10:30 AM

On this episode, Tucker and Sean talk about movies and such. Here's a breakdown:

  • 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 SantaNothing Lasts Forever - an unreleased Bill Murray/Zach Galligan movie from 1984 which is on youtubeMonuments 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.

  • Next Week: Screaming and gnashing of teeth. 

    Our outro music this week: "Lockdown" by Steve Jablonsky from Transformers 4


    Next Week: Screaming and gnashing of teeth. 

    Our outro music this week: "Lockdown" by Steve Jablonsky from Transformers 4

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  • Reiser Forever, Ribisi Never. 

Direct download: lockdowncast.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 10:00 AM

On this episode, Sean and Tucker discuss:

  • 00:00 - 09:08 - Tucker watched a whole bunch of 30 for 30 ESPN documentaries. 

    The episodes we discuss are Two Escobars, Muhammad & Larry, The Birth of Big Air, and Hillsborough

  • 09:09 - 13:27 - Sean watched Edge of Tomorrow (2014), directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and BILL PAXTONS. 

    Also mentioned in this section: Claire Evans from YACHT writing about this film and the idea of "the mothership", James Cameron, improvisation in Aliens, Avatar, Ian Nathan's Terminator Vault, and Columbiana

  • 13:28 - 24:51 - Sean watched The Rover (2014), directed by David Michod, starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, and Scoot McNairy. 

    Also discussed in this section: Sean yelling at Nancy Reagan, Different Strokes, Mad Max, Vanishing Point, Daniel Day Lewis, Pacific Rim, Alienthis huge block of behind the scenes of Alien photographsNotorious, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, THX-1138, and Road Games.  

  • 24:52 - 30:01 - Tucker watched Touch of Sin (2013), directed by Jia Zhangke, starring Jiang Wu, Zhao Tao, and Wang Baoquiang. 

    Also discussed in this section: AV Club featuree Joe McCulloch on Only God Forgives, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Pierrot Le Fou. 

  • 30:02 - 35:21 - Tucker watched Eating Raoul (1982), directed by Paul Bartel, starring Bartel, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Ed Begley Jr., and Buck Henry. 

    Also discused in this section: Cannonball, Death Race 2000, The Secret Cinema, the Casanova issue based on The Secret Cinema, the Amazing Stories episode based on The Secret Cinema, Chopping Mall, Tim Burton, and John Waters.

  • 40:45 - 56:30 - Tucker watched 24: Live Another Day because he's a great American. 

    Also discussed in this section: Die Hard, the Punisher, Benjamin Bratt, Person of Interest, The Soup, Louie, Rolling Thunder, and the idea of cultural escalation brought on by the Horrible Bosses 2 trailer. 

  • Next Week: Screaming and gnashing of teeth. 

    Homework: A World Cinema film and Touch of Sin.

    Our outro music this week: "The Barge" by Alan Silvestri from the Richard Gere movie No Mercy, and used in at least 2 John Woo movies.  

Direct download: damoviecast-FINAL_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00 AM

  • 00:00 - 01:25 - INTROS, Morgan Jeske and Sean Witzke join you today with our first podcast ever recorded in the AM, and therefore we recorded it as NPR hosts. Of course, Sean only knows parodies of NPR shows, because his idea of culture is a cookbook writen by a celebrity.

  • 01:26 - 10:05 - First up, Morgan watched A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), directed by Jack Sholder, starring Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Meyers, & Robert Rusier. 

    Before you read the show notes in this section, check out Sarah Horrocks' essay on Nightmare 2 over on her site. Chuck Russell directed part 3 Dream Warriors, which was co-written by Frank Darabont & Wes Craven. Russell also did The Blob, Eraser, and produced Michael Mann's Collateral. Jack Sholder, on the other hand, directed the almost forgotten classic 1982 slasher Alone in the Dark, which has one of the scariest killer reveals in movie history. He also directed the Generation X tv movie. 

    Also mentioned in this section: Cruising, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dream Warriors, Dream Child, Hausu, Evil Dead, and Body Double

  • 10:06 - 20:08 - Sean watched Judge Dredd (1995), directed by Danny Cannon, starring Cobra, Diane Lane, Max Von Sydow, Rob Schnieder, Armand Assante, Joan Chen, and Jurgen Pronchow. He also read the official making of pre-release book (which is currently $0.69 on amazon), which is awesome in how unaware they were that they were making one of the most massive failures of the decade, and even more than that a really bad movie. The thing ping pongs between great ideas and seeing those ideas replaced by incredibly stupid ideas as the result of ego, cost-cutting, or directorial stupidity. It also shows that awesome pre-production goes a long way, with Kev Walker and Chris Cunningham (then as Chris Halls), both graduating from drawing the comic to working on the film. 

    Also mentioned in this section: the second Dredd movie, Robocop (whose script was written by Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner, who were fired from Judge Dredd), Will Wisher and Terminator 2, The Animal, The Hot Chick, Rob Schneider being the only Asian cast member in SNL history, Demolition Man, and the MAKING COPIES guy. 

  • 20:09 - 34:54 - Finally Morgan watched Under The Skin (2014), directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson. We've discussed this on the show before, so less show notes for this one. Sarah also wrote about this one since we've recorded, check that out too. Also discussed in this section: Xtro, Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, Species, Species 2, Sightseers, Upstream Color, the score from Alien, and the notes Scarlett took on Arnold in the beginning of Terminator

    Next Week: We will be joined by activist and author Gwyneth Paltrow to discuss her latest book. 

    Homwork: Westerns.

    Our outro music this week: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)" by Grace Jones as heard in Frantic. 

Direct download: MOGOkast.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 1:28 AM

It's podcast time, with Morgan and Sean and Sloane! Get into it.

  • 0:00:00 - 0:11:01 - For this week's episode Sean Witzke is joined by Gus Christopher Montreaux Jeske (BACK FOR ROUND 11, FIGHT FANS) and Alexandria Bulgamazov (who draws comics under the pen name Sloane Leong). And Engineer Dennis is also here. Ugh. 

    Our first film this week is Edge of Tomorrow (2014), directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt's Arms and PAXTONS. 

  • 0:11:02 - 0:14:12 - Sloane watched Man On Fire (2004), directed by Tony Scott, starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, C4. 
  • 0:14:13 - 0:31:17 - All three of us watched The Hunt For Red October (1990), directed by John Frankenheimer and script doctored by John Milius, starring Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Stellen Skarsgard, James Earl Jones, Tim Curry, Sam Neill, Joss Ackland, Scott Glenn, and Courtney Vance. 
  • 0:31:18 - 0:43:30 - All three of us watched the first two episodes of the tv series Halt & Catch Fire, starring Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, and Toby Huss. 
  • 0:43:31 - 0:53:05 - Sloane and Sean watched Eyes Without A Face (1960), directed by Georges Franju, starring Edith Scob, Alidi Valli, and Pierre Brasseur. 
  • 0:53:06 - 0:55:08 - Sloane watched Down to Earth (1995), directed by Pedro Costa, starring Edith Scob and Isaach De Bankole. 
  • 0:55:09 - 0:59:36 - Morgan watched The Hitcher (1986), directed by Robert Harmon, written by Eric Red, starring Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and C Thomas Howell. 
  • 0:59:37 - 1:09:40 - To close out, Sean watched (quelle surpirise!) Halloween 2 (1981), directed by Rick Rosenthal & John Carpenter, written by Carpenter and Debra Hill, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance. 

    Next Week: Tucker, Joe, and Chris talk Schuiten and Garth Ennis' Red Rover Charlie

    Homwork: wild card round.  

    Our outro music this week: Kanye West - "I Am A God" (Malice Mix by Gus Jeske)

  • Paul Reiser Lives.
Direct download: MORGANsloaney.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 11:33 PM

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