Travis Bickle On The Riviera







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Before we start this week, we're going to point you to another podcast. Former guest on this show (in the most recent Halloween special) Sarah Horrocks has joined up with Katie Skelly for The Trash Twins. In the first episode they discuss Valley of the Dolls, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and Helter Skelter. If you like Travis Bickle on the Riviera, you will enjoy theirs, in fact if you don't like this show and want to hear something smarter, you will love theirs. It's as far away from two nerdy dudes talking about the same stuff as every other podcast as you could get. Sean is doing some editing on the show, but don't let that stop you. Please check it out

  • 0:00:00 - 0:13:16 - Tucker saw Inherent Vice (2014), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring everyone you've ever liked in a movie. 

    Also discussed in this section: The Wire, The Shield, Person of Interest, Max Payne, Speed Racer, Exodus, Passion of the Christ, Hostel 2, Martyrs, Come and See, The Gambler, San Andreas, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Timothy Olyphant, Boogie Nights, The Royal Tenenbaums, Welcome to Mooseport, King of Queens, Men in Black 3, Boardwalk Empire, Veep, Workaholics, There Will Be Blood, The Master, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Altman, and The Long Goodbye

  • 0:13:17 - 0:20:39 - Tucker saw Foxcatcher (2014), directed by Bennet Miller, starring Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffallo. 

    Also discussed in this section: Eddie Izzard, Up In the Air, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Moneyball.

  • 0:20:40 - 0:27:43 - Sean watched Tusk (2014), directed by Kevin Smith, starring Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, and Johnny Depp. 

    Also discussed in this section: Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Twin Peaks, Red State, Jan Michael Vincent, Dead Man, Crybaby, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Spoils of Babylon, Troll 2, Death Bed, Shocking Dark, and Passion Cove. 

  • 0:27:44 - 0:39:53 - Both Tucker and Sean saw Nightcrawler (2014), directed by Dan Gilroy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed. 

    Also discussed in this section: Spider-Man 2, Four Lions, Lethal Weapon 3, The Bourne Legacy, the Terminator 5 trailer, Suicide Squad, Man of Steel, Batwing, Pain & Gain, Taxi Driver, and Paul Schrader. 

  • 0:39:54 - 1:01:08 - And finally, both Tucker and Sean saw Fury (2014), directed by David Ayer, starring Brad Pitt, Michael Pena, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, and Shia Labouef. 

    Also discussed in this section: Sabotage, Nymphomaniac, Transformers 3, Bill Cosby, Holes, Doris Day, Barry Pepper, Event Horizon, Armageddon, Garth Ennis, John Woo, Kelly's Heroes, Zero Dark Thirty, Blackhawk Down, Brotherhood, Jackie Brown, The Eric Andre Show, and Eric Andre on The Soup

  • Next Week: Morgan Jeske and new Miike.
  • Our outro music this week: "He's Still Alive/Romero" by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth from Escape From New YorkAnd our intro, as always is from Escape From New York. Double up.
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Category:Movies -- posted at: 3:55 PM

  • After the break, you'll find the latest episode of the world's only movie podcast, Travis Bickle on the Riviera. With your host Sean Witzke and we welcome guest host and teen sensation Chris Mautner.
  • 0:00:00 - 0:25:58 - To start us off this week, we talk about a movie that doesn't fit the episode format. Chris watched Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay (2014), directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, and Jena Malone. 

    Also discussed in this section: The Giver, Phillip Noyce, The Prisoner, Divergent, Jack Kirby, Scanners, Harry Potter, Twilight, Die Hard With A Vengeance, Big Hero 6, the Star Wars 7 trailer, Live Free or Die Hard, Spider-Man, Shane Black, Michael Bay, Tony Scott, JJ Abrams, Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty. The People Vs. George Lucas, Willow, Radioland Murders, and Michael Mann.

    0:25:59 - 0:41:55 - Chris watched the Samurai Trilogy (1954, 1955, 1956), directed by Hiroshi Iganaki, starring Toshiro Mifune. 

    Also discussed in this section: Gone With The Wind, Ran, Throne of Blood, Sergio Leone, Hideo Gosha, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Lone Wolf and Cub, Samurai Champloo, John Ford, Vagabond, Fistful of Dollar, Magnificent Seven, The Bad Sleep Well, The Thing, The Wizard of Oz, and High and Low. 

    0:41:55 - 0:48:46 - Sean and Chris watched Sword of Doom (1966), directed by Kihachi Okamoto, starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshiro Mifune

    Also discussed in this section: Rebel Without A Cause, The Wild One, A Clockwork Orange, Akira Kurosawa, Scarface, Heat, and Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer. 

    0:48:47 - 1:01:58 - Sean and Chris watched Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983), directed by Kinji Fukasaku, starring Hiroko Yakushimaru, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sonny Chiba, and Minori Terada. 

    Also discussed in this section: Message From Space, Yakuza Paper/Battles Without Honor Or Humanity, Battle Royale, Graveyard of Honor, Doberman Cop, Quentin Tarantino, William Friedkin, The Street Fighter, Seijun Suzuki, Seven Samurai, Vampire Hunter D, Tsui Hark, Seven Swords, Detective Dee, John Woo, Green Snake, Zu Warriors, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Star Search

    1:01:59 - 1:19:25 - To close out, Sean watched Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), directed by Takashi Miike, starring Ichikawai Ebizo XI, Eita, and Hikari Mitsushima.  

    Also discussed in this section: 13 Assassins, Shield of Straw, Kobayashi's original, Qui-Gon, Ingmar Bergman, Paul Verhoeven, and Michael Haneke. 

  • Next Week: Fury or maybe some Spielberg. Or maybe something else, these "next week on" things are always about as useful as the ones from Scandal. 
  • Our outro music this week: "I Don't Want This Night To End" by John O'Banion from Legend of the Eight Samurai. Yeah, that's really in the movie. And our intro, as always, is from Escape From New York
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Category:Movies -- posted at: 7:26 PM

On this episode, Tucker and Sean get together to talk about THE REAL.

  • :00:00 - 0:19:51 - Both Tucker and Sean saw Interstellar (2014), directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConnaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, John Lithgow (IN THE SAME MOVIE, IN THE SAME FUCKING SCENE), Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo, Collette Wolfe, Topher Grace, and William Devane.   Also discussed in this section: Ranking the Nolans, Black Hole, Event Horizon, Gravity, Mission to Mars, Terrence Malick, George Washington, Kill Bill, Public Enemies, The Prestige, Michael Bay, Brett Ratner, The Talented Mr. Ripley, the Lincoln commercial, Stanley Kubrick, David Lean, The Lovely Bones, The Fifth Element, David Denby, Iron Man 3, and Paths of Glory.
  • 0:19:52 - 0:33:02 - Tucker watched Hunger Games 2 (2013), directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the kid from Detention, Donald Sutherland, Jeffrey Wright, Amanda Plummer, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Jena Malone, and Stanley Tucci. 

    Also discussed in this section: the other Hunger Gameses, Escape From New York, American Hustle, Winter's Bone, Mission Impossible 3, Orphan, Inherent Vice, True Lies, Transformers 4, Jaws, and Steven Soderbergh.

  • 0:33:03 - 0:37:26 - Sean watched Blue Steel (1989), directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancey Brown, Louise Fletcher, Elizabeth Pena, Richard Jenkins, and Tom Sizemore. 

    Also discussed in this section: K-19: The Widowmaker, Timecop, Michael Haneke, Beat Takeshi, Halloween 2

  • 0:37:26 - 52:03 - Tucker saw Whiplash (2014), directed by Damien Chazelle, starring Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Paul Reiser, and April Grace. 

    Also discussed in this section: Dumb & Dumber To, Magnolia, Easy Riders Raging Bulls, 30 for 30: Bad Boys, Listen Up Phillip, Impolex, The Comedy, Adam Wigard, Joe Swanberg, and Delocated

  • 0:52:04 - 1:05:50 - Tucker watched Fargo (1996), directed by Joel & Ethan Coen, starring Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Peter Stormare, and John Carrol Lynch 

    Also discussed in this section: Resevoir Dogs, This Is A True Story, Fury, Aliens, The Simpsons, Foxcatcher, Evan Almighty, Noah, Warrior, Daniel Day Lewis, Deerhunter, and Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats. 

  • Next Week: Fury Nightcrawler. 
  • Our outro music this week: "Under Your Spell" by Desire from Drive. And our intro, as always is from Escape From New York. 
Direct download: interstellar_cast.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 4:38 AM

  1. Dialog taken from Escape From New York (1981), dir. John Carpenter
  2. Riz Ortolani - "Adulteress's Punishment" from Cannibal Holocaust (1980), dir. Ruggero Deodato
  3. Goblin - "Sleepwalking" from Phenomena (1985), dir. Dario Argento
  4. Wang Chung - "Black Blue White" from To Live and Die in LA (1985), dir. William Friedkin
  5. sound effects - The Beyond (1981), dir. Lucio Fulci
  6. Thomas Bangalter - "Outrage" from Irreversible (2002), dir. Gaspar Noe
  7. Fabio Frizzi - "Zombi (Godzilla Demo)" from Zombi 2 (1979), dir. Lucio Fulci. 
  8. Annie - "Anthonio (Berlin Breakdown Version)" from The Guest (2014), dir. Adam Wingard
  9. Radio ad for They Called Her One Eye (1973), dir. Bo Arne Vibenius
  10. The Seatbelts - "Meteor" from Cowboy Bebop
  11. Dialog taken from Mr Freedom (1969), dir William Klein
  12. Charles Bernstein - "Bath Attack" from The Entity (1981), dir. Frank De Felitta 
  13. Clint Mansell - "Dead Reckoning" from Smokin Aces (2006), dir. Joe Carnahan
  14. Vangelis - "Bicycle Riders" from Blade Runner (1982), dir. Ridley Scott
  15. Dialog taken from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (1984), dir. WD Richter
  16. Goblin - "Follie" from the italian re-release of Patrick (1978), dir. Richard Franklin
  17. John Carpenter - "Police Action" from Escape From New York (1981), dir. John Carpenter
  18. Shane Carruth - "A Sullen Rush and a Roar" from Upstream Color (2013), dir. Shane Carruth
  19. Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno - "Drift" from For All Mankind (1989), dir. Al Reinert
  20. Dialog taken from The Mighty Boosh
  21. Joseph Koo - "Operation Commenced" from A Better Tomorrow (1986), dir. John Woo
  22. Michael Gibbs - "Hard Boiled Overture" from Hard Boiled (1992), dir. John Woo
  23. Cliff Martinez - "They're Calling My Flight" from Contagion (2011), dir. Steven Soderbergh
  24. John Murphy - "Minus 273 Degrees" from Sunshine (2007), dir. Danny Boyle
  25. Dialog taken from Night of the Living Dead (1968), dir. George Romero
  26. Peter Gabriel - "Birdy's Flight" from A Better Tomorrow 2 (1987), dir. John Woo
  27. Howard Shore - "Ephemerol" from Scanners (1981), dir. David Cronenberg
  28. Simonetti, Pignatelli, Morante (aka Goblin) - "Gemini" from Tenebre (1982), dir. Dario Argento
  29. Jerry Goldsmith - "Walking Distance" from Alien (1979), dir. Ridley Scott
  30. Jonny Greenwood - "Convergence" from There Will Be Blood (2007), dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
  31. The Treblemakers - "Magic" from Pitch Perfect (2012), dir Jason Moore
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Category:Movies -- posted at: 11:00 AM

In a first time ever for this podcast, this episode was recorded with both hosts sitting in the same room. If the episode sounds like it was recorded in a cavern, we assure you it was recorded in the smallest hotel room Philadelphia had to offer. Anyway, two special episodes in row!

  • 0:00:00 - 0:21:41 - Tucker and Sean went and saw John Wick TOGETHER.(2014), directed by Chad Stahelski, starring Keanu Reeves, Lance Reddick, Michael Nyquist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrienne Palicki, Bridget Moynihan, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Clarke Peters, and A PERSON YOU WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE.
  • 0:21:42 - 0:33:44 - Tucker went to seeThe Equalizer (2014), directed by Antoine Fuqua, starring Denzel Washington, Martin Csoskas, Chloe Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo, David Harbour, Bill Pullman. 
  • 0:33:45 - 0:46:15 - Sean and Tucker (seperately this time) watched Housebound (2014), directed by Gerard Johnstone, starring Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, and Glen-Paul Waru. 
  • 0:45:16 - 1:03:25 - Sean watched The Guest (2014), directed by Adam Wingard, starring Dan Stevens as Morgan Jeske, Maika Monroe, Lance Reddick, Brendan Meyer, Leland Orser, Shiela Kelly, Ethan Embry, and Joel David Moore. 
Direct download: johnwickcast.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 11:00 AM

Holidays are the worst thing in our culture. Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, Valentine's Day, Bastille Day - those holidays are for people who love their lives. Disgusting. But there's always the day Michael Myer's came home. On this holiest of holidays, we discuss the films of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Listen to previous year's Halloween specials: Episode 6: Horror movie special, Episode 51: John Carpenter special featuring 10 guests in 8 individuals segments.

This episode your hosts Truckasaurus Stone and Season of the Witzke are joined by Wet Donut In Aliens Jeske, Grave-vid Smothers, Satanic Horror-ocks, The (understandably) Unretrieved Cremains of John K.O., and Jared the Atomic Space Ape Lewis

  • 0:00:00 -0:42:28 - BRACKET PART ONE with David Brothers & Morgan Jeske.
  • 0:42:49 - 1:04:15 - Spotlight on Running Man with Jared Lewis & John Keogh.
  • 1:04:16 - 1:33:17 - Spotlight on Commando with Sarah Horrocks.
  • 1:33:18 - 2:41:03 - BRACKET PART TWO: 3D Battle Across Time.

The films discussed include: 

  • Conan the Barbarian (1982), written and directed by John Milius, co-starring James Earl Jones, Max Von Sydow, Sandhal Bergman, Sven Ole-Thorson, Mako, Ben Davidson, and Gary Lopez.
  • The Terminator (1984), written and directed by James Cameron, co-starring Linda Hamilton, Michael Beihn, Paul Winfield, and Lance Henriksen. Cameo by Bill Paxton.
  • Commando (1985), directed by Mark L. Lester, co-starring Rae Dawn Chong, David Patrick Kelly, Dan Hedeya, Vernon Wells, Bill Duke, and Alyssa Milano
  • Raw Deal (1986), directed by John Irvin, co-starring Darren McGavin and Robert Davi.
  • Predator (1987), directed by John McTiernan, co-starring Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Kevin Peter Hall, Shane Black, Richard Chaves, Elpidia Carrillo, and Richard Thorson. 
  • The Running Man (1987), directed by Paul Michael Glaser, co-starring Richard Dawson, Maria Conchita-Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Mick Fleetwood, Sven Ole-Thorson, Prof Toru Tanaka, Erland Von Lith, Jesse Ventura, and Jim Brown. 
  • Red Heat (1988), directed by Walter Hill, co-starring Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Gina Gershon, Larry Fishburne, and Ed O'Ross. 
  • Twins (1988), directed by Ivan Reitman, co-starring Danny Devito, David Caruso, Heather Graham, Kelly Preston, and Bonnie Bartlett. 
  • Total Recall (1990), directed by Paul Verhoeven, co-starring Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Dean Norris, Ronny Cox, Michael Ironside, and Mel Johnson Jr. 
  • Kindergarten Cop (1990), directed by Ivan Reitman, co-starring Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Richard Tyson, and Cathy Moriarty. 
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), directed by James Cameron, co-starring Richard Patrick, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Joe Morton.
  • Last Action Hero (1993), directed by John McTiernan, co-starring Austin O'Brien, Tom Noonan, Charles Dance, F Murray Abraham, Robert Prosky, Frank McCrae, Mercedes Ruehl, and Ian McKellen.
  • True Lies (1994), directed by James Cameron, co-starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Paxton, Tom Arnold, Tia Carrere, Charlton Heston, and Grant Heslov. 
  • Junior (1994), directed by Ivan Reitman, co-starring Danny Devito, Emma Thompson, Pamela Reed, and Frank Langella. 
  • Eraser (1996), directed by Chuck Russell, co-starring James Caan and Vanessa Williams. 
  • Jingle All the Way (1996), directed by Brian Levant, co-starring Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Darth Vader, and Rita Wilson.
  • Batman & Robin (1997), directed by Joel Schumacher, co-starring Alicia Silverstone and Coolio. 
  • End of Days (1999), directed by Peter Hyams, co-starring Gabriel Byrne, Rod Stieger, Kevin Pollak, Robin Tunney, Udo Kier, and CCH Pounder
  • The 6th Day (2000), directed by Roger Spottiswoode, co-starring Robert Duvall?, Michael Rappaport, and Terry Crews. 
  • Collateral Damage (2002), directed by Andrew Davis, co-starring Elias Koteas, Francesca Neri, John Tuturro, John Leguizamo, and Cliff Curtis. 
  • The Last Stand (2013), directed by Kim Ji-Woon, co-starring Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzman, Harry Dean Stanton, Peter Stormare, Rodrigo Santiago, and Forrest Whitaker.
  • Escape Plan (2013), directed by Mikael Halfstrom, co-starring Jim Caviezel, Sylvester Stallone, Amy Ryan, 50 Cent, Sam Neill, Vinnie Jones, and Vincent D'onofrio. 
  • Sabotage (2014), directed by David Ayer, co-starring Olivia Williams, Sam Worthington, Mirelle Enos, Terrence Howard, Joe Mangianello, Harold Perrineu, Max Martini, and Josh Holloway. 
  • Music: All music in this episode has been taken from the Disneyland Haunted Mansion Ride, composed by Buddy Baker and featuring Paul Frees. 
  • Next week: A very special episode of Travis Bickle on the Riviera
Direct download: ARNIE.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 9:30 AM

On this episode of America's Favorite Teenage Gangsters, Tucker and Sean discuss the following:

  • 0:00:00 - 0:17:08 - Sean watched The Equalizer (2014), directed by Antoine Fuqua, starring Denzel Washington, Martin Csokas, Chloe Moretz, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, and David Harbour. 

    Also discussed in this section: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Independence Day, Man on Fire, Last Action Hero, Heat, The Wicker Man, The Equalizer tv show, Straw Dogs, While You Were Sleeping, Regarding Henry, Die Hard, the Steven Hawking trailer, Daniel Day Lewis, and Career Opportunities.

  • 0:17:09 - 0:27:42 - Tucker watched While We're Young (2014), directed by Noah Baumbach, starring Adam Horovitz, Amanda Seyfried, Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Charles Grodin, and Brady Corbett. 

    Also discussed in this section: Girls, Interstellar, Frances Ha, Greenberg, The Squid and the Whale, Inside Llewyn Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and Hanna and Her Sisters

  • 0:27:43 - 0:48:48 - Both of us watched Gone Girl (2014), directed by David Fincher, starring Tyler Perry, Ben Afleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, Casey Wilson, Missi Pyle, Kim Dickens, and Patrick Fugit. 

    Also discussed in this section: Michael Haneke, Alfred Hitchcock, Good Will Hunting, Dogma, The Town, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Panic Room, Se7en, Ben Affleck calling Bill Maher a racist, Mannix, Lolita, Joan Crawford, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Utopia, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Daniel Craig.  

  • 0:48:49- 1:02:00 - Tucker went to see a series of film clips introduced and discussed by Paul Thomas Anderson. 

    Also discussed in this section: Quentin Tarantino, Police Squad, Jackie Brown, Repo Man, North By Northwest, Blake Edwards, Alex Cox, Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, Jeremy Renner vs. Bradley Cooper, Hackers, Dario Argento, Terrence Malick, and trailers for Black Hat, Inherent Vice, Tak3n, and American Sniper.

  • Next Week: PERSON OF INTEREST? Followed by Spooktacular Tres.
  • Our outro music this week: "First Chase" by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth, from the Halloween III soundtrack. 
Direct download: dirtynation.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 9:51 PM

Here's the latest episode of the world's only movie podcast, Travis Bickle on the Riviera. With your hosts Morgan "Sir Paul McCartney " Jeske and Sean "Sirhan Sirhan" Witzke.

  • 0:00:00 - 0:17:01 - Both of us watched Notting Hill (1999), directed by Roger Michell, written by Richard Curtis, starring Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Alec Baldwin, Tim McInnery, Emma Chambers, Rhys Ifans, and Gina McKee. 
  • 0:17:02 - 0:32:04 - Both of us watched Rolling Thunder (1977), directed by John Flynn, written by Paul Schrader, starring William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, and Linda Haynes. 
  • 0:32:05 - 0:43:49 - Sean watched Chung Kuo, Cina (1972), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, director of photography Luciano Tovoli. (Link goes to whole thing on youtube). We also talk about The Passenger (1975), also by Antonioni & Tovoli, respectively, starring Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Steve Berkhoff, Ian Hendry, Jenny Runacre. 
  • 0:43:50 - 0:47:20 - Morgan watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), directed by Rupert Wyatt, starring James Franco, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Frida Pinto, and David Oyelowo. 
  • 0:47:21 - 0:51:15 - He also watched Coherence (2013), directed by James Ward Bykrit, starring Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, and Nicholas Brendon.
  • 0:51:16 - 0:56:59 - And Happy Christmas (2014), directed by Joe Swanberg, starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Swanberg, Mark Webber, and Lena Dunham.
  • 0:57:00 - 1:04:23 - Sean watched The Sacrament (2014), directed by Ti West, starring Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Shiel, Gene Jones, and Kentucker Audley. 
  • 1:04:24 - 1:15:46 - To close out, Morgan tells us a little about Maps to the Stars (2014), directed by David Cronenberg, starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattison, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon. 
  • Next Week: Tucker goes to a film festival, Sean carves "♥ James Cameron ♥" into his arm with a cafeteria knife. 
  • Our outro music this week: "Skeletons " by Stevie Wonder. 


Direct download: notting_hill.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 2:27 AM

It's a movie podcast!

  • 0:00:00 - 0:19:24 - Tucker and Sean both watched A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), directed by Scott Frank, starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, David Harbour, and Brian Astro Bradley. 

    Also discussed in this section: 8 Million Ways to Die, Death Wish, Lawrence Block, the Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown, Blitz, screenwriters-as-directors, Phillip Marlowe, Goodfellas, Zack Snyder, Cobra, Robert Mckee, Joe Eszterhas, and actors using lightsabers. 

  • 0:19:25 - 0:29:30 - Tucker watched Basic (2003), directed by John Mctiernan, starring John Travolta, Connie Neilsen, Samuel L Jackson, Giovanni Ribisi, Taye Diggs, Tim Daly, and Harry Connick Jr. 

    Also discussed in this section: Rashamon, Columbo, JSA (the Park Chan-Wook movie), Pulp Fiction, Hope Floats, P.S. I Love You, Copycat, Working Girl, Demonlover, The Wood, Gladiator, The Best Man, and Mind Hunters. 

  • 0:29:31 - 0:37:03 - Sean watched The Black Windmill (1974), directed by Don Siegel, starring Michael Caine, Donald Pleasance, Delphine Seyrig, John Vernon, and Joss Acklund.  

    Also discussed in this section: Get Carter, Taken, Bill & Ted, Hard Boiled, Timecop, Robocop: Prime Directives, Total Recall 2040, Species 2, Predator 2, Shakespeare in Love, Sliders, and Legends of the Dark Knight.  

  • 0:37:04 - 0:53:17 - Both Sean and Tucker, on the reccomendation of Abhay Khosla, watched Detention (2011), directed by Joseph Kahn, starring Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Spencer Locke, Shanley Caswell, Erica Shaffer, and Aaron David Johnson. 

    Also discussed in this section: David Cronenberg, Greg Araki, Scott Pilgrim, Heathers, Clueless, Jean-Luc Godard, Children's Hospital, Torque, Scream, Pretty in Pink, Rushmore, Spartacus, 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, Pierrot Le Fou, Cabin In the Woods, 3 O'Clock High, and old episodes of Dinner For Five.

  • 0:53:18 - 1:12:26 - To close out, Tucker watched 3 Men and a Baby (1987), directed by Leonard Nimoy (WHAT?), starring Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Tom Selleck, Nancy Travis, Paul Guilfoyle, and Dave Foley. 

    Also discussed in this section: Billy Madison, This Is 40, Neighbors, the Ted Danson episode of Magnum PI, Maze Runner, Jeff Bridges, and Green Lantern.


  • Our outro music this week: "Chariots of Pumpkins " by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth 
Direct download: war_of_the_dicklickers.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 10:00 AM

This week, joining Sean "Debbie" Witzke we have the special guests: hosts of the Wait Wait Don't Tell Me comics podcast, Geoff Lassiter and Graham McElhenny.

  • 0:00:00 - 0:29:42 - PART ONE: THE BICKLE HALF (WEDNESDAY AT 9, ONLY ON CHANNEL 7 WXPI)  - Graeme McMillan & Jeff Lester join the show this week. In this section we talk about: the HOMEWORK assignment Carrie (1976), directed by Brian De Palma, starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, Amy Irving, and Betty Buckley. We also talk about Debbie Does Dallas (1978), directed by Jim Clark, starring all of Bambi Woods and alllll of Jeff's unconscious shame. 
  • 0:29:43 - 0:39:03 - Both Jeff & Graeme saw a version of The Trip To Italy (2014), directed by Michael Winterbottom, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
  • 0:39:04 - 0:57:18 - Jeff went and saw Sin City 2: The Britany Murphy Story (2014), directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, starring Christopher Lloyd. 
  • 0:57:19 - 1:18:12 - All three of us watched Funny Face (1957), directed by Stanley Donen, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.
  • 1:18:13 - 2:01:21 - PART TWO - THE WAIT WHAT HALF (WEDNESDAYS AT 9:30, ONLY ON CHANNEL 7 WPXI, STAY TUNED FOR YOUR LOCAL NEWS)  For our second half, ostensibly the Wait What half of our show, we talk about our dream comic book movie projects and our favorite and least favorite comic book movies - including the Dark Knight, Marvel movies, Batman Returns, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Danger Diabolik, Barbarella, Flash Gordon, Mystery Men, The Fifth Element, Ichi the Killer, Snowpiercer, Old Boy, Fast & The Furious, Men In Black, Roger Corman's The Raven, Alec, Valerian, Incal, Appleseed, the fascist dystopia of Mike Leigh, Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, Wes Anderson, Mario Bava, Red Desert, the John Milius documentary. Sean also goes on a rant about Jodorowksy's Dune (2013), directed by Frank Pavich, and Jeff goes on a tear about Ghostbusters (1984), directed by Ivan Reitman. 
  • Next Week: A full cast reunion of the original stage production of Annie.
  • Our outro music this week: "When You Were Mine" by Mitch Ryder from Hot Dog the Movie
Direct download: waiwhat.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 1:28 PM