Travis Bickle On The Riviera







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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. 
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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. 


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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 
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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

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
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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.  
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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."
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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. 

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 10:30 AM