Mon, 3 August 2015
Also discussed in this section: 24/7, The Great White Hype, Rocky 3, Rocky 4, Rocky 5, Rocky Balboa, Eminem, The Champ, Kurt Sutter, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Ron Shelton, White Men Can't Jump, Henry Rollins, Adam Arkin, Katey Sagal, James Horner, Aliens, 48 Hrs, 8 Mile, kung fu movies, Floyd Mayweather, Dolemite, Bull Durham, The Player, Short Cuts, Touch of Evil, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, and Nashville.
Correction: we say that Ron Shelton directed The Great White Hype. It was Reggie Hudlin.
Also discussed in this section: Network, Crash, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Atom Egoyan, The Equalizer, Kata Mara being a vampire, Anna Friel, and House of Cards.
Also discussed in this section: Navajo Joe, Django, The Great Silence, Django Unchained, William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Citizen Kane, Third Man, and Magnificent Ambersons.
Also discussed in this section: Pain & Gain, Transformers 2, The Lone Ranger, The Grey, Breaking Bad, Zero Dark Thirty, Extreme Measures, Uncommon Valor, District 9, Holly Hunter, Joan Allen, Fantastic 4, Fast & The Furious, Constantine, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Tilda Swinton, Broken Flowers, John C Reilly, The Vampire's Assistant, Vanilla Sky, Michael Sheen in 7 Days In Hell, Frost/Nixon, Splash, Splash Too, Teen Wolf Too, Escape To With Mountain, Return to Witch Mountain, Christopher Lee, Kolchak the Night Stalker, Columbo, the X-Files reboot, CSI, The Last Samurai, Defiance, and Vin Diesel's birthday cake.
Mon, 20 July 2015
Also discussed in this section: Kiss of Death, Jade, Slums of Beverly Hills, But I'm A Cheerleader, True Romance, Bamboozled, King of New York, Results, The Insider, sweet potatoes, Sucker Punch, Fury, Ant-Man, The Shadow, Darkman, Die Hard, The Cowboy Bebop Movie, Flash Gordon, John Ostrander, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, The Care Bears movie, Jeremy Renner, JJ Abrams, Kevin Smith, Super 8, Felicity, John Williams, Armageddon, Sailor Moon, The Man From UNCLE, Jeremiah Johnson, James Cameron, X-Men Apocalypse, George Lucas, Terrence Malick, Liam Neeson, George Clooney, the La Casa film series, Hausu, Drag Me To Hell, House, Umberto Lenzi, Nightmare City, Cannibal Ferox, Sam Raimi, Spider-Man, Pawn Sacrifice trailer, Andrei Rublev, Hugh Glass, Peyton Reed, Walking Dead, Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Wolf of Wall Street, Mad Max Fury Road, Django Unchained, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Top of the Lake, Persona, Mad Men, The Wire, Person of Interest, Jonathan Nolan, Jai Courtenay: box office poison, Jack Reacher, A Good Day to Die Hard, John Hawkes, Keira Knightly, Jason Clarke, Edgar Ramirez, Pain & Gain, The Rock's instagram page, crossfit, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg vs Gene Hackman, Hoosiers, French Connection, Royal Tenenbaums, Garret Morris, Adam McKay, Green Lantern, and Transformers 4.
Also discussed in this section: Robert Rodriguez, Geena Davis, The Gift, Evil Dead, Simple Plan, Romper Stomper, Virtuosity, Chopper, Eric Bana, Sam Worthington, Hulk, Sweet Home Alabama, Josh Lucas, Hope Floats, Blake Lively, Man of Steel, Nymphomaniac, Fanny & Alexander, Yi Yi, Major Dundee, and Cross of Iron.
Also discussed in this section: Notting Hill, Atonement, Full Frontal, Ian McEwan, Amsterdam, The Comfort of Strangers, Crying of Lot 49, Notice, Gravity's Rainbow, Pretty Woman, Devil's Rejects, Stephen King, Paul Schrader, Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma, Layer Cake, Munich, American Psycho, Tucker vs. Book Clubs, Faces of Death, Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer, and Manhunter.
Mon, 13 July 2015
Also discussed in this section: Lost Highway, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Kiss Me Deadly, The Crying of Lot 49, Lost Highway, Miami Vice, American Gigolo, Chinatown, and Panic Room.
Also discussed in this section: The Wild Bunch, Django Unchained, Kill Bill, Federico Fellini, Hickey and Boggs, The Warriors, I Spit On Your Grave, Red River, Shane, Blueberry, and Rio Bravo.
Also discussed in this section: The Killer Elite, Irma Vep, John Woo, Walter Hill, Taking of Pelham 123, Taxi Driver, Tom Cruise, Magic Mike XXL, Behind the Candelabra, The Knick, Danny Brown, Zabriskie Point, Darker Than Amber, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Zack Snyder, Boarding Gate, Carlos, Mesrine, Che, The Limey, Kafka, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Man From Uncle, Solaris, James Cameron, Schizopolis, Fincher's commentary on Chinatown, True Lies, Titanic, Girlfriend Experience, Side Effects, Contagion, Leni Reifenstahl, Magic Mike, the Oceans trilogy, Jude Law, Michael Mann, Reservoir Dogs, Full Frontal, Pretty Woman, Milgram's Agency Theory, Steve McQueen, Adrian Lyne, Magnolia, Terry Gilliam, Rian Johnson, Contact, Cliff Martinez, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Dave Navarro's hair, Out of Sight, Barry Newman, Lem Dobbs, Alain Resnais, Last Year At Marienbad, Traffic, Nicky Katt, The Informant!, Frank Marshall vs. Garry Marshall, Steven Spielberg, Paper Moon, Clouds of Sils Maria, Criminal, Michael Clayton, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Jeremy Irons, Akira Kurosawa, and Alfred Hitchcock.
Also discussed in this section: Computer Chess, The Rover.
Also discussed in this section: They Live, Apocalypse Now, Invasion USA.
Mon, 6 July 2015
Also discussed in this section: The Paul Reiser Show, christian movies, Terrence Nance on Me & Earl & The Dying Girl, Richard Brody's current run of criticism, Godard, Pixar, Magic Mike XXL, Christian Nyby, Armond White, Sam Peckinpah, Clint Eastwood, Apocalypse Now, Navajo Joe, George Clooney, From Dusk Til Dawn, The Peacemaker, Syriana, Robert Deniro, Christian Bale, Tropic Thunder, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Also discussed in this section: The Rock, Gladiator, White Squall, 1492: The Conquest of Paradise, the 1984 Apple commercial, Armageddon, Quentin Tarantino, Casualties Of War, Oliver Reed, Basic, The Counselor, Prometheus, Alien, Top Gun, Breaking Bad, this Grantland article on Ridley Scott, Blackhawk Down, and A Hijacking.
Also discussed in this section: Jack Reacher, Mission Impossible, Eyes Wide Shut, The Others, To Die For, In a Stranger's Eyes, Daniel Craig, The Invasion, Enduring Love, Notting Hill, Glory, Legends of the Fall, Blood Diamond, Courage Under Fire, In The Cut, Bobby Fischer, Pawn Sacrifice, Spoils of Babylon, Brian K Vaughn, The Patriot, Last of the Mohicans, There Will Be Blood, Starship Troopers, William Tecumseh Sherman, The Siege, Transformers 4, Ichi the Killer, Avatar, Dances With Wolves, The Town, Moonrise Kingdom, and Lethal Weapon 2.
Also discussed in this section: Drug War, Sergio Leone, and Stand Up Guys.
Also discussed in this section: Southpaw, Warrior, Mr. T, Rocky 4, Red Dawn, White House Down, Batman Begins, Scanners 2, Hannibal, Franco Nero, Touching The Void, A Civil Action, All the President's Men, The Oxbow Incident, Erin Brockovich, The Substitute, 187, and Fruitvale Station.
Mon, 29 June 2015
0:00:00 - 0:21:046 - This week, Sean is joined by returning champion David Brothers, the Ryan Seacrest of Image Comics, to discuss the following films:
Police Story Lockdown (2013), directed by Ding Sheng, starring Jackie Chan, Liu Ye, Jiang Tian, and Yin Tao; and Police Story (1985), directed by Jackie Chan, starring Chan, Brigette Lin, Maggie Cheung, Chor Yuen, and Charlie Cho.
Also discussed in this section: Jet Li, Legend of Drunken Master, Rumble in the Box, Drug War, Crime Story, Supercop, Universal Soldier films, Call of Duty, Brian De Palma, Ed Brubaker's run on Captain America, First Strike, Special I.D., Rashamon, Live Free or Die Hard, Die Hard With a Vengeance, The Girl Next Door, Taken, Sylvester Stallone, Rambo 4, Escape From L.A., Nonstop, Ringo Lam, Burn Hollywood Burn, Fist of Fury, Chinese Connection, Prison on Fire, In Hell, Shanghai Knights, Donnie Yen, Chris Ready's Jackie Chan In The 80s series, Dirty Harry, Thunderbolt, The Protector, The Exterminator, the Punisher, Brian Dennehy, and Death Wish.
0:21:47 - 0:39:24 - Run All Night (2015), directed by Juame Collet-Serra, starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D'onofrio, Bruce McGill, Common, and Nick Nolte.
Also discussed in this section: A Walk Among the Tombstones, Red Harvest, Vikings, Game of Thrones, Nas, the Robocop remake, Tom Hardy, Ryan Gosling, The Drop, Jurassic Park, Killing Them Softly, Smokin Races, Lucky Number Slevin, Daniel Craig, Person of Interest, Attack the Block, Taxi Driver, The Warriors, Michael Ironsides, Revolver, Payback, this MUBI article on Neeson/Serra, Sucker Punch, and Method Man.
0:39:25 - 0:53:52 - The Long Riders (1980), directed by Walter Hill, starring James & Stacy Keach, Robert, Keith, & David Carradine, Randy & Dennis Quaid, and Christopher & Nicholas Guest, Pamela Reed, and James Remar.
Also discussed in this section: The Wild Bunch, From Shane To Kill Bill by Patrick McGee, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Gone Baby Gone, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, Deadwood, Brewster's Millions, Supernova, the Wright Brothers, Kung Fu, Southern Comfort, Dead Presidents, Parks & Recreation, John Milius, Kindergarten Cop, Heaven's Gate, Fleetwood Mac, 3: 10 to Yuma, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Jackie Brown, Justified, Nashville, 52 Pickup, and The French Connection.
0:53:53 - 1:04:02 - The Getaway (1972), directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring Steve McQueen, Ali McGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Littieri, Bo Hopkins, and Slim Pickins.
Also discussed in this section: Bullit, John Milius, Point Blank, Akira Kurosawa, John Woo, Enzo G. Castellari, What's Up Doc?, Peter Bogdonavich, Polly Platt, Candice Bergen, Robert Mitchum, and Star Wars.
1:04:02 - 1:25:22 - Mortal Kombat (1995), directed by Paul WS Anderson, starring Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa, Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson, and Talisa Soto.
Also discussed in this section: Street Fighter, Event Horizon, the Resident Evil series, Russel Mulcahy, DOA, Dead or Alive, Subway, Highlander, Bloodsport, Steven Seagal, Sin City 1 & 2, Lila & Eve, Everly, Fast & The Furious 5, Samuel Fuller, Alien vs Predator, Kill Bill, Nymphomaniac, My Super Ex Girlfriend, Lucy, The Brave One, Takashi Miike, Eli Roth, Under The Skin, Akira, Powder, Charlize Theron, Neil Degrasse Tyson, The Devil's Advocate, and Hayao Miyazaki.
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Wed, 24 June 2015
Tue, 16 June 2015
Also discussed in this section: the first episode of Penny Dreadful, Hannibal, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Max, Terminator, Saw, and Michael Pitt.
Also discussed in this section: Interstellar, Mission To Mars, American Gangster, Joel Edgerton, Robin Hood, Kingdom of Heaven, The Counselor, Elizabethtown, Cameron Diaz in Vanilla Sky, We Bought A Zoo, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, Danny McBride, the Tom Hanks Dungeons and Dragons scare movie Mazes and Monsters, Krakatoa East of Java, The Boy Next Door, Enough, Jag, The Burning Bed, NCIS, Sleeping With The Enemy, Blue Steel, and Jurassic Park.
Also discussed in this section: Wolverine, Michael Mann, Spooks/MI6, Ed Zwick, Tobey Maguire, The Thing, Marilyn Manson, Robert Rodriguez, and Transformers 4.
Also discussed in this section: Zack Woods' great scene in Spy, Face/Off, Paul Feig on WTF, Power, Escape Plan, Judd Apatow, James Bond, San Andreas, Carla Gugino, Son In Law, Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael, The Simpsons, Jim Abrams, Jay Mohr, Action, and Buddy Hackett.
Check out this video interview with Christopher Lee talking about his whole career.
Also discussed in this section: Lord of the Rings, Dracula, the amazing sword fights in Three Musketeers, Fu Manchu, The Man With the Golden Gun, Erroyl Flynn, the Star Wars prequels, flat coke, Hannie Caulder, Dark Shadows, Burke & Hare, Dungeons and Dragons, In The Name of the King, Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers, M Butterfly, John McTiernan, necrophilia, Cabaret, The Music Man, John Leguizamo, Moulin Rouge, Todd McFarlane, The Pest, Three's Company, Children's Hospital, Who's Line Is It Anyway, Arrested Development S4, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Family Feud, South Park, Ice Cube, Glenn Howerton in Guardians of the Galaxy, Crank, Crank 2, Jurassic World, Hobo With A Shotgun, Terminator 5, Tron 3, Avengers 2, the original Jurassic Park and Spielberg screaming, Carnosaur, and the 5th Bourne movie, and Gerry.
Also discussed in this section: The Homesman, Last of the Mohicans, The Next Karate Kid, Mortal Kombat, Boys Don't Cry, The Plague, Idris Elba, Thinner, Obsession, A Time To Kill, Runaway Jury, Bruce McGill, Cliffhanger, Raising Cain, the trailer for The Walk, Robert Zemeckis, Used Cars, Castaway, Flight, Tony Scott, John Goodman, Gary Treaudeau, John Lithgow, Tom Cruise, Christopher Lee, George Lucas' writing ability over time, No Escape, Gil Ozeri watching Entourage, Tucker marathoning Oz pre-dvd, The Prisoner, Patty Lupone, Seinfeld's Oz SNL parody, Jerimiah, CBS Storybreak, Elias Koteas, Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren, James Remar, The Punisher on Daredevil, Jason Statham, and Will Smith as Deadshot.
Tue, 2 June 2015
Also discussed in this section: The Avengers, Star Trek, The Road Warrior, Bond, Hunger Games, Jeroen Crabbe, Person of Interest, Criminal Minds, Point Break, Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Miami Vice, Death Proof, Wile E. Coyote, Tom Cruise, Monica Belluci, Daredevil, Havoc, Dolph Lundgren, The Raid, Old Boy, the "Charlie Work" episode of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, True Detective, Hannibal, Tron Legacy, Game of Death, and Keanu Reeves.
Also discussed in this section: Convoy, George Jones, CW McCall, James Coburn, Conway Twitty, Watchmen, Alan Moore's Writing For Comics, Wanted Dead or Alive, Hobo With A Shotgun, The Hitcher, Flesh and Blood, Batman Begins, Spetters, Blade Runner, Takashi Miike, Robocop, and Showgirls.
The Conversation (1974), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Robert Duvall, and Harrison Ford.
Blow Out (1981), directed by Brian De Palma, starring John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, and Dennis Franz.
Klute (1971), directed by Alan J Pakula, starring Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda, Charles Cioffi, and Roy Schieder.
Also discussed in this section: Blow Up, Deep Red, Steven Soderbergh, Obsession, Greetings, Raising Cain, Godfather 2, Walter Murch, Apocalypse Now, Frantic, Willem Dafoe, Timothy Carey, Evil Dead, Halloween, The Shining, Josh Brolin, The Sleeping Car Murders, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Hairspray, Wild Hogs, Black Christmas, Room 237, The Exorcist, Going Clear, The Thing, Carrie, Dressed to Kill, and Heaven's Gate.
Fri, 29 May 2015
Also discussed in this section: Coraline, Beowulf, Avatar, John Seale, the Dawn of the Dead remake, Prometheus, Pacific Rim, Need For Speed, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Inception, Marvel movies, Ghosts of Mars, The Ward, Michael Bay, the Wired oral history of ILM, non-action editors editing action films, Big Trouble In Little China, Robocop, The Road Warrior, The Warriors, Darkman, Terminator, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Sergio Leone, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, The Empire Strikes Back, Happy Feet, Peter Jackson, Ridley Scott, Denis Villenueve's Blade Runner sequel, Moebius, Syd Mead, Neuromancer, Roger Deakins, Sicaro, and Se7en.
Also discussed in this section: The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, EC Comics, George Miller, Anthony Dod Mantle, Dogme 95, Danny Boyle, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, William Gibson's Blue Ant series, Dredd, Garth Ennis, The Beach, Mad Max, Point Blank, Wittgenstein, Slumdog Millionaire, Watchmen, Hugh Laurie, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Day of the Dead, Prince of Darkness, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, The Walking Dead, Transcendence, Jonathan Nolan, and Soderbergh's Solaris.
Also discussed in this section: John Leguizamo, Mark Wahlberg, The Gambler, The Crucible, Christopher Doyle, Roger Deakins, Cherry Jones, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Samuel L. Jackson, Signs, Watchmen (again, sorry), The Dark Knight, Superman, The Devil's Rejects, Audition, Blow Out, and Arthur C. Clarke.
Mon, 18 May 2015