Jul 28, 2014
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 Point, The 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.