Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Travis Bickle On The Riviera

Hi there! I'm Tucker Stone, one of the three guys who hosts a podcast called Travis Bickle on the Rivieria. I've written for places like Flavorwire, The Comics Journal, Comixology and The Factual Opinion, and am currently punching the clock at Nobrow, a publisher of comics, graphic novels and children's books. Back in 2012, my friend Sean Witzke, a movie critic whose most recent work can be read at Grantland, started this podcast as a way to continue the conversations (and arguments) we had been having about movies amongst our mutual blogs.

Although neither one of us had listened to a lot of podcasts, we felt that our cantankerous, expletive laden diatribes might be of interest to others, and in the years since, we have been extremely lucky to be proven right: people, for whatever reason, like to listen to a couple of miserable depressives wax nostalgic over action movies from the 80's. (It probably didn't hurt that the hugely talented Michel Fiffe drew our logo image!)

When I became a father in 2013, longtime friend of the show and frequent guest host Morgan Jeske came on board to keep Sean from going stir crazy with backed-up opinions. Jeske--the talented cartoonist behind books for Image Comics like Change and Zero--rapidly made himself indispensable, and after my return to the show, it only made sense to welcome him on as an official host, turning this gruesome twosome into the trio it had always been destined to be. As the episodes have piled up (you can check out our episode guide, with every movie, director and special episode listed here), the show was continually graced with a murderers row of guests from the world of comics and film--you can see all of those amazing people at that link as well.

All of that brings us right up to right now, a cold day in October: the day where we ask for help. Simply put, the increased interest in the show has meant that we've had to put a bit more into the nuts and bolts of paying for it than we used to, and we thought 133 episodes (at most recent count) was enough to try passing the hat to help meet the costs. The show isn't in danger of going anyway anytime soon--Sean, Morgan and I like hurting each others feelings just a little too much for that to be a real concern--but we would appreciate the breathing room that financial support will allow.  Below you'll see the various levels of pledge options and the rewards they provide--we're pretty excited about them, especially the one where we send you surprises you can't return--but even if you come away thinking that we don't deserve one thin dime, it still means a lot that you stopped by in the first place. Thank you for reading, but most of all thank you for listening!

May 10, 2016

On this episode, Sean and Tucker discuss:

  • 0:00:00 - 0:20:35  - Intros including a discussion of film criticism, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke, oldies stations, Tucker hates cartoons and loves TV Guide, and Rage Against the Machine's Evil Empire
  • 0:20:36 - 0:42:08 - The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, starring Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Nick Frost, and Rob Brydon. 
  • 0:40:29 - 0:56:37 - Actor Martinez (2016), directed by Mike Ott and Nathan Silver, starring Arthur Martinez, Lindsay Burdge, Josh Outzen, and Michael Haskins. 
  • 0:56:38 - 1:07:15 - The Foot Fist Way (2006), directed by Jody Hill, starring Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Ben Best, Mary Jane Bostic, Spencer Moreno, Carlos Lopez, and Collette Wolf. 
  • 1:07:16 - 1:20:40 - Tucker has some thoughts about a recent character death on Arrow and we close out discussing Jon Bois' excellent video essay on 24, "I Wish Everyone Else Was Dead".   
  • Next Week: Green Room and the long awaited (by this podcast) return of PERSON OF INTEREST
  • Our outro music this week: is an excerpt from "Main Theme" by Lalo Schifrin from Joe Kidd. And our intro, as always, is from Escape From New York. 
  • You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. For a quick look at who has been on the show before and what movies have been discussed in each episode, look at our one-page episode guide. This is a Patreon-supported podcast, subscribing to the show can give you access to monthly criticism from Sean, Tucker, and Morgan. 
  • You can follow the show on twittertumblr,letterboxdand facebook. If you like this show, please check out Tucker’s other podcast Comic Books Are Burning In Hell (also located at TFO and here), TFO's music podcast Beat Connection with Marty Brown and Nate Patrin (at TFO and here), and Katie Skelly & Sarah Horrock’s Trash Twins (located here and here), which Sean edits.
  • Kunye motherfucker