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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!

Aug 24, 2015

  • 0:00:00 - 0:26:22 -Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015), directed by Christopher McQuarrie, starring TOM CRUISE, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Simon McBurney, and Tom Hollander. 

Also discussed in this section: Tony Scott, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams, Valkyrie, Edge of Tomorrow, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Going Clear, Luc Besson, Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Steve Martin, John Carpenter, Nicholas Cage, Ted Demme, Liam Neeson, John Wick, Top 5, Django Unchained, Ninth Gate, Romeo Is Bleeding, Romeo Must Die, Antoine Fuqua, Woody Allen, Telly Savalas, Tears of the Sun, James Horner, Oz, Predator, Monica Bellucci, Inside, Irreversible, Brotherhood of the Wolf, The Matrix, Trainspotting, Mark Dacascos, Crying Freeman, The Quest, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Bourne Legacy, Dahmer, White Queen, Wallander, John Le Carre, The Hurt Locker, Louie, Michelle Yeoh, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Supercop 2, Franka Potente, Run Lola Run, Princess and the Warrior, The Bourne Supremacy, The Shield, Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Glen Close, Tilda Swinton, Charles S Dutton in Alien 3, Billy Bob Thornton in Friday Night Lights, The Town, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Thick of It, The Usual Suspects, Bryan Singer, and Robert Towne. 

  • 0:26:23 - 0:39:37 - Hope Floats (1998), directed by Forrest Whittaker, starring Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Mae Whitman, and Gena Rowlands.

Also discussed in this section: PS I Love You, King of the Hill, Guillermo Del Toro, Jerry Maguire, Eddie and the Cruisers, After Hours, Desperately Seeking Susan, Grumpy Old Men, and Easy Rider. 

  • 0:39:28 - 0:52:31 - Exiled (2006), directed by Johnnie To, starring Anthony Wong, Simon Yam, Lam Suet, Francis Ng, Nick Cheung, Roy Cheung, Josie Ho, and Richie Ren. 
  • NOTE: Simon Yam was in Full Contact, not Full Alert, both by Ringo Lam.
  • Also discussed in this section: Sergio Leone, Ringo Lam, The Wild BunchQuentin Tarantino's Spaghetti Western retrospective at the Venice film festivalGod of Cookery, John Woo, Charles Bronson, Hard Boiled, S.P.L, Andy Lau, Quantum of Solace, Predator, The Thing, Miami Vice, War, The Shooting, and the official Travis Bickle on the Riviera Canon. 
  • Next Week: KING OF NEW YORK.