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We are a movie-themed podcast! Each week we host a new episode filled with an array of interviews with interesting actors, filmmakers and other guests as well as lengthy discussions of specific movies. Plus our own brand of ridiculous humor with conversations about trends in Hollywood and changes in the film industry.

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Apr 14, 2012

Movie Meltdown - Episode 170

This week we tackle a juggernaut of the film world... TAXI DRIVER. A movie that has massively worked it’s way into the pop culture. But in re-watching it, we realize the bad-ass and cool associations it has today, may be misguided. So we try to dig in and see what’s really going on with the film and the character of Travis Bickle.

And while planning our trip to Harry Dean Stanton Fest, we also mention... Emma Stone, the guy from The Strokes selling you guns, ...and we got stuck with Molly Ringwald, Scorsese from above, Lexington Film League, Ally Sheedy, The Last Picture Show, How I Met Your Mother, for every generation there is a redhead, Keitel super powers, morbid self attention, The Madison Dance, sleeping with Elvis, a mix between The Wire and Sesame Street, subconsciously sabotaging yourself, studying the movements of a crab, Super, a man OF the system, Bugsy Malone, A Band Apart, Moonlighting, closer to Britney Spears then Sid Vicious, the creepiest thing you’ve ever seen, the returning Vietnam veteran, and are movies responsible for the way they are perceived??

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen Taxi Driver yet, you need to realize how much you are just like the others... cold and distant.  

“This is just the perfect storm of cinema.”

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