The Movie Club Podcast Episode #25: The Driver and 52 Pick-Up

The Movie Club Podcast is an irregular roundtable podcast where we select two movies to dissect, analyze and discuss with a group of fellow movie bloggers and film fans.

At this point I think it’s pretty much known that we tend to have long gaps in between episodes of The Movie Club Podcast, but this time around it was easily our longest break yet… 10 months to be exact. Fortunately, the crew finally managed to re-assemble to discuss a pair of crime flicks: Walter Hill’s The Driver and John Frankenheimer’s 52 Pick-Up. What’s more, it was also our first ever live recording on Google Hangouts, complete with video feed!

Alas, Jay and I were not able to attend, but a strong contingency of Row Three contributors showed up in full force including Kurt Halfyard, Andrew James, Bob Turnbull and Jandy Hardesty, along with Jim Laczkowski from The Director’s Club Podcast. Head over to to download the episode, watch the video and join in the discussion surrounding these two films in the comments over there. From what I’m hearing, the next episode will the long-requested epic triple bill of Mr. Nobody, The Fountain and Cloud Atlas.

  • La Menthe

    Finally, after 10 agonizing months!

  • Scott

    Yay. What did Groucho say?


  • Liney

    Good to have you guys back…might have to stream this one at home with the video…

  • Jason W

    I loove this podcast. Try and keep at it, guys. Always a fan of these episodes and looking forward to hearing the Driver discussion and inevitable comparisons to Drive.

  • Maybe mine glitched in download, but the editing on this episode is terrible! It restarted at the 21 minute mark, stops mid-sentence, starts mid-sentence, random pauses for music cues. It was unlistenable.

  • Hey Deven,

    Try re-downloading the episode. I just relistened and everything seems fine. I also haven’t heard this complaint from anyone else.