Episode 41 – Michael Bay’s The Rock

This is the podcast dedicated to The Criterion Collection. Rudie Obias, Ryan Gallagher & Travis George discuss Criterion News & Rumors and Criterion New Releases, they also analyze, discuss & highlight Criterion #108, Michael Bay’s 1996 film, The Rock.

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Our next episode they will highlight and discuss Criterion Collection #489, Mira Nair’s 2001 film, Monsoon Wedding.

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Show Notes:

(00:00 – 00:17; Michael Bay’s The Rock – CC #108)

(00:18 – 00:35; “A United Theory” by God Help The Girl)

(00:36 – 02:45; The CriterionCast – Episode 041 – The Rock – CC #108)


(02:52 – 11:14; Hulu Plus Announced)

(11:15 – 15:19; Criterion Teases The Sweet Smell of Success Release)

(15:20 – 19:59; Criterion Also Teases The Darjeeling Limited Release)


(20:00 – 25:07; Criterion New Releases)

(25:08 – 26:21; Break Music by Carlos Segovia)


(26:22 – 1:06:47; Michael Bay’s The Rock – CC #108)

(1:06:48 – 1:07:34; Break Music by Carlos Segovia)

[Variations On a Theme]

(1:07:35 – 1:07:57; Variations On a Theme – Prison Movies)

(1:07:58 – 1:10:35; Down By Law – Ryan Gallagher)

(1:10:36 – 1:13:45; The Shawshank Redemption – Rudie Obias)

(1:13:46 – 1:15:26; Bad Boys (1983) – Scott Weinberg)

(1:15:27 Р1:19:05; Un Proph̬te РTravis George)


(1;19:06 – 1:24:04; Wrap Up, Contact Info & Credits)

(1:24:05 – 1:24:25; Next – Mira Nair’s 2001 film, Monsoon Wedding – (Criterion #489)

(1:24:26; Goodbyes)

(1:24:27 – 1:25:07; “Working Poor” by Horse Feathers)

(1:25:08 – 1:26:36; Outtakes!!)

Music Credits:

Intro Music by God Help The Girl. Learn more on iTunes and their website,

Break Music by Carlos Segovia. Learn more @

Outro Music by Horse Feathers. Learn more on iTunes and their MySpace Page,

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  • Nice show Scott Weinberg, but I missed the guys. Hopefully Travis, Ryan and Rudie will be back next week.

    Just kidding… but MAN that guy can talk!!

    I hope to get to “The Rock” right after “Armageddon”. They are priorities number 535 and 536 on my Criterion film viewing list.

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