For this much Cruise on this episode of ORIGINAL REMAKE, we have to bring on a fellow Tom Cruise enthusiast and a man who understands the need for speed in Jason Michael from ATLANTIC SCREEN CONNECTION. We discuss the glory days of star power without the need for a franchise, even if TOP GUN and DAYS OF THUNDER share so many similarities they could almost be about the same character. Of course the music, mentors, and ridiculously named rivals change. So join us as we decide if we like our Cruise delivered by ground or air!
In this epsisode, Michael sits out and Peter is joined by Hannah of the Film Roast Podcast to discuss and compare the 1974 tv movie starring Cathy Lee Crosby and the unaired pilot from 2011 starring Adrianne Palicki. They also give their thoughts on expectations of the upcoming 2017 movie starring Gal Gadot.
Being mostly unsatisfied with the weekly reboot and clones that Hollywood presents us every week we head to space to find our own in two older films: Duncan Jones' MOON from 2009 and Joseph Kosinski's OBLIVION from 2013. Can multiple Sam Rockwells take on the star power of Tom Cruise? Which A.I. do we want to take orders from, Kevin Spacey or Melissa Leo? And is there something to be appreciated in a copy? We certainly hope so on that last question as that's the premise of this podcast.
On this episode we celebrate (?) the old fashioned format of video for the video release of RINGS which came out earlier this year... not that anyone noticed. But guest Alice Bishop did! And we discuss this reboot of the original remake THE RING from 2002, which carries on the tradition of this franchise always being slightly behind the times from a technology standpoint and better uses of the idea such as 2015's IT FOLLOWS. This episode may sound pretty negative but it includes one of my favorite live cover performance, so there's that.
For the home release of The Founder, we decide to compare it with a similar idea in David Fincher's The Social Network. For this review we bring in Alicja of Reel Red Reviews who brings in a different insight than two men who seem to only want to talk about attractive men on screen.
In this episode where we compare a comedic caper to it's more toned down remake, we recruit Daniel of GET REEL MOVIES to join in on the heist with us to talk about THE ITALIAN JOB! What starts out is your traditional comparison and discussion leads to allegedly picking on our Canadian friend and his love for Aaron Sorkin.
We give this podcast thing a second chance in our return from the dead. To do so we are joined by Alyssa from the Hindsight Movie Podcast for a double feature of HERE COMES MR. JORDAN and DOWN TO EARTH. Which films reminded us of the joy of talking cinema and which one made us wish we stayed in podcast heaven? Find out on this episode along with many other things like the meaning of getting "in the pink" and the announcement of an ENTIRELY NEW PODCAST from Alyssa and your hosts Mike and Peter!
In this episode the original hosts of the show, Mike and Peter, are back just in time for an alien invasion involving Keanue Reeves and placenta armor. But before we get to Scott Derrickson's 2008 remake, a look back at the original Cold War era film from 1951 when Gort robots could bend their knees and could predict the future heroic quests of a man with a chainsaw for a hand. Then we predict a newer version of this film which involves The Chastain. Then again that's our hope for every future remake.
With Marvel's Dr. Strange premiering and newly home released Star Trek Beyond coming in the same week, Peter and returning guest Seth Heasley of the Take Me To Your Reader Podcast take a look at Khan in both STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.
On this episode we take a ride with the original GIRL ON THE TRAIN in Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 film THE LADY VANISHES. Joining us on the trip to the 2013 BBC television remake is Dwight Hurst from The Broken Brain podcast, who helps us cure our current affliction of hysterical women and the podcasters who love them.
We saddle up and return from our podcast hiatus which was spent on watching the VERY LONG but very good Akira Kurosawa film SEVEN SAMURAI. The saddle part comes in with the first western remake THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. These two films also inspire possible stripper names and sexy Halloween costumes for our hosts Mike and Peter.
Peter is joined by returning guest Mason of reeldudereviews.com for a discussion about the 2003 FINDING NEMO and the 2016 FINDING DORY. They being with a non-spoiler review and then debate which movie about talking fishes was more realistic.
With the upcoming release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows, Peter recruits the aide of Aaron and Patrick of the Feelin' Film Podcast to review the 1990 and 2014 versions of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. They talk about their history with the popular franchise and also recast some of the more notable characters in this Turtle Power filled episode.
We have our own civil war with two sides of Captain America. The first being the failed release of his 1990 adventure which ended up making its way direct to video in 1992. The much higher budgeted Marvel Cinematic Universe version in 2011 introduced Cap as The First Avenger and was the last solo MCU film before a little arthouse success in Joss Whedon's Avengers the following year. This one isn't much of a debate, so we bring in Master Sergeant Bill Paxton as a true threat to the guy wielding the shield.
On this episode hosts Peter and Mike combine our last two holiday weekends of Mother's Day and Friday the 13th by watching two versions of the mother/daughter body switch comedy FREAKY FRIDAY. Is this the only chance for Lindsay Lohan to better Jodie Foster in an acting performance? Does Jamie Lee Curtis' 2003 rendition of "...Baby One More Time" have us traveling back to the 1976 version as quickly as we can? Find out the answer to these very important questions in our latest episode!
In this episode host Peter is joined by guest Mason of ReelDudeReviews.com to compare the animated JUNGLE BOOK with the new live-action version directed by Jon Favreau. They discuss some of the differences in characters and tell you which version they recommend.
On this episode hosts Mike and Peter decide to enroll in the SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS instead of seeing Melissa McCarthy's THE BOSS. We discuss how the scoundrel curriculum has changed from the 1960 original to the 2006 remake taught by Billy Bob Thornton. And being the great students that we are, we make some recommendations for staffing in a future version of this story.
On this episode we celebrate the return of baseball (mainly just Michael) by watching the 1976 and 2005 versions of THE BAD NEWS BEARS. We admire the hard living of Walter Matthau, the romantic peak of Billy Bob Thornton, and the cinematic coaching abilities of Mark Wahlberg in PAIN & GAIN. Join us as we take your earbuds back to a time when Freddy Krueger ruled the diamond as we wait for Richard Linklater's newest baseball movie EVERYBODY WANTS SOME to make its way to our local theater.
On this episode, featured player and our resident horror expert Derek Stewart returns to relive the horror of watching BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. We discuss the film's attempt to present a version of Frank Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS on the big screen, which was far more successfully done with a straightforward animated adaptation for the home video market.
In this episode our hosts take a tour of the White House twice with the films Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down. Do they choose Gerard Butler or Channing Tatum as their tour guide? Two-Face or Electro as their President? But most importantly, which First Kid was more annoying to noted child hater Mike?
On this episode we protect the integrity of Precinct 13, or more accurately Precinct 9, Division 13. Shane Conner, co-host of the podcast War Machine vs. War Horse, bunkers down for a debate on the appropriate amount of cheese, how far we have NOT come in film casting since 1976, and the possibility of future remakes for this John Carpenter classic. But for now, we try to survive the 1976 and 2005 versions of ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13.
We look into the life of former track star Steve Prefontaine, from the University of Oregon, in PREFONTAINE and WITHOUT LIMITS. We discuss the style and perspectives from some of the different characters and also debate Breckin Meyer or Jeremy Sisto.