Memento, the psychological (chronological?) thriller from 2000 that was both a breakout for Christopher Nolan and Guy Pearce is the film we recast this week. If you went to college during the aughts, then you more than likely saw this movie. If you smoked pot in college during the aughts, then you DEFINITELY saw this movie. Joe Pantoliano and Carrie-Anne Moss also put in some great supporting work here, but the real strength of this movie is the writing. We do our best to try to keep the timeline straight, but there is a lot of overlapping in this plot.
Red Dawn (1984) is the movie we are recasting this week. A highly implausible tale about Russia and Cuba (with a bit of Nicaragua sprinkled in) invading America and occupying Anytown, USA. Of course, this occupation is thwarted by a group of youths spearheaded by Patrick Swayze, who is swiftly becoming one of my favorite actors of all time. I guess I don’t have as much exposure to his body of work as I once thought I did, and as I learn more about him as an actor and as a person, the more I appreciate his talent.
Welcome to The Recasting Couch ‘After Dark’. Mike and I get a little sauced up and have more fun talking about horrible stuff than we probably should. This week we recast Outbreak, the 1995 doomsday thriller starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and Morgan Freeman.
IIInnnnnneeerrrrrrrrsssppaaaaacccccceeeee (space, space, space, space) is the 1987 inter-biological, action, comedy film* that we are recasting this week. Starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, and Meg Ryan, this scientifically questionable movie is a fun one. Although this movie may be a demonstration of the difference between something being fun and something being good. I enjoy everybody individually, but I just don’t feel like the chemistry is there.
This week we recast Maverick, a 1994 Western, comedy film starring Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and James Garner. This was based off the 1950’s television series that just so happened to star Garner in the title role. Maverick is one of a dying breed of mid-budget comedies that we rarely see anymore, which is too bad, because this is a very fun movie. Everyone brings their A-game and the chemistry between the principal characters is evident.