In an attempt to get into the halloween season, we are recasting The Devil’s Advocate this week. This movie is a fun Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino vehicle that pretty much just let the two of them do what they do best: Keanu – playing the savior role, Al – Yelling as much as possible. Although it’s Charlize Theron who completely steals the show even with a shaky southern accent. There are also some really great supporting performances in this movie as well. Tamara Tunie and Debra Monk specifically add a lot to this film.
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.
Welcome to the first episode of the Road Trip Chronicles. For those who haven’t listened from the beginning, Mike and I first started playing the recasting game as a way to kill time on long car rides. Last month we took a road trip up to Boston (from Philly) and decided to record a couple of episodes on the way. The sound didn’t come out as good as we would have liked, but the episodes are fun.