Category: Drama

The Recasting Couch Ep. 33: In The Line of Fire

In the Line of Fire

“Most thrillers these days are about stunts and action. In the Line of Fire has a mind.”

  • Roger Ebert
  1. I totally agree with that assessment .
  2. Your options are kinda limited when the star is 62 years old.

 

That being said, the smaller scale of this movie is sort of the whole point. It’s an “assassinate the President” movie without the president. The writing and the acting are so good that the president is almost an afterthought*. Clint Eastwood plays Frank Horrigan, a Secret Service agent who has stood by the side of presidents his entire career.

The Recasting Couch Ep. 31: Primal Fear

Primal Fear

Welcome back, everyone! Happy New Year, and all that stuff. We hope you enjoyed the Two Man Roundtable series, but this week we are returning to our regular format, so strap in for one of our collective favorite movies, Primal Fear. Edward Norton’s feature debut is a Hall of Fame first appearance. In addition to top notch writing and solid-to-good acting pretty much all around, this was one we have been waiting to do for quite a while.

The Recasting Couch Ep. 29: Four Brothers

 

Four Brothers

Four Brothers is a movie about four BROTHERS who aren’t actually BROTHERS, although two of them are BROTHERS (“And when I say BROTHER, I don’t mean like an actual BROTHER, but I mean it like the way black people use it, which is more meaningful, I think.”). The BROTHERS have to join forces and use all of their BROTHERS powers do defeat the guy who killed their BROTHER  mother (although he does eventually kill one of the BROTHERS).  Did I mention that they are BROTHERS?

The Recasting Couch Ep. 21: The Devil’s Advocate

Devils Advocate

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.

The Recasting Couch Ep. 20: Memento

Memento

 

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.