The Recasting Couch Ep. 97: Major League

Major League

Sometimes, you’ve got to stop fucking around with the curveball, and just give em the heater. Well that’s what we’ve got for you this week. Major League is the movie that we’ve recast this week. This screwball comedy about a group of outcasts striving to win the pennant with the hapless Cleveland Indians is an absolute joy to watch. The huge ensemble cast (that took us forever to get through) is led by Tom Berenger as Jake Taylor, the has-been catcher with balky knees, whose hoping his return to the majors is enough to rekindle his lost relationship with Lynn (Rene Russo). The rest of the rag-tag team is rounded out by Charlie Sheen as the bad-boy closing pitcher with a million-dollar arm, and ten cent corneas. Dennis Haysbert as the voodoo priest who can’t hit a curveball, Corben Bernsen as the prima-donna with no heart, and Wesley Snipes as a fast-talking, fast-running (and not much else) new guy. They are anchored by the incomparable Coach Lou Brown (James Gammon), and they plan on ruining the new owner’s attempt to get them to fail their way out of their stadium contract and move the team to Miami. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 97: Major League”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 42: A League of their Own

A League of their Own

In celebration of the baseball season starting, this week we recast A League of Their Own. This 1992 ode to women’s baseball was so much fun to recast. I’m not sure if this counts as a “TRC After Dark” episode or not, but the Jameson and laughs were flowing freely and we go all over the place in this one. Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell, and Madonna all headline this “based on a true story” feature about the Rockford Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 42: A League of their Own”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 39: Blue Chips

 

Blue Chips

In honor of the NCAA championship tournament, we recast perhaps the most accurate college basketball movie of all time, Blue Chips. It is such a special occasion that we even enlisted the help of our good friend Jon Hill (@JHillNahMean) from the Super Hoopers podcast (@TheSuperHoopers)! We talk about college basketball, Pauly Shore, and…well it’s pretty much all Pauly Shore. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 39: Blue Chips”

Road Trip Chronicles Ep.2: Bull Durham

Bull Durham_Wide

 

This week is the second installment of The Road Trip Chronicles! On our way back from Boston, we recast Bull Durham; a movie that is basically a love letter to the game of baseball. Technically this movie stars Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins, but Susan Sarandon absolutely steals the show. It was released in 1988, but it really has a timeless feel. Both from the way that it’s written, to the way that it’s shot. If you told me it was made anywhere between 1970 and 1995, I would have absolutely believed you. Continue reading “Road Trip Chronicles Ep.2: Bull Durham”