On this week’s episode, we discuss the 1998 movie Rounders, starring Matt Damon and Ed Norton. This movie was really the kick off for the huge poker boom of the late 90’s/early 00’s, and also happens to the be the first movie that we ever recasted way back in the day. Mike and I are both avid poker players so given those two factors, this pod’s a bit longer than most. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 9: Rounders”
I think Contact was maybe the first alien movie I’ve ever seen where the aliens aren’t actually shown. In retrospect, that was probably a good call, because aliens in sci-fi movies don’t tend to age particularly well. The only ones that do are ones that are only shown in flashes and shadows. This was also the first movie that I remember where it represents first contact with aliens to be something more than just aliens hellbent on eradicating humans from the planet. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 7: Contact”
On this week’s pod, we recast the 1988 Tim Burton film Beetlejuice. This rated R comedy is somehow actually only rated PG, and stars Michael Keaton the year before his big role of Batman (also a Tim Burton flick). Keaton is actually in less than half of this movie, yet he’s the clear star and top billed. I can’t remember any movies off the top of my head where that is the case. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch: Ep. 6 Beetlejuice”
We decided to recast Twister, the 1997 disaster blockbuster starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cary Elwes and Jami Gertz the week after Bill Paxton died*. It holds up surprisingly well from a visual standpoint. This was the era right before the CGI got really good, so I went in with my expectations tempered, and I left with them exceeded. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch: Ep. 5 Twister”
What happens when you watch one of the most iconic movies of your childhood with a critical eye? How do you recast one of the biggest starts of a generation? What is with the volleyball scene? Find out on this weeks episode.
This week we recast the 1980’s Aerial Combat classic, Top Gun. Now I don’t remember if I mentioned it in the pod, but for how many times I’ve seen this movie, I don’t think I’d ever seen it all the way through in one sitting.