The Recasting Couch Ep. 30: The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause is this week’s movie. We chose it specifically because there are absolutely zero good Christmas movies available on the streaming services, and I’m pretty sure this proves that.

Despite some pretty solid performances from Tim Allen and David Krumholtz, this movie falls incredibly flat. The premise has a lot of promise, but the direction they decided to go is pretty baffling. Rather than spending screen time on Scott Calvin learning how to become Santa , how to use the Santa Magic and exploring the huge workshop at the North Pole, they thought that time would be better spent having Scott’s coworkers comment on how fat he’s gotten. There is a great Christmas movie in here somewhere, but they completely missed the mark. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 30: The Santa Clause”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 27: Hudson Hawk

Hudson Hawk

Hudson Hawk is the 1991, musical, heist, action, comedy starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, and Andie MacDowell. This remains Bruce Willis’ one and only writing credit and was a passion project for him. Unfortunately, it was universally panned and is by no means a good movie (Mike would disagree). However, it’s a fun movie that could have been good if there were any sort of tonal consistency. Wikipedia says that it’s based off of a “clockpunk” technology, which I refuse to believe is an actual thing. Even worse is taking “clockpunk” and mixing it with classic Italian-American standards, and it somehow makes less sense than it sounds. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 27: Hudson Hawk”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 25: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Terminator 2

Terminator 2: Judgement Day was one of the biggest blockbusters of my childhood. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger , Eddie Furlong, Linda Hamilton and Robert Patrick. Directed by James Cameron, this movie made ALL of the money, and it apparently had the largest opening box office weekend until dethroned by The Matrix Reloaded 22 years later. The rewatch itself was interesting. We had different takes watching it after all this time. I really enjoyed it, and thought it held up. Mike…not so much. We have a lot of fun with this one, so we run a bit long. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 25: Terminator 2: Judgement Day”

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.

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The Recasting Couch Ep. 8: Mission Impossible

Mission_Impossible

This week we switch it up a little. A couple months ago, we were recording a pod and on a whim we decided to watch a movie, then do an instant recast afterward. It’s a little shorter because we don’t do an introduction, we just sorta jump right into it. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 8: Mission Impossible”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 3: The Princess Bride

Princess Bride

This episode we are tackling The Princess Bride, and it’s a tough one. This movie has so many unique characters, lines, and scenes. We had a really fun time recapping the plot and rediscovering some of the smaller moments that really make this film so much fun and completely watchable all these years later. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 3: The Princess Bride”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 2: Armageddon

Armageddon

Oh boy…where to start? Both of us went into this one really excited. We both loved this movie growing up. We came out of it…well…angry.

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