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”
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”
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.