The Recasting Couch Ep. 94: Constantine

Constantine

In 2005, there was a movie that came along that changed everything we thought we knew about comic book movies. That film was Batman Begins…and Sin City…and V for Vendetta…and Fantastic Four…and CONSTANTINE! Based on the Hellblazer comic from DC, John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) is some sort of exorcist that is loosely tied to the church who acts as a mercenary in the invisible fight between good and evil. Although the lines between good and evil may not be as solid as you thought…

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The Recasting Couch Ep. 93: Ronin

Ronin

Ronin. Ronin, Ronin, Ronin… How we had such high expectations for rewatching this car chase/heist movie. This movie nowhere near achieves the sum of its parts. The parts are impressive. A lot of people who are great in a lot of things. Many we’ve even fawned over before, but not this time. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 93: Ronin”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 92: The Fifth Element

Fifth Element

The Fifth Element is plainly one of the greatest action movies of all time. It has the perfect blend of action, sci-fi, and comedy, and its world building keeps it from fading over time. The CGI holds up relatively well because it’s used sparingly and mostly in background elements. Most of what you are actually paying attention to is all practical. Credit to director Luc Besson for focusing more on developing the characters and avoiding the easy trap of falling in love with effects and ignoring the human piece of the film.

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The Recasting Couch Ep. 91: The Running Man

Running Man

This week’s recast is The Running Man. To quote wikipedia, this 1987 science fiction action film, “…is very loosely based on the 1982 novel of the same title written by Stephen King and published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.” It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Ben Richards, a soldier who is made the fall guy for a government sanctioned massacre. Maria Conchita Alonso does some damage in her breakout role as Amber Mendez, while the rest of this movie is packed with a whole lot of 80’s nostalgia, including Jim Brown, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, and Richard Dawson Richard Dawsoning all over this movie.

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The Recasting Couch Ep. 90: GPCC Marvel’s End Game Panel

Great Philly Comic Con_2

This week, it’s MARVEL, MARVEL, MARVEL! (now go back and read that in a Jan Brady voice)

Time Stamps:

Intro : 00:00:00

Avengers End Game Discussion: 00:07:52

GPCC Marvel Panel: 01:12:26

 

We gave you all a week, but we are spoiling the shit out of #avengersendgame, starting now. (I mean it, like right now. I’m spoiling stuff in the rest of this post). We’re doing a deep dive; reactions, revelations, libations, it’s a blast. After the Endgame talk we have a recording of the Marvel Panel at the Philly Comic Con where Mike discussed the most recent Marvel movies and previews End Game with @realawesomepod,  @tellest and @BlacklistedPod

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The Recasting Couch Ep. 88: Great Philly Comic Con Recap

Great Philly Comic Con

This week we get Mike’s reaction to doing his first panel at Philly Comic Con with @RealAwesomePod’s @ThatNerdyKev and Mike Deangelo. We also get a short interview with Recasting Couch favorite, mother fuckin’ @TheJakeBusey #GPCC2019 #PodernFamily

The Recasting Couch Ep. 87: Blade

Blade

In anticipation of Mike’s first ever panel at Philadelphia Comic Con (coincidentally it’s also the first panel of the Con. Go HERE for details and tickets), we decided to chop up the movie Blade. Gotdamn is this a fun movie. Although I’m not sure either of us would call it good. The unfortunate pre-Matrix CGI leap really handicapped this movie, and it’s too bad because the rest of it, from the script to the acting really holds up well. Wesley Snipes was born to play Blade, and probably still could to this day (also follow him on Twitter, because he’s awesome). Stephen Dorff turns in what is easily his best performance as Deacon Frost. Kris Kristofferson brings it as the badass old guy, Whistler. Relative unknown N’Bushe Wright handles her business as Karen, and Donal Logue is forever the loveable flunky. Even with all of this, the movie is better than the sum of its parts. However, the CGI really is that bad.

 

This episode gets really inside. There was so much good information about the movie’s production and the comic book, that will fill you with more Blade knowledge than you ever wanted. We talk about an unnecessary Pearl, we talk about how there is no substance on earth that can make blood explode, and we share a few ha-ha’s along the way.

 

Thanks for checking the podcast out! If you like what you hear, leave us a 5 star rating on whatever platform you listen to pods, that’s how the show grow’s its audience. Play the recasting game along with us on Twitter (@recastingpod), Instagram (um…also @recastingpod), or send us an email with any movies you want us to recast in the future at recastingpod@gmail.com.

 

Also, if you are at the Con, go up to Mike and tell him how wrong he is about everything, and how much better you like my picks. You know, the truth. Catch you all next week!

 

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