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. 89: GPCC Movie Fixers Panel

Great Philly Comic Con

Welcome back to the Recasting Couch everyone! We want to apologize for skipping last week, but I had an emergency work trip and Mike had 30 people coming over for Easter weekend, so unfortunately real life once again rears its ugly head.

This week we have the audio from the Movie Fixers panel Mike was on at the Great Philadelphia Comic Con. It was the very first panel as soon as the doors opened, so it was sparsely attended, but the conversations were fun and funny. First, we want to thank Kevin Gallagher (@thatnerdykev) from the @realawesomepod, who I met at the Philly Podcast Festival (stay tuned for possible news about that…) a couple years ago and invited us on the panel. Mike was also joined by Michael DeAngelo, author of the @tellest book series.

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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