The Recasting Couch Ep. 60: Rain Man

Rain Man

I definitely, definitely didn’t like this movie as much as I was expecting to. Rain Man is this week’s movie and it was underwhelming. Dustin Hoffman is sensational. That is completely undeniable. Tom Cruise is nearly unwatchable. I almost convince Mike that it’s a Chris O’Donnell level performance. What I was not expecting was Valeria Golino to completely steal the show. She is tender, strong, patient, intelligent, and you completely fall in love with her. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 60: Rain Man”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 45: Cocktail

Cocktail

This week we have a special Recasting Couch After Dark episode, where we recast Cocktail and drink some cocktails. Cocktail is the Tom Cruise vehicle that ignited the flair bartending trend in the late 80’s/early 90’s. While artisanal cocktails and fancy bartending is coming back into popularity, the 80’s version was much more about style over substance. However, we figured it would be fun to go back in time and drink some of the goofy (sometimes made up) cocktails that they mention throughout the movie and that I’m convinced haven’t actually been ordered in a bar in over a decade. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 45: Cocktail”

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. 4: Top Gun

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.

Top GunThis 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.

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