The Film Pigs Podcast #5: Remakes, Reboots & Re-Imaginings

FilmPigs_AlbumArtV4_Podcast_1400Please keep your hands inside the ride at all times as we launch into a new Film Pigs Podcast! This episode, the Pigs take on Remakes, Reboots & Re-Imaginings, dissecting why Hollywood has come to rely on the constant stream of remakes and mining of past successes instead of creating new content. Plus, an impassioned prosecution by Stephen Falk for Movie Jail, Tonn Slingdog’s DVD corner, and our usual collection of fun and games!

This time, on a very special episode of The Film Pigs Podcast:

  • 0:00:00 – Intro
  • 0:00:31 – Movie News
  • 0:06:59 – Host Stephen Skelton presents this episode’s theme: Remakes, Reboots & Re-Imaginings
  • 0:20:02 – Stephen Falk presents a case to send someone to Movie Jail.
  • 0:33:08 – The Nic Cage Memorial Bizarre Line Reading
  • 0:36:06 – Tonn Slingdog’s DVD Corner
  • 0:40:36 – Guess That Remake!
  • 0:47:52 – A painful cold reading from Dinner For Schmucks.
  • 0:52:46 – The Bottom Five Remakes
  • 0:54:49 – A Moment Of Positivity
  • 0:56:05 – Outro. NOTE: Falk’s cable didn’t have Super so we watched Hobo With A Shotgun instead. It was awesome.

6 thoughts on “The Film Pigs Podcast #5: Remakes, Reboots & Re-Imaginings”

  1. Great double feature today, guys. You’ve got me very excited about Hobo With a Shotgun. And I really love the podcast. Your theme discussions are thoughtful and amusing. Keep it up.

  2. Excellent podcast. Sorry to hear you didn’t like Paul; definitely Pegg/Frost’s worse film together, but still miles better than, say, Arthur. It makes me think Seth Rogen should just do animated features for a while and nothing else. I didn’t remember if you mentioned the remake for Let the Right One In as being an example of a surprisingly good film, but I certainly enjoyed it; and not just because Richard Jenkins becomes all crispy like.

    1. I think I mentioned Let Me In as one of those types of remakes Hollywood does so Americans don’t have to read subtitles – something I find annoying because I actually like foreign films. That being said, it was a surprisingly well done remake. I was expecting far worse.

    1. Don’t get me wrong, I think Let Me In was a completely unnecessary remake and I would never chose to watch it over the original. However, the remake was not a total flatline compared to the original (Point Of No Return, I’m looking in your direction).

      I suppose that makes it more like admiring someone who can paint an excellent reproduction of the Mona Lisa; it takes skill to reproduce a piece of great art, but you’d still rather look at the original.

      Unless you were a VAMPIRE ART THIEF WHO WAS ABLE TO REPRODUCE WORKS OF THE OLD MASTERS BECAUSE HE IS IMMORTAL AND LEARNED TO PAINT FROM THEM! HE WAKES UP IN THE PRESENT-DAY AND STARTS REPLACING ART ACROSS EUROPE WITH HIS FORGERIES WITH AN INTERPOL AGENT NAMED VAN HELSING HOT ON HIS TRAIL!

      Excuse me, I have to go write a screenplay…

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