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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!

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Straight-to-DVD Corner with Tonn Slingdog: Superman Batman Public Enemies

Let me preface this by assuring you that while I am indeed a total nerd, I am not a comic book person. I never got into them as a kid, and I don’t look at them now (except for MAD, which I still enjoy glancing at from time to time.) I have never been much of a superhero guy either, and I only wind up at the blockbuster comic book movies because I like watching things get wrecked, even if it is clearly a cartoon. Now, my son is four and he loves Superman. My wife was at Target with him, and he found a couple of Superman DVD’s that were on sale. She neglected to check the rating, which was PG-13, assuming that because it was a cartoon it was meant for kids. But it wasn’t. My son found it too intense, and my wife was mortified…and I was in love. I immediately sent them out of the room and engulfed myself in the inappropriate magic! If the live-action stuff were this much fun, I’d be much happier at the multiplexes. Continue reading Straight-to-DVD Corner with Tonn Slingdog: Superman Batman Public Enemies