Let’s face it – not a day goes by that Hollywood doesn’t announce another reboot/remake/regurgitation of a movie or TV show from the 80s that has no business getting remade. (I’m still holding out for the ALF prequel personally.) Not coincidentally, most of the movies we’ve discussed on this podcast already have remakes, Garbage Pail Kids aside.
In this episode, we bring in film critic Jerrod Kingery from CineSnob.net and the CineSnob podcast. Aside from also being a former San Antonio resident, he shares a love for movies new and old, good and god-awful. We go through the laundry list of remakes out this year and decide their worth. We also talk a little MST3K because we just can’t help it. Finally, we had no choice but to do a “Fantasy Reboot” where we each pick a movie that actually should be rebooted but surprisingly hasn’t been yet. After you hear this episode, make sure to check out CineSnob.net. Enjoy!
Remember when Batman and Superman didn’t hate each other or have deep-seated emotional issues? Remember when they were strong enough to carry their own movies? These days, it seems you need at least 2 other superheroes and/or 10 named villains to join the fray for a superhero film (looking at you Avengers). In this episode we take a look back at the Superman and Batman films we grew up with in the 80s, before superhero movies were an everyday occurrence. (Seriously, Ant Man??)
We start by analyzing the iconic Christopher Reeve role of Superman, with an all-star cast that included Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, and Marlon Brando. In the second half, we review Tim Burton’s Batman starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger. We conclude with “In the Future” where we hope and wish for a Solomon Grundy feature film. Don’t tell us he was in the Legion of Doom, to us and zombies everywhere, he’s a hero.
Superman and Batman