Nov 12, 2018
Movie Meltdown - Episode 461
As theaters are continually flooded with familiar titles and on-going series, we discuss the way that audiences see this process and potentially some alternate perspectives on the subject. And while we set the bar a little higher for ourselves, we also bring up… A Star Is Born, Suspiria, Halloween, A Simple Favor, BoJack Horseman, Our Town, Blumhouse Productions, Pet Sematary, honor the original, Roger Corman, painters, American culture, Mark of the Vampire, and the whole thing could unravel at any second, Cigarette Burns, David Gordon Green, The Blob, super gnarly and ridiculous and awesome, Alien, Alfred Hitchcock, a passive experience, creative impulses, Clueless, with a new approach to material, the attachment to TV, Paul Feig, reinterpriding plays, Gus Van Sant, they had not sanded off the edges on this new CG thing, lifting scenes or beats, Rotten Tomatoes, Drop Dead Fred, John Carpenter, Big Mouth, J.J. Abrams, a cash-in for the studios, that’s kind of not how art works, Independence Day, cover songs, My Fair Lady, respect it enough to keep your distance, The Green Inferno, Wargames, weird and impressive, Brendan Fraser, trying to take that from the original, he’s visual over storytelling, Shakespeare, The Mummy and colorful flamboyance.
“That speaks exactly to, I think, why I’m making myself, like… rethink remakes. Because…”