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Episode 01 of Original Remake: Infernal Affairs and The Departed

On the very first episode of the Original Remake podcast we discuss the origins of this show which has something to do with our first double feature selection of INFERNAL AFFAIRS and THE DEPARTED. Ultimately we seek answers to three questions: Does the remake do justice to the original? And if you just watch the remake do you get a good sense of why the original was successful or not successful and thus remade? But most of all which movie to watch, the original or the remake? Along the way we talk about the distinct cultural difference of moving the story from INFERNAL AFFAIRS to Boston, the advantage or disadvantage of having a big star like Jack Nicholson playing the big heavy, and the humorous whirlwind of vulgarity that is Dignam in THE DEPARTED.

Ep. 08 of Original Remake: The Man Who Knew Too Much 1934 and 1956

On this episode of Original Remake: two podcasters who do not know that much about film tackle one of the masters of the form TWICE as we talk THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, Alfred Hitchcock's 1934 original and his own 1956 remake.

ORIGINAL REMAKE: The Shining 1980 and 1997

On this episode we celebrate the release of IT by looking at another Stephen King adaptation... only this time the original was a theatrical film and the remake a television mini-series.  Margo D.  of  the BOOK VS. MOVIE podcast  joins ORIGINAL REMAKE as our official Stephen King expert as we relive the horror of early television CGI, a kinder, sweeter father haunted by personal demons at the Overlook, and a sitcom star doing his best (worst?) Jack Nicholson. Join us as we declare a winner between Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King as we look at both versions of THE SHINING! Twitter / Instagram : @originalremake Email:  originalremakepod@gmail.com Hosts:  @Podstalgic  and  @warmachinehorse

Original Remake: Ocean's 11 and Ocean's Eleven

With the hubbub going on in Hollywood, we remake our hosts by having an Asian play Mike and a Caucasian playing Peter. Jokes aside, with Mike absent from this episode, Peter is joined by guest host Seth Heasley from the Take Me to Your Reader Podcast to compare the 1960's Rat Pack filled Ocean's 11 with it's remake Ocean's Eleven. We attempt to pull off the ultimate heist by making you think Original Remake is on iTunes and Stitcher.

Original Remake: Top Gun and Days of Thunder

For this much Cruise on this episode of ORIGINAL REMAKE, we have to bring on a fellow Tom Cruise enthusiast and a man who understands the need for speed in  Jason Michael  from  ATLANTIC SCREEN CONNECTION . We discuss the glory days of star power without the need for a franchise, even if TOP GUN and DAYS OF THUNDER share so many similarities they could almost be about the same character. Of course the music, mentors, and ridiculously named rivals change. So join us as we decide if we like our Cruise delivered by ground or air! Twitter / Instagram : @originalremake

Original Remake: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 1947 and 2013

We discuss Ben Still remaking a film to far greater effect than ZOOLANDER 2 with the 2013 version of THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. Listen to us compare the fantasies of not one, but TWO Walter Mittys. Do we daydream about Danny Kaye patter-songs? Or maybe Ben Stiller punching Adam Scott in his very punchable face is more our tempo. Either way, all of your fantasies will be fulfilled in the latest episode of ORIGINAL REMAKE.

Original Remake: The Ring and Rings

On this episode we celebrate (?) the old fashioned format of video for the video release of RINGS which came out earlier this year... not that anyone noticed.  But guest Alice Bishop did!   And we discuss this reboot of the original remake THE RING from 2002, which carries on the tradition of this franchise always being slightly behind the times from a technology standpoint and better uses of the idea such as 2015's IT FOLLOWS. This episode may sound pretty negative but it includes one of my favorite live cover performance, so there's that.

Original Remake: Drive and Baby Driver

On this episode we turn to a baby podcaster himself,  Dan  of  Get Reel Movies , a film site that caters to millenials. We ask him his take on Edgar Wright's version of the stoic getaway driver in BABY DRIVER, under the assumption that the hosts of this show are just too damn old to get it. However a love for Ryan Gosling and the film DRIVE knows no age barriers as we rave about that film and then get into the meat of modern online film criticism: which driver has the best playlist for conducting cool chase sequences? All of this and we find out that Canadians aren't that nice in the latest episode of ORIGINAL REMAKE. ALSO: Be sure to check out  Dan's interview with DRIVE screenwriter Hossein Amini on his podcast GET REEL MOVIES .  Twitter / Instagram : @originalremake Email:  originalremakepod@gmail.com Hosts:  @Podstalgic  and  @warmachinehorse

ORIGINAL REMAKE: The Jackie Robinson Story and 42

To promote the new indie film BLACK PANTHER we go back to a 2013 film starring Chadwick Boseman, 42. In this film, Mr. Boseman has the challenge of not only playing Jackie Robinson who broke the color barrier in basseball, but also to try and best Mr. Robinson who played himself in THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY. This is a first in ORIGINAL REMAKE, although it will not be the first time we do a little sports talk radio. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on if you are a baseball fan, one host has to break these movies down in basketball terms and the other still laments Kevin Durant not making his way to the Celtics. And with that we just lost all of our movie podcast listeners... did we mention that this in celebration of a little movie called BLACK PANTHER? Listen  iTunes / Podbean Twitter / Instagram : @originalremake Email:  originalremakepod@gmail.com Hosts:  @Podstalgic  and  @warmachinehorse

Original Remake - Star Wars: A New Hope and The Force Awakens

On this episode we look at the striking similarities between the newest chapter in the Star Wars saga, THE FORCE AWAKENS, to the first film A NEW HOPE. Warning for those strange folk who may listen to an ORIGINAL REMAKE episode before seeing what is already one of the most popular films of all time (and we appreciate you!) but there be spoilers ahead as we talk about many of the same story beats that these two films share, and how Episode 7 puts a modern touch on them.

Episode 02 of Original Remake: Poltergeist 1982 and 2015

On this episode the new theatrical release of POLTERGEIST has us diving into research on the difference between a haunting and a poltergeist and the differences between the 1982 original film and the 2015 remake. Can our love of Sam Rockwell sway us to go with the updated version or will the shuffle board playing original keep us in the good graces of cinephiles? Check out our latest episode to find our the origin of Remake Boy!

Original Remake: The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 and 2008

In this episode the original hosts of the show, Mike and Peter, are back just in time for an alien invasion involving Keanue Reeves and placenta armor. But before we get to Scott Derrickson's 2008 remake, a look back at the original Cold War era film from 1951 when Gort robots could bend their knees and could predict the future heroic quests of a man with a chainsaw for a hand. Then we predict a newer version of this film which involves The Chastain. Then again that's our  hope  for every future remake.

Ep. 07 of Original Remake - Abre Los Ojos and Vanilla Sky

On this episode Karly from That Pop This Life joins us to talk about the dream life of Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky, which is the remake of Abre Los Ojos. Listen to our latest to find out which life extension journey you should take, the original or the remake.

Ep. 05 of Original Remake: The Incredible Shrinking Man and Woman

Charles Grodin month kicks off with a remake of 1957's THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN! Except the 1981 version switches genders, starring not Mr. Grodin, but Lily Tomlin as THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN. Unfortunately the look at shrinking masculinity and the shrinking appreciation of a woman in her family's life is not visible in one film. Listen to see which we chose: the original or the remake.

ORIGINAL REMAKE: Psycho 1960 and 1998

For our Halloween episode this year we celebrate... Mother's Day? The ultimate love letter to all the moms out there is Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO from 1960 and to prove that love we are doubling down by revisiting the not-so-loved Gus Vant Sant remake of PSYCHO from 1998. This newer version being an attempt at a shot for shot remake, we discuss the style, casting choices, and strangely how dated the newer film seems compared to the 1960 version. Stick around for our new casting choices for what we can assume will never be with a third version of this film... so this is exclusive to this very podcast. You're welcome!   Twitter / Instagram : @originalremake Email:  originalremakepod@gmail.com Hosts:  @Podstalgic  and  @warmachinehorse

Original Remake: The Lady Vanishes 1938 and 2013

On this episode we take a ride with the original GIRL ON THE TRAIN in Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 film THE LADY VANISHES. Joining us on the trip to the 2013 BBC television remake is Dwight Hurst from The Broken Brain podcast , who helps us cure our current affliction of hysterical women and the podcasters who love them.

Original Remake: School for Scoundrels 1960 and 2006

On this episode hosts Mike and Peter decide to enroll in the SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS instead of seeing Melissa McCarthy's THE BOSS. We discuss how the scoundrel curriculum has changed from the 1960 original to the 2006 remake taught by Billy Bob Thornton. And being the great students that we are, we make some recommendations for staffing in a future version of this story.

Episode 10 of Original Remake: The Longest Yard 1974 and 2005

With the kickoff of American football, we are in the mood for a double feature of THE LONGEST YARD. In the 1974 version, Burt Reynolds has us scratching our hairy chests in admiration, while Adam Sandler has us scratching our (egg shaped) heads at the jokes presented on screen. Find out which film we chose, the original or the remake, and also which centerfold graces Mike's wall.

War Machine vs. War Horse: The Discovery (Heaven Can Wait vs. Defending Your Life)

Our countdown to episode 300 begins with fellow  Following Films  podcast host  Peter  of  Original Remake . Inspired by the new Netflix original film THE DISCOVERY we take a look at accidents in the afterlife in Warren Beatty's HEAVEN CAN WAIT and Albert Brooks' DEFENDING YOUR LIFE.  Alyssa  from the  Hindsight Movie Podcast  joins us to debate which film you should give a second chance. The one with the confidence  of the ultimate movie star, or the neurotic everyman facing his fears? Face your fears and download this episode... we promise it's better than the last 295. ALSO: Our host defends the life of Charles Grodin every chance he gets.

Original Remake: The Hidden Fortress and Star Wars: A New Hope

On this episode, Mike and Peter continue to talk Star Wars by going all the way back to one of the inspirations for the A NEW HOPE in Akira Kurosawa's THE HIDDEN FORTRESS. We talk about the original Artoo and Threepio and praise the two princesses seen in both versions. However ONLY ONE has a Death Star!