Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals

Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals

An original podcast about unoriginality.

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May 19, 2022 71 min

Rolando and Nicole are back and they're bringing the heat. This week they discuss 1984's Firestarter and its 80's aesthetic. They'll be comparing it to 2022's Firestarter (in theaters and streaming on Peacock). Which film burns brightly and which fizzled? Listen to find out.

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We're back! Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad because our beloved Rolando is out sick for the week. But Nicole and Eddie Z feel great and are ready to chat about some of the movies and TV show's they've indulged in, as well as looking forward to the future of media content! Listen in and feel better soon Rolando!

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March 31, 2022 43 min

2022 has been quite the eventful year so far!! Nicole and Rolando do a quick recap of the 13 episodes recorded for the podcast so far, discuss some current events and argue over a deleted scene! Also, Nicole and Rolando will take a quick break in the month of April but will be back in 3-4 weeks with more episodes!! Tune in!

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How many kids is too many for one household? Rolando and Nicole debate the question whilst debating "Cheaper by the Dozen."

A 1950-film based on an autobiography kicks off a franchise that would spawn two remakes. But, how can 2003's Cheaper by the Dozen be considered a remake if the only concept carried over is a family having 12 kids? And, how can a film 33 years its junior feel more dated than a film from 1950 set in...

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On today's episode, Nicole and Rolando discuss the beloved 90s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and whether or not this Peacock reboot "Bel-Air" was necessary. Did Nicole and Rolando even enjoy it? Tune and to find out!

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A new blockbuster season, a new Batman.

This year, Nicole and Rolando are joined by MacKenzie Green to dissect Matt Reeves's "The Batman." Robert Pattinson, as the titular caped-crusader, is joined by Zoë Kravitz, the latest Catwoman; Collin Farrell, unrecognizable as The Penguin; and Paul Dano, as an incellic reimagining of The Riddler.

Can The Batman step out of the shadows of both Batfleck and Chistopher Nolan? Wha...

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"Have you ever loved someone madly?" Unrequited love and passion is the theme for this week's episode, when Nicole & Rolando discuss the tale of Cyrano de Bergerac and 3 film adaptations: Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), Roxanne (1987) and Cyrano (2021). Tune in!

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So, did you all know that The Oscar nominated 2021 film "CODA" is a remake of a 2014 French film "The Bélier Family"? If you were as clueless as Nicole & Rolando, tune in to listen to them compare the two versions and discuss the importance and "worthiness" of feel good movies.

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All aboard the S.S. Karnak as we venture down the Nile with Rolando and Nicole. But something foul is afoot: Murder. But even worse, according to Nicole, inaccurate depictions of mustached detectives!

This week is all about 1974's Death on the Nile starring Peter Ustinov, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, and Angela Lansbury (to name a few). The film, a follow up to Murder on the Orient Express, loses Albert Finney for a new Poirot. Ho...

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There's been a MURDER. Well, two actually. The first over in Successive, where the main cop on the scene is D.I. Sleet in the BBC Three program "Murder in Successville." Now, there's a new cop in town - Netflix's Terry Seattle is in charge over in "Murderville". Nicole & Rolando are on the scene, kicking ass and taking some names while discussing their thoughts on the two shows. LISTEN NOW.

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This week, Nicole, Eddie and Rolando are joined by Tina Elizabeth as they discuss the seminal HBO series "Sex and the City." What made this sitcom stand out and why does its popularity endure? Then Rolando dishes the tea on the Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker feud and how it led to the eventual cancellation of the series and eventual revival "And Just Like That..."

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January 27, 2022 58 min

Nicole and Rolando dive into the cinematic waters of Shakespeare adaptations and Macbeth, first discussing the 1948 film by Orson Welles. Nicole then rants about why you should watch Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood before they turn their focus on The Tragedy of Macbeth by Joel Coen, starring Denzel Washington & Frances McDormand. 

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January 21, 2022 79 min

1996's "Scream" changed horror films when it premiered and ushered in a new era of slasher flicks. But what made "Scream" stand out from all the copycats? This week, Rolando and Nicole reminisce about their memories of this franchise and what makes this film so memorable.

Then they focus their attention on the latest entry of the Scream franchise, "Scream (2022)." Confusing title aside, the new film int...

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In 2001 "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" kickstarted one of the biggest franchises in cinematic history. Now, 20 years later, Warner Brothers hosted a reunion special for the actors and creatives of the Harry Potter films exclusively for HBO Max. Fans devoured.

Naturally, Nicole and Rolando jumped on the chance to dish their thoughts on Harry Potter and all that goes with it. What did they think? Tune in to find...

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This week Rolando and Nicole revisit the 1999 blockbuster, The Matrix. They discuss its legacy and how it ranks among other films of its year as well as other action movies. What happened to this series? Nicole argues its bad sequels is what led it to near-obscurity. Rolando thinks it was the pressures of being "ground-breaking." What do you think?

Then, they go into The Matrix Resurrections. Put simply by Rolando: "Wh...

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Nicole and Rolando wish our listeners a very Happy New Year, looking forward to a great 2022 because we NEED it!! Before we do that, we want to look back at 2021, a year filled with so many remade, rebooted and revived properties. Since Nicole and Rolando covered so many of them, they decided to once again continue the tradition and award the Best and Worst of Film and TV in Remakes, Reboots and Revivals! Take a listen!

 

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There are some who say that "Nightmare Alley" is cursed. The author of the novel tragically ended his own life. The 1947 film flopped when it came out. And so did Guillermo Del Toro's 2021 film. What nightmarish content exists within those pages and films? What taboo subject matter has caused audiences to turn their backs on the films? Step right up and see for yourself as Nicole and Rolando take you down Nightmare Alle...

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We are well into the holiday season and this year Rolando and Nicole are celebrating with Eddie Z to discuss Christmas music covers- again! That’s right, we are revisiting an old episode of ours! Rolando admits how much he dislike Christmas music in general while the other Nicoles rant and rave their passion for SOME Christmas songs, and we get to hear Eddie’s take on a Christmas classic. Listen and enjoy!

 

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Tonight, tonight won't be just any night...

And that's because we'll be covering the hotly anticipated, critically lauded remake, "West Side Story." Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film offers a fresh update on the 1961 film beloved by Rolando, Nicole and Eddie.

This episode is a long one. And we cover a lot. Film history. Brown face. And Spielberg's deliberate choice to omit subtitles. How do the two fi...

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This week, Rolando pops off on his love-hate relationship with Showtime's series, "Dexter." Nicole plays devil's advocate for some of the decisions made on the show's initial 8-season run. What was the appeal of this series? And why was the series finale hated by so many?

Then, the two discuss the new Showtime revival, "Dexter: New Blood." The series seems to be on a course to correct the sins of the pa...

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