Remakes Reboots & Revivals

Remakes Reboots & Revivals

Discover the truth behind Hollywood’s obsession with remaking, rebooting, and reviving old movies and TV shows with ’Remakes Reboots & Revivals,’ hosted by Rolando Nieves, Nicole Pometti, and Eddie Z, two queer Latine filmmakers & educators one lovable geek. Each episode, they explore the history and production values of different franchises, compare and contrast the old and the new, and critique creative decisions made in the latest reproductions. Find out whether these new versions of old media properties are really needed, or just a way for Hollywood to exploit viewers’ nostalgia. ’Remakes Reboots & Revivals’ is a must-listen for anyone interested in film and television, and offers unique insights into the creative and business aspects of the entertainment industry.

Episodes

July 10, 2024 75 mins

"Beverly Hills. That's where we want to be!" This week, Rolando, Nicole, and Eddie Z dive into the lovable 80s police comedy series, "Beverly Hills Cop," starring the iconic Eddie Murphy. This franchise propelled Murphy into stardom, but does his name still hold relevance in 2024? Nicole and Rolando debate whether his performances stand the test of time, with Rolando arguing that they do, especially when discussing the 2024 Net...

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This week, Nicole and Rolando venture into their emotional headquarters to discuss Disney and Pixar's Inside Out and Inside Out 2. Join them as they explore the inner workings of emotions (both necessary and unnecessary), debate over the existence of core memories, and the discuss impact these beloved films could have if Riley was a boy?!

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This week, Rolando, Nicole, and Eddie kick off Pride with a deep dive into the haunting narratives of All of Us Strangers (2023). Did you know this film is an adaptation of the 1987 novel Strangers, which was also made into the 1988 film The Discarnates? Both films explore the eerie yet touching stories of a lonely man who visits the spirits of his deceased parents while starting a relationship with another lonely soul in his near-...

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This week, Nicole, Rolando, and Eddie Z venture into the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max. They briefly revisit George Miller's iconic trilogy and share their personal connections to the franchise. The spotlight, however, is on the 2015 revival, Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

How did a movie devoted to pure spectacle become a darling among cinephiles, even garnering ten Oscar nominations? How did Furio...

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May 15, 2024 51 mins

Join Nicole, Rolando, and Eddie Z in "Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals" for a comprehensive, mid-year recap of the spectacular films and series of 2024. Discuss the year's biggest hits, from musicals to Netflix blockbusters, and speculate about what the remainder of the year has in store. This episode guarantees engaging and informative banter for film and television enthusiasts.

Missed an episode? Now's the time to catch up because ...

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This week, Rolando, Nicole, and Eddie embark on a journey to Italy with the enigmatic Mr. Ripley, promising a riveting discussion that leaves no stone unturned.

First, Rolando enthralls listeners with his summary of "Purple Noon," the 1960 French adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel. Then, they turn their focus to the deviously intriguing "The Talented Mr. Ripley," delving into Matt Damon's portrayal of Ripley's transformation ...

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Join Rolando, Nicole, and Eddie as they dive into the colorful world of the beloved '90s animated series, "X-Men." Unveiling the layers of complexity within the mutant universe, the hosts explore how the show's compelling narratives and timely social commentary continue to resonate nearly three decades later.

From profound themes of acceptance and individuality to the tension between societal norms and personal identity, this episo...

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Dive into an engaging exploration of the iconic film "Road House" with Rolando, Nicole and Eddie. Join us as we navigate the captivating dance of camp and masculinity while examining Patrick Swayze's legendary role and its evolution in cinema history.

In this episode, we candidly revisit the subtly homoerotic themes of 1980s "guy movies" and question whether "Road House" is a camp classic or a genuine depiction of its time. From Sw...

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Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived in harmony. But that all changed when M. Night Shyamalan attempted to adapt a beloved series into a film. Join Rolando, Nicole, and Eddie in this captivating episode as we journey into the heart of Nickelodeon's iconic animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and dip our toes into its sequel, The Legend of Korra.

We reminisce about our first encounters with these epic sa...

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This week, Rolando, Nicole and Eddie delve into the captivating world of survival films, specifically comparing the American film 'Alive' (1993) and the Spanish film 'Society of the Snow' (2023). Both films portray the harrowing real-life events – the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 disaster that occurred in 1972. Our thought-provoking analysis delves into the narrative techniques, cinematography, casting choices, cultural relevance...

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Join Nicole, Rolando, and Eddie as they dive into the spy-filled world of Donald Glover's reboot, 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' now on Amazon Prime Video.

From 2005's scandalous origins (hello Brangelina) to Phoebe Waller-Bridge's departure from the Amazon series, the trio explores it all, even the cringe-worthy music of the 1996 TV series lost to history. Plus, don't miss their take on Glover's spy-worthy abs...

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In a world where the UK has Harry Potter, America finds its magic in the tales of Greek gods. Join Rolando, Nicole, and Eddie this week as they embark on a mythological journey into the realm of Percy Jackson. 

Ever wondered why the Greek gods stroll through the United States? Curious about their penchant for raising demigod offspring? Our trio dissects these mysteries and more, unraveling the unique allure of Percy Jackson's world...

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On Wednesdays, Rolando, Nicole and Eddie wear pink. This week the podcasters are headed to North Shore High School to see if they can kick it with mean girls. First they discuss the lasting impact of Mean Girls (2004). What made the film so memorable? Whose performance stands the test of time?

Then, 20 years later, Hollywood returns to North Shore High School. Immediately, many are left wondering, "why?" Because it's a musical. But...

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This week Rolando and Nicole compare and contrast the two film versions of Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple.

Did they enjoy the 1985 Steven Spielberg version, and/or the 2023 musical adaptation of the broadway musical?

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Rolando, Nicole and Eddie wish everyone a happy new year. We invite you to relive the highs and lows of all the remakes, reboots or revivals the three covered on the show this year. Can't wait to see how 2024 stacks up against 2023

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"Welcome to Good Burger! Home of the Good Burger! Can I take your order?"

On today's episode, Rolando and Nicole recap the 90s cult movie Good Burger and compare it to new Paramount+ sequel, Good Burger 2.

They discuss Nickelodeon nostalgia, they ruminate on why Kel didn't become a bigger star, and Rolando goes on and on about his unfounded contempt for Kenan Thompson.

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Join Rolando, Nicole, and Eddie this week as they embark on a nostalgic journey, revisiting the chaotic world of Scott Pilgrim. From grappling with their own histories of crazy exes to reflecting on the whirlwind days of being wayward 20-somethings, the trio dives deep into the 2010 film, 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.' Is Scott Pilgrim truly a 'dick'? Rolando makes his case, but is that precisely the essence of this iconic film? Ex...

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This week, Nicole and Rolando travel from Seattle to Boston as they cover all the sitcom escapades of Dr. Frasier Crane.

We compare the original Frasier series to the new Paramount Plus revival, remark about the death of the multi-cam sitcom and wonder if fans even know this revival was a thing? Tune in now to hear our thoughts!

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This week Rolando and Eddie set sail and enter a world of piracy with the help of their guest, Roy Feliciano. The three discuss the ongoing anime "One Piece" and the Netflix live-action adaptation. Rolando is boggled by how such a cringey character translated to well onto the small screen considering Netflix's less-than-stellar track record in adapting animes. Roy breaks down why fans love the anime and how he was swayed into givin...

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In this episode, Nicole and Rolando  dive headfirst into the world of the military and courtroom dramas. They put the 1954 film "The Caine Mutiny" and the 2023 Showtime film "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" on trial and deliver their own verdicts on both properties. All rise, court is in session!

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