Rewatchability is a Podcast.
Summary: Every week we re-watch a movie or TV show we haven't seen in a number of years, and try to decide once and for all: is it rewatchable?
It's Christmas, know what I mean, and to get in the spirit we've got a extra special dose of the good stuff, the holly jolly, it's ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS, the 1988 holiday classic starring Jim Varney, Douglas Seale and Oliver Clarke. It's a genuine Christmas classic, Vern.
Hitch your one-horse open sleigh, we're going JINGLE ALL THE WAY! Schwarzenegger. Sinbad. Turbo-Man! It's that classic Christmas tale of a crummy dad waiting until the last minute to get the one thing you asked for for Christmas. Thanks Dad! But does this movie break its promise or come through just in time for Christmas?
This week we talk about BAD SANTA... be happy Santa brought you anything, you little shits! Starring Billy Bob Thorton, Bernie Mac, Tony Cox, John Ritter and Lauren Graham, this movie taught us the true meaning of Christmas, but how does it hold up today?
Hark! It's December and as is tradition, we're spending the month curled up in front of the fire with some Christmas favorites! First up, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, the 1990 film directed by Tim Burton, starring then-couple Johnny Depp and Wynona Ryder! We loved this movie when we were younger, and asked Santa Claus one year for our very own pair of scissor hands. And what did he get us? Toys! Dull, unsharpenable toys! But how does it hold up now?
It's Thanksgiving in America, so this week we're hitting the road with PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES, the classic comedy by John Hughes! Starring Steve Martin (The Jerk) and John Candy (nice guy, the kind you want to push off a bridge), this movie shows us the world can be a little kinder when we let a stranger into our hearts. We loved it before travelling as adults made us bitter misanthropes, but how does it hold up today?
This week we bark up the right tree with CHASING AMY, Kevin Smith's, foul-mouthed rumination on love, lesbians and (Joey) Lauren Adams. Starring van dyked Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Jay & Silent Bob, Dwight Ewell and a bunch of other Kevin Smith regulars, this movie was notable for portraying queerness on screen at a time when it was still considered risky, making it seem progressive and cool. A movie by Kevin Smith! But how does it hold up today?
Kick off those Sunday shoes, this week we're talking about FOOTLOOSE! Glyn Bowerman of the Spacing Radio Podcast cuts in to cut loose on this classic film about a town that has banned dancing. Stunts involving motor vehicles, those are fine. Starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, Carrie From Sex in The City, John Lithgow, who has had sex in a city, and Dianne Wiest, who more than likely has had sex in a city. Why's everyone so worried about dancing anyway?
It's Hallowe'en, so we go *snap* *snap* with THE ADDAMS FAMILY! Featuring Raul Julia, Angelica Huston, Doc, and Hallowe'en hero Christina Ricci, this resurrection of the classic tv show did the mamushka straight into our hearts, but could it drive the dagger in? Mon amour, pourrissons dans la même tombe! Oui oui oui! But is it rewatchable? Also, get your tickets for our special podcast / screening of "Shaun of the Dead" at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival!
This week we get ghosted by POLTERGEIST, the terrifying (and cursed) 1982 horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and starring JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, a bunch of uncredited people's skeletons, Heather O'Rourke, more skeletons, Zelda Rubinstein, skeletons and James Karen. Produced (and some say ghost-directed) by master of horror Steven Spielberg, this movie made us afraid of the very thing we loved the most; the TV! But how does it hold up today?
Grab your grandma's country records, this is the week MARS ATTACKS! Yes, the 1996 kooky sci-fi comedy directed by Tim Burton and starring Jack Nicholson, Jim Brown, Pierce Brosnan and even a little Natalie Portman! Based off a gruesome trading card series, this movie terrified and fascinated us when we were younger, but how does... ack! Ack! ACK ACK!!!!
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but those people haven't met THE THING! Directed by the master of horror John Carpenter, the reception to this film was initially as warm as the Antarctic winds in January. Since, however, it has become one of Carpenters most iconic and beloved films. But how does it hold up in today's cold harsh light? Actor and self-described "Thingiac" Peyson Rock joins us to give it the old blood test!
It's October, the time of the year that the barriers between the material and spiritual words are weakest, so join us in summoning the ghost of GHOST! Yes, the 1990 supernatural drama starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg and a glistening, genital-like glob of clay, this movie had something for everyone with a pulse, but how does it hold up for those of us who have passed beyond the mortal coil? OOoooooh!
Wedding bells are ringing on Rewatchability! With Blain's nuptials on the horizon, we celebrate by saying "I Do" to THE WEDDING SINGER! Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, as well as Christine Taylor, Rapping Granny, and all of Adam Sandler's annoying friends, this movie marries the tenderness of the late 90's rom-com with, well, Adam Sandler's schtick. We thought it was hilarious when we were younger, but how does it hold up today?
Don't touch that radio, this week we're stuck in RUSH HOUR, the 1998 movie that first brought together the versatile fighting force of Jackie Chan, with uhh, Chris Tucker. Directed by a guy we'd rather not talk about and spawning two sequels as well as a short-lived TV show, this movie shook up Hollywood with its slick blend of action and comedy, but how does it hold up today?
This week we appropriate a twenty-four hour period with Robin Williams and the boys in DEAD POETS SOCIETY, the 1989 drama directed by Peter Weir and starring Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles and the daddest dad that ever dadded Kurtwood Smith! Abound with poetry and philosophy, for some this movie provided inspiration to seek out their own path, but how does it hold up now?