93 - The Intouchables

France: a land of almost utopian racial equality. A land that gave us THE INTOUCHABLES, a much beloved film that pretends to be about friendship but actually is about psychological mind games and the most toxic relationship on that side of the pond. So much for the American remake to fix! Listen to Alex and Julio as they try to figure out how the unemployment services work in Europe, how rich you need to be to qualify for smutty junk mail and whether Omar Sy has dethroned John Travolta as the best dancer in the world.

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Bonus! - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Long-time listeners already know how we feel about the Walter Mitty remake (if you don’t, check episode 50) but the original SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, starring Danny Kaye - the John Travolta of The 40s - is a completely different beast. It’s such a weird, contrived “star vehicle”, Alex and Julio needed the help of Ryan and Bartek, from the SPIT & POLISH podcast to analyze it properly! Listen as we find it easy to resist Kaye’s charms and struggle to endure the random fantasy sequences. And all while Ryan humble-brags about his knowledge of classic cinema!

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92 - A Nightmare on Elm St. (2010)

As we hit the first actual remake in The Autumn of the Remakes, it becomes painfully clear that film critics don’t know what they want. The year 2010 gave them a movie that improved on the deeply flawed original adventures of one Frederick Krueger and they rejected it. They wrinkled their noses at its deliciously appropriate darkness, at Jackie Earl Haley’s monstrous performance, at the nerve the story had to try to actually make sense. Listen to Alex and Julio try to vindicate the completely underrated return to Elm Street and let them convince you it’d be awesome if we actually got a sequel or two to THIS version.

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