We all love an original, right? Be it a movie, a TV show, a book or a game, there is nothing quite like the Real McCoy. The OG. The Numba One Stunna… or something… But, what happens if an original is remade or rebooted? What is it’s (probably) worse? What if it’s (surprisingly) better? Should it have even been done? Join us this week as we tackle these hard-hitting, earth-shattering, humanity influencing questions while looking at the entertainment industry’s remake obsession. Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide those bootleg cable movie VHS’s, because it’s all about to get REMADE UP IN HERE, on this weeks new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
(07:01) – Matt can’t stop the nerd temptation but sniffs out some free ways to spend time alone on his Android. – Frank & Son Collectible Show, Jay Company Comics, the elusive and talented Aneel, and Skyfall.
(13:37) – Karen’s been in small business tax hell, but has stayed plugged in to the hot stories in geek entertainment. – Adam West, Catching Fire Rumors, X-Men: First Class Sequel, and the Geek & Sundry and Nerdist Channel premieres.
(27:19) – It’s topic time! Ramses starts us on a particularly high note, so we potentially can only sink deeper into the world of remakes and reboots and is Hollywood out of ideas? – The many incarnations of Batman, Superman Returns, Psycho, and we debate the Planet(s) of the Apes.
(34:40) – We ponder on the successful remake/reboot approach to Robert’s least favorite genre, Westerns. – True Grit, 3:10 to Yuma, and The Man with No Name Trilogy. Plus, Cowboys = Samurai! – Yojimbo, A Fistful of Dollars, Last Man Standing, Seven Samurai, and The Magnificent Seven.
(37:32) – Karen reveals that remakes are old news in Hollywood, Matt fails at naming movie stars and their proper billing, and Ramses brings out our nerd rage. – Scarface, The Maltese Falcon, The Manchurian Candidate, The Karate Kid, and Hip-Hop Annie? Seriously!?!
(41:38) – Robert keeps the Rage Train rolling and the creep factor gets turned to 11! – The Star Wars Prequels, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and other things Tim Burton.
(44:33) – Things take a turn for the better, or do they? Also, Ramses starts the “Keep your MOTHER TRUCKING HANDS OFF” list. – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Brady Bunch, The Goonies, Stand By Me, Gremlins, Jurassic Park, Big Trouble in Little China, and Bloodsport.
(59:30)- And books for with which to read! – Shakespeare, Film Novelizations, and The Fountain.