We all know Hollywood is pretty much out of ideas. Nowadays, it seems like 90% of the movies hitting theaters is either some sort of remake or reboot, likely of something that has already been remade a couple times before. The awesome and epic story-tellers and directors (Looking at you, Nolan and Whedon) seem to finally be getting their chance to really shine, but studios are just too afraid to take a chance on those unique indie projects waiting in the wings, so it looks like we’re stuck with the likes of Michael Bay, Joel Schumacher, and Brett Ratner. Join us this week as we discuss the movies that we actually want to see remade (because it’s going to happen eventually), but only if someone with talent can do it! Wipe your classic memories away, burn up those original scripts, and whatever you do, don’t even think of Transformers as we discuss our remake picks on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
(08:00) – Ramses talks about boob murder, some of the most random Craigslist Ads ever, and wants to get Robert insta-drunk. – Vaportini
(30:57) – Listener e-mail time! We address some concerns with last week’s show.
(34:25) – It’s topic time! Matt opens the discussion with a caveat and wants to see The Dirty Dozen redone while Karen wants Wonder Woman, dammit! Meanwhile, Robert is hesitant to mention the fantasy classics Legend and Labyrinth but is set to see a Flight of the Navigator reboot.
(40:52) – Ramses wants him some Ready Player One-ish Last Starfighter; Matt’s research pleasantly surprised him with The Road Warrior / Mad Max: Fury Road, and we discuss The Neverending Story and Ghostbusters.
(55:44) – We discussa reboot of Seven Samurai, aspects of The Last Samurai, and the 47(and a half) Ronin. Plus Ramses wants a new Aliens vs. Predator (without the humans) and a debate rages over a new Super Mario Bros.
(1:00:06) – We throw some bones to movies that desperately need remakes, but we don’t really care about. – The Fantastic Four, Dragonball: Evolution, and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li ~ en espanol, and Spawn. Plus, Mortal Kombat!