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Invasion of the Remake Podcast

They are in your theaters, they are in your neighbors homes, and even your own. They have come to destroy your childhood and ruin your future. Only one podcast can protect you from the Invasion of the Remake! Invasion of the Remake is a weekly podcast with hosts Jason, Trish and Sam exploring the cinematic remake. We discuss films that have been remade for better or worse. We will also find those films with a nugget of a good idea that may be worthy of an updating for a new audience with our own unique ideas and cast to throw into the mix.
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Now displaying: May, 2016

The Invaders are coming to remake your movies and only we can defend the Earth from the dreaded film remake.

May 25, 2016

Two movies based on The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake under the pen name Richard Stark brought Westlake's most famous character, Parker, to the silver screen, but they wouldn't be actually called Parker. Westlake famously protected the character and the name Parker wouldn't be used until after his death when Jason Statham starred in a movie title after the titular character.

Point Blank (1967) with Lee Marvin starring as Walker/Parker in a very ethereal adaptation of the novel alongside Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Caroll O'Connor, and John Vernon was the first to adapt the novel, although now in a contemporary late 60's setting. Near the dawn of the millennium Mel Gibson would star in another contemporary take on the novel in Payback (1999) co-starring Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Deborah Kara Unger, William Devane, Lucy Liu, Kris Kristofferson, and James Coburn.

While adapting the same material, these two films are very different. Invasion of the Remake is the only place where Lee Marvin will be fighting Mel Gibson to see which is the better Parker.

This episode is dedicated in the memory of Darwin Cooke who passed away only two days prior to the recording of this episode. He adapted many of the Parker novels into graphic novel form and did them with a passion for the character that may have only been rival to that of Westlake himself. He will be missed.

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May 18, 2016

When an old god-monster is resurrected, a grieving family seeks to stop it before it kills everyone in the town. Clive Barker's short story from the Books of Blood, Rawhead Rex (1986) also became his first story to hit the silver screen and he hated it! This lead him to take a more controlling roll on the Hellraiser film. On this episode we take a look at what went wrong, how we might bring it back to the silver screen and do honor to the source material.

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May 11, 2016

Breaking the goofy type-casting Keanu Reeves had fallen into from two Bill & Ted movies, he starred in his first action film, Point Break (1991) from Director Kathryn Bigelow. Co-starring Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey, and Lori Petty, Point Break became a cult hit of the 1990's. Flash forward to 2015 and a new take on the concept by Director Ericson Core and Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer starring Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, and Delroy Lindo. Strap on your parachutes as the Invaders pit these films against each other and see if a beloved original can still stand up and if a remake no one wanted can actually ride the wake of the original.

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May 4, 2016

Long before his "tiger blood" drove him completely insane (allegedly), Charlie Sheen shot a low budget sci-fi, supernatural, revenge flick called The Wraith (1986) along side Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid, and Clint Howard. Does this ghost with a really cool car hold up? This week the Invaders with comedian Brittany Lyseng are in the driver's seat and rework this movie to make it worthy of a remake...Invaders style.

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