This week, Danny and Michael review the comic book adaptation The Losers; the documentary Best Worst Movie, about the making of Troll 2; and the soon-to-be-released Michael Caine crime-drama Harry Brown. Also: Danny provides an update on his watchdog project on UltraStar Cinemas. Download the episode here or get it on iTunes.
There have been several literal film remakes made in recent years—Gus Van Sant and Michael Haneke’s respective shot-for-shot updates of Psycho and Funny Games spring to mind—but never have I encountered one as unnecessary as the new Death at a Funeral. Essentially a straightforward “blackification” of the 2007 British farce, I could just picture the studio-heads’ financially motivated [...]