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Episode 66 - Carrie

Episode 66 - Carrie

October 26, 2021

For our second horror film of October, we’re going back to the very first Stephen King adaptation to break down the casting of Carrie! Which role did Sissy Spacek almost play before nailing her audition for Carrie White? Which sitcom star was almost cast as Tommy Ross? And whose school library has so many books on telekinesis? Also – we get obsessed tracking Hat Girl and pitch Richard Linklater’s secret Carrie film: Girlhood!

 

Carrie stars Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, William Katt, P.J. Soles, and Betty Buckley; directed by Brian De Palma

 

 

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Episode 65 - Scream

Episode 65 - Scream

October 12, 2021

For our first horror film of October, we’re celebrating the 25th year anniversary of Scream! Which Oscar-winner was up for Sidney? Which Clueless duo were considered for roles? And why are we calling him Ghostface when the costume clearly says Daddy Death? Also – we pitch the sure-fire hit pizza parlor horror film Slice!

 

Scream stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Henry Winkler, Liev Schreiber, and Drew Barrymore; directed by Wes Craven

 

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Episode 64 - Casino Royale

Episode 64 - Casino Royale

September 28, 2021

We’re gearing up for No Time to Die by going back to break down Craig’s first outing as James Bond in Casino Royale! Which Marvel hero turned down Bond? Which Oscar-winner was considered for Vesper? And what the heck would Tarantino’s 1960s-set Bond have looked like? Also – we try (and fail) try to make sense of a goose-napping movie starring Chevy Chase!

 

Casino Royale stars Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Caterina Murino, Jesper Christensen, and American Dreamer’s Giancarlo Giannini

 

 

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Episode 63 - Sense and Sensibility

Episode 63 - Sense and Sensibility

September 14, 2021

This week we’re breaking down the casting of the gorgeous Jane Austen adaptation Sense and Sensibility! Which real-life sisters were considered for Elinor and Marianne? Who did Emma Thompson originally want for Colonel Brandon? And who’s more famous: Jane Austen or Selena Gomez? Also – enjoy the hit new single: Stick in a Bog!

 

Sense and Sensibility stars Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Harriet Walter, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie, Greg Wise, Imogen Stubbs, Elizabeth Spriggs, and Tom Wilkinson; directed by Ang Lee

 

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Episode 62 - Super Mario Bros

Episode 62 - Super Mario Bros

August 31, 2021

On the final (listener-requested) episode of our Dog Days month, we’re breaking down the casting of the box office Bob-Omb Super Mario Bros! Which double Oscar-winner had his pick of Mario or Luigi? Which action heavyweight turned down Koopa? And what is up with that cut rap scene? Also – Dennis Hopper gets roasted by his son, and we pitch our new podcast: Hangin’ with Mr. Koopa!

 

Super Mario Bros stars Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Fiona Shaw, Samantha Mathis, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, Francesca P. Roberts, Mojo Nixon, Gianni Russo, and Lance Henriksen

 

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Episode 61 - Showgirls

Episode 61 - Showgirls

August 17, 2021

Our Dog Days month continues as we break down the casting of the disasterpiece that is Showgirls! Which 80s child star was offered Nomi? Which pop singer was considered for Cristal? And did we just strike gold coming up with 2001: A Space Goddessy? Also – hold the phone – there’s a Showgirls sequel??

 

Showgirls stars Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Gina Ravera, Lin Tucci, Alan Rachins, Greg Travis, Rena Riffel, and Glenn Plummer; directed by Paul Verhoeven

 

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Episode 60 - Demolition Man

Episode 60 - Demolition Man

August 3, 2021

On the first episode of our Dog Days month, we’re breaking down the casting of the Stallone vs Snipes sci-fi silliness that is Demolition Man! Which action stars were originally set to square off but couldn’t decide which one of them got to play the hero? Which actress was cast as Huxley but fired after two days due to ‘creative differences’? And how much would it cost to eat on a Frozen Stallone table? Also – Arnold runs for politics to spite Stallone, and we try to add “Enhance your calm” into our everyday vocab!

 

Demolition Man stars Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne, Benjamin Bratt, Glenn Shadix, Denis Leary, Rob Schneider, and Bob Gunton; directed by Marco Brambilla

 

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Episode 59 - Clue

Episode 59 - Clue

July 20, 2021

On this week’s listener request episode, we break down who almost starred in the 1985 comedy Clue! Who was originally cast as Miss Scarlett only to drop out four days before shooting? Which British actor passed away before he could play Wadsworth? And what’s up with that proposed fourth ending? Also – Amy Jo talks about playing Mrs. Peacock for director Jonathan Lynn for the film’s 30th anniversary!

 

Clue stars Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, Lee Ving, and Colleen Camp; directed by Jonathan Lynn

 

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Episode 58 - Yentl

Episode 58 - Yentl

July 6, 2021

This week we’re breaking down the casting of the Barbra Streisand passion project musical Yentl! Which star of erotic thrillers turned down the male lead? Which 17-year-old future Oscar-nominee auditioned for Hadass? And why did we have to have so much narrated think-singing? Also – did our subtitles cover it up, or did this film feature full frontal Patinkis?

 

Yentl stars Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill, Allan Corduner, Doreen Mantle, and Miriam Margolyes; directed by Barbra Streisand

 

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Episode 57 - Men in Black (w/ Jonathan Braylock)

Episode 57 - Men in Black (w/ Jonathan Braylock)

June 29, 2021

On this week’s episode, we’re joined by the hilarious Jonathan Braylock (Black Men Can’t Jump [In Hollywood], Netflix’s Astronomy Club) to break down the casting of Men in Black! Which former DC superhero turned down J? Which actor allegedly won their role in a poker game? And were those cockroaches SAG? Also – Jeff finds the ridiculous user reviews for the MIB filming location!

 

Men in Black stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D’Onofrio, Tony Shaloub, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Rip Torn; directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

 

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