Mon, 27 July 2015
The Dutch Apple Pie is terrific, but with great power comes great responsibility. Those are just a couple lessons learned by our Red Hot Super this week and Jeff Bridges’ alien incarnation. Evidently, it’s not easy being RED — whether it’s in Spandex or flannel.
Starman (1984) was John Carpenter’s attempt to make something completely different than he had done before, and he succeeded with making an alien movie that was the same as other “visitation” movies, with some marked differences. As kids, shazbazzar and JediShua both liked the movie — even though other kids weren’t as thrilled with it.
Jeremy from The Neverland Podcast joins in the Red Hot Super Summer for Spider-Man’s induction into the club. The web-slinging teenager has been a favorite since 1962 through many iterations, remakes, reboots, and sequels.
Speaking of remakes, reboots, and sequels, JediShua and shazbazzar attempt to define these three common types of movies as they begin the discussion of Hollywood’s fascination with doing the same thing over and over and over again.
PLUS: More Muppets news, a Star Trek crowdfunding possibility, NASA dubs a planed “Earth 2.0”, and Buck Rogers stands poised for another remake…reboot…something.
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