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Reconstructing Rocky

Recon Rocky
Greetings, all, Uncle John here. During the break I'm planning to make a couple of those blog entries that I've been talking about ... well pretty much since we started the show (I really mean it this time lol). For my first one I'm going to start what I'm hoping will be a continuing series where I (and maybe Scotto if he's into it) will cast a potential remake for one of the movies we've reviewed. Now, you're probably thinking 'but don't they talk about this in the episodes?' and the answer would be yes, but those are off the cuff discussions without any real planning (at least on my part). For the blog entries I'm really going to put some thought into my choices and come up with the best possible cast. Of course, there was only one place to start.

This one came to me after a discussion with a friend about Adam Lambert's performance on the finale of So You Think You Can Dance last week (yes, I watch SYTYCD). During the conversation I compared him to Meatloaf (similar voices and theatrical backgrounds) and shortly thereafter it occurred to me that he would be perfect for Eddie. Not only does he have the right voice for it (which is saying something since it's probably the most challenging song in the movie), but America Idol (yes, I watch that too) proved that he can (sort of) pull off the whole black leather biker look. I then decided to finish off the cast list for a blog entry and here we are. I now present to you my choices for the Ultimate RHPS remake.

Director - Baz Luhrmann
By no means am I a fan (I'm still pissed about Romeo and Juliet), but judging from Moulin Rouge I think he'll get it.
Frank - Johnny Depp
He's got the voice for it (Sweeny Todd) and he just might be willing to go full costume (Ed Wood).
Brad - Neil Patrick Harris
Janet - Felicia Day

Ok, yes I'm referencing Dr. Horrible with these two, but it works.
Riff Raff - Jack White
He's got the voice for it and he's just weird enough for it to work.
Magenta - Meg White
You had to see that one coming.
Columbia - Lady Gaga
And that one.
Rocky - Chris Jericho
Muscles, blonde hair and he can sing so some of Rocky's songs can be reintroduced from the stage version.
Eddie - Adam Lambert
See above.
Criminologist - John Hodgeman
PC from the Mac vs. PC ads.
Dr. Scott - Meatloaf
He played both Eddie and Dr. Scott in the stage version so it just makes sense.

Zombie Take-Out Episode 27: Septober

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Scotto and Uncle John discuss a Yuletide classic. A film that brings a sci-fi edge to Ol' Saint Nick and features the film debut of 80s icon Pia Zadora. This week on Zombie Take-Out it's 1964's Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Is it one of the worst movies of all time? Should Tim Burton direct a remake? Has Santa Claus always been that creepy?
Happy Holidays from Zombie Take-Out.

Scotto's Rating:
2 brains
Uncle John's Rating:
2.5 brains

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In 3 weeks ... The Evil Dead Trilogy


Snowed Out

Due to inclement weather this week's episode has been sacked. The Gods Must Be Crazy will be rescheduled for a future episode. Please check back next week for our Holiday Special.


Zombie Take-Out Episode 26: Something Very Canadian

Dude, Where's My Car?
Scott and Uncle John discuss a movie that, despite lackluster box office, has added to the cultural lexicon. An exercise in absurdity that features some of the best cameo appearances in film history. This week on Zombie Take-Out from 2000 it's Dude, Where's My Car?. Is it really just Tolkien with stoners. Was Sean William Scott pulling a Jim Carey? Shibby, Zoltan! And Then?

Scotto's Rating:
4.5 brains
Uncle John's Rating:
4.5 brains

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Nest week ... The Gods Must Be Crazy

Pudding photo courtesy of DeathByBokeh


Zombie Take-Out Episode 25: O Wilhelm, Where Art Thou?

Swamp Thing
Scotto and Uncle John discuss their first movie to feature the infamous Wilhelm scream. A movie that ticks all of the sequel, remake etc. boxes and then some (comic, sequel, live action series, animated series and remake). This week on Zombie Take-Out it's the 1982 classic Swamp Thing. Should David Hess have stayed in music? Should monsters ever have swords? What's so wrong about gratuitous nudity anyway?

Scotto’s Rating:
3 brains
Uncle John’s Rating:
4 brains

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The Wilhelm scream


In two weeks ... Dude, Where's My Car?