Category Archives: Film

Non-Giving Up Future Robot Guy 2: Judgment Day

Movies are self-contained environments. Everything you need to know for the story in a film to work should be revealed over the course of its running time. The Terminator, made in 1984, is a pretty simple sci-fi story: Bad guy … Continue reading

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We The Purple: Recasting Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

We’re recasting our second Jimmy Stewart movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, just in time for the 2016 Federal election! ­ Stewart made a lot of films, across a handful of well-trod genres. Mr. Smith though is his most civic-minded, … Continue reading

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12 Angry Men: How many S’s in “innocent?”

12 ANGRY MEN is a hell of a film. They really don’t make ’em like this anymore. The story is told approximately in real-time, over the course of 2 hours, in a single room. The limited cast is one thing … Continue reading

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I Hate the Sea and Everything In It: JAWS

When recasting JAWS there were some really obvious choices we didn’t take. JAWS is an iconic movie and its characters have gone on to become action film stock types. You’ve got a cop, a fisherman, and a scientist, battling against … Continue reading

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Duuun dun duuun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun COMING SOON!

You’re going to need a bigger boat…

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Gone Girl: Cool Girls and Yellow Trash

Diana read and enjoyed the book Gone Girl, and we planned to watch the movie without recasting it for Flim Springfield, but when the credits started to roll, we couldn’t help ourselves. We were split on our opinion of the … Continue reading

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It’s December 1941 in Casablanca. What time is it in Springfield?

There are a few key relationships that keep The Simpsons on course: Bart & Lisa’s plucky sibling camaraderie, Selma & Patty’s mutual hatred of Homer, and Smithers’ blind love of Mr. Burns. The most central and important to the series … Continue reading

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