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Episode 255- ELF

Episode 255- ELF

This week we make merry about ELF, the 2003 holiday movie starring Will Ferrell as a human who is raised as an Elf and then must try to forge a relationship with the James Cann he never knew. Also featuring Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart, and Ed Asner as the big guy himself. We loved it...
Episode 254- SERENDIPITY

Episode 254- SERENDIPITY

This week, for Christmas, we submit ourselves to destiny and rewatch SERENDIPITY, the 2001 romantic comedy starring John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Molly Shannon and Jeremy Piven as a bunch of people who are willing to ruin their romantic relationships over a bunch of coincidences and happenstance. Or is it true love? We believed when we...
Episode 208- A VERY MERRY SHANE BLACK CHRISTMAS

Episode 208- A VERY MERRY SHANE BLACK CHRISTMAS

Ho ho ho! Have you been good little boys and girls this year? You better hope so or you might find a live grenade in your stocking– pin not included. Naughty or nice, what really matters is who has the balls, at least according to films of Shane Black. Yes, Christmas motifs runs through his...
Episode 175- THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

Episode 175- THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, I think we can all agree that the Muppets are awesome. Seasons Greetings. Episode 175- THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.   https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76984266/Episode%20175-%20THE%20MUPPET%20CHRISTMAS%20CAROL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Episode 174- GO

Episode 174- GO

Christmas gets a whole lot rave-ier with 1999’s Go, a movie that puts the X in Xmas. It seemed pretty cool when we were younger, but how does it hold up now? To find out, download the link below, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes! And be sure to follow us on Twitter! Episode 174- GO WARNING:...
Episode 173- GREMLINS

Episode 173- GREMLINS

It’s Christmastime, and we’re kicking off our listener-requested holiday episodes with Joe Dante’s beloved Gremlins. It dominated pop-culture back in the ’80s, but how does it hold up now in 2014, when we’re 80% sure Gremlins don’t actually exist? To find out, download the link below, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes! And be sure to...
Episode 128- SCROOGED

Episode 128- SCROOGED

Merry Christmas everybody! Whether you’re giving small children a forty or fifty dollar piece of milk-fed veal, or debating the visibility of a showgirl’s nipples, have a safe and Happy Holiday. Episode 128- SCROOGED WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/76984266/Episode%20128-%20SCROOGED.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Episode 127- CHRISTMAS IN 1987

Episode 127- CHRISTMAS IN 1987

With only one week left until Christmas, we’ve devoted this week’s show to three classic holiday specials, all from 1987: the appropriately-titled A Garfield Christmas Special, Will Vinton’s Claymation Christmas Celebration, and A Muppet Family Christmas. They were thrilling back in ’87, but how do these specials fare today? To find out, download the link...

7 Follow-Ups to Classic Christmas Movies That Ruin the Original

While we may have accepted that Indiana Jones met some aliens, or that Francis Ford Coppola cast his daughter in the third Godfather movie, we demand more from our Christmas movies and specials. Unfortunately, many classic Christmas movie characters nevertheless returned for follow-ups that denigrate the original, thus ruining Christmas. If this was a TV...

Episode 126- IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Our month of Christmas-themed episodes continues with a discussion of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s a perennial holiday favorite, but is it rewatchable? Is George Bailey kind of just a big jerk? Who would win in a fight between Mary and alternate-universe Mary? Is it just us, or does Pottersville look way more...

Episode 125- ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

It’s December, and that means it’s time to kick off our month of Holiday programming. First off, 1991’s All I Want For Christmas, a charming tale about a little girl (Thora Birch) who asks Santa (played by Leslie Nielsen) to meddle in their parents’ private affairs. Will Santa force her recently divorced parents back into...

Episode 69- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

This week on Rewatchability we tackle Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the classic 1964 Rankin-Bass stop-motion TV special that adapts a folksy Christmas song into a nightmarish adventure story featuring a giant man-eating monster and a winged lion who lives in a castle. Sure it was made for kids, but does it hold up for us...