Nothing gnaws on the heel of 80’s action nostalgia quite like Bob – Yes, his first name was Bob – Snake Plissken; the eyepatch-sporting tough guy from the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. Neither good or bad, he’s just an asshole who doesn’t give a f**k about your war, your president… or Hollywood reboots.
Escape From New York is the latest of 80s national treasures getting the reboot treatment. While that is a hard pill to swallow for some, there is some sugar to help the medicine go down. A very pleasing directing has just been attached to direct. (more…)
This week on The Bastardcast, which is a thing you apparently listen to, Jeremy and Jason discuss why Dan Aykroyd‘s hope tastes like tumor salad. Also, the great question of life is asked: why is Futurama no longer a TV show but Vanilla Ice churning freaking butter is?
Wait! There are more things! Can JJ Abrams woo George Lucas away from the butter sculpting circuit (and if not, will Lucas align with Vanilla Ice to form the unstoppable butter-duo “Ice Ice Jawa”?)
Also, do robot’s draw dicks on mars and order pizza via Xbox because they are freaking douche bags? Is Joss Whedon pulling an us while really mailing it in with SHIELD? Will there ever be a good Daredevil movie? Do you even remember the long abandoned Bastardcast VERSUS segment? And who is the biggest one-eyed freaking badass on Earth: Nick Fury or Snake Plissken?
We don’t know the answer to any of this stuff, but we do know that Anthony Michael Hall and Ethan Embry’s work on a banner and a jacket to welcome Ed Helms to the Rusty Grisswold club is a COMPLETE FREAKING WASTE!
All of that and our slightly tardy 2010 Winter Movie Preview, on The Bastardcast!
The Bastardcast: Can we say fuck on here?
It seems like nowadays everyone wants a piece of Jeremy Renner. Joss Whedon has him playing Hawkeye in the up coming Avengers film, Ben Affleck just had him in The Town and now it’s rumored that he might be playing the part of a war hero turned criminal Snake Plissken, in that remake of a 1981 flick, Escape from L.A. If everything pans out Renner will be reviving a role made famous by Kurt Russel. The orignal film was directed by legendary John Carpenter however, Breck Eisner (The Crazies) will be taking over the reigns for the remake.
The plot of the remake revolves around Air Force One crashing on the island of Manhattan and Renner having a shot at redemption by rescuing the President from the island that is now shut off from the rest of society and is now running rampant with criminals. Now this definitely sounds like a cheesy 80’s action film, like Rambo or Sudden Death, the one where Jean Claude Van Damme has to rescue a bunch of unassuming spectators from death and destruction at a hockey arena.
Personally, I’m not super stoked abut this idea; However, The Crazies was really well received so maybe Eisner knows what he’s doing and Jeremy Renner is pretty badass and could definitely go toe to toe with Russel. So how do you guys feel about this remake? Would you go see it??