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After a relaxing weekend, special guest Alex Manich is awoken from his hyper sleep too early by Rob and James to discuss the space horror film ALIEN.

Remakes begin at 45mins: Rob switches the alien; Dugan makes a new rag tag crew; and Alex brings in John Cena.

Follow Alex on twitter @ OvershareAlex; see him live on stage with the Harold team Gideon at iO Chicago; and visit for more enjoyment. 

Follow James on twitter @ DuganItRight and go see TONE every Wednesday @ 8pm at iO Chicago. 

And please, go see the Harold team Lil Tooties



Direct download: Alien_.mp3
Category:film -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

The Bodyguard

Rob and James do their best to protect special guest Kelly McGuigan from her crazed stalker as they discuss the romantic thriller THE BODYGUARD. Warning: We only sing that song ONCE.

Remakes begin @ 55mins: Rob pairs up a tall person and a short person; James had to fight to not make it a musical; and Kelly brings in Kevin Costner’s son.

Go see James in TONE every Wednesday at 8pm at iO Chicago (it’s free) and Kelly has nothing to plug because she’s good at being a real person.

Direct download: The_Bodyguard.mp3
Category:film -- posted at: 1:37am EDT

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

On this week’s episode, Rob welcomes new co-host (for a few) James Dugan and special guest Marie Maloney to chat about the Jason Segal break up/rom-com FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL.

Remakes begin at 47mins: Rob pulls an idea out of thin air; James pitches a ukulele musical; and Marie makes some tweaks in the plot and brings in Pitbull.

Follow Marie on twitter @ marie_maloney.

Follow James on twitter @ DuganItRight and see him live on stage with TONE (every Wednesday @ 8pm)  and sporadically with his Harold Team Lil' Tooties all at iO Chicago.

Direct download: Forgetting_Sarah_Marshall.mp3
Category:film -- posted at: 1:06am EDT

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Andy Dierker and Shawn Bowers return to Remake to take on the craziest of sequels Gremlins 2: The New Batch. And just like the film, we're all over the place in this episode.

Remakes begin around 30ish mins (I think): Andy gets a ragtag crew for a heist; Rob updates and adds kids; and Shawn makes a 4th rule.

Follow Shawn Bowers on instagram @ shawnbowers to view his pokemon/Garfield mash ups. And, please, leave Andy Dierker alone.

Also a shout to Buck Lepard. Follow him on twitter @ BuckLePard

Direct download: Gremlins_2.mp3
Category:film -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Some of Our Favorites, part 2

In this special episode we look back at some Remakes over the past year. We've got remakes from Big Trouble in Little China, Groundhog Day, Con Air, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Titanic, Sex and the City: The Movie, The Princess Bride, and Switch.

A huge thanks to all our guests, including those in this episode: Eric Muller, Jonny Nelson, Nick Mikula, AJ Miller, Sarah Shockey, Adam Schreck, Cynthia Bangert, Shawn Bowers, Rachel Brownjohn, Jason Stockdale, Kelly Keegan, Bri Fitzpatrick, Susan Glynn, and that rat fink Josiah Jenkins. 

(special thanks to Mike Kelly for image). 

Direct download: SoOFpart_2.mp3
Category:film -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Fall/Winter Movie Preview!

Due to a scheduling error, we didn't have a movie to remake this week. So Rob invited friends of the podcast Tim Dunn and Lisa Burton on to discuss 10 upcoming movies for the Fall/Winter of 2016:

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Blair Witch

The Magnificent Seven

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (aka Lil’ X-Men)

Deepwater Horizon

BOO: A Madea Halloween

Doctor Strange

Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them

Assassin's Creed

Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie.

Plus we talk about our love of Gene Wilder.

Follow Tim on twitter @ TimothyRDunn, Watch Board Life, and Listen to Talking Games and 15 minutes with Lincoln

Follow Lisa on twitter @ Lisaburton, Listen to ScareBlast Podcast in October and keep an eye out for Probe Podcast; See Lisa live on stage in Baby Wants Candy, Musical Armando, and several other things.

Direct download: FallWinter_Movie_Preview.mp3
Category:film -- posted at: 1:41am EDT

Suicide Squad

Well. It had to happen so what not sooner then later. Rob is joined by old friend of the podcast Kellen Terrett and new friend of the podcast Brandon Shockney to discuss the mess that is Suicide Squad.

Remakes begin at 28mins: Kellen takes it very seriously; Rob wings it; and Brandon pitches a heist movie.

Follow Kellen on twitter @ Drterrett and listen to his other podcasts Riding in Cars with Nerds and Talking Games

Follow Brandon on twitter @ Beeshock and listen to his podcast How Rude: the Full House podcast and see him live on stage every Thursday at 8:30 with Shrink Ray'd at iO Chicago

Direct download: Suicide_Squad.mp3
Category:film -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

It finally happened. Robert Bacon is on this podcast. Sorry everybody. But he did pick a great movie to reminisce about. The movie that propelled Jim Carrey to stardom. The movie that made every 8th grader in 1994 hilarious: ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE.

Remakes begin at 47mins: Laura cranks up the 007 Style; Rob sets it in 1985 with a new cast; and Bacon incorporates the Chicago Bears for Ace Ventura 3.

Follow Bacon on twitter @ tastethebacon, listen to his podcast TRY THIS PODCAST and see him live on stage with the duo Poster Boys.

And see Laura and Rob live on stage in CLUED IN: An Improvised Murder Mystery, Saturdays @ 9pm in the Second City Beat Lounge.

Direct download: Ace_Ventura.mp3
Category:film -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

100th Episode! Street Fighter!

100 Episode! Holy Cow! We did it. We made it to 100 episodes. 

The very first remake was Super Mario Bros, so we figured for the 100th we do another failed video game adaptation: STREET FIGHTER.

This was recorded back in May featuring Josiah Jenkins, Josh Segovia, Geoff Crump, Morgan Lord, Peyton Brown, James Dugan, Kelly McGuigan, Jon Silver and a special Murdoch Minute with Jeff Murdoch. 

A big thanks to all our past guests and a special bigger thanks to all the listeners. We truly appreciate it. Enjoy!

Direct download: 100th_Street_Fighter.mp3
Category:film -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

The Witches

Finally, Lisa Burton is on Remake! And she chose, with some help from co-host Laura Marsh, the forgotten Jim Henson film THE WITCHES.

Remakes begin @ 46:30mins: Rob adds more mice and adventure; Laura focuses on the paintings; And Lisa pitches a great horror movie. And we all agree that there should be more witch-hunting Grandma!

Check out Lisa on twitter @ lisaburton and see her live on stage in Tribulation: The Musical in The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival (more info at  And keep an eye out for Scareblast Podcast in October.

Direct download: The_Witches.mp3
Category:film -- posted at: 12:30am EDT