TV & Film
Episode #213: Remakes - Manchurian Candidate
1962 vs. 2004/
So many times a generation hates a remake because they are attached to the original. Many times we have challenged that attachment. This movie is a titan of its time; on IMDB it is ranked 80% compared to 66% for the remake - since we didn't mention it. Rotten Tomatoes: 87 critic/78 audience; remake - 71 critic/64 audience, the original with a larger consensus of critic & audience agreement. How does Matt's opinion align with the errday public? Tune in to see!!
Links: Angela Lansbury: Last Unicorn. Johnathan Demme: Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia (also Denzel). Denzel Washington: Bone Collector, Much Ado About Nothing, Book of Eli, Malcolm X. Liev Schreiber: Spotlight. Meryl Streep: Fantastic Mr Fox. Jeffrey Wright: Casino Royale.
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