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Rewatchability is a comedic pop-culture nostalgia podcast hosted by J.M. McNab, Rob LaRonde, and Blain Watters. It is produced independently in Toronto, ON. The show began in the summer of 2011. In 2012 it was profiled by The A.V. Club and in 2015 our podcast appeared on CBC Radio’s Podcast Playlist. The aim of the show is to re-watch movies and television shows from when we were younger, and review them in an interesting and hopefully humourous way. Hopefully. Rewatchability contains coarse ...
 
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Get your clamshells on, you want to be wise to this tango. I'm talking L.A. CONFIDENTIAL. Dicks. Dames. The putrid smell of death under the porch of a sunny California bungalow. It's all here from the James Ellroy yarn. Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe flickering onscreen, Curtis Hanson behind the lens, it's gangbusters, kid. Heck, they gave the little…
 
This week, we open the history books to discover NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS! Is this the movie that best embodies America in 2020? We don't know, we just want to see Nic Cage act crazy in a safe way to distract us from the craziness of the world! And hey, Ed Harris and Helen Mirren show up too. But does this movie rescue history from the do…
 
Happy Halloween! We celebrate by participating in our favorite ritual, watching THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR I-IX! These fun-sized segments monster mashed our favorite TV family together with plots from the Twilight Zone and many other horror anthologies and movies we were way too young to have been exposed to. The Treehouse of Horror fascinate…
 
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, but you're on a budget, who you gonna call? We ring up THE FRIGHTENERS! Directed by Peter Jackson and starring Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvardo and the second craziest Busey in Hollywood, it's about a guy running a paranormal investigation grift who must stop the grim specter of death itself! Also fea…
 
Call your bff, this week we're dishing on JENNIFER'S BODY! Written by Diablo Cody, directed by Karyn Kusama, and starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, this movie was considered a huge flop in the wake of Cody's success with Juno. Though initially dismissed by critics, perhaps due to it's bro-tastic marketing, it's since been rediscovered and re-e…
 
In celebration of the most eminent release of Bill & Ted Face The Music, forming the most heinous of trilogies, we hit the Highway to Hell (shredding noises) with BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY! Starring the most radical Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, not to mention George Carlin and totally bodacious Pam Grier, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is like the Va…
 
Round 1... Fight! We press start to play SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, an epic video-game themed fantasia about one Player 1's quest for his dream Player 2. But what happens when you have too many players and not enough controllers? Game over! Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, plus like half the superheroes, this movie is also notab…
 
Run yourself a nice bath, this week we reveal WHAT LIES BENEATH! A supernatural mystery starring Michelle Pfieffer as a woman who believes a ghost is trying to communicate with her, and Harrison Ford as her dismissive husband who is too busy fussing about his precious job. Ladies, lemme tell ya, if you tell your man your house is haunted by the gho…
 
It's the July 4th weekend, so you better believe we're celebrating America (f-yeah!) by riding along with TEAM AMERICA WORLD POLICE! Melding the crass humor of Trey Parker and Matt Stone with the grand artistic legacy of marionette, and just a dash of geopolitics for flavor, Team America attempted to deflate the Hollywood establishment while offeri…
 
Hear ye, hear ye! For the wholesome entertainment of the publick, the bards of Rewatchability revisit the tale of ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS, a parodie penned by the great poet Mel Brooks, and presented by his men including Cary Elwes, Dave Chapelle, Richard Lewis, Amy Yasbeck,Tracy Ullman and all thine favorite thespians of stages comedick and dram…
 
Check your seams, on this MINI-EPISODE we reveal the movie we’re watching for next week, plus news about an upcoming reboot (with a pandemic twist) that hopefully won’t turn out too corny. Listen here and don’t forget to subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher! Also, you can also support us by either contributing Patreon campai…
 
With the world gone crazy we escape into a good story with STRANGER THAN FICTION! Starring Will Ferrell as a man who becomes aware he is a character in someone else's novel, and Emma Thompson as the author who can't figure out how to kill Will Ferrell, Stranger Than Fiction is a quirky metafictional drama with chocolate rom-com chips. Also starring…
 
The world has been ravaged by a deadly virus and humanity forced from the surface of the Earth. Since those things also happen in 12 MONKEYS, it seems like an appropriate moment to revisit Terry Gilliam's 1995 sci-fi drama. Based on Chris Marker's La Jetée, 12 Monkeys tells the story of a man who is sent back in time to get information on the plagu…
 
Get your magic ticket ready, we're going beyond the screen with LAST ACTION HERO! Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Austin O'Brien, Last Action Hero is the story of a boy who spends way too much time in a creepy old movie theatre and ends up getting sucked into the world of a movie. Also starring Mercedes Ruehl, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Dance an…
 
Tune that guitar, this week we crank it to 11 to rock out with JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS! Starring Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson and Tara Reid, it's the classic story of three young girls who just want to rock the world and how they get manipulated by the corporate pop music machine into selling junk. Also starring Alan Cumming, Parker Posey and …
 
Run, don't walk, to your earbuds because this week we're chasing down CATCH ME IF YOU CAN! Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom "Won't You Be My Neighbor" Hanks and Leo "I saved a guy from drowning once" DiCaprio, CMIYC tells the somewhat true story of con man Frank Abegnale as he forges checks and lies his way through the American Dream. …
 
As the Oscars draw near and we prepare to bestow statuettes upon the movies that deserve them most, we look back to ARGO, the 2012 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture. Directed (and starring!!!) Ben Affleck. Also featuring Victor Garber, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and every other recognizable person Ben Affleck could call in for a f…
 
Ensign! Chart a course for STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT! In anticipation of PICARD, the new Star Trek series revisiting the Next Generation world, we slingshot around the sun to re-experience what some would say is the best TNG movie. Directed by frickin' Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and starring Patrick Stewart and the rest of the crew (except Wesley Crush…
 
Lawyer up, 'cause court is in session with MY COUSIN VINNY! Starring Oscar Winner Joe Pesci, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei and non-Oscar winner Ralph Maccio, it's the story of a couple of city slickers who get more than they bargained for when roll into the South to defend two innocent kids accused of murder! Also starring Lane Smith and Fred Gwynne, t…
 
Merry Christmas! Thank you all for listening and watching with us all year! We hope that you have an amazing holiday filled with fun, friends and family and we look forward to rewatching more of our favorite and used-to-be-favorite movies in 2020! In lieu of another Christmas movie, this week we talk about THE TRUMAN SHOW! It's the movie where Jim …
 
Christmas is just a short week away and gear us up we spend some time with THE HOLIDAY! Written slash directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and let's not forget (because he sure did) Jack Black, The Holiday is a delightful romp which follows two heartbroken women, an American and a Brit, who exchange houses and …
 
Get your X-Mas list together because we're going to see Santa! Yes, this week we're talking about MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, the 1994 update of of the 1947 holiday classic! Starring 'lil Mara Wilson, Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins and dreamy Dylan McDermott! It's the story of a little girl who refuses to believe in Santa unless she gets exact…
 
Ring the bells, the holidays are here! And in the holiday spirit we present to you THE FAMILY MAN starring Nicholas Cage, Tea Leoni and Don Cheadle. It's the story of a rich, lonely, possibly psychotic man who gets a glimpse of what his life would have been like if he'd have a family. Sounds heartwarming right? Wrong. So wrong. This movie made us p…
 
Oh my God! We are totally buggin' because this week we're talking about CLUELESS! Starring Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd and, of course, Dan Hedaya, this movie changed the landscape of teenagedom in totally epic ways. Fashion, lingo, it's like Amy Heckerling possessed the brain of the modern teen (in 1995) and, like, you know, what…
 
(10...9...8...) Hold onto your socks, this week we launch into OCTOBER SKY, the 1999 drama directed by Joe Johnston starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern! (7...6...) Based on the true story Homer Hickam, a boy from a poor coal-mining town who used his love of rocketry to escape his destiny in the mines and eventually work for NASA! (5...4...3...)…
 
No time for lo mein, this week we're getting into BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA! Starring Kurt Russell, Dennis Dun and Kim Cattrall, Big Trouble in Little China is the tale of a brawny, loudmouth white dude who stumbles into the world of Chinese street gangs and ancient magic. A huge box office flop when it was released, John Carpenter's attempt at a…
 
It's our 400 episode! And if that ain't enough to phone home about, we're talking about one of the biggest movies of all time, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL! Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and 80 pounds of rubber, this movie touched the hearts of a generation with its story of interstellar friendship. We talk ab…
 
Open a vein and warm up your voice, we're headed down to the LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! Directed by Frank Oz and starring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene, this musical adaption of the 1960 Roger Corman-produced flick has it all; romance, horror, and of course sadomasochistic dentistry. This movie fed all our cinematic hungers when we were seedlings, but…
 
Prepare for the ultimate in pain and pleasure as this week we fiddle with the lament configuration to summon HELLRAISER! Written and directed by Clive Barker, Hellraiser introduced horror fans to new depths of terror with the demonic cenobites and their insatiable lust for torture! Starring Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence and Doug Bradley as the i…
 
Watch your neck, this week we sit down with INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE! Brad Pitt! Tom Cruise sucking blood! Tiny Kirsten Dunst with the cutest little fangs! Our old pal Johnnie Walker joins us to chat Lestat, Brad Pitt and gay vampires. We were intrigued by this timeless vampire epic when we were younger, but how does it hold for one who will neve…
 
Grab your suit of home-made armor, because this week we're going down under with RECKLESS KELLY! An update/re-imaging of Australian folk hero Ned Kelly, written, directed and starring Australia's premiere auteur Yahoo Serious, this film re-introduced the world to the charms of Australian comedy while making a pointed message about the dangers of gu…
 
Get out that long coat, fall is coming and this week we fall in with THE LOST BOYS! Directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Coreys Haim and Feldman, The Lost Boys takes the fears and anxieties of the 1980s and gives them fangs. This movie made it sexy to be a creature of the night, but how does it hold up now? Subs…
 
It's back to school, but I don't care about history, so we're plugging into the SCHOOL OF ROCK! Directed by Richard Linklater (Dazed & Confused, Boyhood) and starring Jack Black at his Jack Blackiest, it's the story of one man who dared to dream a dream of rock, and the children he thrust into greatness! Also starring Joan Cusack, Sarah Silverman a…
 
We're off this week, but we wouldn't leave you hanging, so we proudly present the live episode we recorded at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival where we screened the classic Edgar Wright horror/comedy SHAUN OF THE DEAD! Joining us for a pint is our old pal Alexandra West (Faculty of Horror)! The second half of the program is a compilation of some of "T…
 
It's hot outside, so this week we cool off with a tall glass of Bobby Boucher in THE WATERBOY! Yes, it's the classic Adam Sandler sports comedy also featuring Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk and Henry Winkler about a humble who learns to channel his anger and rage and really hurt some people! Also featuring a guy who looks like Colonel Sanders and Rob Sc…
 
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