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Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals

Rolando Nieves & Nicole Pometti

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Discover the truth behind Hollywood’s obsession with remaking, rebooting, and reviving old movies and TV shows with ’Remakes Reboots & Revivals,’ a podcast hosted by Rolando Nieves and Nicole Pometti, two queer Latine filmmakers. Each episode, they explore the history and production values of different franchises, compare and contrast the old and the new, and critique creative decisions made in the latest productions. Find out whether these new versions of old media properties are really nee ...
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Join Nicole, Rolando, and Eddie as they dive into the spy-filled world of Donald Glover's reboot, 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' now on Amazon Prime Video. From 2005's scandalous origins (hello Brangelina) to Phoebe Waller-Bridge's departure from the Amazon series, the trio explores it all, even the cringe-worthy music of the 1996 TV series lost to history. P…
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In a world where the UK has Harry Potter, America finds its magic in the tales of Greek gods. Join Rolando, Nicole, and Eddie this week as they embark on a mythological journey into the realm of Percy Jackson. Ever wondered why the Greek gods stroll through the United States? Curious about their penchant for raising demigod offspring? Our trio diss…
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On Wednesdays, Rolando, Nicole and Eddie wear pink. This week the podcasters are headed to North Shore High School to see if they can kick it with mean girls. First they discuss the lasting impact of Mean Girls (2004). What made the film so memorable? Whose performance stands the test of time? Then, 20 years later, Hollywood returns to North Shore …
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This week Rolando and Nicole compare and contrast the two film versions of Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple. Did they enjoy the 1985 Steven Spielberg version, and/or the 2023 musical adaptation of the broadway musical? Listen to find out! FOLLOW US: Be sure to follow us on social media for news, polls, and fun behind the scenes content. FACEBO…
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Rolando, Nicole and Eddie wish everyone a happy new year. We invite you to relive the highs and lows of all the remakes, reboots or revivals the three covered on the show this year. Can't wait to see how 2024 stacks up against 2023 FOLLOW US: Be sure to follow us on social media for news, polls, and fun behind the scenes content. FACEBOOK: facebook…
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"Welcome to Good Burger! Home of the Good Burger! Can I take your order?" On today's episode, Rolando and Nicole recap the 90s cult movie Good Burger and compare it to new Paramount+ sequel, Good Burger 2. They discuss Nickelodeon nostalgia, they ruminate on why Kel didn't become a bigger star, and Rolando goes on and on about his unfounded contemp…
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Join Rolando, Nicole, and Eddie this week as they embark on a nostalgic journey, revisiting the chaotic world of Scott Pilgrim. From grappling with their own histories of crazy exes to reflecting on the whirlwind days of being wayward 20-somethings, the trio dives deep into the 2010 film, 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.' Is Scott Pilgrim truly a 'dic…
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This week, Nicole and Rolando travel from Seattle to Boston as they cover all the sitcom escapades of Dr. Frasier Crane. We compare the original Frasier series to the new Paramount Plus revival, remark about the death of the multi-cam sitcom and wonder if fans even know this revival was a thing? Tune in now to hear our thoughts! FOLLOW US: Be sure …
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This week Rolando and Eddie set sail and enter a world of piracy with the help of their guest, Roy Feliciano. The three discuss the ongoing anime "One Piece" and the Netflix live-action adaptation. Rolando is boggled by how such a cringey character translated to well onto the small screen considering Netflix's less-than-stellar track record in adap…
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In this episode, Nicole and Rolando dive headfirst into the world of the military and courtroom dramas. They put the 1954 film "The Caine Mutiny" and the 2023 Showtime film "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" on trial and deliver their own verdicts on both properties. All rise, court is in session! FOLLOW US: Be sure to follow us on social media for n…
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Once upon a midnight dreary... Rolando and Nicole close out the spooky season by covering The 1960 film House of Usher and the new Netflix series The Fall of the House of Usher. How does Mike Flanagan's latest series compare to his other hauntings? Would Edgar Allan Poe be proud? Can Vincent Price be any more dramatic? Listen to find out!…
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This week Rolando and Nicole kick off spooky season by covering The Exorcist and The Exorcist Believer. Can you believe they've been doing this for five years? How does the legacy sequel compare to the original? Are possessions even scary? Can cameo appearances save this franchise? Listen to find out!…
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This week Rolando and Nicole travel 1000 years into the future to discuss "Futurama." How did this plucky little show from 1999 end up a Hulu original revival in 2023? What makes the original run of the series so memorable? And is the revival worth taking these characters out of the cryogenic fridge? Listen to find out. FOLLOW US: Be sure to follow…
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This week, Nicole and Rolando dive into the sewers of nostalgia as they cowabunga their way through a lively discussion of all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movies. Whether you're a Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, or Raphael, this episode is a shell of a good time! Tune in and relive the turtle-powered excitement- Turtle power! SHOW NOTES: Wa…
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Get ready for a ghostly adventure as we step into the eerie world of the Haunted Mansion! 🏰💀 In this week's episode, we embark on a spooktacular journey as we review the new Disney film and draw comparisons to the 2003 release. Join us as we delve into the captivating performances and the undeniable chemistry within the cast, making this haunting t…
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Hi Barbie! In this episode, Rolando, Nicole, and Eddie team up with the delightful MacKenzie Green to dive into the vibrant world of "Barbie." Join the fun as they unravel the deeper layers concealed beneath the pink façade of this 2023 blockbuster. From Greta Gerwig's visionary touch to the heartfelt moments, they explore whether "Barbie" truly ca…
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2023, am I right?? Once again, Nicole and Rolando do a quick recap of all the episodes we recorded for the podcast during this year! Stay tuned! FOLLOW US: Be sure to follow us on social media for news, polls, and fun behind the scenes content. FACEBOOK: facebook.com/remakesrebootsrevivals INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/remakesrebootsrevivals YOUTUBE: ht…
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Get ready for an epic Indiana Jones adventure as Rolando, Eddie, Nicole, and the spirited MacKenzie Green unite to delve into the captivating world of everyone's favorite archaeologist. Brace yourself for an episode filled with laughter, nostalgia, and exhilarating discussions! The four share their personal connections and treasured memories of the…
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Join Rolando and Nicole as they delve into the thrilling world of the 2023 DCEU film, "The Flash." In this episode, they passionately debate whether it lives up to expectations or falls flat, why Warner Brothers is seemingly okay with Ezra Miller's behavior problems and all while pondering the impact of Michael Keaton's remarkable comeback as Batma…
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This week, listen to our first live episode recorded during Pride Night at the Thomas Edison Film Festival. Want to follow along? Watch the films now using this link: WATCH FILMS NOW About the films:Leo & Nymphia Documentary - by Hsin-An Pan, Taiwan, Republic of China This film focuses on Cao Liou, (Leo) a 25-year-old drag queen known as “Nymphia.”…
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For Pride month, Nicole and Rolando are digging deep into the archives to re-release an episode we recorded back in 2018! In a world bereft of fashion, 5 queer men seek to save the world from unkemptness! Or, perhaps, just to bring some gay-ety into the world. Nicole and Rolando dish the tea on Queer Eye for this week's episode. But before we take …
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This week, Nicole and Rolando watch a contemporary LGBTQ+ twist on Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice and enjoy the Hulu original film Fire Island! Join as we discuss the thematic content of the film and how it correlates to the classic original source material! Happy Pride Month!! FOLLOW US: Be sure to follow us on social media for ne…
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Dive into the enchanting world of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" as Rolando, Nicole, and special guest MacKenzie Green take you on an unforgettable underwater journey. Join them as they share their personal experiences with this beloved animated film and discuss its significance, especially as we celebrate Pride Month. In this episode, our hosts del…
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Join Rolando and Eddie Z on a thrilling episode of "Remakes Reboots & Revivals" as they embark on a Dungeons & Dragons adventure! With Nicole in Paris, our hosts take the opportunity to dive deep into the realm of this beloved tabletop game. Get ready for a captivating discussion as they compare and contrast two films: the notorious 2000 box-office…
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