Episodes of For Better or Worse
021: Just in time for Mother's Day, Shana and Mike pay tribute to motherhood by discussing and remaking a movie that has more to do with fatherhood: Mr. Mom.
.: 1:10:03 :: 33.9 MB :: 10 May 2013 :.
020: Shana and Mike conclude baseball month on For Better or Worse by looking at the comedy classic Major League. Despite enjoying the film, one takes issue with an unintentionally creepy subplot, while the other is uneasy with the portrayal of a racial stereotype. (Note: Bob Uecker and Garrison Keillor are not dead.)
.: 1:31:10 :: 44.1 MB :: 26 April 2013 :.
019: Baseball season has officially arrived, and so has Shana and Mike's coverage of Bull Durham!
.: 1:26:30 :: 41.9 MB :: 15 April 2013 :.
018: What Women Want is quite possibly the most misogynistic movie of all time. Period. Also, Mike remakes a different movie, Shana justifiably rants, and Giselle takes a poop. Appropriately.
.: 1:37:50 :: 47.3 MB :: 29 March 2013 :.
017: Once, a Hollywood producer said, "We live in a world that has remakes, and those remakes have to be produced by A Few Good Men with a vision. Who's gonna do it? You? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for The Honeymooners, and you curse The Transformers. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That bad remakes, while tragic, probably made money. And their existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, were seen by millions. You don't want new content, because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want what you know, you need what you know. You use words like remake, reboot, retread. I use these words as the backbone of a system spent entertaining you. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to people who eat and drink what I feed them, and then questions what I provide. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you write a script and direct it. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!"
.: 1:22:13 :: 39.7 MB :: 15 March 2013 :.
016: In 1992, if someone said that a courtroom comedy starring Tommy DeVito as a lawyer, Herman Munster as a judge, Daniel LaRusso as a college kid, and that girl from Oscar would be considered a classic decades later, they would have been laughed at. But that's exactly what My Cousin Vinny has become: a classic. Join Shana and Mike as they praise the original while attempting to remake a nearly perfect piece of cinema.
.: 1:00:23 :: 29.3 MB :: 01 March 2013 :.
015: Even if you've never seen the abysmal Runaway Bride, Shana and Mike implore you to listen to this episode of For Better or Worse. In the short lifespan of the show, never have they encountered a movie that insults its audience more and has zero redeeming qualities. As a matter of fact, it's so bad, one of the hosts outright removes a main character for the remake.
.: 1:05:25 :: 31.7 MB :: 15 February 2013 :.
014: What single sticking point had prevented Mike from seeing Pretty Women until now, and who did Shana cast against type for Stuckey? Also, more Stanley Tucci love.
.: 1:23:11 :: 40.2 MB :: 01 February 2013 :.
013: How the bloody hell do you update a visionary classic like Network? Shana and Mike think they'e found a way.
.: 1:17:40 :: 37.7 MB :: 25 January 2013 :.
012: As Shana and Mike remake The American President, something odd happens. Despite their divergent plots, things come together to form something bigger.
.: 1:26:05 :: 41.6 MB :: 04 January 2013 :.
011: Christmas is a time for love and sharing, as well as peace and happiness. It's also a time for shooting bad guys, apparently. In the very first For Better or Worse doubleheader, Shana and Mike discuss and remake the overly complicated Lethal Weapon and the near-perfect Die Hard.
.: 2:24:57 :: 69.9 MB :: 21 December 2012 :.
010: Shana's seen Dirty Dancing countless times, while this was Mike's first viewing. Does it hold up for The Wife, and what did The Husband think about this much-loved movie from 1987? Also, is Johnny Castle the best name ever? Hint: Yes. Yes it is.
.: 1:11:28 :: 34.5 MB :: 07 December 2012 :.
009: Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters is widely considered a cinematic classic, but Shana and Mike find there aren't enough of the sisters, especially Hannah, and too much Woody Allen. And, in an effort to better understand Allen's motivations, Shana digs into 19th century Russian theater.
.: 1:21:30 :: 39.4 MB :: 26 November 2012 :.
008: Chances are you've never heard of Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael, a little gem from 1990 starring Winona Ryder and Jeff Daniels. And that's precisely why Shana and Mike are talking about it today.
.: 1:15:01 :: 36.2 MB :: 09 November 2012 :.
007: Psycho, the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, is up for discussion today. And the review / remake leads to Shana and Mike having a frank chat about mental disorders, as well as a conversation about the intelligence of the moviegoing audience. Plus, Shana calls Mike her what?
.: 1:20:01 :: 38.8 MB :: 26 October 2012 :.
006: Why are Shana and Mike rebooting Fantastic Four, a movie from 2005? 'Cause that's the way of superhero movies: reboot, remake, repeat.
.: 1:45:58 :: 51.3 MB :: 12 October 2012 :.
005: Thanks to the generosity of Will Ackerman, Christian Honoré, and Matthew McKinnon-Gray, Shana and Mike sat down to discuss how they'd remake Saved by the Bell. In their revamp, both the original cast and a new cast are utilized, there are drugs and death, implied handjobs, and even science fiction. No, really. Also, Mike slaps himself during the recording, because, you know, it's Saved by the Bell.
.: 1:25:45 :: 41.6 MB :: 28 September 2012 :.
004: Though Shana and Mike love Moonstruck, they do disagree on one point. As they recast it, however, they agree on not one but two actors! Also, Mike's words come back to haunt him. Twice.
.: 1:19:31 :: 38.3 MB :: 14 September 2012 :.
003: Even though Mike enjoys The Crow for what it is, he has to agree with Shana that substance was neglected for style. Also, they can't help but wonder the following things: What was Top Dollar trying to accomplish, why was he sleeping with his sister, did Darla's transformation not stick, and why were Eric and Shelly friends with a child? To answer those questions in their remake, the plot is rewritten, new casts are assembled, characters are completely dropped, and relationships are reworked. You're either going to love this episode, or you're going to come at us with pitchforks. Hopefully the former.
.: 2:10:02 :: 62.6 MB :: 31 August 2012 :.
002: Truly a modern masterpiece, and one of Shana's favorite films, Jurassic Park continues to thrill with its nearly flawless visual effects, heart-pounding sound, and grandiose directing! It is, however, nearly 20 years old, so the question is posed: Is Jurassic Park in need of a remake? Listen in as Shana and Mike each assign the movie a new cast, tweak a few plot points and character motivations, and generally gush about it as a whole. Also, the next two movies are named, several more are dropped into the queue, and feedback is read!
.: 1:57:00 :: 56.4 MB :: 17 August 2012 :.
001: For Better or Worse is here, and, to kick the show off, Shana and Mike examined The Breakfast Club. Though it's a product of its time, the universal truths presented within make it a timeless classic. Yet, it could use a 21st century facelift, and that's what the duo's ready to provide!
.: 1:18:49 :: 38.2 MB :: 03 August 2012 :.