And Now For Something Completely Similar: The Ladykillers (2004)

And Now For Something Completely Similar…


It’s another case of a great director (or directors) with a weird oddity in their filmography as Brendan and Jason discuss the Coen Brothers’ remake of the Ealing comedy classic The Ladykillers. During this discussion, your hosts talk about how they appreciate the unique spin on the original story and also discuss whitesplaining, the real-life pundit that inspired Tom Hanks’ characterization, the weak link in the criminal gang and much more. Plus: reminiscing about all the times that Tom Hanks died in films… and all of these totally happened

Next week: The mini-series continues with a breakdown of the 1997 loose remake of The Day of the Jackal simply known as The Jackal.

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The Ladykillers stars Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst, Diane Delano, Greg Grunberg, George Wallace and Stephen Root; directed by Joel & Ethan Coen.

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