On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Slate film critic Dana Stevens talks with staff writer Forrest Wickman and video and podcast producer Chris Wade about the RoboCop remake. Is it worth seeing? Does it do anything new with the material from the 1987 sci-fi classic? And what makes that 1987 original a classic in the first place?
Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.
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A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
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The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.