Mike and James: On Stranger Tides

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good ... wait. That's not right. Oh screw it. WE'RE BACK!

Episode #26: Buckle up for some in-depth conversation on remakes, including those recently announced for "Memento" and "Murder on the Orient Express." Then, stick around for reviews of major Oscar contenders "Room" and "Spotlight."

Total run time: 1:57:37.

Here are the time stamps for this episode:

"Spectre" micro-review - (2:38)

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens," on track to beat every box office record set by "Jurassic World." - (9:12)

How remakes get a bad rap and how they can be good - (25:44)

"Room" review - (48:15)

"Spotlight" review - (1:18:51)