- "None of this matters."
"We're following something here..."
— Two of the show's officially suggested taglines.
The Film Reroll is a Podcast with a simple premise: Take classic movies and turn them into tabletop RPG games in order to see how differently they turn out. The DM is Paulo Quiros (with some exceptions), and regular players include Jocelyn Vammer, Jon Miller, Andy Hoover, Pitr Strait and Scott Aiello.
Occasionally, they are joined by guest stars, such as Carolyn Faye Kramer, Lisa Kopitsky, and Jonathan West. In Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Timothy E. Nolan was brought onto the team, and has helped them create the settings for each campaign since then. As of From Dusk Till Dawn, he has joined the group as a full-blown player.
The show can be listened to here or on iTunes.
For tropes about specific episodes, check the links below.
Film Reroll Campaigns:
- John Wick
- Bonus Scene: "Iron Man 3"
- Licence To Kill
- Pokémon: The First Movie
- Time Bandits
- Film Reroll: Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Practical Magic
- Adventure Time
- Blade Runner
- Adaptational Alternate Ending: Naturally prevalent, though sometimes Subverted with endings that are — despite all odds — basically the same as in the real movies, at least in Broad Strokes.
- Ambiguously Human:
Pitr Strait: Spoilers for both Fight Club and Jocelyn's family.
- There have been some - presumably not very serious - suggestions that Jon Miller might actually be a robot.
- They also claimed that Joz Vammer was actually a Brain in a Jar (with a very good voice box). They have also suggested that she doesn't exist at all, but is just a personification of her sister's inner dark side.
- Then there is Scott Aiello, who was said to be a living skeleton.
- Pitr Strait is human, but "he" is apparently a series of clones. They often need to be replaced, as they constantly commit suicide. Fortunately, there are many of them to spare.
- Ascended Fanboy: Scott Aiello was a big fan of the podcast before he became a recurring participant in it. During his introduction in the first Halloween episode, he quotes his favorite lines from the show and compares it to getting to play on of the X-Men after being a comic fan.
- Berserk Button: The term "Disney rules" for Pitr.
- Bread Milk Eggs Squick: Most of the official episode summaries are examples of either this or Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking.Summary for Episode 3 of The Wizard of Oz: The Wizard of Oz epic continues! Pitr feeds a cat! Andy goes down some stairs! Jon visits a library! Joz rains dragon fire mercilessly upon the armies of Oz.
- Divided for Publication: Several recording sessions have been split into multiple episodes due to their lengths.
- For Want of a Nail: Seemingly insignificant changes can have a huge effect on the plot.
- In-Series Nickname: "Joz" for Jocelyn Vammer.
- Loophole Abuse: The whole group is notorious for trying to justify using skills in situations where they don't apply.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Being a podcast, all of the players apparently hilarious pantomiming naturally becomes this.
- Off the Rails: The plots of the games start out resembling the original films, but after a while they tend to go off into their own directions.
- Out of Character: The players bring something new to every character they play.
- Running Gag:
Sassy: I would like to jump on its face - dare I say it? - arms and legs. So I'm bear hugging this bear's face!
- X comes open.
- Bear hug! Arms and legs!
- This becomes a Brick Joke in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, when Sassy the cat (played by Pitr Strait) fights a real bear.
- All Scott Aiello's characters seem to slip into a British accent at some point.
- Many of the episodes end with the characters singing a movie theme together, often from a completely different film than the one they just played through.
- "Sixty-Nine" has pretty much become Jocelyn's Catchphrase. It comes full circle when she plays Bill S. Preston — who actually used that number as a Trust Password — in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
- A Narration Echo appears almost Once per Episode.
- The DM being treated like an In-Universe God.
- "Sever the spinal column!"
- "Miles away."
- The Stinger: Most episodes have a short Deleted Scene playing after the ending theme.
- Universal-Adaptor Cast: The players themselves are this, as each campaign has them portray characters from a different movie.
- Voices in One Room: Generally how the show is recorded, being a Tabletop Role-Playing Game series. However, this has become a Subverted Trope as of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic and the resulting lockdowns, which has forced the players to instead record it over Video Phone.
- Walking Disaster Area: If Joz Vammer participates in a campaign, she will end up killing somebody, destroying a city, or annihilating a universe, usually by accident.
- What If?: Basically the point of the entire show.