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#41 soho2chelsea

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:01 PM

Can I just add that the remake of the "Haunting" was awful in principle and TERRIBLE in execution? Anyone who hasn't seen the old movie really should. The CZJ version was just on TV today and I saw a few minutes of it. Cringeworthy. Whereas the original was one of the scariest movies I ever saw as a kid, and still scares me today!
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 07:31 AM

^^^Funny you should mention CZJ. I saw an ad on TV the other night for her latest, No Reservations. It's a remake of a really wonderful, sweet German film that I highly recommend, called Bella Martha. I know, German films are usually depressing, but this one was awesome, an all-time favorite. I came here to lament. :( I just realized there's no smiley for a keening wail--any chance we can get one?

*Flattered that my please-do-not-remake-my-favorite-movies list met with approval.* :unsure:

#43 chibimaru

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 05:21 AM

How about they don't remake anything that was ever made that was slightly memorable in anyway? Also how about they don't rape, I mean remake, any successful foreign movies and people learn to read subtitles so they can appreciate the real thing? However I have one exception. I have heard that some idiots are planning to remake a Japanese film called Battle Royale, which if you have never heard of, it is basically an extreme exploration of the generation gap. Teenagers have become so feral that in order to control them a reality show is devised where one class per year (i think) is sent to an island, fitted up with exploding tracking devices on their neck, given a package with a random weapon or tool, and ordered to fight to the death, as only one can win. I think this is a great idea for a remake, except in the form of an actual reality show, as long as Paris, that dog fighting douche and other assorted wastes of space like them are the contestants! Sorry too evil? :D

#44 tyler

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 02:31 PM

Not a remake, but a re-cut.
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BLADERUNNER


It's hard to believe, but there have already been three different versions of Ridley Scott's landmark sci-fi thriller "Blade Runner" released in some form or another. There was the 1982 theatrical version that featured Harrison Ford's controversial character narration as Deckard and the Deckard-Rachael (Sean Young) "happy ending" escape. The version most people saw was the cut that was released on home video and played on cable up until 1992. It was actually the international version that was unrated and featured extended action sequences.

After years of rumors about the ending, Scott released a 1992 director's cut in which he removed the Ford narration and the "happy ending" and added the infamous "unicorn" sequence, which suggested that Deckard was a replicant as well -- all how he originally intended the movie to be cut. Most recently, though, a rare version of the film was found in the Warner Bros. archives that was radically different in more ways than can be described here. Confused? Don't be, because Scott and Warner Bros. have now teamed up on a new "Blade Runner: Final Cut" just in time for the film's 25th anniversary. This new "definitive" version, according to Scott, contains added and extended scenes, new and cleaner special effects, and that all-important 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio. And it should be the version you judge the film by.

Scott's legendary career includes "Alien," "Legend," "Thelma & Louise" and the Oscar-winning "Gladiator," but "Blade Runner" arguably still stands as his greatest artistic achievement. Scott came down to speak to the fans at San Diego's Comic-Con this past weekend and spent hours indulging questions from the press. This work on a new "Final Cut" all came to be after the Santa Monica Film Festival asked for a print of the movie. Someone in Warner Bros.' archives found a 65-millimeter print of the movie that it turns out had been the last preview version of the film (Scott recalls them "previewing it to death").

"It started off with Vangelis music and a little bit of Jerry Goldsmith's, and at the end of it, people sort of sat there flabbergasted, thinking, 'Wait a minute, that's not the film I remember,'" Scott says. "That's what really created this interest and also showed the studio there is a lot of interest still in this film."

Although Scott had come off "Alien" and thousands (as he puts it) of award-winning TV commercials, he wasn't prepared for all the "cooks" who wanted a say in the editing of "Blade Runner." The producers and studio executives had forced the new ending and voice-over (which angered Ford for years), and Scott says he just didn't have the energy to fight it at the time.

"There was a lot of hell and I think I did get cross doing it and making it," Scott recalls. "But out of it came, remarkably, a film that still stands on its own legs after 25 years. It gets better as it gets older."

"Blade Runner: The Final Cut" opens in New York and Los Angeles Oct. 5. It debuts on DVD Dec. 18.

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#45 iluvgossip

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:05 AM

I might get booed for this, but... I really liked Rob Zombie's Halloween remake *runs and hides* I really like the original, and I love it's authentic 70's feel. But the re-make adds to the story, it delves deeper into Michael's childhood. I don't want to give too much away so I'll leave it at that, but does anyone agree with me? Anyone? :unsure:

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:39 AM

OK, one remake I did like was Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid & Natasha Richardson. I love the original with Hayley Mills, but I thought the remake was just as "Disney cute" as the original.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:49 PM

I might get booed for this, but... I really liked Rob Zombie's Halloween remake
*runs and hides*

I really like the original, and I love it's authentic 70's feel. But the re-make adds to the story, it delves deeper into Michael's childhood. I don't want to give too much away so I'll leave it at that, but does anyone agree with me? Anyone? :unsure:


I haven't seen it, but I want to. I haven't heard good things, though, so I'm glad to hear you liked it!

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:04 PM

I hope the remakes of Dallas and the Women never make it to the screen.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:46 PM

I hear you iluvgossip. I really liked the remake of Halloween as well. I think I liked I liked it because it was semi-remake instead of a word for word exact same remake which probably would have sucked. This was almost like a whole new movie but with hints of the original.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:41 AM

I hear you iluvgossip. I really liked the remake of Halloween as well. I think I liked I liked it because it was semi-remake instead of a word for word exact same remake which probably would have sucked. This was almost like a whole new movie but with hints of the original.


That's exactly right- it adds to the story instead of being a word-for-word copy. It gives you more instead of just being a re-hash. Perhaps if all remakes did that, they wouldn't have such a bad reputation. Although, as I'm sure was the point of starting this thread, some films just can't be improved upon.
Then again, I'm sure there are plenty of original Halloween fanatics that wouldn't give the new one a chance.

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:31 PM

I see that Nicole Kidman is filming a movie called Lady from Shanghai.
the original with Orson Wells and Rita Hayworth is a bit weird, but there's no way that they can remake that film and have it come off today....

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:03 AM

Naomi Watts Perched on 'Birds' Remake
Martin Campbell is negotiating to fill Hitchcock's shoes

October 19, 2007


Naomi Watts, who starred in the hit remake of "King Kong," is about to go ape over Universal's fresh take on "The Birds."

The long-gestating pic has been set up through Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes shingle for some time and Watts involvement is also familiar news, but "The Birds" is beginning to take form, with Martin Campbell in negotiations to direct.

The new "Birds" will return to the Daphne du Maurier short story that spawned Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic. That film starred Tippie Hedren as a spoiled socialite who runs afoul (or should that be "a-fowl") of some particularly vicious birds in the coastal town of Bodega Bay.

Stiles White and Juliet Snowden wrote the most recent draft of the script.

While nearly every other film in Hollywood is attempting to rush into production before a possible strike, Variety says that "The Birds" remake is in no such hurry.

Watts, next appearing in "Funny Games," is shooting "The International" with Clive Owen and has also committed to an adaptation of adaptation of Amy Sutherland's "Kicked, Bitten and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premiere School for Exotic Animal Trainers," set up at First Look.

For his part, Campbell is attached to 20th Century Fox's "Unstoppable" and Paramount's "36." His most recent credit was the hit James Bond reboot "Casino Royale."
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:36 PM

I see that Nicole Kidman is filming a movie called Lady from Shanghai.
the original with Orson Wells and Rita Hayworth is a bit weird, but there's no way that they can remake that film and have it come off today....


First, The Women, now Lady From Shanghai?!! Did Hollywood just collectively run out of new ideas?
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 02:56 PM

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This has got to be a joke. Michelle Pfeiffer is quoted as saying that she's been offered a role in a remake of "Grease" and that Jessica Simpson has been asked to play Sandy. Did hell freeze over and I didn't get the memo?

She said, "It's a great idea and I hear they would like to get Jessica Simpson for the role of Sandy, she would be good. I would love to play the school principal. She is fun and has some great put-down lines. I think I would like the part now that I have been asked."

Jessica Simpson?! Bitch is too old! Michelle Pfeiffer NOW would make a better Sandy.

Michelle also starred in Grease 2 and says she regrets making it. "I hated that film with a vengeance and could not believe how bad it was. At the time I was young and didn't know any better."

Grease 2 is the greatest movie she ever made and she shouldn't have any regrets. Grease 2 is a masterpiece! " I want a cool rider, a cool cool cool cool rider. I want a cool rider, a cool cool cool cool rider. I want a c-oo-l r-i-d-e-r."

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:10 AM

Butler escapes 'New York' remake
Actor exits film due to creative differences
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By MICHAEL FLEMING

Before they shot a frame of film, Gerard Butler escaped "Escape From New York," the remake of the John Carpenter film.

Right after his turn as the Spartan in "300," Butler made a deal to play Snake Plissken in a film bought at auction by New Line. He left for creative differences. New Line is persevering: studio has brought Jonathan Mostow in to rewrite, with an option to direct.

Butler just began production on Lakeshore's "Game," which Lionsgate will distribute. He'll next be seen starring in the Richard LaGravanese-directed "P.S., I Love You," the Guy Ritchie-directed "Rock N Rolla," and Fox-Walden's "Nim's Island."
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:04 AM

Jennifer Connelly Joins 'Earth' Remake
Keanu Reeves will star in 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'

November 6, 2007

Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly will take the female lead in the 20th Century Fox remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

Fellow Oscar winner Kathy Bates is also set to join former Oscar presenter Keanu Reeves in the update of the 1951 Robert Wise classic.

Reeves is taking on the Michael Rennie role as Klaatu, a humanoid alien who arrives on Earth with his indestructible robot Gort. Klaatu's mission is to warn the Earth's leaders that an alien race will annihilate them if they don't make up and play nice.

Connelly will take on the role played by Patricia Neal in the original.

Scott Derrickson ("The Exorcism of Emily Rose") is directing the remake with production beginning in December. The film will hit theaters in December 2008.

Connelly is currently working on the ensemble comedy "He's Just Not That Into You." She can currently be seen in "Reservation Road," if you live in one of the cities the film is showing, while her 2006 credits include "Blood Diamond" and "Little Children."
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:35 AM

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"Prom Night" is one of my favorite horror movies from the 80s and of course Hollyweird has to go and eff it up. Here's the poster for the upcoming remake which stars Brittany Snow, Johnathon Schaech and some nobodies. The original starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielsen.

It's basically about these two hot chicks and these two dudes that were involved with the death of a young girl. Years later a crazed killer comes to seek revenge on the teens during their prom night.

Why can't Hollywood come up with new shit? They always have to ruin the classics. Not only are they effing with "Prom Night," but they are also remaking "April Fool's Day" for 2008. Not right.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:21 AM

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It's no secret that NBC is planning to ruin one of my favorite TV shows of all-time, Kath & Kim. It was announced a while ago that Molly Shannon was going to play Kath, but I hoped that maybe things would fall through and it would never happen. I would wake up and it would be a distant memory. Unfortunately, this isn't happening. Selma Blair is in talks to play Kim. NO!!!!

Kath & Kim is a hilarious Australian comedy about the dysfunctional relationship between a mother (Kath) and daughter (Kim). The two actresses that play Kath & Kim are basically the same age. They also play other roles. You can catch it on the Sundance channel. This shit is genius.

I like Molly and I like Selma, but I don't like them fucking with Kath & Kim. Besides Selma has better things to do. Who the hell is going to play the "neurotic" supporting friend in romantic comedies? Selma is the only one that can do this, so she simply doesn't have time for TV.

I'm waiting for the American version of "Nighty Night." It's coming and it won't be pretty.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 12:12 PM

What A Nightmare

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"Nightmare on Elm Street" is getting butchered. Variety reports that Michael Bay is currently putting together a remake of the classic horror film. This isn't a sequel or prequel, it's a straight-up remake. Just like the recent Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. They are aiming for a May start.

It's unlikely that the original Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund, will return. They will most likely cast somebody else in the role. Can I recommend Joan Van Ark? No mask needed!

They better bring back Heather Langenkamp! She's probably like 60 now, but her career needs to be resurrected!

This movie will suck hedgehog nuts, but it will most likely makes tons of dough. People will see fucking anything. Me included.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 12:15 PM

Michael Bay is remaking it? Oh god. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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