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« Reply #60 on: September 26, 2013, 03:13:23 PM »

Carrie, the trailer gives away all the major plot points. It might as well be plain texts that says, "We know you've seen this before so we won't try anything different."
I've been seeing the trailer for CARRIESISSY SPACEK may have been sexy, but no beauty.  Kind of a real girl face, even mousy.  This new "Carrie" is quite attractive.  I see car wreck, I see bucket o' mud (probably one of their "reimaginings"  Lookingup) maybe it just looks dark and it's still pig's blood.  Really?  When will remakers learn?  Maybe it'll be great...  Question

I see your point abut Sissy Spacek..she was sexy in that Mid-Western "girl-next-door" look-the peaches and cream country girl look.  She had lovely
 hair and seriously beautiful blue eyes, kind of that budding beauty look.
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« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2013, 06:24:00 PM »

Agree with AHD about that trailer. Still the film has Julianne Moore so perhaps it isn't all bad?....doesn't look particularly good from that trailer though.

Some more forgettable remakes that so do not come close to replacing the originals:

The Time Machine (2002)
War of the Worlds (2005)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
I Am Legend (2007)
Godzilla (1998)
Rollerball (2002)
The Haunting (1999)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
The Omen (2006)

Now who out there actually thinks of these films before the original versions? Out of them, I suspect only I Am Legend might get some votes over the original Last Man on Earth and Omega Man but certainly not from me, that's for sure.
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« Reply #62 on: September 28, 2013, 07:14:10 PM »


The Omen (2006)

Great shout. Another one for the 'how did they possibly think they'd even come close to the original?' stack.
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« Reply #63 on: September 28, 2013, 07:58:45 PM »

Agree with AHD about that trailer. Still the film has Julianne Moore so perhaps it isn't all bad?....doesn't look particularly good from that trailer though.

Some more forgettable remakes that so do not come close to replacing the originals:

The Time Machine (2002)
War of the Worlds (2005)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
I Am Legend (2007)
Godzilla (1998)
Rollerball (2002)
The Haunting (1999)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
The Omen (2006)

Now who out there actually thinks of these films before the original versions? Out of them, I suspect only I Am Legend might get some votes over the original Last Man on Earth and Omega Man but certainly not from me, that's for sure.
Believe it or not, I felt WAR OF THE WORLDS (that's the SPIELBERG one, right?) had merit and was a bit disturbing, with some great visuals (all the flags were reminiscent of a terrible time).. the rest I've mostly seen and you're right.  They're sh!t. 
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« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2013, 06:01:17 AM »

King Kong 1976 is my #1 favorite remake.





Really? I saw it at the movie house when it came out.
No dinosaurs-just a really lame snake.
The only remakes I have seen that were worth a f**k were Carpenters The THING,the  1978  INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (which gave a nod to the original with Kevin McCarthy running down the street screaming "Your next! Your next!"),and Hammer's reboot of the Kharis mummy films-Christopher Lee was the scareist mummy EVER.
Movies like LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT are best left undone. With all the torture movies out there now-who gives a f**k.It's a joke
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« Reply #65 on: September 29, 2013, 04:34:03 PM »

Merch, do you like The Fly? the Jeff Goldblum remake I mean... don't think I've ever seen anyone say they prefer the 50's original (which I've never seen)
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« Reply #66 on: September 29, 2013, 08:34:21 PM »

They're actually two very different films. The 50s Fly film is more fun, a few scares here and there, perhaps a few black humor moments too, plus some gross out moments while the 80s remake is I'd argue more terrifying and perhaps even grosser.

I thought the 1988 Blob remake was pretty decent too even if I do prefer the original. Can't think of too many remakes after 1990 that were particularly good.
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« Reply #67 on: September 30, 2013, 05:53:39 PM »

no, me neither...

http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/upcoming-movie-remakes/
just found this list from 2010 of planned remakes. a few were slated for this  year which we haven't seen yet... Mad Max, Pet Cemetary, Point Break
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« Reply #68 on: October 03, 2013, 12:53:15 AM »

Agree with AHD about that trailer. Still the film has Julianne Moore so perhaps it isn't all bad?....doesn't look particularly good from that trailer though.

Some more forgettable remakes that so do not come close to replacing the originals:

The Time Machine (2002)
War of the Worlds (2005)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
I Am Legend (2007)
Godzilla (1998)
Rollerball (2002)
The Haunting (1999)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
The Omen (2006)

Now who out there actually thinks of these films before the original versions? Out of them, I suspect only I Am Legend might get some votes over the original Last Man on Earth and Omega Man but certainly not from me, that's for sure.
Believe it or not, I felt WAR OF THE WORLDS (that's the SPIELBERG one, right?) had merit and was a bit disturbing, with some great visuals (all the flags were reminiscent of a terrible time).. the rest I've mostly seen and you're right.  They're sh!t. 


I'll second you, AHD.  I am not a big Cruise fan, but I thought the War of the Worlds remake had merit.    HOOOOOOONK!   Zap.    People getting blasted out of their shoes.  The visuals worked.  Now, there was another remake... I only saw the trailer.  It looked like the bad kind of bad.

I, for one, completely hated the Jackson King Kong remake.  It represented what you get when you mostly don't rein in Jackson's excesses --  poor pacing, subpar gratuitousness.    Either go full on unrestrained Jackson (Bad Taste) or better-restrained (LotR).   

Godzilla remake...  Completely, 100% do not remember it.  And wasn't there a 1985 one too?    I know I saw it, but I don't remember a thing. 
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« Reply #69 on: October 03, 2013, 11:36:56 AM »

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I, for one, completely hated the Jackson King Kong remake.  It represented what you get when you mostly don't rein in Jackson's excesses --  poor pacing, subpar gratuitousness.    Either go full on unrestrained Jackson (Bad Taste) or better-restrained (LotR).   
I'm with you on that one.  I didn't want a "cute" King Kong.  I didn't want one that was relate-able.  I liked the old version.  He was a wild animal that panicked and rampaged because that's what wild animals do when they're scared and angry.  They don't have funny ice skating scenes.

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« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2013, 10:56:57 PM »

I know some liked it but I hated the Halloween (2007) remake. Thought King Kong was just OK. In fact, I also prefer the 70s film version over that one. None compares to the original IMO though.
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« Reply #71 on: October 05, 2013, 12:34:33 AM »

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I, for one, completely hated the Jackson King Kong remake.  It represented what you get when you mostly don't rein in Jackson's excesses --  poor pacing, subpar gratuitousness.    Either go full on unrestrained Jackson (Bad Taste) or better-restrained (LotR).   
I'm with you on that one.  I didn't want a "cute" King Kong.  I didn't want one that was relate-able.  I liked the old version.  He was a wild animal that panicked and rampaged because that's what wild animals do when they're scared and angry.  They don't have funny ice skating scenes.

Yeah, I don't know what is up with liberal Hollywood giving our movie villains "feelings" nowadays. Joss Whedon is reportedly doing the same with one of my favorite Marvel villains, Ultron, in the upcoming Avengers 2 movie. One of the most endearing qualities of Ultron in the comic books was that he was a heartless bastard. I don't care what he is "feeling" or what made him that way. I mean, did we care how Satan got to be so bad in the Bible? Hell no! None of us cared that God kicked Satan out of heaven for being a bad angel. All we cared about was that Satan was a badass.

Silly liberal Hollywood will never get it right. A conservative Hollywood would leave comic book villains just the way they are: bad. With a healthy dose of God, guns, and girls thrown in, the good ol' American way!
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« Reply #72 on: October 17, 2013, 03:58:39 AM »

So last night the remake of The Karate Kid was on TV. I never had any intention of watching it, but I thought what the hey.

This is well up there as one of the silliest. The thing that makes NO sense to me if the fact that the kid is learning Kung Fu and not karate. I'm not all that clued up on martial arts, but I have always been under the impression that the two are different? I could be wrong.

All this and it's 2 HOURS AND 20 MINS LONG!!!!!!!
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« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2013, 07:28:53 AM »

the one with Will Smith's son? he just annoys me, lol

Other day I was looking through DVD's in the shop  and saw this



I haven't seen it, but I'm sticking it here anyway. that's how convinced I am of its pointlessness. (unless anyone can prove otherwise)
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« Reply #74 on: October 17, 2013, 08:26:33 AM »

the one with Will Smith's son? he just annoys me, lol


Thats the one and I couldn't agree more.
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