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scarface remakeWell, this is pretty cool: Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain, whose last film was the deeply brilliant (not to mention Academy Award-nominated) “No,” has been tasked with helming the upcoming big budget reboot of “Scarface” for Universal, according… Continue reading The 'Scarface' Remake Has a Director, and It's Not Who You'd Expect

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The “Point Break” remake has its Johnny Utah. But you’ve probably never heard of him.

The fresh face who will be donning a wetsuit (if the new… Continue reading The 'Point Break' Remake Finds Its Johnny Utah

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In this weekend’s battle of the ’80s remakes, “About Last Night” was the clear winner over “RoboCop” and “Endless Love.” The updated version of the 1986 romantic dramedy opened in second place (behind returning champ “The Lego Movie”) with a healthy $ 27.0 million, according to estimates. That was around the high end of what was predicted, but… Continue reading Box Office: 6 Ways 'About Last Night' Did the '80s Remake Right

Here’s your 4-day President’s Day Weekend box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. The Lego Movie – $ 48.8 million

2. About Last Night – $ 27.0 million

3. Robocop – $ 21.5 million

4. The Monuments Men – $ 15.0 million

5. Endless Love – $ 13.3 million

6. Ride Along – $ 8.7 million

7. Winter’s Tale – $ 7.7 million

8. Frozen – $ 5.8 million

9. Lone Survivor – $ 4.0

There are some really great remakes, among them The Fly, The Thing, The Departed, The Maltese Falcon, Ocean’s ElevenSome Like It Hot and Cape Fear. And there are some really terrible remakes, basically the majority of them. But there are plenty that are okay, maybe even good, and these tend to fall toward the negative side anyway due to the general thinking about their kind. 

I’ll lump the… Continue reading What Is the Most Underrated Remake?