There are some really great remakes, among them The Fly, The Thing, The Departed, The Maltese Falcon, Ocean’s Eleven, Some 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?
(We’re going to get into spoilers for the new RoboCop almost immediately, so if that will bother you, feel free to turn back now.)
There’s a scene relatively early in Jose Padilha’s remake of RoboCop that left me legitimately shaken. Police officer Alex Murphy, gruesomely disfigured in a car bombing that was supposed to take his life, has been sold to the robotics company Omnicorp, which transforms… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: The 'RoboCop' Remake Is Almost a Really Good Movie
Don’t tell us remakes are the worst idea there is. A remake of a movie can be even more clever and necessary than a lot of the “original” movies that come out of Hollywood every year. Shakespeare made a historical career out of doing many remakes, which is the best arguement we have against the naysayers.
Of course it does seem frustrating when you have a weekend… Continue reading Which 1980s Movies Still Need a Fresh Remake?
Apparently, there is going to be a “Point Break” remake (we had kind of… Continue reading Keanu Reeves Rules Out 'Point Break' Remake Return
Filmmakers seem to have countless motivations for taking a trip back to the cinematic well. Whether it’s for the sake of revitalizing a classic movie with a more contemporary cast (such as George Clooney and company stepping in for the Rat Pack in Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven), reverently reminding moviegoers of a cinematic milestone (De Laurentiis’ and Jackson’s respective updates of King Kong) or bringing an influential foreign film into the… Continue reading Infographic: Original vs. Remake -- Which Does Better at the Box Office?