Oh, RoboCop, it would have been so much easier if you were terrible.
I couldn’t help think that after leaving the theater last week, because no matter how skeptical I was of Jose Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s brutal 1987 film (which, I admit, is one of my favorite movies), I had to admit that, well… it wasn’t bad at all.
In fact, the biggest problem I… Continue reading The Geek Beat: When It Comes to Remakes, Can We Ever Truly Love a Pretender to the Throne
We live in an era of remakes. Most of them are big and obvious, like the impending release of RoboCop, a movie that dared tread upon ground that is sacred to movie geeks. Others don’t announce their origins quite so loudly or proudly. You can be guaranteed that many of the people who head out to see About Last Night this weekend don’t realize that it’s actually a remake… Continue reading Classic Comedies and the Remakes You Didn't Even Know Existed
The Lords of Salem
From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blo… Read More
Horror-meister Rob Zombie returns to theaters this weekend with an eerie new project titled “The Lords of Salem.” The film stars Zombie’s real-life wife, Sherri Moon (star of his “Devil’s Rejects” and “Halloween” remake), as a radio… Continue reading 'The Lords of Salem' Director Rob Zombie on Satanic Scares and 'Pointless' Remakes
Judging from the box office results of ‘Fright Night,’ ‘Conan the Barbarian,’ ‘Footloose’ and ‘The Thing,’ the ’80s are officially officially over. Not that Hollywood is concerned: just this week it was revealed that ‘The Cannonball Run’ may become the next ’80s classic to get the remake treatment, a decision that seems like the equivalent of an ostrich sticking its head in the sand. Isn’t it… Continue reading '90s Remakes Hollywood Should Consider