When I learned that the widely acclaimed Argentinian film, The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), was going to get an American remake, I felt perplexed, but not solely due to the usual mistrust one has for a remake's ability to best, or even do justice to, the original film.
Sci-fi is possibly the most hit-or-miss genre of film. Done right, it's a thing of beauty: tingling the senses and captivating the imagination. Done wrong, it's cold, tedious, or worse: campy schlock.
Life is short and fraught with tension. So, we should be able to just relax, and go to the movies, and spend $14.97 on popcorn
Long before his voice became an inescapable fixture on pretty much every one of your car radio's presets, Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Keidis was playing a surfer with attitude in the 1991 film "Point Break."
With a film so beloved, I guess it's inevitable that there would be a remake. But instead of being a toothless, needless, sanitized imitation, I'm happy to report that the new RoboCop is willing to make significant changes and swing even harder at its political commentary.
Here's everything you need to know about what's wrong with the movie industry today: This week, three remakes of movies that didn't need remakes -- or weren't very good in the first place -- will open on thousands of screens: Robocop, Endless Love and About Last Night.
Carrie has been remade, prompting many to ask why anyone would bother remaking a film that's still referenced today and is widely considered to be a horror classic. But here's the thing -- I don't really care about that since I've never seen the original Carrie.
In just the past few weeks I've found out the classic science fiction film Outland was slated for a remake. Then afterwards I checked further info about the remake of the film that starred Sean Connery, which all pertaining articles seeming to corroborate two facts.
Every day, however, it seems that yet another genuinely bad idea surfaces and is greeted with the kind of excitement once
At this point in movie history, the Hollywood studios are to movies what McDonald's is to cuisine: a factory producing products that are nearly identical in their lack of depth, quality or concern for the viewing audience's intellect.
First "Oldboy," now "Lady Vengeance." Charlize Theron has been cast for years as fierce women warrior types, and she’s ready
Television history is littered with failed US adaptations of UK shows. Between "Skins" and "Coupling," "The IT Crowd," "Fawlty
Did anyone ask for a remake of Total Recall, the 1990 futuristic sci-fi film about memory implantation and Mars starring Arnold Schwarzenegger? Yeah, me neither, but that's what we've got.
Total Recall presented Arnold in his action star mode and the movie was a modest success. Still it wasn't a big enough hit to justify a remake some twenty years later. But remake it they did and now Colin Farrell is the star.
Casino Royale (2006) Years between: 4 Reboot/remake worldwide gross: $676.4 million Just four years after Pierce Brosnan
There's still ample potential for this movie, so let's not count it out yet.