Tag: remakes

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters! Great. Guys or Gals?

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters! Great. Guys or Gals?
Yesterday, it was reported that Sony would be making a new all-guys Ghostbusters to be directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, written by Drew Pearce, and produced by and starring Channing Tatum.  If this news caught you a bit off guard, that’s to be expected.  After all, it comes hot on the heels of Sony’s... Read more »

Movie Review: RoboCop (2014)

Movie Review: RoboCop (2014)
ROBOCOP Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: In the year 2028, Detroit cop Alex Murphy is critically injured in an attempted homicide, but is brought back to the line of duty when the dubious folks at OmniCorp fit him with a robotic suit, making him half-man, half-robot.  All cop. Behind-the-Scenes: This is... Read more »

Movie Revue: The Counselor, Carrie, Escape Plan, Much Ado

Movie Revue: The Counselor, Carrie, Escape Plan, Much Ado
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. THE COUNSELOR.  Few things seem as sure a bet as a new movie starring Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender & Brad Pitt, directed by Ridley Scott, and written by No Country for Old Men’s Cormac... Read more »
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In Defense Of...Alfie (2004)

In Defense Of...Alfie (2004)
This is the fifth in a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time. Other films given the “In Defense Of” treatment include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, and Meet Joe Black. Chris Black famously joked at the 2004 Oscars, “Who is Jude Law? Why is he... Read more »

Movie Review - Arthur (**)

ARTHUR.  110 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Jason Winer.  Written by Peter Baynham. Most remakes don’t make a lick of sense.  Many, if not most, are pointless.  You can probably count on one hand the number of remakes that actually worked (The Departed, Dawn of the Dead, Father of the Bride, Ocean’s 11, The Thing, um…).... Read more »