Tagged: Remakes

VIDEO: RoboCop (2014)

Yes, the one time Sofie goes to the theaters expecting to see a terrible remake, and it turns out to be bloody competent! The RoboCop remake is a decent flick. It has some flaws to be sure, but it’s a fun watch with some genuinely clever moments and decent action.

Evil Dead (2013)

“Horror remakes are not generally well-liked. I realize that’s about as obvious an observation as noting that some people aren’t terribly fond of puppy-killing, but it’s true all the same.”

VIDEO: Frankenweenie (2012)

UPDATED Nov. 23, 2012 with commentary from Count Jackula and Horror Guru!

You know what’s awesome? Resurrecting dead pets. All this happens and more on this special black and white episode of Friday Night Fright Flicks, as Horror Guru and Count Jackula review Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie!

VIDEO: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

The Fear Fan is back with the last of his reviews of the Elm Street series! In this episode, see for yourself how a modern big-budget remake can somehow fail to be as technically proficient as a film made thirty years prior, and learn just why producer Michael Bay should stay the hell away from the world of horror movies.

VIDEO: The Wicker Man (2006)

Nicolas Cage famously goes apeshit in 2006’s The Wicker Man, the godawful remake of the 1973 horror classic. Cage is a cop who travels to Summersisle, an island with a matriarchal society that worships bees. He investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend’s daughter, and somehow ends up wearing a bear suit and punching women out.

VIDEO: The Mummy (1999)

Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are an adventurer and a librarian who team up in 1920s Egypt for an archaeological expedition, only to accidentally awake a high priest buried alive 3,000 years ago. Though it’s based on the 1932 Boris Karloff movie of the same name, it has just a tad more in common with the Indiana Jones films.

VIDEO: The Italian Job (2003)

The Special Relationship Part Four!

Sursum Ursa continues a series from long ago, where we compare British films against their U.S. remakes! In Part Four, Ursa looks at 1969’s The Italian Job with Michael Caine, versus the 2003 remake, er, “homage” starring Mark Wahlberg.

VIDEO: Never Say Never Again (1983)

“Mr. Mendo once again explores the world of subpar James Bond films with Never Say Never Again, featuring Sean Connery returning to the role of 007 after a 12 year absence. In the movie, Blofeld threatens to detonate two stolen nuclear warheads unless SPECTRE’s demands are met, which eventually leads to a massive underwater battle. And if that synopsis sounds familiar, it’s because Never Say Never Again was legally required to have the exact same plot as Thunderball.”

VIDEO: The Ladykillers (2004)

“It’s time once again for another episode of The Special Relationship, where Richard Murphy looks at American movie remakes that don’t quite live up to their British source material.In this episode, Richard watches the Ealing Studios 1955 British comedy The Ladykillers, starring Alec Guinness, Herbert Lom, and Peter Sellers, and stacks it up against the Coen Brothers’ remake starring Tom Hanks and Marlon Wayans! In the process, he plays the Kevin Bacon game and connects Marlon Wayans to Alec Guinness in six degrees or less. And you can play along at home!”