Tag Archives: Remakes

“Murder on the Orient Express”(2017) – a gorgeous but slightly bumpy ride

Nutshell: Gorgeous visuals, a stellar cast, and a killer mystery adds up to a promising film. Though things tend to sputter midway through, and the plot focuses a bit too heavily on Poirot, it all gets wrapped up nicely.  Plus, … Continue reading

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#31in31 2017 – “The Blob (1988)”

“That’s great; I killed the strawberry jam.” Story: A meteor touches down near a small town.  Requisite stock character Old Man Hermit goes looking for it, and damn if it doesn’t stick to him.  Stick to him good.  A couple … Continue reading

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“It” floats just as well as the original

Nutshell: This reboot/remake of the 1990 TV miniseries has a different feel to it, but dammit if it doesn’t pack a punch.  A young cast full of poised-to-break-out stars, a director who knows how to handle the spooky, and a … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “It” reboot promises you’ll float too…

I loved Stephen King’s It. I loved Tim Curry as Pennywise in the 1990 TV adaptation. So I was creeped out in a bad way when I heard that It was going to be re-made. Why mess with perfection, amirite? … Continue reading

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#31in31 2016 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

Story: Recently engaged couple Brad (ASSHOLE!) and Janet (SLUT!) head to Frank N. Furter’s castle after their car breaks down. The Doctor is in…and working on a new project.  C’mon up to the lab, and see what’s on the slab. … Continue reading

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Pete’s Dragon: A Sweet, Soulful Surprise

Nutshell: while the start of the film may be scary for the very young, and the nemesis’s denouement feels like an inexplicable about-face, audiences of all ages will enjoy this tale of a boy, his dragon, and the family who … Continue reading

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“Ghostbusters” is good. Suck it, haters.

Nutshell: a remake will never re-capture the lightning in a bottle of a classic.  But this reboot has a certain charm and goofy fun all its own.  Sure, a strangely ill-used Hemsworth adds a certain je ne sais WTF.  But … Continue reading

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