Topic: Remakes and Sequels

How to Make a Successful Hollywood Remake

How to Make a Successful Hollywood Remake

I have spent a lot of time lately bitching about how sick I am of remakes. I realize this. But I have news for you guys: I saw a recently-released remake this week. AND I LIKED IT. The movie in question was Fright Night, which I will admit I mostly saw for David Tennant. But you know what? It’s a really well-done remake, an in addition to arriving the at the conclusion that my friends and I would probably survive much longer in a horror movie than the average character, I also think there’s a lot we can take away from the new Fright Night about how to successfully remake a movie. So what needs to happen in order to make a remake work? Well, how’s this for starters?: More »

Terrible Summer Movie Sequels Need A Drink(ing Game)

Terrible Summer Movie Sequels Need A Drink(ing Game)

It’s summer. That means that it’s the time of summer movies. Many of these movies will be terrible; and yet, we will all go see them anyway. This is a strange phenomenon that scientists have yet to figure out. In the meantime, though, all of these terrible movies can be made much more palatable with the judicious application of alcohol. Also, not that this game is applicable to any sequel to any movie that has already come out or will be coming out in the near future: Pirates 4, The Hangover: Part II, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, and so on and so forth. Now pick your poison, head to the cinema, and hope for the best! More »