Tag Archive: Hollywood remakes

The Old and the New – Does Any of It Really Matter?

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I recently wrote an article about my disdain for Hollywood remakes and someone commented and said “I strongly suggest you step out of your age-ism and try really hard to recognize that the world we live in is not the one you grew up in.” Well, clearly I’m aware that the world we live in is not the one…

Some Movies Should Be Untouchable

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So, I turn on my computer the other day and what do I see on my news page?  Hollywood is remaking “The Thin Man” with Johnny Depp in the role of William Powell.  My jaw dropped because the six Thin Man movies are some of my and my husband’s favorites.  (He has them all on laserdiscs.) Now,…

Creativity Is In Short Supply

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It seems like every time I turn around, someone is remaking a movie or a tv show.  Superman, Batman, Charlie’s Angels, Bionic Woman, Hawaii Five-0, the Green Hornet, and The Munsters, to name a few.  The original 1933 King Kong is one of my husband’s favorite movies and “creative”Hollywood has already made two hideously bad remakes. …