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  Buffy the Vampire Slayer Remake
Posted by: Christine on May 26th, 2009 1 Comment »

buffy-slayer-movie-posterAccording to Empire Online, the rights-holders to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer property would like to bring it to the big screen again. Her story needs a reboot, they say, but for some reason they don’t think involving Joss Whedon is necessary.

While I’d love to see a revival of the Buffy franchise, the whole “leaving Whedon out” thing is worrisome. After all, most of my generation never even saw the original Buffy movie until after we had been watching the TV series for several seasons. To us, Whedon’s Buffy IS the original Buffy.

More news should surface on this eventually, or (hopefully) it will fade out as the bad idea that was never meant to be.

  It Coming Back to Theaters? Why?
Posted by: Mike on Mar 13th, 2009 Leave a Comment »

Of all the movies that absolutely don’t need a remake.  Of all the movies that shouldn’t be touched, they pick It to remake?  What the hell is wrong with the people in Hollywood?

You wouldn’t repaint the Mona Lisa, would you?
You wouldn’t rebuild the Eiffel Tower, would you?
You wouldn’t paint the White House another color, would you?
You wouldn’t straighten the leaning tower of Piza, would you?

Then why would you remake something as untouchable?

Unless Tim Curry plays Pennywise, I’m boycotting.  Absolutely unnecessary.

  Why, Oh Why, Oh Why?
Posted by: Christine on Jul 24th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Various sources are reporting that MTV has optioned the rights to remake the classic cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This is possibly the worst move MTV has made since they stopped broadcasting music videos 24/7. Rocky Horror isn’t just some movie that can be remade. It’s an event. It’s a bonding experience. You either get it or you don’t. My husband hates it. My college roommates and I bonded over the love of the movie. I grew up watching it with my Mom and Aunt (who were both at the 10th Anniversary showing in New York City) and making toast, grabbing rolls of toilet paper, and remembering when to yell “Slut!”

There is no way that MTV can make a good movie out of this. No one could play Dr. Frank-N-Furter like Tim Curry. His performance was nothing short of iconic. It’d be like suggesting someone else play Pennywise in a remake of Stephen King’s It. The two roles – hell, the two movies – rely on Curry’s talent to make them what they are.

On the other hand, while there are probably actors or unknowns that could step in to play Brad and Janet (originally played by Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon), MTV will undoubtedly cast Zac Efron or someone else equally ridiculous as the clueless Brad and Jaime Lynn Spears (fresh from breastfeeding) to play the not-so-innocent Janet. Ugh – gag.

For the first time, I’m finding myself wishing for a writers/actors/producers/cameramen strike just so this movie doesn’t get made.

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