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ReThink Review: RoboCop (2014) -- A Drone By Any Other Name

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With a film so beloved, I guess it's inevitable that there would be a remake. But instead of being a toothless, needless, sanitized imitation, I'm happy to report that the new RoboCop is willing to make significant changes and swing even harder at its political commentary.

Can a Little Movie Get Some Love?

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's everything you need to know about what's wrong with the movie industry today: This week, three remakes of movies that didn't need remakes -- or weren't very good in the first place -- will open on thousands of screens: Robocop, Endless Love and About Last Night.

ReThink Review: Carrie - Fresh Eyes (and Blood) on a Remade Horror Classic

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Carrie has been remade, prompting many to ask why anyone would bother remaking a film that's still referenced today and is widely considered to be a horror classic. But here's the thing -- I don't really care about that since I've never seen the original Carrie.

Outland Sci-Fi Remake, What's The Hold Up?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

In just the past few weeks I've found out the classic science fiction film Outland was slated for a remake. Then afterwards I checked further info about the remake of the film that starred Sean Connery, which all pertaining articles seeming to corroborate two facts.

Hollywood: Killing Originality Daily

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This was originally going to be a piece about how wrong it was for Will Smith to remake The Wild Bunch. But that metastasized into an idea about remak...

Deliver Us From Stupid Hollywood Films

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At this point in movie history, the Hollywood studios are to movies what McDonald's is to cuisine: a factory producing products that are nearly identical in their lack of depth, quality or concern for the viewing audience's intellect.

'Sympathy' For Charlize Theron

EW.com | Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment

First "Oldboy," now "Lady Vengeance." Charlize Theron has been cast for years as fierce women warrior types, and she’s ready to take on another i...

Which US Remakes Of UK Shows Got It Right?

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 08.20.2012 | TV

Television history is littered with failed US adaptations of UK shows. Between "Skins" and "Coupling," "The IT Crowd," "Fawlty Towers," "Life on Mars,...

ReThink Review: Total Recall - Down the Memory Hole

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Did anyone ask for a remake of Total Recall, the 1990 futuristic sci-fi film about memory implantation and Mars starring Arnold Schwarzenegger? Yeah, me neither, but that's what we've got.

The Remake of Total Recall Is Totally Uncalled For

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.05.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Total Recall presented Arnold in his action star mode and the movie was a modest success. Still it wasn't a big enough hit to justify a remake some twenty years later. But remake it they did and now Colin Farrell is the star.

Christopher Rosen

How Soon Is Too Soon For A Hollywood Remake?

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment

As the old adage goes, “There are no new stories; it all depends on how you handle them.” Or, how you make audiences want to buy another ticket. R...

How to Remake Jumanji

Marion Johnson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
Marion Johnson

There's still ample potential for this movie, so let's not count it out yet.

Beatles 2? New 'Titanic 3-D'? Make It Stop!

Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

Madonna is at the top of the Billboard charts, "Titanic" may be the highest-grossing movie of the week and "The Mummy," Twins, "Dumb and Dumber," "Summer School," "Anchorman," "Top Gun," "Total Recall" and even "Phantom of the Opera" are either getting sequels or being remade. Nothing is new, and that's sad.

Recreating Famous Works Of Art

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

Adobe partnered with Booooooom to create a contest that seems ready-made for the internet. The challenge: Recreate a classic work of art. Scores of pe...

Shock! 8 Classic Films To Be Remade

Posted 01.10.2012 | Fifty

In the last month and a half, two Hollywood remakes -- Screen Gems' "Straw Dogs" and Universal's "The Thing" -- tanked at the box office, earning back...

Weekend Box Office: Real Steel and Footloose Square Off to a Near-tie

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.16.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In a somewhat surprising turn, Real Steel repeated at the top of the box office, defeating a Footloose remake and a prequel to The Thing.

Is The 'Footloose' Remake Better Than The Original?

Posted 12.11.2011 | Home

BY CHRISTY LEMIRE, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — For anyone who grew up in the 1980s, merely a mention of the movie musical "Footloose" will...

5 Movies That Shouldn't Exist

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home

AP/LOS ANGELES — This is one of those weeks is which five choices aren't nearly enough. We're talking about unnecessary remakes, which pretty much m...

Classic 80s Movies Hollywood Hasn't Ruined -- Yet

Una LaMarche | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Una LaMarche

The way to do a remake right, as evidenced by the 2004 monstrosity Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, is to give it a colon, a subtitle, and a plot preferably set outside U.S. borders. This alerts the potential viewer to the fact that it will suck.

PHOTOS: Anchorman XXX Parody Begins Production

Posted 07.17.2011 | Comedy

It took seven years, but adult film company New Sensations is finally getting around to cashing in on all of the 70s kitsch in 2004's "Anchorman" by m...

Why Remake Arthur?

Richard Karpala | Posted 06.08.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Karpala

If you want an introduction to Arthur, my recommendation is to rent the original. But if you'd rather see someone else imitate what Dudley Moore did 30 years ago, then see this new film instead.

The Wizard of Oz Remake

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Campion

If there is a piece of suitably untouchable Americana, a seminal work of art and a signature expression of a particular time and place in its creation, it would be The Wizard of Oz.

Don't Mess With Three Stooges or John Wayne

Scott Mehno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mehno

The #1 sure sign that American culture is on the fritz and fading fast are announcements touting such heretical movie re-dos in the name of Hollywood hipness.