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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #841 on: March 16, 2009, 09:25 AM »
I don't know if this warrants its own thread or not, so I thought I'd drop it in here.  I noticed this article at IGN discussing movies that should never be remade.  I was wondering what, if any, movies you feel should be left untouched and not remade?

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #842 on: March 16, 2009, 12:11 PM »
That's easy: most of them. 

Honestly, on principle I'm not a fan of most remakes in general.  There are some films that truly suck and would probably benefit from being remade if, and only if, they have a story and vision that would be improved by todays technology, writing or acting.  But most remakes just **** all over the original material without adding anything worthwhile.

I'm sure there are remakes that I've liked better than the original (assuming I've seen the original), or enjoyed not knowing it was a remake, but that doesn't mean I condone that sort of thing all the time.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #843 on: March 16, 2009, 12:54 PM »
Yeah, generally I'm not much for remakes either.  I guess the ones I don't mind are probably ones I don't notice, as the originals were either before my time, generally disliked, or I've just never seen them.  There's a number of movies on that list at IGN that would be tops on mine as well (Indy movies, Ghostbusters, etc.) as well as others that aren't mentioned (Star Wars, of course) that I just can't see anyone else in the roles of those respective franchises.  Now, if it were some sort of sequel (like the rumored Ghostbusters 3) that might have some/all of the old cast, or maybe a new group, I could see that in some instances - but not a direct remake.  On this same topic, I read something today saying that Will Smith is producing a remake of the Karate Kid, starring his son.  I don't know how far along that is, but I'm not sure how I feel about that either.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #844 on: March 16, 2009, 04:03 PM »
I don't keep up on all the upcoming movies, but was suprised to see previews over the weekend for Fast and Furious (note there's no the in the title).  Is this the movie that was supposed to be 2Fast 2Furious before Vin Diesel bailed for that horrible xXx movie?
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #845 on: March 17, 2009, 12:31 AM »
Bea Arthur in a silver spandex outfit, oh good lord! That should **** your mind up for a bit. :P

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #846 on: March 18, 2009, 12:28 PM »
Caught a real good flick this weekend through Netflix - Let the Right One In. I wasn't expecting much, since it's described as a Swedish vampire film, but it went above and beyond. It's moody, surreal, and even touching, with a little hint of gruesome. The two 12-year-old leads are outstanding. Definitely worthy of a look-see.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #847 on: March 19, 2009, 10:04 AM »
Moviefone's "Best Movies of the 80s" list, which like most of these lists has its fair share of head scratchers.  Empire makes the list at #4, Raiders is in the top spot, and E.T. ranks 20th (seems low).  ROTJ, the other Indy movies, the Goonies, and the 1989 Batman are all absent from the list of 40.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #848 on: March 24, 2009, 10:14 AM »
Another list, Yahoo's "100 Movies to See Before You Die".  A few notables on the list:  Star Wars (1977), Lord of the Rings (The Entire Trilogy), and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #849 on: March 24, 2009, 01:07 PM »
Another list, Yahoo's "100 Movies to See Before You Die"

I've got quite a bit of catching up to do -- I've only seen about 35 of those.  I'm watching "Witness" right now -- I always forget what a well-made film that is.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #850 on: March 24, 2009, 01:50 PM »
Another list, Yahoo's "100 Movies to See Before You Die"

I've got quite a bit of catching up to do -- I've only seen about 35 of those.  I'm watching "Witness" right now -- I always forget what a well-made film that is.

I have only seen 29 of them-

12 Angry Men
2001: Space Odyssey
Alien
Apocalypse Now
Blade Runner
Blazing Saddles
Die Hard
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Fast Times @ Ridgemont High
Goldfinger
Groundhog Day
Jaws
The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
M*A*S*H
The Matrix
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
National Lampoon's Animal House
Pulp Fiction
Raider of the Lost Ark
Schindler's List
The Silence of the Lambs
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
The Sound of Music
Star Wars
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Titanic
To Kill a Mockingbird
Toy Story
The Wizard of Oz
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #851 on: March 24, 2009, 04:05 PM »
I've seen 35 of the films but not necessarily 35 of what many would consider the more important movies from the list.   ;)

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #852 on: March 24, 2009, 04:29 PM »
I count 31 from that list.  A good mix of movies.  Though a couple should count as two or more movies.  Isn't Lawrence of Arabia like 4 hours long?  And the LOTR is over 6 right?  So that really should be counted as the three movies that it was released as...
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« Reply #853 on: March 24, 2009, 04:59 PM »
46.  Almost half-way there.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #854 on: March 24, 2009, 05:48 PM »
I'm at 52. Only 48 more to go! Netflix here I come.

1 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2 Alien (1979)
3 Annie Hall (1977)
4 Apocalypse Now (1979)
5 Blade Runner (1982)
6 Blazing Saddles (1974)
7 Blue Velvet (1986)
8 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
10 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
11 Die Hard (1988)
12 Do the Right Thing (1989)
13 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
14 The Exorcist (1973)
15 Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
16 The Godfather (1972)
17 The Godfather, Part II (1974)
18 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)
19 Goodfellas (1990)
20 The Graduate (1967)
21 Groundhog Day (1993)
22 It Happened One Night (1934)
23 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
24 Jaws (1975)
25 King Kong (1933)
26 The Lord of the Rings (2001)
27 M*A*S*H (1970)
28 The Matrix (1999)
29 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
30 National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
31 Network (1976)
32 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
33 Psycho (1960)
34 Pulp Fiction (1994)
35 Raging Bull (1980)
36 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
37 Rocky (1976)
38 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
39 Schindler’s List (1993)
40 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
41 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
42 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
43 Some Like It Hot (1959)
44 The Sound of Music (1965)
45 Star Wars (1977)
46 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
47 This is Spinal Tap (1984)
48 Titanic (1997)
49 Toy Story (1995)
50 The Usual Suspects (1995)
51 When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
52 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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