Posts Tagged ‘remake’
Both an affront to the original and a worthy successor, "Ghostbusters" succeeds on the strength of its leads.
This rejiggering of the 1982 classic is reminiscent of “Poseidon” or 2005’s “The Amityville Horror” — a significantly shorter simulacrum that works on its own single-serving terms.
"Never slow your roll," Annie is told in this modern-day update. Here's hoping Quvenzhané Wallis heeds the advice, too. She's all that treats instead of tricks.
NBC's remake of Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" feels more like a cheesy Lifetime movie with an inflated budget than a serious horror film.
Neither aggressively bad nor particularly good, the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie reeks of producer Michael Bay but doesn't totally suck.
A dishonest character choice sets "Scarface" back, but it's still a bleakly funny, compulsively watchable template for the criminal deconstruction of the American Dream.
If the serial killer were anybody but Elijah Wood, I may have been able to take "Maniac" more seriously. But, alas, Frodo has a pretty low intimidation factor.
A sullied, hollow shell of a remake with little to offer aside from slash-and-gash special effects.
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This Canadian comedy is so primed for its American remake, it's practically American itself.
Fast-moving & technically astute, this update of America under siege trades less on U.S. anxiety than bankability its stars acquired as the film sat on shelves.
A dull, listless film with its heart in the right place but ultimately having no reason for existence.
What is the American take on the material? Pretty much the same you have already seen.
Tight and taut, "Dragon Tattoo" won't surprise you with new information but should engage and entertain you all the same.