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Whenever a movie studio announces plans for another remake, the reaction among fans and pundits is always the same: Hollywood doesn't have any new ideas.
But we like to look on the bright side of things, which is why we're so happy when we hear of a cool remake or reboot. Hey, who needs new ideas when there are already so many great old ideas waiting to be rediscovered?
With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 50 — that's right, 50! — upcoming Hollywood remakes that tickle our fancy. Because if these films were good the first time, you never know, you might just enjoy them even more the second time around. Get More »
Reboots are an interesting beast. If they're done right (see: Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" series) they're a fantastic mix of classic film nostalgia and modern movie excitement. And if they're done wrong, well, everybody dumps on them as being unnecessary. When it comes to rebooting Chevy Chase's films, though, there's one person who knows exactly how to do it right.
And that person is... Chevy Chase? Get More »
"I have to say my all-time favorite is 'Fletch.' I've gotta start out with 'Fletch.'
"It's a classic one-liner comedy, brilliantly delivered by Chevy Chase. I mean, there's drugs, scandal and Chevy! What else could you want in a comedy?
"And, more recently, I also like 'Old School.' That's a good one.
"I knew it was good about five minutes in, but then it just keeps getting better. I like it when Will Ferrell gets the tranquilizer dart in his neck. Oh my God, that is so funny. I rewound it so many times when I first saw that, I was literally crying I was laughing so hard."
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Warner Bros. is about to attempt what no creative team has been able to do for more than a decade: revive the "Fletch" franchise.
Since 2000, a slew of actors and filmmakers have been trying to turn around a sequel/reboot of the classic comedy mystery franchise, based on an award-winning series of novels by Gregory McDonald. Chevy Chase embodied the bumbling detective first in the 1985 film "Fletch" and again in 1989's "Fletch Lives." The property has always been a priority, but a sequel has notoriously never come to fruition.
Starting in 2000, recent rabble-rouser Kevin Smith attempted to bring an adaptation of "Fletch Won" to life for Miramax, with familiar faces like Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon all up for filling Chase's shoes. Then came "Scrubs"-creator Bill Lawrence, whose Zach Braff-starring version quickly pittered out. Get More »