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Over the last few years, we've seen a ton of movie reboots coming out of Hollywood. Many hardcore fans groan in protest when a new one gets announced, but there's always enough curiosity that there's no reason to stop making them. With "Carrie" hitting theaters today and new "Godzilla" and "Robocop" films still in the works, it certainly doesn't seem like we'll see any less of them going forward. The team over at The Verge has put together a particularly awesome infographic that details the trends in reboot culture and what properties we could be seeing brand new on the big screen in the near future.
The most interesting thing that's pointed out here is that the reboots seem to be coming in cycles. Comic book film franchises, much like their source material, seem to reboot quicker than almost anything else. But, as the years have gone on, studios have had to go further and further back to find properties to relaunch. "Carrie" is a prime example, with this reboot coming nearly 40 years after the original.
It's no secret that foreign countries like to steal/borrow/remake movies from Hollywood and cash in from time to time. Pretty much every country that has a film industry has its own "Star Wars." And if you've never heard of the Turkish "E.T.," well, here. Heck, Hollywood borrows from overseas all the time, too. (See: "The Departed," "Oldboy," almost every horror movie of the last ten years.) Get More »
It's pretty common knowledge to movie buffs (or human beings with eyes) that "Jaws: The Revenge" is the literal equivalent of shark-jumping. Calling it a "flop" would be putting it lightly, considering the no good, very bad caper earned a 0% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and is widely considered one of the worst movies ever made. Even Michael Caine couldn't save the damn thing, and that guy is good.
But the editor of Dinosaur Boner (hello, and welcome to the internet) decided it was high time to give the movie the old recut trailer treatment, writing, "I tried to cut it as if it was a critically acclaimed indie film, instead of giant heap of trash. But to be fair, I've probably seen 'Jaws: The Revenge' over 10 times because it's one of my biggest guilty pleasure films."
As Twi-hards accept the coming of "Breaking Dawn – Part 2," the finale to "The Twilight Saga," it's difficult to imagine life without another installment of the Bella, Edward and Jacob love triangle on the horizon. What do we do to cope with the loss?
I'm sure some fans will try to go cold turkey — ripping down all their Team Edward posters and boxing up their sparkly vampire memorabilia — like some girls do trying to forget a painful ex-lover. Some will live in the past, like a former high school quarterback, insisting that the glory days are still here and any day now a new "Twilight" book will magically appear on bookstore shelves. Others will move on completely, taking the "best way to get over someone is to get under someone else" approach. Except that "someone" will be another YA series like "Mortal Instruments" or "Maximum Ride" and, like a rebound relationship, that won't work out in the end. As I've successfully argued before, nothing is the next "Twilight." Get More »
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 »
Following an homage on TV's "Glee," series creator Ryan Murphy may be taking "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in a new direction. According to Deadline.com, Murphy is being wooed by Fox 2000 to direct a feature-film remake of the 1975 cult classic.
The original flick – which starred Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as Janet and Brad, a newly engaged couple who turn up at the castle of campy Transylvanian transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) after their tire goes flat – went on to spawn interactive midnight screenings and still draws crowds today. Get More »