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The 10 worst movie remakes of all time (Who ordered the Total Rehash?)
The Orange County Register ^ | August 2, 2012 | Barry Koltnow

Posted on 08/03/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT by EveningStar

With the opening Friday of "Total Recall," thoughts immediately turn to the subject of movie remakes...

Remakes are nothing new in Hollywood, although movie studios prefer to call them "reboots" or "re-imaginations." For some reason, the word "remake" has a negative connotation among moviegoers. Perhaps it's because it seems like a lazy and unimaginative way to make movies...

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; hollywood; moviereview; movies; remake; remakes; totalrecall
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To: Melas

I’ve never read that particular PKD story.


101 posted on 08/03/2012 4:40:13 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Psycho_Bunny

you’re right on that, however i did enjoy the last version, believe it was 2006? well done and followed the original fairly well.

Blessings, bobo


102 posted on 08/03/2012 4:49:25 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Psycho_Bunny
No. Jackson’s remake was crap and should have been on this list.

ummm...it was on the list.

103 posted on 08/03/2012 4:52:58 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: mass55th

The Thing with Kurt Russell was a great remake.


104 posted on 08/03/2012 4:55:20 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: EveningStar

The Manchurian Candidate

Charade


105 posted on 08/03/2012 5:06:35 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: EveningStar
(Who ordered the Total Rehash?)

It will probably be more entertaining than the original since there won't be that totally fake looking conjoined fetus thing talking from the guy's abdomen and it won't have Ahnold IT'S NOT A TUMOH! Schwarzenegger. The original was okay, but just okay. Anything worthwhile was because it was an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story.
106 posted on 08/03/2012 5:23:09 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Boogieman
I highly recommend you check out some of that director Wes Anderson’s other films, they are all excellent....

I could not agree more. Although Life Aquatic is my favorite, I think all of his movies are outstanding include Darjeeling and Fantastic Mr. Fox. The way he uses background and scenery is pure genius...

For example, the scene in Owen Wilson's apartment in Royal Tenenbaum's -- the scene is hilarious because of the scenery (the wall paintings, the framed underwear, the adult movie collection, pot room, etc.); which frames their limited dialogue perfectly. My wife and I could not stop laughing during that scene in the theater -- major laugh fit....

107 posted on 08/03/2012 5:23:35 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Tenacious 1

The feature film of Buffy was terrible and the writer had much more control over the superior TV show.


108 posted on 08/03/2012 5:40:33 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Baltosage

Holden was the ne’er-do-well younger brother. Bogart was the responsible older brother who eventually got the girl.


109 posted on 08/03/2012 5:41:35 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: hattend

No...the 76 version was. Jackson’s was mentioned as being a worthy effort.


110 posted on 08/03/2012 5:49:24 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson; Harmless Teddy Bear

“Don’t try to remake Roman Holiday.”

Well, it was redone as a TV movie in 87...”Roman Holiday is a 1987 television film, based on 1953 film of the same name...”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Holiday_%281987_film%29


111 posted on 08/03/2012 6:02:19 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

They remade it in 1987...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Holiday_%281987_film%29


112 posted on 08/03/2012 7:30:30 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Mr Rogers
beat me to it, by a whole HOUR.

(slinks off after major posting faux pas)

113 posted on 08/03/2012 7:36:33 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Borges
The feature film of Buffy was terrible and the writer had much more control over the superior TV show.

Put Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer, PeeWee Herman in one movie, you need a director who is a experience hamwrangler. Didn't have one.

114 posted on 08/03/2012 9:54:48 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: randog
"...Beeeeellllyyyy! Beeeeellllyyyy!..."

She was miserable, but she was running a large commune full of every pathetic type of person that could fall prey to those who the capitalistic lifestyle creates. Thanks to Billy Jack, the commune survived.

115 posted on 08/04/2012 5:16:42 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: EveningStar

Whats next Hollyweird?

A remake of “Gone with the Wind”?

But in a pro liberal, Dixie hating, Rainbow agenda themed re=make?


116 posted on 08/04/2012 5:21:18 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: PhiloBedo

My girls were in high school when the remake was about to come out. I got the original and we watched it - they loved the acting.

We went and saw the remake on the big screen and it sucked. Way too much CGI and way to little acting.

And turning the German Engineer into some crazed fruit loop? Waazzz up with that?

The original - well, Korda’s 1939 version - Four Feathers was also way better than the remake.

True Grit - both had their good points.


117 posted on 08/04/2012 5:29:14 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Borges
The feature film of Buffy was terrible and the writer had much more control over the superior TV show.

I walked out of the theatre.

118 posted on 08/04/2012 6:19:56 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: wolf24

I remember the wall paintings, but I must have missed the rest of that. I’ll have to go back and check it out again.

He is always pretty intricate with the sets, like in that scene from Life Aquatic where he scrolls sideways through the whole cutaway of the ship. I think the stuff in Rushmore with the kid making detailed dioramas of the plays he dreams up was probably autobiographical.


119 posted on 08/04/2012 8:07:14 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: KosmicKitty

I’m with you hoping that is not done. That likely couldn’t be done today anyway- all the political correctness would bring it to a standstill.


120 posted on 08/04/2012 8:19:31 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8

That’s for sure!!

I remember one line from the male slave, Mammy’s husband, I believe, when Scarlett returned to Tar after escaping from the burning of Atlanta. She told him to go out in the fields and pick cotton and he said “I’m a house n*****, I don’t work in the fields.”

That wouldn’t fly today. Same thing goes for another one of my favorite movies, Blazing Saddles.


121 posted on 08/04/2012 11:10:04 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Oztrich Boy

How could you mention hams in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and not mention her bf from 90210?


122 posted on 08/04/2012 11:32:41 AM PDT by dangus
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To: aruanan
It will probably be more entertaining than the original since there won't be that totally fake looking conjoined fetus thing talking from the guy's abdomen and it won't have Ahnold IT'S NOT A TUMOH! Schwarzenegger. The original was okay, but just okay. Anything worthwhile was because it was an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story.

Is the chick with "3 of Them" in the remake?

123 posted on 08/04/2012 11:35:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: EveningStar

No mention of “Clash Of The Titans”? There is NO CGI that can replace the stop motion of Harryhausen.


124 posted on 08/04/2012 4:54:14 PM PDT by Sparky21555
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To: dfwgator
Is the chick with "3 of Them" in the remake?

I wonder if that was a passing reference to Eccentrica Gallumbits, the triple-breasted whore of Eroticon 6 from HHGG, who called Zaphod Beeblebrox the best bang since the big one.
125 posted on 08/04/2012 5:46:41 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: skeeter

It’s just that he got rich doing it. What about the guy who owns the Star Wars franchise. He’s always remaking the first film.


126 posted on 08/05/2012 5:54:46 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Southack

It’s the entire “creative” side of America. Imagine if the Brother’s Grimm had the copyright law of today’s America. You’d never have heard of Walt Disney.

The creativity in American media has been replaced by lawyering and lobbying.


127 posted on 08/05/2012 5:58:29 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

...or any big city Gay Pride Parade.


128 posted on 08/05/2012 6:03:26 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: dfwgator

Yes she is;

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/369635/20120802/kaitlyn-leeb-total-recall-topless-three-breast.htm


129 posted on 08/05/2012 6:09:17 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Sparky21555

“There is NO CGI that can replace the stop motion of Harryhausen.”

Completely agree. I still think the teeth of the hydra fight with the skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts looks great. But I don’t think the younger generations agree.

Freegards


130 posted on 08/05/2012 6:10:51 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: ctdonath2; Melas

—I just re-read the source story. No actual trip to Mars. Covers little more than a city block, actually. And includes a second twist.—

I never read the book. I didn’t know that. Is the second twist in the new movie?

I own the old movie and actually enjoy it, once you get past the cheesy effects. And my firm belief is that, unless one believes in coincidence to the absurd, the whole movie is his Recall implant.


131 posted on 08/05/2012 8:57:40 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: EEGator
i know it's not a remake, but it belongs on every worst list everywhere.
132 posted on 08/05/2012 11:41:52 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - Fredo Smart ...)
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To: cuban leaf

It’s a short story, a couple dozen pages or so. The implant, um, isn’t the interesting part...


133 posted on 08/06/2012 3:06:45 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: count-your-change

The Fog, Halloween, The Bad News Bears, Salems Lot...

The remakes are sooooo bad.


134 posted on 08/06/2012 8:26:13 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: RedMonqey

I didn’t think the originals were any good. The first Jackal was a classic, but that’s just me.


135 posted on 08/06/2012 9:23:34 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: EveningStar

Total Recall (1990) was nearly perfect. Hollywood should never had even attempted to remake the film. Anyway, I was watching the remake with my parents a few days ago. We couldn’t pay attention, the movie was just dull, all the major characters in it had no charisma. One of the flops of all time.


136 posted on 12/29/2012 11:56:28 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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