The creator of ABC’s sitcom Black-ish, Kenya Barris, has a new project in the works. Barris, is currently in development to remake the 1992 sports-comedy White Men Can’t Jump, which was written and directed by sports-comedy master mind, Ron Shelton. I have no doubt that Kenya Barris could make an enjoyable movie, however, he has… Continue reading White Men Can’t Jump…Again?
Few will disagree that Paul Verhoeven’s planet-hopping, ultraviolent sci-fi classic “Total Recall” is utterly bonkers — those who do disagree need to order it on Netflix or buy the DVD/Blu-ray and watch it again, this time more closely. Loosely sprung from Philip K. Dick’s mind-boggling, reality-bending short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,"… Continue reading Watson’s review of ‘Total Recall’
“Fright Night” is a rare example of a remake that surpasses its original; it joins the ranks of recent examples such as Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” and Matt Reeves’ “Let Me In,” though of course their superiority to their originals is just my opinion. The original “Fright Night,” which was written and directed by Tom… Continue reading Watson Reviews Fright Night
Originality can be a rarity within the sparkly streets of Tinseltown, its cinematic offerings tending to consist of remakes, reboots, copycats and sequels which consistently dominate the worldwide box office. Just this week, Hollywood is presenting the US with Will Gluck's "Friends with Benefits," a rom-com about two long-time pals who decide to have casual… Continue reading Seeing Double: Top Ten Movie Clones Released Cheek-to-Cheek
"Kung fu lives in everything we do," Mr. Han says to young Dre Parker. "It lives in how we put on the jacket, how we take off the jacket. It lives in how we treat people. Everything is kung fu." Right, well that's all good and dandy, sir, but please explain why you're saying this… Continue reading The Karate Kid (2010)
Because going to see Rob Zombie's remake sequel masterpiece Halloween II felt like a chore wrapped up in a homework assignment, I'd better go ahead and review it, lest I find no closure in my wasted time and money. Am I being unfair? Perhaps too extreme? I'm open to your comments, but please choose your… Continue reading Dear Rob Zombie, Please Come Home. We Love You.
It's no secret that the quality of film as a whole has taken a couple dozen blows to the skull. But who wields the bat/board-with-a-nail-in-it? Is it the Directors who have given up on their creative conscience? Is it the Producers who are so mired in Teen Romances and Straight-To-DVDs that they lose all vision… Continue reading Why You’re Wrong About District 9