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Jan 13, 2012

Movie Meltdown - Episode 157

This week we dive head first into “The Grind” when we address the topic of Remakes. Why are there so many these days? Are there different “types”? Are they necessary? And is there a way to make a good remake? We pose these questions and more are as we discuss the obvious bad examples as well as a surprisingly lengthy list of good remakes.

All of which eventually leads to... The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Trespass, Fright Night, the ratman, belted-overalls?, True Grit, kind of like Wilford Brimley... only more-so, Black Christmas, Hayden Christensen, Leonard Nimoy, Godfather 3, Tim Burton, Pumpkin, Crispin Glover, Hugo, Prince Humperdinck could care less about Buttercup, The Ring, BMX Bandits, is this a kissing book?, King Kong, Halloween, Footloose, The Fly, The Killers, Rooney Mara, The Eye, Psycho, Reefer Madness, Little Shop of Horrors, Ukulele Mike... this is bullshit man!, Star Trek, the six-fingered man, love for the original, Solaris, nuance in a foreign movie, Joel Schumacher, 3:10 to Yuma, Planet of the Apes, Peeping Tom, Shatner’s got pink flamingos in his yard, Willy Wonka, The Addams Family, The Killers, the clerk at Wild and Woolly Video, The Grudge, Dawn of the Dead, Scorsese in 3D, you know I learned a lot with Transformers, Let the Right One In, wearing the edges off the American audiences, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Others, Chris Sarandon, Reagan’s last movie, Ocean’s Eleven, Pulse, this impossible E minor chord, Jeff Goldblum, Count Dooku, killer backstory, Georges Méliès, Cape Fear, film school in the 50’s in Russia, Battle Royale, Fairy Tale Theater, Star Trek, your kid is evil... that’s all there is to it, Flirting, cold wet squishy stuff, not loving the original too much, Don Siegel, Henry V, The Hunger Games, The Ref, Funny Games, Harry Potter, Lolita, The Blob, Norman Fell, Nicole Kidman, Straw Dogs, and is he clueless... is he genius... or is he just an ass?

“It’s up to me to let it go... if it’s ruining something that I hold dear. It doesn’t ruin it - it’s me letting it ruin it.“