Remake

28
Feb
2013

Wrath of the Titans

Posted by knobbygirl

As a fan of Greek mythology, I found Wrath of the Titans to be even more annoying than Clash of the Titans. The writers were plagued by the same problem that annoyed me about that Hercules TV show - Demigods get 1 or 2 myths and that's it...so how do you make multiple movies about Perseus, who really only had one story?

25
Oct
2012

21 Jump Street

Posted by knobbygirl

All the little teen girls can have Zac Efron. Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner do nothing for me either. Ryan Gosling...again, not interested. But when it comes to Channing Tatum, I do understand...there's something about him that makes me want to rip his picture out of magazines and plaster them all over my cubicle.

30
Apr
2012

Piranha (2010)

Posted by knobbygirl

If I had actually watched Piranha in 3D, I would have been traumatized for life.

It's not like I'm a pussy or something...as far as movies go, I am the complete opposite of a pussy. (Wait - is the opposite of a pussy...a dick? Am I a movie dick???) Anyway,Piranha makes Saw look like Romper Room. But that's not the traumatizing part. If you've seen this movie, you know EXACTLY which scene I'm talking about. If you haven't seen it, maybe I won't ruin it for you. Then again, maybe I will...because I AM kind of a dick.

25
Aug
2011

The A-Team

Posted by macseann

Hollywood today is obsessed with remakes. It's an unfortunate fact that the things I loved as a child are going to be trotted out with shiny new duds and flashy special effects, and will be effective or ineffective based entirely on when they are released and what gets thrown into the mix, and not on the qualities that made the originals popular, successful, or special. This is nothing new, Hollywood has always regenerated its signature products. There's been three versions of A Star Is Born, and there's another one in the pipe for 2013.

21
May
2011

Scooby-Doo

Posted by knobbygirl

The latest movie that my children have become addicted to...may well turn them into potheads.

The Luna Ghost looks like the Graffix logo. The scene with smoke coming out of the Mystery Machine (a slow reveal shows sausage cooking), 'Pass the Dutchie' playing in the background. Shaggy saying that he stays away from hydroponics. Shaggy tells Mary Jane that 'Mary Jane' is his favorite name. They're ALWAYS hungry...I could go on and on...

10
Mar
2011

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Posted by knobbygirl

I was nervous as the film started to play...am I about to see a gritty, exciting update to one of my favorite childhood films? Or is my childhood about to be shit all over? Ultimately, the answer wasn't clear. There were things I loved AND things I hated about the remake.

What did I LOVE about the remake? I LOVED Liam Neeson as Zeus. I LOVED Neeson and Ralph Fiennes playing brothers, because I used to get them confused back in the 90s. I LOVED Beebo's cameo - it was lame, but still cool. I LOVED Black Pegasus. Black Pegasus should get his own spin-off.

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