There is this great quote that my friend Brother D found on Horrordvds. “When there’s no more ideas in Hollywood, remakes will walk the earth.” This quote is, sadly, very true. Do any of your remember the time when a remake was mocked in Hollywood? When directors and actors would turn their noses up at such things? Me either. However, I do remember when they stop calling them remakes and coined the term “re-imagining”. Damn you Bruckheimer and your Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
That’s not to say that some remakes aren’t well made. Take for instance, John Carpenter’s The Thing. That film is leaps and bounds better then the original. And, with the other exception of Tom Savini’s Night of the Living Dead, that’s about it.
Where am I going with this? I don’t honestly know…but, just follow.
Continue reading Re-Imaging Or Laziness?
I was going to write a sweet article about setting my street cred aside and talking about the films that make your friendly neighborhood Geek a bit weepy. I was even going to time it with that fake holiday that occurred yesterday…But, alas…didn’t happen. I still may write that entry, but it might be a while now. So instead, I’m going to go from lovey-dovey to hacky-slashy…
Top 5 horror scenes in movie history… Or until I change my mind.
Continue reading Cop Top 5
As reported a few days ago, Sam Raimi has said that the Evil Dead remake is a go. I mentioned a month back that I wouldn’t believe such news until it came from the director himself, well crap, it has. I would normally be screaming to all who would listen (and those who won’t), and to be honest I did when I first read the news. How could Sam do such a thing? Remakes are the evidence of everything that is wrong in Hollywood right now. Then the news started getting even more upsetting. The remake was going to be made with that Stifler jag off as the shotgun touting hero Ash! Holy crap, that just was just plain wrong. Then the news shifted again. The Evil Dead remake was going to be cast with a series of unknowns, Sam wanted to use the remake as an opportunity to give a young filmmaker a chance at success. Well hell, while I still couldn’t stand the concept of a remake, the supposed reasons behind it seemed noble, if a bit off kilter. Then, more news came in on said remake that started to make a bit more sense in a strange Hollywood business kinda’ way. News that would allow me to slowly start to forgive Mr. Raimi.
See, Raimi, Tapert, and Campbell don’t own all the Evil Dead rights.
Continue reading Don’t Break My Heart Sam
I made an interesting discovery of late, and no, for once this discovery did not happen as I was scanning various gaming books. This one hit me in a smoke filled bar with drunken football fans, it was similar to a late night Star Trek convention…But with cowboy boots. The discovery? People seem to have this desire to express their secret Geeky knowledge to me, like a nerdy priest the masses come to me to confess their dork sins. People I would never expect come up to me and complain about the state of Trek, or if I’d read the current issue of X-Men… The most recent event happened over the cheers of a Patriot touchdown. A certain woman whom I will not name to protect her street cred walked up to me and asked:
“How do you feel about Enterprise being canceled”?
Continue reading You’re a Geek…Deal!
You know, I caught a lot of flak from folks online when I began to say that Star Trek needed to go away. Well, as much flak as a bunch of Geeks can give…which, if you know any Geeks in your life, can be a good amount (we just can’t back it up beyond flame wars). There were exceptions, of course, but for the most part I was treated like a modern day Baltar…Which is, I guess, like a modern day Richard Hatch (not the fat one from Survivor…the OTHER fat Richard Hatch, you know the one that, Lorne Greene’s kid… Screw it; just go ask a Battlestar Galactica fan). Anyway, I stood by my statement that I made all those years ago, and I stand by it still. Then, I began to hear rumors that Paramount was ready to tell Berman and Braga to go pound it. This was music to my ears; it was music to the ears of any true Trek fan.
Continue reading Star Trek is Dead…Long Live Star Trek!