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If only they'd have used a shaky cam

It wouldve been a horrible misuse and certainly awful. But you know me.. Every single movie ever made wouldve been infinitely better with shakycam and that's what I've argued again and again.

I think this is more hype and expectations jading the end experience. Same thing happened with The Shining -- which of course now is apparently also being remade.
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The Shining was already remade into a TV movie, which while more faithful to the book (IIRC), wasn't as entertaining.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118460/
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"The Exorcist" is one movie classic I've always avoided. A credible, well-told story where the bad guy is Satan himself...just too much for me. I prefer my good-versus-evil stories a bit more fantastical.

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I prefer my good-versus-evil stories a bit more fantastical.

Though based on true events, that movie is entirely fantastical. And it seemed to be more about the priest's inner conflicts, IMO. Then again, I haven't seen it in a very long time.

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Though supposedly based on true events, that movie is entirely fantastical. And it seemed to more about the priest's inner conflict, IMO.

My take too.

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"The Exorcist" is one movie classic I've always avoided. A credible, well-told story where the bad guy is Satan himself...just too much for me. I prefer my good-versus-evil stories a bit more fantastical.

The "bad guy" in The Exorcist is Pazuzu, an ancient demon, not Satan himself. FYI.

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Rob Zombie to remake the original 'The Blob':

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“My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing — that’s the first thing I want to change. That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now… I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to.”

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Excalibur remake?

Jeez.... Hollywood has truly run out of ideas.

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The Shining was already remade into a TV movie, which while more faithful to the book (IIRC), wasn't as entertaining.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118460/

Only the wife was a casting improvement.

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Only the wife was a casting improvement.

Actually, Shelley Duvall was great in her role in Kubrick's "The Shining." Poor thing was put through hell by the director, and it showed in her performance (during which her character was put through hell). If your post is an indication that the replacement in the TV version was more of a looker, I'd say that's irrelevant to the Wendy role.

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Actually, Shelley Duvall was great in her role in Kubrick's "The Shining." Poor thing was put through hell by the director, and it showed in her performance (during which her character was put through hell). If your post is an indication that the replacement in the TV version was more of a looker, I'd say that's irrelevant to the Wendy role.

I agree. I think that The Shining is another Kubrick masterpiece. It is simultaneously funny and creepy. Better yet, there is not a slow moment in it. I thought the the quintessentially weird Shelley Duvall was perfectly cast as the isolated, scared to death, wife and mother. Brrrr!
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Actually, Shelley Duvall was great in her role in Kubrick's "The Shining." Poor thing was put through hell by the director, and it showed in her performance (during which her character was put through hell). If your post is an indication that the replacement in the TV version was more of a looker, I'd say that's irrelevant to the Wendy role.

Guilty. I actually have no problem with Duvall's performance in the first film, but Rebecca De Mornay did a fine job in the remake, looker or not.

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Thought of a movie that could be remade, and be much better than the first movie: "Swamp Thing." There were some great stories in that comic, but the first movie was notable only for Adrienne Barbeau's ... contributions.

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Guilty. I actually have no problem with Duvall's performance in the first film, but Rebecca De Mornay did a fine job in the remake, looker or not.

Although I did not see the 1997 TV miniseries based on The Shining, I have long admired Rebecca De Mornay's beauty and talent. I thought that she was terrific in the short lived John From Cincinnati.
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http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/09/09/ju...ually-be-good/

Judge Dredd "redux" by Danny Boyle's production company 'DNA' and written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine). Dare I say it.. I'm actually looking forward to it!
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http://www.filmjunk.com/2009/09/08/c...ater-near-you/

Children of the Corn remake! Hah.

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“We felt the 1984 film was a missed opportunity. If you read the short story, it’s got such a strong feeling to it and there’s this religious overtone to it as well. Ehren wants to hit it hard. It’s popular in Hollywood to say you’re re-envisioning a project but a lot of the time they’re just carbon copying the original. We are bringing something new to the story.”

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Judge Dredd "redux" by Danny Boyle's production company 'DNA' and written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine). Dare I say it.. I'm actually looking forward to it!

You have to give Boyle credit for having picked a movie that at least left plenty of room for improvement. In a career filled with bad performances, Stallone's as Judge Dredd may have been his worst. The film was universally panned for good reason. Judge Dredd proved -- again -- that whenever Stallone plays anybody but Rocky he's likely to be awful.
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You have to give Boyle credit for having picked a movie that at least left plenty of room for improvement.

I would say that one definitely qualifies.

I liked Stallone in Cliffhanger. Or at least, I didn't find his acting offensively horrible. He seemed pretty tame in that one. Never saw Cop Land, so I can't comment on his performance there.

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You have to give Boyle credit for having picked a movie that at least left plenty of room for improvement. In a career filled with bad performances, Stallone's as Judge Dredd may have been his worst. The film was universally panned for good reason. Judge Dredd proved -- again -- that whenever Stallone plays anybody but Rocky he's likely to be awful.

Now wait a little minute....'Dredd was Rocky....in space! I love this movie; from Rob Schneider's comic relief, to Dredd's constantly rebooting bike, to the 'cannibal brothers'; hilarious stuff. JD is fabulously over-the-top! I hope no one took this movie very seriously...

Now if they want to do a mature take on it, why not?

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Now wait a little minute....'Dredd was Rocky....in space! I love this movie; from Rob Schneider's comic relief, to Dredd's constantly rebooting bike, to the 'cannibal brothers'; hilarious stuff. JD is fabulously over-the-top! I hope no one took this movie very seriously...

Now if they want to do a mature take on it, why not?

All I can say is that IMDB voters gave Judge Dredd an average vote of 4.8 and among the critical reviews of Judge Dredd collected on Rotten Tomatoes, critics generally were only 15% favorable and, are you ready, the Top Critics were 0% favorable! That sounds about right to me.
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Wow; you had to go and pull the 'numbers' card. Not that RT means anything to me, LOL!

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Judge Dredd had only one memorable moment for me: "I AM the law!"

But Stallone has been good outside "Rocky." The final "Rambo" movie had a decent Stallone turn, and "Cop Land" was quite good.

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He was great in Cliffhanger (and good in his nearly identical role in Daylight). Also, Demolition Man & Assassins. All are similar roles, but he does them fairly well.
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Wow; you had to go and pull the 'numbers' card. Not that RT means anything to me, LOL!

Rotten Tomatoes reviews are resources, no more no less. Like all resources, they require analysis. Unfortunately there is a distressing tendency here and elsewhere for posters who have posted an opinion on one issue or another to denigrate a resource that disagrees with them. In any event, I wasn't trying to tell you that you were wrong to like Judge Dredd, only that almost everybody else who expressed an opinion disliked it. The reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes were almost unanimous in their dislike of the film and most IMDBb voters also thought it was a bad movie, as did I. Make of that what you will.
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Jeff Bridges and the Coen Bros are teaming back up for a remake of the 1969 John Wayne film, "True Grit".

http://www.filmjunk.com/2009/09/12/t...e-grit-remake/
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Oh, and Idk if it was mentioned or not but Robert Zemeckis is remaking 'Yellow Submarine'.. ya, that one.

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Jeff Bridges and the Coen Bros are teaming back up for a remake of the 1969 John Wayne film, "True Grit".

http://www.filmjunk.com/2009/09/12/t...e-grit-remake/

This is exciting news! I loved the original John Wayne movie but the book upon which it was based was MUCH darker. There is a lot the Coens could do with the source material and I would be interested to see what it is.
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Justin Lin to redirect the Highlander reboot:

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Highlander reboot? Will we finally get a good-looking and good-sounding release of the original?

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