Tag Archive | Meryl Streep

To prove it can be done Jarv lists 10 actually good remakes.

Remakes, eh? The lazy hack’s adaptation format of choice. Seriously, why bother going to all the trouble of coming up with a new idea, and then writing it, filming it and then marketing it to people who have never heard of it when you can pick a classic/ popular title off the shelf and routinely sodomise it on-screen for the vicarious pleasure of the cretinous plankton who intermittently tear their eyes off their vital text message to cast their listless gaze on a film that once fired the imagination being used and soiled like a Thai hooker with self-esteem issues. Particularly guilty are all those hideous Carpenter remakes, which, let’s face it, only exist to keep the man knee-deep in mediocre weed and shitty KFC. Nevertheless, it isn’t impossible to craft an actually good remake (and The Departed is not a good remake). To prove it- here are 10 in no particular order that are all quality, and some of which surpass the original. Read More…

The Birthday Series – The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Droids Birthday Series 2004At a risk of repeating myself, I’m counting down to my birthday by reviewing one movie that was released on or around August 2nd for every year I’ve been a booze-addled degenerate. Have a gander at 2005.

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Koutchboom Rectifies the Situation

This is going to be ‘hopefully’ a weekly segment where I go back and watch movies that are considered classics and I have yet gotten around to seeing them, or I have seen them but I was too young to realize what I was watching. I’m going to try to see if the film is worthy of its greatness or not, feel free to disagree with me and defend a movie you love or a movie you hate. Either way at least now I can say I’ve seen THAT movie.

Kramer Vs. Kramer

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