Posts tagged "remakes"

Disappointed: JGL Plans A Remake Of “Little Shop Of Horrors”

As you know, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will always be My Ultimate Fantasy Famous Dude Boyfriend. But that doesn't mean that I'm exactly stoked with some of his movie choices lately. First, there's his forthcoming movie "Premium Rush," in which he stars a bike messenger on the run -- it looks totally crap. And now comes word…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 5, 2012

A Sneak Peek At The “Dallas” Reboot

We're still not 100 percent in favor of a network dredging up a television hit of yesteryear and updating it with hot, young actors. I mean, the rebooted "90210" and "Hawaii 5-0" have their moments—but the new "Melrose Place" was truly terrible and we don't have huge hopes for Minka Kelly's "Charlie's Angels." Last night,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 12, 2011

Does “Footloose” Without Kevin Bacon Smell As Sweet?

When I was a kid, the plot of a small town outlawing dancing didn't seem at all ridiculous. Now, somehow it does. So I'm not sure what to think of the remake of "Footloose," the tale of the new kid in town who swivels his hips into the life of the preacher's daughter. I'm digging…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 22, 2011

Steven King Wants Lindsay Lohan To Play Carrie, If A Remake Happens

“I’ve heard rumblings about a 'Carrie' remake, as I have about 'The Stand' and 'It.' Who knows if it will happen? The real question is why, when the original was so good? I mean, not 'Casablanca' or anything, but a really good horror-suspense film, much better than the book. Piper Laurie really got her teeth…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 22, 2011

Sarah Michelle Gellar Thinks A Buffy Reboot Is “The Worst Idea Ever”

Speaking of reboots of classic female heroines, Sarah Michelle Gellar spoke to CNN this week about (a) her partnership with Nestle's Share the Joy of Reading project and (b) the new "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" movie that Warner Brothers is currently working on. And our girl does not mince words. "It was a movie, it'…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 15, 2011

“Wonder Woman” Has Been Nixed By NBC

When it was announced that David E. Kelly, the husband of Michelle Pfeiffer and creator of "Ally McBeal," was working on a reboot of "Wonder Woman," the buzz instantly reached a fever pitch. We all started speculating on who could fill Linda Carter's iconic star-spangled hotpants. When Adrianne Palicki of "Friday Night Lights" landed the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 14, 2011

Johnny Depp Promises His “Lone Ranger” Won’t Be As … Racist

"I remember watching it as a kid, with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, and going: 'Why is the f**king Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?' I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here. That's stuck with me. And when the idea came…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 9, 2011

No Movie Is Safe From Becoming A Remake

Lately, we've been noticing that no movie from your childhood (or your parents' for that matter) is safe from being remade. "Annie" is being rebooted with Willow Smith in the lead role and new songs by Jay-Z. Warner Brothers is currently working on a remake of "The Bodyguard," the Whitney Houston classic. Kate Winslet recently…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 10, 2011

Who Should Star In The Remake Of “The Bodyguard”?

I remember going to see "The Bodyguard" in the theater in 1992. I was 12 at the time, and it was the first rated R movie that my parents deemed acceptable for me to see. I remember feeling terror the first time the psycho stalker's handiwork was shown on screen. I remember my heart beating…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 24, 2011

Brad Pitt As Daddy Warbucks?

I was a tad bit concerned when I heard that Will Smith was looking to do a remake of my favorite childhood musical, "Annie," with his daughter Willow Smith whipping her hair as the iconic orphan. Willow is keeping quiet about the project and when recently asked about it on "Access Hollywood," demurred, "You're just…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 10, 2011

Willow Smith To Star In An “Annie” Remake?

If you pick up a photo of me as a kid, there is an 85 percent chance that I will be wearing a red curly wig in it. And if you watch any home videos, I will no doubt be singing either "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" or "It's A Hard Knock Life." That'…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 20, 2011

A “Dirty Dancing” Remake? We Have Suggestions So It Won’t Suck.

It's the year of the dance movie remakes. First, "Footloose," and now Lionsgate has announced the epic comeback of "Dirty Dancing." The original not only turned Patrick Swayze into a star, but pulled in more than $200 million back in 1987 and was the first movie ever to sell a million video copies. Julia Dahl…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2009

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Movie Remake In The Works

You either are or love someone who is a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fan. For me, it's my best friend AJ who once wrote "Buffy" fan-fiction and will never live it down. But in saying you're a Buffy fan, everyone agrees it means you love the TV show, not the 1992 movie. (Which I argue…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 26, 2009

Quickies!: Get Eyes Like Edward Cullen’s

Twilight fans who would like to attract their very own Bella can don these "eye-vert" colored contact lenses, which also just so happen to advertise the release of the "Twilight" DVD. [YouTube] Singer Cassie has gotten an extreme makeover, in which half of her hair is shaved to her scalp. [Perez Hilton] Punk rock move…

By: Annika Harris / April 13, 2009

Who Should Star On The New “Melrose Place”?

We were loyal fans of the sexy nighttime soap opera, "Melrose Place," so we are so excited it’s getting a facelift and coming back to television. However, after the hack job they did on the new "90210", we are very afraid about what the CW network might do to the other delicious Aaron Spelling drama!

By: Simcha / October 29, 2008

I Dream Of Jeannie Coming To Theaters, But Hopefully Not So Sexist?

From Broadway to Hollywood, the entertainment industry is all about remakes. Most of the time, the threat is not staying true to the original (um, the upcoming Smurfs movie that’s going to be live action?!). But in the case of the I Dream of Jeannie remake, our fear is it actually resembling the misogynistic caper…

By: Simcha / June 13, 2008