Believe it or not, some people actually get excited when they hear that a movie or television show that they loved as a child is getting a multimillion dollar reboot. While it is tough to recapture the same spirit of the source material that the reboot is based on, there are plenty of examples of how a huge budget and modern technology can actually enhance the original story. That being said, a classic is a classic, and there are certain movies that should simply be left alone for future generations to enjoy. Today, one of those classics is being left alone, and we are all better off for it. (more…)
It appears that fate has heard you, Bastards. When our own Mark Poynter posted last night that Iron Man 3 director Shane Black and his Monster Squad writing partner Fred Dekker were working on a reboot of Predator, some of you questioned the logic of rebooting a perfectly viable franchise that’s already laid a tremendous amount of ground work. Black, as it turns out, agrees. One website reached out to Black who refined yesterday’s announcement to declare that his Predator film will be an “inventive sequel” rather than a pointless reboot. (more…)
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Above: By far the best use of the pairing between Marvel comics and Disney, a cigar smoking Mickey Mouse Wolverine thanks to artist GraphicGeek. Now somebody get Mickey a bottle of chocolate milk. [Buzzfeed]
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Werewolves. We love them right? They are the original gangsta staple for what we know, live and breathe in horror besides Vampires, Frankensteins and Zombies. Now we have tons of variations of werewolves and vampires, new plagues wiping out civilizations and giant all the steady cam horror we can get. But I have something to admit, its hugely embarrassing and I’m not ashamed to say it. I slept in my parents bed until I was 10 for two reasons, one was the clown doll from Poltergeist and the other was David, the American Werewolf in London. I’ll never forget his transformation scene, scary me batshit crazy until my early adolescence. Now I look back and while they certainly don’t scare me anymore, I was petrified, but later on I will reveal strangely enough a werewolf that took his place when I was 7 or 8 as the most terrifying Werewolf. While the old school transformations looked more realistic, some of the digital renderings are getting there finally. No bullshit American Werewolves in Paris where 2 cartoon dogs are fighting it out, no, now special effects have brought us to Lycans. (more…)
I admit it — I haven’t grown up. Though I appreciate today’s film classics like Reservoir Dogs, The Shawshank Redemption, 28 Days Later and Donnie Darko, the 80s are where I return when I think, “I’d like to veg out and watch something today.” (more…)