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We don’t need a Girls Just Want to Have Fun remake
April 21st, 2023 under Stupid Sequels/Remakes. [ Comments: none ]

Elizabeth Banks is hot off of Cocaine Bear, so she thinks she can do anything. Anything like a remake of the 1985’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original film is about military brat Sarah Jessica Parker who secretly auditions with Helen Hunt, her best friend from Catholic school to be on a dancing show like Dance Fever. She gets paired up with bad boy Lee Montgomery. He has the support of his best friend, Jonathan Silverman and his sister, Shannen Doherty. They are going to do everything in their power to get on the show, but they are going to hit a lot of roadblocks before they get to the finale.

It was the perfect teen movie. And even though it holds up, today’s generation wouldn’t get it. Unless they change the dance show to be on something like So You Think You Can Dance. But that is not the same feel.

If you have never seen it, then you should watch it on Tubi for free. It is just a lot of fun! And don’t we all want to have fun?

Banks did something original. Why can’t she keep doing that instead of making something that has already been done?


David Soul has the perfect response to the Starsky & Hutch reboot
February 22nd, 2023 under Stupid Sequels/Remakes. [ Comments: none ]

Back in the ’70s, Starsky & Hutch was the biggest cop duo on television. And now there are reports that Fox wants to reboot the show with two women.

Well, when David Soul, who played Kenneth Richard Hutchinson in the original series, heard about it, he had some thoughts about that.

“Every article mentions the ‘original’ actors by name,” Soul wrote. “So why not just reboot Paul and me—as a couple of old farts solving piddly-ass crimes at the assisted living facility where we would now live? Who can do Starsky and Hutch better than him and me?”

He’s not wrong. I would watch the two 79-year-olds doing that. There is a lot of sketchy stuff that goes on at assisted living facilities, so imagine the fun they could have!

Maybe they can investigate who greenlit the Starsky & Hutch movie with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson because that film was a crime.


Black-ish creator to destroy The Wizard of Oz
August 15th, 2022 under Stupid Sequels/Remakes. [ Comments: none ]

The Wizard of Oz is a perfect movie. One that doesn’t need to be reimagined. However, Warner Bros thinks that it does, so they hired Black-ish’s Kenya Barris to do just that, according to Deadline.

How he will destroy the beloved film, we don’t know because it is all under wraps. Hopefully, it will stay that way.

If it doesn’t, then I will go all Wicked Witch of the West on them.


Do we need to bring back Six Feet Under?
December 10th, 2021 under Stupid Sequels/Remakes. [ Comments: none ]

Some shows have such a crappy ending that the network eventually orders a revival to make up for it, like Dexter. Then there are shows like Six Feer Under that have such a beautiful finale that the network should leave it alone. At least, they should have done that.

Variety is reporting that HBO and Alan Ball are in the very early talks of bringing back the series in some form of the way. It is in such early development; they don’t know if it will be a reboot or sequel.

To me, they need to leave well enough alone because they will never recreate that magic again. They can try, but how many times have you said a revival or a sequel is better than the original. Not that often, so why do it?


Where is Dorothy’s house when you need it?
February 10th, 2021 under Stupid Sequels/Remakes. [ Comments: none ]

The Wizard of Oz is one of the rare classic movies that has stood the test of time. It is perfect as is and does not need to be remade or given a fresh take. That is my opinion. Sadly it is not that of New Line. According to Variety, they are working on a new version of Dorothy’s trip with the land of Oz.

“I am incredibly honored to join Temple Hill and New Line in bringing this beloved classic to the screen,” Nicole Kassell, who is directing the remake, said. “While the 1939 musical is part of my DNA, I am exhilarated and humbled by the responsibility of re-imagining such a legendary tale. The opportunity to examine the original themes — the quest for courage, love, wisdom and home — feels more timely and urgent than ever. These are profoundly iconic shoes to fill, and I am eager to dance alongside these heroes of my childhood as we pave a newly minted yellow brick road!”

Kassel has worked on Cold Case The Leftovers, Claws, Castle Rock, and Watchmen to name a few. Therefore, I envision her take to be dark, depressing, and violent. That will take away all the joy we got from the timeless film.

Am I the only one rooting for the Wicked Witch of the West to stop this movie before it is made?


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