Thursday, May 29, 2014

Movies That Need A Remake

  With the release of Godzilla. It got me to thinking. Why are they remaking that? I mean the movie might be great and from what I heard it's not. The thing that makes me question, is why not just release the original. Why put in millions of dollars of a movie that people will already see. Just put the OG in theaters. Would save a lot of money. I actually have a full idea about this but I'll save it. You know, for if some movie companies would like to use it. ( Just incase. 

Anyways. If we must live in a age of remakes. Then let's remake some stuff that you can't mess up.  Movies that are classics but not seen by most of the people you trying to market it too. I mean, do you really think a remake of 'Back To The Future' is going to go over well. 

I picked out a couple of movies that can either be a smooth mix into modern day society. Movies that people seen, but others haven't. Take "About last night" for example. The movie with Kevin Hart.

That killed at the box office. The reason being. most of all the people that watched it, didn't even know it was a remake of the same movie from 1986. Which was based off the play 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago'. Most of that, most of y'all never heard of till now.

So with all that being said. Let classics be classics. Pick a lot of mid level movies. Anyways. Here's my list. 

 I want Someone To Eat Cheese With 
Overweight, depressed improv actor James is a Second City cast member in Chicago. He lives with his mother and cheats on his diet. He quits his acting job on a sleazy television prank show, his girlfriend, Andrea, breaks up with him, and his agent, Herb, dumps him. When he visits his friend's daughter's elementary school for Career Day, he rambles about his problems, boring the kids, and embarrassing himself in front of the teacher, Stella.

Being that this is a indie film, it's great for a remake. Sure it was made in 2007. That doesn't matter in this case. Jeff Garlin wrote,filmed and started in the movie. He even pay for the movie our of his pocket. Took him 2 weeks to film this. Over the matter of 2 years. 

Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator.

Out of all the movies, this is the one that you can easily flip into modern times. Instead of her being a phone sex operator, she can be a webcam girl. 

One of the best things in this movie is that all the music is made my Prince. All of it. Might be why this movie has such a big budget for it being the movie it is. Hallie Berry also in the movie. Y'all love her.   

School Daze

 School Daze is a 1988 American musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin. Based in part on Spike Lee's experiences at Atlanta's Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University, it is a story about fraternity and sorority members clashing with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend.

 The Program 
 The Program is a 1993 film starring James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy Swanson, and Joey Lauren Adams. The film was directed by David S. Ward who has directed and written other Hollywood films such as the Major League series.

The film touches on the season of the fictional college football team, the ESU Timberwolves as they deal with the pressure to make a bowl game, drug and alcohol abuse, and overall college life. It follows the trials of Coach Sam Winters (Caan), the Heisman Trophy candidate Joe Kane (Sheffer), the freshman running back Darnell Jefferson (Epps), their girlfriends (Berry & Swanson), and other team members.

Weird Science
The film takes place in the fictitious Chicago suburb of Shermer, Illinois. Two high school nerds, Gary Wallace (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt Donnelly (Ilan Mitchell-Smith), are pantsed by school bullies Ian (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Max (Robert Rusler).

Later on, at Wyatt's house, the boys have the house to themselves for the weekend. Inspired by the 1931 version of Frankenstein, which the boys watch on TV, they decide to create a "perfect" woman on their home computer (a Memotech MTX512). When their computer reaches its computing capacity, the boys decide to hack into a government mainframe for more processing power and data storage capacity. As a finishing touch they connect a Barbie doll to Wyatt's computer through a series of wires and electrodes. At the exact moment they hit "enter" to execute the computer program, a lightning bolt strikes the house leading to a series of fringe science occurrences. When the smoke clears a beautiful woman (Kelly LeBrock) emerges from Wyatt's bathroom. Her first words are "So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?"

Well. looks like my wish is about to come true. They're in the making of a remake. Same writers and all. I wonder if they will get Kate Upton to play the "Barbie Doll". She did a pretty good job in 'the other women'. They might go for a bigger name I guess. 

 Dangerous Minds
Dangerous Minds is a 1995 American drama film directed by John N. Smith, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It is based on the autobiography My Posse Don't Do Homework by former U.S. Marine LouAnne Johnson, who took up a teaching position at Carlmont High School in Belmont, California, in 1989, where most of her students were African-American and Hispanic teenagers from East Palo Alto, a then-unincorporated town at the opposite end of the school district. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Johnson, the film was released to a mixed to mostly negative critical reception, but became a surprise box office success in the summer of 1995, leading to the creation of a short-lived television series.

 Lean On Me 
 Lean on Me is a 1989 dramatized biographical film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman. Lean on Me is loosely based on the story of Joe Louis Clark, a real life inner city high school principal in Paterson, New Jersey, whose school is at risk of being taken over by the New Jersey state government unless students improve their test scores. This film's title refers to the 1972 Bill Withers song of the same name. Parts of the film, including the elementary school scenes, were filmed in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

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