Tony Montana: Me, I want what’s coming to me.
Manny Ribera: Oh, well what’s coming to you?
Tony Montana: The world, chico, and everything in it.
Remakes tend to get kicked around a lot, because Hollywood has a propensity for churning them out without concern for their quality. With the built-in awareness that comes along with remaking a previous film, studios often can’t help themselves but to crank out cheap, unworthy movies that capitalize on the fact that there’s a pre-existing fanbase ready to buy tickets.
There are exceptions, however. Remakes that turn out to be great movies. In many cases, better than the original! Every time we want to curse out and swear off remakes forever, these are the movies that makes us say, “Yeah, but…”
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This week is a beaut, too. We have a special, historical goof for you in honor of Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I think everyone will get a big laugh out of it. Then of course, Has Tank Seen Scarface, the Box Office Roundup, followed by our featured reviews of “Moonrise Kingdom”, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, and “Brave”. For our featured discussion, Tank and I assemble teams of movie characters to we’d want to have with us in order to survive the Vampire Apocalypse, it’s a fun mini draft that he he and I had a great time putting together for everyone.
It was a really fun week, I think everyone is really going to have a blast with this episode… You can download the episode directly, here, or search for us on iTunes using (title pending) or Tank and Fogs!
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So. During the blog’s impromptu “Lebowski Fest” the past couple of days, I didn’t get an opportunity to share the news about two upcoming movies I’ve heard about. Both involving gangsters.
The first is a new “Scarface” movie planned by Universal.
The second is an N.W.A. biopic, tentatively titled after their debut album, “Straight Outta Compton”
One of these makes me giddy with anticipation, the other tests my gag reflex. See if you can guess which one is which. The answer, after the break.