Movie Remakes That Actually Make Sense

remakesRemakes are always a controversial subject.  A few weeks ago, I wrote about how a remake of my favorite Hitchcock film made my nervous, even though it was to be helmed by one of my favorite directors.  I think that is why Roger Ebert once said that they shouldn’t remake great movies; they should remake movies with great premises which were poorly executed.  Here are ten movies that fall between interesting stinkers and some of the most beloved classics of all time.

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The Blob Is Back (This Is Not About My Waistline!)

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Nothing like a villain that looks like a wet sneeze to scare the beejezus outta ya!

The Blob is back. Goldcrest Films announced they will be producing a remake of the 1958 original along with Simon West (The Expendables 2) set to direct. 

The 1958 film, starring Steve McQueen, was set in Pennsylvania and followed the destruction of a small-town by a continuously growing alien life-form that consumed everything in its path. 

I’m not a huge horror monster fan, but with a decent CGI budget, and enough alcohol, this could be watchable!

Cite:  EW

Watson’s Top Ten Movies of 2014!

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Ah.  Now we get to the cream of the crop!  The ten best films of 2014!  Hope you enjoyed your year of films as much as I did mine.  This was a strong year for movies; both blockbuster and arthouse.  While there wasn’t an all-time Hall of Fame entry (like Dark Knight or Godfather), we did have many 5 star worthy films.   Any of these ten films would have been a worthy choice for #1, in fact many of them even flirted with the top spot during the year, but when the dust settled here was the final list.

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