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Atomic Cocktail
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2003-08-21 1:39 pm   Permalink

AquaZombie,

I'm my humble opinion Mel Gibson's "Payback"
pales in comparison to "Point Blank". "Payback" would not even rate as a "Kojack" episode.

Mel's made some real stinkers lately.


Hey, Would not the "Patriot" qualify as a remake of "Braveheart"?

I think "Stalingrad" is a pretty good remake of "Italiano Brava Gente" with Peter Falk.


 
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AquaZombie
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From: Thrillville
Posted: 2003-08-22 11:39 am   Permalink

You have to understand that if a modern film doesn't make me completely nauseous, I give it a shaky thumbs up, only because my expectations are so low and I'm grateful and relieved no vomit was induced by the viewing. I book a movie theater for a living and aside from the classic cult stuff I host in "Thrilville" (including "Point Blank" a few years ago - of course that's the vastly superior version) I am forced to book contemporary crap as our bread and butter, since it is primarily a second run theater (where you can sit on couches and eat and drink beer and wine, which helps the movie go down, too.) "Payback" was a better remake than, say, the dreadful "Get Carter" with Stallone. But that doesn't mean it surpasses or even equals its predecessor, not even close. But it didn't make me throw up my pizza, either. That's the standard I go by. It's all relative. Hope I made that clear now.

 
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tikimug
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From: 1217 mi. North of the Mai Kai
Posted: 2003-08-22 12:03 pm   Permalink

Here are two of my favs...

Flesh Gordon

and

Shaving Ryan's Privates

dats some goooooood actin'
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Atomic Cocktail
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From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2003-08-23 1:15 pm   Permalink

"...my expectations are so low and I'm grateful and relieved no vomit was induced by the viewing..."

I agree with ya there!


 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2003-08-23 5:06 pm   Permalink

There are a ton of bad remakes as hollywood runs out of ideas. My favorite Good remakes would be:
"Alien"-Update of "It!Terror From Beyond Space"And while I like the original "The Thing" ,John Carpenter's remake was true to the original short story "Who Goes There?"


 
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AquaZombie
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From: Thrillville
Posted: 2003-08-25 11:43 am   Permalink

Kudos to you for recognizing that "Alien" is an uncredited remake of "It!The Terror From Beyond Space"! You know your stuff.

 
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