Screen Junkies » carrie http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Carrie’ Remake Gets Original All Of A Sudden With Marketing Prank http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/carrie-remake-gets-original-all-of-a-sudden-with-marketing-prank/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/carrie-remake-gets-original-all-of-a-sudden-with-marketing-prank/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:27:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257459 You've been 'Punk'd'.

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Feeling the need to do something original after being universally panned for telling the same exact story again, the producers of the Carrie remake decided to devise a little marketing stunt. The ploy: have a girl freak out and go beserk with telekinesis in a crowded coffee shop and hope that nobody chokes on a scone.

It’s really well-done. Have a watch.

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‘Carrie’ Remake Trailer: Does It Get Better? http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/carrie-remake-trailer-does-it-get-better/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/carrie-remake-trailer-does-it-get-better/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:48:39 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=254285 That's not much new here beyond the special effects.

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We all know the story: repressed, lonely, bullied teen becomes a laughing stock at prom and goes apeshit telekinetic, killing all of her tormentors. Now Carrie is back for a new generation because iPhones.

While the teaser seemed generally chilling and inventive, there isn’t much on display in this trailer that points to a fresh take. However, this is our first look at Julianne Moore as Carrie’s over-religious mom. She, of course, nails it even if this type of character seems extremely out of place in modern day. I think it’s time to hold judgement but in future previews I’d like to see an example of what sets this update apart from its predecessor besides the hairstyles.

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First Trailer For The ‘Carrie’ Remake. Don’t Laugh. http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/first-trailer-for-the-carrie-remake-dont-laugh/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/first-trailer-for-the-carrie-remake-dont-laugh/#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:01:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=251493 What Hell hath cyber-bullying wrought?

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The teaser for the Carrie remake picks up where Brian De Palma’s original ended. We see the ill-fated prom burning to the ground but the camera pushes beyond to see the entire town burning and crumbling in Chloe Grace Moretz’s wake. Child actors, man.

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Film Moms That Are Worse Than That New Jersey Tanning Mom http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/film-moms-that-are-worse-than-that-new-jersey-tanning-mom/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/film-moms-that-are-worse-than-that-new-jersey-tanning-mom/#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 16:21:11 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248461 Son of a bitch.

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The New Jersey tanning-addict mother has managed to capture the attention of everyone on my Facebook news feed, due to both her extremely disturbing skin tone, as well as the fact that she allegedly took her six year-old daughter to a tanning salon and allowed her to/made her tan.

She’s now lashing out at critics of her appearance and behavior by saying, “There’s somebody out there on my whole life that doesn’t like me because they’re jealous, they’re fat and they’re ugly.”

Fat and ugly people are always laying into good moms with sexy tans. That’s the way it’s always been and probably always will be.

Well, misery loves company, so we assembled a short list of several other miserable moms to show to Mrs. Patricia Krentcil of New Jersey that she’s not the only terrible person/mom out there.

Carrie’s Mom – Carrie

Duh. Carrie’s mom isn’t the type of mom that a teenage girl would consider “totally her best friend.” Carrie’s mom, Margaret, goes a little overboard with the Christianity, chastising Carrie for the “curse of blood” when she has her first period in gym class.

I could stop there, but I’m not going to. Margaret refused to let Carrie go to the prom, calling it an “occasion of sin,” which is totally correct, but still. Later, believing that Carrie is possessed by the devil, Carrie’s mom stabs her in the back, which, just like not letting her go to the prom, is totally unfair.

These are all bad qualities in a mom. If I had to rank them in descending order of total unfairness, the list would look like this:

(That’s right. It’s a list-within-a-list. Anything goes!)

4. Locking your daughter in a closet and forcing her to pray. (SO UNFAIR!)
3. Stabbing your daughter. (MOM!)
2. Guilting your daughter for being on the rag. (LAME!)
1. Denying you daughter prom. (GOD!)

Dirk Diggler’s Mom – Boogie Nights

(The actual scene is not embeddable, but this reenactment is pretty damn great, so here you go.)

She thought Dirk becoming a teenage porn star was a bad idea, and pointed out that his high school girlfriend was a bit of a whore. She was completely right about those two things, but she really didn’t have to be so mean about it. She tore down his posters and called him a loser in so many words, causing him to move out of the house and shack up with the likes of Rollergirl, Reed Rothchild, Jack Horner, and Lord knows who else.

Her overbearing personality also seems to have made a shell of a man out of her husband, who just sits around with a thousand-yard stare while Mrs. Diggler (may not be her Christian name) lays into her well-meaning son.

Someone needs to get Cosmo over to her house to toss some firecrackers at her.

Jenny – Forrest Gump

No list of horrible women would be complete without the inclusion of Jenny, who had a kid (the adorable little moppet Haley Joel Osment), guaranteeing her inclusion on her list.

Despite the fact that Forrest is rich, well-meaning, and pretty much the most accomplished human to ever grace the earth, Jenny hides the fact that he’s a dad from him. Why does she do this? Because she’s Jenny and she’s pure evil. That’s why Jenny does everything. She only lets Forrest know because she’s dying of AIDS because she slept with every disco godfather in the late 70’s and 80’s and needs someone to take care of her kid, who she probably doesn’t even care about.

I hate Jenny. And now her kid will, too.

Stifler’s Mom – American Pie

I have no problem with Sifler’s mom exercising her sexuality with younger men. I think it’s terrific. However, banging out one of your son’s friends is tantamount to killing his social life. Never again will Stifler be taken seriously.

Ok, so maybe the Siffmeister wasn’t taken very seriously as a person, but his social clout would have been torpedoed by his mother, and he could never maintain any semblance of high ground in a discussion with his friends. It’s terrible.

All she had to do to be a decent mom was not bang a friend of her high school son. But that’s not what she did.

Joan Crawford – Mommie Dearest

This is a supposedly true account of how Joan Crawford treated her daughter, based on that daughter’s memoirs, published in 1978. Apparently, Joan made her daughter call her Joan’s many lovers “Uncle,” or “Daddy,” which is so messed up I don’t know what to do with myself. She claimed that Joan suffered from alcoholism, and tried to strangle her in a drunken rage.

Then, of course, there’s the infamous wire hanger scene. I’ll let it speak for itself:

Haunting.

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The 7 Greatest Stephen King Movie Adaptations http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/the-7-greatest-stephen-king-movie-adaptations/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/the-7-greatest-stephen-king-movie-adaptations/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:47:10 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246515 Not all Stephen King movies are about murder and horror, just most of them.

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Stephen King has been churning out creepy tales of murder and terror for decades now. Almost as long, Hollywood has been turning to him for inspiration, and the latest Stephen King work to be adapted is Bag of Bones, hitting DVD on March 13th. In honor of that heart-stoppingly bone-chilling occasion, here are the seven greatest Stephen King movie adaptations.

Carrie

Brian De Palma is a master of the psychological thriller, so it’s appropriate that he was the first person to bring a Stephen King novel to the screen. And he does it with a flair for genre alchemy, mixing cheesecake, teen comedy, and over-the-top camp in with the horror story about a high school outcast with telekinetic powers. The climactic massacre at the school prom is still one of the most shocking set-pieces ever devised, 36 years later.

The Shining

Stephen King himself wasn’t a fan of the changes Stanley Kubrick made to his novel about a father attacking his family with an axe during a stay at an abandoned (and haunted) hotel. Most movie fans disagree, though, and The Shining has a reputation as one of the best and scariest horror movies ever made.

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Megan Fox Wants To Star In ‘Carrie’? Um, Really? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/megan-fox-wants-to-star-in-carrie-um-really/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/megan-fox-wants-to-star-in-carrie-um-really/#comments Wed, 25 May 2011 03:20:27 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213560 Two words: 'Jennifer's Body'. *Shudder*

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When you think socially outcast teenage girl, you think Megan Fox. Oh, you don’t? Yeah, I don’t either. Nobody does, god willing…

However, the rumor is that Fox is lobbying to play Carrie in MGM and Screen Gem’s remake of the Stephen King classic. I like looking at Fox as much as the next guy, especially her boobs area, but that casting would be more horrifying than anything they could put on the screen. Never mind that Fox is 25, far from high school. Fox looks like the type of girl who would tease you into an eating disorder – not a bullying victim. Also, two words: Jennifer’s Body.

Another actress who apparently wants the role? Lindsay Lohan. *Knocks Head Against Wall* (ShowBizSpy)

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MGM, Screen Gems Toss ‘Carrie’ Into The Reboot Machine http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mgm-screen-gems-toss-carrie-into-the-reboot-machine/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mgm-screen-gems-toss-carrie-into-the-reboot-machine/#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 01:07:00 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212973 Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (the new 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark') will write the remake you're gonna ask to prom.

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It’s still prom season and that means there’s still time to dump a bucket of blood on your favorite school outcast. Remember to always use pig’s blood, and play it safe, guys.

MGM and Screen Gems are teaming up to reboot Carrie, the horror classic based on Stephen King‘s first published novel. Now that MGM is more financially stable, they’ve been rebooting everything and anything, from Robocop to Child’s Play. You can’t walk down the street without overhearing a conversation like, “when are they gonna make another new version of Carrie, after Carrie 2: The Rage was such a hit?” That’s probably why the studios hired comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who wrote the new, less horrifying version of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, to pen the screenplay.

Oh, one more prom safety tip: make sure the outcast you dump pig’s blood on doesn’t have psychic powers. That’ll cause the evening go south real fast. (Hollywood Reporter)

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