Screen Junkies » Reboots http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 We’re Finally Getting A ‘Smurfs’ Reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/were-finally-getting-a-smurfs-reboot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/were-finally-getting-a-smurfs-reboot/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:24:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260189 Back to the drawing board.

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The good news is that Sony has bowed to our pleas to burn the Smurfs movies with fire. The bad news is, they’re rebooting them.

The original plan was to follow up 2011′s Smurfs and 2013′s Smurfs 2 with a third film for Katy Perry to add to her acting reel, but a 40% dip in profit has encouraged Sony to say, “Fuuuuck… We should have found a way to show off her boobs.” The studio has instead decided to abandon the carefully placed plot pieces by returning the Smurfs to their native mushroom village habitat for a purely animated film that won’t require any live-action performance. Good thing Hank Azaria has paid off the mortgage. (Deadline)

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‘Terminator’ Reboot Casts Some Guy To Play Kyle Reese http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/terminator-reboot-casts-some-guy-to-play-kyle-reese/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/terminator-reboot-casts-some-guy-to-play-kyle-reese/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:10:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259547 What's-his-face is ready to become a household name.

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So far, the casting choices for the new Terminator reboot have been spot on. Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor, and Arnold as an elderly version of the Terminator robot. The only missing piece was who would play Kyle Reese? News broke today that the role will be filled by some guy.

It has been decided that Jai Courtney, who last played some guy in A Good Day To Die-Hard, has won the part after it was determined he had done the requisite amount of sit-ups needed. Kyle Reese is the resistance member who travels back in time by John Connor to protect his mother in the original Terminator. While doing so, he also impregnates her which creates a time paradox being argued about in dorm rooms to this very day. It’s expected that the new film will also lean heavily on the concept of time travel so get ready to keep your voices down while angrily debating your idiot roommate about string theory. (Variety)

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Get Ready To ‘The Rocketeer’ All Over Again http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-ready-to-the-rocketeer-all-over-again/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-ready-to-the-rocketeer-all-over-again/#comments Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:50:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250480 'The Shadow' and 'The Phantom' reboots can't be too far behind.

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With The Hunger Games and The Avengers succeeding where Geena Davis failed in making archery cool, the Jetpackery Industry may now get the film it so desperately needs. Disney has announced plans to reboot The Rocketeer.

Although it is awesome, the 1991 film was considered a flop at the time with a domestic box office haul of $46 million. Disney is meeting with writers to discuss an updated take on the classic character. No word yet on casting or particulars or whether or not The Rocketeer will use words like ‘swag’ and ‘YOLO’. All that is known is that with two The Rocketeers in the world, it’s going to get mighty confusing which is which when The Disney Channel re-airs the fuck out of them. (Vulture)

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‘Fletch’ To Be Re-Imagined, Because Everyone Loves Re-Imaginings http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fletch-to-be-re-imagined-because-everyone-loves-re-imaginings/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fletch-to-be-re-imagined-because-everyone-loves-re-imaginings/#comments Wed, 02 Feb 2011 04:10:35 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23984 I guess people like NBC's 'Community' so much, they want to see one of Chevy Chase's best movies remade, but not starring him?

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Hollywood knows that you, the movie-going public, hate seeing original new ideas on screen. That’s why they’re force-feeding us a steady diet of sequels, prequels, squeakquels, reboots and re-imaginings. (Mmm-mmm, tastes leftovery.) After all, nobody went to see that original movie Inception last summer. Oh, it was a big hit? Well, it would have done better if it was somehow repackaged as a Nightmare On Elm Street origin story. “They’re both about dreams, right? What’s the problem?”

That’s why everyone’s super excited about Warner Bros. re-making the 1985 Chevy Chase movie Fletch. I guess people like NBC’s Community so much, they want to see one of Chase’s best movies remade, but not starring him? To be fair, Warner Bros bought the rights to the Fletch book series by Gregory McDonald, so if they begin their would-be franchise by adapting a different story, it wouldn’t even feel like a re-imagining. However, the executives might just decide to remake exactly the same book, because that’s the story audiences have a pre-awareness of. In that case, I’ll be seeing more original fare, like the Punky Brewster action comedy starring Demi Lovato, thank you very much. (Deadline)

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New Line Brings Writers Along for ‘Vacation’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-line-brings-writers-along-for-vacation/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-line-brings-writers-along-for-vacation/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Pack the kids and the dog urine-soaked sandwiches into the family truckster. It looks like New Line and David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) are moving forward with their reboot of National Lampoon's Vacation. However, this time they're wisely dropping the National Lampoon's moniker. The goof-tards who made Van Wilder: Freshman Year spilled bong water on it and now it's ruined.News today is that screenwriting duo Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Sam from Freaks and Geeks) have been hired to write the disastrous family outing. As previously reported, the new film will focus on Rusty Griswold as the hapless dad of his own family. Chevy Chase is expected to tag along as Grandpa Clark. No word yet whether Beverly D'Angelo or Randy Quaid will return or not. Though if Quaid is not welcomed back, Dobkin can expect a threatening, unpunctuated letter from his nutbar wife. (Variety)

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Pack the kids and the dog urine-soaked sandwiches into the family truckster. It looks like New Line and David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) are moving forward with their reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation. However, this time they’re wisely dropping the National Lampoon’s moniker. The goof-tards who made Van Wilder: Freshman Year spilled bong water on it and now it’s ruined.

News today is that screenwriting duo Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Sam from Freaks and Geeks) have been hired to write the disastrous family outing. As previously reported, the new film will focus on Rusty Griswold as the hapless dad of his own family. Chevy Chase is expected to tag along as Grandpa Clark. No word yet whether Beverly D’Angelo or Randy Quaid will return or not. Though if Quaid is not welcomed back, Dobkin can expect a threatening, unpunctuated letter from his nutbar wife. (Variety)

 

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8 POPULAR MOVIE TITLES OVER THE YEARS http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/8-popular-movie-titles-over-the-years/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/8-popular-movie-titles-over-the-years/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 So you think there are too many remakes in Hollywood? At least remakes know what they’re supposed to be. Some movies use the same titles just hoping nobody remembers there was a completely different movie by the same name.After over 100 years of film, some titles were bound to double or triple up.Screen Junkies takes a look back on eight select titles and how long it took for each marquee mnemonic to produce a memorable movie.  (That's alliteration, homes.)

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So you think there are too many remakes in Hollywood? At least remakes know what they’re supposed to be. Some movies use the same titles just hoping nobody remembers there was a completely different movie by the same name.

After over 100 years of film, some titles were bound to double or triple up.

Screen Junkies takes a look back on eight select titles and how long it took for each marquee mnemonic to produce a memorable movie.  (That’s alliteration, homes.)

 


 

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‘TWILIGHT.’ NOW WITH THREE TIMES THE DAILY SERVING OF MELODRAMA. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/twilight-now-with-three-times-the-daily-serving-of-melodrama/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/twilight-now-with-three-times-the-daily-serving-of-melodrama/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000  Up Next:TAKEN 

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BILLY, DO YOU LIKE MOVIES NAMED ‘GLADIATOR?’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/billy-do-you-like-movies-named-gladiator/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/billy-do-you-like-movies-named-gladiator/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000  Next Up:THE ROOKIE 

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‘HURRICANE’: THE NAMESAKE MAY BLOW HARD, BUT ONLY THREE OF FOUR FILMS DID. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hurricane-the-namesake-may-blow-hard-but-only-three-of-four-films-did/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hurricane-the-namesake-may-blow-hard-but-only-three-of-four-films-did/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000  Next Up:Gladiator 

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‘TAKEN:’ NOT A BAD NAME FOR A STORY ABOUT KIDNAPPING. HERE, HAVE THREE. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taken-not-a-bad-name-for-a-story-about-kidnapping-here-have-three/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taken-not-a-bad-name-for-a-story-about-kidnapping-here-have-three/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000  

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YOU DON’T NEED A TIME-TRAVELING ISLAND TO GET ‘LOST’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-dont-need-a-time-traveling-island-to-get-lost/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-dont-need-a-time-traveling-island-to-get-lost/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000  Next Up:TWILIGHT 

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