Screen Junkies » road house http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:10:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 They Went There: Rob Cohen To Direct ‘Road House’ Remake http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/they-went-there-rob-cohen-to-direct-road-house-remake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/they-went-there-rob-cohen-to-direct-road-house-remake/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:37:10 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258114 Fresh out of ideas.

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We have a problem. A problem that, sadly, kicking will not solve. MGM is moving ahead with plans to remake Road House, the seminal 1989 Patrick Swayze action film that made way for Steven Seagal and Jean Claude Van Damme‘s careers. Rob Cohen (The Fast & The Furious; other terrible stuff) has come on board to direct the tale of a bouncer who cleans up corruption in a podunk by kicking hicks and tearing out throats as his signature move.

Some things just should not be touched and a Road House remake is one of them. I implore Whoopi Goldberg to conjure the spirit of Patrick Swayze and put a stop to this wrongdoing immediately. With his investigative skills and her sass, they just might be able to pull it off.

No casting has been announced yet, but we should expect Chris Hemsworth to squeeze into Dalton’s blue jeans and bouffant before long. (The Wrap)

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Ben Gazzara (A.K.A. Jackie Treehorn) Dead At 81 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ben-gazzara-a-k-a-jackie-treehorn-dead-at-81/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ben-gazzara-a-k-a-jackie-treehorn-dead-at-81/#comments Sat, 04 Feb 2012 00:54:39 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244539 He brought JCPenney's to this town

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It’s not often that I wish I could kick god right in the nuts, but this is one of those moments.

Actor Ben Gazzara has passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. You probably remember him best as pornographer Jackie Treehorn in the Coen Brothersclassic, The Big Lebowski, or as monster-truck owning small-town dictator Brad Wesley in Road House. In fact, if you don’t know Gazzara from at least one of those roles, you are an awful person who needs to reassess his or her life.

Of course, I don’t want to reduce the man down to two roles in a career that lasted nearly 60 years, and included both stage and screen. But I’ll always remember him for bringing JCPenney’s to town, and for making great strides in the field of interactive erotic software. The wave of the future, Dude. One hundred percent electronic!

R.I.P.

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