Adaptations & Remakes is an ongoing feature where I take a movie or a book and compare it to its remake and/or adaptation. Each post follows the same basic format:
- General plot overview/source material
- Original movie/first adaptation
- How I would adapt and/or remake it.
- How they adapted/remade it
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Posted in Adaptations, Adaptations & Remakes, Movies, Remakes, Shocktober, Shocktober 2013
Tagged Adaptations, Alex Russell, Alfred Hitchcock, American Horror Story, Angela Bettis, Ansel Elgort, Brian De Palma, Bryan Fuller, Buy Digitally, Carrie, Carrie White, Catch It on TV, Chloe Grace Moretz, David Carson, Emilie De Ravin, Gabriella Wilde, House at the End of the Street, John Travolta, Julianne Moore, Kimberly Peirce, Lost, Made for TV, Maine, NBC, Netflix, Piper Laurie, Portia Doubleday, Psycho, Remakes, Shocktober, Shocktober 2013, Sissy Spacek, Stephen King, Stephen King Carrie White, Wait For Netflix Disc
Posted in Movies, Trailer Tuesday
Tagged Brie Larson, Don Jon, HitRecord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julianne Moore, movie trailer, Movies, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, Trailer Tuesday
I’m not a political person at all. I feel like politics are the world’s most successful reality show, wherein the media distributes ultimately meaningless drama to a mass audience that willfully accepts the bastardization of important issues. Political debates have devolved into competitions where the goal is to discredit your opponent rather than espouse your own ideals and solutions. The nature of political discourse is so off-putting to me that it’s easy to see why I stick to television and movies.
But given the sheer importance of politics in our society, the toxic wasteland of vitriolic rhetoric often yields truly compelling stories. The 2000 presidential election left the entire nation in rapt suspense as we spent weeks unsure of who our next president would be. Likewise, the 2008 presidential campaign was as deeply historic as it was fiercely fought. Continue reading
Posted in Double Features, Movies
Tagged 2008 Election, America, Bob Balaban, current-events, Denis Leary, double feature, Ed Harris, entertainment, Game Change, Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey, media, Movies, Politics, Recount, Tom Wilkinson, USA, Woody Harrelson
Here’s episode 2 of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!
Episode 3 – History on the Screen, Cloud Atlas and Breaking Bad
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“In honor of this week’s July 4th holiday, Tiny and Matt discuss the good, the bad and the inaccurate when it comes to (mostly American) historical movies and television shows. Tiny also champions a potential return to form for the Wachowskis and Matt talks up low budget sci-fi and his rewatch of Breaking Bad.”
Want to skip ahead to our main topic? We discuss History on the Screen 11mins, 43secs into the episode.
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Posted in The Obsessive Viewer Podcast
Tagged 17 Again, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 24, 28 Days Later, Aaron Paul, Abraham Lincoln, Alfonso Cuarón, Andrew Jackson, Andy Wachowski, Angels and Airwaves, Band of Brothers, Betsy Brandt, Bill Murray, biopics, blu-ray, Boardwalk Empire, Bobby Cannavale, Boston Legal, Breaking Bad, Brendan Gleeson, Brotherhood, Bryan Cranston, Cloud Atlas, Damien Lewis, Daniel Day Lewis, David Morse, David Schwimmer, Deadwood, Denis Leary, Dennis Quaid, District 9, Doona Bae, Edmund Morris, Elysium, entertainment, Eric Bana, filmmaking, films, Frank Langella, Friends, Frost/Nixon, Game Change, Game of Thrones, George Clooney, George R.R. Martin, Gravity, HBO, Heath Ledger, Hyde Park on the Hudson, James Badge Dale, James Bond, James McAvoy, James Spader, Jason Isaacs, Jaws, Jeffrey Wright, JFK, John Adams, John Oliver, Jon Meacham, Jon Stewart, Jon Voight, Joseph Mazzello, Julianne Moore, jurassic park, Kevin Spacey, Lana Wachowski, Laura Linney, les miserables, liberal arts, lincoln, Love, Matt Damon, Mel Gibson, Michael Bay, Michael Cudlitz, Michael Sheen, miniseries, Moon, Movies, Munich, National Treasure, National Treasure Book of Secrets, Neil Blomkamp, Netflix, Nicholas Cage, Nicholas Sparks, Nick Offerman, Oliver Stone, P.T. Anderson, Parkland, Parks and Recreation, Paul Giamatti, Pearl Harbor, Recount, Ron Howard, ron livingston, Sally Field, Sam Rockwell, Sandra Bullock, Saving Private Ryan, Secretary, Showtime, Source Code, Speed Racer, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen Dillane, Stephen King, steven spielberg, Television, The American Film Company, The Black List, The Conspirator, The Daily Show, The Lucky One, The Pacific, The Paperboy, The Patriot, The Special Relationship, Tom DeLong, Tom Hanks, Tom Hooper, Tom Wilkinson, Tony Kushner, tv, Wachowskis, William Fichtner, Woody Harrelson, Zac Efron, Zefron
Posted in Horror, Movies, Trailer Tuesday
Tagged Carrie, Chloe Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Julianne Moore, Kimberly Peirce, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King, Stephen King Week, Trailer Tuesday, trailers