If I were president, on Day One I would sign an executive order banning movie remakes. But I’m not, and they keep happening. So Buzzfeed asked their readers what movies SHOULD be remade, and why.
Here are some highlights:
- “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. . . to fix some of the changes they made from the original book, and to have a REAL Asian actor play Mr. Yunioshi, rather than MICKEY ROONEY in “yellowface”.
- “The People Under the Stairs”. . . Because it deals with issues that are still relevant: Race, class, and “how greed brings out the worst in people.”
- “Little Shop of Horrors”. . . Just so NEIL PATRICK HARRIS could play Seymour.
- “The Outsiders”. . . Because kids are still reading the book, but probably don’t even know who the actors in the movie are anymore.
- “The Breakfast Club”. . . So they could add discussions on race, gender, and LGBT issues.
(Are there any movies YOU think should be remade? Why? Or are you against remakes altogether? Discuss. And check out more possibilities at Buzzfeed.com.)
A weathergirl in the U.K. dropped a bunch of “Ghostbusters” references during her report on Monday. Apparently she said 22 different things that either had to do with the movies, or the actors. But you have to listen pretty closely to catch some of them.
Ryan and Jourdan Spencer of Scotch Plains, New Jersey met on a blind date back in 2004, and got married in 2007. And a few years ago, they were checking out some old home movies from Jourdan’s childhood.
They were watching one from July of 1988 . . . Jourdan was just a little girl at the time, visiting an amusement park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania called Sesame Place. And while her dad was filming her, a skinny kid with glasses randomly walked into the frame.
It was RYAN.
They grew up about 45 minutes apart, and had even talked about going to Sesame Place as kids . . . but they had no idea they were there on the same DAY in 1988, or that they’d ever crossed paths.
They just showed their three kids the tape . . . and they say the tape is making them both believe in FATE.
Your female “Ghostbusters” have been announced . . . and the choices definitely could have been worse. KRISTEN WIIG and MELISSA MCCARTHY from “Bridesmaids” are headlining the cast. Which isn’t surprising, since “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig is doing this one. And he Tweeted that it’s coming out June 22nd, 2016.
Kristen and Melissa will be backed up by current “Saturday Night Live” cast members KATE MCKINNON and LESLIE JONES. And yes, Leslie Jones is BLACK.
There’s no word if she’ll be the fourth-most important Ghostbuster, like ERNIE HUDSON was in the original movies.
It’s interesting that BILL MURRAY has always been the stumbling block to getting a third “Ghostbusters” made with the original cast. But when asked who should star in the female version, he mentioned both Kristen and Melissa.
Maybe the casting will convince him to make a cameo?
There are so many things that are conveniently easy in the movies but insanely difficult in real life . . . maybe even impossible. Here are nine classic examples . . .
- Swimming long distances underwater. Try this game: When someone goes underwater in a movie, try to hold your breath until they get some air themselves. Chances are you’ll lose.
- Guessing someone’s computer password. It’s always somebody’s daughter’s name, or if there’s a picture of a Maserati on the wall, then it’s “Maserati”.
But is it EVER that easy? And besides, isn’t every site these days making you add numbers and other characters?
- Computer hacking. There always seems to be that guy who can get into the Department of Defense in, like, five seconds. And everybody in movies seems to KNOW that guy.
- Pulling someone up with only one arm. A baby, sure. A toddler, probably. But if most of us had to pull someone up who’s, like, 12 or older . . . with just one arm . . . that someone is going to fall into the volcano.
- Waking up from being knocked out. When you wake up from being knocked out, you’re in pain. SERIOUS pain. But in the movies, they come to and get right back to business.
- Jumping through a glass window. Movie characters usually have a few superficial cuts and scrapes when they go through windows. If any.
YOU, on the other hand, would probably need stitches in several places. You might even need some parts reattached.
- Getting high-paying jobs at an early age. How many sexy twenty-somethings do you know who are Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists or astrophysicists who can save the world from alien attacks?
- Owning an apartment in New York City. I don’t know if you’ve heard, but apartments in New York are kind of expensive.
And it would be WAY too expensive for the struggling artist-type characters who always seem to own them.
- Sex. Nobody ever needs to fiddle with birth control . . . and when it’s over, nobody ever needs to clean up.
(E!Online / Reddit)