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.)
One of the great, pointless debates of modern life is the right way to hang a roll of toilet paper. Do you go with the “over” style, where the paper hangs to the front, or “under,” where the paper hangs to the back?
Well, believe it or not, a therapist ran a study on 2,000 people to see if the way you hang toilet paper is a window into your personality . . . and she actually DID find one connection.
People who put a toilet paper roll in the “over” style are more DOMINANT. People who hang the roll “under” style are more submissive.
She also found that the “over” people are SO dominant, sometimes they actually switch the paper at other people’s houses if it’s “under” style.
For what it’s worth, last year, someone actually dug up the original toilet paper roll patent from 1891 and found that in the drawings, the roll is in the “over” style.
(Here’s the patent drawing for toilet paper.)
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?