Movies That People Think Should be Remade

Movies That People Think Should be Remade

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.)

Five TV Randoms, Including Rob Lowe and John Stamos Losing Shows on the Same Day

Five TV Randoms, Including Rob Lowe and John Stamos Losing Shows on the Same Day

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  1. Rob Lowe and John Stamos are still as handsome as they were in 1989, but handsomeness isn’t always enough to keep your job, even in Hollywood.  Fox has canceled Rob’s show “The Grinder” and John’s sitcom “Grandfathered”.
    Rob Tweeted, quote, “‘The Grinder’ was not renewed.  It was unapologetically original, smart, funny, and had a murder’s row of talent . . . I’m thrilled to have 22 episodes that were as acclaimed as they were.  Time well spent!  And there’s still Grindr.  So there’s that.  #NotAllBadNews.”  (???)
    Fox also canceled “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” and “Bordertown”.
  2. ABC canceled “Nashville” after four seasons, “Castle” after eight and “The Muppets” after just one.  Meanwhile, CBS is letting “Supergirl” move to the CW, where it actually fits better anyway, with their other DC Comics-based shows.
  3. Kevin James will star in a sitcom for CBS called “Kevin Can Wait”, and yet again, he’s playing a normal guy, who has a much hotter wife.  She’s Erinn Hayes, and you might know her from “Children’s Hospital”.
  4. NBC is doing another “Chicago” show.  It’s “Chicago Justice”, and it joins “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago P.D.”, and “Chicago Med”.
  5. CBS is working on a “Good Wife” spin-off starring Christine Baranski.  However, it’s being developed for CBS’ streaming service, not the network.
The Way You Hang a Toilet Paper Roll Secretly Reveals Your Personality

The Way You Hang a Toilet Paper Roll Secretly Reveals Your Personality

Photo: Elya, Wikipedia

Photo: Elya, Wikipedia

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.

(The Independent)

 

(Here's the patent drawing for toilet paper.)

(Here’s the patent drawing for toilet paper.)

Your Female Ghostbusters Are Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones

Your Female Ghostbusters Are Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones

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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.

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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?