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Total Recall And 8 Other 90s Film Remakes

August 3rd, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Total Recall
Think it's too early to remake films from the 1990s? Think again. Total Recall, the sci-fi action hit from 1990, has the spotlight once again as its remake hits theaters this weekend. In honor of the occasion we took a look at films from the 1990s that have been repurposed - we use that word, because half of these films are ideas lifted from other countries.

Bangkok Dangerous: Nicolas Cage's production company purchased the right to a remake of a 1999 Thai shoot-em-up of the same name. Basically, Cage goes to Bangkok and kills a lot of people. The film was thrashed in reviews, but it sti...
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7 Scariest Films to Watch on Halloween

October 28th, 2009 10:30am EDT
Scariest Films to Watch on Halloween
To be clear, we abhor the countless seemingly arbitrary lists of "scary" films that have littered the internet and many a magazine. If you are tired of trying to search these lists looking for films that don't have Halloween or 13th in the title, you will appreciate our list. Horror films, for the most part, are supposed to move the audience. They are not created for awards shows, and typically the ones that haunt us are the ones which are considered to be "bad" films. The most obvious issue with these previous lists it that they do not give an accurate explanation of how they define th...
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Spike TV Announces Nominees For 'Scream 2008'

September 15th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
SCREAM 2008
It will be one "dark knight" this October as Spike TV presents the third annual "SCREAM," a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres.

Taping on Saturday, October 18 from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "SCREAM 2008" will premiere on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21 (9:00- 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Show host, presenters and musical performers to be announced shortly.

"We're incredibly honored to have the support of such luminaries in the creative community to help determine the nominees for 'SCREAM 2008,'" says Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event prod...
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Naomi Watts Knows People Who've Been Held Hostage In Their Home

March 17th, 2008 9:41am EDT
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts' harrowing new film Funny Games was made all the more traumatic for the actress because she actually knows of two people who were held hostage in their own homes.

The star plays an upperclass wife and mother who is tormented and tortured by psychotic home invaders in the ultraviolent film, which also stars Tim Roth and Michael Pitt. And it wasn't so fictional for her.

She explains, "I know two people quite well who've been held hostage in their home. It does happen and it's really freaky - but it's not always as nightmarish as this, thank God. One of them lived in Be...
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Naomi Watts Got Bound Up For Violent 'Funny Games' Scenes

March 17th, 2008 8:39am EDT
Naomi Watts in Funny Games
New mom Naomi Watts really did struggle while making violent new movie Funny Games because she was actually bound for torture scenes. The star admits she didn't have to act out scenes in which she was uncomfortable and humiliated because she was in a state of panic for real.

Playing a mom and wife, who is tormented and tortured by two psychotic home invaders, Watts was tied up in her underwear for half of the disturbing Michael Haneke film.

She recalls, "It was very, very hard to do and the fact that I had to do the rest of the film in my underwear was incredibly difficult but i...
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Opening March 14: Funny Games

March 11th, 2008 11:28am EDT
Funny Games
Notoriously nihilistic filmmaker Michael Haneke revisits one of his most controversial works in this remake of 1997's Funny Games starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth. When a family of three arrives at their remote summer cabin for a quiet getaway, the sudden arrival of two psychotic men sets the stage for a harrowing life-or-death struggle that offer... Continue Summary

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Tim Roth Will Never Watch 'Funny Games' Despite Starring In It

February 5th, 2008 2:42pm EST
Tim Roth
British actor Tim Roth was left so disturbed by his experience on horror movie Funny Games, he has pledged never to watch the film.

The Reservoir Dogs star plays a father who is forced to watch his wife and two young sons fight for their lives after they are taken hostage.

Roth insists the role drew too many similarities to his own life - as he is married with two boys.

He says, "I'll never see that movie. It damaged me.

"That was one of the hardest things I've done as an actor. And as a parent - the boy bears a strong resemblance to one of my own children."

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Naomi Watts: 'Children Won't Affect My Career'

January 4th, 2008 10:26am EST
Naomi Watts
Actress Naomi Watts has laughed off speculation she'll focus solely on making family films now she's a mom.

The diverse movie star - whose latest film, Funny Games , is about two men who take a family hostage - gave birth to baby Alexander last July, and has been inundated with questions over her career plans now she has an impressionable youngster to raise.

However, Watts insists her personal life will bear no influence on her movie choices. She says, "(Am I going to) become a Disney girl? No! Someone asked me whether I'd make Funny Games now as a parent. I think I would. I'd h...
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