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Original Movie Vs. The Remake: Which Was Better?

7/5/2015 3:35pm EDT
10 Remakes That Will Redefine Your Appreciation Of Cinema
A few days ago, we posted a list of great sequels in recognition of the typically franchise-heavy summer movie season. This year is also seeing its fair share of the ostensibly even less original piece of the Established Property Pie: the Remake. Most movies of this ilk have no reason for existing beyond turning an easy profit, but every once in a while, this imitation game proves its worth. So if the latest “Poltergeist” or “Point Break” has got you down, just remind yourself that these classic remakes exist. But how many of them match or even exceed the original?

The Thing From Another W...

Five Most Overrated & Underrated Political Films

11/14/2008 9:57am EST
We just went through the most fascinating and compelling election season ever in the television age. A lot of people are glad it's over, but there are those who simply can't get enough of the entertainment that is politics.

Unfortunately for the latter group, the only politics on TV right now involves Sarah Palin making the rounds and discussing the matters of a state with a population density that makes the Sahara Desert look like mid-town Manhattan. In other words, it's a snoozer.

So the last respite for these political junkies is the political movie. But which to choose? Th...

Election Movies: When Real Life Campaign Drama Isn't Enough

9/11/2008 9:30am EDT
Somehow, if you think that the American political system doesn't have enough pageantry or drama, the only possible place for you to turn are the movies. You can find a campaign movie for just about every level of politics. For the most part, they all tell the same story. You have your candidate, and there's an election going on, and from high school to the presidency, there's going to be a debate on using negative campaigning, a starry-eyed speech about sticking to your ethics, and then some sort of sex scandal. Sounds about right.

Election (1999)

It seems that the chance for a pe...

George Clooney Embarrassed By Hookers

10/4/2006 10:06am EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney was left red-faced when he first moved to Hollywood because he didn't realize the women who were hitting on him were prostitutes. The actor was blown away by all the female attention he received when his actor cousin Miguel Ferrer first showed him around Tinseltown.

When Ferrer - who has starred in a host of films, including RoboCop, and The Manchurian Candidate - took Clooney to see the sights of the city a group of 15 women approached the two actors and asked them if they wanted to "party".

Clooney was flattered at first but his ego boost was short-lived. He told ...

Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter Re-release To Benefit AIDS Research & Relief

4/19/2006 11:05am EDT
Cole Porter
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter is an eclectic musical homage to the legendary songwriter benefiting AIDS research and relief. On April 25th Shout! Factory will release the videos from this successful benefit project on DVD for the first time, combined with a newly remastered CD in the same package. Red Hot + Blue brings together a diverse group of A-list artists including U2, The Neville Brothers, Sinead O'Conner, Tom Waits, David Byrne (who also directs one of the videos) and more to cover Cole Porter gems such as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Too Darn Hot," "I Get A Kick Out ...

Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling To Star in 'Fracture'

11/10/2005 9:48am EST
Ryan Gosling
New Line Cinema has greenlit production on the thriller "Fracture," starring Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) and Ryan Gosling (The Notebook), it was announced by New Line Production President Toby Emmerich. The film, which is being directed by Greg Hoblit (Hart’s War, Primal Fear) is scheduled for a February 2006 production start in Los Angeles.

Written by Dan Pyne (The Sum of All Fears, The Manchurian Candidate) and Glenn Gers, Fracture revolves around an assistant district attorney who becomes a crusader for justice when a man who tries to murder his wife – a woman that is now...