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2013-01-17 02:46:07 PM  

Ghastly: I hope it's not coming out for Christmas 2014. I hate Christmas.


I do too. The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas. Oh, God. It was so horrible. It was Christmas Eve. I was 9 years old. Me and Mom were decorating the tree, waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by. Dad wasn't home. So Mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. That's when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.

/Don't even get me started on President's Day
 
2013-01-17 02:47:14 PM  

Shadow Blasko: [i.chzbgr.com image 384x1500]


John Rhys Davies is great but he's no BRIAN BLESSED.
 
2013-01-17 02:51:04 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: The marketing blitz that will follow would probably include Greta in the SI Swimsuit Issue.
[25.media.tumblr.com image 406x615]
Or worse, in Playboy.


What does Nicki Minaj have to do with Gremlins?
 
2013-01-17 02:54:46 PM  
I keep checking in on this thread while watching Portlandia and they somehow fit perfect together.
 
2013-01-17 03:00:49 PM  

Fano: My heart longs for such remakes. How many times have you watched a film where the casting was slightly wrong, or some shots seemed botched, or the effects were beyond the makers etc? Sure seems some midlivel movies could be remade. Of course, those movies, being failures, wouldn't attract investors.


THIS

The movie from the 1980s that should be remade is Brainstorm, directed by Douglas Trumbull. It's an OK film, but the story had far more potential (the production was a disaster by all accounts).

Of course, because it's not a known commodity, and lost money, no-one will do it.
 
2013-01-17 03:27:11 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: The marketing blitz that will follow would probably include Greta in the SI Swimsuit Issue.
[25.media.tumblr.com image 406x615]
Or worse, in Playboy.


Fap difficulty 15
 
2013-01-17 03:31:13 PM  
It's a Pacer you dumb fark!
gomotors.net
/Not that Gremlin?
//Sorry
 
2013-01-17 03:32:43 PM  

farkeruk: Fano: My heart longs for such remakes. How many times have you watched a film where the casting was slightly wrong, or some shots seemed botched, or the effects were beyond the makers etc? Sure seems some midlivel movies could be remade. Of course, those movies, being failures, wouldn't attract investors.

THIS

The movie from the 1980s that should be remade is Brainstorm, directed by Douglas Trumbull. It's an OK film, but the story had far more potential (the production was a disaster by all accounts).

Of course, because it's not a known commodity, and lost money, no-one will do it.


My only hope, is that while excavating pop culture's landfill for remakes, they stumble upon such a project before they hit rock bottom. I do have precedent for hope from the comics world; a lot of b and c listers get remade from time to time to some success.
 
2013-01-17 03:38:53 PM  
beatsperminute.com

The Mogwai community frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2013-01-17 03:57:52 PM  

Dr Dreidel: kbronsito: Why are we wasting time remaking a movie that does not need remaking!

Black Swan on the other hand... that's due for a remake. In fact, it should be remade every year with two different actresses. I'm thinking Anne Hathaway and Rachel Bilson. Also are there any plans to remake whild things yet?

[images.wikia.com image 260x364]

Whenever Hollywhood whants to. Nothing like hot whomen whipping about in whater to really whork ticket sales.


How about doing it this year with Elle Fanning and Chloe Moretz?
 
2013-01-17 03:59:47 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

I'd "feed her after midnight" if you know what I mean.
 
2013-01-17 04:17:43 PM  
Wish they would remake Blazing Saddles.
 
2013-01-17 04:18:34 PM  

sephjnr: Shadow Blasko: [i.chzbgr.com image 384x1500]

John Rhys Davies is great but he's no BRIAN BLESSED.


HA! NO ONE IS!
 
2013-01-17 04:22:56 PM  

digitalrain: More 80s movies that are getting remade:

WarGames

Poltergeist

Drop Dead Fred

The Neverending Story

House Party (yes, the Kid n Play movie)

Flight of the Navigator

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Evil Dead

Dirty Dancing

Akira (farking Akira??? Really???)

The Crow

I'd list more, but it's hard to type curled up on a fetal position.


Wargames is ripe for a remake, something to update the story a bit to more modern times. I'll grant that some may argue that the Terminator franchise is an update or extension of Wargames.

Poltergeist I think deserves a bit of a scarier remake.

I didn't think Drop Dead Fred was worthy of it's original movie, much less a remake. I would think the movie "Ted" would be remake enough.

Neverending Story. Now that one I find hard to justify in any way. At the most updating some special effects maybe, but I fear it'll be done with CGI and it'll look bad.

House Party, dear gods there's been enough variations on that movie there's no need for a remake.

Flight of the Navigator. That one I'd be interested in seeing what could be done with updated special effects. As much as I loved that movie as a kid, it's definitely dated.

Bill and Ted don't need a reboot, they need a sequel. Sadly it just wouldn't be the same without Rufus, even if he didn't have much screen time back in the day.

Evil Dead, I can deal with a reboot, but I'd rather it be more like Evil Dead 2 than the original simply because I like humor with my horror.

Dirty Dancing, meh. Predicatable that they'd do a remake of it.

Akira, never saw the original so I don't really have an opinion on that one.

The Crow. That movie somehow managed to capture something special that they just couldn't get right in the sequels. Hell in a way the sequels were reboots of their own, and they all sucked, as will any reboot of this movie.
 
2013-01-17 04:33:38 PM  
Would mind someone trying a Last Starfighter reboot...
 
2013-01-17 04:35:30 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: sephjnr: Shadow Blasko: [i.chzbgr.com image 384x1500]

John Rhys Davies is great but he's no BRIAN BLESSED.

HA! NO ONE IS!


Dingleberry Dickwad: digitalrain: More 80s movies that are getting remade:

WarGames

Poltergeist

Drop Dead Fred

The Neverending Story

House Party (yes, the Kid n Play movie)

Flight of the Navigator

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Evil Dead

Dirty Dancing



The juxtaposition of these two posts now has me picturing them all starring BRIAN BLESSED.

War Games--"HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF CHESS?!"

Bill & Ted--"BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER!"

Dirty Dancing--"NOBODY PUTS BABY INTO THE CORNER!"

/"DIVE!!!"
 
2013-01-17 04:38:15 PM  

you have pee hands: Are there really people out there who feel like Gremlins is this wonderful piece of cinema that shouldn't be tainted by a remake? We're not exactly talking about Casablanca here.


I can't wait for Citizen Kane 2: The Kanening.

/and wasn't Gremlins 2 about this very thing happening?
 
2013-01-17 04:41:28 PM  

Dr Dreidel: digitalrain: More 80s movies that are getting remade:

Drop Dead Fred

Seriously? Looks like film execs are doing some VHS-bargain-bin diving for "new" ideas.


So... my dream of a Midnight Madness remake may yet be realized?

/starring Michael J. Fox, natch.
 
2013-01-17 04:54:49 PM  
will they bring back phoebe cates?
 
2013-01-17 05:00:12 PM  

LeroyBourne: It made me kinda sad when that woman shoved that one gremlin into the micro-wave, as it winced and groaned in pain, then blew up. I wonder how this re-make will cover that scene or just keep it out all together.


that scene alone gave birth to the PG-13 Rating! Then Red Dawn was the first official movie released officially with the new rating!


I really don't have a problem with a new Gremlins movie, just make it a an actual sequel, not a remake of the original.

they've been talking about a Goonies sequel for a few years now. something about the orginal cast, and thier kids, the new Goonies, retracing the steps that their parents took, and the original Goonies having to go save their kids type of thing.

a new Bill and Ted adventure is being worked on....
 
2013-01-17 05:14:14 PM  

BigLuca: movieman_1979: It's not that difficult. Use puppets, with as little CGI as possible (erase the wires, etc..). Bring back Spielberg to produce and Joe Dante directing. It really isn't that difficult.

Using puppets would increase the cost by almost 6% and make it nearly impossible for the asian Gremlin to use Kung-fu. And you can forget about "bullet-time" fighting.


This sounds like it would work well if they used "I'm Walkin' On Sunshine" at some point during the movie as well.
 
2013-01-17 05:25:28 PM  
You are welcome.

NSFW
 
2013-01-17 05:32:26 PM  

The Troof hurts: You are welcome.

NSFW


www.reactionface.info
 
2013-01-17 05:46:10 PM  

T.rex: Freschel: The only way to have Yoda to have a light saber battle is through CGI. Puppetry is just too limited.

I don't think 'creatures' in a monster movie should be CGI. Its not scary when you don't think something is really actually there.... The Mist, The Host, The Relic.... all lame because they had no animatronics.


You have no idea what good visual effects are.

CG and puppets are a tool. You're just arguing which one is less "fake". Is it any less fake when you can clearly tell it's a puppet?

There's plenty of great CG out there that nobody has a clue that's not real or on set. Only the technophobes on FARK seem to be in denial.
 
2013-01-17 05:52:16 PM  

Mad_Radhu: The Troof hurts: You are welcome.

NSFW


Indeed. Everyone remembers her tit shot, but I gotta go with dat ass.
 
2013-01-17 05:52:30 PM  

TheLopper: We need to figure out how to clone Phoebe Cates and unleash a new version every 20 years.


THIS! THIS! A thousand times, this!!!! In fact, I'll take twelve!
 
2013-01-17 06:01:12 PM  

peterthx: T.rex: Freschel: The only way to have Yoda to have a light saber battle is through CGI. Puppetry is just too limited.

I don't think 'creatures' in a monster movie should be CGI. Its not scary when you don't think something is really actually there.... The Mist, The Host, The Relic.... all lame because they had no animatronics.

You have no idea what good visual effects are.

CG and puppets are a tool. You're just arguing which one is less "fake". Is it any less fake when you can clearly tell it's a puppet?

There's plenty of great CG out there that nobody has a clue that's not real or on set. Only the technophobes on FARK seem to be in denial.


I like to use the term "physical effects" for actual puppets and set miniatures. but that still falls under the visual effects banner.

I will say this however.. I really liked the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy movie for the simple fact the great majority of the creatures on set were actual latex and foam "puppets, honest to god muppets, on set intereacting with the Human cast.

the only film I can personally remember... semi recently... that was heavily reliant on actual physical effects was "freaked!". I would love if someone can point out some more modern examples
 
2013-01-17 06:27:17 PM  

Znuh: Because Yoda bouncing around like an animated tick force-fed cocaine and amphetamines felt real.


Because a 300 year old green midget creature with infinite knowledge (except when it comes to putting words into proper sentences) feels real.
 
2013-01-17 06:58:06 PM  
178 comments and only 1 photo and 1 link of Ms Cates. This is not Fark
 
2013-01-17 07:09:02 PM  

HatMadeOfAss: Znuh: Because Yoda bouncing around like an animated tick force-fed cocaine and amphetamines felt real.

Because a 300 year old green midget creature with infinite knowledge (except when it comes to putting words into proper sentences) feels real.


I you ever talked to a family elder to whom English was the second language, Yoda's mode of speech isn't that odd at all.
 
2013-01-17 07:12:13 PM  
www.jonathanrosenbaum.com

"A remake of "Gremlins"? Sounds like a marvelous idea! We'll need a bit more funding, though. It's been awfully brutal, here. We had to put everything we have into canned food and shotguns."
 
2013-01-17 07:25:15 PM  

The Troof hurts: Mad_Radhu: The Troof hurts: You are welcome.

NSFW

Indeed. Everyone remembers her tit shot, but I gotta go with dat ass.


While you guys argue boobs vs butt, I'll enjoy the entire package.

NSFW
 
2013-01-17 07:29:39 PM  
Best christmas movie since Die Hard.
 
2013-01-17 07:42:32 PM  
You know what I never understood about Gremlins? How they could beat the Imperial Stormtroopers with only rocks and sticks. I mean, the Stormtroopers had armor and blaster rifles, but Spielberg had to go and make his analogy to the Jewish soldiers in Vietnam again, and it totally ruined any credibility. Yeah, it just HAPPENED to take place during Christmas. One of the Gremlins just HAPPENS to get nuked to death. Don't feed them, don't get them wet, don't let them see sunlight. The Gremlins were SLAVES my friends. Wake up and smell the oppression!!!
 
2013-01-17 08:27:19 PM  

kukukupo: Best christmas movie since Die Hard.


It's the movie where I found out there was no Santa Claus.
 
2013-01-17 08:50:11 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: I like to use the term "physical effects" for actual puppets and set miniatures. but that still falls under the visual effects banner.

I will say this however.. I really liked the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy movie for the simple fact the great majority of the creatures on set were actual latex and foam "puppets, honest to god muppets, on set intereacting with the Human cast.

the only film I can personally remember... semi recently... that was heavily reliant on actual physical effects was "freaked!". I would love if someone can point out some more modern examples


Prometheus had quite a few physical effects, and CG where you wouldn't expect it. It was all too funny to read the complaints about the "CG" engineers here on FARK where they were actually people in costume & prosthetics. Just goes to show you how clueless the anti-CGI brigade here is.
 
2013-01-17 09:41:16 PM  

peterthx: Cerebral Knievel: I like to use the term "physical effects" for actual puppets and set miniatures. but that still falls under the visual effects banner.

I will say this however.. I really liked the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy movie for the simple fact the great majority of the creatures on set were actual latex and foam "puppets, honest to god muppets, on set intereacting with the Human cast.

the only film I can personally remember... semi recently... that was heavily reliant on actual physical effects was "freaked!". I would love if someone can point out some more modern examples

Prometheus had quite a few physical effects, and CG where you wouldn't expect it. It was all too funny to read the complaints about the "CG" engineers here on FARK where they were actually people in costume & prosthetics. Just goes to show you how clueless the anti-CGI brigade here is.


To be fair, CGI is done pretty badly in a lot of films nowadays, and bad CGI is far more noticeable and jarring than bad puppets or animatronics. A lot of films just don't make the attempt to fully integrate the CGI with the live-action: the digital creature has no mass, no weight, no physics; the digital terrain lacks the nuances of real terrain like grass rippling in the wind or the subtle differences and variations in the soil; the digital vehicle or vessel is too clean or too shiny or moves strangely. If every film went the extra mile to make the CGI complete, like Jurassic Park, the Star Wars prequels, the Pirates of the Caribbean films, the Lord of the Rings films, and King Kong did, there would be less criticism of CGI in general.

Of course, you'll still have the people who hate it on principle since it's something new and different, but you have to deal with that with everything.

I will readily agree that puppets and animatronics are usually the better choice, if the technology can pull off what's needed. I loved that Goro in the first Mortal Kombat movie was a guy in a suit + animatronics, they did an excellent job with him and he could walk around and interact physically with the cast and sets. Jurassic Park III was an amazing blend of practical and CGI, especially with the raptors, in most of their scenes there was at least one robot and one digital raptor on screen and it was really hard to tell them apart.
 
2013-01-17 09:57:56 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: HatMadeOfAss: Znuh: Because Yoda bouncing around like an animated tick force-fed cocaine and amphetamines felt real.

Because a 300 year old green midget creature with infinite knowledge (except when it comes to putting words into proper sentences) feels real.

I you ever talked to a family elder to whom English was the second language, Yoda's mode of speech isn't that odd at all.


First off: Yoda was 900, not 300.

Second: it was explained to me once by a friend that Yoda is speaking English except utilizing German sentence structure.
 
2013-01-17 10:12:03 PM  
I absolutely LOVED Gremlins 2, and was sad they never made any more. If they make another Gremlins film, that would make me very, very happy.
 
2013-01-17 10:24:26 PM  
peterthx

There's plenty of great CG out there that nobody has a clue that's not real or on set. Only the technophobes on FARK seem to be in denial.

www.upl.co

/// yes ignore the geek culture here, we're all technophobes.
 
2013-01-17 11:32:20 PM  

tricycleracer: Mad_Radhu: Fun trivia fact: the deputy in Gremlins is Mike from Breaking Bad.

He's also in Beverly Hills Cop:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 678x384]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTEOpEGvcKA
 
2013-01-17 11:53:56 PM  

Kanemano: turbidum: FirstNationalBastard: Cue the "Oh, but reboots are good! They make a film relevant for today's audiences while rastafying everything by 10%!" people.

WTF does rastafying mean?

It makes you grow your hair long and smoke lots of weed.


I looked it up. It's a Simpsons reference, "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show". Lady executive says about Poochie, "I feel we should Rasta-fy him by...10 percent or so." (Link) So you were close, it is I guess a reference to Rastafarianism, but I still don't know what it means exactly.
 
2013-01-18 12:10:36 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Kanemano: turbidum: FirstNationalBastard: Cue the "Oh, but reboots are good! They make a film relevant for today's audiences while rastafying everything by 10%!" people.

WTF does rastafying mean?

It makes you grow your hair long and smoke lots of weed.

I looked it up. It's a Simpsons reference, "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show". Lady executive says about Poochie, "I feel we should Rasta-fy him by...10 percent or so." (Link) So you were close, it is I guess a reference to Rastafarianism, but I still don't know what it means exactly.


Don't kids know anything anymore? The idea is that they are marketing a cool character. They are creating every attribute to pander to the demographic by a calculated amount. Think "black, but not TOO black." Or like adjusting the slider on your WoW character to get juuust the right look, or whatever kids do these days.

/adjusts onion on my belt
 
2013-01-18 12:21:39 AM  

Fano: B.L.Z. Bub: Kanemano: turbidum: FirstNationalBastard: Cue the "Oh, but reboots are good! They make a film relevant for today's audiences while rastafying everything by 10%!" people.

WTF does rastafying mean?

It makes you grow your hair long and smoke lots of weed.

I looked it up. It's a Simpsons reference, "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show". Lady executive says about Poochie, "I feel we should Rasta-fy him by...10 percent or so." (Link) So you were close, it is I guess a reference to Rastafarianism, but I still don't know what it means exactly.

Don't kids know anything anymore? The idea is that they are marketing a cool character. They are creating every attribute to pander to the demographic by a calculated amount. Think "black, but not TOO black." Or like adjusting the slider on your WoW character to get juuust the right look, or whatever kids do these days.

/adjusts onion on my belt


OK, but why "Rasta"? Is it referencing Rastafarianism? If so, what's Rastafarian about Poochie? This is where I'm confused.
 
2013-01-18 12:35:09 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Fano: B.L.Z. Bub: Kanemano: turbidum: FirstNationalBastard: Cue the "Oh, but reboots are good! They make a film relevant for today's audiences while rastafying everything by 10%!" people.

WTF does rastafying mean?

It makes you grow your hair long and smoke lots of weed.

I looked it up. It's a Simpsons reference, "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show". Lady executive says about Poochie, "I feel we should Rasta-fy him by...10 percent or so." (Link) So you were close, it is I guess a reference to Rastafarianism, but I still don't know what it means exactly.

Don't kids know anything anymore? The idea is that they are marketing a cool character. They are creating every attribute to pander to the demographic by a calculated amount. Think "black, but not TOO black." Or like adjusting the slider on your WoW character to get juuust the right look, or whatever kids do these days.

/adjusts onion on my belt

OK, but why "Rasta"? Is it referencing Rastafarianism? If so, what's Rastafarian about Poochie? This is where I'm confused.


I'm firing up the episode to answer your question fully, but the answer to the first is "yes", they were trying to make him cool by making him partially rastafarian. Only 10%, so presumably very tiny dreadlocks and certainly no references to Jah or smoking weed. Basically it's clueless marketing talk, iirc, if you listen to all the gibberish they are saying while creating him. This may be the farthest that anyone has ever gone to explain a joke on the internet.
 
2013-01-18 12:49:45 AM  
Having watched the episode, it's exactly as I said. He's a surfin rapper with sunglasses that recycles TO THE EXTREME. He bikes up a ramp to slam dunk a basketball. He's a mishmash of everything considered "cool" so that's the "point" of "rastafy him by 10%"
 
2013-01-18 01:08:06 AM  

OnlyM3: peterthx

There's plenty of great CG out there that nobody has a clue that's not real or on set. Only the technophobes on FARK seem to be in denial.
[www.upl.co image 558x385]

/// yes ignore the geek culture here, we're all technophobes.


End of Avengers, when Iron Man falls out of the portal, and Hulk catches him. Thor rips off the front of Tony's helmet, and they show a close up; all of the metal on Robert Downey Jr's face is digital. Also the mouth guard they make Loki wear at the end as well.
 
2013-01-18 02:45:10 AM  
I barely remember any of the original Gremlins anymore.. but you're not going to surprise anyone about what happens if you feed them after midnight now.
 
2013-01-18 03:01:49 AM  

OnlyM3: Example?

/// yes ignore the geek culture here, we're all technophobes.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

I'm sick of all these motherfarking snakes on my motherfarking face!

/you think a guy in makeup would have looked more "real"?
 
2013-01-18 09:51:14 AM  
Unless they get Marty Scorsese or Brian DePalma to direct it, with DeNiro, Pacino, Walken, SLJ and that redhead from "Mad Men" to star in it, Tarentino to write the script, and make it NC-17 with hardcore lesbian sex scenes and at least 5 beheadings and eviscerations ... I'll pass.

Gremlins was decent for its' day. Just leave it the hell alone already.

Hey, did I just pitch an idea for an awesome movie?
 
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