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2017-10-03 07:16:18 AM  
I loved that movie
 
2017-10-03 07:44:24 AM  

rooftop235: I loved that movie


I don't remember that movie.

Oh wait, that one.  Meh.
 
2017-10-03 08:56:54 AM  
Speaking of reboots, I've read there will be one of Kung Fu....with a female lead.
 
2017-10-03 08:59:26 AM  
You are the Last Starfighter.
 
2017-10-03 09:07:11 AM  

BalugaJoe: You are the Last Starfighter.


Just bought this on Bluray and I'm not sorry.

/Death Blossom
 
2017-10-03 09:09:50 AM  
It's no D.A.R.Y.L.
 
2017-10-03 09:27:04 AM  
Oh it needs to be more dark and gritty?
 
2017-10-03 09:27:20 AM  
Best Paul Reubens role ever!

That movie was the awesome.

If it's not broke, don't fix it.  Wait, Hollywood: If it'$ not broke, we'll fix it.
 
2017-10-03 09:29:22 AM  
Do this one again

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2017-10-03 09:30:48 AM  
I'd honestly like to see a remake of The Explorers without the aliens being goofy looking "kids" when they reach them.
 
2017-10-03 09:35:55 AM  

BalugaJoe: You are the Last Starfighter.


Wasn't it mention they remaking it too?
 
2017-10-03 09:39:44 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Do this one again

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Oh hell no.  That movie is great as it is.  Amazing SFX for its day.
 
2017-10-03 09:42:48 AM  
I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.
 
2017-10-03 09:46:35 AM  

texdent: Speaking of reboots, I've read there will be one of Kung Fu....with a female lead.


I thought this might be good, but then I found out instead of running from the law she will be looking for her kidnapped baby.  blech
 
2017-10-03 09:47:56 AM  
Compliance!
Really?  I'm the first?
 
2017-10-03 09:50:52 AM  

cgraves67: I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.


I have not seen a movie in theaters for the past 2 years (Even the Star Wars ones - fark you Disney, I'll watch them at home if I get around to it) because I'm tired of A) Superheroes, B) Movies based on video games/books, and C) Remakes of movies that were perfectly fine 2 decades ago.

I'll start going to movies again when they start producing original scripts instead of easy cash-grabs.

I understand that movie studios are in it for the money, not the art, and that big budget crap makes them shiattons of money in China.  I understand that because of this, they have no reason to make original movies, but fark off.
 
2017-10-03 09:51:20 AM  

FoxholeAtheist: I'd honestly like to see a remake of The Explorers without the aliens being goofy looking "kids" when they reach them.


That was the whole point of the movie: kids are kids, no matter where they're from.
 
2017-10-03 09:51:33 AM  
I want them to remake Looker and Runaway.
 
2017-10-03 09:57:15 AM  
I just had a sad thought... Some kids watching this might not know what an Arcade machine is.

 How are they going to modernize this? By having the kid play the game as a smart phone app? An Xbox? A VR headset?

Now for an amusing thought... what if they remade this movie but the kid is instead brought in as a reluctant hero in the Starship Troopers universe. I'd spend 90 minutes watching a 12 year old kid running for his life constantly as waves of bugs come crashing in to kill him. Would make for a great family film.
 
2017-10-03 10:05:40 AM  

togaman2k: cgraves67: I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.

I have not seen a movie in theaters for the past 2 years (Even the Star Wars ones - fark you Disney, I'll watch them at home if I get around to it) because I'm tired of A) Superheroes, B) Movies based on video games/books, and C) Remakes of movies that were perfectly fine 2 decades ago.

I'll start going to movies again when they start producing original scripts instead of easy cash-grabs.

I understand that movie studios are in it for the money, not the art, and that big budget crap makes them shiattons of money in China.  I understand that because of this, they have no reason to make original movies, but fark off.


Inception was a pretty bold new movie with a new concept, it's a miracle they made it but only because Christopher Nolan was sh*tting gold at the time.
 
2017-10-03 10:09:35 AM  

togaman2k: cgraves67: I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.

I have not seen a movie in theaters for the past 2 years (Even the Star Wars ones - fark you Disney, I'll watch them at home if I get around to it) because I'm tired of A) Superheroes, B) Movies based on video games/books, and C) Remakes of movies that were perfectly fine 2 decades ago.

I'll start going to movies again when they start producing original scripts instead of easy cash-grabs.

I understand that movie studios are in it for the money, not the art, and that big budget crap makes them shiattons of money in China.  I understand that because of this, they have no reason to make original movies, but fark off.


Not wanting movies that are based on books is...just farking weird, considering that some of the movie industries greatest films have been based on books.

Also, this whole "I want originality!" thing is never going to happen.  And not for any cynical "it's all about money" reason, but because there's really no such thing as an original story and there hasn't been for longer than humans have been making movies.  It's all just variations on stories we've already told repeatedly.

Have you maybe considered taking the stick out of your arse and just enjoying yourself?
 
2017-10-03 10:10:19 AM  

bdub77: togaman2k: cgraves67: I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.

I have not seen a movie in theaters for the past 2 years (Even the Star Wars ones - fark you Disney, I'll watch them at home if I get around to it) because I'm tired of A) Superheroes, B) Movies based on video games/books, and C) Remakes of movies that were perfectly fine 2 decades ago.

I'll start going to movies again when they start producing original scripts instead of easy cash-grabs.

I understand that movie studios are in it for the money, not the art, and that big budget crap makes them shiattons of money in China.  I understand that because of this, they have no reason to make original movies, but fark off.

Inception was a pretty bold new movie with a new concept, it's a miracle they made it but only because Christopher Nolan was sh*tting gold at the time.


Exactly.

Interstellar (Nolan, too) and Passengers were pretty good too.

That's why I like movies from the 70s and 80s so much. The studios greened just about everything so you had a wide variety of original movies available (and a bunch of terrible crap, but that is part of the process).
 
2017-10-03 10:13:22 AM  
Next up is Mr. Boogity.

Just leave "Something Wicked this Way Comes" - that movie was perfect, if not well received.
 
2017-10-03 10:14:44 AM  

togaman2k: That's why I like movies from the 70s and 80s so much. The studios greened just about everything so you had a wide variety of original movies available (and a bunch of terrible crap, but that is part of the process).


I'm fairly certain Weekend at Bernie's was made and produced on a cocaine bender.
 
2017-10-03 10:14:59 AM  

bdub77: togaman2k: cgraves67: I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.

I have not seen a movie in theaters for the past 2 years (Even the Star Wars ones - fark you Disney, I'll watch them at home if I get around to it) because I'm tired of A) Superheroes, B) Movies based on video games/books, and C) Remakes of movies that were perfectly fine 2 decades ago.

I'll start going to movies again when they start producing original scripts instead of easy cash-grabs.

I understand that movie studios are in it for the money, not the art, and that big budget crap makes them shiattons of money in China.  I understand that because of this, they have no reason to make original movies, but fark off.

Inception was a pretty bold new movie with a new concept, it's a miracle they made it but only because Christopher Nolan was sh*tting gold at the time.


Colossal was interesting.
 
2017-10-03 10:16:42 AM  
I loved Flight of the Navigator as a kid, but I just can't see modern studios getting the sense of wonder and fun right. They'd either go all dark and gritty, or generic action.
 
2017-10-03 10:18:09 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: I loved Flight of the Navigator as a kid, but I just can't see modern studios getting the sense of wonder and fun right. They'd either go all dark and gritty, or generic action.


I'm guessing generic "family" action, starring The Rock.
 
2017-10-03 10:19:51 AM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Colossal was interesting.


But let's be honest, everyone wants to know what historical figure will be played by Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, or Meryl Streep in the upcoming feel-bad movie of the year, "Just F*cking Give Me an Oscar Already".
 
2017-10-03 10:22:09 AM  

togaman2k: cgraves67: I like Flight of the Navigator. I have no wish to see a remake.

I have not seen a movie in theaters for the past 2 years (Even the Star Wars ones - fark you Disney, I'll watch them at home if I get around to it) because I'm tired of A) Superheroes, B) Movies based on video games/books, and C) Remakes of movies that were perfectly fine 2 decades ago.

I'll start going to movies again when they start producing original scripts instead of easy cash-grabs.

I understand that movie studios are in it for the money, not the art, and that big budget crap makes them shiattons of money in China.  I understand that because of this, they have no reason to make original movies, but fark off.


Here's an incomplete list of excellent movies that did not get the attention they deserved

From Martin McDonagh
In Bruges
Seven Psycopaths
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

From John Michael Mcdonagh
The Guard
Calvary (one of the best movies in the last 25 years)
War On Everyone (not as good as his other too but still ok)

From Riann Johnson
Brick
The Brothers Bloom

From Jeremy Saulnier
Blue Ruin
Green Room (haven't seen it but have heard good things)

From Jeff Nichols
Shotgun Stories
Mud
Take Shelter
Loving
Midnight Special (not so much)
 
2017-10-03 10:25:27 AM  
Gimme some of that sweet, sweet Dabney Coleman action.

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2017-10-03 10:31:34 AM  
Loved this movie as a young kid. However it was one of those movies I saw once, then never heard about it again so I started wondering if I'd imagined the whole thing. Then about 8 or 10 years ago, I found a reference to it and that calmed my nerves. I still haven't rewatched it and I probably never will, to keep that feeling alive.
 
2017-10-03 10:32:05 AM  
Damn, I thought it was going to be this one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095709/
 
2017-10-03 10:32:37 AM  

blackminded: Gimme some of that sweet, sweet Dabney Coleman action.

[img.fark.net image 220x325][img.fark.net image 182x268]


Speaking of Cloak and Dagger, Marvel's version is going to be on the Freeform channel at some point.
 
2017-10-03 10:34:52 AM  
It's a silly movie and I loved it as a kid, in part because it was pretty much filmed down the street from a a family friend's house (the "future" family home scenes.) Still a guilty pleasure now. Shame the kid grew up to have such issues. Not sure how to feel about a remake. The near-future scenes might be interesting. Don't know who would replace Ruebens; can't think of a late 10's equivalent.

As for Last Starfighter, that movie is probably impossible to remake; It's very much a product of its time and couldn't be given proper justice.

/Centauri is the farking Doctor
//You can't prove me wrong
 
2017-10-03 10:38:24 AM  
I always thought a good remake would be The Final Countdown (no, not the awful song).
 
2017-10-03 10:44:39 AM  

Officer Barrelroll: I always thought a good remake would be The Final Countdown (no, not the awful song).


C'MON!
 
2017-10-03 10:51:37 AM  
As a kid I loved that movie.  Disney Channel used to show it and the making of it all the time.

Years later I rewatch it as an adult.  Ugh, really not that good.
 
2017-10-03 10:53:25 AM  

theurge14: As a kid I loved that movie.  Disney Channel used to show it and the making of it all the time.

Years later I rewatch it as an adult.  Ugh, really not that good.


Welcome to adult!

;_;
 
2017-10-03 10:55:17 AM  

KingBiefWhistle: It's a silly movie and I loved it as a kid, in part because it was pretty much filmed down the street from a a family friend's house (the "future" family home scenes.) Still a guilty pleasure now. Shame the kid grew up to have such issues. Not sure how to feel about a remake. The near-future scenes might be interesting. Don't know who would replace Ruebens; can't think of a late 10's equivalent.

As for Last Starfighter, that movie is probably impossible to remake; It's very much a product of its time and couldn't be given proper justice.

/Centauri is the farking Doctor
//You can't prove me wrong


How would it be impossible to remake? The big plot point was "Kid does ridiculously well on space fighter video game that's secretly a recruiting tool for aliens and joins an alien space war". Video games are still huge these days. It may not be an arcade game like the original, but the core concept is still highly doable.
 
2017-10-03 10:57:50 AM  

FoxholeAtheist: I'd honestly like to see a remake of The Explorers without the aliens being goofy looking "kids" when they reach them.


Can't, River Phoenix is too old for the part.
 
2017-10-03 10:59:46 AM  

FoxholeAtheist: I'd honestly like to see a remake of The Explorers without the aliens being goofy looking "kids" when they reach them.


I'd like to see it rebooted with young female adults with augmented breasts who travel through space having sexual intercourse with mutliple partners. It would be called the Explwhores.
 
2017-10-03 11:04:59 AM  

killro: I just had a sad thought... Some kids watching this might not know what an Arcade machine is.

 How are they going to modernize this? By having the kid play the game as a smart phone app? An Xbox? A VR headset?

Now for an amusing thought... what if they remade this movie but the kid is instead brought in as a reluctant hero in the Starship Troopers universe. I'd spend 90 minutes watching a 12 year old kid running for his life constantly as waves of bugs come crashing in to kill him. Would make for a great family film.


You're thinking of The Last Starfighter.

Flight of the Navigator is the one where the kid is dropped back on earth twenty years later.
 
2017-10-03 11:10:11 AM  
I've been trying to find this for my kids to watch.  I've been compiling a list of movies they should see now that they are getting old enough.  A few months back we watched Batteries Not Included.

/I don't leak, you leak.
 
2017-10-03 11:11:15 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: KingBiefWhistle: It's a silly movie and I loved it as a kid, in part because it was pretty much filmed down the street from a a family friend's house (the "future" family home scenes.) Still a guilty pleasure now. Shame the kid grew up to have such issues. Not sure how to feel about a remake. The near-future scenes might be interesting. Don't know who would replace Ruebens; can't think of a late 10's equivalent.

As for Last Starfighter, that movie is probably impossible to remake; It's very much a product of its time and couldn't be given proper justice.

/Centauri is the farking Doctor
//You can't prove me wrong

How would it be impossible to remake? The big plot point was "Kid does ridiculously well on space fighter video game that's secretly a recruiting tool for aliens and joins an alien space war". Video games are still huge these days. It may not be an arcade game like the original, but the core concept is still highly doable.


Just make it a Xobx One/PS4 game and you wouldn't have to rewrite much of the script beyond that.
 
2017-10-03 11:12:36 AM  

killro: I just had a sad thought... Some kids watching this might not know what an Arcade machine is.

 How are they going to modernize this? By having the kid play the game as a smart phone app? An Xbox? A VR headset?

Now for an amusing thought... what if they remade this movie but the kid is instead brought in as a reluctant hero in the Starship Troopers universe. I'd spend 90 minutes watching a 12 year old kid running for his life constantly as waves of bugs come crashing in to kill him. Would make for a great family film.


Wreck-It Ralph was entirely set in an arcade.
 
2017-10-03 11:15:56 AM  

stappawho: I've been trying to find this for my kids to watch.  I've been compiling a list of movies they should see now that they are getting old enough.  A few months back we watched Batteries Not Included.

/I don't leak, you leak.


I've been doing a thing with my kid....When I Was Your Age movie nights.  I pick a movie that came out when I was the same age she is now, and we watch it together.

This year so far we've watched:

The Princess Bride
Raising Arizona
Batteries Not Included
The Monster Squad
Innerspace
Spaceballs
Robocop
 
2017-10-03 11:19:31 AM  

bdub77: It's no D.A.R.Y.L.


I think you meant to write Mac and Me. This is the movie Spielberg famously ripped off and renamed ET.
Mac and Me (9/11) Movie CLIP - Wheelchair Chase (1988) HD
Youtube xuVz2BPLRBY
 
2017-10-03 11:21:58 AM  

GungFu: bdub77: It's no D.A.R.Y.L.

I think you meant to write Mac and Me. This is the movie Spielberg famously ripped off and renamed ET.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/xuVz2BPLRBY]


img.fark.net
 
2017-10-03 11:24:14 AM  

Teufelaffe: Dingleberry Dickwad: KingBiefWhistle: It's a silly movie and I loved it as a kid, in part because it was pretty much filmed down the street from a a family friend's house (the "future" family home scenes.) Still a guilty pleasure now. Shame the kid grew up to have such issues. Not sure how to feel about a remake. The near-future scenes might be interesting. Don't know who would replace Ruebens; can't think of a late 10's equivalent.

As for Last Starfighter, that movie is probably impossible to remake; It's very much a product of its time and couldn't be given proper justice.

/Centauri is the farking Doctor
//You can't prove me wrong

How would it be impossible to remake? The big plot point was "Kid does ridiculously well on space fighter video game that's secretly a recruiting tool for aliens and joins an alien space war". Video games are still huge these days. It may not be an arcade game like the original, but the core concept is still highly doable.

Just make it a Xobx One/PS4 game and you wouldn't have to rewrite much of the script beyond that.


Have you seen the trailer for the new Jumanji...basically same concept except it was a Sega Genesis looking contraption.
 
2017-10-03 11:31:14 AM  

theurge14: FoxholeAtheist: I'd honestly like to see a remake of The Explorers without the aliens being goofy looking "kids" when they reach them.

Can't, River Phoenix is too old for the part.


Actually I think he's the same age.

/I'll see myself out
 
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