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Theater Thursday

Remakes - we see them more and more frequently. Taking an old movie and completely reshooting it with a new cast, new effects, new styles and even new genres can be a hit or miss proposition. This summer we've seen several remakes already, from The Stepword Wives (original and remake) to The Manchurian Candidate (original and remake), plus there's even an Alfie remake in production (original and remake).
1) What is your favorite remake of an older film? Did it actually improve on the original?
Ocean's Eleven (original and remake) is pretty good. The Italian Job (original and remake) wasn't that bad, either. Maybe it's something about those 60's action flicks.
2) What remake was handled so poorly even if the original was not great it would've seemed Oscar-worthy?
The Planet of the Apes (original and remake) was cruel and unusual.
3) Are there any classic films you feel would cause the fabric of space/time to rip apart were a remake made of it? 2001: A Space Odyssey
BONUS) What film would you most like to see remade, and what would be your dream cast?
Bye Bye Braverman (original) starring Woody Allen, Bill Murray, Stanley Tucci, and William H. Macy.

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