Retirees Make Their Perfect Own Recreation of Pharrell's 'Happy' Video

Residents of a retirement community in New Zealand made their own version of Pharrell's "Happy" video and it is wonderful. » 7/29/14 10:30pm 7/29/14 10:30pm

Michael Bay's Remake of The Birds Is Going to Suck Ass

In life, there are few things one can predict with accuracy, even after years of training. Just ask a financial analyst who works for 80 hours a week studying the intricacies of stock price movement only to finally manage a fund that consistently underperforms the market. Just ask a couple divorcing after 30 years of… » 3/13/14 4:45pm 3/13/14 4:45pm

Angela Lansbury Says the Murder, She Wrote Remake Can GTFOH

So! How does Angela Lansbury feel about the fact that NBC is reimagining Murder, She Wrote with Octavia Spencer in the lead role? Well, someone asked her. Guess what? She is NOT happy. » 11/11/13 4:15pm 11/11/13 4:15pm

Who Should They Cast in the (Totally Unnecessary) Little Women Remake?

Apparently, the several Little Women movies that have already been released into the universe are not enough. Variety reports that Sony has tapped new writer Olivia Milch to write a new version of the classic tale. Despite the fact that this is horrible news and why on earth would we want to improve upon the… » 10/23/13 3:50pm 10/23/13 3:50pm

These fluffy romantic comedies are actually remakes of horror stories

They say there are only a few stories out there in the world. Maybe that's why so many classic horror stories seem to have been remade as the fluffiest romances modern Hollywood has to offer. Here are just a few. » 5/01/13 6:09pm 5/01/13 6:09pm

The Annie Remake: Willow Smith Out, Quevanzhané Wallis In?

A remake of Annie — updated to modern times, set in Detroit and possibly produced by "Hard-Knock Life"-lover Jay-Z — has been in the works for a while. Last year, Emma Thompson told the BBC she'd been working on the script for three years; we also heard that Willow Smith would star in the flick. But now, Shadow and… » 1/30/13 5:10pm 1/30/13 5:10pm

The Carrie Remake Will Probably Bully You Into Seeing It

When news broke that the powers-that-be in Hollywood were remaking Carrie, maybe you greeted the news with a good-natured, "Huh, this could be okay," as you trolled around the internet for a trailer. Maybe you were outraged that Hollywood seems bent on making your collection of 70s and 80s horror movies entirely… » 10/14/12 4:00pm 10/14/12 4:00pm

Who Would You Want to See in the Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Remake?

Obviously no one, no one can ever top Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Seriously epic legends, both. But, as Jim Brooks reports for the LA Times, director Walter Hill would like to do a new version of the 1962 "delicious hot mess of black comedy/chiller thriller." Among Brooks's casting suggestions: Meryl Streep and… » 8/20/12 7:10pm 8/20/12 7:10pm

Care Bears: The Latest Beloved Childhood Characters Hollywood Plans to…

In the vein of Smurfs, Battleship and Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Hollywood continues to mine your childhood for ideas. Now it's Care Bears. But, well, not a movie. A new show, for kids, with GCI bears. So maybe it's okay. Can't help getting prematurely irate, since Saw 8 and Top Gun 2 are in the works, and after… » 4/23/12 4:00pm 4/23/12 4:00pm

Chloe Moretz Is Your New Carrie, But Will She Remember to 'Plug It Up'?

They're remaking Carrie. Is this news to you? I guess it shouldn't be — Hollywood is full of dummies making remakes because the world is full of dummies who refuse to see anything new. Why wouldn't they remake something so dear to so many horror loving hearts? » 3/27/12 7:15pm 3/27/12 7:15pm

Buffy Without Joss Whedon Is A Stab In The Heart

Yesterday, it was announced that a new Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie is in the works. Good news! Oh, wait: Bad news. Buffy creator Joss Whedon is not involved. » 11/23/10 1:01pm 11/23/10 1:01pm

Dear Hollywood: Don't Fuck Up The Wizard Of Oz

Remakes and reimaginings and retellings? Oh, my. As I have mentioned once or twice, The Wizard Of Oz is one of my favorite films. But I'm worried for the Oz projects in the works. » 3/10/10 6:40pm 3/10/10 6:40pm

Casting The Gilligan's Island Movie

Hollywood's Out Of Ideas Part MCDXXIII: A Gilligan's Island movie is imminent. Michael Cera may play Gilligan. So: How about Lindsay Lohan as Ginger, Leighton Meester as Mary Ann, Simon Baker as The Professor and Vanessa Williams as Lovey? [Variety] » 3/03/10 10:40am 3/03/10 10:40am


The news of a remake of the iconic Upstairs/Downstairs has been met with optimistic trepidation by the original's many fans. Will it be Pride and Prejudice-remake good - or Brideshead Revisited-movie-unwatchable? And will the soundtrack change? [NYP] » 10/12/09 5:30pm 10/12/09 5:30pm

Hollywood Is Out Of Ideas, Part XXXVIII

A remake of the cheesy abysmal 1985 teen comedy Girls Just Want To Have Fun is in the works. Peep Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt in the orig, at left. Note: The trailer — and the title — had little to do with the actual plot. [Variety] » 5/29/09 10:20am 5/29/09 10:20am

Wheels On Fire

Sigh. Not sure whether this is good news or bad news: Fox is working on a remake » 10/07/08 9:45am 10/07/08 9:45am of , set in L.A. Yay for more boozy, over-40 best friends; boo to the idea that you could ever replace the original Patsy and Edina. But! Jennifer Saunders is involved with the project, so our fingers are crossed. Could be awesome. []