Don’t F with the Original: Remakes

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A discussion of remakes in general! Gearing up for the summer blockbuster season, Nick and Dimitri take a break from their regular reviewing duties to discuss the recent wave of cinematic revivals. Then, to reference Scream 4 (2011) once again, they try to establish the second to fifth rules of remakes. Come back next time as we discuss G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987).

  • 00:00     Introduction
  • 00:34     How We Feel about Remakes
  • 05:34     Why There Are So Many Remakes
  • 10:37     Remaking The Karate Kid
  • 13:19     Innovation and Cultural Relevance
  • 16:30     Banking on the Name
  • 18:02     Wink-Wink
  • 19:54     What Movies to Remake
  • 22:40     Premature Reboots
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Editor in Chief / Movie Critic: When he started this site, Dimitri never thought he'd be writing blurbs about himself in the third person. In his other life, he works as a writer, translator, and editor for various publications in print and online. His motto is, "Have pen, will travel."

Video Game Correspondent: Nicolas or, as his friends like to call him, Dr Nick has a PhD in physics as well as an unhealthy obsession with video games. He won the 2006 Nininger Award for his work in astrophysics and hates vegetarians as a general rule.