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Initial post: Mar 5, 2012 10:36:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2012 11:06:19 PM PST
Mike Gordan says:
Alright, after having spent the weekend sifting through the long list of remakes, I have finally put together what is hopefully a solid list of remakes. It is up to you guys to determine which of these fine films is the best of the bunch. There are, however, a few rules to follow:

1. Each film begins with 10 points. You are allowed up to 2 up votes and 2 down votes, and they can be for the same pictures or for 2 different films (for a solid example, check out William A. Smith's Overrated Directors game).

2. You can only vote once per day; as I live in Colorado and follow Rocky Mountain standard time, we will be following my time zone for this contest (that means according to Amazon's time table, the day will end at 11:00 PM Pacific Standard Time).

3. Keep in mind that voting the picture up means it's good or the best of the lot, while voting one down means it's bad or the least good of the bunch.

4. It is worth letting you guys know that you are voting for the remakes and not the originals or the predecessor. Keep this in mind when voting.

5. Once a film reaches zero, it's off the list for good. The last film standing, or the film with the most points, wins.

Now with that said, here is the list:

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 10
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 10
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 10
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 10
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 10
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 10
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -10
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 10
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 10
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai) - 10
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 10
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 10
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 10
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 10
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

Voting will start at 11:00 PM Pacific Standard Time tonight, and voting will end at that time as well, but at an unspecified date should the contest remain static for too long.

EDIT: Realized my error and remembered to include The Magnificient Seven.

Posted on Mar 5, 2012 10:58:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2012 11:05:18 PM PST
Mike Gordan says:
I'll Start:

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 10
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 10
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 10
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 11
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 10
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 10
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -10
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 10
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 10
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 7 Samurai) - 10
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 11
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 10
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 8
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 10
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

+1 each A Fistful of Dollars and The Man Who Knew Too Much (both terrific classics)
-2 Scarface (Oliver Stone wrote this movie; I say that's reason enough to hate it)

This is just a sample of how one can vote, and it isn't limited to just what I did above.

Posted on Mar 5, 2012 11:19:08 PM PST
Valerie says:
Okay, I'll vote:

+1 each "Hairspray" and "Little Shop of Horrors"--fun musicals
-1 "Scent of a Woman"--predictable Oscar bait

Posted on Mar 5, 2012 11:29:14 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2012 11:30:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2012 11:31:37 PM PST
Mike Gordan says:
Valerie: I know I neglected to add this, but when you vote, you will have to say, for instance, after epicgordan or after epic, or some other variation of my name because your vote is following suit. Also, I expect people to copy and paste the list of movies. The last point that needs to be made is that everyone gets 2 up votes and 2 down votes.

Now with that said, I will update the list with Valerie's intended votes in mind:

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 10
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 10
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 10
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 11
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 10
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 10
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 12
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -10
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 10
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 11
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 7 Samurai) - 11
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 11
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 8
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 8
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 8
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

Her votes are +1 each for Hairspray and Little Shop of Horrors;
and -2 for Scent of a Woman.

EDIT: Now updating following ILHJ's votes.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2012 11:35:07 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 8:55:29 AM PST
After epic:

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 10
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 10
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 10
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 11
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 10
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 10
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -10
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 10
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 11
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 7 Samurai) - 11
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 13
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 8
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 8
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 8
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

-2 Hairspray (the musical remake takes all the bite out of the original)
+2 The Man Who Knew Too Much (Doris is a worthy addition to the Hitchcock pantheon of icy blondes)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 9:14:52 AM PST
post WAS

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 9
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 9
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 10
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 11
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 10
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 10
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -10
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 10
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 11
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 7 Samurai) - 11
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 13
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 8
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 8
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 8
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

A Fistful of Dollars ++
3:10 -
Departed -

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 2:10:45 PM PST
Valerie says:
Okay, thanks. I haven't played these games, so I'll remember the rules if I keep playing. I was just trying to save space, and I thought that the game leader (you) would be responsible for tallying votes.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 5:37:51 PM PST
Jonathan says:
After Spiri Arch,

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 9
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 9
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 11
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 11
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 10
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 10
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -10
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 9
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 11
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 7 Samurai) - 12
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 13
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 8
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 7
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 8
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

+ Deep Crimson
+ The Magnificient Seven
- King Kong
- Scarface

P. S. ▬ I'll only be voting + on films that were adapted from original scripts, not based on previously published novels, stories, or plays. My rules of play, so that's why I won't be voting up 'True Grit' or 'Underneath', which are very good movies.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 5:55:47 PM PST
Mike Gordan says:
JPB: Personally, I saw WAS's point of view regarding film adaptations--make sure when the remake is made, people think of the previous film rather than the source material. If you see what you see with these pictures, then that's cool. You can vote for any movie you want, and the ones you did vote up are fine pictures. And it's nice to see another user here hold Scarface to the same level of disdane as me.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 6:57:57 PM PST
Jonathan says:
epic: "make sure when the remake is made, people think of the previous film rather than the source material"<

Which is the precise reason I would argue in favor of Herzog's 'Nosferatu' being a true remake of Murnau, not just another version of Dracula. For exampe, the Hammer Horror version of Dracula, by Terence Fischer, is clearly another version of the novel, not a remake of the Tod Browning film.

And I hold almost all De Palma movies in disdain; 'Scarface' is merely one of the more ugly example of his craft.

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 9:44:03 PM PST
Laust Cawz says:
After Jonathan Baker--

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 9
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 9
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 11
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 11
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 10
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 10
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -11
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 8
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 11
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 7 Samurai) - 12
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 13
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 8
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 7
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 8
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

House Of Wax +1
King Kong -1

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 9:54:35 PM PST
Mike Gordan says:
Laust Cawz: You are permitted 2 up votes and 2 down votes per day.

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 10:12:51 PM PST
Jonathan says:
Hey, I'm not complaining, but I'm really surprised not to see Carpenter's 'The Thing' listed here.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 10:20:25 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2012 10:21:26 PM PST
Mike Gordan says:
Ooh, yeah! I forgot. Well, then. Consider The Thing to be the first of five new additions to make the list (Magnificient Seven doesn't count; consider it a goof that I forgot to add the film on my part). The other four are still pending. And seeing as how Cawz made a little error half an hour ago, and it's almost Wednsday where I live now, I might as well get my Wednsday vote out of the way now. After Laust Cawz:

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 9
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 9
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 11
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 13
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 10
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 10
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -12
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 7
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 11
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 7 Samurai) - 12
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 13
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 8
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 5
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 8
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 10
The Thing (John Carpenter's remake of the Howard Hawks movie) - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

+2 A Fistful of Dollars
-2 Scarface

Additional up and down votes to reflect the intent of Laust.
And a new addition with The Thing. Only 4 more late entries will be taken.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 12:00:29 AM PST
Jonathan says:
After epic,

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 9
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 9
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 11
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 13
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 8
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 10
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -12
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 7
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 11
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 7 Samurai) - 13
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 13
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 8
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 5
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 8
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 11
The Thing (John Carpenter's remake of the Howard Hawks movie) - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

-- Fright Night
+ The Magnificient Seven
+ The Sun Shines Bright

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 12:30:37 AM PST
After Jonathan REMADE!,

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 9
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 9
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 11
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 14
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 8
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 11
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -12
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 7
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 11
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 7 Samurai) - 13
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 13
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 7
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 5
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 7
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 11
The Thing (John Carpenter's remake of the Howard Hawks movie) - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

Minus Scent of an Oscar
Minus The Nutty Prof - yuch!
Plus (not so) Funny Games
Plus Fistful of half-smoked cigars

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 12:39:28 AM PST
Jonathan says:
Will you think less of me if I confess that I like 'Scent of a Woman'?
Anwar's tango gets me every time (I've seen the movie four times, heaven help me!) And even Mr. Bland, Chris O'Donnell does well.

Hoo-haw. As far as Oscar-bait bait goes, at least it's an interesting character, unlike Gumpo or Fonda's Last Chance On Golden Pond.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 12:47:43 AM PST
Ha! Nah, I won't judge. It has merit (including PSHoffman in early grubby form).

O'Donnell kills the show for me. I've always thought that if his role had been cast differently, I may have liked it. I just feel so meh towards him.

I'll tell ya what, next time it's on the tellie, I'll give it another glimpse, dip my toes in the previously tepid waters and see if the temp is more to my liking. Ya never know.....

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 1:05:14 AM PST
Besides which, I've already told you that I like 'Scarface' AND 'Natural Born Killers', and you didn't hold that against me, so I can easily accept a bit of love for the Pacino show and his Hoo-Hawing.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 1:06:37 AM PST
Jonathan says:
>"O'Donnell kills the show for me. I've always thought that if his role had been cast differently, I may have liked it."<

Aw man, I can understand that. Everything else I've seen him in he stunk up the screen. Here I thought he gave his B+ game, to not completely fall off the screen next to Al hamming it up to Jupiter and Beyond.
O'Donnell, of course, doesn't have an 'A' game.
And yah, it was neat to see P. S. Hoffman playing a preppy scumbag. I even like 'Twister' because of his freak character!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 1:12:50 AM PST
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Jonathan says:
>"'Scarface' AND 'Natural Born Killers', and you didn't hold that against me"<

No, but I did recently say a little something to the effect of (I paraphrase:) `who besides teenage wannabe gangsters and other assorted degenerates could think De Palma's 'Scarface' is "great" or any sort of improvement on the Hawks movie?!`....

Forgive me! I can be as guilty of hyperbole as Thom Stith (well, almost,) but I'm not really that intolerant as it may seem. I know several of people that dig the De Palma AND the Stone, and they aren't degenerates (they may me stoners,) although I do question their --along with everyone else's-- sanity, at times.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 1:19:09 AM PST
Hey, I dodge that scorn anyway, as I don't think 'Scarface' is "great". Sure do think it's one hell of a ride, though.

As to liking Stone with the proviso that they may be stoners...well....yeah, you know what I'm saying ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 7:21:39 AM PST
After Sloan:

3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 9
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 9
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 11
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 14
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 8
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 11
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -12
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 7
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 11
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Akira Kurosawa's 7 Samurai) - 13
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 15
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 5
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 5
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 7
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 11
The Thing (John Carpenter's remake of the Howard Hawks movie) - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10

Focusing the love:

+2 Man Who Knew Too Much
-2 Nutty Professor (Unlike many French cineastes, I do not worship at the shrine of M. Jerry Lewis--but the original is far better than the incredibly vulgar remake)
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