Comments: The Movie Queue Game

You haven't seen "Cool Hand Luke" or "Buckaroo Banzai" yet?!! Also, I would drop the let-down that was "Ocean's Twelve" if I were you. Just a piece of uninvited advice.

Posted by Gunner at January 12, 2006 10:33 PM

I haven't seen Cool Hand Luke.

I -- theoretically -- saw Buckaroo Banzai during the spring semester of my freshman year at UT. However, I don't remember anything about it. We'll leave it at that in case I'm ever nominated to the Supreme Court.

I have to include some things in the queue to appease my wife and kids, and Ocean's Twelve falls into that category.

Posted by JohnL at January 12, 2006 10:49 PM

That is, Ocean's Twelve is to appease my wife. Not my kids.

Posted by JohnL at January 12, 2006 10:49 PM

Forbidden Planet is actually pretty good scifi for the 50's. I have a sneaking suspicion that it heavily influenced people like Gene Roddenberry. Unfortunately, I can't shake the post-Airplane! version of Leslie Nielson from my mind so found myself laughing even when he was trying to be serious.

Love Actually is, I hope, for the Missus. It made me retch.

Posted by Robert the Llama Butcher at January 13, 2006 09:32 AM

Why remake "Pink Panther"? Why remake "Psycho"? Mostly it is because Hollywood is a place of little imagination and a lot of yes-people.

Sometimes remakes turn out good (Lord of the Rings or Galactica). But usually I wish they'd leave well enough alone (Robert Wise's "The Haunting" worked great in B&W and no SFX...all the CGI in the world couldn't save the dreck that was the remake).

Given all the books on my shelves, I wish Hollywood would expand their horizons a tad. What's next? A remake of Kubrick's "The Shining"? Thank the Maker they remake of "Forbidden Planet" seems to have died...

Posted by Fred Kiesche at January 16, 2006 08:56 AM
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