‘Halloween (2007)’ Lacks Scares And Shows Why It Still Sucks 10 Years Later

Dimension Films


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Remakes alone have a bad reputation, most with good reason, but when the film in question is a remake of a notable, classic, and still highly praised film, it’s even harder to accept. What could possibly be done that’ll not only show that it was worth it, but truly allow for the new film to stand out on its own? I feel we’re all still seeking out an answer to that question. And as far as horror is concerned, it’s one that won’t be able to be answered any time soon, if ever.

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‘Becoming Jane’ Is The Right Amount Of Beautiful And Romantic 10 Years Later

Miramax


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I love a good biographical film. I also love a good period drama, but it sometimes seems hard to bring the two together. Sometimes one element is there and works well, and other times the other element is just flat and uninteresting, which ultimately makes it hard to like all aspects of the final film. And sometimes, they come together in just the right way. Enough for any audience member, with an open mind, to enjoy the story that’s before them.

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‘The Nanny Diaries’ Is Still Charming And Cute 10 Years Later

The Weinstein Company


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Who doesn’t love a good book adaptation? That answer is obvious. While it can pretty much always be agreed upon, that when it comes to adaptations of our favorite books or more obscure ones, audiences want something that looks like what they spent hours reading. However, that’s not always possible. Sometimes it’s just too complicated to get it all in or to simply get it right. Sometimes, there’s too many expectations and comparisons to other adaptations. And sometimes, it could very well be the people in charge of bringing the book to the big screen, who ultimately doom the finished film.

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‘The Invasion’ Is Still Fun 10 Years Later, Even If It’s Not Fully Effective

Warner Bros.


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When it comes to remakes there’s always a certain expectation level. They’re notoriously, especially in the past 10 to 15 years, terrible ideas. Mere cash grabs that serve no other purpose, no matter how fun they may or may not be for audience members. But when it comes to a remake of a story that’s been done numerous times before, particularly with good results on occasion, it’s even harder. How do you take an incredibly well known story and do something new with it? Changing characters and locations only gets you so far. There needs to be more or it’ll crash and burn, and be yet another wasted effort that only looks like a quick cash grab for the studio.

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10 Years Later ‘Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix’ Reminds Me Why I Dislike These Films

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When it comes to some sequels, you’re usually just watching them because they’re part of a much bigger franchise. Sometimes, especially with book adaptations, there’s this feeling of obligation. You know what’s coming next, it might not be the best in the world, but you still want to see how it all turns out. So you sit through it and then discover for yourself. Was it what you expected? Did it falter more than you’d hoped it would? Or, was there really no way to be pleased with the final result?

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‘Ratatouille’ Is Fun And Delightful 10 Years Later

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The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures film Ratatouille is another win for the studio behind so many of our favorite animated films! I’m seriously hating myself right now. I have, yet again, which really is becoming a thing, a confession. I’ve never seen this particular animated film. Are you done? Stop it. Stop laughing or sighing or gasping in shock. It’s just one of those things. I’m amazed myself as I’m someone who’ll watch any Pixar film released. Does that mean I’ll like it? No. But I’ll give it a shot or seriously consider doing so. That’s why we call it marketing.
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‘Live Free Or Die Hard’ Delivers Fun And Exciting Action 10 Years Later

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With some sequels, it’s really going to depend on the franchise it’s part of. If there’s a significant gap between the previous one and the newest one, like there is here, then there could be even more riding on the sequel. How will it live up to what’s become so beloved, if not outright iconic? I guess it’ll just depend on which franchise the film is coming from. We’ve definitely seen examples of sequels that didn’t need to exist at all, especially coming several years later.

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