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Review: Red Dawn
High-school football players trade Friday-night lights for AK-47s when North Korea invades Spokane in this remake of John Milius's 1984 hit, whose rallying cry is no longer "freedom" but "family."
| November 23, 2012
Death becomes Tim Burton, whose best films feature corpses or the undead.
Shaggy dog story
| October 05, 2012
Review: Total Recall
For a writer who has defined contemporary paranoia, Philip K. Dick hasn't had luck with the adaptations of his work.
Loud, humorless, and devoid of irony
| August 10, 2012
Review: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Takashi Miike seems to be single-handedly bringing the samurai movie back to its former glory; first with 13 Assassins , and now this gripping remake of Kobayashi’s classic attack on the honor code within the samurai class.
Takashi Miike brings back samurai movies
| July 27, 2012
Review: The Wrath of the Titans
The folks who gave us the bombastic 3D remake of Clash of the Titans unleash Jonathan Liebesman's Wrath , and it's sensational — if you like being stuffed into a trash can and rolled down a hill.
Sword & sandal frenzy
| April 06, 2012
Review: 21 Jump Street
Everyone bemoans the endless sequels and remakes, but occasionally a treasure like Phil Lord and Chris Miller's 21 Jump Street comes along that redeems the rehashing.
More than just a rehash
| March 16, 2012
Review: The Three Musketeers
Despite an inspired climax, it's all for fun, but not fun for all.
Paul W.S. Anderson's gimcracky adaptation
| October 28, 2011
The original Footloose (1984) came at the dawn of the MTV era; its remake is driven by today's dance competitions.
Footloose gets a facelift
| October 14, 2011
Review: Straw Dogs
Remaking, polishing, and in effect housebreaking what should've remained untamed and feral, Rod Lurie's new version of the Peckinpah classic follows the original's story beats closely, and so the devil is in the details.
Rod Lurie's new version of the Peckinpah classic
| September 23, 2011
Review: Don't be Afraid of the Dark
Katie Holmes plays Kim, a wannabe stepmom, in this lame remake of the 1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark .
Don't call it a comeback
| August 26, 2011
Review: Fright Night
Set in the sun-bleached city of sin, Las Vegas — where many of the strip's denizens are already dead inside — Fright Night plays upon elements of darkness and indulgence.
Friendly neighborhood vampire
| August 19, 2011
Review: Just Go With It
Has Jennifer Aniston's career gone so far off track that she needs to slum in this year's Dennis Dugan–directed Adam Sandler vehicle?
Alert social services: this movie is an exercise in abuse
| February 18, 2011
Review: True Grit (2010)
Those who saw John Wayne's Oscar-winning, scenery-chewing turn as "Rooster" Cogburn in Henry Hathaway's 1969 adaptation of True Grit might have a hard time shaking that off when it comes to appreciating Jeff Bridges in the same part.
The Coen brothers are True to Grit
| December 24, 2010
Review: A Boy and His Blob
A Boy and his Blob got its start as a 1989 Nintendo game designed by David Crane, who also designed Pitfall! . This 2009 remake features Miyazaki-inspired art and cel-shaded animation, giving the maps a storybook quality. Unfortunately, the story its
Childhood memories, improved
| October 30, 2009
Review: Friday the 13th (2009)
Jason Voorhees's bloody hands have developed green thumbs.
A suspense-less rampage
| February 11, 2009
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