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Months of Meryl: THE RIVER WILD

"Great post and comments. Yes, Streep had to navigate the rough waters of being in her 40's! I do think she smashed through the glass ceiling for women since she persevered and then became an even bigger star in her 50's." - Sister Rona

"One of my favourite movies from my teen years - I'm shocked at how long ago this was released. It was Meryl that sold this movie for me and is the reason I saw it. At the time, and I still feel this way, she is the reason to watch and believe this film." -Filmboymichael

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Scooby Doo? Now They've Gone Too Far!

In what is unmistakably a sign of the apocalypse, Warner Bros is prepping a reboot of Scooby-Doo which was live action'ed in the long long ago era of 2002, the same year that spawned the original Spider-Man already two-years replaced to no one's advantage. We already know that Tomb Raider will happen sooner rather than later. What's next from the early Aughts? Red Dragon, which was itself a do-over of Manhunter (1986)? 8 Mile starring Macklemore? Stuart Little? Panic Room? Legally Blonde? Oceans 11 with an all new cast of younger cool? Charlies Angels? 

The most depressing thing about the do-over craze isn't that it exists exactly since the movies have always tried to repeat successes. But that it did not replace sequels. Several franchises from the nineties and early aughts are STILL producing sequels (Fast & Furious, The Bourne Identity, X-Men, Mission Impossible, etcetera). You can't have both, Hollywood. We'll have nothing new ever. Blargh!





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Honestly, this is good. I at least think the idea of doing these live is kinda interesting and Monsters Unleashed, personally, was actually pretty good. (In my book, the worst kind of feature length Scooby-Doo story is when it turns out the main plot is still just people in costumes. We have the shows for that guys, we don't need 70 minute to two hour versions of that dance.)

June 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Also: Can I vote "NEVER" in terms of going through the whole Harry Potter series? Maybe new adaptations of the first two books (oh bleep do THOSE ugly pieces of CRAP need a re-do) but nothing beyond that, please?

June 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

If Disney owned the rights to Harry Potter, I can actually see them trying to make it into a TV series. But WB never really cares about their TV subsidiary that much, so yeah, likely reboots are on the way.

And you know they will try to double up all the books and make 14 movies. (Goblet/Order arguably deserves two each, but yeah.)

June 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkin


How long until we hear that they're taking Scooby Doo "in a different direction"? I can see it now: an entirely humorless (though unintentionally hilarious) reboot that gives every member of the group a depressing back story, while "re-imagining" Scooby himself as a non-anthropomorphic pit bull.

It'll be like The Mod Squad but with a dog! So edgy.


June 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterthefilmjunkie

I'm actually hoping that we get a Sherlock like series of Harry Potter that can give us all of the content from the books. They aren't quite as unadaptable for film as ASAOIF or the Jack Ryan series but they are close.

June 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterQueermyntcritic

kin -- i've always said that Harry Potter should've been a tv series instead. I mean, that's essentially what all these franchises are only they're like 5 or 6 episode seasons all shoved into one. it's boring. I like movies and i like tv but i don't need/want them to be the same thing.

June 18, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

The ongoing rumors of a redux of The Towering Inferno burn my ass. Paws off.

June 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Red Dragon is a great movie though!

June 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Starsky and Hutch Meet The Bionic Woman, starring Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill and Jessica Alba, with Adam Sandler as Huggy Bear.

June 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

I want new Harry Potter films tomorrow. I have hated the whole franchise since I saw the first one when I was 9.

June 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChinoiserie

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