Hollywood has gone so remake crazy that it is literally eating its own tail at this point. There may be multiple versions of every movie ever made in a decade, but of all the ridiculous, stupid, and offensive attempts to present a new take on a classic film, The Magnificent Seven is not an offender. The original film with Yul Bruyner is now 56 years old, the Western genre is much better at remakes/reinventions than most (True Grit, for example), and this isn’t an attempt to update or override the classic. The 1960 film is, itself, a reinterpretation of Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai, so unlike most remakes, this story has already lent itself to reinterpretation. It’s a Magnificent Seven for a new generation, and while it’s not quite magnificent, it is enjoyable. Continue reading Movie Review: The Magnifcent Seven (2016) *So Far So Good?*
I’m not a particular fan of Antoine Fuqua’s work as a director, but Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt will get me to a movie theater even for a movie that did not need a remake (but when does that stop anyone these days? Details below courtesy of Geek Tyrant. Continue reading Trailer Time: The Magnifcent Seven Teaser #1 (2016) *Denzel and Star Lord Go WEST!*
When a structural-security authority finds himself incarcerated in a prison he designed, he has to put his skills to escape and find out who framed him.
First of all, let’s just put aside the notion of Stallone as an architect. The possibility for the sheer amount of slurred catchphrases in this movie are endless. Arnold, Stallone and 50 Cent having an argument in front of a voice-t0-text app could possibly be the most amusing thing I can imagine, so I may have to see this just to covertly try to make that work on my phone. Escape Plan butchers the English language and makes its way to theaters on October 18, 2013.