Sins

Some how the remake of Straw Dogs crossed the line. I could deal with the half-hearted toned down no-longer-scary remakes of formerly gritty horror movies--that seems to be par for the genre--and I could even put up with the grittier remakes of classic westerns & think they might even be an improvement.

But let's face it, The Karate Kid, Arthur, & Footloose should have been left alone. The new Star Trek was decent, but I somehow felt dirty watching it, violated almost.

But Straw Dogs was a classic, it was a movie I assumed would be untouchable, much like The Birds & My Fair Lady. Hollywood turned from exploiting the popular trash of old to raping fine art.

This has to stop now, before MCG remakes Pulp Fiction & Tim Burton gives his own unique twist to the Godfather reboot.

Hollywood, we are sick to death of your rampart destruction of our film heritage.
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1.
Straw Dogs (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both. (110 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
 
2.
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead. (108 mins.)
 
3.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics. (110 mins.)
Director: Dennis Iliadis
 
4.
Fright Night (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature. (106 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
 
5.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams. (95 mins.)
Director: Samuel Bayer
 
6.
The Wicker Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community. (102 mins.)
Director: Neil Labute
 
7.
Logan's Run (????)
A young man at odds with his society's mandatory death sentence for all those turning 21 plots a daring escape on the eve of his fateful birthday.
 
8.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. (107 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
9.
The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert. (89 mins.)
Director: Martin Weisz
 
10.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers. (98 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
 
11.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer. (91 mins.)
 
12.
Halloween (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie. (109 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
 
13.
The Amityville Horror (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew Douglas
 
14.
The Hitcher (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride. (84 mins.)
Director: Dave Meyers
 
15.
Friday the 13th (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions. (97 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
 
16.
The Omen (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate. (110 mins.)
Director: John Moore
 
17.
The Stepfather (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. (101 mins.)
 
18.
House of Wax (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit. (108 mins.)
 
19.
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts! (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Beck
 
20.
Night of the Demons (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons. (93 mins.)
Director: Adam Gierasch
 
21.
Black Christmas (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. (84 mins.)
Director: Glen Morgan
 
22.
True Grit (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
 
23.
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher. (122 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
24.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth. (104 mins.)
 
25.
Arthur (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like. (110 mins.)
Director: Jason Winer
 
26.
They Live (????)
Remake of the 1988 sci-fi thriller about aliens trying to take over Earth.
 
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28.
The Crazies (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. (101 mins.)
Director: Breck Eisner
 
29.
Dirty Dozen (????)
A U.S. Army major is assigned to lead a squad of twelve condemned soldier-prisoners on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines in WWII.
 
30.
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy. (113 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
 
31.
The Karate Kid (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. (140 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
 
32.
Death Wish (2017)
A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Director: Eli Roth
 
33.
Footloose (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (113 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
 
34.
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime. (106 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
35.
Red Dawn (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers. (93 mins.)
Director: Dan Bradley
 
36.
Short Circuit (????)
Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning...
 
37.
The Fog (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, and it's inhabitants tries to learn a dark secret to their town's history in order to stop it. (100 mins.)
 
38.
The Thing (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
 
39.
The Birds (????)
A remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 thriller about a flock of birds that take over a quiet Northern California town.
 
40.
Hellraiser (????)
27 years after the incident with Frank and Julia in the cotton home, Kirsty Cotten returns home to attend a funeral of a close friend...
 
41.
Poltergeist (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive. (93 mins.)
Director: Gil Kenan
 
42.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A straitlaced, square couple, seeking shelter from a storm, find themselves in the castle of a transgender alien mad scientist intent on creating a buff bodybuilder. (93 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
43.
Star Trek (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
 
45.
Angel Heart (????)
A New York detective encounters supernatural forces while working his latest case: An effort to locate a once-popular performer who is indebted to the detective's mysterious client.
 
46.
My Fair Lady (????)
A poor young woman selling flowers on the street in London happens across a man that's an expert in language...
 
47.
Captain Blood (????)
The swashbuckling adventures of a 17th century doctor convicted of treason, sold into slavery and escapes to the high seas a become pirate.
 
48.
Highlander (????)
An immortal Scottish swordsman faces off with other immortal warriors in order to obtain a coveted ability.
Director: Chad Stahelski
 
49.
Evil Dead (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
 
50.
TRON: Legacy (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world. (125 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kosinski
 
51.
Clash of the Titans (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth. (106 mins.)
Director: Louis Leterrier
 
52.
Escape from New York (????)
Condemned criminal Snake Plissken is dispatched to the island of Manhattan -- now a quarantined danger zone -- to rescue a female U.S. Senator in danger.
 
53.
The Lives of Others (????)
A secret service agent gets caught up in the private affairs of two artists while spying on them. A remake of the 2006 film.
 
54.
The Witches (????)
Based on Roald Dahl's 1973 classic book 'The Witches', the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches!
 
55.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (????)
A madame and a sheriff trying to save their local whorehouse.
 
56.
The Black Hole (????)
A "reimagining" of the 1979 sci-fi film about a crew that finds a lost ship inside a black hole.
 
57.
The Crow Reborn (????)
Eric, a poetic guitarist, is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancé are murdered.
Director: Corin Hardy
 
58.
Drop Dead Fred (????)
A young woman who has experienced a series of unfortunate events is reunited with Fred, her imaginary friend from childhood, who promises to make her life better -- though his methods are more violent and abusive than anything.
 
59.
Flight of the Navigator (????)
A child returns after disappearing for over a decade - and the world has aged without him.
 
60.
Monster Squad (????)
An action comedy about a neurotic father who faces off against monsters from his childhood.
Director: Mike Mitchell
 
61.
Overboard (2018)
A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.
 
62.
Planet of the Apes (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans. (119 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
63.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising. (105 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
 
64.
RoboCop (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. (117 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
65.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
66.
Superman Returns (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination. (154 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
67.
TMNT (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it. (87 mins.)
Director: Kevin Munroe
 
68.
Videodrome (????)
A remake of David Cronenberg's 1983 horror/thriller about a TV channel executive whose new show, with its graphic depiction of torture and murder, attracts huge ratings.
Director: Adam Berg
 
69.
Tomb Raider (2018)
Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
Director: Roar Uthaug
 
71.
Frankenweenie (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
72.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. (108 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
73.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker. (115 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
74.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
75.
King Kong (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow. (187 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson