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There has already been much scrutiny over the need for Ericson Core to remake pioneering action thriller Point Break, released in 1991 and starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. All this endeavour does is point to a lack of originality and innovation within Hollywood – but alas, it’s only fair to give this picture
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- Stefan Pape
What Point Break Gave Us
Arriving in cinemas on Friday is Point Break, a remake of the 1991 cult classic of the same name. The film stars Luke Bracey and Édgar Ramírez as Johnny Utah and Bodhi 2.0, and will once more see Agent Utah hunt down a group of criminals with a surfing background. This time however, the activity doesn’t stop at just surfing; this version has Bodhi and his group of followers attempting to complete the Osaki Eight, a series of ordeals that honour the forces of nature.
It twists things up from the source material and director Ericson Core was adamant when we saw him late last year that this wasn’t a remake, but rather a spiritual re-visioning. He voiced that it would feel spiritually the same, but other than the names of the characters and the use of ex-Presidents as disguises, this was a new animal entirely. »
- Kat Hughes
There’s an argument that the remake of Point Break shouldn’t really exist – believe me, we’ve had it out here at Thn Towers everyday since the project was announced. 25 years have passed since the Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves original graced our screens, which, let’s face it, was nigh on perfect. Perfect script, perfect direction, bromantic action aplenty, great stunts, and one of the best Swayze performances of all time (bar Road House and Dirty Dancing of course). They say that it’s too soon. They say it ain’t right. They say the original is one of those films that should never be remade. Ever. They say, they say. This argument is irrelevant. This Point Break remake review will see it graded and examined on its own merit.
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- Paul Heath
For this week’s Fright At Home, we’re taking a look at three films that couldn’t possibly be more different from each other. Scream’s Factory Bluray/DVD combo pack of the James Spader-led slasher mystery, Jack’S Back; The hilarious and completely irreverent splatterfest, Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse; and finally, The Goetz Brothers’ remake of the French extreme classic, Martyrs. Something for everyone with this week. Dive right in and enjoy!
Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (Dir. Christopher B. Landon)
Having been suffocated to death by zombie films, shows and everything else, I dreaded watching this one. I put it off time and time again, thinking it would be a very bad experience, but thankfully, I was completely wrong. A film that provides an infinite amount of laughs, gags and some over the top gore and innuendos, Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse »
- Jerry Smith
ABC’s nostalgic comedy series “The Goldbergs” will pay homage to another beloved ’80s movie this season, with an episode centered around 1987’s “Dirty Dancing,” which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
“‘Dirty Dancing’ is a huge ’80s cultural touchstone — the music, the memorable lines, and of course, Swayze. No one loved it more than my mom. I’ll always remember how she dragged me to see it in the theaters several times and then bought it on video,” said creator/executive producer Adam F. Goldberg in a statement. “I knew this was our big movie to explore this season when all of the writers on the show also had their very own ‘Dirty Dancing’ memories from years ago. It really is a gem of the ’80s and it’s so exciting to bring it to life with my amazing cast.”
“The Goldbergs” has previously paid tribute to two other »
- Laura Prudom
Ronda Rousey and Tina Fey will join forces in an upcoming comedy titled Do Nothing Bitches, inspired by the popular phrase coined by the Ufc star. Rousey confirmed the project in a tweet. Paula Pell, who penned the recent Fey/Amy Poehler comedy Sisters, pitched the film to Universal, with the screenwriter and the 30 Rock actress on board to produce the film, The Hollywood Reporter writes.
"I have this one term for the kind of woman that my mother raised me to not be. And I call it a do-nothing bitch, »
“Mysteries of Laura” star Debra Messing has been tapped to co-star in ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” remake, TheWrap has confirmed. The actress will play Marjorie Houseman, mother to Abigail Breslin‘s character, Baby. Kelly Bishop played the character in the original movie. Produced by Lionsgate TV, the “Dirty Dancing” remake will be a three-hour event with filmed song and dance performances, adapted from the 1987 classic starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Also read: 'Dirty Dancing' Remake Starring Abigail Breslin Set at ABC The remake is executive produced by Allison Shearmur and Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie, »
- Reid Nakamura
The Mysteries Of Laura star Debra Messing is set to co-star as Marjorie opposite Abigail Breslin’s Baby in ABC’s three-hour remake of the hit Patrick Swayze-Jennifer Grey movie. The project’s green light had been contingent on casting both roles, so the contingency officially has been lifted. Emmy winner Messing plays Marjorie Houseman, Dr. Houseman's wife and mother of Baby (Breslin) and Lisa. She is a meticulous 1960s housewife who takes great pride in her family and is… »
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In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller Point Break, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove »
- Movie Geeks
Mma fighter Ronda Rousey will be stepping into a different kind of ring this month — the comedy ring.
"SNL" returns with new episodes for the first time in 2016 on January 16 with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Girls" star Adam Driver. "The Force Awakens" is still rampaging at the box office, while "Girls" returns February 21. Driver will be joined by musical guest Chris Stapleton.
Then, the next week, on January 23, Rousey will host with musical guest Selena Gomez.
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- Kelly Woo
Remakes of cult favorite films are a dicey proposition. You want to honor what fans love about the original at the same time you bring something new to the table with your update, otherwise, what the hell is the point? Thus far, fans and critics of the new rehash of the 1991.s bro-tastic surfing crime actioner Point Break have been underwhelmed by the latest incarnation, but at least one of the stars sounds sure that this won.t be the last we see of Johnny Utah, Bodhi, and the rest of the skydiving bank robbers. Before the movie opened on Christmas Day, Edgar Ramirez, who plays Bodhi, the character first brought to life by the late, great Patrick Swayze, talked with Variety about the remake and the future of the title. He said: I.m just the second Bodhi. I think there will be more. I have the feeling this »
11 items from 2016
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