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When I was younger I would go to double features at the movies all the time; sometimes, even a triple feature. It was good value for the money; two movies for the price of one. We also had what was called second run theaters. These were more the neighborhood, smallish theaters that would show films after they had been in the larger theaters. There were even venues that would show old movies and change the program daily. This was before tapes or CDs were out and often were the only way to see old movies on a big screen (as God and Cecil B. DeMille intended).
Often the films were chosen randomly but every once in a while you’d get someone booking the films who knew what they were doing. I first saw Casablanca in a double bill with Play It Again, Sam, written and starring but not directed by Woody Allen. »
- John Ostrander
In a world where reboots, remakes, and sequels never stop rising, the creators of Black-Ish are the minds behind the most recent remake coming soon to a theater near you.
Franchise films are tailor made to continue on and on and on. Well after they are wanted or needed. When a story runs dry, scrap it and start form the beginning. That seemed to be Hollywood's motto for quite awhile. Recently it's not just franchises that get that treatment, but any film that had an audience is acceptable to be remade brought to a millennial audience. No classic is safe. Therefore this week we have been given the most recent to join the ranks of reboots, and that is White Men Can't Jump.
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Simon Brew Jan 18, 2017
We know that nothing cheers you all up like a story of a remake of a film you like, so let us take a minute to assume the position before we pass this nugget on.
Yep, the 1992 basketball comedy White Men Can’t Jump, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, is now in line for a big screen do-over. It’s in the hands of Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish, and 20th Century Fox is backing the project, as it did the original.
Instead, Kenya Barris will both produce the project and pen the new screenplay. »
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