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9 movies that prove why nostalgia isn't always a good thing

18 June 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Remember that thing you loved from your childhood? It's coming back. We're not talking specifics here, we're talking everything.

New movies or TV shows revolving around everything from Scooby Doo to Ninja Turtles, Danger Mouse and Bananaman are on the horizon - you could accuse producers of running out of new ideas, but how long before they run out of old ideas?

Nostalgia can give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, but sometimes it isn't always a good thing. Digital Spy suggests 9 instances when looking back to the past resulted in a questionable present:

The Saint (1997)

A movie adaptation of popular TV series The Saint had been mooted for some time. It finally limped into cinemas in 1997 with Val Kilmer as Simon Templar - he was no Roger Moore, but let's face it, who is?

The film, which is a relatively low-key (if somewhat eccentric) spy caper, suffered because it »

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9 movies that prove why nostalgia isn't always a good thing

18 June 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Remember that thing you loved from your childhood? It's coming back. We're not talking specifics here, we're talking everything.

New movies or TV shows revolving around everything from Scooby Doo to Ninja Turtles, Danger Mouse and Bananaman are on the horizon - you could accuse producers of running out of new ideas, but how long before they run out of old ideas?

Nostalgia can give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, but sometimes it isn't always a good thing. Digital Spy suggests 9 instances when looking back to the past resulted in a questionable present:

The Saint (1997)

A movie adaptation of popular TV series The Saint had been mooted for some time. It finally limped into cinemas in 1997 with Val Kilmer as Simon Templar - he was no Roger Moore, but let's face it, who is?

The film, which is a relatively low-key (if somewhat eccentric) spy caper, suffered because it »

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10 Most Unwatchable TV to Movie Adaptations

10 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

22 Jump Street is in theaters this weekend, and its one of the few TV-to-Movie franchises that has gotten it right. This comes after so many have gotten it really wrong! Adapting a hit television show to the big screen seems like it would be an easy thing. The source material is great, there's an existing audience, it should be money in the bank. But bigger does not mean better. There's more than enough examples of great TV turned into garbage cinema. So much so, there was a fair amount of difficulty and debate narrowing it down to ten, epically awful movies. Criteria had to be established. There must be a method to this madness. Terrible films like The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, or The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas still has an appeal to younger audiences who might actually be entertained by it. It does have some value. Once »

- MovieWeb

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Sean Penn Actioner The Gunman Gets A Release Date

23 May 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Sean Penn is poised for action in The Gunman. The actioner finds Penn in the hands of director Pierre Morel (Taken) as a former military contractor and solder who just wants to retire happily, only to learn that shadowy forces just won't let him go. And now you know exactly when you can get to see Sean Penn wreck some fools on the big screen. Open Road has announced February 20th, 2015 to be the release date for The Gunman, putting it in the same early year period that made Taken a hit. The movie is based on the book The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette, with a script from Pete Travis (Dredd) and Don MacPherson (1998's The Avengers). Co-starring in the film are Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca and Mark Rylance. Somehow, Luc Besson is not involved with this. This release date pits the film directly against »

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

23 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

In 2014, it’s difficult to appreciate the awe felt by uninitiated audiences who saw Raiders of the Lost Ark in theaters in 1981. Think about the film’s opening scenes, which introduce Indiana Jones and his now-iconic fedora in the jungles of South America. He narrowly avoids getting shot in the back by his mutinous guides, proves his Zorro-esque expertise with a whip, cleverly maneuvers through the deadly booby-traps of an ancient Peruvian temple, flicks away tarantulas like they’re gnats, nabs the prized golden idol but sets off a chain-reaction of destruction that includes a giant boulder chasing him back out into the sunlight, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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UK Version Of Steve's 21st Century "To-Do" List From Captain America: The Winter Soldier

31 March 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

You voted, and Sean Connery won! Exclusive - the UK version of Captain America's notebook in The Winter Soldier: pic.twitter.com/ghnz8kcZVt — Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) March 31, 2014 For the sake of comparison, below is the Us version. Fans in the UK were actually able to vote for what they wanted to see on this list, hence why the likes of Sherlock and former James Bond Sean Connery have made the cut. Who are what else would you add? Be sure to let us know below!   After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens »

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Nicholas Hoult Gains a New Starring Role

13 March 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Get the scoop on Nicholas Hoult's new role - Vulture Rashida Jones loves salsa in the trailer for Cuban Fury - Moviefone Why The Avengers was almost rated R - HuffPost Entertainment 6 famous movies you can walk around in right now - Cracked DWTS rehearsals have begun! See the pictures - BuddyTV Jimmy Fallon's Putin impression is pretty solid - Splitsider Is Stefan in danger? - The Vampire Diaries Ralph Fiennes's 10 best movies - Rotten Tomatoes Grey's Anatomy is making a unique musical choice - The Hollywood Reporter Great Ya books with fairy-tale twists - Popsugar Moms »

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Final cut tussles between directors and studios

3 February 2014 8:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie 4 Feb 2014 - 06:48

We head back to the 80s and 90s to look at eight famous battles between directors and studio executives over a movie's final cut...

If filmmaking is a compromise between art and commerce, then the final cut is often the point in the process where the tug-of-war between the two becomes the most intense. In their desire to make a film more profitable - often after feedback from preview screenings - studio executives will sometimes request re-edits or the shooting of additional scenes. And occasionally, when directors attempt to resist those changes for whatever reason, the resulting tension between director and studio can reach breaking point.

To illustrate the different ways these tussles over a film's final cut can play out, we're heading back to the 80s and 90s. In some instances, the films that emerged from the editing room were considered to be influential triumphs. »

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