If you owned your very own movie theater and got to program the films it exhibited as you desired, what…
The Stepford Wives
The wives of Stepford have a secret.
What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller.
Part of **No ReWatch November 2012**.
The original novel by Ira Levin and the 1975 film are both dark, frightening thrillers. They have something to say about the shifting gender roles of the Women's Lib era. And the ending of the film will chill you to your core.
In this version, Frank Oz has decided to dispense with a direct remake. Instead, he's aiming for a Tim Burton-esque farce. By upping the silly and yet still making the gender politics the centerpiece, he robs the story of its impact on both a psychological and political level. He's going for weird and funny, and it doesn't really succeed.
I have to applaud the attempt, though. Some aspects do work. Bette Midler's…
I'm classing this is a rewatch, but in actual fact the previous time I attempted to watch this I gave up before the end because I thought it eas shit.
Second time around, and I once again gave up before the end, because it is even shitter than I remembered.
Whoever thought it would be a good idea to remake Bryan Forbes original film adaptation of Ira Levin's chilling novel and dispense with all the horror aspects to make an allegedly satirical fantasy comedy needs shooting.
The original was far more satirical than this piece of crap, and even better it was done subtly. No one on this film has ever heard of the word 'subtle' and as such, they…
I know this isn't a very popular film, but I love it. Perhaps it's because I haven't seen the original so my experience hasn't been tempered by a better take on the concept, perhaps it's my love of Nicole Kidman and Bette Midler but I really find it fun, light and really enjoyable.
It's well paced, the performers are amusing and I like the humour in it.
I wouldn't recommend it for everyone because I know it's an acquired taste, but it's a film I'll happily watch every now and then.
It's fairly funny!
In a superficial way. This remake stays away from the horror aspects of this classic story, and it focuses itself on humour. And it's a great choice. The central cast are all great, and Frank Oz even manages to mask the rumoured in screen hatred.
Not bad at all.
What was Frank Oz thinking? He knows how to make good films. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, anyone? So how did he misfire so horribly with this thing? Actually, I'm sure it wasn't all his fault for the outcome of this totally and utterly pointless remake of a decent film from yep, you guessed it, the 70's.
With an excellent cast of tried and true actors you would naturally think they'd be able to bring the quality up past the mediocre script that was summoned for this ridiculous excuse of a film. Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken and Bette Midler would usually make for a pretty powerful cast. Here, however, they're all just flopping around in a nice-looking but astonishingly empty…
Watched this as a part of my Nicole Kidman double-feature (with Bewitched) on Netflix.
Sorry Frank Oz, but this is a namby-pamby, pointless movie.
The tone is all over the place and it seems to have no idea what it is trying to say. The next time someone decides to remake something, decide why you want to do it.
"Oh, I feel like Nancy Drew in the mystery of the mid-life crisis."
A relatively soulless movie with a rather disjointed plot that fails a whole lot more than it succeeds. Some small (and I really mean small) chuckles here and there but that's about all it has going for it.
Walter Kresby: You're even better at sex, don't deny it.
Joanna Eberhard: I wasn't going to.
- She's blonde.
- The Hunger
- Fright Night
- Near Dark
- The Lost Boys
- Turn Me On, Dammit!
- La spettatrice
Some posters might change.
Requirement: only one character, a female character.
Work in progress.
- King Kong
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers
- Nosferatu the Vampyre
- Cat People
Work in progress. Not all of the films are strictly horror, but I say close enough. (I'm sticking mainly with…