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It’s All Been Done Before: 8 Films That Are Remakes That You Probably Didn’t Know Were Remakes

If you happen to peruse the films opening this weekend, you may momentarily wonder if you stepped back in time, but rest assured the laws of the space-time continuum are still intact. I think. Two cult classics from the 80s, Fright Night and Conan the Barbarian, are hitting theaters this weekend in their rebooted, shiny 2011 form, marking yet another weekend at the box office when everything that is old is new again. And just think, we still have the newest Superman and Spiderman reboots to look forward to in 2012. One can only hope that in our lifetimes, we will only have to suffer through one Footloose remake.

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NXUSco3717d ago (Edited 3717d ago )

12 Monkeys was such a great movie. Great performances by Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt

Samus HD3716d ago

the ending was shit though

Sahil3716d ago

HEAT would kick LA Takedown's ass anyway, super awesome movie!

darklordzor3716d ago

What a long title for this...

Anyway, yeah, pretty good list of films.

-MD-3716d ago

There was a Scarface in 1932? Didn't know that.

JL3716d ago

Yes there was one way back then. Not nearly as good. I'm pretty sure the Scarface blu-ray coming up also has the original with it.

Bull5hifT3716d ago (Edited 3716d ago )

Im Getting This

bruddahmanmatt3716d ago

Given that "Heat" is my all-time favorite movie and that Mann is one of my favorite directors, I watched "L.A. Takedown" just for the hell of it once...absolutely hysterical. The coffee shop scene between Hanna and McCauley (the latter of whom was originally named "McLaren" in L.A. Takedown) was so cheesy and just downright laughable. It's amazing what terrific acting and a bigger budget can do for a well-written script.

On a side note, Howard Hawks' 1940 version of "His Girl Friday" is one of my favorite Screwball comedies of all time. It's definitely worth watching as I'm sure many of the folks here have never seen it.

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