Classic Film Review: The Happening (2008)

‘This film is hilarious. And it is not supposed to be’   Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan The Happening, 2008 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley   An unknown, airborne virus is manipulating the brains of humans and forcing them to commit suicide, and our protagonists,Continue reading “Classic Film Review: The Happening (2008)”

Original vs. Remake: The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) vs. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)   The second edition of Original vs. Remake is another alien-invasion film made initially in the 1950’s and remade in the early 21st century, but will the original win out again? The story of the film (spoiler alert, by theContinue reading “Original vs. Remake: The Day the Earth Stood Still”

Classic Film Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

‘This is how not to remake a film’ The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2008 Directed by: Scott Derrickson Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, John Cleese, Kyle Chandler   If a remake wants to do something different: great, but you need to retain the overall themes that the originalContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)”

Classic Film Review: The Dark Night (2008)

Marvel vs. DC: The Dark Knight, 2008 Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman   After the successful Batman Begins rebooted the franchise that Batman & Robin tried to kill, Christian Bale (Batman Begins) returns as Batman and is faced with The JokerContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The Dark Night (2008)”