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: A Beautiful Mind (2001)

And the Oscar Goes to: A Beautiful Mind, 2001 Directed by: Ron Howard Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer   Based on Sylvia Nasar’s novel of the same name, A Beautiful Mind is a biographical drama film based on the life ofContinue reading “Classic Film Review: A Beautiful Mind (2001)”