Get the Popcorn. Take Your Seat. We're Talking Remakes

Feb 26, 2014

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Remakes are easy. Money-makers are hard. We live in a sloshing sea of those movie remakes but it's rare for one of them to out gross the original. An exception, oddly enough, was the remake of "Clash of the Titans," which significantly outperformed its 80s predecessor. 

One of the current remakes, "About Last Night,"continues a trend of transfusing a black cast into an older white vehicle. There's something heartening about that even if the movies aren't always so good.

The subtext is an American black middle class that's gelling enough to feel entitled to its own version of "The Bishop's Wife."

The new "Robocop" movie won't do as well as the original and apparently isn't anywhere near as good, but there's a method behind that particular madness as well.