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    What is your favorite movie remake?

    From "The Departed" to "Dawn of the Dead," many movies have gotten a reboot years after the original was released. Now, with Russell Brand giving "Arthur" an update, we decided to ask about some of your favorite movie remakes. Which films are the best?
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    Star Trek, followed closely by Casino Royale
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    I'd vote for You've Got Mail, the (updated by Nora Ephron) remake of 1940's The Shop Around The Corner, which starred Margaret Sullivan and James Stewart.

     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    Definitely "The Italian Job" One of the best heist movies.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    The Donald Sutherland version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers
     
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    Ocean's Eleven
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3.  John Travolta was marvelously creepy.  Denzel Washington was awesome, and the techology upgrades to the train operations station made the new version updated and very relevant.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    The Thing, Kurt Russell 1982.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    Tie between "The Departed" (Infernal Affairs) and "The Magnificent Seven" (The Seven Samurai).


    P.S.  Whoever greenlit a remake of 'Arthur' should probably be shot - or at least prevented from working in the movie business.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    This is easy.  TRUE GRIT.  The 2010 version is only about 147 times better than the John Wayne/Glen Campbell/Kim Darby mess from 1967.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    Lots of good remakes.  I liked 3:10 to Yuma.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    The Italian Job with Michael Cain is far superior to the Italian Job with Mark Wahlberg
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    The Birdcage vs La Cage Aux Folles
       
    Funniest remake ever!
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    Sabrina with Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    The Thomas Crown Affaird-

    The Steve McQueen version was weak.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    The Women - maybe not the best remake ever, but the updates in bringing into the 21st century was done very well, not forced like some remakes.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    With all due respect to Elizabeth Taylor, I prefer the 1991 remake of Father of the Bride (you can't beat Martin Short and Steve Martin!). 
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    the nolan batman reboot is pretty good for what it is.

    the problem i think is that many movies in the past were good because of good acting. i can understand updating for a new audience with vibrant color, updated story, addition of spectacular special effects. the problem is the acting stinks. my opinion of movies these days is that much like a bad musician can hide behind a distortion pedal, bad actors hide behind special effects.

     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    In Response to Re: What is your favorite movie remake?:
    [QUOTE]I'd vote for You've Got Mail, the (updated by Nora Ephron) remake of 1940's The Shop Around The Corner, which starred Margaret Sullivan and James Stewart.
    Posted by mmmz[/QUOTE]

    'You've Got Mail' is probably the worst thing that could have happened to 'Shop Around the Corner'.  

    It's not a remake, and it's clearly inferior in every way to the so-called original.  If you want to watch a classic,  featuring a stellar ensemble with an absolute perfect sense of comedic pitch, in an original story and that killer B&W lighting then check out 'Shop'.  

    If you want another piece of mediocre, romantic pap from Hollywood, then "Mail' is your fillum.  But even if you like it, or prefer it (inconceivable!)  you won't consider it a remake.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

     I liked "Love Affair" with Annette Bening and Warren Beatty (remake of an "Affair to Remember").
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    How is The Thing (remake of The Thing from Another World) not on this list?
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    I loved both "Freaky Friday" and "The Parent Trap"  which starred Lindsey Lohan in both.  I felt both movies did a far better job of being somewhat believable and less kooky.
    also the remake of True Grit was terrific.  I never saw the orig. all the way through...but the pieces i have seen are just wacky and over done on the drunk thing.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    As far as I am concerned, there will always be the original "Arthur" with Dudley Moore. 

    I don't generally watch remakes, but I did watch "Father of the bride", though.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    Someone from the Globe didn't do their homework.  Typical quality journalism from the Green Boxers.  Casino Royale was not a remake.  The 1966 was a spoof film with Peter Sellers.  Just because a movie had the same name doesn't make it a remake.
     
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    Re: What is your favorite movie remake?

    Not really a remake but the Brady Bunch movies always make me laugh. Gary Cole and Shelly Long make my head spin they are such good look-alikes, and the in-jokes were hilarious. ("I hear they only got one bathroom for nine people, and it doesn't even have a toilet!")

    Otherwise, definitely John Carpenter's The Thing. I saw that in the theater and my friend screamed like a little girl.
     
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