A FAILED REMAKE

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UMBERTO UMBERTO
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A FAILED REMAKE

Post by UMBERTO UMBERTO » December 12th, 2008, 12:40 pm

Some of you who have been on Studio8 for a while might remember that in THE ADVENTURES OF HERMAN UTIX, ( appearing in these pages two years ago) I based my story somewhat on one of my favorite movies, Robert Wise's 1951 sci-fi classic, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, which remains one of the best sf movies ever made.

Also, you might remember that in 2005-06, I also have the "errorists" torturing one of my characters by making him listen to a tape of Keanu Reeves reading Tennyson with "an "English" accent" . . .

(link to that pagel)

http://www.studioeight.tv/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=8253


Now, my comic strip is proven fully prescient:

Keanu Reeves stars in a re-make of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, which contains, according to many reviewers, a plethora of unintentional laughs:


(new movie review)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28166691/

Ah-- you can't even write satire any more-- Google news outdoes ya . . .

Wagging his pen for your delectation,


Umberto

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Post by Scootertrash » December 14th, 2008, 11:23 pm

though I never tire of the original TDTESS, I watched the remake last night and thought it was a colossal bore...it actually put me to sleep-the FX are the only thing found acceptable in that film-the writing and the acting sucks major you know what.

Also, watched Frost/Nixon and "Milk" and these are two excellent motion pictures...Frank Langella's performance as Nixon is one for the books.
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