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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:48 AM
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I knew Hollywood was low on ideas, but now they're really scraping!
Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell in a "Miami Vice" remake????

I was a big fan of the show when i was coming up in the 80s, and even I won't go anywhere near this trainwreck in the making....has anyone kept a count (official or unofficial) on how many big-budget movies were made based on a

1. Kitschy nostalgic TV show
2. Popular novel-of-the-moment that EVERYONE has read except you
3. Cartoon/comic book
4. Previous version of the movie/low-budget foreign-indie movie...

in the last 3-4 years alone, that number must be creeping towards 50 or more...and how many more can we expect in the future?? Is there a single original thought in the TV and movie studios anymore?

here's the story i read about the Miami Vice remake:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tape20jul20,0,1...
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kittenpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:54 AM
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1. who approves these movies?
I saw a preview for Duece Bigalow Male Jigalow 2 tonight. I felt insulted just having been in the theater.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:09 AM
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2. And there are thousands of novels written every year
You'd think there would be dozens of great original ideas, and the best Hollywood can come up with is a sequal to a crappy movie.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:11 AM
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3. I saw an ad for that on tv tonight
I felt insulted as a person who loves movies.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:14 AM
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4. a sequel to THAT???
i didn't need to hear about that shit!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:14 AM
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5. Saw previews in the theatre
for Stealth, the Island and this Disney piece of shit, sky high.....

It was like being inside a video game for christ sake.....

A bad video game......

The actors in these movies mean absolutely nothing, interchangable part......
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