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Brian Hague
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Posted: 14 June 2019 at 2:08pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The trailer seems to have production values and possibly even a script, which means that this is still less of a train wreck than the Helbig/Hart ELECTRA-WOMAN & DYNA-GIRL from a few years ago.

This film and the recent DC series with "edgy" new takes on the Hanna-Barbera properties tell me that the studio's licensing department has fallen into the hands of too-too-coy-for-anyone's-good hipsters, who can only market counter-intuitively and if they're laughing up their sleeves at their latest cutting-edge subversion. 

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Koroush Ghazi
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Posted: 14 June 2019 at 2:56pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Iíve been thinking that the time is right for a new series of slasher films
starring Howdy Doody.
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 14 June 2019 at 6:02pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Maybe....just maybe....Elm Street is in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood?


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Mark Haslett
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Posted: 14 June 2019 at 9:48pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

This trailer is evidence of a crime.

"The sacking of Hanna Barbera."

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Rick Whiting
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Posted: 14 June 2019 at 9:55pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I saw this last night and I was going to start a thread on this forum last night, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 15 June 2019 at 7:42am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Once again this reminds me of my reboot of F TROOP. As so many dramas were being turned into comedies--I SPY, DRAGNET, etc--I said the reverse should apply. So (and this was a while ago), Russell Crowe as O'Roarke, Steve Buscemi as Agarn, Tom Cruise as Parmenter, and a subplot about giving smallpox infect blankets to the Hekawi.
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Koroush Ghazi
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Posted: 15 June 2019 at 8:52am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

It's true to say that this phenomenon isn't exactly new. There was controversy over the TV Show Hogan's Heroes, which took the humor-infused movie Stalag 17 and turned it into blatant comedy about a topic that still upset a lot of people. But that was an isolated case, and handled delicately and respectfully.

Nowadays, formulaic sensationalist nostalgia cash-ins are the rule, and anyone who dares complain is considered "too serious" and just not up with the cool, edgy vibe of modern film-making.

Next up: an all-female sci-fi adaptation of Lawrence of Arabia. Cha-ching!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 15 June 2019 at 9:06am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Not long ago TV GUIDE elected HOGANíS HEROES the Worst Show of All Time. This was the same TV GUIDE that featured the show on its cover five times while it was still on the air.

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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 15 June 2019 at 9:59am | IP Logged | 9 post reply


I used to think I wanted remakes/reboots of SPACE:1999 and THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN...

I'd hate to think of the directions they'd take those properties today.  I can easily see a "Space: 2099" being completely unrecognizable, and "The Six Billion Dollar Man" being a flat-out parody.



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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 15 June 2019 at 10:00am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I can't really say that this is a "desecration of my childhood" with regards to this particular movie, because the 1970s Partridge Family TV sitcom already took a slap at the Banana Splits in one episode, by showing the quartet as surly performers in suits once offstage.
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John Byrne

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There was talk of a SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN reboot with Jim Carrey in the lead.

Nuff said!

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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 15 June 2019 at 12:44pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

The SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN  has been considered with Chris Rock and Jim Carrey mentioned at various times. The Chris Rock version was going to have him rebuilt using 6 million of today's money.

Last I heard, Mark Wahlberg *may* be doing it, which makes me cringe a bit less. Because it could be serious or comedy with him .


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