Movie 118- Original 1941- The Wolf Man

Directed by George Waggner
Starring Lon Chaney Jr.
              Claude Raines
              Evelyn Ankers

Whoever is bitten by a werewolf and lives becomes a werewolf himself.
After teasing his friends for believing in werewolves, Larry is promptly bitten by a rabid wolf and faints. Horror superstars share the screen when Larry wakes to find a gypsy who moonlights as a werewolf. Cursed by the werewolf's bite, Larry suffers torturous full-moon transformations and tries to escape the townsfolk who hunt him.

Before I was allowed to watch scarier movies, or rated R movies, I began my love for horror with the classic Universal monster movies. My first one was Dracula, and while that still is a favorite The Wolf Man was and still is my favorite Universal horror monster movie. I can do some of the dialogue along with the movie, I think it's got some funny bits, but it's also quite sad. And this is a horror movie that can also be seen as a psychological drama, is Larry crazy? Does he really become a wolf or is it all in his head? It will make you think if you look at it that way. I really like the cast Lon Chaney Jr. is great, and Claude Raines is one of my favorites. If you've never seen one of the classic Universal horror films check this one out, you can't go wrong, they may not be really scary, but I think you'll have fun with them.

Movie 117- Remake 2002- Red Dragon

Directed by Brett Ratner
Starring Edward Norton
              Anthony Hopkins
              Ralph Fiennes

I am the Dragon. And you call me insane. You are privy to a great becoming, but you recognize nothing. To me, you are a slug in the sun. You are an ant in the afterbirth. It is your nature to do one thing correctly. Before me, you rightly tremble. But, fear is not what you owe me. You owe me awe.
Former FBI agent Will Graham, who was once nearly killed by the savage Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter now has no choice but to face him again. It seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer, Francis Dolarhyde -- but can he be trusted?

I read the book after seeing Manhunter, adn before Red Dragon came out, what I like the best about this version is that it's closer to the book than the original.  I like the opening of the movie, where we see Lecter getting caught.  I think that Edward wasn't as good as William Petersen, but he did a good job.  Ralph Fiennes is creeper than the guy from the original.  Watch them both and let me know which you liked better?

Movie 116- Original 1986- Manhunter

Directed by Michael Mann
Starring William Petersen
              Brian Cox
              Dennis Farina
We tried sodium amatol on him three years ago to find where he buried a Princeton student; he gave 'em a recipe for potato chip dip.

Using his uncanny ability to get inside psychopaths' minds, former FBI agent Will Graham returns to action to hunt down a serial killer. Graham retired after catching Hannibal Lecter and subsequently suffering a breakdown. Now, he engages in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecter to capture a new killer.

This was the movie that introduced the character Hannible Lecter, though in this movie they spelled it differently.  In this movie Lecter is played by Brian Cox, who does a great job, though you will inevitably compare his portrayal to Hopkin's, but his performance is closer to the book than Hopkins'.  The cheesy synthesizers and the sex scene before the curtainless window, is pure 80's.  I like William Petersen in the movie, though to me it seems like he is preparing for his role in CSI.  I really noticed it when he is at the first crime scene.  There's a scene at the grocery store where they are slowly walking down the aisle and I couldn't help but notice how some products packages haven't changed in 25 years.  This is a great movie, move of a detective story than the newer version.

Movie 115- Remake- The Manchurian Candidate

Directed by Jonathan Demme
Starring Denzel Washington
              Liev Schreiber
              Meryl Streep

Well, that's what the neighbors always say about serial killers.
Capt. Bennett Marco and Sgt. Raymond Shaw are taken captive during the first Persian Gulf War and brainwashed so that they're programmed to rebel once they return home. Ten years later, as Shaw's mother is busy helping her son in his bid for the presidency, Marco recalls the brainwashing. Can he get to Shaw before it's too late?

I was looking forward to seeing this since I really liked the original, but I was disappointed with the changes that they made in updating the story.  Meryl Streep and Liev Schrieber were the my favorite actors of the film.  I didn't like the changes that they made to Denzel Washington's character, I didn't like that they made him seem like he was just some crazy vet, I wish they kept his part closer to how he was in the original.  I also found the relationship between the mother and son gross, and unnecessary, again they went to far from the story.  If this was an original story it would be very good thriller, but when you compare it to the original it doesn't hold up.

Movie 114- Original 1962- The Manchurian Candidate

Directed by John Frankenheimer
Starring Frank Sinatra
              Laurence Harvey
              Angela Lansbury
              Janet Leigh

Intelligence officer. Stupidity officer is more like it. Pentagon wants to open a Stupidity Division, they know who they can get to lead it.
Raymond Shaw is a Korean War hero with a lethal secret: He's been brainwashed by the communist Chinese. With one phone call, the Reds can transform Shaw into a deadly assassin -- unless fellow veteran Bennett Marco can stop them first.

This is a great movie, it's captivating and the cast is perfection, I can't find a thing to complain about this movie.  If you haven't seen this I really recommend it.  There is so much to this and is haunting when you know that this came out only months before Kennedy's assassination.  The most disturbing scene is the garden party scene.  Check this one out if you get a chance.

Movie 113- Remake 1999- Cruel Intentions

Directed by Roger Kumble
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar
              Ryan Phillippe
              Reese Witherspoon

I'm sick of sleeping with these insipid Manhattan debutantes. Nothing shocks them anymore.
Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.

I've always liked this movie and I think that they did a good job updating the original story with teenagers.  Swoozie Kurtz has a cameo in this movie, which is kind of cool.  I really like the ending of the movie, it's just as good as the original.  I like the cast and think that they all were perfect for their roles.  I like that this isn't your typical teen movie, it's funny and really a guilty pleasure. 

Movie 112- Original- Dangerous Liasons


Directed by Stephen Frears
Starring Glenn Close
              John Malkovich 
              Michelle Pfeiffer

Now, yes or no? It's up to you, of course. I will merely confine myself to remarking that a "no" will be regarded as a declaration of war. A single word is all that's required.

Privileged and bored 18-century French aristocrats Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont  entertain themselves by making a bet focusing on the virginal Cécile de Volanges and the virtuous Madame de Tourvel.

This is a great movie, the cast is amazing in the movie, the only thing that I think would have made the movie better is if Alan Rickman would have agreed to do the movie instead of Die Hard.  There is just so much to this movie that you really need to pay attention, so you won't miss a moment of the wonderful dialogue that is just so evil but so clever.  The costumes and sets are beautiful, watching a movie like this makes me wish that I could spend one day in the past.  The final scene is great and it just shows that you don't need words just a persons face says everything.

Movie 111- Remake 1974- The Front Page

Directed by Billy Wilder
Starring Jack Lemmon
              Walter Matthau
              Susan Sarandon

That's a lot of bunk! Like all that other stuff you been writing. Calling me an Angel of the Pavement and the Midnight Madonna. Who ya kiddin'? I'm a two-dollar whore from Division Street and you know it!

Lemmon is ace reporter Hildy Johnson and Matthau his irascible editor, Walter Burns. Hildy wants to quit and marry Peggy Grant, but Walter will do anything to stop him, and an escaped killer gives him just the scoop he needs to lure Hildy back to work.

I liked this version so much more than the original.  Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were great, as they always are, and Susan Sarandon was funny too.  Carol Burnett stole every scene she was in, I really enjoyed watching her.  The story seemed to go quicker and I like how everyone spoke so fast, there seemed a lot more in this movie than in the original too.  I would like to see a remake only done in the present.  I checked and found that there was a "version" done with Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynold and Christopher Reeves, but that changed to to a cable news show, I would like the newer version to stay at a newspaper. 


Movie 110- Original 1931- The Front Page

Directed by Lewis Milestone 
Starring Pat O'Brien
              Adolphe Menjou

If I'm not telling you the absolute truth, may I fall dead. I'm going to New York tonight with you, if you give me one last chance. I'm going to cut out drinking and swearing and everything connected with the crazy newspaper business! Honey, I'll never even read a newspaper.
            
                                                                                                                                                                            Veteran newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson is about to get married and start a new job. But when his boss, tough-talking editor Walter Burns, gets wind of a political angle in an upcoming execution, he calls back a reluctant Hildy for one last story. 

This was a funny movie, but I didn't really care for it because I thought it was a bit slow, and I didn't really care for the actors.  I liked His Girl Friday which was also based on this movie.  The story was good, and the script was funny.  I have more hopes for the remake with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

Movie 109- Remake 2000- Get Carter

Directed by Stephen Kay
Starring Sylvester Stallone
              Rachael Leigh Cook
              Miranda Richardson

Hello, Mr. Davis. My name is Jack Carter, and you don't want to know me.
When his brother is killed in an accident, cold-blooded gun for hire Jack Carter returns home to make peace with his past. But when evidence of foul play surfaces, Carter's mission becomes one of retribution rather than redemption.

Just like the original I think that it started out really slow, it wasn't a bad movie, but I think I actually liked the original better after seeing this one.  At the end of the original I called the ending of the new one.  I don't want to spoil it, if you haven't seen either, but this is why I think that the original is better.

Movie 108- Original 1971- Get Carter

Directed by Mike Hodges
Starring Michael Caine
              Ian Hendry 
              Britt Ekland

Frank wasn't like that. I'm the villain in the family, remember?
Bent on revenge after learning his brother died under mysterious circumstances, London gangster Jack Carter heads to his hometown of Newcastle, England, where he tangles with the local mob boss, a porn star and other colorful characters.

I found the movie really slow, until it was almost over, then I got into the movie.  I like Michael Caine and thought he was very good.  I honestly only chose this movie because of this clip. . .  I wanted to see Michael Caine saying "She was only 16 years old."  I think Rob Brydon does a better Michael Caine than Steve Coogan, what do you think?

Movie 107- Remake 2001- Oceans 11

Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Starring George Clooney
              Brad Pitt
              Julia Roberts
              Matt Damon

All right, you proved your point. You broke into my vault. Congratulations, you're a dead man.

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.

This is definitely better than the original, the only thing that was the same was the name Danny Ocean and the title of the movie.  There's a lot more action in this than in the original.  I like how they pulled off the heist.  After watching these originals and remakes of these heist movies I find that the remakes have cooler heists, but I realized that this is only because technology has evolved so much that everything can be slicker.  If these things were available in the past then who knows which would be better.

Movie 106- Original 1960- Oceans 11


Directed by Lewis Milestone
Starring Frank Sinatra
              Dean Martin
              Sammy Davis Jr.
              Peter Lawford

Why waste those cute little tricks that the Army taught us just because it's sort of peaceful now.
Danny Ocean decides to knock over a few casinos on the Las Vegas Strip with his buddies -- in one of the merriest heist movies ever.

There are great songs in this movie, and a great cast, however it is a bit long.  There are some great moments between the guys, and as I watched the movie I wished that I could have seen them live.  This movie is great to see what Vegas was like in its hay day. 

Movie 105- Remake 2011- Scream 4

Directed by Wes Craven
Starring Neve Campbell
             Courtney Cox
              David Arquette
              Emma Roberts
              Alison Brie
              Hayden Panettiere

Why is Sidney Prescott staying with you? I mean, that's like being on Top Chef with Jeffrey Dahmer.

Perennial survivor Sidney Prescott, now a successful self-help author, returns to her home town of Woodsboro in the fourth act of director Wes Craven's Scream franchise. Sidney's homecoming, however, coincides with a slew of unsettling new murders.

I really enjoyed the movie, there were some great lines.  I really liked the opening of the movie, especially the part with Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell.  The movie was full of twist and the outcome was really surprising, during the whole movie I would think the killer was one person and the next minute I would think it was someone else.  I love the references to movies and of course the rules of horror movies.  The cast was great and it was fun to see everyone again.  I can't wait to see it again.

Movie 104- Original 1996, 1997, 2000- Scream (1-3)

Directed by Wes Craven
Starring Neve Campbell
              Courtney Cox
              David Arquette
              Jamie Kennedy

Never say "who's there?" Don't you watch scary movies? It's a death wish. You might as well come out to investigate a strange noise or something.

Horror maven Wes Craven -- paying homage to teen horror classics such as Halloween and Prom Night -- turns the genre on its head with this tale of a murderer who terrorizes hapless high schooler Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) by offing everyone she knows. Not your average slasher flick, Scream distinguishes itself with a self-parodying sense of humor. Courteney Cox and David Arquette co-star as a local news reporter and a small-town deputy.

 
 Directed by Wes Craven
 Starring Neve Campbell
               Courtney Cox
               David Arquette
               Jamie Kennedy
               Liev Schrieber

Look, local woman! I know you hold me up as your career template and that it gives you some sort of charge to challenge me, but give it a rest.
In the two years that have passed since the fateful events in Woodsboro, newswoman Gale Weathers  has written a best-seller, which has been turned into a film starring Tori Spelling as Sidney. As the movie premiere looms closer, the cycle of mysterious deaths begins again. Dewey Riley heads straight to Sidney's college in an attempt to protect her from impending doom.

  
Directed by Wes Craven
Starring Neve Campbell
              Courtney Cox
              David Arquette
              Parker Posey

Surprise. Surprise. Someone dies and Gale comes running.
The last installment of the tongue-in-cheek (but still scary) horror trilogy finds Sidney Prescott again battling a crazed killer -- only this time it's on the set of Stab, a movie-within-a-movie based on the original Woodsboro murders.

It's been years since I actually sat down and watched these movies. I remember when the first one came out on Pay Preview, I taped it and watched it like 3 times that day.  I went to the theater to see the second movie and have always liked that one the best.  I really enjoy how they reference other horror movies, and films in general.  I think that the script is really clever, and even though no one talks like anyone I've ever known I think it's great.  I was never really a big fan of the third movie, I think they focused a bit too much on the movie within the movie, but I did like the back story with Sidney's mom.  I wish they had done some flashbacks or some old clips from the movies that she was in.  I think it's interesting to look back at the careers of these actors and to see where they are now.  Most of the supporting cast is doing more work than the leads.

Movie 103- Remake 1995- Sabrina

Directed by Syndey Pollack
Starring Harrison Ford
              Julia Ormond
              Greg Kinnear

Paris is always a good idea.

Chauffeur's daughter Sabrina has spent her whole life worshipping the wealthy Larrabee family from afar -- especially irresponsible younger son David. Heartbroken to learn that he doesn't return her feelings, she spends a year in Paris. She returns home more confident and poised. Sabrina's so charming, in fact, that she soon attracts the attention of David's practical older brother, Linus.

This is a pretty good version of the original, but there are a few things that I didn't like, for example I don't think they made it very clear how long she was in Paris in this version, reading the synopsis was the only way I knew.  I didn't really like Julia Ormond as Sabrina, I thought she was a bit old for the part.  It seems to move a bit slower in this one as well.  I didn't like how they changed her going to cooking school to going for an internship at Vogue, it didn't seem very likely.  I also didn't like the changes they made to her father.  Harrison Ford was great in this, and it was interesting to see Nancy Marchand, who I've only seen as Tony Soprano's, mother in a different kind of role.  I think that they did a good job updating it, but it just seems to be better suited for the time period the original was done in.



Movie 102- Original 1954- Sabrina

Directed by Billy Wilder
Starring Audrey Hepburn
              Humphrey Bogart
              William Holden

A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven.

Industrious tycoon Linus Larrabee has no room for love in his appointment book until a burgeoning romance between his libertine brother, David, and the family chauffeur's daughter, Sabrina Fairchild, jeopardizes Linus' pending business merger. At that point, the workaholic CEO clears his calendar to derail the romance.

I love Audrey Hepburn, she was just so cute. This is a great movie, I like the scenes were she is in Paris at the cooking school, her teacher was great, so frustrated with Sabrina. William Holden is great as the guy Sabrina loves, but doesn't pay any attention to her until she comes back from Paris. This was different kind of movie for Humphrey Bogart, but I really like him in this. Billy Wilder is one of my favorite directors.   It's a little dark but it's a charming romantic comedy, and a true classic.

Movie 101- Remake 2003- The Italian Job

Directed by F. Gary Gary
Starring Mark Wahlberg
              Charlize Theron
              Edward Norton
              Jason Statham
              Seth Green

You've got no imagination. You couldn't even decide what to do with all that money, so you had to buy what everybody else wanted.

Charlie Croker, a clever thief who masterminds a major heist amid the waterways of Venice, Italy -- but a betrayal by one of his own spells disaster, and Croker returns to Los Angeles without the stash, plotting revenge. With an eye on recovering his riches, Croker rounds up his crew -- adding an ace safecracker to the mix.

This was a great movie, and a great remake. I liked both versions for different reasons. This version had a lot more action, while the original was more of a caper. The cast was great, and I like how they all seemed to just fit together. The chases were great the boat chase in the beginning was great. The whole plan they had was great, the only thing I didn't really care for was how quick Edward Norton's character figured out who Charlize Theron was. Both versions are great and perfect for a weekend movie marathon.

Movie 100- Original 1969- The Italian Job

Directed by Peter Collinson
Starring Michael Caine
              Noel Coward
              Benny Hill

You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

Enterprising swindler Charlie Croker hatches an ingenious plan to steal a huge cache of Chinese gold en route to Turin, Italy, as collateral for a new Fiat plant. The diversion for the heist: A gigantic traffic jam during an Italy-Great Britain soccer match. Incarcerated criminal genius Mr. Bridger helps Croker get financing -- from his jail cell.

This was a fun movie.  I really enjoyed it, the ending was one of the best endings I've seen in awhile.  Michael Caine was great as always, and the supporting cast was great.  It was fun to see some familiar faces and see them doing something a bit different.  Benny Hill was really funny.  The movie is a lot of fun and I look forward to the remake.

Movie 99- Your Highness

Directed by David Gordon Green
Starring Danny McBride
              James Franco
              Natalie Portman

I shouldn't even be here! I will probably die on this quest, and Courtney definitely will!
When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.

This movie was pretty funny, at times it was stupid funny and other times it was really funny.  Looking back this isn't really the type of movie I would pay to see, but wait to rent it, but I am glad that I did go.  Danny McBride plays James Franco's younger brother, which is funny already.  James Franco had pretty much the same expression through out the movie, which is how I imagine he is most of the time after seeing his performance at the Oscars.  The supporting cast was good, and the location and the sets were great.  I like how they made the medieval time the story took place seem modern.  Of all the leads I think Natalie Portman was the best, though it did seem an odd that she would be in this type of movie.  I recommend waiting to see this when it's released on DVD.

Movie 98- Remake 2011- Arthur

Directed by Jason Winer
Starring Russell Brand
              Jennifer Garner
              Helen Mirren

Recasting the 1981 comedy classic starring Dudley Moore, this romantic chuckler chronicles the dilemma faced by philanderer Arthur Bach -- whether to give up a respectable life and an inheritance of millions for the sake of romance.

I didn't think this was better than the original, but I also didn't think it was bad.  Helen Mirren was the best part of the movie.  I liked how they focused more on the relationship between Hobson and Arthur, in the remake than in the original.  I didn't like Jennifer Garner or Nick Nolte, who played her father.  I like how they made Arthur meet his love interest Naomi, and thought the whole meeting and their first date cute, however I don't think there was any chemistry between the two actors.  I liked the references they made to the original.  Another thing I liked was that Naomi was a struggling writer, instead of an actress, like in the original, I found it to be more believable in this movie.  Overall I liked the movie, but I think I liked the original better, but I will keep an open mind and watch it again when it's released on DVD and see if I feel the same way.

Movie 97- Original 1981- Arthur

Directed by
Starring Dudley Moore
              Jill Eikenberry
              Liza Minnelli
              John Gielgud

Thank you for a memorable afternoon, usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature.
Charming but incessantly intoxicated multimillionaire Arthur Bach  stands on the brink of an arranged marriage to properly pedigreed heiress Susan Johnson, but his heart belongs to a working-class filcher. When his family threatens to cut off Arthur's inheritance if he doesn't marry Susan, he asks loyal squire Hobson to lend a hand.

I actually was going to watch this last month when I was watching Comedies, but I remembered that the remake was coming out soon, so I put if out until then, and I am glad that I waited since this will be the first movie that I'll be able to see in the theater that fits the category of movie I am watching for the month. 

I liked the movie, it was funny and really cute.  My favorite character was Hobson played by John Gielgud, his lines were the funniest in the movie.  I am looking forward to the remake because I think Helen Mirren will be great, and I like Russell Brand, and as I watched the original I thought it was he was a good choice for the role.  But we'll see what I think in the next post.  I'm sure I'll have more to add to this review after I've seen the new version too.

Movie 96- Remake 1991- Cape Fear

Direced by Martin Scorsese
Starring Nick Nolte
             Robert De Niro
             Jessica Lange
             Juliette Lewis

It's not necessary to lay a foul tongue on me my friend. I could get upset. Things could get out of hand. Then in self defense, I could do something to you that you would not like, right here.

Public defender Sam Bowden served as the attorney for brutal rapist Max Cady at his arraignment. Shocked by the violence of Cady's crime, Sam duplicitously withheld information regarding the sexually promiscuous activities of Cady's rape victim -- information that might have won Max's acquittal. After serving a hellish 14-year sentence in a barbaric state penitentiary, Cady's out for revenge. …

I liked the movie at times, but I liked the original better.  Sometimes not seeing something is scarier than actually seeing it.  This version is more disturbing than the original but that is due to fact that we can show more now than they could in the past.  I really like that three of the original cast members were included in the remake.  Robert De Niro was the best thing about the movie, Jessica Lange always seems to be over acting to me, and I didn't care for Nick Nolte.  I didn't like that they had him unfaithful to his wife, it didn't seem necessary to the story at all.  While Juliette Lewis was good some of the time I could stand her at all she acted like she was baby half the time, and I don't buy it for a minute that anyone but in a movie would act like her in real life.  The ending of the original was more satisfying an in this one too, it was a bit choppy in the remake.  If they had stuck closer to the original for the ending I think it would have been better. 

Movie 95- Original 1962- Cape Fear

Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Starring Robert Mitchum
              Gregory Peck

I got somethin' planned for your wife and kid that they ain't nevah gonna forget. They ain't nevah gonna forget it... and neither will you, Counselor! Nevah!
Released on parole after eight years in stir for rape and assault, Max Cady is hell-bent on vengeance. He heads straight for Sam Bowden, the ex-prosecutor responsible for Cady's stint in the slammer. When Bowden learns that Cady's payback plan includes the lawyer's wife and daughter, he's forced to go to extraordinary lengths to protect his family as Cady carries out a methodical crusade of terror.

I've always wanted to see this movie, but never got around to it.  I liked it, it was a great thriller.  I liked the music, it was done by Bernard Hermann, who did a lot of Hitchcock's movies, he does a great job adding tension to the movie with his music.  The cast was great, Robert Mitchum was a pretty scary guy, nothing would stop him.  I don't think anyone could have done a better job than him in this movie.  Some thing funny I noticed in the beginning of the movie was a shot of a Walgreen's and I was surprised to see that they logo hadn't changed at all in almost 50 years.  If you haven't seen this check it out, then go and watch the remake and let me know what you think.

Movie 94- Remake 1999- The Thomas Crown Affair

Directed by John McTiernan
                                                  Starring Pierce Brosnan
                                                  Rene Russo                                                               
                                                  Denis Leary

Monet's unknown masterpiece, Dogs At Cards.

Billionaire, Thomas Crown who, for kicks, would rather steal works of art than buy them. Charged with investigating his crimes, sleuth Catherine instead falls under his spell. Despite the warnings of detective Michael, Catherine moves closer to Thomas and finds herself facing a moral quandary.

I'm glad I didn't post my review of the original until I saw the remake because I actually hated this movie, except for the the heist and the ending at the museum. I don't think Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo had any chemistry. Faye Dunaway had a cameo as his therapist which I found a bit confusing, it didn't really seem any reason for her part except for having someone from the original in the remake.  I read that there is going to be a sequel, which I don't see the need for especially if only Pierce Brosnan is going to be in it.  Compared to this version I really like how the original ended.  Over all I suggest watching the original.

Movie 93- Original 1968- The Thomas Crown Affair

Directed by Norman Jewison
                                                  Starring Steve McQueen
                                                  Faye Dunaway

What do you get for the man who has everything?

Megarich, bored playboy Thomas Crown has a new hobby: pulling off the perfect crime! When he masterminds a bank robbery from behind the scenes, insurance investigator Vicki Anderson away sets out to catch him, but ends up seduced by her quarry's charms! Is their courtship part of the cat-and-mouse game, or is love pulling the strings?

I enjoyed the movie, I never saw it before and really didn't know much about it.   I liked the opening and the whole heist.   The whole chess scene was pretty funny with all the looks Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway gave each other, and the symbolism was pretty obvious.   The one thing I didn't like was the kissing, it was pretty gross, way too long and the way it was shot was annoying, and I thought Faye Dunaway figured out things too quickly, and I was confused how she figured everything out.  But I would recommend this movie if you've never seen it before.

Movie 92- Remake 2010- Let Me In

Directed by Matt Reeves
                                                  Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee 
                                                                Chloe Moretz
                                                                Richard Jenkins

I just know that this is what happens when you don't invite me in.

When 12-year-old Owen befriends his mysterious next-door neighbor, Abby, the two outcasts form a tight-knit bond that gives Owen the courage to stand up to school bullies. But he slowly begins to suspect his new friend has a secret.
I was very excited when I heard that this was being remade since I enjoyed the original so much. Plus my favorite horror studio (Hammer wait till Halloween I'll be watching a lot of their movies) was coming back. I thought that they did a great job remaking this and honestly after seeing both of them back to back I can honestly say that I like this version better. I think the pacing and the changes that they made more sense. Both kids did a great job. I like how they set this movie in New Mexico it made it seemed just as isolated as the original. If you haven't seen this yet check it out you.

Movie 91- Original 2008- Let The Right One In

 Directed by Tomas Alfredson
                                   Starring Kåre Hedebrant
                                                 Lina Leandersson
                                                 Per Ragnar

I'm twelve. But I've been twelve for a long time.
Twelve-year-old Oskar, the constant target of bullies, spends his time plotting revenge and collecting news items about the grisly murders plaguing his town. But things change when he meets a new girl named Eli, a misfit vampire who steals his heart. As a serial killer continues to prey on teen boys in their small Swedish village, Eli helps Oskar find the courage to stand up to his tormenters.

This is a great movie, the best vampire movie I've seen in a long time.  I like how it kept with the traditional mythology of vampires.  The story is really engaging and pulls you in, and though at times it is a bit slow, you are still invested in the story.  I like that there aren't as many special effects as most movies today.  The two kids did a great job.  Check this one out and pass on Twilight this is the best vampire movie out there at the moment.

Movie 90- Comedy- Due Date


Directed by Todd Philips
Starring Robert Downey Jr.
Zach Galifianaki

I got ninety friends on Facebook, twelve of them are pending, but I got ninety friends.
Days before his pregnant wife's due date, Los Angeles architect Peter is about to fly home from Atlanta when a series of unfortunate incidents land him on the "no-fly" list, forcing him to hitch a ride across the country with slacker Ethan. As Peter desperately tries to get home, he must deal with Ethan's laid-back attitude, numerous delays and several mishaps in this road trip comedy.

This is a funny movie, much like the Hangover a lot of bad things happen along the way. I think my favorite part of the movie is when they accidently go to Mexico and how they get away. Everyone is really good in this and everyone is funny.