Friday, 17 May 2013

Celebrate Hop and Best and Worst Movie Blogfest


For Celebrate the small things I'm celebrating surviving another week and taking part in the  Best and Worst Movie Blogfest. So without further ado....


I'm excited to be taking part in the Best and Worst Movie Remakes Blogfest hosted by our dear Ninja Captain Alex and company. Thank you Alex, Stephen, Livia and Al for putting this together. Now unto the blogfest and my list of the best and the worst.

The Best


Al Pacino as Scarface knocks it out of the park. This 1983 remake is one of the best gangster movies of all times. With blood pumping action mixed perfectly with heart breaking scenes, you bet this a both a great movie and remake. Filmmakers, take note.


This 2010 vampire movie had me glued to the screen. I was shocked to find out later that not only was this a remake. But the movie it was based on was from 2008. Well I must say I'm glad they didn't wait longer to release this one, it's a great movie and shows we don't only want to watch sparkling vampires or hoards of horror inducing ones either. A friendship between a young vampire girl and human boy in a world she can never truly fit in and he's being bullied is enough.



This 2005 movie gripped me til the end. I didn't know it was a remake before taking part in the blogfest and I don't care. One of the best cop movies ever and most of it had the 'good guys' (who were both hardened criminals and law enforcement) trapped in a police precinct with the threat of death over their heads if they didn't hand over one man. Talk about drama.


The Worst

The Omen (2006)



This was a BAD movie. Even worse it was a terribly done movie based off a wonderful classic. Like the guidance counsellor on MTV's Awkward said to Jenna "Shame on You." I think this is the perfect representative of all bad remakes. Because it clearly shows when filmmakers put making money over making a good film. And a real 'sucky' film at that.

Thank you for popping by and remember to check out other blogs taking part in this blogfest.





38 comments:

  1. Glad to see you survived :)

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  2. omgosh! I didn't realise scarface was a remake.. or infact Let Me In was a remake too. I heard they are remaking scarface again.

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  3. I haven't seen Let Me In, but it sounds like something I'd enjoy.

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  4. I also loved Let Me In, although I don't know why they changed the name from the original. Let the Right one In sounds so much catchier (but that's just my opinion), ps, it's also based off a Swedish book.

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  5. I saw the original Omen which I though better than the remake.

    Yvonne.

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  6. I am intrigued with Let Me In, I have never seen it before. I will have to investigate!

    Yes, I agree with the Omen, the original was better in so many ways.

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  7. The Omen remake was not good.
    I saw Let The Right One In first and thought it was excellent. I was surprised they did a remake so quickly, but it was good as well.
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

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  8. Yeah, the original Omen was chilling at the time. I haven't watched it in a bazillion years, so I don't know how I'd feel about it now what with style changes in both acting, filming, and music. But Gregory Peck is still Gregory Peck. And David Warner is an awesome actor from way back.

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  9. Al Pacino is good in everything he does, I think. I can't comment on the others as I have not seen them. Thanks for participating!

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  10. Forgot about The Omen. I believe when the original is great, it needs to be left alone.

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  11. Did you see the original Let Me In? It was excellent.

    Totally agree on the Omen!! Don't know how it slipped my radar.

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  12. I have Scarface as an Honorable Mention. I haven't seen Let Me In. I'll put that on list of movies to see.

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  13. I had never heard of "Let Me In" much less know it was a remake. I'll have to check it out :)

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  14. I never saw the Omen remake. First one scared me enough!

    Hope you have a great weekend Sheena!

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  15. Thanks for highlighting movies I didn't know . . . now I have a few to look up!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. My son said Scarface was a remake while I was writing up my post and no one believed him. I will have to tell him he's right!!

    Putting Let Me In and Precinct 13 on my watch list.

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  17. Not in the blogfest since I'm not a movie buff, but have a great weekend.

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  18. I haven't seen any of these movies except for the original The Omen, which I really liked. :)

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  19. I haven't seen all of these. I'll have to check them out. :) (Except not The Omen.) ;)

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  20. The original Scarface was so boring. lol Al Pacino forever!

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  21. That vampire one sounds good, I'll have to check it out!

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  22. I've never watched Scarface. Will have to check it out. I've been meaning to watch Let Me In-I love Chloe Moretz.
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  23. Some really good, surprising remake choices Sheena! Thanks for joining the hop!

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  24. I was afraid Let Me In was going to be a crappy remake of the original Swedish film, Let The Right One In. I was wrong. Very good.

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  25. I despised Scarface so much that I went to Amazon right after watching it to give it a one star review. Not that my opinion on this will sway anyone's opinion on the beloved by many film. I'll watch it again since I own a copy.

    Lee
    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  26. I don't know either of your best choices, but I will agree that the Omen was a bad movie.

    Visiting from the blogfest
    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

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  27. Hmm, I guess I can't really comment. On your picks, I've seen the original or the remake but not both.

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  28. I've seen both versions of LET ME IN, and each is gripping in its own way. Great picks!

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  29. Ah I love Ethan Hawke ;) and enjoyed that movie!

    Hurrah to surviving another week.

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  30. I love the Omen and even the Omen II. Everything else around that franchise has been apocalyptic.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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  31. I haven't seen these films so now I feel even more out of it than usual. But I did see the original Omen when it was first released and remember how much it scared the hell out of my friend and me.

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  32. Yes, we survived another week, like you said!

    I don't know about Scarface. It's been so long since I've seen it. But you are definitely right about The Omen. Horrible! Nice blog hop post. Writer’s Mark

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  33. Aaaand, I haven't seen any of these movies either. That I know of! I really have missed out on a lot of classic movies, either original or remake.

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  34. Um ... you know, I don't think I've even heard of any of these movies!

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  35. I still have to see Let Me In. It's been on my Netflix list forever. I didn't know they remade The Omen. That's just insane!

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  36. Survival, ha! Indeed, something to celebrate. As I hop through the CTST blogs I've noticed a lot of people doing the Best and Worst Movie Remakes. I'm starting to get a list of films to watch that's a mile long!

    Brandy's Bustlings

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  37. Hi, I'm a new follower. I'm visiting from the blogfest that I forgot to enter. I'm so mad at myself. I'd been looking forward to it. I didn't see the remake of the Omen, but heard it was bad. I love the actress, Julia Stiles.

    Nice to meet you. You have a cool blog.

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