Remakes – most of them suck. Now and then, one comes along that is as good as, if not better, than the original. And after all of the bad ones we’ve endured, we want to know about some good ones.
On November 13, 2017, blog about your favorite remake: movie (or television show into movie and vice versa), song, or book – or all three! Post a YouTube video and links where we can find these treasures. Tell us why THIS remake doesn’t suck!
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First of all, I’m not really a movie person! I’d rather read a book.
So when I contemplated signing up for this blogfest, I thought I’d just skip the movie section and concentrate on books. After all, I have limited knowledge about books made into movies and whether the remake is good/bad.
Then I thought, wait a minute, there are a handful of movies based on books, that have made an impression on me. The problem is – I haven’t read these specific books.
So here is my tweaked version of the blogfest.
Alex and Heather, I hope you don’t mind!
Two Books I Haven’t Read Yet, That Have Been Made Into Movies I Actually Watched From Beginning To End Without Getting Bored Along The Way…
The unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning period drama film. It’s based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfred Woodard.
Keep the tissues handy!
The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?
I LOVE this film and have watched it more than once! *surprise surprise*
The book is on my to-be-read list!
A Beautiful And Refreshing Rendition Of A Timeless Song, By A 16-Year-Old Not-So-Famous Singer, Who Has Made It To The Final Of Our Idols Competition…
Next week is our 2017 Idols Final and this ‘child’ is a finalist!
In yet another testament to her versatility Paxton took on Judy Garland’s, ‘Over The Rainbow’ and excelled.
She has been a bundle of nerves…
Reminder – she’s only 16 years old!
So there you have my version of the remake blogfest! I’m going to visit some blogs in the next few hours!