Horror. Horror. Horror.
Holy... crap! You gotta see this place. It's boss.Bill:
Really fucking boss.Bill:
Like, wake up the chicks and break out the camera boss? Jerry:
Hell, yeah.10. Why are people such self-centered beings?
human nature. survivalism. besides, most of us have lost the will to live, the drive to actually appreciate. and if you dont appreciate, odds are you'll get kidnapped, thrown in an elaborate trap and forced to realize the worth of your existance. oh yes... there will be blood.
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- Music:Gwen Stacy - "The Fear in Your Eyes"
I don't think anyone knows how unbelievably sad I am that My Chemical Romance's most recent album was a total let down. It makes me feel miserable when I think about it, and most especially when I listen to Three Cheers or Bullets, and then a song on The Black Parade. Now, whatever, I'll be elitist, and say that I liked MCR before they got ridiculously famous. Now, I don't have a problem with other people liking them, I don't, but I really think that anyone who started liking them during The Black Parade era and think that it's their best work doesn't get it. Seriously, they used to be so much more brilliant. The reason for my random ramblings is that I happen to be listening to them right now, and well, it popped into my mind.
In short, its disappointing and I hope if they don't get fame raped by the next album, it will be good. I mean, The Black Parade made me like them less. I wouldn't say I liked them because I liked them so much before. I have to like the music, and the album was simply not good enough. I lost a lot of momentum and interest. I think the mark of a true fan of the MUSIC would agree. You like the band for their music.
So, don't get me wrong, I love them and their lyrics with a passion (of course, not the new stuff). They were my first REAL favorite band. The one I obsessed over, wanted to know everything about and knew the lyrics to everything. It was intense. I want that again.
*insert deep sigh of regret and disappointment*
OK, so lets just begin with the fact that every film is getting remade in these past few years. See my rant on "I Am Legend" for yet another example. Now, if you know me, I can go on and rant about anything, spewing passionate responses to subjects that I feel strongly about. If you get in my way (which sadly some people have dared), you will be pummeled. I will argue until you realize that your point is wrong. Yea, if I'm that into it, I'll go insane. Anyways, I've been ranting about the state of the film industry for quite some time - in particular the flood of remakes on the scene.
It was a mild sort of annoyance. Like, oh geez they're remaking "Halloween"? Eh, never cared too much for the first one and I absolutely love Rob Zombie. I was fine. "The Fog" and "When A Stranger Calls" were boring and pointless. "Black Christmas" was meh. The whole thing sort of began with the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake, which was decent, but alas, they didn't need to remake it in the first place. The only good remake I've seen is probably Alexadre Aja's "The Hills Have Eyes" and thats because he's an incredible director. See "Haute Tension"! The Japanese and Asian cinema is getting reaped for all its worth too. "The Ring", "The Grudge", "Pulse" (though I love Kristen Bell, that movie sucked), "One Missed Call" (they remade a Takashi Miike film PG-13?!), "The Eye" (I hate you Jessica Alba) and later this year they're remaking "A Tale of Two Sisters". and "Battle Royale". Now, if I somehow attain the role of Mitsuko in the remake of BR, I'll shut up :P
Well, I've been mad, but my ranting on the subject has been toned down since the writers strike and my new subject 'Reality television and how it's evil... and we should just give the writers the money they want!'. At least, it was toned down until I found out that they're remaking "The Orphanage"!
OHMYGOD. The film came out in December 2007!!! Why? Are American audiences too lazy to even read subtitles that they need to make an entirely different film just so there can be some 20 something blonde bimbo take the role of the distressed mother? "The Orphanage" was the best film I've seen in a really long time. Genuinely eerie and despite the lack of physical gore or any of that, the film is just epic. EPIC. It's like indescribable. Everyone needs to see this film. Its Spain's entry for best foreign film at the Academy Awards... and its a HORROR film. Thats insane since the Academy often refuses to acknowledge sci-fi and horror altogether. So, Guillermo Del Toro, who produced "The Orphange"... you may know Guillermo from a little film called "Pan's Labyrinth". Ok, so Del Toro is heading a remake of "The Orphanage". Its dumb. Juan Carlos Bayona, the director, should somehow stop this. He needs to stop the making of the film. I'll say this now, and I'm sticking to it. "The Orphanage" is better than "Pan's Labyrinth". Yea, it is. I don't see Del Toro remaking his own film. Grrrrrrr.
In conclusion, films shouldn't be remade. I'm going to paraphrase Rob Zombie before he sort of turned on his own word and say:
"You shouldn't remake a good film. Just remake bad ones and make them better."
Exactly. Why remake a good thing? Why? I understand the older films - we have better special effects and are able to do many more things, but some films are only a few years old. They're brilliant how they are. The foreign films are unique to their cultures and the more we remake, the more we take away from that. It becomes uninteresting and just another film. So, stop it. Stop it.
I'm boycotting a few remakes, but eh, some I'll consider.
*"The Eye", boycotting.
*"Prom Night", I don't care either way.
*"April Fool's Day", PG-13 and DVD release, but I'll give it a shot since I want to see what they do to the ending.
*"A Tale of Two Sisters", sure.
*"Battle Royale", see above.
*"The Orphanage", *SOBS HYSTERICALLY
*"Funny Games", according to my horror magazines, its basically frame for frame like the original. Why make it?
This list could continue...
But, hey, I was just reminded of Clive Barker's "Midnight Meat Train"... I saw the preview at Comic Con 2007, and it looked really good. Hopefully that'll regain my trust after hearing from Doug Bradley himself that he wasn't involved in the "Hellraiser" remake.