Remake/Remodel: Infernal Affairs vs. The Departed
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Remake/Remodel: Infernal Affairs vs. The Departed

Remake/Remodel: The Crazies (1973) vs. The Crazies (2010)
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Remake/Remodel: The Crazies (1973) vs. The Crazies (2010)

On the surface, The Crazies (1973) is the typical underfunded ‘70s horror movie: casting is…

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Remake/Remodel: The Fire Within (1963) vs. Oslo, August 31 (2011)
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Remake/Remodel: The Fire Within (1963) vs. Oslo, August 31 (2011)

Let’s start off with some stereotypes. The French: verbose, animated, tactless, as fixated on weighty…

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Remake/Remodel: The Blob (1958) vs. The Blob (1988)
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Remake/Remodel: The Blob (1958) vs. The Blob (1988)

In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, toy manufacturers began marketing various Nickelodeon-branded slime to…

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Remake/Remodel: La Chienne (1931) vs. Scarlet Street (1945)
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Remake/Remodel: La Chienne (1931) vs. Scarlet Street (1945)

The narratives of both Jean Renoir’s La Chienne and Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street are difficult…

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Re-Make/Re-Model: The Killer Inside Me (1976) vs. The Killer Inside Me (2010)
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Re-Make/Re-Model: The Killer Inside Me (1976) vs. The Killer Inside Me (2010)

One of the great joys of Jim Thompson’s hard-boiled 1952 crime thriller The Killer Inside…

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Re-Make/Re-Model: Harakiri (1962) vs. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
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Re-Make/Re-Model: Harakiri (1962) vs. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

Masaki Kobayashi’s Harakiri is one of the great samurai films and one of the most…

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Remake/Remodel: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) vs. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
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Remake/Remodel: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) vs. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Where would the horror genre be today without Ed Gein? The Wisconsin murderer, grave robber,…

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Re-Make/Re-Model: Get Carter (1971) vs. Get Carter (2000)
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Re-Make/Re-Model: Get Carter (1971) vs. Get Carter (2000)

Remakes have been around nearly as long as Hollywood itself, and not always for the…

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Re-Make/Re-Model: The Wages of Fear (1953) vs. Sorcerer (1977)
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Re-Make/Re-Model: The Wages of Fear (1953) vs. Sorcerer (1977)

Remakes have been around nearly as long as Hollywood itself, and not always for the…

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