With all the movie remakes that are out there, I am surprised that someone hasn’t decided to give Jumping Jack Flash a second go.
I’ve always liked it a lot, even though I think Whoopi Goldberg was miscast as the lead.
The film was made the year after Goldberg was nominated for an Oscar for The Color Purple, and directors were putting her in everything.
I’m not sure this was the appropriate vehicle.
But I think the movie’s spy plot centered on bank computer transactions could be updated for today, and cast with an eye for chemistry as well as comedy.
Emma Stone would be great as the lead. (Of course, I say that about most films.)
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For more than a decade, I have taught classes to university students and corporate clients alike, emphasizing the importance of communication.
But the cautionary tale on tonight’s Project Runway team competition drives the point home better than any workshop or one-to-one coaching session.
One team’s inability to communicate — about anything — led to a truly terrible garment and a very expected exit for one (since her partner had immunity).
Sorry Hanmiao — but you kinda had it coming.
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One of the first movies that kept me up at night was a version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that I saw during my grade school years on a late night ‘creature feature.’
I’ve searched IMDB.com to no avail, trying to locate the specific retelling. But I do have a memory of the final scenes — Dr. Frankenstein destroying himself and his monster. And the monster says, “Well done, master.”
No wonder I had nightmares.
There’s yet another remake of the classic story, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, coming out at Thanksgiving time .
This one looks like as much fun as fright. I’m in!
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Did you watch the summer finale of Pretty Little Liars?
No spoilers here. Just suffice it to say that I found A’s reveal to be Pretty Lame.
You wait that long, you want to be astonished. I thought A was a bit of a yawn.
I do like the direction that the series is gonna take this winter. But again —
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You know Sherlock Holmes from novels, television and film.
Mr. Holmes gives us the man behind the myth — the real detective that was fictionalized some 30 years after his last case.
This Holmes is 93 years old, frail and in the early stages of what appears to be Alzheimers. Aware that his memory is fading, he returns to his country home (and his bees) to attempt to piece together the forgotten details of his final case — a failure that made him leave sleuthing for good.
But why can’t he remember that mistake?
Ian McKellen is wonderful in the title role…more human and less ticky than his predecessors, although just as brutally honest. Laura Linney’s accent comes and goes as the dour housekeeper, but Milo Parker is winning as her son Roger, who helps Holmes care for his bees and ultimately find his past.
There’s even a little something for fans of Young Sherlock Holmes, which I am…so I left the theater happy.
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