Tag Archives: remakes

Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch stole Christmas (sort of a movie review)

3 Feb

(Okay, this is more a rant than anything else; you’ve been duly warned.)

This movie is a live action remake of the wonderful classic 1966 TV Christmas animated special narrated/sung by the inimitable Boris Karloff. It was directed by Ron Howard (who should have known better) with Jim Carrey (who doesn’t know much about anything) as the Grinch.

(Told you it’s a rant)

For those who may have missed it, here’s the trailer:

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The Equalizer (sort of a movie review)

18 Apr

I am old enough that I watched Edward Woodward as the original Equalizer in the tv show as it aired on CBS.

As someone who is very rarely happy with remakes, I wasn’t too enthused with the idea of a movie. Particularly when these days, all movies seem to be attempts at starting franchises, but in this case, also because my nostalgia made me remember the series as being really good.

Then, of course, I saw this:

 

And all bets were off.

I am an unabashed Denzel Washington fan.

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