On January 24th, I’d finally watched the most controversial film of 2014: The Interview.
My third film in my #DLMChallenge #365moviesin365days on January 20th I watched Free Birds (2013).
As I’m currently (and was on this off-year Inauguration Day) writing a time travel sci-fi film, I decided to watch more time travel movies.
*Originally posted on MyIGN Blog on February 7th, 2015
In the past fifteen years or so, we’ve seen a groundswell of projects retool old films or television shows in order to make an entirely “new” product.
Now with the recent news of the all-female Ghostbusters remake, and the reboot of the Terminator timeline in Terminator Genisys [(sp?)], I figured it was time to discuss how remakes are not a new concept, how some remakes can even be better than the original, and how important remakes are in Hollywood.
What many of you may not know is that the act of a remake is nothing new. Movies have been remade almost since they’ve existed. In the past, movies were remade years after the original.
Man, procrastination is a bitch. Even now as I’m outlining my new screenplay, this blog is just that: pissing away precious moments.
But I’m trying to illustrate a point with this piss. See procrastination can be tamed; trained to become something bigger than the three minutes checking e-mail or the eight minute Youtube Top 10.
On January 1st, my first film in the #DLMChallenge was “Europa Report” (2003). This film is a smaller budget sci-fi horror that truly feels more Alien than Event Horizon. The cast is a international mix of fine actors and solid acting. It’s slow and steady like 2001, but not that slow.
As some of you fellow podcast listeners may know, Doug Benson is attempting what he coined the Doug Loves Movies Challenge (#DLMChallenge)
A Blog. Jamie Gagnon.
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Well then, let me explain. I’m an aspiring screenwriter and filmmaker.
My goals are simple:
3. To Pay Off My Debts
2. To Entertain and Amuse
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