Monday 16 July 2012

Top Five ... Romantic Comedy Remakes

The good news is, as a mannequin
my shaving needs are non-existant!

I went to see the "The Amazing Spider-man" movie this weekend.  It was okay.  I liked Andrew Garfield more than I thought I would, and my girl-crush on Emma Stone remains solid, and yet still shy of Jim Carrey-like creepiness

But I wondered the same thing as many others ... why did we need this movie??

Tobey Maguire did a fine job in all 3 Spider-Man movies (and I would dare to say the villains were cooler than The Lizard .. although not much), but I guess when you're guaranteed to make millions of dollars re-packaging something you should go with what works.

I, however, would love to see a remake of my favourite romantic comedies.  I still watch my faves over and over, usually all spliced up into about 10 parts on YouTube ... but I do think it would be fun to see a fresh take.  And by "fresh take" I mean less 80's clothing and mullets.

This wasn't from the movie ... just a regular night at Kurt
and Goldie's place ...
I know all you purists out there will be mortified to even suggest a remake (I can almost hear Julia Phillips Smith gasping at the suggestion) ... and even I have the good sense not to put a John Hughes movie on this list.  But Zac Efron just can't be standing around making horrible Nicholas Sparks movies all day, can he?  Those abs are going to waste ...

Here are my nominees for favourite romantic comedies that deserve a remake. 

1) Overboard
I'd never realized that mini-putts were so 'high concept'.  This movie is pretty flawless as far as I'm concerned, but definitely looks dated.  Sleeveless denim shirts?  Okay, he still rocks that look ...
2) The Cutting Edge
"Toepick" was my favourite word for about a year.  Technically, they've made sequels to this so it probably shouldn't be on the list ... but since they also made sequels to Spider-Man and they rebooted it, you're outvoted.

3) Ever After
Love Drew Barrymore, and loved this movie, but her British accent sucked. And I had such high hopes for Dougray Scott and he seemed to die out a bit after Tom Cruise killed him in Mission Impossible (what would have been had he been able to play Wolverine ..)

4) Mannequin
Have not seen this in years .. kind of like Andrew McCarthy's career ... but I would love to see this again.  Although "Lars and the Real Girl" might be considered a more realistic version.

5) Legal Eagles
Remember when Debra Winger could do anything!?!  I loved this movie, and it would be easy peasy to remake again ... as long as they don't try to film it with Robert Redford and a heavily-filtered lens.  I'm done with that trick ...

What would you remake if you had the money ... and a lot of time on your hands??

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Blogging with the Rubies

The Rubies!
One of the first things that happened when I became a Golden Heart finalist was that I joined an email loop with all the other finalists.  I thought it would be a kick to get to know a couple of other ladies before the conference, but it really turned into a community, and now I'm anxiously awaiting Anaheim to meet all these wonderful ladies.

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood is a group of GH finalists from 2009, and not only are they a close community as well, but they are serious bloggers and invited each of us to take day on their blog to share our stories.

Today, I'm blogging about the secret society that is being a GH finalist ... I hope you hop over to take a look.