Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "remake"

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt ** (2009, Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas) – Classic Movie Review 6101

Writer-director Peter Hyams’s 2009 crime thriller is a reasonable, if unremarkable, remake of Fritz Lang’s cultish vintage 1956 film noir Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. This time Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die) stars as frustrated TV reporter […]

Oct, 17

The Fiend Who Walked the West ** (1958, Hugh O’Brian, Dolores Michaels, Robert Evans, Edward Andrews, Linda Cristal, Stephen McNally, Ron Ely) – Classic Movie Review 6086

Director Gordon Douglas’s 1958 film is a full-blooded Western reworking of ideas from the 1947 Kiss of Death, with Robert Evans going over the top as a psychotic murderer (the part that made Richard Widmark a […]

Oct, 12

Young at Heart **** (1954, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Barrymore, Gig Young, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, Elizabeth Fraser, Alan Hale Jr) – Classic Movie Review 6083

‘Fairy tales can come true, it could happen to you…’ Sinatra stars as songwriter Barney Sloan, who romances New England maiden Laurie Tuttle (Doris Day), in director Gordon Douglas’s highly appealing, attractive 1954 musical remake […]

Oct, 11

The Mad Room *** (1969, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Skip Ward) – Classic Movie Review 6032

Co-writer/ director Bernard Girard’s 1969 horror movie is an atmospheric and suspenseful, if unsubtle and overly violent remake of the 1941 chiller Ladies in Retirement. Shelley Winters is on good form as Mrs Armstrong, a […]

Sep, 17

Invaders from Mars ** (1986, Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Louise Fletcher, Bud Cort, Jimmy Hunt, Laraine Newman, James Karen) – Classic Movie Review 5996

Director-designer William Cameron Menzies’s much-loved landmark 1953 sci-fi fantasy favourite Invaders from Mars is remade by director Tobe Hooper in 1986 for Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus’s British Cannon studios, with Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy […]

Aug, 29

Blame It on Rio *** (1984, Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore) – Classic Movie Review 5909

Michael Caine is on commanding form as Matthew Hollis, a mixed-up middle-aged married man who starts a holiday romance in Rio with Jennifer (Michelle Johnson), the seductive teenage daughter of his libidinous best buddy Victor […]

Aug, 14

Up the Junction *** (1968, Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, Adrienne Posta, Maureen Lipman, Michael Gothard, Liz Fraser, Hylda Baker, Alfie Bass) – Classic Movie Review 5897

Director Peter Collinson’s 1968 movie adaptation of Nell Dunn’s famous 1963 book and Ken Loach’s classic BBC TV adaptation of 1965 was popular but did not spark the kind of controversy or impact that they did. This Sixties […]

Aug, 11


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