Cutest little alien sloth :)
5. WILLY WONKA/CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971/2005)
At first we were intrigued: Quirk-meister Tim Burton seemed an obvious choice to retell Roald Dahl’s timeless tale. But Johnny Depp’s turn as Wonka was creepy in the wrong way — like a pale weirdo selling glow sticks at a rave. Gene Wilder is the real candy man.
4. THE LONGEST YARD (1974/2005)
For this prison gridiron classic, someone actually pictured Burt Reynolds’ badass icon Paul “Wrecking” Crewe, then pictured Adam Sandler in “The Waterboy” and thought to himself: “Yeah, that’s about right.” It wasn’t. At all.
3. GODZILLA (1954/1998)
Director Roland Emmerich, armed with a massive budget and cutting-edge special effects, updated the most destruction-heavy monster movie ever — and turned it into a total snoozer. This lizard was never meant for CGI. The lone enduring contribution: a Puff Daddy song. Sad.
4. PSYCHO (1960/1998)
Gus Van Sant’s colorized replica is a cautionary tale for young directors: Learn from the classics, but don’t serve them up warmed over. Roger Ebert called it “an invaluable experiment in the theory of cinema, because it demonstrates that a shot-by-shot remake is pointless.” Burn.
1. PLANET OF THE APES (1968/2001)
Tim Burton makes the list again for this retread starring a bunch of damned, dirty apes and Mark Wahlberg, who reportedly chose this over a role in “Ocean’s Eleven.” Our theory on the flop: Wahlberg was simply not yet proficient in talking to animals.
What do you think is the worst movie remake of all time?
It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged.
Already being about a month into summer, I have been working in the sustainability office at school, which has been really great! I am not used to having this much freedom, but I get to sort of do what I want. (I am currently doing a cost comparison, to convince more offices on campuses to use bulk water rather than bottles for office functions. AWESOME! I get to research the necessary information, meet with appropriate affected people to brainstorm solutions, and eventually, present a solution! I also get to be in charge of recycling events all over campus!!!)
Unfortunately, though, this job is only part time, so I’m still looking for something full time. I’ve found a lot of pretty good stuff lately, and it seems that more people are finding quality jobs lately. I’m trying to be hopeful!
Also, my parents just visited this past week, and I felt like we all had a great time! It seemed very healthy, clarifying, and loving. It made me miss living so close to my parents (and family, in general). We’re hoping to visit Ohio this winter, around the holidays, so we can see people and revisit the old stomping grounds and such. Who knows if that will happen, but it’s in our heads!
I’m really looking forward to our new place. I am hoping that when we move, the new place will be less stressful, so my creative juices will flow more fluidly. I miss writing and playing music and listening to records and reading. I feel like I just spend all of my time working and looking for jobs and being stressed out about money. I like who I used to be, and I hope I can get back to that place. We’re getting to a healthier place in life; both of us are trying to work out more and we’re eating better! Not that I’m putting everything in the new place, it just seems that there are a lot of things changing. I just hope I can mentally get to a place where I can live in a comfortable place with a homey feeling, working (full time!) at a job I love, be creative in my spare time, and spend quality time with my love.
Now, back to laundry and tidying (people are coming to see the apartment tomorrow …) and The Guild.
Infographics that display when fruit & vegetables are in season.