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1980s Movie Remakes: Hollywood Brings the 80s Back to the Theatres

I know, we are always talking movies. But let’s face it, some of the best movies came from the 80s. And right now, these days, it seems any movie that came out during the 80s is ripe for a remake.

Clash of the Titans” and “Red Dawn” are but two of a significant number of ’80s-related films Hollywood has brought to theatres. Joining them are Disney’s “Tron” sequel; “The Karate Kid,” “Predators,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchises; a follow-up to Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” and the Sylvester Stallone-directed “The Expendables.”

So, why all these remakes now? I think I know what it might be. Those of us who grew up watching Freddy Krueger and Mr. Miyagi are now in a position to green-light the movies we loved as children. They are developing sequels and reboots to such 80s classics as “Ghostbusters,” “21 Jump Street,” and “The Smurfs” too. 20th Century Fox will also release a feature film based on the ’80s action-adventure TV series “The A-Team” this year.

And in our constant search for the best of the 80s, I wanted to close with the original Ghostbusters trailer from 1984. Happy viewing. What 80s films would you like to see remade, redid, redone???

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Kung Fu What?! Karate Kid 2010

Ah, Daniel-san. Honestly, who thinks this Karate Kid remake (which at one point was redubbed ‘The Kung Fu Kid’) has any potential to live up to the 80s classics? Judgement day is June 11, 2010. And Will Smith’s son as the lead? Jackie Chan’s in it too, shocker. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been dreading the trailer. Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem that bad. Check it out.

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