Thursday, December 04, 2008
Caught Between The Moon And New Crap City
Hmmm. I don't like the sound of this one bit. Apparently taking a cue from the geniuses who completely ruined The Bad News Bears, The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, and seemingly every other beloved movie of my childhood (not to mention that monstrous re-make of The Women---Aaaaaaaaaah!), the word on the street is that English "bad boy" comic Russell Brand is about to star in a re-make of Arthur. ARTHUR!
Oh, how I loved that movie as a kid. I saw it about 5o times in San Antonio, TX, and I thought it was the funniest, most sophisticated thing ever. Why, it had it all--a fun hooker, naughty drinking, a bizarre love interest (Liza Minelli!), riches beyond your wildest imagination, a totally kick-ass Christopher Cross soundtrack, John Gielgud camping it up, romance, drama, and endless high hilarity!
Now, this Russell Brand fellow seems funny in an on-again off-again way, if a tiny bit too pleased with himself, but the main thing is that Hollywood just needs to STOP destroying the last vestiges of my cherished movie memories and come up with some new ideas. What's next? Miley Cyrus in The Wizard of Oz? Oh, god...