Dave Duncan

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Moths and Turtles

I couldn’t sleep last night. I blame it on a mix of the heat, worrying about why our basement smells like rotting meat, and the heat. So like I tend to do, I headed to the living room to see what was on TV and I watched the middle hour of The Mothman Prophecies on TBS. The only reason I turned it off was that I wanted to watch it again from the beginning and not know the end. Man, what a really good movie. It’s scary without being stupid and gory.

Probably the biggest surprise is that Richard Gere is actually believable as being someone other than Richard Gere. I know… I was shocked too.

In other movie news, apple.com is hosting the trailer for the NEW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. I mean, come on… are they even trying anymore? Is there an original idea anywhere in Hollywood? If you’re going to remake movies, at least remake OLD movies and give them a fresh perspective. sigh.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Meagan July 26th, 2006 3:25 pm

    is it new or is it a remake? how do you remake TMNT? Those movies were genius!

  2. Dave July 26th, 2006 3:38 pm

    That’s what this trailer would have us believe…
    http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/teenagemutantninjaturtles/hd/
    Here’s the IMDB entry for the movie…
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453556/

  3. SSS July 26th, 2006 7:06 pm

    They aren’t remakes at all. This is an animated movie which is fresh when compared to the ones from the early 90’s. The new one should also be grittier and more true to the comic book and the new animated series on Fox (which is awesome btw) than the old movies.

  4. chris July 27th, 2006 7:25 am

    just give me transformers… one more year