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Are The Hangover Stars Drunk On Power?

It’s being reported today on The Hollywood Reporter that the three stars of The Hangover movie series, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, are demanding a $15m day payday, each, to make a third Hangover movie. This reeks of greed, the stars in question appearing as mercenaries. The movie series has made the careers of all three. Cooper and Galifianakis had enjoyed some success before the first movie, granted. But it really was its huge success that brought them to a wide audience, and created their great demand. Do they not therefore owe it to everyone involved to just get on and make the movie at a reasonable rate? Continue reading
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Remakes – Is Any Film Sacred?

 It was just a couple of days ago, when I wrote about the evolving Alien prequel, that I stated that I was not, as a rule, against prequels, sequels, reboots and remakes. Trust Hollywood, then, to put this assertion to the test with the news that following the departure of executive Jessica Goodman from Warner Bros, a whole batch of remakes in development hell have been re distributed to other WB execs. On first glance, I didn’t really have a problem with this. The news that proposed remakes that were going nowhere have been shared out amongst execs that may well not take them anywhere isn’t inherently newsworthy. However, when I read the titles that were being primed for reboots, I started to shudder. Lethal Weapon, Westworld and the like are considered classics by many. Thinking reasonably about it, though, and you can find justification. Continue reading