The upcoming Ghostbusters remake—which features female stars like Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy taking over the roles made famous by the likes of Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd—could be the start of a trend. As long as Hollywood seems ready to remake everything these days, why not cast more women in what used to be men’s roles? (After all, is busting ghosts necessarily a guys-only activity?) Here are our picks for famous films that should be remade with female leads.
Back to the Future
The “Back to the Future” movies might be one of the best trilogies of all time, but which one really puts out 1.21 gigawatts of power? From meeting Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) to hoverboards, they all have reasons for winning… here’s your chance to decide!
Dating can be a hit-or-miss endeavor, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned from movies like “Baby Mama” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” it’s that sometimes dating can really, really be a miss. Here are 10 ways to tell that it’s time to cut your date short.
From A Match Made in Space (“Back to the Future”) to Misery’s Child (“Misery”), there a slew of books featured in some of our favorite movies and they actually look, well, good. . Here are ten we totally wish we could add to our shelves.
In the 1980s that the teen movie really took off. The leading purveyor of adolescent angst and embarrassment was John Hughes, who pretty much dominated the decade with a series of brilliant comedy dramas that explored every aspect of growing up. However, he wasn’t alone. Here are seven titles, from “The Breakfast Club” to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (all featured in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die), that offer up a portrait of being young in Reagan’s America.
When it comes to a night in, there’s no better mix than some booze and a classic flick… as long as you’ve got the right one, and the right set of rules to go along with it. Some are hangover-inducing, others stay firmly in the realm of tipsy, but all ten of these time-tested games are guaranteed to take your quoting, cheering and witty banter to the next level.
Similar to that awesome mash up of Star Trek and Ke$ha (previously), here is another one involving BACK TO THE FUTURE, a movie I’m kind of still obsessed with. Its remarkable how such a vapid song can keep giving and giving. While we’re on the topic of mash-ups and Star Trek, this is one of…
Filmmaking is becoming a brain science. According to an article “Bringing New Understanding to the Director’s Cut” in the Science section of the New York Times, cinematic language is beginning to align more and more with our natural brain patterns. Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that directors are increasingly using groups of shots of a similar length, edited together in clusters. They call it 1/f (one over frequency) or they call it “pink noise.” Apparently this pattern of pink noise is everywhere in our world…. in a heart beat, the flow of tides and traffic, the movement of our stock market, in the movie BACK TO THE FUTURE (apparently a very pink movie) and most interestingly in the way we think! So the fact that movies might unknowingly take advantage of this pattern almost sounds like accidental brainwashing – perhaps a very good kind of brainwashing but certainly with some questionable side effects. It could at least give me a good excuse for why I sometimes involuntarily cry during the cheesy sad moments of mediocre films (on an airplane with no audio)…