2 years ago, I witnessed the re-enactment of the battle of Waterloo. Thousands of talented volunteers from around the world walked through the footsteps of Napoleon, Wellington, Blücher, and their allies and armies.
Although we didn’t have the best seats on the field, it was wonderful that so many dedicated re-enactors, or living historians, brought history to life for us. If you missed it, you should have been there. Continue reading “It takes more than 100 days”
We’re growing tired of remakes. Some rehashes claim to be better than the original, but we’re not sure “better” is the right word.
Do we need another Karate Kid, another Dr. Doolittle, another Ghostbusters, another Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or another Steel Magnolias? What was wrong with the first film?
(The second Karate Kid was okay, but “Pick up your coat” is incredibly lazy compared to “wax on, wax off.”)
However, some remakes add something, and in some ways improve upon the original. A few, in fact, are so good that we sometimes think that the remake is the original. Continue reading “5 Remakes that pass for originals”