REMAKES BLOGFEST NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and Heather M. Gardner.
I like the remake of Ghost Busters. I did not expect to like it after reading all the hype and negative critic reviews, but I think the girls did a FANTASTIC job! I already owned the original three, but I bought this one too. When I got over expecting Bill Murray similarity and male leads, I appreciated the movie for the great performance the girls brought to it.
I have fun every time I watch it.
Beauty and the Beast
I was not expecting much with Beauty and the Beast, but I think Disney did a great job and capture the thing we all love about it. Emma Watson gave an enjoyable performance in a fairy tale that was not Harry Potter. LOL
A favorite book turned into a movie
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
I thought the first Harry Potter movie was on spot with the book. It was the first time I was as captured by the images on the big screen as intensely as the images that played in my mind when I read the book. I was in total awe. I have not experience that between a book and film since. Most of the time the movie disappoints if I have already read the book, but Harry Potter did not.
Rogue Squadron: A Star Wars Story
This was not a remake so to speak, but an attempt to capture the theft of the Death Star plans in a prequel version to 1987 Star Wars movie A New Hope. They actually kept some of the original connections, so to the first generation of Star War lovers, like me, it felt true and coherent to the new timeline connecting both old and new.
I am thrilled so far with the new movies.
The most popular retelling of how the New Republic got hold of the Death Star plans has often been attributed to the Bothan Spy Net who features a lot in the expanded universe books now called Star Wars Legends. Yeah, I have read the majority of them. My faves being the X-Wing Series written by Michael J. Stackpole and Aaron Allston. I learned recently that Aaron Allston died which made me sad. He wrote Wraith Squadron while Stackpole wrote Rogue Squadron. I also love the New Republic Commando series by Karen Traviss. And Thrawn series by Timothy Zahn.
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November 22, 2017 @ 06:32
Ghostbusters was fun. And I thought the director did a great job translating Harry Potter from the book to the movie while maintaining the same feel.
November 15, 2017 @ 09:41
I haven’t seen the new Ghostbusters. The negative reviews stopped me from shelling out the cash for a ticket. I’ll add it to my renter list!
November 15, 2017 @ 07:36
You have excellent taste in entertainment. Either that or we love the same things. Both work. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
November 14, 2017 @ 22:27
I enjoyed the new Ghostbusters, too. My daughter was so excited about it. Hearing people rip it apart was depressing. I loved the original Ghostbusters, and nothing will ever take their place, but it was a solid showing. I rolled my eyes when I first heard a live action Beauty and the Beast was coming out, but I took my daughter, and ended up liking it quite a bit.
November 13, 2017 @ 18:01
Loved seeing Emma Watson in the remake, but the film wasn’t all that different from cartoon version. Never saw Ghostbusters remake, but it’s on my list!~
November 13, 2017 @ 17:20
I’ll admit that I’ve always been intimidated by Star Wars books. Tried to read one once when I was younger and felt like I needed to finish high school before taking it on. Still, I love talking with people who have read the books in order to gain insights into the other characters and storylines beyond the main stream. I heard a lot of Star Wars book fans really liked the Rogue One story, but of course there are those who didn’t.
Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
November 13, 2017 @ 17:01
I’ve seen Rogue One multiple times, but I need to catch up on the other movies. My son is a big Star Wars fan, so I know I’ll see The Last Jedi multiple times too.
November 13, 2017 @ 16:19
I didn’t *love* the new “Ghostbusters” but didn’t think it was as bad as everyone made it out to be. Am SO looking forward to “Last Jedi”!!!
November 13, 2017 @ 14:20
Rogue One was done really well indeed. I enjoyed Beauty and The Beast, except for it being almost scene for scene rehash.
November 13, 2017 @ 14:12
Loving the new Star Wars movies too – the prequel was so well done! 🙂
Can’t believe I still haven’t seen Beauty & the Beast – and I’m looking forward to it!
November 13, 2017 @ 11:39
I haven’t seen Beauty and the Beast but the Harry Potters are fun. Star Wars really captures the imagination every time and Rogue One was very well done!
Patricia Lynne (@plynne_writes)
November 13, 2017 @ 11:15
I had zero interest in seeing the Ghostbusters or Beauty and the Beast remakes. I love the originals too much, so having them redone was just eh in my opinion.
Heather M. Gardner
November 13, 2017 @ 10:46
Excellent choices. I haven’t seen Ghostbusters yet, but I’m sure I’ll like it.
I did like Rogue One. I kept waiting for people from the other films to walk through, but it was still good w/o them. 🙂
Thank you for joining our blogfest today!!!
November 13, 2017 @ 09:34
This was fun. I haven’t seen Ghostbusters, read too much bad press about it, so glad to hear that was all fake news!
November 13, 2017 @ 07:56
I’ve seen both the original Ghostbusters and Beauty and the Beast back when they first came out in the theaters and I loved them both. Have not seen the remakes. I’ve never seen or read any Harry Potter products–guess they don’t much appeal to me. I’ve grown weary of most space movies though I did think Arrival was excellent, but most everyone I’ve talked to didn’t much like it.
Tossing It Out
November 13, 2017 @ 07:44
I didn’t know they’d made another Ghost Busters! That’s a must see. My link didn’t work on the Linky. I think it’s because I screwed up the path with the switch to my new blog. http://www.cleemckenziebooks.com
November 13, 2017 @ 07:08
A list that is absolutely on-point. I haven’t watched Ghostbusters but agree on the others. Great choices. Visiting from the blogfest and happy to be here.
November 13, 2017 @ 06:09
Haven’t seen the new Ghostbuster yet but plan to. I agree about the new Star Wars films. Can’t wait for The Last Jedi. I loved Rogue One, after we got the DVD with closed captioning. At the show, Hubs & I had a hard time understanding the actors. Too loud. We’re getting too old. LOL
Untethered Realms (@UnRealms)
November 13, 2017 @ 06:00
Beauty and the Beast was my favorite Disney movie when I was younger, and I worried about the new one, but I think they did a wonderful job. The Harry Potter flicks are fantastic!
Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh)
November 13, 2017 @ 06:00
I still haven’t seen the latest Ghostbusters.
The new Star Wars films have been outstanding and Rogue One is definitely my favorite so far.
Thanks for participating in the blogfest!
November 13, 2017 @ 05:47
I enjoyed the new Ghostbusters movie but I wish they hadn’t spent so much gawddang money on it. The special effects were over the top and it was guaranteed not to make it’s budget back, so we were robbed of a sequel.
I thought the first two Harry Potter movies were too close to the novels, and were a bit staid and boring because of it. I actually enjoyed Prisoner of Azkaban a lot more, because it took a few liberties and adapted the material. Books and movies are different styles of storytelling, you can’t tell stories exactly the same way in both.
I adored the Timothy Zahn Star Wars novels. I wish they had adapted those into films.
November 13, 2017 @ 05:19
Oh this is a lovely collection, especially the science-fiction-fi and Harry choices. I have yet to see Beauty and the Beast but have heard great things so I will when the opportunity arises and I can’t wait for the next SW movie. 🙂
November 13, 2017 @ 05:15
Great movie choices. Two other movies that did the book complete justice: The Exorcist and The Silence of the Lambs.
November 13, 2017 @ 01:37
Wow, what a post! I liked reading this through. Thanks for sharing!