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Monday, September 24, 2007

Movie News: Leave Pelham Alone -- I Mean it!

Matthau with Ben Stiller's dad in Pelham

Looks like the dried-up ideas well in Hollywood has sputtered up yet another pointless, needless re-make of a classic film. Flashy director (and brother of Ridley) Tony (Top Gun) Scott is tackling the 1974 action classic The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 and is bringing Denzel Washington (who should have learned his lesson from the boneheaded Manchurian Candidate re-do he starred in) aboard to tackle the role of Walter Matthau's crusty transit cop. Sigh. It's bad enough that I get excited every time I see Bad News Bears on my cable guide only to be confronted with Billy Bob Thornton's Bad Santa version.

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