Monday, November 13, 2017

Remakes That Don't Suck! Blogfest

Remakes – most of them suck. Now and then, one comes along that is as good as, if not better, than the original. And after all of the bad ones we’ve endured, we want to know about some good ones.

Today, November 13, 2017, blog about your favorite remake: movie (or television show into movie and vice versa), song, or book – or all three! Post a YouTube video and links where we can find these treasures. Tell us why THIS remake doesn’t suck! 

Kong Skull Island (2017) I loved this movie it was better than the King Kong (2005) version which was pretty darn good. I just didn’t like there was an hour before King Kong made his appearance, but Naomi Watts, Jack Black and very good special effects made for a great movie. 

But Kong Skull Island rocked and the big guy made his screen appearance about fifteen minutes into the movie. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson (who has never turned down a role), John C. Reilly and John Goodman played their respective parts well. 

Skull Island also gave us a supporting cast of monsters that made for some very intense scenes.

I'm loving the multiple trailers at IMBd these days very cool!

Kong Skull Island Trailer Click Here

Godzilla (2014) Although the 2014 version with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston was far superior to the 1998 version with Matthew Broderick (yeah it was a bit campy in parts), I think Godzilla 1998 was by far the better monster. Sleek and agile it moved with ease through the downtown Manhattan skyscrapers. 

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1998 Godzilla

The 2014 version was cool but it was a big stiff lumbering creature when it was out of the water. Hopefully Godzilla 2019 will move faster and have a better range of motion which will translate into better fight scenes. 

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2014 Godzilla

And we can look forward to Godzilla: King of Monsters coming to a theater near you in 2019!

To View Godzilla Trailer Click Here

Oh By The  Way Please leave a link to your blog with your comments. Most have Google Plus and for whatever reasons I cannot access blogs regardless of what I click. I am either directed to another blog you commented on or I loop back to your Google Plus page. Thanks!

Question Did you see these movies and if so which versions did you like better? 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 2016 IWSG (D-oh!)

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D-oh! I totally forgot it's the first Wednesday of the month.

November 1 question - Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published? 

I have not hit the 50,000 word goal. But I have twice written 25,000 words. I consider that a huge milestone. It's a lot of work and my hat's off to anyone and everyone who has written 50,000 words during Nano.

I'm not participating this year as of today at least. I'd like to as I have an outline for a really cool idea. If things work out then I may hop on board midway through the month. I'd really like to make significant progress on the novel so hopefully things will work out and I can knock out 10,000 - 20,000. words.

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Best wishes to those of you who are participating!

Question How about you. Are you participating in Nano this year and if so what is the premise for your story.