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March 26, 2008

Oh For Cripes' Sake!

I just read that one of my favorite movies, The Women, has been re-made and will be released in October.

Get this, with Meg Effing Ryan in the Norma Shearer role! Annette Bening in the Rosalind Russell role!

Argh! Noooooo....

I mean really. How can one possibly improve on this? George Cukor! Norma Shearer! Joan Crawford!!!!

If you haven't seen this movie, do so immediately. I mean it.

In other "Hollywood is totally stumped for movie ideas" news, that 70's classic Land of the Lost will also be on the big screen.

Good grief.

"Run, Holly, run!"

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Posted by Groovyvic at 08:43 PM | Comments (2)

This has been in the works for a GAZILLION years,it seems. It has had me thinking for several years about who today could come CLOSE to Rosalind Russell? You know, real good old fashioned slapstick-y comedy. Julia Roberts came kinda close in My Best Friend's Wedding. But, not rilly. Cameron Diaz? Marisa Tomei? Not so much. I daresay we haven't had her equal in our lifetime, that I can think of. Which is the problem. You could come up with a thousand adequate Mary Haineses and Mary Days (yawn), but if you don't have a killer Sylvia Fowler, you have nothing.
Actually, I saw a serviceable stage scene on TV featuring Kristen Johnston from 3rd Rock from the Sun as Sylvia, but she's awfully horsey, isn't she?
Hmmmmmm, maybe Catherine Zeta Jones....Minnie Driver.....shall we pool our resources and produce proper re-make? I'm in for the first 30 million.

Favorite line: "He says he'd like to do her nails right up the elbow with a big buzz saw."

Posted by: Monica at March 28, 2008 01:06 PM

What always sticks in my mind is that famous feud between Crawford and Shearer.

But you're right about Russell, I just love her! Her Mame was just wonderful.

No one in Hollywood today comes close to what we had all those years ago. Do you wonder why I'd rather spend my days watching movies that are from the 30's to the early 50's?

I gush though, The Women is one of my most favorite movies.

Posted by: GroovyVic at March 28, 2008 02:04 PM