Michael Lee Simpson

Do We Really Need Endless Movie Reboots & Remakes? (Part 3)

Do We Really Need Endless Movie Reboots & Remakes? (Part 3)
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Remakes

Following on from Part 2 in our series on reboots, we can be both cynical that studios want to squeeze every last penny from a film franchise, or we could became more laterally creative and see what new and exciting elements we can add to elevate it. Are sequels and prequels included in this paradigm? […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

Do We Really Need Endless Film Reboots & Remakes? (Part 1)

Do We Really Need Endless Film Reboots & Remakes? (Part 1)
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Remakes

The debate about the role of film and television remakes remains a hotly contested issue. In our three part series, we explore why they’re made and whether they’re a good or bad thing. His long black cape has whipped over the shoulders of eleven different actors in the last seventy-eight years, a trademark feature on […]

 Jeff York

The Live-Action “Dumbo” Forgets to Keep It Simple

The Live-Action “Dumbo” Forgets to Keep It Simple

The classic Disney animated feature Dumbo from 1941 was a mere 64 minutes long. The new live-action version is one-hour and 52 minutes. This new take on the material pads out the story, adding dozens of human characters into the mix while lessening the focus on the baby elephant character with the ginormous ears. As […]