Monthly Archives: November 2015

Remakes, Yay or Nay!

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‘Repetition is the key for success’, that’s the mantra studio executives abide by in Hollywood. Consequently as Filmgoers and general audience, we are always anticipating for a modern-day look on our beloved past films and memories. Amid the robust technological reboot, it is now possible to look at Cinema with a fresh perspective.

It’s been a hundred years for Hollywood and thousands of films have been remade. The critical reception for them has always led to a comparison to the original. According to a recent article on Den of Geek, there are currently 93 movie remakes that are in work.

Typically we are not truly aware of every film that is being remade but when it comes to popular films or classics, there are mixed emotions in critics and classic lovers. These emotions also reflect the box office productivity of such films. For example, when ‘Robocop’, (2014) was announced, there were multiple speculations and buzz surrounded in the press. This certainly did not help when the film grossed a mere $58.6 million over a budget of $100 million. But there are emphatically some films that make the most of their existing stories. ‘The Karate Kid’,(2010) leads from a beloved movie and still manages to hold on its flavor both critically and commercially ($176 million in the USA and $359 million worldwide).

Therefore, remakes can never be extinct in Hollywood. The formula for this big industry relies on the fact “it worked once, and we thought it would work again”. Nonetheless, the formula shall fall flat if the connection they advertently cash on is squandered by unnecessary plot lines (Poltergeist, Total Recall, Footloose, and Carrie). However we never know what works in this tinsel town but based on the evidence, bringing in an idea for a remake may open doors in front of the executives.

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Den of Geek
(http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/movies/248590/93-movie-remakes-and-reboots-currently-in-the-works)

Vulture.com
(http://www.vulture.com/2014/02/4-reasons-why-hollywood-still-makes-remakes.html)

Blog by Amara Singamsetty

Why Web Series?

Is making a web series worth the risk? What is a web series? According to dictionary.com it’s a collection of short films that form an over all story and are distributed on the web.Rocket Jump Logo

One example is Rocket Jumps Video Game High school. It’s currently on its third season and going strong. A Web series can even get picked up by a larger company. For instance, High Maintenance was on Vimeo and got picked up by HBO. You can read the full story by following the link below.

(High Maintenance )
http://time.com/3695776/high-maintenance-vimeo/

Some web series are sold in box sets after they were released for free. A good example of this is Roosterteeth’s Red vs Blue a Machinma web series based off of the video game series Halo.
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Backstage.com points out that fact that anyone can pretty much make a web series if you know what you are doing. They state if you keep it short, cast appropriately and stay within your budget you can get it done with just a little hard work.

In closing sure, it might be a risk to start a web series but, if it’s a low budget one that a big company picks up isn’t that worth the risk? If the web series that are doing well out there are any indication the evidence seems to say yes.

Blog By Ryan Shane

(RVB)
http://roosterteeth.com/show/red-vs-blue

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http://store.roosterteeth.com/products/redvsbluelogoshirt

(BACKSTAGE.COM)
http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/how-take-web-series-concept-reality-part-1/

(High Maintenance )
http://time.com/3695776/high-maintenance-vimeo/

(VHS)
https:/www.youtube.comwatchv=shLKIOrL8RY&list=PLsMtUWKCmBPRMdOB0JCtVuPQSoB61aYHe