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Escape From New York: Whiny Bastard Edition

Escape From New York

Welcome to the first ‘Whiny Bastard Edition’ of Screenphiles, where I do a little venting about film makers doing things that they probably shouldn’t.

I was at work when I heard of the latest plan to remake John Carpenter’s “Escape From New York”–which was (essentially) already remade–in space–by James Mathers and Stephen St. Leger’s in their 2007 film “Lockout”–and I had to restrain the almost overwhelming desire to go on a very unseemly rant.

Less for my own benefit, because I have been known to curse like a sailor, than for the people around me, who would (probably) narc me out as soon as convenient.

What bothers me most is that I wonder why Carpenter isn’t being given first dibs.  He hasn’t done anything since  2010’s “The Ward,” and I miss seeing his work on screen.

Here’s the trailer for the original film, which if you haven’t seen, rent it.

Now.  After all, it’s not like there’s anything worth watching on network TV.

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