Hey guys!!! Happppppy New Year! (Are people still saying that? It’s Jan 9th….so over a week in) But to be fair I didn’t get to say to you guys yet because the only post I did since we feted was the book club post, which I time delayed posted because it was New Years and I was in Canaduh hanging out with my favorite humans. Well most of them. It was amazing and cold and I ordered a poutine from Gretzky’s in Toronto and it was the biggest New Year’s Baby let down. It was like coagulated and not melty. Alas I still ate it. Because….I’m gross. Also has anyone ever told you how amazing Toronto street meat is? Because I strongly believe its the best in the world. I should do a post on the best street meat in the world!! I LOVE HOTDOGSKLjhsdlkajhdlahflafh!!!!
Okay the above paragraph has literally nothing to do with this post at all. It’s a stream of consciousness from my brain to my tentacle hands to this Mac Book Air. To your faces. I need to get better at tightening up these posts. Who wants to read a long post? Not me. GET TO IT!!!
So last night I was scrolling through Netflix and got smacked in the face with some GD truth. Murphy Brown is not on Netflix. WTF?? So I tweeted out to you darlings: “Someone needs to remake Murphy Brown” – Donkey Kong Daddy 1/8/2016. It got me to thinking. What movies or TV shows would be awesome remakes!? So here is my top 10 movies/shows that need to be remade ASAP if I was some kind of a movie/tv exec:
1.) ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING
This movie was my first introduction to who Thor was and the awesome city of Chicago – specifically the terrifying building with the slanted roof that Sara slides down. Who I’d cast: – I’d swap in basically the whole cast of the Hunger Games. Jennifer Lawrence as Chris, Josh Hutchinson as either of the dorks, and Liam Hemsworth to step in as Thor in lieu of Chris Hemsworth. Obvs. And Sara – ummmm how about Abigail Breslin. Is she still young? Probably not. I don’t know children actors.
WHAT A FREAKING SHOW!! How did this just go away? It was basically Family Matters but with dinosaurs and a baby dinosaur that stole the show!! I even had Baby Sinclair doll that I can very vividly remember being tethered to a swing structure with because our clothes were stuck and an adult needed to be flagged in for the save. BRING IT BACK!!! Same cast – just 2016 problems. Getting ready for the ice age and global warming etc.
3.) PRACTICAL MAGIC
This might be one of the only Nicole Kidman movies that I find her charming in. Normally I’m afraid of her in a cold blooded kinda way. But she is a stone cold fox free spirit in this movie. And Sandra Bullock. OY vey. Alright let’s cast Sally Owens (Sandra) with Sandra Bullock because she still looks the exact same after 18 years!! 18 years!?! Crap! Yeah she stays. And lets throw in Isla Fisher for Gillian Owens (Kidman) – why hasn’t she been in anything in forever? Same with Sacha Baron Cohen her husband? Some kind of secret Ali G project I hope. And Benicio Del Toro as Jimmy. Because he probably should have been cast for the original.
4.) MURPHY BROWN
ahhhhh the brainchild behind this post. Murphy Brown was thug nasty y’all. Alright I’d go Olivia Munn for Murphy Brown because she killed it in The Newsroom and she’s hilarious. So she could hold it down. Except she’s not middle aged – so we’ll make this a new hip young Murphy Brown. Julianne Hough as Corky. John Krasinski as Jim Dial. Will Sasso as Phil. And the others shall remain as question marks. Who would you guys make Eldin, Miles, and Frank?
5.) NOW AND THEN
100000% yessssss!! I would either make this just a reunion like the original but only with the younger girls. They’re all still around – except young Chrissy. But we could sub her in with someone awesome. Or just do a whole remake with like the entire cast of Pretty Little Liars. A show I’ve never seen, but I trust them.
6.) HUGGA BUNCH
have you ever seen this movie? It’s a total trip and I’m pretty sure if you didn’t see and love it as a kid it would give you the worst nightmares of all time. But if you loved this crap a stupid amount like me, then we shall demand a re-release!!!! Blu Ray this b%$&*!! But my brother did just let me know the whole movie is on YouTube. Sooooooo my next hour and a half will be accounted for.
7.) LITTLE MONSTERS
Dammit!! I literally just met Howie Mandel like a few weeks ago and I chose to talk to him about Toronto and Lakeshore and Bathurst rather than reprising his role as Maurice. IDIOT!!!! stupid stupid stupid.
8.) TWO FOR THE ROAD
I adore Audrey Hepburn in literally everything. This is one of my favorite movies of hers. So to replace the cast would be super hard, but if ‘they’ were to do a remake I’d definitely wait for it to come out on iTunes. Alright Joanna Wallace (Audrey) I’d put Léa Seydoux – the new bond girl. Because she’s a huge euro babe and I love her. And as Mark Wallace (Albert Finney) I’d go the Goss. Ryan Gosling is the perfect hunk/jerk/sentimental mix.
9.) FUNNY FACE
ugh. Another Audrey special! I’m literally going to make a tea and get back in bed and watch this movie as soon as I’m done this post. It’s Saturday don’t judge me in my own home!!! The charm and quirk of this movie are just…..heart eyes. So I’ve thought long and hard about this. I think either Lily Collins or Audrey Tautou would be perfect!! But I kinda think this movies needs the quirk of Tautou. Plus her name is already Audrey if that helps in this game. I think it does. I’ve got a soft spot for the french girl cool right now, so Audrey wins. But Lily – those eyebrows beez on pizzoint!!
1.) VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
This is one of my favorite books/movies ever!! The book stole the show before the movie obviously – but it’s a book I always recommend to anyone that’s looking for a good read. Models, Actresses, 50’s New York, picture deals, love, and of course uppers and downers. YESSSSSSSSS!!! Alright I’m gonna try and make this quick and painless for myself. Jennifer Wells: Margot Robbie. Neely O’Hara: Brie Larson. Anne Wells: Emma Watson. I feel pretty good about that casting!!
What movies do you want to see remade? Let me know in the comments!!