Film critic Nathan Rabin of the AV Club examines 15 high profile films that were critical and commercial failures, but which he thinks were deserving of a better fate. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has a soft spot for the wonderful retro super hero flick The Rocketeer as well as Michael Cimino's overblown, over-budget, but fascinating Heaven's Gate. Click here to read
Something far more frightening than a witch is threatening Dorothy: Warners is planning a big screen remake of The Wizard of Oz.
Fans of The Wizard of Oz will hope that the Wicked Witch of the West will drop a house on Warner Brothers studio executives who are mounting a live action remake of the 1939 MGM classic. Robert Zemeckis is said to be on board as director. The plan is to follow the original script, which will lead to the inevitable questions of why a perfect film would have to be remade if there isn't a new angle. The answer is profit. The studio obviously feels that the effects-obsessed director can utilize today's CGI technology to improve on the original. Purists will be outraged, but the film will inevitably make a fortune. Click here for more