I know the 80s had some really cheesy movies, but more were more cheesetatic than Red Dawn with Patrick Swayze and a pre Dirty Dancing (and Ferris Bueller) Jennifer Grey. Hollywood has finally gotten around to remaking this classic and I’m really hoping its just as cheeserific as the original. Take a gander.
Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie isn’t the first instance of someone remaking his own work (in this instance, a live-action short Burton did in his short time at disney when he was just starting out) and it won’ be the last. It will probably be the strangest – as the film’s first full –length trailer suggests.
People Like Us is a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.
People Like Us is the the feature film directing debut of co-writer Alex Kurtzman [Alias, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek]. The DreamWorks Pictures releases opens on June 29, 2012. Check out the Sizzle Reel Featurette above.
Ben Affleck’s third film as a director, Argo, is based on the true story of how an imaginative CIA Agent [played by Affleck in the film] saved the lives of half-a-dozen employees of the American embassy in Iran in the ‘70s by persuading the the Iranian government they were part of a Canadian film crew shooting a science-fantasy movie called Argo. Check out the first trailer for Argo, above.