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Daddy, What’re You Doing w/That TIE?!?

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Forum Name: THE STEPFATHER (2009)
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Printed Date: October 02 2014 at 10:16am


Topic: Daddy, What’re You Doing w/That TIE?!?
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Daddy, What’re You Doing w/That TIE?!?
Date Posted: October 14 2009 at 11:48am

ABOUT THREE-QUARTERS of the WAY THRU 2009, HOLLYWOOD HAD ALREADY  REMADE MOST of the WELL-KNOWN HORROR/SUSPENSE MOVIES. SO, THEY TURNED to REMAKING the NOT-SO-WELL-REMEMBERED ONES...

THE ORIGINAL http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094035/ - WAS SOMETHING of a SLEEPER HIT, BUT WOULD HARDLY MAKE ANYONE's PRIORITY LIST of "CLASSICS" RIPE for BEING REMADE. THE PROMOs for THIS REMAKE MAKE IT LOOK LIKE STANDARD-ISSUE TEEN-AGERS-to-the-RESCUE / DRIVE-IN-QUALITY FARE. AND IT's FROM http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1879589/ - ® NOMINATED http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0926129/ - - 2008 REMAKE of PROM NIGHT . AT LEAST http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814335/ - ARE ACTORS CAPABLE of GIVING GOOD PERFORMANCES...BUT WHEN THEY'RE GETTING GOOD MONEY to BE in DREK LIKE THIS...

GOTTA GO NOW... I PLAN to BE ALL DRESSED UP and READY WHEN HOLLYWOOD ANNOUNCES the STAR-STUDDED MEMORIAL SERVICE for ORIGINALITY -- WHICH, CONSIDERING IT WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD in JANUARY, SHOULD BE HELD at FOREST LAWN ANY DAY NOW...


STEP-DAD: "Okay, who wants me to cut 'em the first slice of RAZZberry pie?!?!?"



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 15 2009 at 12:53am
Gee, another holiday themed movie (like "I Hate Valentine's Day") that would have made more sense to be released on or around the actual day of the holiday. Overall, it's looks like the same old "my single parent is marrying someone who might be a serial killer, but no one believes me until it's too late" story.


Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: October 15 2009 at 3:00am
Who would have thought that two days after the season premiere of Nip/Tuck, the star of Nip/Tuck would appear in something this horrendous?

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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: October 15 2009 at 6:31am

Someone really needs to tell these people... If you don't have an idea for a movie, don't make a movie! Don't just remake something that no one's ever heard of just because you want to keep busy. Unfortunately, that's part of being an artist - you can't always find work, and you don't always get to make @#$%loads of money...

 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: October 15 2009 at 10:54am
Originally posted by Michaels

Gee, another holiday themed movie (like "I Hate Valentine's Day") that would have made more sense to be released on or around the actual day of the holiday. Overall, it's looks like the same old "my single parent is marrying someone who might be a serial killer, but no one believes me until it's too late" story.

Well, actually, it makes sense releasing it like a week or 2 before the actual date because if you release it on the date, then Christmas/Thanksgiving comes right around the corner. I can see why the studios do that but I don't understand why H2 was released at the end of August.


Posted By: thomsonmg2000
Date Posted: October 15 2009 at 2:03pm
*rolls eye*
Between crappy remakes like this and torture porn like Saw, horror's dead in Hollywood. It's only the horror comedies like Zombieland and indie films such as Paranormal Activities that are keeping the horror movie on life support. That's all I have to say.

Interestingly, this director has directed episodes of good shows such as Prison Break and Nip/Tuck. Guess not everyone can be like JJ Abrahms when transferring from TV to the big screen.

There's also another stinker coming out this week: Law Abiding Citizens



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 15 2009 at 3:07pm

What do Christmas and Thanksgiving have to do with Father's Day, which is in June? This movie is months late for what could have been a more ironic (and ideal) release date.

Originally posted by moviewizguy

Well, actually, it makes sense releasing it like a week or 2 before the actual date because if you release it on the date, then Christmas/Thanksgiving comes right around the corner.

 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: October 15 2009 at 11:52pm

I was talking about Halloween, not Father's Day -- but that would have been interesting.

I find it cool that there have been a stepmother and stepfather movie in the same year: This and The Uninvited, which came out earlier this year.


 



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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: October 17 2009 at 7:00am
I have a friend who saw this last night, and she said that the opening is pretty much the spoiler for the whole movie: the stepfather is evil and the audience has to spend the rest of the movie waiting for the characters to find out about it.

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: October 17 2009 at 9:45am

But isn't that the point? 

Originally posted by movieman

I have a friend who saw this last night, and she said that the opening is pretty much the spoiler for the whole movie: the stepfather is evil and the audience has to spend the rest of the movie waiting for the characters to find out about it.




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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 24 2009 at 12:41pm

Originally posted by moviewizguy

But isn't that the point?

How's this for a point: make a good movie that has a plot that can't be predicted within the first 2 seconds of the trailer. So far, "Paranormal Activity" is the ONLY horror movie to do that this year. But wait, it's an indie movie, no wonder it was GOOD.



Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: January 27 2010 at 7:23pm
So where's the star-studded memorial for cinematic originality?
 
Knott's Scary Farm of Southern California and even America's Most Wanted promoted this...only to lose. What a shame. I was born in late 1990 going on 1991, so before long (I'd estimate around 2014), they'll be remaking horror movies from after I was born.


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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 09 2010 at 2:20pm
Originally posted by Michaels

How's this for a point: make a good movie that has a plot that can't be predicted within the first 2 seconds of the trailer. So far, "Paranormal Activity" is the ONLY horror movie to do that this year. But wait, it's an indie movie, no wonder it was GOOD.


I was kinda saying that it doesn't take a genius to figure out the stepfather was evil in the original and in the remake. It's just something known when you walk in seeing the film. At least that's what I think. Disturbia did the same thing.


Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 09 2010 at 2:23pm
Oh, and I saw the film and I didn't think this film deserve a 11% on RT. That's plain ridiculous. The film sets out to do what it requires to do. It gets the job done effectively and efficiently. I honestly don't think that's a bad thing when a film achieves what it sets out to do.


Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 09 2010 at 2:45pm
So what you're saying is if a movie is made in order to make a quick buck with lackluster effort and it's successful at being just that (and nothing more) it should be praised?

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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: May 09 2010 at 6:30pm

For the triad memorial service for originality, America's Most Wanted promotion, and behind the scenes at Knott's Scary Farm, I've named this remake the #21 Worst Film of '009.



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 09 2010 at 7:06pm
Well, my point was that it wasn't lackluster because the film contained quite a bit of suspense and I stress the word "quite." My brother hated Prom Night and the NOES remake and even he ended up liking this film. I also like to mention those who have seen it said it was decent and far from being one of the more terrible remakes and this is coming from horror fanatics who hate remakes.  



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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 09 2010 at 8:07pm
Then why do they go see them? That's like "oh, I know I'll burn myself if I stick my hand over this open flame, but I'm going to do it anyway, just to see what happens"??  

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 10 2010 at 1:23pm
Well, maybe some people are just curious. I know you must have done that one time or another... 


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 10 2010 at 6:09pm
Well, i guess it's okay if I see it on free cable or RedBox, so the studios don't see a penny from me.  

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Actually, the studios do "see a penny" (and usually much more) from any and all means of delivering their product to any audience anywhere -- RedBox, NetFlix, cable, broadcast, etc, etc...  


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: February 05 2011 at 11:19am
I just saw it.

The first half I was sort of intrigued by the premise and getting scared when suppossed.The second half I was feeling ashamed of the unoriginality(even if this wasn't a reamke),getting bored instead of scared,and wondering how bad this would be.The ending was bold and at least made me not feel like it was a waste of time.

Dylan Walsh makes a very creepy villain but that doesn't mean good performance.Nor does walking around showing off you body(Amber Heard),nor...whatever Penn Badgley thinks he does here,in GOSSIP GIRL,etc.

Despite being nominated for 2 Teen Choice Awards,at least it lost to better reviewed movies:PARANORMAL ACTIVITY for "Choice Movie-Thriller" and Leo DiCaprio(SHUTTER ISLAND)instead of Badgely for "Choice Movie Actor-Thiller".

I give this 3/10.


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: February 05 2011 at 4:09pm
Originally posted by BurnHollywoodBurn

 
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Actually, the studios do "see a penny" (and usually much more) from any and all means of delivering their product to any audience anywhere -- RedBox, NetFlix, cable, broadcast, etc, etc...  
I don't know, with Redbox, there's only so many ways to divide a single dollar between the studio and the Rexbox company.

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