[thechat] The A-team: on the big screen

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Tue Oct 12 17:49:13 CDT 2004

Madhu Menon wrote:
> [snip]
> Eighties' TV show The A-Team is being remade for the big screen.
> The series, which featured the action-packed adventures of "Hannibal" 
> Smith, "BA" Baracus, "Faceman" Peck and "Howling Mad" Murdock, will be 
> placed in a contemporary setting.

ARGH!  Hollywood, grow a fucking spine and show some originality!

* LESS remakes / retellings / reimaginings of old TV shows and movies
   (except for Battlestar Galactica and Oceans Eleven, they kicked ass)!
* LESS remakes of Japanese horror movies (except The Grudge)!  If you
   must rely on a book for material, at least make it *good* a la
   Bourne {Identity|Supremacy} and High Fidelity.
* MORE strange Lynchian lesbian snogfests with impenetrable plots,
   preferably starring Famke Janssen and Naomi Watts!
* MORE gamblefests like Requiem for a Dream, Clerks, Lost in Translation,
   and anything by the Cohen Brothers (note NOT Farrelly Brothers!)


Also, NO-ONE should play Hannibal Smith but George Peppard, and I fully 
understand the problems this poses :)

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