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Will they make any super hit family movies like the 90s ?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by 2013, 3 Aug 2014.

  1. beachBOYken

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    yeah, although not really a family film as such I watched the Robocop remake, god it was awful!

    One of my favourites bar the obvious such as The Goonies was a film called Fuzz Bucket , absolute brilliant film and very hard to get hold of, think they did release a remastered version on dvd but not sure if its widely available. I watched it so many times I wore the vhs tape out.

    here is a clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k72TRiWqpc
     
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  2. Secret_Window

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    One of the reasons behind why some classics like Home Alone and Uncle Buck do not appear these days, is probably to do with John Hughes (the writer for many 80/90s classics listed in this thread) having sadly passed away. There just aren't many writers like him around, and in many ways, these types of movies have become a dying art.:(
     
  3. 2013

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    Thanks ill check out some of his other movies.

    We still have Chris Columbus, hopefully he can do something .
     
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  4. Columbo

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    I'm surprised you even have to ask, its is genuinely awful even as a popcorn, disengage brain movie. Stand By Me is my favourite 'kids' movie of the 80's even though it wasn't strictly aimed at kids.

    I think Super 8 is the nearest thing that got near a decent 80's style kids flick of late which I quite enjoyed.
     
  5. V F

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    If it's so awful, then why were so many clamouring for a sequel before Tony Scott's death…
     
  6. Hades

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    Bill and Ted was most excellent too.
     
  7. V F

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  8. 2013

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    I've got some good and some bad news,

    The good news studios are to remake, reboot or continue all John Hughes movies.
    The news is studios are to remake ALL John Hughes movies.
     
  9. ci_newman

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    There has been a big shift towards using animated movies for making family movies, I guess because it is easier to make something "loud & exciting" to grab the attention of younger viewers and yet still be able to maintain a story arc to entertain the older viewers.

    You can get away with more violence to the feature character in an animated movie too (i.e. in Planes, the main character receiving a thorough beating, yet no blood shed).
     
  10. Errol

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    Don't forget 'The Breakfast Club'.
     
  11. 2013

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    This is one ive not watched yet, much older then me, ill give it a go if I can find a copy.
     
  12. Vonhelmet

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    Molly Ringwald's boots in that film are fit as.
     
  13. THMRK

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    They still do. Just trends and people have changed.
     
  14. wazza300

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    I wanna go back to the eighties:(
     
  15. V F

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    Lol!

     
  16. wazza300

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    there's always a wacky dance scene aswell
     
  17. V F

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    Paul Gleason was so awesomely funny. In many roles. Such a shame he died.
     
  18. wazza300

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    I remember him from trading places,played a good part
     
  19. Pawnless Endgame

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    To some extent yet. E.g. Home Alone, I saw again just 2 years ago and didn't enjoy it that much. Honey I Shrunk The Kids, I also watched 2 years ago and that survived the test of time better in my opinion. Even better - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure!!

    Some 80s stuff e.g. Labyrinth, Time Bandits and Arnie action films all survived the test of time for me. Still love 'em :)
     
  20. 2013

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    80s early 90s were the best yours, I don't know if it was because I was only a few years old and had no worries, or due to the movies.