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February 14, 2014

Of Course: "Beetlejuice 2"

Like I said: Every movie that made more than $30 million (not a huge sum) will be remade within the next ten to fifteen years. Every. Single. One.

This isn't a remake; it's sequel. Michael Keaton will return to play the ghost that... no one especially cared about.

Can I just say the obvious thing? Everyone watched Beetlejuice on cable not because it was a great movie, or because of the ghost Beetlejuice, but because:

1. Cable was still a new-ish thing and we just watched it for no good reason and Beetlejuice was on every single day. It was the "Rocky III" of ghost comedies. We were stupid and we didn't know any better.

2. Winona Ryder was hot. Not even a little hot. But like "Oh my God that girl is so hot" hot. So hot you'd watch a full movie just to see how hot she was, even though she offered a very flat performance. You'd watch to the end, just to see her pixie-legs in those gray stockings as she levitated into the air to do the calypso dance.

This was the only reason people watched Beetlejuice 30 times, and they're not going to capture that lighting in a bottle again:

Okay well my memory failed me. You can't really see her cute gams there. The scene I'm thinking of is when she gets out of bed earlier in the movie.

But it was all about her legs and those leggings, and not about the dumb ghost you could barely even understand.

Beetlejuice was not a bad movie at all. It was kinda good, actually. Kinda.

But I think we're all pretty sick of the endless reboot/remake/sequel machine.

Thanks to Niedermeyer's Dead Horse.

And, Open Thread.

Blackheart Valentine's Day Bonus: At Hot Air, a group of Chinese singles bought out every odd-numbered seat in a movie theater -- to prevent couples from sitting together on Valentine's day.

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