Remakes worth seeing

Okay so you know my thoughts on remakes... they ought not be attempted.  However, I hear that that most repeated of themes Pygmalion, is being done again - this time in a remake of My Fair Lady (funny really, given that this itself was a remake)Now I don't like musicals and I prefer Katharine to Audrey, but the original MFL was, I must concede, a fairly delightful film.

Given the ridiculous spate of remakes poisoning our screens, here is a list of those I wouldn't disown you for watching (you may be surprised that some are remakes!):
  • Sabrina (again, I dislike Bogie and Hepburn so Ford/Ormond was gorgeous plus Kinnear for good measure!)
  • The Italian Job (go Jason Statham)
  • Bourne trilogy (although it's now ripped off by much worse films, these pioneered a new hand held camera style)
  • The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Casino Royale
  • Ocean's 11 (don't bother with the sequels)
  • The Dark Knight (Ledger makes Nicholson look positively clownish)
  • The Magnificent Seven (though I prefer the japanese original)
  • The Ring
  • Mission Impossible III (far superior to the others)
  • "Battlestar Galactica"
  • Chicago
  • Fatal Attraction
  • The Four Feathers
  • Gone in 60 Seconds

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