News for Nov. 30, 2005

Monkey See DVD

11/30/05, 5:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Andy Klein: If you were me – and don’t try it, because there isn’t enough room in this identity for the both of us – the upcoming film that you’d be anticipating with the greatest hope and the greatest anxieties is Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong. For a number of obvious reasons, remaking Kong is a lousy idea. The 1933 original is quite perfectly what it is; very few film buffs would be interested in changing a frame. It’s not merely that it was great when it was first released – which it most certainly was. Or that it still works for almost everyone, except the “who wants to watch black-and-white films” crowd and those who are incapable of suspending their campy ironic distance for a second. [More]