Thursday, November 8, 2007

Remade television programs: Is it good or not?

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In this generation, most of the classic films and television shows are remade to pay tribute to those shows. Shows like Battlestar Galactica, Bionic woman, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, and other television shows have the same theme from the remade shows but some would add difference from the original programs.

Some television shows Ugly Betty are remade from the Colombian soap, Yo soy Betty, La Fea or I am Betty, the ugly one. Zaido, an Asian television show, was supposed to be a remake of Space Sheriff Shaider. But Toei rejected their script because of copyright issues, which triggered them to create a spin-off which Toei approved.

Television series which were remade in the movies like Charlie' Angels, Dukes of Hazzards, Miami vice, and Bewitched. Mission Impossible is a sequel of the television series with the same name, because the protagonist of the story is Ethan Hunt.

But the question is, are remade television films better than the original?

Monday, November 5, 2007

What type of horror do you like?

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Horror movies are one of the best types of movies because horror movies may be either creepy or gory. But the question is, what type of horror movie do you like more?

Asian horrors like Ringu, Ju-on, Shutter, One missed call, and more are classified under the creepy movies category. Creepy movies are one of the types of horror movies that includes ghosts, spirits, or demonic figures that are used to scare other characters in the movie.

Slasher films are the types of horror films that shows gory and bloody scenes in the film. The term slasher comes from a term where a psychopathic killer (which is really called a slasher, some would represent them wearing a mask) that stalks around a certain place and kill each and every person he sees in a certain scene. Notable slasher films are Psycho, Nightmare on Elm street, Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Wrong turn, Scream, Hatchet, and many more.

Exploitation films shows gore, violence, sex, nudity, mayhem, vengeance, and rebellion. In that kind of film, forbidden sex scenes, bloody murders, cannibalism, nudity, and gross actions are done. Cannibal Holocaust is an example of an exploitation film because scenes from that movie include sex, rape, murder, butchery, and cannibalism.

Thriller films are made to surprise the viewer through the use of action and suspense. Majority of these movies include twisted storylines. Saw series is one example of a Horror thriller film.

What type of comedy do you want?

In the television industry, different types of comedy has been introduced. From the slapstick performances of the comedians, to comedy sketches. Comedy types like slapstick, gross-out, screwball, romantic, parody, and anarchic comedy.

Slapstick is one of the famous comedy type which were the characters involved used different physical acts like hitting other character with something, or anything that uses physical contact. This were used by the legendary comedians like The Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, and Charlie Chaplin. It became one of the greatest comedy acts but it is not that advisable to let minor individuals to watch these films because minors are fond of imitating the things that they can see.

Anarchic comedy is another famous comedy type that involves gag, jokes, and other comedy sketches . Watching this type of shows are good, and of course, funny. Shows like Ace Ventura, Wayne's world, and other Anarchic comedy movies uses this type.

Parody shows are also famous because some would use this to mock other film/presentation and could produce funny scenes by exaggerating other actions done in the show. Notable shows that use this type are MADtv, Blue Collar TV, The Cheppelle show, All that, and more.

Gross-out comedy skits are the types of comedy that uses toilet humor, which may produce disgusting actions (or should I say, gross). MADtv used some in their other episodes, but films like the National Lampoon series, American Pie, and Wedding Crashers uses this type.

Romantic comedy is one of the most famous type of comedy wherein lovers are involved in this show. Examples of romantic comedy shows were Hitch, My Sassy Girl, Monster in law, and many more.

Screwball comedy is one of the misunderstood type of comedy. In this type of comedy, characters involved used farcical situations, class issues, battle of the sexes, remarriage of the divorced couples, mistaken identities, cross-dressing, and many more. Shows like NewsRadio, Gilmore Girls, and other shows related to this type of comedy uses this.