ROSEMARY’S BABY coming to The Criterion Collection?


The possibility of an edition of Roman Polanski's classic thriller, ROSEMARY'S BABY, released by The Criterion Collection has been rumored for ages.  The film seemed destined for Criterion (KNIFE IN THE WATER, CUL-DE-SAC, and, his best film in my eyes, REPULSION, have hit home video via the mighty C) and due to one of their ever-great "wacky drawings," looks to be made available soon.

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Charles Grodin may reteam with Robert De Niro for MIDNIGHT RUN 2

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Charles Grodin is definitely one of those actors that has left a lot of us asking, "What happened to that guy?" We've loved him in the BEETHOVEN movies, THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER, SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER, CLIFFORD, and MIDNIGHT RUN to name a handful. The list really goes on and on with this guy. We haven't seen much of Grodin since the mid-90s.

Rumor has it that he left acting after his son started school, determined not to be an absentee father. Which is a pretty honorable thing to do and practically unheard of these days. It appears Grodin is looking to get back into acting (but only on his terms).  Most recently he had a role in Zach Braff's 2006's film THE EX but that's not nearly enough screen time to make up for his over a decade long absence from cinema in my opinion. Continue reading

Rosemary’s Baby remake dead

What could be scarier than the horror classic, ROSEMARY'S BABY? How about a modern-day remake of the movie? That was Brad Fuller and Andrew Form's plan. The two wanted to bring Roman Polanski film to new audiences by way of a remake, which isn't terribly uncommon in the world oh horror films. Most recently we had Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN re-imagining and the updated, gorier version of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. The problem with remakes is that they can rarely (if ever) live up to the original and thankfully, Fuller and Form understand this. The two have walked away from the project after realizing that there is nothing new they could bring to the story. As Form told Collider:

"We went down that road and we even talked to the best writers in town and it feels like it might not be do-able. We couldn't come up with something where it felt like it was relevant and we could add something to it other than what it was, so we're now not going to be doing that film."

If only more producers in Hollywood had this much common sense, maybe we wouldn't get a holy bunch of crappy movies!

Source: IMDB