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Movies That Actually Need to Be Remade

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On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. The general premise behind a movie remake or reboot is that if something was popular once, it should be popular again. Or, as Nick Offerman's character puts it in 21 Jump Street, "The guys in charge of this stuff lack creativity and are completely out of ideas. So all they do now is recycle sh*t from the past and expect us all not to notice."

But let's look at this another way. What are some movies that could have been really good if not for a casting mistake, a weird plot turn, or some other regrettable decision? What movies NEED to be remade, because they could have been so much better?

2. If you had the power to dictate such things, and if un-remake-able were a word, what's one film you would declare un-remake-able?

3. Everyone has books they reread from time to time, but what single book do you most-wish you could read again for the first time?

4. If you could have lived with any TV family growing up, which would you choose?

Also: if you're in New York and not busy on April 26th, we're having a party.

[Have a great weekend! See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
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Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!

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