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Did You Know These 17 Movies Were Actually Remakes?

It seems like every other movie that comes out is a remake these days … but Hollywood has been recycling old ideas since the beginning. Here are some movies you may not have known were remakes:

1. “Scarface”, 1983. The original was done 50 years earlier, in 1932.

2. “Three Men and a Baby”, 1987. It was a remake of a French movie called “Three Men and a Cradle”, which came out two years earlier.

3. “Scent of a Woman”, 1992. It was a remake of an Italian movie of the same name that came out in 1974. Random Fact: The guy who played Al Pacino’s role also voiced Mufasa in the Italian version of “The Lion King”.

4. “Dinner for Schmucks”, 2010. It was a remake of a French movie called “Dinner of Fools”, which came out in 1998.

5. “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, 1988. It was a remake of a 1964 movie called “Bedtime Story”, which starred Marlon Brando and David Niven.

6. “12 Monkeys”, 1995. It was a remake of a French short called “La Jetée”, a.k.a. “The Jetty”. It’s only 28 minutes long, and is always shown in film school.

7. “True Lies”, 1994. It was a remake of a French movie called “La Totale!”, which came out three years earlier.

8. “Jungle 2 Jungle”, 1997. It was a remake of a French movie called “An Indian in the City”, which came out three years earlier.

9. “The Departed”, 2006. It was a remake of a Hong Kong movie called “Infernal Affairs”, which came out in 2002.

10. “Down and Out in Beverly Hills”, 1986. It was a remake of a French movie that came out in 1932 called “Boudu Saved from Drowning”. Random Fact: The remake was Disney’s first R-rated movie.

11. “A Fistful of Dollars”, 1964. It’s a remake of a Japanese movie called “Yojimbo” that came out three years earlier. It’s an unofficial remake, because the filmmakers didn’t get the rights to do it, and were sued over it.

12. “The Maltese Falcon”, 1941. The original came out three years earlier.

13. “Angels in the Outfield”, 1994. The original came out in 1951, and was set around the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Angels weren’t an MLB team until 1961.

14. “EDtv”, 1999. It was a remake of a Canadian comedy called “Louis 19, King of the Airwaves”, which came out five years earlier.

15. “Major Payne”, 1995. The original was a 1955 movie, called “The Private War of Major Benson”, which starred Charlton Heston.

16. “The Toy”, 1982. It was a remake of a French movie of the same name, which came out in 1976.

17. “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey”, 1993. The original, “The Incredible Journey”, came out in 1963.


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The Top Ten Classic Teen Movies from the ’90s

If you’re between 25 and 40, this should be pretty nostalgic for you. And it might make you feel OLD too, because apparently the Internet has graduated from making endless lists about the 1980s, and moved on to the ’90s.

There’s a new list of the best TEEN movies from the 1990s. Meaning movies teenagers loved were also ABOUT teenagers. Here’s the Top Ten:

1. “Cruel Intentions”, with Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
2. “Clueless”, with Alicia Silverstone.
3. “The Craft”… . the one with Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk as witches.
4. “Empire Records”.
5. “Romeo & Juliet”, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.
6. “Scream”.
7. “Now and Then”, which was about four best friends … and Christina Ricci played Rosie O’Donnell as a kid.
8. “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead”, with Christina Applegate.
9. “Election”, with Reese Witherspoon.
10. “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”, with Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. It was mostly about their reunion, but there were also a bunch of flashbacks of them in high school.

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Here’s When You’re Too Old to Get a New Tattoo, Use Emoticons, Wear Miniskirts, Have a Ponytail, and More

A new survey asked 1,000 people between 18 and 70 when you’re too old to do 21 different things … and it’s a REALLY sobering reality check.

So we’d just like to say: You’re only as old as you FEEL … don’t let other people make you feel bad about feeling young, or doing whatever you want to do. That being said, here’s the CUT-OFF age for 21 different things …

Using emoticons in your texts … 26.
Riding a skateboard … 26.
Wearing a Speedo at the beach … 26.
Voting for someone on “American Idol” or another reality show … 26.
Wearing a miniskirt … 27.
High fiving people … 27.
Wearing a crop top … 28.
Using acronyms like “LOL” in your texts … 29.
Having a body piercing … 29.
Getting a new tattoo … 31.
Watching trashy reality TV … 31.
Wearing a baseball hat … 32.
Wearing Crocs … 33.
Having a goatee … 34.
Wearing really high heels … 34.
Wearing a replica football jersey … 37.
Dancing at a nightclub … 37.
Doing crazy stuff at a bachelor or bachelorette party … 37.
Going to a music festival … 41.
Wearing a bikini … 48.
(Daily Mail)

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