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Mad Max: Fury Road – a reboot of the Mad Max series – is coming out tomorrow, and it’s getting rave reviews from almost everyone. On the flip side, Jem & The Holograms released its trailer last night and many people are upset, asking why bother to make the iconic show into a movie if you’re not going to do it justice.

Forming any opinion off a trailer is lame, but we can all admit the following: Remakes are a thing, and people either love them or hate them. I got excited when rumors floated around the ‘net that The Goonies 2 might become a thing, Annie was recently remixed, and they are even in the process of making Good Times into a movie.

But what else can we improve upon or completely mess up – Because that’s always the issue, right? Do we want to mess up a classic like Rocky, Robocop, or Spiderman

My answer is yes! In fact, I have some ideas on which other movies or TV shows should be given a modern makeover. Take a look.

Diff’rent Strokes

Let’s get TerRio and put him in the mansion with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, then give John Singleton a camera to direct. Greatness.


I’d like for Miley Cyrus, Dakota Fanning, and Jaden Smith to be part of this remake. Rosario Dawson blessed the original in 1995, but after 20 years, we need something in this vein again. A powerful message and an accurate portrayal of kids in the digital era could be exactly what the youth respond to.

American Pie

Let’s just reboot this and start it from the beginning. They did American Pie Reunion in 2012, but a brand new version of this series specifically for millennials could be huge. It’s either going to be really good, or so bad people will take joy in trashing it. All I know is, Kate Upton should be the girl that makes everyone cream.


They just inked a huge deal with Hulu and Wale made his whole album themed around the show; it would be perfect to get a full movie on the big screen to find out what Jerry, George, Elaine and Cosmo are up to now. How did jail affect them? Who has Jerry been yada, yada, yading, and more.

Good Burger

Why does Kenan hate Kel so much? That’s something we need Farrakhan to investigate so we can have another Good Burger. These two can’t be replaced, but let’s grab some orange soda and make it happen.

The Sandlot

Chris Rock recently just made skit for HBO’s Real Sports about why Blacks don’t like baseball, well, let’s settle it with an all-Black version of The Sandlot. Just an idea: let’s involve Odd Future in it and make it epic. I’d be down.


There was a fake internet trailer that got people so hype about a real life Thundercats movie and several fan-made trailers for a movie, but no big Hollywood studio has bitten yet. Lion-O needs a movie.

Sister Act

In 1992, Whoopi Goldberg put on her nun costume and made a dope franchise, where we eventually got to fall in love with a young Lauryn Hill, who starred in one of the sequels. With all the success of musical movies and TV shows today, it could work.

Menace II Society

A classic film that deserves a flipped version. So where Larenz Tate played O-Dog, I think Riff Raff should play him in the new version. Two White best friends growing up in the mean streets of Beverly Hills; why not?

Fight Club

This is the one movie that’s sacred. It was perfect and I don’t want them to touch it. Ever. But since a lot of people think a part two would be epic, I’m going to add it to the list in protest.


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