During a sports broadcast last week, Walt Disney Studios released a trailer for its release of “Aladdin” … in the summer of 2019. I understand this is a live-action version, but didn’t they release the animated version in right after I got married (1992)?
I’m hearing excellent reviews for “A Star is Born” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper … but wasn’t the Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson version released when I was in high school (1976)?
Remakes are certainly nothing new in Hollywood. Go to the Wikipedia page for ‘List of Film Remakes’ and prepare to sprain your index finger scrolling. It’s split into two lists actually, because there are simply so many.
But even though some of the films in this gallery scored … quite low on rottentomatoes.com, I still watch/watched them, because they’re original. Some fall into the ‘so bad it’s good’ designation, while others really ARE good but simply got overlooked.
New Jersey has hosted film crews for some truly outstanding classics, like “On the Waterfront,” and some … others. The movie industry was BORN in New Jersey, beginning with Thomas Edison and moving to the cliffhangers that were actually filmed on and over the cliffs around Fort Lee and Palisades Park. Even though major studios no longer call the state home, they regularly returned to their roots for the unique scenery that is New Jersey.
Here’s a gallery of films that were made, all or in part, in New Jersey. If you think of one that might be missing, check this previous gallery for more.
And here are some other galleries you may enjoy: