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Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind

Date: Apr 16 2008

Themes: Hobbies, Work

Intro

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The movie, Be Kind Rewind is the story of the recreation of all movies. A project well worth the star-studded cast.

The flim begins with a hilarious incident that leads Jack Black to accidentally erase all of the movies at his friend’s movie store, played by Mos Def. To keep the movie store in business or at least to keep one very old customer happy, Jack Black and Mos Def try to remake all of the movies. Soon his neighbors discover their plans to recreate the movies and the entire town helps make these silly films.

Mason and Beren can’t wait to see what Jack Black and Mos Def come up with.

Dialog

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Mason

Mason

Beren

Beren

Mason:  I can’t wait to get to the movie theaters soon and catch Michel Gondry’s new flick.

Beren:  Ohh Be Kind Rewind.

Mason:  Yeah.

Beren:  It looks awesome.

Mason:  It looks so amazing, right?

Beren:  Yeah. Yeah. Mos Def. Jack Black.

Mason:  Jack Black. Danny Glover’s in it too and what has he done anytime recently?

Beren:  Yeah. I don’t know. I haven’t seen a movie with him in it in a really long time. But Jack Black that’s like a kinda left-field choice for that type of movie, to me.

Mason:  Really?

Beren:  Kinda, yeah.

Mason:  No, I mean, it’s totally right for some crazy weird concept. Like who would you believe would actually indulge the idea of remaking popular movies with, like, a high-definition camera and, like, props from his basement? Jack Black.

Beren:  Maybe. I don’t know. I think it should have been like Tom Green’s comeback vehicle or something.

Mason:  Oh. But would you have paid…I wouldn’t have paid money to see that.

Beren:  I would have paid money. I am a Tom Green fan. But anyway, Be Kind Rewind, Michel Gondry. Incredible.

Mason:  It’s such a good concept for his style of work, right? For that really organic, DIY thing.

Beren:  Totally.

 

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Discussion

Mason believes that Jack Black would actually do something crazy and silly like remaking films in his basement. Though, Beren would have liked to see Tom Green play the main character.

Either way they are excited to see Michel Gondry direct and write another movie. He’s the guy who did The Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He’s a quirky director, who makes hand-made objects and alternate realities in his films. In Be Kind Rewind, he uses both of these elements.

What movie would you remake? Did you pick one you’re obsessed with, or one you think you could do better?

 

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shno

shno

Iraq

i want to see it Smile

08:53 AM Jun 18 2010 |

justmesuzanneesltutor

United States

I loved this movie! Cool

02:43 AM Apr 07 2010 |

vijender

India

hi everyone let’s speaking english

03:38 PM Apr 20 2008 |

Macaronica

Macaronica

Russian Federation

oh that's interesting. we still don't have this movie on our screens, but i'm looking forward to watch it.

02:43 PM Apr 17 2008 |

HelenBuzz

Israel

o

01:27 PM Apr 17 2008 |

nitu_ch

India

If I'll get chance to remake movie…I'll take powerful story,cast,location and ideas which can be effectual on human relationship and that'll be great improvement or we can say it's need of new civilization.Smile

10:24 PM Apr 16 2008 |

SAEID

SAEID

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

im agree with your concept ithink in addition to directory we can play beter than some actors

 

07:10 PM Apr 16 2008 |

-hafsa-

-hafsa-

Saudi Arabia

i wich to see it

06:01 PM Apr 16 2008 |

silence1119

Taiwan

I have no opportunity to see this movies. But i guess that's a funny movie. 

01:43 PM Apr 16 2008 |

VOLTS

VOLTSSuper Member!

Brazil

I wouldn’t have time to remake any film, and don’t have this desire.
I like watch films. Jack Black is very funny.
There is a film called “Shallow Hal” with Jack Black that is very good.
http://www.adorocinema.com/filmes/amor-e-cego/amor-e-cego.asp

01:28 PM Apr 16 2008 |

wanglong123

China

Mason definitely can’t accept such the style of film,maybe he will get used to that because there are many new things appearing everyday around the world.

01:18 PM Apr 16 2008 |

plajoz

Slovakia

I want to see it too.The film appears to be amazing.

12:50 PM Apr 16 2008 |

alogigi

alogigi

United States

I want to see it :-)

07:19 AM Apr 16 2008 |

li xu

li xu

China

It needs a lot to remake a movie  maybe you must learn somthing from a director 

06:52 AM Apr 16 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

Deffinitely i’ll remake all the movies i obsessed with and believe could have done better by using better cast or by changing story line bit. I’ll recreate fliks like “walking in the clouds”,”Sliver” and Unfaithful”. But i might give chance to myself for play the main role of these movies
he he he lol

05:49 AM Apr 16 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

Deffinitely i’ll remake all the movies i obsessed with and believe could have done better by using better cast or by changing story line bit. I’ll recreate fliks like “walking in the clouds”,”Sliver” and Unfaithful”. But i might give chance to myself for play the main role of these movies
he he he lol

05:48 AM Apr 16 2008 |

vishwanath

Italy

hi madam r u fine take care of yourselves

 

04:49 AM Apr 16 2008 |

Bob Ishida

Bob Ishida

Japan

I checked the trailer and it kinda looked funny. Maybe this flick is for those who have watched many flicks so far, like Robocop, Goast busters, Rocky…etc. Anyway what I'd like to is to be able to watch movies without sbutitles.Wink

02:42 AM Apr 16 2008 |

vicky_

vicky_

China

next time, i will try to remake a film. it seems interesting.

02:24 AM Apr 16 2008 |

alice197

alice197

China

I have never had the opportunity  to remake a film,maybe for the major restriction,But the time permition ,i wish to pick a bewildering one .

01:09 AM Apr 16 2008 |

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