As the reviews and opinions pour in around last weekend’s release of “Sparkle,” we couldn’t help but wonder what other vintage Hollywood flicks are in queue to be remade for the big screen… again. There are some remakes that got us a little excited (imagine a remake of “The Wiz” with the right cast and an even better music supervisor), but there were some that we just couldn’t bear the thought of Hollywood taking another go at.
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The Color Purple
Turned into a movie by Steven Spielberg, Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple, was genius. Outside of being required reading for many of us in high school, this movie was jam-packed with up-and-coming actors (not to mention future media mogul Oprah Winfrey). No matter how many times you watch this movie, you always find yourself noticing something different. Each character brought a great dynamic to the storyline that shouldn’t be touched. A modern version wouldn’t do this movie any justice. Could you imagine what the table scene would look like today? Nope. We can’t either.