The Weekly List: The classics reloaded
In homage to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a few other masterworks that could use a lowbrow remix
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 (midnight)
To Kill a Mockingbird With a Robot Atticus Finch, Boo Radley—and Autobots and Decepticons: Now that’s how you tell a searing tale of injustice in the Depression-era South!
The Prince and the Showgirls Laurence Olivier shuns the throne for a night in the pool with Elizabeth Berkley.
Of Human Blondage Philip Carey drifts aimlessly through life, until he meets a perky, fashion-forward lawyer. Hilarity and the aching depths of the human soul ensue.
The Great Trainspotting Robbery Sean Connery pulls off the greatest train heist in history, but has the money pinched by Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle, itching for their next fix.
- A literary mash-up (4/16/09)
BrigaDoom Every 100 years, the magical, musical Scottish village reappears as an interactive first-person shooter experience, notable for its lilting songcraft and multiplayer immersive violence.
Freddy vs. Jason vs. Moby-Dick Let’s see those two pussies take on a real killing machine.
Mr. Jigsaw Goes to Washington James Stewart teaches Washington politicians a lesson in integrity with a series of elaborate torture devices.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, the Mummy Aristocratic Constance Chatterley has a torrid, life-affirming fling with the estate’s gameskeeper, Imhotep. Filled with hot sex and a rain of frogs.
Fahrenheit 27 Dresses Burning books was one thing, but now it’s Katherine Heigl’s bridal gowns that are in jeopardy.
Oedipus T-Rex A blind, fallen hero is exiled to a remote island, where Richard Attenborough is playing god with mosquitoes in amber ...
The Picture of Dorian Gray Making the Rounds Online TMZ posts a paparazzi photo of the ageless hedonist’s “accidental” crotch shot.
Animal Farm Attacks George Orwell’s classic satire on the perils of Soviet collectivism told through amateur footage of violent livestock rampages.