Carrie may have taken her telekinetic wrath from the 1970s to modern day, but beyond that, Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie falls right in line with the Brian De Palma original. However, even though the films hit all the same beats, share character names, and even some dialogue, the 2013 version isn’t a total copy and paste job. The structure stays the same, but by using a little modernization, additional character details and new scenes here and there, Peirce essentially recreates the same experience while trying to make it her own (read our Carrie remake review).
Whether or not that remake technique works for you, if you’re a fan of the original, it certainly makes pinpointing those differences an entertaining game. Check out all the changes we caught in the new Carrie and let us know which ones you spotted, too.
It goes without saying that the following post contains SPOILERS for Carrie and the 2013 Carrie remake.
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Sometimes it’s awkward playing dance video games with Jennifer Connelly and often it’s a little uncomfortable to reenact your director’s first time, but when you’ve got strong talent and a good friend by your side, you end up with charming and poignant material like Nat Wolff and Liana Liberato did with “Stuck In Love.”
Wolff leads as Rusty, the son of a prominent writer (Greg Kinnear) and the brother of a budding young talent (Lily Collins) on the verge of having her first book published. Rusty wants to be a writer too, but what’s a writer without a life full of experiences? So Rusty decides to take a risk, defy the high school social ladder, and win over the girl of his dreams, Kate (Liana Liberato).
With “Stuck In Love” due for a limited release on July 5th, Wolff and Liberato took the time to sit down and run through the challenges and highlights of making the film. We cover what it’s like working with an esteemed co-cast, crying on cue and the pressure of portraying real people in addition to a nice dose of sarcasm and a sense of what happens when Nat Wolff unleashes his inner Alex Wolff. Check it all out for yourself in the video interview below.
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Jerry O’Connell has a habit of portraying the most obnoxious characters the film industry has to offer. It’s something I’ve grown quite numb to over the year’s, but thanks to Piranha 3D that numbness has warn off and I’m aware more than ever of O’Connell’s seemingly natural ability to bug the heck out of me.
For those of you who missed out on the boobs and blood fest, in Piranha, O’Connell plays Derrick, an over-the-top dirty film director with two things on his mind, himself and getting his shot. Okay, I can understand the necessity to include an excessive amount of nudity in order to draw in a crowd, but that in no way give writers Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg the right to include a character so damn annoying. Perhaps if O’Connell would have toned it down just a notch, Derrick could have been a little more than just a caricature and perhaps even the slightest bit likable. But no, we get a ranting and raving O’Connell making stinky faces and nearly causing those beautiful blues eye to pop right out of his head.
But as irritated as I am with his performance in Piranha, there’s no denying that in his lengthy career, O’Connell has put on some very good shows; it’s just too bad they’re buried in outlandish garbage like Baby on Board, Obsessed, Kangaroo Jack, Tomcats and Joe’s Apartment, just to name a few. In nearly all of those movies, he’s really the same guy from Piranha, but with a different occupation and a non-fishy issue; he’s loud and intolerable.
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