The Lunchtime Poll #2

We had a splendid turnout for our first poll, and the early matinee wins by one vote over night shows:

Thanks for voting and commenting. Much obliged!

This week Heather and Veronica want to know:

How do you feel about classic literature still being adapted into modern films?

Inspired by the recent trailer for Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby of course. Vote in the poll to the right, leave your thoughts in the comments and listen to Episode 81 (next week) for our take.


  1. Went with "I'm cool with it." Considering we have a new Spider-Man less than decade since the last series ended, I think we can tolerate a new Gatsby or Sun Also Rises or Huck Finn every 50 years or so. I could go for newer versions of those and others (largely because I've probably not seen the originals).

    1. That's a point I mention in the new episode: so what if a new adaptation sucks? It'll just fade into an oblivion like so many. Then again, I don't necessarily concur that there should be a Spider-Man reboot this soon either.

    2. Nor do I. It's pretty ridiculous and desperate-appearing on behalf of Sony. But if it makes a to, it'll be a good business move, so what do we know?

    3. I'm actually torn on the Spider-Man reboot. On the one hand, I want it to epically fail, so Hollywood will think twice before rebooting franchises so quickly. However, I really like the main cast and don't want a massive flop on their records. It's not that I'm a huge fan of the first trilogy (especially that awful third film), but I will avoid this new reimagining (at least in the theater) on general principle.


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