Dear Hollywood: Don't remake these '90s classics
With remakes of 'Point Break' and 'The Crow' already in the works, we ask Tinseltown to lay off these '90s gems
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Seeing as we put Amy Heckerling's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" on our '80s list, it seems only right to include "Clueless" - a film that stands as one of the definitive teen classics of the decade - on the countdown this time around. Truly, the bubbly film remains an enduring gem in a sub-genre that so often steps wrong, with writer/director Heckerling managing to somehow duplicate screenwriter Cameron Crowe's "Fast Times" feat of approximating what actual teenagers talk like (albeit in a world somewhat more heightened than that earlier film). The movie's enduring popularity of course makes it an easy title for Hollywood to exploit with a remake, and yet how could they possibly manage to match the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry of original cast-mates Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy and Stacey Dash? Answer: they couldn't.