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
'Groundhog Day' (1993)
Concepts don't get much higher than the central conceit of this classic Bill Murray comedy, but of course if the concept were the film's only strong point it never would have worked as well as it does. Unlike so many other movies based around a simple, easily-marketable idea, "Groundhog Day" has a real warmth and heart at its core, with Murray's performance as the cynical, self-centered TV meteorologist Phil Connors indicating the damaged soul which gave rise to the man's bitterly narcissistic veneer. Indeed, there's an almost Frank Capra-esque quality to the film that would be nearly impossible to recapture in a remake sans Murray and writer/director Harold Ramis.