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The Birds Returns: The Rerelease and The MSM Remake

Houster Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:17 AM
Hewitt's piece reminded me of something from years ago, when I was a kid. Once, on a Saturday night, my mom asked me to take out the TV Guide and see what was on. I opened it, and read that Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds" was on TV that night. My mom's response: "Alfred Hitchcock. Feh." So I say to Hugh Hewitt: Barack Obama. Feh.

The Remake of Alfred Hitchcocks' 1963 classic The Birds is playing everywhere.

The original film was itself in select theaters across the country last night, part of TMC's special release of old blockbusters, and sure enough it entertained big screen audiences even as it did 49 years ago with the sudden, furious and even deadly attacks of gulls and crows on all manner of people in Bodega Bay, California, from school children to seamen to small town teacher and high society playgirl. It is too dated, too corny, to scare anymore, but it does entertain and often simply amuses for...