The Fourth Remake Of ‘A Star Is Born’ Is Coming. Bad Idea

“The movie has been made three times (in 1937, 1954, and 1976), each time to diminishing critical returns, with barely any variation in story, and yet with every new Hollywood generation someone looks to try again. On Tuesday, the fourth version was announced: Lady Gaga will play the ingénue and Bradley Cooper her love interest, with the latter also writing and directing, and presumably trying to find a new angle to justify the remake.” David Sims looks at why the story is unlikely to play well in 2017.