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Reboot Culture: A Visual History of Movie Reboots

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Over the last few years, we've seen a ton of movie reboots coming out of Hollywood. Many hardcore fans groan in protest when a new one gets announced, but there's always enough curiosity that there's no reason to stop making them. With "Carrie" hitting theaters today and new "Godzilla" and "Robocop" films still in the works, it certainly doesn't seem like we'll see any less of them going forward. The team over at The Verge has put together a particularly awesome infographic that details the trends in reboot culture and what properties we could be seeing brand new on the big screen in the near future.

The most interesting thing that's pointed out here is that the reboots seem to be coming in cycles. Comic book film franchises, much like their source material, seem to reboot quicker than almost anything else. But, as the years have gone on, studios have had to go further and further back to find properties to relaunch. "Carrie" is a prime example, with this reboot coming nearly 40 years after the original.

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Filed Under: Check This | Source: The Verge

Of Course There's Gonna Be a 'Good Times' Movie


If there's one thing Hollywood loves, it's the power of an established brand. Why try to come up with something new, after all, if you can remake, repackage or revive an older property that already has built in name recognition? So it's no surprise that according to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is planning a big screen adaptation of the classic '70s sitcom "Good Times."

All we can say is: Dy-no-mite! Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Warner Bros. Wants to Spawn a 'Gremlins' Reboot

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They must have fed the original "Gremlins" after midnight, because suddenly, there are more. Yes, it's another day and another unnecessary movie reboot potentially underway. Shocker.

It's been almost 30 years since that lovable little mogwai Gizmo sprouted a slew of furball killing machines in the Warner Bros. favorite "Gremlins," so, yeah, it's totally ripe, per Hollywood's laziness remake tradition right about now.

According to Vulture, the studio is currently negotiating with Steven Spielberg's production company Amblin Entertainment for the right to breathe new life into the classic horror comedy. While such talks may have been unsuccessful in the past, there's reportedly reason to believe it might pan out for Warner Bros. this go-round.  Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Vulture

Casting the Eventual 'Twilight' Remake

Suri Cruise and Knox Jolie-Pitt in the future "Twilight" reboot
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As Twi-hards accept the coming of "Breaking Dawn – Part 2," the finale to "The Twilight Saga," it's difficult to imagine life without another installment of the Bella, Edward and Jacob love triangle on the horizon. What do we do to cope with the loss?

I'm sure some fans will try to go cold turkey — ripping down all their Team Edward posters and boxing up their sparkly vampire memorabilia — like some girls do trying to forget a painful ex-lover. Some will live in the past, like a former high school quarterback, insisting that the glory days are still here and any day now a new "Twilight" book will magically appear on bookstore shelves. Others will move on completely, taking the "best way to get over someone is to get under someone else" approach. Except that "someone" will be another YA series like "Mortal Instruments" or "Maximum Ride" and, like a rebound relationship, that won't work out in the end. As I've successfully argued before, nothing is the next "Twilight." Get More »

Who Should Step Into Baby & Johnny's 'Dirty Dancing' Shoes?

Once you've come to terms with the idea that the "Dirty Dancing" remake is actually happening, the only logical step is to take a crack at casting the actors who will replace Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze and the rest of the original ensemble.

First consider a few facts: Swayze and Grey were playing 25-year-old Johnny and 18-year-old Baby, but they were actually 35 and 27, so we're not hung up on age here. Baby doesn't need to be a fabulous dancer, but Johnny and Penny do. Lastly, when it comes to the new cast, one thing's clear: they have epic shoes to fill, and we hope whomever lands the parts will do the original stars justice.

We've come up with some early picks for various roles, but now we want to hear from you. Sound off here in the comments or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter.

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