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Beauty and the Beast Smashes Record for Most Views in a Day

It's the childhood regression we all need

(Newser) - The trailer for Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast was released Monday, aka, the exact moment in time a significant portion of the American populace was looking for a distraction from political news—and in its first day online, it was viewed more times than any other... More »

Hamilton Star Joins Cast of Mary Poppins

Lin-Manuel Miranda will star opposite Emily Blunt

(Newser) - The star and creator of Broadway hit Hamilton is heading to the big screen. Lin-Manuel Miranda has been cast in Disney's live-action reboot of Mary Poppins, starring Emily Blunt in the title role. In this version set in Depression-era London, the children of the classic story are grown up;... More »

Snoop Dogg: Don't Watch Roots

He's sick of seeing depictions of slavery

(Newser) - To Snoop Dogg, Roots, 12 Years a Slave, Underground, and other depictions of slavery apparently aren't important history lessons, but attempts to rub black people's faces in the oppression they suffered centuries ago. In an expletive-filled Instagram video , the rapper urges fans to steer clear of the History... More »

10 Movie Remakes That Were Awful

Many were hated by critics and audiences alike

(Newser) - Some movie remakes and reboots are actually good , but many are cringeworthy—and Radar runs down 20 of the worst offenders:
  • The 2011 remake of Arthur was called a "career killer" for leading man Russell Brand—especially bad news since it was Brand's first film in the lead
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'Achy Breaky Heart' Gets Hip-Hop Remake

You cannot un-see this: Billy Ray Cyrus teams with rapper Buck 22

(Newser) - Here's a sentence you probably never thought you'd read: The world now has a hip-hop version of Billy Ray Cyrus' 1992 country hit, "Achy Breaky Heart." The video for "Achy Breaky 2" involves Larry King, nearly-nude aliens, twerking, and of course, Cyrus singing the familiar... More »

11 Films That Did Not Need a Remake

Let this be a warning to you, 'Police Academy'

(Newser) - Is a Police Academy remake really necessary? Obviously, someone thinks so . But in the Telegraph , Mark Monahan offers up a cautionary list of other, better films whose remakes we could have lived without:
  • Psycho: Though there's not much "inherently wrong" with Gus Van Sant's 1998 reboot of
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11 Completely Unnecessary TV Remakes

Did we really need the first 'Love Boat,' let alone the second?

(Newser) - Hollywood is constantly churning out movie remakes that really should never have been greenlighted, but TV doesn’t get off scot-free. The Huffington Post lists 11 boob-tube remakes we really never needed to see:
  • Knight Rider: “The original starring The Hoff is a camp classic,” writes Ross Luippold,
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