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CONTEST: ‘Carrie’ Blu-Ray Copy Giveaway!

Carrie-bluray-2The third time is a third charm for the reimagining of Carrie! First evolved from a Stephen King novel into a film in 1976, and back to film again in 2013, Carrie just keeps coming! Carrie is a remake of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. To get you ready for Carrie’s third debut into the world, we have compiled a list of memorable moments from the original Carrie to help jog your memory… and maybe scare you a little bit.

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The Fear of Remakes

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Remakes. Reboots. Call them what you will, they make me nervous.

When rumours (which turned out to be false) surfaced that The Princess Bride was getting remade, I cringed. When it was announced Ninja Turtles was getting a reboot, I sighed. This isn’t a rant about Hollywood being unoriginal. They’ve been doing remakes for EVER. Cinderella, Anna Karenina, King Kong, Frankenstein, the list goes on and on. You can’t dismiss all of the remakes as rubbish, it just isn’t true.

But just like when you hear some new band remake a song you love, I think our brains are just wired to distrust the new one. Change is scary. Why would you already top what’s already perfect? HOW DARE YOU MESS WITH MY CHILDHOOD.

So, when I heard this afternoon that a remake (or re-imagining, as Rob Marshall is calling it) of The Thin Man is in the works, I got conflicted.

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