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The Dirty Secret Of Hollywood’s Remake Craze: They Don’t Work

Vocativ: To a desperate development executive, a classic movie is like a dead horse begging to be beaten. Last year alone saw remakes of Annie, RoboCop, Godzilla, Teenage Mutant Turtles and About Last Night. Updated versions of Point Break, Poltergeist, Vacation (as in, National Lampoon’s) and The Fantastic Four are all slated to premiere in 2015. Cinderella, the ultimate classic, opens as a live-action re-do Friday. But, are remakes really good business?

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