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Ghostbusters remake Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy

Ghostbusters

Both an affront to the original and a worthy successor, "Ghostbusters" succeeds on the strength of its leads.
Kennedi Clements stars in the 2015 remake of "Poltergeist," directed by Gil Kenan and released by 20th Century Fox.

Poltergeist (2015)

This rejiggering of the 1982 classic is reminiscent of “Poseidon” or 2005’s “The Amityville Horror” — a significantly shorter simulacrum that works on its own single-serving terms.

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis is Annie in 2014's "Annie," a Sony Pictures release.

Annie (2014)

"Never slow your roll," Annie is told in this modern-day update. Here's hoping Quvenzhané Wallis heeds the advice, too. She's all that treats instead of tricks.
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Rosemary’s Baby

NBC's remake of Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" feels more like a cheesy Lifetime movie with an inflated budget than a serious horror film.

Donatello in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Neither aggressively bad nor particularly good, the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie reeks of producer Michael Bay but doesn't totally suck.
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Class of 1983: “Scarface”

A dishonest character choice sets "Scarface" back, but it's still a bleakly funny, compulsively watchable template for the criminal deconstruction of the American Dream.

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Maniac

If the serial killer were anybody but Elijah Wood, I may have been able to take "Maniac" more seriously. But, alas, Frodo has a pretty low intimidation factor.
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Evil Dead

A sullied, hollow shell of a remake with little to offer aside from slash-and-gash special effects.

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Starbuck

This Canadian comedy is so primed for its American remake, it's practically American itself.

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Red Dawn

Fast-moving & technically astute, this update of America under siege trades less on U.S. anxiety than bankability its stars acquired as the film sat on shelves.
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The Three Stooges

A dull, listless film with its heart in the right place but ultimately having no reason for existence.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

What is the American take on the material? Pretty much the same you have already seen.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Tight and taut, "Dragon Tattoo" won't surprise you with new information but should engage and entertain you all the same.