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ANOTHER Fantastic Four movie???

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Fantastic Four, Jurassic World, The Hulk, Star Trek, Spiderman… is it just me or does it seem like remakes are EVERYWHERE? And not only that, but it seems like some movies are just sequel bait, deliberately leaving their ends open to ensure we return to the theaters a year from now to catch the second half of a story we thought we were getting the whole version of. What’s up with that? Besides financial reasons, why are there so many remakes? Does Simon Pegg have the answer? Or maybe our grumpy friend Jean Baudrillard! Watch this week’s episode of PBS Idea Channel with Mike Rugnetta to find out!

The separate Comments Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQImMYI8eM

SOURCES:

The Droid You're Looking For Infographic
https://thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/remake_infographic2.jpg

Simon Pegg Blog Post
http://simonpegg.net/2015/05/19/big-mouth-strikes-again/

A Brief and Canny Explanation for the Flood of Remakes and Sequels
http://io9.com/a-brief-and-canny-explanation-for-the-flood-of-remakes-1309353853

Remakes And Sequels: Have We Reached Overload Yet?
http://screenrant.com/movie-remakes-movie-sequels-ross-5327/

Remakes Keep Flopping, But Here Are 4 Reasons Why Hollywood Still Makes Them
http://www.vulture.com/2014/02/4-reasons-why-hollywood-still-makes-remakes.html

Full House, Coach, The X-Files: Why TV Remakes Are Everywhere Right Now
http://www.vulture.com/2015/04/tv-remake-full-house-coach-x-files.html

Why Hollywood Is Producing So Many Damn Remakes
http://mashable.com/2014/10/09/hollywood-film-remakes/

ASSET LINKS:

:48 Mario vs Mario 64 DS Side By Side Comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNQjcfwNdXU

4:18 80s Commercials Vol. 328
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWTikQ4U-bI

5:32 The Truth About Toilet Swirl - Northern Hemisphere
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDorTBEhEtk

5:35 FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS // Grace Helbig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YccECkuS5Wk

5:38 What Colour Is This Dress? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AskAQwOBvhc

5:59 Transformers TV Commercial - Original 1984 TV Spot Optimus Prime & Megatron - 80's Toys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF2x1Fhlhzs


Written and hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)
(who also has a podcast! Reasonably Sound: http://bit.ly/1sCn0BF)

Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com)

Tagged under: Public Broadcasting Service (TV Network),PBS Digital Studios,Remake (Film Genre),sequels, ,mike rugnetta,pbs idea channel,idea channel,The Avengers (Award-Winning Work),Simon Pegg (Film Actor),Jean Baudrillard (Author),yohana desta,Theodor W. Adorno (Author),max horkheimer,culture industry,Fantastic Four (Film),Film Theory (Field Of Study),culture,duplication,mass production,industry

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