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'The O.C.' gets a Turkish remake: 15 things it must include

Turkey, here we come?

Variety reports that Turkey’s Star TV is adapting onetime Fox phenomenon The O.C. into a new series that (if Google translate was even close to right) is titled something similar to Tides. And if we look at the show’s first promo, O.C. fans can see the similarities — theft, fistfights, sail boats, a love connection, big parties, and even one instance of a drunk girl being carried:
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The best and worst movie remakes: You voted, we say ...

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The new trailer for The Evil Dead — a remake of Sam Raimi’s camp classic — has us really excited for the release of the movie. (Check out Clark Collis’ deep dive here.) It also got us thinking — will the darker tone of the film distinguish it from its predecessor and earn it a spot on your list of best remakes? Or will it tank and end up on your list of worst remakes? We’ll have to wait until it hits theaters — but until then, here are the 20 movies you picked as the 10 best and 10 worst remakes of all time.

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Here we go again: The best and worst Hollywood remakes of all time -- VOTE

Remakes of movies have practically been around since the advent of film. At least since Cecil B. DeMille remade his 1914 western, The Squaw Man, just four years later in 1918. He liked it so much — or so little — that he did it again in 1931.

So even if Hollywood is even more inclined today to recycle old material, it’s nothing new. And over the years, some of those remakes have become as beloved as the originals — some even more so. Yesterday we asked you to nominate some of your favorite and least favorite remakes. This might feel like a re-run, but today, we’re asking you to choose just one from the most popular of your suggestions. Vote below. READ FULL STORY

Now that 'Newsies' is a hit on Broadway, should it be remade as a movie? The directors weigh in!

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Disney’s new Broadway musical Newsies, which was recently nominated for eight Tony Awards, has sold out the Nederlander Theatre on almost every night of it’s eight-week run — which many suspect will be extended in the near future — and has already earned over $7 million at the box office. That’s almost three times as much as the $2.8 million total that the 1992 movie musical, which starred Christian Bale, took in during its release in cinemas — and something tells us it will be earning a whole lot more in the future.

Part of the show’s success is the retooled script by Harvey Fierstein, which fixes problematic aspects of the film. The original is a charming (I’ve been a fan since I was 11) and features amazing music and dancing, but has significant structural/tonal issues. (Don’t freak out superfans. Have you watched it recently?)

The stage version irons out some of the sillier plot wrinkles, eliminates repetitive strike scenes, and puts a romance between Jack Kelly (Jeremy Jordan) and spunky reporter Katherine (Kara Lindsay) at the center of the story. As a result, the show flows more smoothly. (Read EW’s review of the stage version here.) READ FULL STORY

'The Firm' premieres on NBC: Are we supposed to remember the movie or not?

NBC is desperate for a hit. It’s no secret, but on Friday the refreshingly candid Robert Greenblatt laid the cards on the table at a press event. “We had a really bad fall,” he said. “Worse than I had hoped for, but actually about what I expected.”

Yowza!

It’s clear, though, that the Peacock has high hopes for its midseason block to begin the slow process of turning things around with the return of godsend Idol-rival The Voice, a flashy, much-buzzed musical drama, Smash, and book-to-screen-to-screen thriller, The Firm.

Based on the best-selling book by John Grisham, NBC’s The Firm arrived yesterday in the form of a two-hour premiere that reintroduced us to young (still?) lawyer Mitch McDeere, who 10 years after he blew the whistle on his corrupt firm has — like The Hangover Part II — found himself in essentially the same situation all over again. READ FULL STORY

NBC's 'Munsters' pilot: Help 'Pushing Daisies' creator Bryan Fuller cast it!

Now that you’ve had time to think about NBC ordering a pilot of Bryan Fuller’s remake of the classic ’60s TV show The Munsters, let’s help him cast it. According to EW’s James Hibberd, Fuller imagines an hour-long series exploring how the monster house came about that will have a darker and less campy feel than the black-and-white original.

My first thought was Spartacus‘ Lucy Lawless as Lily and Sons of Anarchy‘s Ron Perlman or Jeff Goldblum as Herman, while Sandra Gonzalez picked Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski as Marilyn, and Kate Ward pitched Danny DeVito as Grandpa and Bill Hader as her Herman. Without knowing exactly what ages Fuller is thinking, and how much makeup he wants to use, the options are endless. So brainstorm away!

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‘Munsters’ remake pilot ordered by NBC

'You gotta be f--in' kidding!': The characters from John Carpenter's 'The Thing' check out the new prequel -- VIDEO

The currently-in-cinemas Thing prequel received a lukewarm reception from critics, including our own Lisa Schwarzbaum. But how would the characters from John Carpenter’s 1982 movie react to being shown this new franchise entry?

That question has been answered in the NSFW fan clip below which finds Mac, Palmer, Blair, and the rest watching the adventures of Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s scientist and those crazy Swedes. Sorry, Norwegians.

Check it out and tell us what you think. READ FULL STORY

'Snow White': So far, which of the two upcoming movies looks the fairest of them all?

Snow White: The classic fairytale so nice, Hollywood made it twice. It’s true: In 2012 moviegoers will have not one, but two re-imaginings of the timeless tale to choose from and already, some strong opinions about Tarsem Singh’s yet-to-be-titled version (starring, among others, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Julia Roberts, Sean Bean, and Nathan Lane) and Rupert Sanders’  Snow White and the Huntsman (with Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, and Ian McShane) are being formed. Over the summer, we got our first glimpse of Snow White and the Huntsman at Comic-Con and comments from EW.com readers ranged from “This looks fantastic!” to “Looks like a Tim Burton rip-off.” But now that we’ve seen what the other Snow White film looks like, it’s time to decide once and for all, which looks the fairest of them all? READ FULL STORY

Today in 'Huh?' Ideas: 'The Blues Brothers' TV show

Though I’m a sentimental guy, there are actually very few movies that are so revered in my own mind that a remake is immediately blasphemous. So I’m not offended by the news that Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi’s wife, Judy, are plotting to adapt The Blues Brothers into a television show. The original film was a rambling wreck of a road-movie duct-taped together by the magnetic Belushi and a series of thrilling musical sequences. But any remnants of the original film’s magic were trampled upon by 1998′s Blues Brothers 2000, the head-scratching sequel that co-starred John Goodman and a 10-year-old orphan in shades. (To say nothing of the frequent Blues Brothers reunion tours over the years.) The property is anything but sacred at this point.

Still, Variety‘s report about a revival — which is still just a concept at this point — was littered with enough screaming STOP signs that even Jake and Elwood might be inclined to take their foot off the gas. READ FULL STORY

'Dirty Dancing' remake: EW.com reader outrage heroically captured in 15 Baby faces

Within minutes of our announcement that Kenny Ortega has signed on to directDirty Dancing reboot, many of you had already echoed my own reaction to the news. (EWWWWW.com.) It struck me violently in the face that perhaps the horror of this situation can best be expressed by the original Baby, Jennifer Grey herself.

“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” –Sarah  READ FULL STORY

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