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Film Remakes: Reimagining or ruining a classic?

Captain Kirk and Spock have had one, and so have all three of the Musketeers.  And though it may not like to admit it, so has that shape-shifting alien creature The Thing. Yes, they're all film face-lifts. Call it a "remake," a "reboot" or, oddly, a "re-imagining" – many movies from years past have been receiving 21st-century updates. And fans of the originals aren’t always pleased with the new look. Hank Sartin, senior editor at TimeOut Chicago joined Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy to talk about these cinematic clones.

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