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Is Ocean’s 8 a Flop?

Ocean’s 8 has continued the recent trend of gender flipping an existing franchise, exemplified by Ghostbusters 2016, and, to a lesser extent, The Force Awakens. While Ghostbusters is generally seen as a flop, The Force Awakens was a clear success. … Continue reading

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Gender-Swap Remakes: Another Unoriginal Idea

As Oceans 8 nears release, Yahoo! has an article titled Going ‘Overboard’: Hollywood’s glut of gender-swap remakes. What are they saying? From the polarizing “Ghostbusters” remake to the controversy over female versions of James Bond and Doctor Who, Hollywood’s proclivity for gender-swapped … Continue reading

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