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Tommy Fury has spoken out against Anton Danyluk for the way in which he's treated his girlfriend, Molly-Mae Hague, since the trio left the Love Island villa.

The boxer has called Anton's petty behaviour 'childish' after he unfollowed Molly-Mae Hague on Instagram, and admitted that there's 'tension' between them all now.

During the reunion show, 24-year-old gym owner Anton was asked about the drama and he claimed they had never been friends in the first place and refused to follow the influencer.

20-year-old Tommy has since spoken about the issue on the Capital Breakfast show this morning, saying he didn't understand where Anton was coming from.

"I honestly couldn't see it, I thought them two were friends because obviously we’ve been on this whole experience together so I thought everybody would be friends.

"I think there was just a little bit of tension, you know, purely off what Anton said and about all the unfollowing stuff and all that…"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He added; "It really is… I think it's a bit childish because we’re all good friends here and there’s no need for any bad blood and on mine and Molly's part, there's no bad blood, we wish him all the best."

19-year-old Molly Mae admitted she was shocked when she discovered that Anton had unfollowed her.

Speaking on the reunion show, she said: "I hadn't even got my phone back yet and came out and the first thing I seen was that Anton had unfollowed me.

"At the end of the day, everyone's entitled to follow and unfollow who they want to, so it's not bothered me, but I was just a little bit shocked."

She added; "And I don't feel like I would have necessarily done that to him because we didn't speak much in the villa, so I don't really know why it happened, but no bad blood.

"You're my friend, even if I'm not your friend."

Anton denied any pettiness, explaining half-heartedly that; 

"What happened is, when we're in there, our management or whoever is running our Instagram follows for us. Molly came up on my Instagram and I'm sure Molly will agree with this, we've never even spoken in the villa, really."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Their clash appeared to start when Molly-Mae and Tommy voted for Anton and Belle Hassan to leave the villa, which led Belle to brand the pair 'two-faced'.

At the reunion, Anton and Belle both denied this, saying that the public voted them out at the end of the day.

It seems that there's no love lost between the foursome, but does it all boil down to Anton getting pied by Molly-Mae at the start of the series when she eventually chose Tommy? We reckon so.

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Remember the days where clubs where off-limits to us, be it from our strict parents or the legal age limit? Well, some things never change.

According to MailOnline, Love Island producers banned the cast from going clubbing after the big reunion over the weekend.

ITV bosses were left frustrated when they heard that the 2019 cast were planning on leaving the after-party early to go clubbing at London spot Libertine.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The cast, including Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea, were sent straight home after the show's annual reunion was filmed at Hertfortdshire’s Elstree studios.

"All the Love Island stars were booked in at Libertine last night after the wrap-party,’" an insider told the publication.

"The executive producer of the show found out they were leaving the wrap party earlier and kicked off about it."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The source added: "None of them were allowed to go on to any other nightclubs and instead had to go straight home."

The producers apparently made the call as part of their duty of care towards the Islanders to aid them in adjusting to newfound fame.

A spokesperson for the show later dismissed the claim, dispelling rumours of a ban from leaving the wrap party early.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The news comes after Molly-Mae Hague has apparently accepted ITV's offer of therapy after being bullied online since leaving the villa.

The Instagram star hopes it will help her "get her head around it all and hopefully get back to her old self soon".

Molly-Mae was advised to take a break from social media while she adapts to the change, and she has since returned to the social app.

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So, while a Friends reunion may be totally off the cards, fans of the sitcom will be delighted to hear that one of the show's creators has shed some light on the future lives of the beloved characters. 

Speaking at a comedy show runners panel for The Wrap's Emmy Series, David Crane, answered the question on everyone's lips: Are Ross and Rachel still together?

Much to the delight of many fans, Crane revealed that everything worked out in the end for the infamous on-again, off-again couple. 

“Yes. Come on, they worked really hard, ten years,” he said. 

He also informed curious fans that Monica and Chandler were doing just fine. 

However, it wasn't all good news.Crane quickly dashed all hopes of a possible reunion whe  he quite bluntly stated it would "never happen." 

“Never. We did it! It's done,” he continued. “That's why you don't want to see more of it because it's all a happy ending."

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It's official: the Jonas Brothers are BACK with their single Sucker, and it's 2008 again. We're sporting frizzy hair, kissing their posters on our walls goodnight and blaring Burnin' Up on repeat.

Their six-year-long hiatus really did break our hearts, but all is now rejuvenated. Joe, Kevin and Nick have reunited and it's clear by their new video that they're taken men. They've put rings on it, so to speak.

The partners of all three brothers feature in the track's new vid; Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas, all looking flawless as they parade around a fancy mansion while their men serenade them.. 

The three brothers sing the lyrics to Sucker while gazing at their respective lovers, and it's intense; “I’m a sucker for all the subliminal things no one knows about you."

It's a quirky video filled with glamour and colour, and PDA of course. Priyanka and Nick literally can't keep their hands away from each other, and they're eye-f*cking WAY too much for us to feel comfortable.

Priyanka shared the video to her Instagram with the caption; “

"#SuckerVideo OUT NOW. This is the first time we’ve worked together but not for a moment did it feel like work. Such a fun family affair…#JonasBrothers and the #JSisters cheering each other on! Proud of you husband.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The brothers teased their reunion in a Carpool Karaoke slot for The Late Late Show with James Corden, with their last album being released back in June of 2013.

The video looked like a lot of fun to film, with Sophie Turner sipping wine while soaking in a bathtub, gazing on as Joe looks at her with awe. We want that look too, we have to admit.

The costumes are pretty extravagant, and Nick made sure to brag about his new wifey on his Twitter account;

Needless to say, the internet has typically produced some hilarious memes as a result of the boujée video;

 "Me on my way to find a significant other after watching the Sucker video," one Twitter user wrote. We have to concur.

There was a special enjoyment of Nick Jonas in a bubble bath;

The 2000s references were piping hot, especially featuring Disney Channel alumni. Looks like we weren't the only ones obsessed with Camp Rock then…

 "Me tweeting how much “sucker” by Jonas Brothers slaps," another wrote. So they're fans then?

The memes of Sophie Turner licking her lips of course have done the rounds, and it's pretty gas.

The song is already racing up the iTunes charts, and the video is getting the attention it deserves. We're so glad the brothers are returning to fix 2019, we needed some serious nostalgia and the lads have delivered.

*Seeps into bubble bath holding a glass of champagne*

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Start your engines, JONAS are Burnin' Up. We had to get that joke out of the way, our apologies…

The Jonas Brothers have sent Twitter into a meltdown, apparently reuniting after six long, hard years of separation. They got engaged, got married, and even started a family, in Kevin's case. 

Now they're back with brand new music, and rumour has it they're releasing a song named Sucker tonight at midnight, March 1.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kevin, Joe and Nick are back as JONAS, after Joe became the frontman of DNCE and Nick began a solo career; but it's all changing now.

The news comes after they reactivated their accounts and set the images to black, which ALWAYS means that something major is about to drop:

Their social media has made their return imminent, after reactivating their Instagram and deleting every post on all channels, and uploading a black square for their profile picture. Very "It's 2017 and I'm going to cause a furore".

Fans are already going wild:

Back in October 2014, the JoBro's announced their break-up and devastated fans around the world, but their fans are LOSING IT at the prospect of their return:

Their fans would be in their 20s now, and chances are high that they've thrown dignity out the window:

The reactions are both hilarious and slightly concerning:

Nobody is staying calm…

We're thoroughly enjoying the worldwide panic online, and we desperately hope they announce a tour to go along with the new tunes.

We're ready for them to ruin our lives again, anytime. Can you believe the Jo-Bros are back before One Direction? It's scandalous… we love it. Long may it continue.

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Anyone who's everyone watched Friends back in the day. It remains one of the most popular shows of all time, spanning 10 seasons and earning millions of viewers per episode.

The lead actors became stars overnight after the show began airing in the early 1990s, and it's no surprise they wanted to keep some mementos after a decade of working on the project together.

Lisa Kudrow has shared a photo of the gift which Matthew Perry gave her after they wrapped up filming, and it's UNREAL.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Matthew bagged Monica's cookie jar for Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on the classic sitcom. The instantly recognisable prop now sits in the star's home, where she probably puts her granny's infamous Nestlé cookies.

The 55-year-old showed the jar to her 1.6 million followers on Instagram, and Friends fans freaked out, as predicted. She captioned the snap; "My wrap gift from Matthew Perry…”ooh, look at the time, I’ve gotta go.”" BLESS HER.

Lisa had previously explained the tale behind Matthew's choice of present to Comedy Central.

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"It’s this cookie jar that was in Monica and Rachel’s apartment, and there’s a clock face on it,’ she began. "He gave it to me because… I had a scene where I was supposed to say, “Ooh, look at the time, I gotta go!”" she said.

"Well, I wasn’t wearing a watch. Because we’d rehearsed it but no one thought about it. As we were shooting, and the audience was there… it was coming up and I was like, uh oh, I’m about to say, “Look at the time.” I don’t see a watch… there’s no clock anywhere…"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She continued the story;

"So I point to the cookie jar and say, “Look at the time, I gotta go!” So afterwards Matthew Perry went, “Did you point to the cookie jar and say ‘look at the time’?” It was the dumbest fix, so lame… and then David Crane came over and said “what are you looking at?”’

"It was so stupid of me… that’s my fix! He asked Warner Bros, he got special permission and he gave that to me." Awww, gowan Matthew. What a great pal.

Matt LeBlanc was also asked about props which he stole on the show, and he revealed he took the Magna Doodle on the back of Chandler and Joey's door for an electrician who drew the artwork for every episode;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani on the show, also revealed that he keeps the foosball from Chandler and Joey's foosball table in his tool kit.

We'd probably have tried to leave the show with the entire of Monica Geller's apartment and the contents of Rachel's wardrobe.

We absolutely love all of these nostalgic on-set Friends stories, give us more please?

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Is there any nostalgic band that isn't getting back together this year? From The Spice Girls and Westlife, to Avril Lavigne and Jojo dropping albums; we now have no idea what year it is.

Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes are somehow relevant again, and we're pure delighted that our pre-teen treasures are making a return.

News has just hit that The Jonas Brothers are making a comeback too, and we genuinely can't handle any more of this.

The band broke up back in 2013 citing "a deep rift within the band" and "creative differences", and the boys went their separate ways to pursue their own careers and love lives.

31-year-old Kevin randomly launched a business career after his E! Reality show Married To Jonas was cancelled, participating in The Celebrity Apprentice. 

Now he co-manages the JonasWerner development company, a social media influencer firm The Blu Market and Yood, the food app.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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29-year-old Joe is now engaged to Game Of Thrones' Sophie Turner, and is the lead singer of funk-pop group DNCE, of Cake By The Ocean fame.

26-year-old Nick, the youngest JoBro, released two successful solo albums, starred in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, and got married to Priyanka Chopra. Everyone fell in love with them as a couple.

It seems like Nick did the best out of the lot, we all had a bop to Chains, Close and Jealous. They were absolute CHOONS.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to Us Weekly sources, the brothers will rise from the ashes like a beautiful phoenix as JONAS.

They've ditched their chastity belts, so they also have to ditch the 'Brothers' and 'The' in the name to prove their serious musician-status. Gas.

Their reunion will reportedly result in new music, their first since 2009's Lines, Vines and Trying Times, tour dates and even a documentary. The band's Christian image must still be garnering fans from somewhere…

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Nick has been liking tweets about the reunion, and The FADER noticed that their Instagram account has been reactivatedJONAS have yet to make an official announcement, but we've got our eyes peeled.

Kevin told Us in 2018 that he and his brothers often play music together and this summer, Just Jared reported sightings of the trio working on a project.

Now is the time to follow the lads if Camp Rock changed your adolescence…and the music industry forever. They're giving twenty-somethings what we really want, and we love them for it.

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It seems like we can't escape the nostalgia at the moment, from Westlife and Spice Girls to possible Gossip Girl reboots and Sabrina the Teenage Witch getting a Netflix make-over; we're overwhelmed.

Also, what year is it? Because the latest celebrity sighting has us CONFUSED AF. 

Remember when Stephanie Meyers wrote fan-fiction about randy vampires that became a book and then a massively successful movie franchise which attracted every adolescent on earth?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Twilight Saga had our hearts racing, and our friendships torn apart with our Team Jacob versus Team Edward mentality.

Not to mention the whole drama between the in-real-life couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Apparently, Stewart was feelin' the throwback vibes too, because she turned up to Taylor Lautner's birthday party.

The pair had an impromptu reunion on Monday, and we're DYING.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The old pals, who played Bella Swan and Jacob Black in the cult YA movies, reunited to celebrate Taylor's 27th birthday.

Taylor's girlfriend, Tay Dome, threw him a gorgeous surprise party and we really wish our invite hadn't gotten lost in the post.

Kristen and her girlfriend Sara Dinkin were among those invited, according to the MailOnline Taylor wrote a note to his girlfriend on Instagram, captioning it; "Thank you Tay Dome for the best birthday EVER. I’ve never been more surprised in my life."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Can you BELIEVE that it's been 10 WHOLE YEARS since Twilight was released in cinemas? Taylor recently paid tribute to the film franchise by sharing a meme of himself side-by-side with Kendall Jenner, and we cried laughing.

 He captioned the image; "It's been 10 years exactly since twilight was released in theatres. I thought I should take this moment to thank every single fan who has supported the franchise over the last decade but also to thank Kendall Jenner for being my hair inspiration back in 2007."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gas, Taylor, gas. We just wish Robert Pattinson had joined in the fun, but he seemed to hate Twilight anyways. Remember those YouTube clips of the awkward interviews, with R-Patz dissing the series?

We had to laugh, the poor man was locked in a contract.

At least Taylor and Kristen are still pals? It's so pure.

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It looks like Westlife and the Spice Girls have caused a new trend in the music industry following news of another reformation.

McFly have confirmed that they are finally reuniting this year and are set to record new music by the summer.

Bass player Dougie Poynter confirmed the news on the Sappenin’ podcast and there’s no doubt fans of the All About You singers are overjoyed by the long-awaited reunion.

Dougie shared: “McFly will at least start writing by the summer and I can’t wait I love that band and I love the guys. It’s awesome.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The band have been apart for quite a few years and fans never thought they’d see the day when the foursome would reunite.

Over nine years have passed since McFly released their last album so we are extremely excited to hear new material, but will anything ever beat Star Girl?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Too Close For Comfort singers have been focusing on other projects and expanding their families since the band went on a break in 2014.

Even Dougie admitted that the break has been a lot longer than he expected: “We decided to take some time off after we did McBusted because it was a two-year tour and there was naturally some other things everyone wanted to do.

“It actually worked out really well because all the other guys had kids in that time, so they’ve all been home for their kids.

“It almost happened last year but someone had a project or something that was coming up smack bang in the middle. And we just didn’t think there was any point,” he explained.

It may have taken far too long but we are so happy to hear that the Shine A Light singers are finally back together again.

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Hands up who has missed them?

The Inbetweeners cast is offish back and we are BUZZING.

It's been a decade since the boys first burst onto our screens and we have loved them ever since.

Now we have the first look at their upcoming 10-year anniversary special – and they look so grown up. 

James Buckley, who played Jay, posted the snap on his Instagram of the gang – himself, Joe Thomas (Simon), Simon Bird (Will), Blake Harrison (Neil). 

He captioned it, ''Right…@thesun has published the first publicity picture of us 4 boys together in god knows how long. Can I just say I was shooting white gold. I’ve not decided to just have a moustache.‬ #inbetweeners.''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The cast had uploaded another picture of them filming the reunion – along with the famous yellow car that took them to Thorpe Park.

The Inbetweeners ran for three series from 2008 to 2010, and also gave us two gas movies – so we can't wait to see what the reunion has in store.

The Inbetweeners Fwends Reunited will hit our telly's on New Year’s Day Channel 4 at 9pm – ideal hangover TV. 

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Ah, childhood best friends. The ones you met on holiday, or at summer camp, or at the childminders become intrinsic parts of the tapestry of your personal history.

This is why, when Twitter user Brianna (@briannacry) took to the social media platform to find the bestie she met on a dinner cruise in 2006, the entire world jumped on board. 

An online search party was formed to find Bri's long-lost friend, and it only took mere hours to find her. 

Prepare the tissues:

Heii was asked how she managed to get on Twitter so quick to be found, and replied: 

'Most of the friends that alerted me I’ve known since middle school!! I don’t think I changed much in the time span between elementary and middle school, so that’s why.'

The pair of besties revealed that they are speaking privately and reconnecting thanks to the Twitter search. 

 

After being urged to meet up in real life, Heii said that due to her college commitments and financial situation, she would be unable to travel to meet Brianna any time soon. 

In true social media revolution style, a Go Fund Me page was instantly set up to raise €5,000 to help the pair reunite in real life. 

However, Heii warned those who were following the reunion to be cautious, as none of the Go Fund Me pages were set up by either girls. 

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Many of us by now have noticed the ONSLAUGHT of reboots which have come our way. Between the incessant Marvel movies and comic book sequels which literally will not stop coming, the millions of Spiderman flicks, not to mention the ridiculous amount of Bond movies (25 to be exact).

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Yes, 25 movies about the same man doing the same uber-masculine assassinations and the same women dying for him and the same villains again and again and again. *Sigh* Even Daniel Craig agrees that good old James is a misogynist.

The live-action remakes of every single classic Disney animation, the TV reboots of our favourite characters for no actual reason and the revivals of our childhood bands. It begs the question, is the entertainment industry just profiting off of our nostalgia? Most definitely, yes.

When it comes to the Spice Girls, Westlife or Take That, by all means they are welcomed back with open arms.

Yet, when it comes to cinema, which is literally CRYING OUT for representation and new voices which are demanding to be heard, why are they using the same old formulas?

Art is supposed to be unique, a form of expression. Not recycled like old Halloween costumes that don't fit anymore but you're just gagging to feel 18 again. Back when life was more about what alcohol to buy for pre-drinks and not what bills you have to pay first so you can survive as a full-grown adult. *shudders*

The point is: a new Batman/Joker combo is not cinematic gold, for God’s sake. A new Pirates of the Caribbean written by the Deadpool duo will not shake the earth.

Recent groundbreaking genre favourites such as A Quiet Place, Get Out and Moonlight have pushed the boundaries of cinematic territory and have told stories from new and vital points of view, so why can't Hollywood give more opportunities to scripts, directors and voices like these?

News recently broke that Shrek, one of the most popular animated franchises of all time, is getting a reboot (pause for gasps).

Those of us who grew up with the infamous green ogre and his hilarious sidekick, Donkey, will most likely shudder at the thought of Hollywood studios replacing a beloved film of our youth with a facade, a copy which can never truly replace the original.

Others will delight in the nostalgia of creating more content surrounding the comedic protagonist and his fairytale friends, especially since the man behind the reboot, as well as the revival of Puss in Boots, is Chris Meledandri.

Known as the mastermind of the Despicable Me movies (and creator of the minions, which have literally overtaken the world and internet memes), Meledandri has been tasked by Universal Pictures with finding some fresh storylines to being the lovable ogre into the modern time. I say modern time as if Shrek is donkeys-years old (yes, I made a donkey joke. Deal with it).

Shrek was originally released back in 2001, making it barely 17 years old. While a lot has happened in technology and film-making in this time, does it really seem necessary to bring back a franchise which has really run its course? After all, Shrek the Fourth only entered cinemas in 2010, and left much to be desired.

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Studios are so obsessed with maintaining popularity and success of these franchises, that often they completely ruin the essence of what made it loved by audiences in the first place, in this case: comedic integrity.

I mean, a storyline about an ogre defending his swamp in a land of fairytale creatures, voiced by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas and Eddie Murphy? The person who successfully pitched that idea must be incredibly rich by now.

At least Meledandri has the good sense to keep the original vocal performances:

“When you look back on those vocal performances they’re awesome, and while you certainly could make a case for a complete reinvention, I find myself responding to my own nostalgic feelings of wanting to go back to those characterizations,” explains Meledandri.

“The challenge for us has been to find something that really does feel like it’s not simply yet another film in a series of sequels.” Good luck with that, Mr. Director Whose Film Company Has Just Released A Remake Of The Iconic The Grinch. You paint a highly believable portrait. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hollywood remakes have been saturating cinema over the last decade, and there are arguments to be made for both sides of the tide. If a remake is done right, à la A Star is Born, something special can happen.

This is usually a result of some newfangled aspect of the film however, a tweak or drastic change which brings the piece back to life but also gives it a platform in its own right.

Lady Gaga, for example, plays the role of struggling artist Ally in a way that makes it impossible to compare her to Barbara Streisand. The songs are also freshly crafted, and impactful in their raw energy, partially due to Bradley Cooper’s directorial talent and surprising talent as a singer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Formerly known as an actor, his transition into musicality and the directorial chair allows the film to reach new heights, as if feels as if we are being introduced to someone who we’ve never really known at all.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has also achieved phenomenal success, however there is next to nothing about the show which resembles its predecessor, and it is stand-alone as a result, especially with its sense of ‘woke’ teen angst which is captured almost to perfection.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Yet the majority of remakes are arguably just major Hollywood studios tapping into the nostalgia of audiences who are ready and willing to return to the cinema seat to catch any glimpse of their favourite childhood character or storyline in action.

Certain remakes adapt the trend with refreshing results; such as the Fargo reboot which was recreated as a mini-series and is widely well-reviewed. An audience is more likely to watch something which they are already familiar with, and if the sense of familiarity is matched with something genuinely unique, truly excellent cinematic gold can occur.

Classics are classics for a reason, and taking the formula and twisting it to adapt to a new generation often leads to disastrous consequences. The remake of Psycho, the Great Gatsby (controversial, most people loved the grandeur of Baz Luhrmann yet the power of the written words were essentially erased) and Footloose, for example, need to die a slow death.

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The endless sequels are also a problem, I mean PLEASE learn to leave it alone. Just because the movie was good does not mean it has to be continued and drawn out until the life is sapped out of it.

If there is a new technology, a new actor or actress or director, or scriptwriter who are talented enough to reuse old material and revitalise it, by all means, go ahead. Yet the magic of the true classics cannot be forgotten.

The day the news breaks that the Harry Potter franchise is getting a remake, for example, you will find this writer in a pool of her own tears, echoing the chant; “YOU CAN’T DO THIS TO ME!” on repeat. Don’t judge. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were the heroes of my youth, the faces which encapsulated the characters I had fallen in love with page by page.

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Transforming the series would simply remind me that I am now old enough for my childhood characters to be replaced and made into something new and alien altogether. If they even DREAM of touching perfection like Back to the Future or The Godfather, there will be hell to pay from the ever-protective fanbases.

The love most people harbour for that first spark of a film or character which had never been seen before is difficult to rearrange. There are an infinite number of voices in cinema which have yet to be heard; only now are women gaining access to cinematography, directorial roles, production roles and script-writing responsibilities.

Only now are people of different ethnic backgrounds, diverse economic circumstances, sexual orientations having their voices heard. Can you imagine how many stories they have to tell?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For so long, only the powerful were given the chance to create movies. Creating new formulas which give other people a change to feel represented and tell their own stories would revolutionise cinema.

So before we rush to discuss which man will be chosen as the next Bond, which Disney film will be recreated, or which superhero will once again be given a new face, why not look to those who haven’t been given a face, or a voice in cinema?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as the phrase goes, but authenticity is the greatest form of art.  

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