Popcorn with Spiders

It’s been a hard week as I write this.

We’ve had days of blackouts, no water (wells don’t pump without electric), and 105 degree weather.  The food in my fridge and freezer is gone, my bathrooms smell, and the grocery stores still are pretty bare.

To cope, I’ve been hanging out at the movie theaters, enjoying the chill, living on popcorn and bad chicken fingers, and getting angry.  This time it has nothing to do with my power company.  What on earth is going on with Hollywood?  Why are so many films “remakes?”  It is bad enough when you redo a nearly perfect film like Total Recall from 1990, or even more horrifically, Back to the Future from 1985 – a mere blink of an eye for me.   But Spiderman?  Yes, the new movie is better, but why rehash a film that came out just a few years ago?

Did Tobey Maguire somehow damage the franchise, making it…
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