Summer movies: Settle in for a season of 'reboots' at the box office

Montgomery Advertiser-“You have to remember that Hollywood has always remade films,” said Rob Weiner, the popular culture/fine arts librarian at Texas Tech University. “For example, there were numerous versions of ‘The Maltese Falcon,’ ‘The Lodger,’ ‘The Bat Whispers.’

Among the many big-budget blockbusters on tap for this summer is “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which in movie jargon is undergoing what is referred to as a “reboot.”

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“You have to remember that Hollywood has always remade films,” said Rob Weiner, the popular culture/fine arts librarian at Texas Tech University. “For example, there were numerous versions of ‘The Maltese Falcon,’ ‘The Lodger,’ ‘The Bat Whispers.’

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