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'Carrie' remake with Chloe Grace Moretz divides critics

'Carrie' remake with Chloe Grace Moretz divides critics

Remake culture remains a controversial thing, even as the newfangled versions of older movies keep hitting screens. The new version of "Carrie" -- an adaptation of Stephen King's novel first directed by Brian De Palma and subsequently made into a TV movie and also a stage musical -- is the latest to be updated. Directed by Kimberly Peirce, who has struggled in Hollywood since the Oscar-anointed success of her debut "Boys Don't Cry, the new film updates the original's story for an era of online bullying and violent school rampages. Rising young star Chloe Grace Moretz takes over the lead role (with Julianne Moore as her oppressive mother), and the young...

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