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Sneak Peek at 2015 'Poltergeist' Remake Starring Kennedi Clements

Kennedi Clements in “Poltergeist”/Photo © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox

Editor's Note: In today's Daily Blunt, we've got first photos from the "Poltergeist" remake, a look inside plot structure, asking Mila Kunis anything, and more.

Gil Kenan understands the apprehension surrounding his "Poltergeist" remake. "Whenever someone approaches material that's so beloved, there's a reflexive reaction to be worried," he told USA Today, adding: "It's a responsibility we take very seriously." A new sneak peek at the film shows the way terror has the potential to magnify along with the size of our TV screens. Expect a proper trailer to start buzzing across the internet by this weekend.

Lest you worry about being too original, an English professor at the University of Nebraska has created a model that allows us to analyze works of fiction and compare their basic structure. His discovery: There are just six basic plots that all novelists follow. One interesting revelation: The romance genre turns out to be less formulaic than its reputation would suggest, with examples "much more evenly distributed" among the plot types than you might imagine.

If nothing else, "Jupiter Ascending" has provided us with the chance to ask Mila Kunis anything we want. The actress will be doing a Reddit AMA at six o'clock pm today, and while you may have to elbow through some internet hooligans to ask trenchant questions about "Black Swan" or "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," we know Kunis has no problem commanding respect when presented with foolish questions.

Tiny curbside lending libraries have begun popping up in neighborhoods across the country as people look for ways to bond over a good book, but some cities simply aren't having it. In Los Angeles and Shreveport, these installments have resulted in neighbor complaints and intervention by city officials, prompting others to find ways to make sure they remain on the right side of the law. Naturally, even more mini-libraries have begun popping up in response to the backlash -- it looks like we may have finally found a kind of arms race that we may actually benefit from.