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Watch: A Whole New IT (2019 ALADDIN Mashup Trailer)

2019 is proving to be "a whole new world" indeed! This past Sunday night, during a commercial break for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, Disney dropped a surprise TV spot of their upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. It gave us our first look at Will Smith as the Genie, a role made legendary by the late Robin Williams in the 1992 animated feature.

While it's unfair (and definitely too early) to say whether the film -- or Smith's complete performance -- will be a massive failure, it is fair to say that the visual effects rendering of Smith as the larger-than-life blue Genie is anything but impressive. In fact, it's a downright frightening creation. It's crude and looks like a movie meme brought to life.

After watching this new TV spot several times, I began to draw movie connections and then reimagined Aladdin's Cave of Wonders as Pennywise the Clown's lair in the 2017 remake of It.

In short, Will Smith's Genie gave me more goosebumps than the cl…

Finally, The 60 Best Films Of 2018

Don't @ me.

Hereditary Directed by Ari AsterShoplifters Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda BLACKkKLANSMAN Directed by Spike LeeThree Identical Strangers Directed by Tim WardleFirst Reformed Directed by Paul SchraderCapernaum Directed by Nadine LabakiDid You Wonder Who Fired The Gun? Directed by Travis Wilkerson24 Frames Directed by Abbas KiarostamiThe Rider Directed by Chloé Zhao Annihilation Directed by Alex GarlandHappy As Lazzaro Directed by Alice RohrwacherYou Were Never Really Here Directed by Lynne RamsaySpider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman Widows Directed by Steve McQueenDon’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot Directed by Gus Van SantMission: Impossible - Fallout Directed by Christopher McQuarrieWhite Boy Rick Directed by Yann DemangeWildlife Directed by Paul DanoUnsane Directed by Steven SoderberghRoma Directed by Alfonso Cuarón Blaze Directed by Ethan HawkeIf Beale Street Could Talk Directed by Barry JenkinsÚltimos Días En La…