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Movie Remakes to Makeover your Movie Night

By Whitney Butler on Mar 05, 2015

Movie remakes are as American as apple pie — and also a great way to mix up your next movie night with a perfectly paired movie-themed cocktail. Famous movie remakes have both stumbled and succeeded, but we’ve got the best on this list paired with another great way to spice up your home theater experience: Spiced Wine cocktails! So kick back, pop some popcorn and enjoy watching a time-honored tradition in filmmaking while mixing up a new classic — Spiced Wine — in a cocktail! Oceans 11 In 2001, director Steven Soderbergh brought together some of the biggest male names in Hollywood for a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack version of Oceans 11. This famous comedic film about a casino heist includes a handsome all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. To honor these handsome

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