I asked Director Rolf De Heer recently if he thought Hollywood had ran out of ideas, and that’s why he hasn’t made the move there. I mean, sequels, prequels, remakes of old TV Shows? could it get any more unoriginal. de Heer blames it on cash, saying the old benjamins basically decide what movies get made. And he’s right, if studio A has a choice to do say a powerful new pic about Korea directed by Ang Lee or a film remake of "Mork and Mindy" – they’ll go for the latter. Thing is, nearly every time one of these TV shows turned movies happens, it makes far less money than the alternative – an original pic.
It’d be interesting to see how "The Honeymooners" movie goes. I mean, half the kids watching it, won’t even remember the original series. But I suppose it didn’t stop "Charlies Angels" from becoming a celluloid cash-cow. The Hollywood Reporter announced today that John Schultz, who directed the basketball comedy "Like Mike," will direct the Paramount Pictures/Deep River Prods flick, based on the classic Jackie Gleason 1950s CBS television series. Cedric the Entertainer and Mike Epps topline the project in the Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton roles, respectively. I’m far from convinced this is the next big thing – but Eric Rhone of Visions Management Group is "It’s one of those things where the comedic value is obvious, and the timing in Cedric’s career could not be better".
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- Imitation Game director resuscitates old Keanu Reeves project - January 28, 2015
- Teaser Trailer : Fantastic Four - January 28, 2015
- Crossbones in spooky supernatural yarn Stephanie - January 28, 2015
- Aussie lad may save America in Independence Day 2 - January 28, 2015
- Watch a Wet Hot American Summer teaser - January 28, 2015
- Jeff Daniels, Aaron Sorkin reunite for Jobs biopic - January 28, 2015
- Chris Pratt as young Indiana Jones!? - January 28, 2015
- Creed punches into production! - January 27, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.