I’m tired, so excuse me if this comes across cynical, bitter and whiny, but when are Hollywood going to open their chequebooks again to some original, fresh ideas instead of recycling old plots and continually chafe the teats of over milked calves, whose brands are all but exhausted?
While I agree there’s a good little story at the center of ’80s comedy “The Money Pit”, which starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as a a couple who are tricked into buying a mansion that turns out to have been constructed so shitty that it literally falls apart on them on a daily basis, but is there enough to warrant a TV series version? Or maybe the question should be, why would one even bother? We’ve seen that one. Move on. Tell us something we haven’t heard before.
Amblin, who produced the film, obviously thinks there’s enough potential in it (or maybe they’re just happy knowing there’s a new income stream forthcoming), because they’ve joined forces with NBC to make the show happen. Justin Spitzer will write and executive produce the show. He has enough going for him – he did a lot of work on “The Office”, so can probably make something half-decent out of the exercise in recycle, but again… it doesn’t sound like something that’s a) necessary b) gonna appeal too much c ) gonna work.
But NBC likely know better. They greenlit “Lucky 7″.
- Jetsons animated movie in the works - January 24, 2015
- New poster for Tom Hardy thrilller Child 44 - January 22, 2015
- Rob Lowe playing man of the cloth in new TV series - January 21, 2015
- The Interview hits Netflix this weekend - January 21, 2015
- Stuart Beattie writing high Voltage project - January 21, 2015
- Bruce Willis’s next straight-to-disc dud will be… - January 21, 2015
- The Girl with the Reliable R2 Unit - January 21, 2015
- Lee, Ashbrook, Fenn, Ontkean back for Twin Peaks - January 19, 2015
- Gremlins reboot on pause - January 18, 2015
- Star of new Ring sequel announced - January 18, 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.