There are six months left of the year so why not take a break from superhero movies and franchises to watch one of these original offerings.
The somewhat unexpected news of a ‘Bad Boys’ TV spin-off, centred not on Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s central cop duo but Gabrielle Union’s character from ‘Bad Boys II,’ is just the latest of a seemingly endless list of big screen properties repurposed for the small screen in recent years. Later this month, Netflix will host Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ a serialised, modern day reworking of the director’s 1986 feature debut. In production now is ‘Cobra Kai,’ a comedic but canonical sequel to the ‘Karate Kid’ movies reuniting actors Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. The list goes on. However, TV spin-offs of movies don’t necessarily have the best track record. While on rare occasions – most notably ‘MASH’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ – the small screen offshoot has managed to overtake the source material in the popular consciousness, there are many more instances when they’re almost instantly forgotten: remember the TV shows of ‘Blade,’ ‘Total Recall’ or ‘Minority Report?’ Anyone? That being said, now and then these TV takes on well-loved movies surprise everyone by proving to be entirely watchable, and in some cases genuinely great pieces of work in their own right. These twelve shows are among the ones that surprised us the most. Read More: Why modern TV is better than film UK Netflix has half the content of the US Why adult TV cartoons should be taken seriously
This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the remake of ‘The Hitcher’ hitting cinemas – and you’ve forgotten all about that film, we can hardly blame you. It’s remarkable just how many horror remakes there have been, and how instantly forgettable most of them wind up being…
It’s hard to believe this pretty woman has been gracing the red carpet for almost 30 years. With over 45 films to her name, she’s won one Oscar (for the 2000 drama Erin Brockovich) and is still, at age 48, one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Her new film, the thriller Secret in Their Eyes, opens on Nov. 20. So in anticipation of that, click through to take journey through Julia’s Hollywood years