[Scott Roberts]"...that got slightly disturbing and awkward in the 2nd half..."
And that's just from Season 1. I linked to it because it's the most accessible for the novice to appreciate, but having gone there once, check out the rest. They definitely got even more disturbing and awkward as they went on.
Four seasons, 101 episodes - can you imagine? No disrespect intended - I enjoyed it - but I didn't remember it was on that long.
Although you'd never guess it from the results, the set was often a truly unpleasant place to be. The kind of shocking details are here, starting with the revelation that each half-hour took 20-25 hours to shoot.
David Lynch is a good idea, but I'm slightly more inclined to go with Fincher, in the vein of Fight Club.
This is an interesting topic, though. There were some good movies made from TV shows, but the list is pretty short. I'm not counting the original ST movies, with the same casts as the TV series, or something like Serenity, the fast follow-up to Firefly, but last year's Star Trek movie was killah. This summer's A-Team was my second-favorite movie of the year, a huge jump beyond a TV show I didn't care about.
(The new favorite movie of the year- Despicable Me! Immediately on to my Desert Island list.)
Mission: Impossible was pretty good. The Brady Bunch was intentionally a goof, but the joke wore itself out long before the movie ended. Past that, nothing's coming to mind. You fellers have any ideas?
I actually thought of a couple of good series that improved on the original movies - The Odd Couple, and even more so, M*A*S*H....
Voltron, the movie, done in the manner of Transformers, is in pre-production, I've read.
A live action movie of Bubblegum Crisis has been in pre-pro hell for a couple of years now; don't know if I should anticipate it or dread it. Depends on how hot the girls look in their power armor suits, I guess...:-)
Live action Star Blazers (Yamato) releases in December, I think, and the promo teaser trailer looks dead-on perfect.
Re-booted Star Trek number 2, a sequel to the Search for Lens Flares, is in pre-prod right now, about a year or so away from release.
I would love to see a remake of Battleship Potempkin. Either straight, original period setting, or a grafting of the Potempkin story to an updated contemporary or sci fi setting. I'd also like to see a remake of The Fountainhead, with a better script that made sense.
The trailers for the Seth Rogan Green Hornet movie look by turns painful and awesome. But I think that's intentional.
Looking forward to seeing what they do on the new Hawaii 5-0, which likely will be a failure, because it's set in contemporary time with way-too-youthful-looking kid cops. Grace Park, AKA "Boomer" from the rebooted Battlestar Galactica, takes over a gender-bent version of the role of Chin Ho. Speaking of Hawaii, there's a Magnum PI reboot in development, I don't think I'd want to see that as I liked the original too much to let go.
I'm actually excited for The Green Hornet, I've watched every episode of the show on Me-Too TV (or something like that) AND I'm a fan of Seth Rogan. I was a little dissapointed that they couldn;t get Stephen Chow from Kung Fu Soccer as Kato, but based on the trailer, the guy they got seems fine. Plus Michel Gondry ain't too shabby a director!
In terms of TV shows that were remade into good movies... Twilight Zone: the Movie comes to mind? I actually liked that movie. It's probably not much of an improvement on the show (I'm sure it isn't), but I saw it when I was a kid and liked it, and saw it maybe a year ago again and still liked it.
I also liked the Addams Family movies (both of them) and personally thought they were an improvement over the show (but I'm not really a fan of the show).
Pee-Wee herman used to be a throw back to kids shows for adults...before it actually became a kids show. If you look around you can find the HBO special of it. Now it's a broadway show, which may mean a reboot if it becomes popular. Personally, I would like to see "David Lynch's Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie" as a remake.
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I remember in middle school my friend found a copy of the Pee-Wee Herman Show, or I think it was called that. Anyways, it was a live show that was adult-orented with Phil Hartman as Kap'n Karl. The VHS box said it was made before any of the other Pee-Wee films or shows.
The Pee-Wee Herman timeline is hard to follow now, because it all happened so quickly - and started 30 years ago! It started on stage in 1980 (The Pee-Wee Herman Show), then a one-off HBO special, then the movie (directed by Tim Burton - his first feature!!), and THEN came the CBS morning show, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, starting in 1986.
Phil Hartman (one of my comedy heroes) was on for 4 episodes in 86 and 87.
Also on for 4 episodes: Laurence Fishburne as Cowboy Curtis.
The Pee-Wee Herman Show opens on Broadway Oct. 26, at the Stephen Sondheim Theater, an updated revival of the original stage play that also combines elements from Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
I guess the question is, after adult-oriented stage work, a movie directed by the young Tim Burton, and a kids show on acid, how much weirder can a remake get? Well, I suppose we're about to find out....
[Stephen Smith]"I would love to see a third Men in Black."
aka MIB 3D, Principal photography starts next month. It starts when Agent J uses his iPhone to travel back to 1969 to prevent K's murder. I thought the second one was better than the first in a lot of ways, and I really enjoyed the first, so I'm looking forward to this.
Saw a sample of Dan Akroyd doing the worst Yogi voice EVER. Dawes Butler in his present condition could do better. Why stunt-cast a famous actor to just be a CGI voice, when he's not even doing his own voice?
That is not smarter than... well.... you know.....