3 items from 2014
Anghus Houvouras on the rules of the reboot....
So many comic books are being brought to the big screen that it feels almost critical that they evolve beyond origin stories and break free from the tyranny of their genre. The danger of all these comic book films has always been a vicious cycle of release, relapse, and reboot. Allow me to explain.
The cycle starts with the release of a comic book film. In the past, fans had waited 10, 20, 30 years or more for their favorite characters to get the big screen treatment. There was a ridiculous amount of goodwill stored up and fans were extremely forgiving. Just seeing the comic book icons of their youth on the big screen was a thrill they never thought they would achieve.
The comic book movie is a hit. Now the studio rolls a sequel into production. More often than not, the »
- Gary Collinson
Parenthood, Season 5, Episode 16, “The Enchanting Mr. Knight”
Written by Julia Brownell
Directed by Allison Liddi-Brown
Airs Thursdays at 10pm Est on NBC
This week, on Parenthood: Julia accepts some blame, Crosby eavesdrops, and Sarah makes a choice
Parenthood knocked it out of the park last week by focusing in on the difficult transitions happening for Julia, Sydney and Victor, and Amy. It was somewhat of a respite, with the various Bravermans coming to each other’s aid and generally being the best versions of themselves. This week that break is extended somewhat, with each of the main storylines in a holding pattern. While the episode is entertaining, it’s far from essential and indicative of the growing pains present this season, with the series that so excellently adapted to a shorter episode order last year straining to expand back to its full 22 episode order.
The most successful scenes this »
- Kate Kulzick
Morning news is about to become more dramatic than you ever imagined - and you'll get to watch it all unfold in a new made-for-tv movie. Lifetime is adapting former New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter’s book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, into a television movie. The book chronicles the fierce rivalry between two flagship morning news programs: ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today. The story focuses on the intrigue surrounding the 2012 ouster of former Today anchor Ann Curry, who left the show when the NBC stalwart began to lose the ratings race to Gma. »
- Melissa Locker
3 items from 2014
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