2 items from 2011
Some actors – Johnny Depp, say – are comforting for the critic because they barely seem to get older. Others offer harsher evidence of the changes wrought by time
The life of a film reviewer, with its weekly routine, sometimes has a deceptively Groundhog Day-ish quality. It's easy to think time is standing still. The same sorts of film come around. The same stars come around. Johnny Depp? Back in another movie, looking pretty much the same as ever ... Cameron Diaz? Back in another movie, looking pretty much the same as ever ... And yet time is naturally not standing still. People are getting older, careers are waxing and waning. Suddenly, with a jolt, you realise the young stars who 10 years ago you thought were going to be ubiquitous are no longer around. Wait! Hang on. American Beauty – Thora Birch, Mena Suvari, Wes Bentley? Where the hell are they? Well, they're still »
- Peter Bradshaw
Well, if you are one of those people who can't stand remakes of classic TV shows, this story should make you happy. The proposed remake of The Rockford Files is dead -- at least for the moment.
You may recall that a pilot script was written by House's David Shore and was filmed for NBC last year starring Dermot Mulroney with Alan Tudyk, Beau Bridges, Alex Fernandez, and Melissa Sagemiller in supporting roles. The network wasn't thrilled with the finished product and opted not to greenlight it to series. (Perhaps they still feeling singed by the failed attempts to resurrect Bionic Woman and Knight Rider?) NBC entertainment president Angela Bromstad maintained however that they wanted to give the project another try.
While that may happen one day, a Rockford Files remake won't be on the Fall 2011 schedule. Shore instead has to focus his »
2 items from 2011
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