Tagged television show adaptation

Movie Review: Power Rangers (2017)

Is there a specific name or term for a production that compiles stock action scenes from a foreign property and rewrites the context by filling in the gaps with a domestic production? Because between old distribution of kaiju films and the 24 year old series in question, a one-word description would be quite helpful. “Clip…

Movie Review: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

Well, Britain’s bombastic booze-loving fashion figureheads are back for some familiar naughty fun and frolicking, so committed “AbFab” fans can rejoice. So brace yourself “sweetie darlings” as TV-based drunken divas Patsy and Edina make their boisterous and cheeky return to the big screen in the off-kilter and shrewdly amusing, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. The movie…

Movie Review: Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The third part of the “Star Trek” series reboot, Star Trek Beyond, does not reach the heights of other film franchises such as “Harry Potter,” “The Dark Knight” or “The Hunger Games,” but it is certainly better than the second installment, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” so thank goodness for small victories . . . Directed…

Movie Trailer: Star Trek Beyond (2016)

If by chance you thought the Star Trek series, after “Star Trek Into Darkness,” was going to switch gears and focus less on explosive action sequences and more on the spirit of discovery, don’t watch this first teaser trailer for Star Trek Beyond. Paramount Pictures has doubled down on the action instead, going so far…

Movie Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” was a television series that ran from 1964 to 1968. It was actually misnamed because it concerned TWO men — an American, Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn, Oscar-nominated for “The Young Philadelphians”) and a Soviet, Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum, “A Night to Remember”) — who worked for an espionage organization called “U.N.C.L.E.”…

Movie Review: Shaun the Sheep (2015)

Who would have thought that a British claymation effort with no (intelligible) dialogue would end up being on of the funniest films of the year? Well, when the competition is “Spy,” “Trainwreck,” “Vacation” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” among others, the victory wasn’t difficult to achieve. Still, there is certainly something to be said…

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