Monday, June 23, 2008

Movies Made From TV Shows

Get Smart was the big box office hit this weekend. With Steve Carell from “The Office” and Anne Hathaway it’s not too surprising that it’s a definite wanna-see. The public seems to love the movie, the critics are divided. I haven’t seen it but I have to admit that I am among those who believe that Hollywood does TV remakes because it’s easier than it is to make an original film. But how can you argue when 30% of the people who rate films on gave the movie a 10! We all love to laugh, so maybe it’s worth checking out.
If you don’t want to go to the theatre but would still like to see some remade TV fare you might want to try some of these titles available at the library:
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Miami Vice (2006)
Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Serenity (2005)
Starsky and Hutch (2004)
The Fugitive (1993)
The Untouchables (1987)
These titles vary in quality and in taste. The only two I’ve seen and would definitely recommend are The Fugitive with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones and The Untouchables with Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness and Robert De Niro as Al Capone. Both of these titles are genuine winners!

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