“Overdrawn at the Memory Bank” is a TV Movie from the 1980s based on a story written in the 1970s which is ripe for a reboot in the 2020s, either as part of a TV series or as a movie in the vein of “Inception” and “The Matrix”.
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Adaptations are hard to do well, especially when you’re trying to balance creating something new while preserving the old. Which of these shows managed it?
…About the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Film Trilogies
Peter Jackson did a phenomenal job of adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” for the big screen. Here, I share my thoughts about the extended editions of the two film trilogies.
It seems that most of the movies produced these days are remakes or sequels or adaptations. But is that really a bad thing? Can they still be called “original”?
Nostalgia can be a great thing, helping us remember the things we grew up with, the things that comforted us and helped make us the people we are. Nobody likes it when someone messes with our favorite franchises. But we need to be willing to let new versions of them grow so new generations can form their own sources of nostalgia.