Tag: Adaptation

Scholastic’s ‘Point Horror’ Series Coming To HBO Max

Fans of children’s horror stories will want to check out this new show coming to HBO Max.

 

Variety reported that the upcoming streaming service is developing an anthology series based on Point Horror, a series of young adult horror novels that started in the 1980’s and helped launch the careers of several horror writers like R.L. Stine, Caroline B. Cooney, and Diane Hoh.

 

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The HBO series will be titled Point Horror, and will be an anthology series described as a show that “exposes the horrors of being a teenager”. The show will take stories from many different novels in the series, but it’s rumored that most of the episodes will be based on Stine’s work.

 

 

John M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) is in talks to direct the pilot episode. Stine is set to executive produce.

 

Have you read any of the Point Horror books?

 

 

 

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Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger’ Canceled

The freeform Marvel show Cloak & Dagger has been canceled. It only ran for two seasons and unfortunately was ended reportedly due to a large drop in viewership. While their own show is canceled, Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt will reprise their roles and make an appearance in the third season of The Runaways another hit Marvel show on Hulu.

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Other shows based on Marvel properties on prime time television like Legion, on FX was canceled and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will rap up some time next year. There isn’t any word that these cancellations are a  direct result of the creation of Disney +, the House of Mouse’s streaming service due to launch next month, but it wouldn’t be too far off to say. They have been slowly taking off Disney movies from Netflix. So get your wallets ready, I guess.

I was a fan of the show so I’m sad to see it go, but who knows maybe they’ll do more with the characters in the future.

 

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Don’t Be A Bonehead, ‘Clueless’ Is Back

It has been announced that another Clueless reboot will grace our presence. Paramount Studios is planning another film and be more modern as it is set in 2020.

 

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As we know the original movie had ties to the Jane Austen novel, EmmaBut the reboot will more focused on Cher’s bestie, Dionne. There is also talks of another Clueless television series

I have hope for these reboots but of course I am skeptical. Paramount aired the reboot  ‘Heathers’ and needless to say, it did not go well. Much like ‘Heathers, Clueless is a product of its time. Clueless  is the definition of the nineties and it will be difficult to translate. The more modern the filmmakers make it the better.  Both Heathers and Clueless draws fine lines when it comes to humor and cheesiness and it strikes a good balance.

 

 

Let’s hope they can reach the same balance in the new reboots.

 

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The Dark Universe Lives?

After the very bad reviews of Universal’s first attempt at the Dark Universe: The Mummy which starred Tom Cruise, it seems as though the company has more plans in the works for more additions to the universe.

 

 

The next official movie in the Dark Universe is the Bride of Frankenstein. You would at least think that they would do a Frankenstein movie first but…okay. There isn’t any news about who will be playing the Bride, but the monster will be played Javier Bardem. The script is written with Bill Condon signed on to direct.

The Invisible Man, is also set to debut in theaters in 2020.

 

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There are talks about Universal doing The Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Phantom of The Opera, Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, The Wolfman and a sequel to Dracula. But it really is up in the air if these movies will ever get made.

If you would like to watch these famous monsters I would highly encourage you to watch and read the originals. I’d also recommend The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to see them team up, as well as Mad Monster Partywhich is an extremely fun claymation musical from the sixties.  If you love classic monsters these will not disappoint.

 

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5 Elementary Sherlock Holmes Memes

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most beloved characters in the British canon, and with countless adaptations and reimaginings, it was bound to spawn its own army of memes.

 

When Someone Tries to Talk to You Before 10AM

 

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It’s too early to be any kind of way, and that includes mad at you. Just look at that face! Get the man a cup of coffee. Of course, knowing him, he’s probably just thinking about cigarette ash or lock picking and barely heard, but I still think there’s a lot to relate to. I think most of us have been in a state at one point or another where someone was talking to us and we looked at them like this.

 

 

I’m Basically a Genius

 

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All the clues are there! Isn’t it more or less the stock and trade of the mystery genre to make you feel like you could figure out for yourself, and there’s no better feeling than actually being able to do it, whether you’re watching or reading Sherlock Holmes. I mean, the euphoria of finding out who committed crimes at the end is good, but not as good as figuring it out yourself.

 

 

Iconic

 

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Look, I think he’s valid, sitting in ridiculous ways and wearing a house robe, I’m actually pretty jealous. I know he deals with like, murder, every single day, but I’d still trade with him if it meant living like this. Just doing drugs and solving crime. Alright, I’d probably only enjoy one of those things, but this ridiculous posture really does make him an icon.

 

 

He’s All of Us

 

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We’ve all been through some things, ok? I confess I don’t have an alphabetized list, but there’s a club you can join if you want. It’s like, ‘who hurt you?’ and I mean, almost everyone. Plus, it’s like, you’re talking to a detective. I’m not an expert, but I’m not sure any detective runs into new situations just super trusting and optimistic. Who does?

 

 

It’s So Obvious!

 

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Alright, minimal shade, but at least Blue’s Clues actually showed us all the clues. Maybe a lot of shade. Idk. I’m just saying, if we’re not shown the clues, how are we supposed to know if he’s smart? I mean, you can just tell us, but it’s not the same visceral understanding we’d get if we know everything Holmes does and can’t figure out a single thing for ourselves.

 

 

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