TV Fails At The Movies

Movie remakes of old TV shows haven’t worked well this summer. “A lot of these shows are badly dated, and though they may have worked in the 1960s or ’70s, when they’re updated they just seem irrelevant. The thing that seems charming today isn’t the plot or the jokes, but the time-capsule quality. Plus, people are used to seeing these shows on the small screen. You have to have something really special to justify transplanting them to the movies.”