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The history of TV series being turned into movies is a pretty mixed one. Some shows have translated to the big screen very successfully. In my opinion others have flopped; stand-up, The Saint, Starsky and Hutch, Dukes of Hazzard and Miami Vice. Among the more successful we have had the Star Trek movies, the X-files movies, and The Fugitive and I’ve only named a very few.

This month sees the revival of an early 80s TV Show, and boy have they done it proud. The Fall Guy stared Lee Majors as a stuntman turned bounty hunter. The new film, which got a 10/10 from me, stars Ryan Gosling in the title role, alongside Emily Blunt. It’s great fun. A superb action film that is widely entertaining, and should be seen on the biggest screen possible.

Hot on its heels we have another blockbuster; Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. The original 1968 film is in my all-time top ten and I have been impressed with the series reboot films. Andy Serkis and co have brought the apes to life and, as long as they don’t “blow it up” we should be seeing more apes in the future. I think this one will be a hit.

Love Lies Bleeding is a gritty story of a bodybuilder and her manager/lover. Tarot is a horror film that some might think rips off the Final Destination films. In my opinion it isn’t very good.

Hoard is a touching mother and daughter story which explores the impacts of hoarding.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga takes us back into the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max.

The Garfield Movie is about that loveable but lazy fat cat.

Young Woman and the Sea is a biographical film about the first woman who swam the English Channel.

Main Photo Credit: Courtesy of Universal Pictures (Fair Usage).

Andy Godfrey

Andy Godfrey is a speaker with Outreach UK and has been in full-time Christian work for many years. He is a founding member of the Mark Kermode Appreciation Society and has a collection of nearly 3,000 movies. He’s also an ardent Bristol City fan.
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