Screen Junkies » parenthood http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:10:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 9 Stinkers That Prove ‘Romancing The Stone: The Series’ Is A Bad Idea http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/romancing-the-stone-is-getting-adapted-for-tv-just-like-these-9-stinkers-did/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/romancing-the-stone-is-getting-adapted-for-tv-just-like-these-9-stinkers-did/#comments Wed, 31 Aug 2011 23:19:14 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=226762 It turns out that Clooney and Aniston made the same mistakes as Baio and Danza by starring in these stinkers.

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Word is oozing out of Hollywood today that the ephemeral romantic adventure film Romancing the Stone is going to become a TV series. Sweet. Adapting films for ill-advised (and usually short-lived) TV series is a hallowed Hollywood tradition, albeit one that proves misguided almost every time.

With the pedigree of TV adaptations before it, I wouldn’t get too attached to Romancing the Stone: The Series! or whatever it’s going to be called. These things have a way of not only getting canceled, but completely disappearing from the cultural consciousness in the bat of an eye just like these shows did.

9. Ferris Bueller

None of the charm of the original, but with a lot more Jennifer Aniston. The role of Ferris was played by some kid that exuded all the bad characteristics of Zack Morris with none of the good ones. If you wanted to experience the charm of Ferris Bueller in a setting a few years later, I would strongly suggest Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, which much better capture the spirit of Ferris while also featuring characters that aren’t cartoonish photocopies of those in the original film.

8. The Youn Indiana Jones Chronicles

The 1992 show was created and produced by George Lucas, which means it could have been terrific or absolutely ridiculous. As it would turn out, the show was only pretty ridiculous, not bad enough to the point that people remember it. Sort of like Ron Artest.

George Lucas handpicked River Phoenix to play the titular character, but it turns out that such a request is only effective if the person in question accepts the request. Phoenix did not, so the role was played by Sean  Patrick Flannery, who was still a few years away from ripping out my heart and stomping on it as that bald albino, Powder. The hour long show had the weight of Lucas behind it, but little else and was canned after 14 months, which somehow is listed as “three seasons” on Wikipedia.

7. Clueless

The TV adaptation of the iconic film didn’t aspire to offer the same scoio-cultural commentary of the 1995 film, nor did it aspire to even offer the same level of charm or wit. While Alicia Silverstone, Breckin Meyer, and Paul Rudd didn’t find their way back to the series, the characters of Dionne, Murray, and Amber were all played by their original actors.

The show ran out its first season in the TGIF lineup on ABC, but then got sent down to the bush leagues at UPN where it ran for another respectable two seasons before fading into the ether.

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‘Parenthood’ Actress Joy Bryant http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/parenthood-actress-joy-bryant/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/parenthood-actress-joy-bryant/#comments Thu, 07 Oct 2010 17:58:00 +0000 Col. Longshanks Coming from The Bronx and starting out as a model for Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria Secret, Joy Bryant knows what it takes to be a badass model that can act. From Antwone Fisher to Get Rich or Die Tryin', Joy has shown grace with the grit in these movies. For now though she is sticking to the small screen with NBC's "Parenthood." More pics of Joy after the jump...

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Coming from The Bronx and starting out as a model for Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria Secret, Joy Bryant knows what it takes to be a badass model that can act. From Antwone Fisher to Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Joy has shown grace with the grit in these movies. For now though she is sticking to the small screen with NBC’s "Parenthood."

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‘Parenthood’ Actress Minka Kelly http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/parenthood-actress-minka-kelly/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/parenthood-actress-minka-kelly/#comments Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:58:00 +0000 Col. Longshanks Minka Kelly is made from the rock n' roll cocktail of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and Vegas showgirl Maureen Kelly. Minka first gained attention with the cult TV show "Friday Night Lights" and from there has landed gigs in movies like The Kingdom and this season's "Parenthood." A word from Minka: "I’m really big into passion and love and expressions." Boooooriiiiiing. If you keep talking like that I'm going to pretend to be asleep. More pics of Minka after the jump...

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Minka Kelly is made from the rock n’ roll cocktail of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and Vegas showgirl Maureen Kelly. Minka first gained attention with the cult TV show "Friday Night Lights" and from there has landed gigs in movies like The Kingdom and this season’s "Parenthood."

A word from Minka: "I’m really big into passion and love and expressions."

Boooooriiiiiing. If you keep talking like that I’m going to pretend to be asleep.

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‘Parenthood’ Actress Monica Potter http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/parenthood-actress-monica-potter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/parenthood-actress-monica-potter/#comments Tue, 30 Mar 2010 17:58:00 +0000 Defy Media Monica Potter is that actress who kinda looks like Julia Roberts. She was Nic Cage's wife in Con Air and Robin Williams' girlfriend in Patch Adams. After having a fictitious relationship with those two hop heads, being married to Peter Krause on Parenthood must be a relief. A word from Monica: "People figure because I'm blonde and was a model, I just waltzed into Los Angeles and got major roles in major films." That's ridiculous. No one "waltzes" anymore. You most likely strutted into L.A. and got major roles in major films. People are idiots. Check out more pics of the blond model after the jump.

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Monica Potter is that actress who kinda looks like Julia Roberts. She was Nic Cage‘s wife in Con Air and Robin Williams’ girlfriend in Patch Adams. After having a fictitious relationship with those two hop heads, being married to Peter Krause on Parenthood must be a relief.

A word from Monica: “People figure because I’m blonde and was a model, I just waltzed into Los Angeles and got major roles in major films.”

That’s ridiculous. No one “waltzes” anymore. You most likely strutted into L.A. and got major roles in major films. People are idiots.

Check out more pics of the blond model after the jump.

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