Screen Junkies » tv shows’ http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Propmasters Preparing Their Goggle Assortment For HBO’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Doc http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/propmasters-preparing-their-goggle-assortment-for-hbos-kareem-abdul-jabbar-doc/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/propmasters-preparing-their-goggle-assortment-for-hbos-kareem-abdul-jabbar-doc/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 18:31:29 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261672 Just kidding. It's a documentary. NO NEED FOR NEW PROPS, PEOPLE!

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HBO, never one to limit the network to any specific genre continues to explore the world of sports that it first shot at (and failed) with Arli$$. Now, the network is prepping a documentary on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a guy who probably could have used a nickname during his career, if only for the sake of sportswriters everywhere.

(And no, I’m not recognizing “Captain Skyhook” as a nickname.)

In addition to being one of the leading scorers and greatest basketball players of all time, Kareem was on the front lines of the civil rights fight for most of his playing days, and then branched out from basketball with acting and a friendship with Bruce Lee later in his career.

Pretty cool stuff that HBO has to work with.

Considering it will be a documentary, we don’t get to try to guess who would play the towering 7-foot athlete, though I’m sure Kevin Hart would be at the top of everyone’s list.

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Eddie Murphy To Try Something New With A Family-Oriented ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ TV Show http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/eddie-murphy-to-try-something-new-with-a-family-oriented-beverly-hills-cop-tv-show/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/eddie-murphy-to-try-something-new-with-a-family-oriented-beverly-hills-cop-tv-show/#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:36:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233877 I could see "Axel F" being redone by Cut Copy or Chromeo.

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After spending the past couple decades or so pelting us with family fare such as Daddy Day Care, The Nutty Professor, Doctor Doolittle, Pluto Nash, Norbit, Shrek 1, Shrek 2, Shrek 3, Shrek 4, The Nutty Professor 2, and Meet Dave, Eddie Murphy has decided that it’s time to give us a little of the Eddie Murphy edge that helped us fall in love with the scrappy teenage comic in the early 80′s.

After knocking out those bleeding-edge Oscars in February (where he hopes to garner comparisons to bleeding-edge comic Billy Crystal), he is dumping all those familiar family roles to make Beverly Hills Cop into a TV show. About Axel Foley. And his son. So it’s pretty much a TV show about a family from a property that’s been in the cultural lexicon for the past 25 years.

Murphy wil produce the show and make appearances as Axel, who is now the chief of the Detroit Police Department. He claims he went the TV route because “None of the movie scripts were right; it was trying to force the premise. If you have to force something, you shouldn’t be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing.”

It’s pretty clear he’s trying here, folks. And I…I think that’s just terrific.

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