• Entertainment Rants

    Respecting Canon

     Warning: this blog contains a spoiler for Terminator: Dark Fate. (However, the spoiler covers the opening minutes of the movie, so it’s not that much of a spoiler!)   Who started the Hollywood reboot? I’ve been trying to puzzle this out – who’s truly responsible? We’ve always had remakes of movies – although I’ve never understood why. If you have a good movie (or a good song), why remake it? Wouldn’t it be more logical to take a property that didn’t quite work, and remake (and fix) that? I understand the financial implausibility – a studio is unlikely to fund…

  • Entertainment Rants,  The Grim Reboot

    The Grim Reboot: ALF

    Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the dark, bleak treatment that reboots get nowadays. As an example, I rebooted Gilligan’s Island, applying my own spin. A friend requested that I reboot the sitcom ALF (1986 – 1990). ALF was…