5 Ways in Which TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Even though traditional movies aren’t going anywhere, we can’t help but see how TV shows are stealing from the film industry playbook. There is clearly a transition happening right now and pretty soon we won’t be able to distinguish movies from TV shows; other than the length, that is.

Here are 5 ways in which TV shows are becoming movies.

1. Many old movies are remade as TV shows

TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Pretty much everyone complains about sequels and remakes but the fact is that some movies that were reimagined as TV shows are pretty good. Just look at Hannibal and Fargo, if you don’t believe me.

While many TV shows, such as Aeon Flux and The Flintstones were made into movies, it isn’t the same thing. Those movies were just awful and truly forgettable. To be fair, there are some exceptions, like The Untouchables and The Beverly Hillbillies but that’s pretty much it.

The list of movies that have been turned into TV shows includes Uncle Buck, Real Genius, Rush Hour, In Good Company, Problem Child, Minority Report, Big, Wet Hot American Summer, Scream and 12 Monkeys.

Even though many of these shows weren’t all that great, these days if you’re on a network it usually means that the plot of your show is going to be great.

2. TV shows are coming to IMAX

TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

HBO is breaking the ice by making its hit TV show Game of Thrones available in IMAX theatres. It was a win-win situation for both IMAX and the show as it seems the theatre is actually struggling these days.

While you may be wondering why IMAX is jumping on the TV show bandwagon, it’s pretty clear that all the company wants to do is get a piece of the pie, seeing how they saw a drop in revenue and the television market is on the rise. The HDTV industry is growing nowadays and IMAX already started planning for a transition by selling smaller versions of its screens to consumers in China. Sources claim that IMAX is considering selling its technology to Americans as well.

This means that if we’re lucky, by 2020 we’ll be able to enjoy the finale of Game of Thrones on our own IMAX home theatre. It’s very possible that around that time George R.R. Martin will also finally release Winds of Winter.

3. Sundance is slowly turning into a festival of VOD releases and TV shows

TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Before the digital era, the process of making a movie required a lot more money and craftsmanship. Times have changed however, and nowadays pretty much anyone with a decent camera and a good idea can come up with something that can be bought on the VOD market.

This year the studio box office suffered a drop but indie films prospered thanks to alternative solutions such as Netflix and iTunes. The entries from the Sundance festival are no longer concerned about distribution as most of those movies will receive a VOD release. As a matter of fact, Sundance even started to accept television pilots such as the Animals animated series.

4. Movies are getting censored while TV shows are not

TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Not too long ago we were bombarded with tons of R-rated zombie movies. However, nowadays, the PG-13 has turned great R-rated movies like Die Hard into censored TV movies. John McClane has been forced to censor his curse words while TV shows can pretty much get away with anything.

So while television is slowly moving to an age where decapitations and sex are something normal, movies such as Fifty Shades of Grey are way too frightened to show male nudity on screen.

5. Television is attracting artists and movies are becoming episodic

TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Colin Farrell, Dustin Hoffman, Halle Berry, Kevin Bacon and Jodie Foster are just a few of a larger list of actors who are moving on to television, a medium that was at a time considered inferior. Most nominees at the Oscars have had great roles in television in the past.

Big-budget movie franchises are actually becoming similar to television series in terms of commitment. Actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp have actually spent more time filming for movie franchises than how much time Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson spent working on True Detective. To be fair, this is just an isolated example, but you get the point.

There are also a lot of great directors that move to television. Guillermo del Toro, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh are just some of the directors who started making TV shows.

So there you have it, this was our list of 5 ways in which TV shows are becoming movies.

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6 Reasons Why ‘Suicide Squad’ Will Be The Movie of 2016

The blockbuster of 2016 is getting into shape! DC Comics’ Suicide Squad promises to be the super-villain movie of next year, with a cast made in bad-ass Heaven and a story line that will make both aficionados and newbies thrilled.

Based as a comic series, Suicide Squad was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru and first appeared in the 25th issue of Brave and the Bold, in 1959. It tells the story of a team of imprisoned super-villains who carry out high-risk missions for the U.S. Government in exchange for shortened sentences. They call it the Suicide Squad because sometimes the villains never return from their missions. This thug life plot is commanded by Amanda Waller, ruler over the prison at Belle Reve.

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Now, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ are making the magic come to life in a most promising “Suicide Squad” movie, announced to hit cinemas across the world as late as 2016. Directed by David Ayer, the film has so far Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis, amongst others, and is rumored to cast other major figures. Ayer also starred tomboy supermodel Cara Delevingne in the role of the Enchantress.

  1. Jared Leto will star in it, but his locks won’t

Leto cut his Jesus ombre super long locks especially for the role of The Joker and chances are, it’s gonna compensate through his wit and irony. The actor is taking his part very seriously and actually told press he is confident The Joker In ‘Suicide Squad’ will be “the best one yet”.

  1. There will be true blood

True blood fans will be happy to hear Joe Manganiello might be switching werewolf suits to resurrect as Deathstroke in Suicide Squad. As this may still be a spoiler, we’re all eyes and years to find out more news. As Deathstroke is the most villain of all villains, we’re guessing Ayer’s choice in this character pretty much explains his orientation towards Manganiello, who is all about the physique to pull off the role and also has a history of impersonating heroes and superheroes, in Sabotage (2014) and Spider-Man.

  1. Men in Black are coming back

Will Smith also has a record of going for the villain or against the villain roles. He’ll play Deadshot, from Batman, and this part may successfully strike us as much as Men in Black did back in the day.

  1. Cara Delevingne will make a sexy cameo (or more)

The Enchantress is a misguided character fighting Supergirl, who prevents her gaining omnipotent magical power and cancelling all other superpowers on Earth, twice. Sultry Cara Delevingne was assigned her own villainous part in the squad and we’re anxious to see her super devious kick (more than we’ve seen her in Fashion Week).

  1. Ryan Gosling may emerge (spoiler alert)

Rumor has it, the Hollywood sweet bad boy with a sensuous voice and a rock’n’rolla kick may take part in the Squad too. Flirting with main names in the industry right now, Ayer’s choice in Gosling may be confirmed and we’d be delighted to lose our souls to his Dead Man’s Bones melody and rhythm.

  1. The story will prevail its characters

Let’s make it clear. People will die in this movie, villains sometimes get caught and good may conquer over the bad, like in classics. However, even if Suicide Squad may come across as a Final Destination meets Night of the living dead, the biggest reason we think it will be an echoing hit is that it has enormous potential to influence many new DCMU productions that will follow its premiere.

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What To Look Forward to in Season Three Of Vikings

Vikings fans have waited long enough, but now, the Vikings, History Channel’s most popular series, has returned with another awesome season, created by Michael Hirst. Before your favourite characters, Ragnar, Lagertha and the rest of your favorite fighters continue their story, lets make a briefing of the spoilers of what we should look forward to this new season.

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1. Ragnar’s King – What will it happen?

In an interview for Entertainment Weekly, the runner of the show explained what Ragnar  will be wearing the crown, and the further events are something so not sexy! Hirst stated that the new power in Ragnar ‘s hands will allow him to establish settlement in Wessex on the land of king Ecbert. He added that his actions are not the sexiest thing a lead character has ever done, but is something very real. Ragnar is not interested in pillaging but to settle a land for his people.

2. New Characters

Appart from the fact that fans will be reunited with their beloved characters, season 3 will introduce some new ones as well. Lagertha’s young and handsome son, Kalf, and the Earl will grow fond of. Kalf will prove to be ambitious and calculated, when his real plan will be revealed after Lagerta goes to raid.

Harbard, (Kevin Durand) a mysterious character will show up in Kattagat, after Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig) and Helga (Maude Hirst) had a vision. The dreams they had, was clearly foreshadowing the arrival of this mystical character. During this season, fans will be given the chance to see the kind of powers this wanderer has and how his presence will affect the people in Kattagat, when he will appear in episode two of season 3.

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The actions of Harbard will certainly change the course of action for the other characters in that episode and he might leave a sort of a deep wound, a mark, and should be the one that has the greatest impact, and fans should be very attentive to episode 4.

Another new character, the Emperor Charles of France, played by Lothaire Bluteau, a powerful and complex man, who will not hesitate an instant to go head to head with the Vikings. Princess Gisla, his daughter will also be a new comer, and is described as a beautiful very courageous young woman.

3. A Wedding, A Baby & A Raid

In a video promo of Season 3, was hinted that Bjorn(Alexander Ludwig) will be asking the hand of Porunn,the slave girl transformed into shield maiden.But will she accept Bjorn’s proposal? During a press call, Ludwig teased a little about what is to happen.

During season 2 there have been a lot of things unsaid about their relationship which was supposed to be unsure. The uncertainty was caused by the chaotic plot of the last installment. Along season 3, fans will see that their connection will develop into something special, deep and loving, Ludwig explained.
To our delight, this was not everything that Ludwig divulged. He added, that Bjorn will be receiving incredible news that will imply advancement in his family. But eventually things will turn for the worst. The situation will be affected be a severe happening and in that moment it will be very clear how deep their relationship really is, as they will be facing a big obstacle. Seeing Bjorn and Porunn will show how far are they willing to go for one another, and will be something very interesting to watch.

4. The Attack On Paris

Hirsh has given enough details regarding the raid of the Vikings on Paris that will happen in season 3 and has been open about the GGI featured battle. The Vikings will be attacking the walls of Paris with ladders and hundreds of extras. People will be going up the ladders which will be set on fire, creating a serious blood bath.

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5. Love For Lagertha

Everybody is dying to know if Ragnar and Lagertha will one day get back together. But unfortunately, that possibility is not very obvious, at least not for the first three episodes of season 3. Viewers should prepare to see Lagertha kissing another bearded man in the new installment.

6. Bjorn vs. Ragnar

It has been previously mentioned that there will be a change in the father /son relationship between Bjorn and Ragnar, as the plot progresses. Alexander Ludwig was asked in a press call if he was expecting to see the two characters in a direct confrontation in the next season.
His answer was affirmative.

There has been an immense shift and fans will be given much more information this season that they were given in the second season. Bjorn has evolved a lot since the second season, and he will transform completely, as he is no longer a boy. His father will start asking for his help and his growth will be extremely visible. Ludwig added also some things about the season finale, which he described as completely insane and that he couldn’t wait to see the public’s reactions.

The third season of Vikings has premiered Thursday, on February 19 on the History Channel, at 10 p.m. EST.

Viking Comedy

If you are a fan of the Viking culture, you might also like Erik the Viking, a fantasy British comedy film. Which was inspired by the The Saga of Eric the Viking, a children’s book. However the plot of the movie is different. The main subject of the plot is Norse mythology and is surrounded around a young Viking who discovered that he is not attracted by rape and pillage and feels guilty over the death of an innocent woman, Helga.
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What Happened In The Last Episode Of The Walking Dead?

What happened in the latest episode of The Walking Dead, isn’t something we haven’t seen before. A seemingly perfect location, safe and sound from the zombies and other threats is not something we haven’t experienced before in the show.

And we just cant help but wonder, what is wrong with that place as it seems to good to be true. Behind Woodbury’s friendly appearance there was the sadistic and psycho Governor, in Terminus, they had to deal with cannibals. Really now, Alexandria has to have something going on as well.
No wonder Rick and his ”family” were very cautious when they were lead inside the Alexandria Safe-Zone, by the newcomer Aaron.
After they arrive in Alexandria, Aaron informed Rick and his group that they had to frist talk to Deanna, their leader, who would answer all their questions.

One by one, the members of the group are interviewed by Deanna, with the camera on, and the reason for this was for the sake of “transparency”. Ok, this is already giving a strange vibe.

What is striking is the fact that the people from Alexandria were completely shut off from the real world from the beginning, and they don’t really know the reality happening behind the gates. They needed strong people, like Rick’s group who are more then experienced when it comes to survival and facing real dangers outside the safe zone.

So, the group shares their opinions about their stay in Alexandria in a sort of cam confession. Carol, lies and acts like a weak person, even saying she is missing her abusive dead husband. Daryl doesn’t seem to be comfortable in that place and he is very tensed, walking around with a dead possum in his hands, but he said that the children need a roof over their heads. Michonne stated that the group is ready to find their place in a safe zone like Alexandria.

Even tough he met kids of his age, Carl found it difficult to fit in, as he realised they had no idea of the dangers lurking outside the danger zone. He has a moment when he blocks and cant speak, when the kids invite him to play video games.
On the other hand, he is drawn to another newcomer in the town, Enid, who seems to be hiding something. He was told that she didn’t not start to talk until weeks after arriving in Alexandria.
Later on, Carl sees her sneaking out of the town and follows her into the woods, but looses her track. Why was she sneaking out, and were was she going?


Before entering Alexandria, Rick left a gun hidden in a broken blender, between some garbage, outside the town, but when going back to look for it, someone has taken it. So, the mysteries and questions are already beginning.

Glenn gets into a physical fight with Deanna’s son, Aiden, after something that happened during a supply run. Deanna interferes and make it clear that the group is part of the community and they are equals. She appoints Rick and Michonne as the new constables of the town and she thanks Glenn for knocking her son on his ass.

Carl is the first out of all who voiced out his concern about staying in Alexandrian, as he believes the people there will make them weak. Also, Daryl can’t quite fit in, especially after he sees Carol all dressed up, on her way to her new job as a cook for the old people in town. She also, expressed her worries about becoming weak if remaining there.

But Rick, calms them, and assures them that the group cannot become weak, and said that they will make it work and if the people of Alexandria are too weak to survive, than they will just take the place.

It’s too normal to be true, and something most certainly has to happen. Is Alexandria hiding something, and if so, what?
Don’t miss what happens next on The Walking Dead next Sunday on AMC.

The Weird Stuff that Actors Do in Almost Every Movie

It is easy to think that actors are paid to, you know, act. This would in theory mean that they appear to be completely different people every time you see them.

Yet, some of the world’s most famous actors have little habits, traits or customs that appear to crop up in just about all of their movies.

Sean Bean Dies a Lot

The Weird Stuff that Actors Do in Almost Every Movie

The Evidence: Patriot Games, Goldeneye, Equilibrium, Lord of the Rings, The Island, Black Death

There´s a lot to like about the idea of becoming Sean Bean. As well as having a surname that makes you sound like a common ingredient in Mexican food there is also the vague but tantalizing possibility that you are a relative of the Mr Bean. However, it seems clear that the single best thing about life as Sean would be that you only ever need to read part of the script for any movie or TV show. You would turn up to the audition with a long, flowing leather jacket or historical garb and just ask, “So, what page do I die on?” Bingo, you get the part and you don’t even need to read the whole flipping script.

Tom Cruise Runs a Lot

The Weird Stuff that Actors Do in Almost Every Movie

The Evidence: Jerry Maguire, Mission Impossible, Collateral, Vanilla Sky, The Firm

It must be tiring being Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. As well as jumping up and down on Oprah’s sofa, it seems that he is also contractually obliged to run in every single movie he appears in, even when it is completely and utterly inappropriate to do so.  Some of his running scenes also just seem to go on forever. Check out the exhausting and bizarrely compelling way he just keeps on running and running and freaking running through Dubai and Shanghai in the Mission Impossible films. I needed a lie down and several liters of those crappy sports drinks after watching those running sequences.

Johnny Depp Wears a Ridiculous Amount of Headgear

The Weird Stuff that Actors Do in Almost Every Movie

The Evidence: Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Public Enemies

Could I politely enquire as to how often you have seen the top of Johnny Depp’s head? You might initially think that you have seen his delightful crown on a regular basis but I can assure you that you have bloody well not. Unless you are his hairdresser or, and this is the crucial point, his hideously overworked hat-maker. You see, Master Depp has a penchant for wearing headgear in all possible situation and places, no matter how silly it may appear. Creepy character from ye olden times? Stick a hat on it. Camp pirate? Cover that crown. Anything else ever? Call that hat maker and let your headgear fantasies come true.

Brad Pitt Eats Totally Everything

The Weird Stuff that Actors Do in Almost Every Movie

The Evidence: Ocean’s Eleven, Meet Joe Black, Mr and Mr Smith, Moneyball, Johnny Suede

Maybe you have already heard a rumor about Brad eating in all of his movies but couldn’t quite bring yourself to believe it. After all, eating is gross and Brad is like so un-gross it actually hurts. Well, I hate to shatter your illusions but if you check out the list of things he has eaten on screen you will find burgers, sandwiches, potato chips, bagels, carrots, and every single foodstuff ever invented by man. No one knows why he does this, although I have a theory that stands up to scrutiny. I reckon that sneaky old Pitt is too busy looking good to waste time consuming edible goods in his own time. Instead, he demands that his character spends all day stuffing his pretty face. In this way, he fills his tank at work and can go home to just relax and steam his face in unicorn crap or whatever he does to stay so handsome.

Jack Nicholson Shows You His Teeth

The Weird Stuff that Actors Do in Almost Every Movie

The Evidence: The Shining, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Batman, Seriously, do I need to go on…?

Did you know that Jack Nicholson has teeth? If you have ever seen at least 20 seconds of one of his movies then yes you do. From maniacal grins to cheeky smirks and charming smiles, Jack has cornered the market in onscreen dental displays so much that he is surrounded by a team of “smile reflection protection agents” who hand out free sunglasses to passersby. Probably.