“Being the Ricardos” is a Bit More Complicated Than We Realized

Amazon Studios

We think we know, but seldom do we really. It’s why we crave biographical films. Even knowing plenty is fictionalized, we still know we’ll learn far more than we previously did about certain well known public figures. Are we ready to slightly change our view on two of the most iconic people in television?

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Happy Days Are Here Again for “The Morning Show”

Apple

The news doesn’t stop, no matter what’s going on behind the scenes. You either keep up or get left behind. In this case, however, it’s not so much about keeping up. It’s about recapping a terrible, terrible year. Well, enough of the events contained within it. Time will tell if these storyline approaches will be a good idea.

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These “Scenes from a Marriage” May Just Emotionally Wreck You

HBO

How do you improve on what is already considered a masterpiece? Typically you don’t. But, these days, we don’t tend to recognize the obvious. It’s how we still get so many unnecessary remakes. This new modern take could become any number of things. For some, entertaining is all that’s going to be needed. But with a legacy like this, star power of the highest calibre, it’s going to take being more than entertaining for anyone to move past it being a remake.

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“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”: 10 Year Redux

20th Century Studios

Every now and then there are some anniversaries that lack excitement. This is one. Sorry, but it is. I thought it would be different, but alas, there’s always a reason why you’re not a fan of something.

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Shut Up! Somehow “The Princess Diaries” is 20 Years Old

Disney

Yes, yes I did. I did the thing I said I wasn’t going to do. It just seemed unlike me. However, it simply fell into my lap and made my job a tiny bit easier. Now, if you all wouldn’t mind, stop being a judgy judger and go with the title. It’s a celebration after all.

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Be Careful What You Do as “Gossip Girl” is Back

HBO Max

When you’re low on original ideas, just reach back less than a decade ago. It’s how we seem to be here with a property that’s iconic enough for a modern TV show (and plenty cringeworthy), that it’s kind of surprising to see it coming back so soon. But, then again, lack of originality was the domino that started it.

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“Jurassic Park III”: 20 Year Redux

Universal Pictures

If we haven’t learned by now, this should serve as a good lesson: island vacations aren’t all they’re made out to be. Perhaps a nice, less expensive and stressful staycation is in order. You won’t likely run into something trying to eat you.

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