Get Smart

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Bringing a beloved (or at least nostalgia inducing) television show to the big screen is no easy undertaking (especially for shows that have been off the air for a few good years.) The task of adapting existing material (whether it be from a book series, a comic book or a well-known public figure) can be daunting as you hope to live up to expectations while also trying cultivate new fans. When it comes to turning a television show into a film, having a few well placed cameos from the original cast, rooting the film in a story true to that show’s world and (seeing as many of these shows were comedies) not letting the film version take itself too seriously seem to be the keys to these adaptation’s success. With Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s updated 21 Jump Street taking to the silver screen this weekend, I realized that the one thing all these shows have in common (regardless of when they aired, who starred in them or what they were about) is also the one element that many television shows on air today have done away with – a catchy theme song.

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Ten Spies Who Stole Moves from James Bond

Ever since Ian Fleming began penning his James Bond series in 1953, spy adventures and espionage have been hot topics for cinema and television. From Xander Cage to Maxwell Smart, we’ve got the top 10 spies influenced by James Bond.

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Get Smart DVD Giveaway

If there’s one thing we like to do it is to give things away. So here’s to today… a few copies of Get Smart on DVD for the masses.

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DVDs I Bought This Week!

Brian Gibson loves to buy DVDs. Come with him on his weekly journey into the depths of credit card debt as he tells you what to buy, rent and avoid.

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Steve Carell in Get Smart

After seeing the Get Smart haul in over $230 million dollars world-wide this summer it appears that Warner Bros. is ready to pony up the money to bring star Steve Carell back for sequel, as well as some other films.

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The FSR Fall TV Preview

Since we here at FSR are too cool for school, we are getting our wallets ready for TV on DVD month. So we put our heads together and assembled the essential DVD sets to prepare you for the fall.

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The Reject Report

Well, Will Smith is once again at a familiar spot — on top of the box office with a $100-million dollar hit movie.

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Giveaway Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control

Warner Bros. obviously knew that these two would be a hit with audiences, since they had pre-planned to release a DVD spin-off that features them. It is called Get Smart’s Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control, and we’ve got five (5) copies to give away to a few lucky readers!

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Reject Report

The story at the top is that WALL-E did exactly the kind of business it was expected to do: it made $62 million for the third-best opening of the entire year so far. But it wasn’t the runaway victory that everyone expected.

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Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell in Get Smart

Steve Carell proves once again that while he can be over the top like many of his peers, he is also a master at dead panned, straight faced humor.

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The Reject Report

Well, chaos reigned supreme at the box office this weekend. Or you might say, KAOS reigned supreme, because Steve Carell’s new movie Get Smart did well while everyone else seemed to tank at the box office.

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Get Smart if funny enough!

In terms of reaching a 21st century audience, Get Smart was about as good as it could be.

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The Love Guru and Get Smart

Every Friday brings with it a new set of releases — and since we have already given you our opinions of the movies that are coming out today, it is time for you to return the favor.

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Hello? Get Smart drinking game, anyone?

Toast to Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, and knock back a drink for the late Don Adams.

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Kevin and Neil discuss the finer points of Steve Jobs worship, Megan Fox hotness, bad translations of Indian music videos and how Peter Dinklage would help them get a lot of tail at Comic-Con. Yeah, they talk about movies, too.

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Secret Agent Week

One of the coolest things about secret agent movies is the toys they have to do their jobs. The scary thing is that while some of these gadgets were figments of a writer’s imagination many years ago, some are becoming a reality.

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Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell in Get Smart

When Peter Segal and Co. set out to make this new version of Get Smart, they set out not to remake, but to reinvigorate. In that light, their film can be seen as a significant accomplishment.

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As part of our Spy Week, check out the Film School Rejects sit-down interview with Get Smart director Peter Segal, who talked to us about spies, Steve Carell, and Shazam!

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The Reject Report

We’ve got the much-ballyhooed Get Smart movie starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway, plus the return of Mike Myers, a.k.a. Austin Powers, in a movie that to my eyes looks like an Austin Powers movie without Austin Powers: The Love Guru.

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Secret Agent Week

Robert Fure hooks you up with some stylish spy accessories. Use at your own risk.

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