Topic: tv movies

Nickelodeon Is Basically Remaking Beatles Movies Starring Their Boy Band Big Time Rush

Nickelodeon Is Basically Remaking Beatles Movies Starring Their Boy Band Big Time Rush

It may sound a bit hyperbolic, but I believe that (pre)teens today love boy bands like the Jonas Brothers as much as my parents’ generation revered the Beatles, so it’s not so surprising that Nickelodeon is casting its in-house band Big Time Rush as the Beatles’ descendants. The network has decided that the band’s first TV movie, Big Time Movie, will cover several Beatles hits as well as emulate the plots of their wacky adventure movies from the ’60s. More »

Exclusive: 10 Probable Reasons Why Nickelodeon Banned ‘Cry Baby Lane’

Exclusive: 10 Probable Reasons Why Nickelodeon Banned 'Cry Baby Lane'

On October 28, 2000, Nickelodeon aired an original movie as part of its seasonal Halloween SNICK line-up. Based on an old Ohio urban legend, the movie was called Cry Baby Lane. But after its initial airing, Nickelodeon was hit by an onslaught of parental complaints deeming the movie far too disturbing for a children’s network. The film was buried: It was never re-aired, and it was never released on video or DVD. But never fear! We here at Crushable managed to get our hands on a copy. As we sat down to watch it, we had only one question: Just what about it was so awful to result in Cry Baby Lane being banned? Sit back and make yourselves comfortable, because have we got some theories for you! (SPOILERS, of course.) More »

7 Things We Learned from Lifetime’s ‘Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story’

7 Things We Learned from Lifetime's 'Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story'

On Monday, Lifetime debuted Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, an honest-to-God biopic starring Poppy Montgomery as the world-famous author back when she was a struggling single mum in Edinburgh. We realized that for all of J.K. Rowling‘s fantastic rags-to-riches story, we didn’t know a lot of the details. Plus, Montgomery is always good for an over-the-top drama. So we settled in to watch and learned a few things about Rowling’s past, plus some advice for aspiring fantasy writers. More »

7 Actresses Who Have Played Real-Life Accused Murderers

7 Actresses Who Have Played Real-Life Accused Murderers

Casey Anthony was just declared not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, or aggravated manslaughter — which is shocking because the evidence all seemed to point to Anthony being a psychopath who calmly planned out the murder of her daughter Caylee. The media attention surrounding today’s verdict got us thinking about other high-profile cases, and the inevitable TV movies and feature films depicting women who kill. More »