CINEMA: Made-From-Tv Movies

From Maverick and The Flintstones to Gomer Pyle and Mission: Impossible, rerun mania grips Hollywood

If what you're about to read doesn't make you sick at heart about creativity in Hollywood, then you may as well queue up now for that future film smash, Love Connection: The Movie.

Well, all right, perhaps we are overreacting. Perhaps it is just the seasonal malaise that afflicts film critics, but not moviegoers, as we anticipate the pack mentality of Hollywood that in summer always produces a few hot-weather hits but many more dog-day dogs -- worse, the same breed of dog. This is the season when studio bosses roll out their biggest theories as to what genre the audience...

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