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A United Kingdom; Big Little Lies;

Loving; The Good Fight

It's the Big Screen vs. the Little Screen.

 

At 1:54:  This week's #ListOfSix:  Our 6 Favorite Spin-offs.

 

7:44:  Hollister makes a Supreme case for Loving, a narrative film highlighting the 1967 landmark civil rights decision Loving v. Virginia. Starring Joel Edgerton (Jane Got a Gun) and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga as the couple (and plaintiffs), whose marriage (and case) invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

 

11:44:  An epic love? A United Kingdom. Starring David Oyelowo (Selma; Queen of Katwe) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) as Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana and his wife, Englishwoman Ruth Williams (parents of Botswana's current President). Directed by Amma Asante (Belle); screenplay by Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky).

 

18:15:  Transporting Australia to California: Big Little Lies: Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman bring Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel to the small screen as a 7-part series on HBO. Co-starring Laura Dern (Certain Women) and Shailene Woodley. Written by 10x Emmy winner David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal; Boston Legal); directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Wild). (And, if you're just now discovering this page, we discuss the conclusion of the series here.)

 

32:30:  An Oscar-worthy soundalike? Could Kermit the Frog have made a cameo in La La Land?

 

34:11:  O'Toole's favorite spin-off of all: The Good Fight (CBS All Access), starring 2x Tony winner Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones). Brought to us by the same creative team who gifted us with 7 years of The Good Wife.