Return Of Monty Python?

There have been recent rumblings that the comedy troupe, Monty Python, will reunite for some unknown project (i.e. movie). They recently participated in a film project based on the (kinda) memoirs of their dead co-Python, Graham Chapman. And they have somewhat lessened their venom at one another over the years, getting together so they can…
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Adaptation

Since the U.S. made its version of the popular BBC comedy, “The Office,” a widespread argument on Internet chat boards has gone from friendly disagreements to almost insanely hostile arguments. There are some shows where the adaptation into other cultures has worked fine. The American “Office” was good for about four seasons. The original only…
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Remaking Movies: Beating A Dead Horse

Remaking movies: Beating a dead horse Hollywood must be running out of original ideas. Think about it; most films coming out are based on comic books, board games (“Battleship?” Really?) and remakes of films barely 20-years old. While I do enjoy some of these movies (especially Chris Nolan’s Batman films) most should never have seen…
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I Don’t Hate Everything

It has come to my attention that some people think I hate everything in pop culture, from music, TV to books and film. Certainly, I do enjoy many things in this work-a-day world, but it is more fun to write about things that bother me. So I am going to try and be a bit…
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Why Did They Do That? Part Two: Van Halen’s So-called ‘reunion’

Whenever bands reunite after decades of bitterness, contempt and lawsuits, it typically means they are in need of money (probably from all the lawyers they hired suing one another). So when Van Halen (once again) reunited with their first frontman, David Lee Roth, I was annoyed. I’m not a big a fan of this band.…
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