‘The Rum Diary’

I recently purchased the film version of Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Rum Diary.” It didn’t make it to the town I live in when it came out in the theater, but that’s not surprising considering it was not a huge film to begin with. First off, I was not expecting another “Fear and Loathing in…
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Why Did They Do That? ‘Ghost Rider’ Sequel

This is a brief, but a well-needed pondering that could have been part of my last blog about film sequels. Why on Earth would anyone put money down and thus continue to work on a project that is a sequel to a movie that was terrible in the first place? “Ghost Rider” wasn’t the worst…
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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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