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Friends Reunited (And Others…)

Apologies for the blog-silence that’s occurred over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been away attempting to climb a mountain and I’ve been acclimatising gradually since getting back!

By way of an apology, I thought I’d round up some note-worthy news items that have occurred in my absence.

The Friends Movie is happening

As reported in The Daily Mail a couple of days ago, the Friends sextet have signed on the dotted line and will be making the oh-so-painfully-inevitable Friends movie. No doubt inspired by the astronomical success of the Sex And The City movie, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe and the other one will be in cinemas by 2011. A massive mistake? It sounds like it. Don’t forget the canned-laughter sitcom style of the movie will be tough to translate over to the big screen – a problem that SATC didn’t have. My other concern is why they’re doing it! It’ll obviously make a shed-load of cash but do they really need it?! Weren’t they all paid countless millions for the latter Friends series? Has Matt LeBlanc’s career gone THAT badly?

Oh well. It’s happening. I’ll have to learn to live with it!



A Thomas The Tank Engine Movie is coming!

I know I just criticised the Friends project for trying to jam a TV-only kind of format onto the big screen; and Thomas will be very different from the kids’ show I loved throughout my years as a tot, including a voice for the titular tank engine. But, seriously, how cool is this!?


Another inevitable adaptation: He-Man

When I was around 9, my parents decided to buy some chickens. My sisters and I were allowed to name one each. Mine, despite the fact that it was obviously female, was called He-Man! I did not care that it was a lady and I would not budge on the issue! The chicken was called He-Man for the entirety of its life and that was the way it was.

I feel this serves as a measure of my childhood love for He-Man. And I’m not alone. This one was only a matter of time. Sony have bought the rights. I’m thinking Dolph Lundgren might be a good outside shot for the title part!


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