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It’s that time of year again; it’s dark at 4pm, the air is crisp and often below freezing, lights twinkle from every crevice and you’re already sick of hearing Mariah Carey warble “All I Want for Christmas is You”… Yes, it’s Christmas time again and as the festive period draws ever closer, avoiding succumbing to the cheer and joy is a daily battle you’re sure to lose.
Now I’m not a Grinch – in fact I’m far from it, the lead up to the big day is one of my favourite times of the year (I think inside, I’m actually still about 6 and three quarters!) – but the gloss and exaggerated schmaltz of the period can certainly become tiresome very quickly.
Now I don’t want to belittle the sickly saccharine taste of holiday romantic comedies (Love Actually is a classic), the formulaic overcoming »
- Stuart Cummins
By Eric Ditzian
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has been talking about bringing a cinematic version of his group's hit album American Idiot to the big screen since before the album was released in 2004. Now it seems those dreamy wishes will become a reality, as Tom Hanks is in discussions to produce a movie version of the musical set to open on Broadway in April.
The last time Hanks and his Playtone production company adapted a Broadway musical for the cinema (2008's "Mamma Mia!"), he ditched the theatrical cast and enlisted Hollywood vets like Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan. Presumably, Playtone would approach American Idiot in a similar way. So who might step into this story about three friends dealing with war, alienation and the numbing effect of American pop culture and consumerism? Let's play casting director!
Johnny: Otherwise known as Jesus of Suburbia. A spiky-haired, neck-tattooed »
- MTV News
2 items from 2010
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