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Murphy’s Law – Same old, same old

Joel Murphy I’ve often wondered why Hollywood struggles so much to come up with original ideas, but lately it’s all starting to make sense. The reason the “powers that be” in Hollywood can’t find new ideas is simple – they aren’t looking for them. I was listening

Murphy’s Law – Really, America? Really?

Joel Murphy It’s safe to say that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had a pretty good opening weekend. The latest chapter in Michael Bay’s Transformers saga earned $201.2 million, which set the five-day record for a Wednesday launch (handily beating Spider-Man 2, which earned $152.5 million in

Murphy’s Law – Schadenfreude

Joel Murphy It was no surprise to me that someone finally took a swing at Perez Hilton. Frankly, the only surprise to me is that no one punched the gossip blogger in the face sooner. In case you missed it, Hilton got into a heated discussion with

Murphy’s Law – Mother puss bucket!

Joel Murphy It’s a good week to be a Ghostbusters fan. Yesterday, the original Ghostbusters movie was released on Blu-ray and a new Ghostbusters video game featuring the original actor’s voices was released for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the Wii. Also this week during the

Murphy’s Law – The tragic death of David Carradine

Joel Murphy Loyal readers, I need to ask you all a favor – if I am ever found dead in a Bangkok hotel room – naked with ropes tied around places they shouldn’t be – please don’t pry into the circumstances surrounding my death. It’s probably best

Murphy’s Law – Do it for Mal

Joel Murphy “I’ll tell you this. No one has ever shown the kind of faith in me that Joss Whedon has shown, in both giving me a lead on his sci-fi show Firefly and in letting me play a villain for the very first time. No one’s

Murphy’s Law – … Around

Joel Murphy As longtime readers know by now, one of my biggest pet peeves is the lack of originality in Hollywood. One needs to look no further than this summer’s release schedule – which includes the fourth installment in the X-men franchise, a fourth Terminator movie, a

Murphy’s Law – No chance in hell

Joel Murphy Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels may have beaten Vince McMahon inside the ring, but outside of the squared circle, the Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment is unbeatable (unless he’s going up against a bunch of tree-hugging panda-lovers claiming the rights to

Murphy’s Law – Sorry Gelfond, size does matter

Joel Murphy As most of you know by now, J.J. Abram’s Star Trek film made $76.5 million in its opening weekend, which included a record-breaking $8.2 million in IMAX theaters. But what you may not know is that many of the IMAX patrons didn’t actually see the

Murphy’s Law – Defending Miss California

Joel Murphy Like most stories that involve Perez Hilton, I’ve been doing my best to ignore this whole Carrie “Miss California” Prejean debacle, but it seems like the story just won’t die. In case you somehow missed it, Prejean was made famous during last month’s Miss USA