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HEADLINE: ALF's UFO headed for landing on silver screen

Isn't this what we've all been waiting for?  ALF is being made into a movie (click).

It disturbs me to admit that I watched this show.  I never really liked ALF that much myself, but I was married at the time and partially owned a six year-old child. It was my assumption that ALF was one of those forms of entertainment like the Three Stooges which women watched because their men and children enjoyed them so much (Is this sexist?  Yes, I suppose it is).  My inexcusable bias and gross stereo-typing of both genders, however, has slapped me in the face many times over the years as I have encountered more and women who relished ALF's exploits as much...or more?....than their male counterparts.

Does this mean we have to make a movie out of it?

Probably what disturbs me most about this is the affirmation that Hollywood has become less creative story wise than it once was.  It has been remaking old films, old TV shows and even basing films on rides at amusement parks.  The 'remake' is nothing new, our generation did it (How many "A Star is Born"s  and "Beau Geste"s have you seen?), so perhaps this is all in my mind.  I'll admit they've gotten more creative with elements like special effects and computer generated animation, but what is all that without a fresh story?

You've heard my opinion, what's yours?

http://news.yahoo.com/alfs-ufo-headed-landing-silver-screen-1201320...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090390/

Tags: ALF, Hollywood, Remakes, TV, story, writing

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If Hollywood could sober up,

they could make good movies again.

meow

So that's the problem.

*wuff*

I didn't watch Alf back in the day, so I'm sure I won't watch the movie. (I haven't been in a movie theater for probably 25 years)

I got stuff to say about this....I'll be back later and impress ya'll.....:-)

I've been busy......

You've been busy?  That is impressive.

I am an impressive person....even in subtle repose.

I think I remember him being rude.  Was he kind of obnoxious?

I'm in trouble, didn't Alf eat cats?

At Slim..........Both.......but in a very amusing way.

I like a good, action packed Western or most anything else with lots of action especially if its underlying theme is good triumphing over evil. I like stuff blowing up and well done car chases.........Hey, I'm a guy, that's what we do.

But....I do appreciate a well written film with a PLOT whether anybody gets shot or not.

It seems, for the most part,  today's' movies are first of all aimed at 12 to 22 year olds with no recognizable plot, just gratuitous violence and mayhem. Creativity is lost except for the special effects which is getting really good but means nothing without a plot.

I would see an Alf movie....wouldn't pay to see it at the theater, but maybe out of the Red Box. I like his sarcastic humor.

The man that comes home to my house every night watches one called "Stagecoach".  He's not a huge Western fan, but he has a thing for that old movie.

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