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Two more dead end trends: Are space aliens taking jobs away from earthling movie premises?

Here's two more that didn't make the cut:

Aliens Among Us:

Did I mention that if you punch "Lou Dobbs" and "Antichrist" into Google you get 19,000 hits?

He just might want to take note of the fact that aliens -- extraterrestrial for the most part and most likely illegal -- are in Hollywood right now taking jobs away from earthling movie premises. Among those upcoming are "District 9", the animated "Battle for Terra," "Planet 51" and maybe J.J. Abrams new Star Trek prequel (I don't think Mr. Spock's ancestors arrived on the Mayflower). And maybe we can include James Cameron's highly anticipated and supposedly  mind altering "Avatar" in the category, which according to this New York Times story, might also alienate us from our own experience.

Toy Stories R Us:

In the great tradition of Bratz (2007) and the first Transformers movie two more films adapted from toys will be opening this summer. Michael Bay will follow up with "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" Stephen Sommers's "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra ."  I'm still waiting for them to make movies of my favorite toys when I was growing up -- yo-yo, Silly Putty and stick.

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Peter Keough tosses away all pretenses of objectivity, good taste and sanity and writes what he damn well pleases under the guise of a film blog.

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