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I saw the trailer a couple of days ago.

I really wish I could unsee it.

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The horror that is Marmaduke has resulted in a 3 executives post. Everything can be turned to good!

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Fred Davis said on March 30th, 2010 at 10:25 am

Marmaduke is the mind-killer.
Marmaduke is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face Marmaduke.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the Marmaduke has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

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LightlyFrosted said on March 30th, 2010 at 10:38 am

Words cannot express my horror that they have managed to turn this into a feature film.

That said, I’ve got five bucks saying the next horrifying movie we get will be ‘Family Circus’. Then… I’m not sure. Maybe Blondie? I actually enjoy Blondie sometimes (I sympathise with the taking of naps and eating of large sandwiches), but I really can’t see it becoming a feature film. In fact, I’m almost certain that they’d make a horrible feature film of it, unless they took it back to the early thirties and had it follow the only character progression the strip ever had.

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I live in fear of a “Family circus” movie, also “Wizard of ID”, “B.C” and “Cathy.”

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Josh R: I just had a chilling thought, Kate Hudson AS Cathy.

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Actually, there was a whole SERIES of “Blondie” films back in the 1940’s. They were like long sitcoms.

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I’m sure Foxtrot is just a day away.

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@Josh R

Oh God, not “Cathy”. Anything but that. D:

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Maybe Blondie?

If they did a Blondie origins movie (with all of the Great Depression era stuff about Dagwood choosing love over his inheritance and then seeing the consequences of that), it could be interesting.

Which, of course, means they will never do that.
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A “Luann” movie strikes me as something Hollywood might actually consider. Which would suck, because it would heavily feature Luann, who is by far the least interesting character in the strip.

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Fred Davis said on March 30th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I could see Takeshi Kitano pulling off a straight version of Funky Winkerbean, though for something like FBoFW you’d really need to bring back Kubrick or Hitchcock, though maybe speilberg could get away with a few scenes where Elly and her daughter are hiding from her mother and they both have to be very quiet and still to avoid being killed.

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solid snake said on March 30th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Why no mention of the Mattel And Mars Bar Chocobot Hour:The Movie?

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Litany Against Marmaduke FTW, Fred Davis.

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Mark Question said on March 30th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I think they absolutely should do Family Circus next, but get Lars von Trier to direct it, in order to fully capture the bleak, oppressive existential terror of the source material.

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C. Carter said on March 30th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Haha, no one likes “Family Circus!” Thank you, Mark Question, for reminding us that 2000 was a year in which people did things on the Internet!

Anyway, Mr. Bird, these Hollywood-related posts are my favorite segments on MGK, and this was as funny as ever – then suddenly, I saw that last link. Brilliantly done.

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…and in the fourth quatrain, Nostradamus predicted a plague of locusts, the prediction of world’s end by the Mayan culture, and a chorus line of badly realized CGI dogs. Jack Bauer gotta eat.

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Mary Warner said on March 30th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Someone told me about the Marmaduke trailor the other day. I’m still shaking.

Foxtrot could actually be good, though. It’s got real characters.

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In a way, #3 is the worst of the lot, since he knows better.

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Oh please tell me that Joe Mathlete has seen this!

I mean given his contempt for the property and his brilliant analysis of the strip, the movie version just might push him over the edge…

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The only way I would watch a Family Circus movie is if maybe Tim Burton directed it.

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Lister Sage said on March 30th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

They really should have stopped after “Failure” when listing the directors credits.

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What the fuck is wrong with you people?! How can you not want to see this movie? It has a dog on a surfboard! DOGS SURFING!!!!!!

The apotheosis of cinema has happened in our lifetimes, and its name is Marmaduke!

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This is why I’m thankful Bill Watterson retains the rights to Calvin and Hobbes.

Terry Gilliam could direct a Far Side film, though! 😛

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RobotKeaton said on March 30th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

If George Lopez’ history of talking animals movies is any indication, Marmaduke is gonna rule.

I mean, are you guys gonna say that you DIDN’T like Beverly Hills Chihuahua?

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BIGWIG: No trades. Three, you will also get “Oz.” I recommend combining the HBO prison drama with the Baum books. That way, we get two audiences at once.
THIRD: That’s… actually interesting.

http://www.owensworld.com/flashmovies/categorie-14-1.htm

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Does anyone else think an independently produced Get Fuzzy movie could be good? You would have to keep the Hollywood establishment as far away from it as possible for it to have a chance, but it could be fun.

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malakim2099 said on March 30th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I like to think #3 does the good movies that keep the studio from bursting into flames, but is somehow shanghaied into doing these stinkers too.

Or at least that’s what he tells himself in order to sleep at night, no doubt.

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….I thought you must be kidding. I laughed because I ASSUMED YOU MUST BE KIDDING, because no one would ever make a Marmaduke movie.

I died a little inside today.

(clutches her Pushing Daisies DVD collections and mourns Lee Pace’s career.)

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I would see a Cathy movie if Andy Samberg played Cathy. :)

How about a double whammy. A gritty reboot of Beetle Bailey. Played by Matt Damon.

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The irony is that the Bigwig knows exactly what he’s doing in every respect, and Third Exec knows he knows, and he knows Third Exec knows. It’s a horrible and furious neverending battle of wits.

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You think that these posts are just MGK making stuff up, being funny, and then you see things like “Fox to make film featuring E-Trade baby”, and you weep for our society.

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ladypeyton said on March 31st, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Oh ghod! My daughter is 8! There is no way I am getting out of seeing this movie! Pity me!

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BlackBloc said on March 31st, 2010 at 11:22 pm

They could not make a more insanity inducing film if they decided to get the movie rights for The King in Yellow.

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Tenken347 said on April 1st, 2010 at 12:19 am

The thing is, if anybody really wanted to see a true-to-source “Marmaduke” movie, they already made “Beethoven” like 20 years ago. It’s a movie about a big dog who gets into trouble because he’s a big dog who gets into trouble. Shakespeare it ain’t, but I don’t know what you do if someone’s already made your movie (besides, you know, making a movie from a different property entirely).

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Sofa King said on April 1st, 2010 at 8:57 am

In an insane bit of curiosity I had about this movie, wouldn’t a Great Dane just destroy a Doberman?

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Scavenger said on April 2nd, 2010 at 11:11 am

Just because you dared them, there’s now a Look Who’s Talking remake in development.

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Tweety is a sex comedy involving Twitter in some fashion, like maybe Kate Hudson is a girl who’s afraid of commitment and loves shoe shopping, so she breaks up with guys via Twitter while she goes shoe shopping, but then she falls in love with a hunky programmer who works for Twitter –

I was so afraid this was real.lol.

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@david: The thing is, We live in a world with Rex the Motherfucking Wonder Dog who could own Hollywood,, so spending around $10 to see a dog on a surfboard? :\ Just :/

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