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Candyland, the Movie

It will be just like Lord of the Rings, but with candy! And, no, I'm not making this up. Universal is developing a movie based on the Candyland kids' board game, to be written by Ethan Cohen, who wrote Tropic Thunder and Sherlock Holmes. I can see it now..Betty White as Gramma Nutt and Johnny Depp as the Duke of Swirl. Most adults really hate this board game because, well, it's stupid, and it takes forever to play. I hope those qualities don't transfer over to the movie. Because for one thing, you'd get almost to the end, and then it would start over at the beginning! Aargh! I hope this is not a new trend in movies, with more and more being made based on board games. I really don't need to see a 3-D version of Operation with a real-life Cavity Sam splayed out for examination. "Take out wrenched ankle." Ewww. Battling Tops would just make my head spin. And Trouble or Headache could be interesting. But who would they get to play the Pop-o-matic Dice? I think maybe the powesr at be in Hollywood should go back to what they're so good at doing. Making movies out of old TV shows. You know, they still haven't made "F-Troop: The Movie."

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