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They say when a society can no longer come up with original ideas, it's a sign of a society in decline. Based off of what Hollywood has been farting out these past couple of years, I give the U.S. six months before hitting rock bottom.

I can't remember the last time I saw a movie that wasn't 1. a remake, 2. based off a novel, 3. based off a graphic novel, or 4. a sequel (or in the case of "Saw" the 47th sequel).

Case in point, the trailer for the new "Fame" movie has just been released (oh yes, that very same movie that only a short decade or two ago had us singing we were going to live forever as we danced around in our underwear and neon pink leg warmers...what? just me?).

If that wasn't bad enough, "Footloose" is also making a comeback. Other movies rumored to be headed for remake land are "Scarface" "The Wizard of Oz" "The Holy Grail" "Short Circuit" and I kid you not, "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." I have even heard faint rumors of a remake of "Manos: The Hand of Fate" also known as the world's worst movie, making it one of the best episodes of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" ever.

Hollywood, stop the remake madness! The writer's strike is over. You have writers. Use them. Please. Before America finally finds ourselves heading to the movies to go see Zac Efron in a remake of "Big" (oops...too late...he already is, only this time it's called "17 Again").

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Oh, stop the madness!