Comebacks We'd Love to See

Prince, Julie Andrews, Francis Ford Coppola deserve another chance
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2010 5:00 AM CDT
Prince attends John Galliano's Spring-Summer 2010 fashion collection in Paris, Oct. 7, 2009.   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
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(Newser) – Whether they're clearly taking anything just for the money or out-and-out slumming, numerous pop culture icons are mired in a rut of underachievement. The Onion A.V. Club staff fields a question from a Sylvester Stallone loyalist and lists more artists deserving of a second chance:

  • Sam Adams can't quit Nicolas Cage: "The near-unremitting river of shit that is his recent output would be disheartening even if it weren’t clear that the main source of his troubles is Cage himself."

  • "I think it goes without saying that we’d all like to see what Calvin and HobbesBill Watterson is working on these days," writes Tasha Robinson.
  • "I’d love to see Francis Ford Coppola make at least one more great film," writes Leonard Pierce. "From 1972 to 1979, the man seemed incapable of cranking out anything but pure unvarnished genius."
  • Michaelangelo Matos doesn't hesitate: "This one is easy: Prince."
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