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The Year in Music: October 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in October 2010.

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Shrek the Third (2007)

Nothing looks to be ongoing so much as Shrek, except maybe the other sequel machines huffing and puffing this summer.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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The Personal Best of Monty Pythons Flying Circus

A nostalgia-tinged scrapbook satisfying to only the most ardent of collectors.

Sean O’Neal
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Monty Python's Flying Circus: 16 Ton Megaset Collection

In the heavenly hierarchy of humor, Monty Python's Flying Circus is God. Its four-year run on the BBC resulted in 45 stellar examples of superior sketch comedy.

Bill Gibron
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Monty Python's Flying Circus - Eric Idle's Personal Best

Monty Python pioneered the stream-of-consciousness comedy style, which meant every show was like a conversation that flowed from a start to an end.

Scott Carlson
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Do Not Adjust Your Set

Do Not Adjust Your Set was part of a trio of prehistoric Python shows.

Scott Carlson
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The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America by Eric Idle

Idle's humanity, ultimately, saves this book from becoming a run-of-the-mill title that usually clogs the humor section at your local bookstore.

Daulton Dickey
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Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

This time around, Life of Brian might be seen for what it is: an icon of irreverent comic brilliance.

Bill Gibron
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Ella Enchanted (2004)

It is an updated fairy tale that, for all its charms, can't quite break out of its old-time constraints.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The extras in this two-disc set are ample and appropriately Python-y.

Jesse Hassenger

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