Muppets

Muppets Most-ly Wanted

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2014

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Muppets Most Wanted
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Muppets Most WantedAfter the success of 2011’s big-screen relaunching of the Muppets franchise, director James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller return (along with Christophe Beck who once again writes the songs) for a mostly enjoyable sequel that sadly lacks the heart of the previous film.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Muppets Most Wanted. It works as a wacky caper comedy, albeit not nearly as well as The Great Muppet Caper, with the trademarks of The Muppet franchise including cameos, running gags, frog and pig romance, and several fun (if not that memorable) songs. But ranking it against the Muppets other four major theatrical releases I would place it solidly last behind The Muppets Take Manhattan.

Picking up directly following the events of The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted begins with the group hiring Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) as their new agent who helps his boss, escaped thief Constantine (Matt Vogel) swich places with Kermit (Steve Whitmire) to use the Muppet’s world tour as cover for a series of robberies.

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on November 22, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Muppets Most Wanted
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We now have our first full-length trailer for Muppets Most Wanted which finds Kermit replaced with an evil doppelganger who uses the Muppets European tour as cover for a planned jewel heist. The sequel stars the Muppets, Ricky GervaisTina FeyTy BurrellDanny TrejoDebby Ryan, Lady GagaZach GalifianakisChristoph Waltz, and Salma Hayek. Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters on March 21st.

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First Look

by Alan Rapp on August 6, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Muppets Most Wanted
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It won’t open until next spring, but here’s a first look at The Muppets sequel Muppets Most Wanted starring The Muppets, Ricky GervaisTina FeyTy Burrell, and Constantine (the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog). You can find pics and press notes inside.

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The Muppets – Ode to Joy

by Alan Rapp on November 8, 2012

in Found on the Net

  • Title: The Muppet Christmas Carol
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Celebrating The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition on DVD and Blu-ray, here’s a bunch of chickens singing “Ode to Joy.” I’m not gonna lie, I could watch this all day.

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The Muppets

by Alan Rapp on March 23, 2012

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: The Muppets
  • IMDB: link

the-muppets-blu-rayThis past summer the Muppets returned to the big screen in a big way thanks to co-writer and star Jason Segel, along with some great (and Oscar-winning) songs from the Flight of the ConchordsBret McKenzie, and all of our favorite Muppet characters including Kermit the Frog (Steve Whitmire), Fozzie (Eric Jacobson), Gonzo (Dave Goelz), Rowlf (Bill Barretta), Scooter (David Rudman), Animal (Jacobson), Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mahem, Beaker (Whitmire), Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (Goelz), and Miss Piggy (Jacobson).

When the Muppet Studios are threatened by a greedy oil baron (Chris Cooper) who plans to tear the studio down to drill for oil, Walter (Peter Linz), the Muppets biggest fan, along with his brother Gary (Segel) and Gary’s fiance Mary (Amy Adams) pull the Muppets back together to put on one more show. For more on the movie read my original review.

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The Muppets

by Alan Rapp on November 23, 2011

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: The Muppets
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the-muppets-posterIt’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s been a long time since the The Muppets took Manhattan, had a great caper, or set their sites on an original movie. Sure there was that attempt to give Gonzo his own film, and the series of movies adapted from literature to star The Muppets over the years, but for the first time in a long time, with no small part to Jason Segel, The Muppets are back.

The story begins with brothers Walter (Peter Linz) and Gary (Segel) traveling to Los Angeles with Gary’s longtime girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams). Although the trip was initially set as an anniversary getaway for the lovers, Gary brings Walter along to let him realize one of his dreams by visiting Muppet Studios.

Walter is crushed to find the studio in disrepair and horrified to learn that an oil tycoon (Chris Cooper) is set to take ownership of the property and destroy it. The Muppets have only one chance, the contract leaves a clause that they can buy back the studio before the deadline if they can raise $10,000,000.

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In case you missed it, Here’s the video of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy (and a few of their friends) from this past Monday’s episode of the WWE Raw. The Muppets were the special guests of the wrestling program to help promote their new film, The Muppets, which hits theaters on November 23rd. In part one Piggy and Kermit meet Vickie Guerrero, Jack Swagger, Santino Marella, and Kelly Kelly, and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker interact with Sheamus and Christian. Part two, which you will find after the jump, includes Piggy talking with John Morrison and Hornswaggle, and appearances by Fozzie Bear and Gonzo, Animal, and Statler and Waldorf.

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  • Title: The Muppets
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The first trailer for The Muppets is finally out. Yeah, it’s a little cheesy trying to disguise it as a romantic comedy, but it’s the Muppets so I’m willing to forgive quite a bit. Aside from the wacky regulars (Kermit, Piggy, et al.) the film also stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Zach Galifianakis, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black, Rashida Jones, Ricky Gervais, and Selena Gomez. The craziness begins in theaters everywhere on Thanksgiving.

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  • Title: The Muppets
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Disney has released the first photo for The Muppets triumphant return to theaters next Christmas.

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Tube Watch

by Alan Rapp on December 16, 2008

in Nework & Cable TV News 

  • Title: A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa
  • IMDB: link

Here’s a little programming note for you Muppets fans out there.  Wednesday night marks the debut of an all-new Muppet Christmas special – A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa.  The story features the lovable characters accidently intercepting three letters sent to Santa Claus and their attempts to make the children’s holiday wishes come true.  It will also feature, as you’d expect, cameos from a few celebs including Whoopi Goldberg, Jan Krakowski, Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane, Michael Bloomberg, and others.  For more, including a photo gallery for the show, click here.  The hour-long special will air Wednesday night at 8:00/7:00 on NBC.  Check out the videos below for a behind the scenes look and preview of the special.  Updated to include the video for the full special!

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