That ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Golden Globes Commercial

Posted in Movies on January 13th, 2014 by Nick

muppets-most-wanted-constantine-sliceClearly if you want a Golden Globes winners list, there are a bazillion websites you can check out. So instead, lets just bask in the glory that was the Muppets commercial for Muppets Most Wanted! What a neat little romp of fake tweets cleverly tied into the Globes. That’s some A+ marketing, man.

Here’s what Kermit and Co. offered up during last night’s broadcast:

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Kermit Gets Jail Time in the New ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Trailer

Posted in Movies, Trailer Park on November 20th, 2013 by Nick

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Although it was probably a good move for Jason Segel, I must admit to being slightly bummed that the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star decided against writing and starring in next year’s Muppets Most Wanted. Luckily, director (and now co-writer) James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller are back, and as we can see in the newly released theatrical trailer, it seems we’re in for another treat from the Muppets!

The Muppets head out on a global tour, but trouble comes in the form of Constantine, a Kermit look alike who steals a bunch of shit and frames Kermit for it. The rest of the gang must figure out that their new Kermie isn’t their old Kermie before the real Kermie gets decapitated by a guillotine on Death Row!

Just kidding. That was a mostly stupid joke. But dammit – they’d better figure it out fast…or……or else!

Segel may be out, but Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Ty Burrell are all in, along with what will probably be 9,002 celebrity cameos. Academy Award-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie also returns to provide the music.

Muppets Most Wanted is set to hit theaters March 21, 2014. And hopefully without another Tex Richman song.
 

 

There are going to be so many fake mustaches in this movie.

 

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Muppet Perversion

Posted in Dog and Pony Show on February 14th, 2012 by Nick

I wasn’t going to post this, but after randomly stumbling upon not one, but two sick and twisted pieces of Muppet shenanigans, I simply had to share. Don’t blame me though, gentle readers. Blame it on the Internet. And George Takei.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Chad for posting the “Love Gone Bad!” pic…and Takei, for posting the other! Or maybe, I shouldn’t be thanking them…

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The ‘Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational’ Film of the Year!

Posted in Movies, things I like that you should like too on November 26th, 2011 by Nick

Too often does Hollywood revive series from the dead, ruining my childhood memories with terrible CGI and even worse renditions of nauseating Pop tunes from the last decade. In The Muppets, this is not the case.

Thanks to Jason Segal, Nicholas Stoller, James Bobin and Disney, the Muppets are back for their first outing since 1999′s Muppets from Space.

Despite the film’s lack of Rizzo (bastards!), Segal and company really nailed this one. There are zero jokes about recent pop culture mania. No CGI, no terrible pop songs, nor hidden adult humor. The Muppets is everything you’d want from a Muppet spectacle: extravagant celebrity cameos and a whole lot of FELT.

Gary (Segal) and his brother Walter (a new Muppet!) set out for California to see the sights and visit the old Muppet Theater. After finding it in disarray, Walter overhears oil man Tex Richman’s plans to buy the theater and tear it down. Little does everyone know, the theater sits on a potentially lucrative oil field, and Richman wants to drill. Walter, Gary and Gary’s gal pal Mary (Amy Adams) set out to reunite the Muppets and raise the $10 million needed to buy back the theater.

The Muppets remains completely true to the series and Jim Henson legacy. This blogger was worried that the film would’ve tried to modernize the characters a great deal, but gladly, Segal and his team withheld from such temptations. As Walter, Mary, Gary and Kermit rush around the country to collect the rest of the gang, the characters break the fourth wall often, with nods to needing a montage or worrying about the film’s length…which I suppose one could claim as a “modern” form of joking and storytelling. Thankfully, it worked and added some depth and color to the movie and characters.

There’s really nothing negative to be said here…except for the lack of Rizzo one-liners of course! With this latest installment, the Muppets feel completely rejuvenated, both as a franchise and also as a form of entertainment that many will warmly remember from our childhoods. Hopefully, The Muppets will resonate with a new generation of kids and, fingers crossed, this will simply be the beginning of a new crop of “sensational, inspirational, celebrational, and muppetational” Muppets movies.

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