Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Movie Review: The Muppets

Today, for the first time since 1999’s ‘Muppets from Space’, Kermit and the gang hit the big screen. If you read this blog at all, you already know I’m a big… nay… huge fan of Jim Henson’s lovable band of misfits. So, going in, it is natural to assume that I fully expected to enjoy ‘The Muppets’. But, I do remember the mediocre outings that were ‘Muppets from Space’ and ‘Muppet Treasure Island’, so I had my trepidations. But enough about my mindset going in… I’ll now get to the question you came here for: Is the new Muppet movie any good?

Without being spoilery at all, I can give a complete and enthusiastic thumbs up. From the opening dance number to the final tune over the credits, ‘The Muppets’ is pure cinematic bliss. I’ll be as spoiler-free as possible with my further comments but, if just came to find out if ‘The Muppets’ is good, then… yes! A thousand times yes! Now go see it!

As for the movie itself, I’d seen and read all the interviews with writer/star Jason Segel leading up to the release of ‘The Muppets’. The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star kept professing his love of the original Muppets. But I just couldn’t wrap my head around a new writer with being able to pull off a Muppet movie with as much heart as the 1979 original ‘Muppet Movie’. But Segel utterly proved me wrong.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

'The Dark Knight' Trailer Done 1960s Style

Ever wondered what it would look like if the crew of the 1960's Adam West 'Batman' were to make a trailer for the dark and realistic world of 'The Dark Knight'? Well wonder no longer! Here it is!

And as corny as it looks, I unashamedly admit that I would so watch this if it were ever actually made.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Muppets Hangout on Google+

Yeah... Here I am again with another Muppets update and video. So sue me. Either way, you know how Google+ was supposed to be the awesome Facebook killer? Well, as it turns out, it's not so much. The coolest feature of G+, though, had to be the hangout. It allowed for multiple people to video-chat realtime.

Now, the Muppets and the creators of the new 'The Muppets' movie have taken advantage of the Google+ Hangout feature to bring us another new video promoting the movie. This time, the gang chats about making the movie and gives some great laughs in the process.