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Saturday
Nov262011

'The Muppets' review - A good time for Muppet fans of all ages

When I was young, The Muppets were already a fixture in the entertainment world. It takes a lot of effort to dislike Jim Henson’s Muppets. They’ve always been fantastic family entertainment with that faint edginess to them so the adults enjoy themselves just as much as the kids. I’m happy to report that the formula that made the Muppets so successful is back. After a decade of starring in hit or miss Web videos and lame TV specials, the Muppets have been revived again thanks to Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller, and two of the guys who brought you Flight of the Conchords: Bret McKenzie and James Bobin. 

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Thursday
Oct132011

New trailer for 'The Muppets' reveals its plot

I've always had a soft spot for Jim Henson and it looks like The Muppets might be a decent comeback for the theater gang. Assuming it doesn't get too cutesy and stays edgy enough to score some laughs, this could be one of the better November movies out this year. This new trailer shows the plot which seems to be that the Muppets want to make a comeback but Hollywood keeps saying their old and irrelevent (likely to pass them up for a shot-for-shot remake of Footloose...). 

The Muppets is directed by James Bobin, who is mostly known for his TV work writing and directing Flight of the Conchords and Da Ali G Show. It was written by Jason Segal and Nicholas Stoller, both of which have written some good Judd Apatow comedies in recent years.

The Muppets hits theaters Nov. 23, 2011. It promises to be full of celebrities and even has a new theme song, sung by OK Go