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Why the Muppets Should Host the Oscars

Following Kevin Hart’s resignation as host, the Academy still scrambles to find a replacement… or does it? Some suggest that the Academy has no back-up plan and is considering a host-less award ceremony. Where is the fun in that? Hey, Academy, we have the perfect… Read More »Why the Muppets Should Host the Oscars

Kermit and Miss Piggy dish on their new role on ABC’s The Muppets

The marketing campaign for ABC’s show The Muppets has been masterful. From playful spoofs on the Hollywood celebrity breakup culture to leveraging existing ABC TV show stars, there’s been a new breakout video practically every day. In the latest videos Kermit The Frog and Miss… Read More »Kermit and Miss Piggy dish on their new role on ABC’s The Muppets

The Muppets make news with breakup of Kermit and Miss Piggy

In a moment of brilliant marketing, The Muppets are capitalizing on the current trend of Hollywood breakups to generate some viral marketing of their own. Miss Piggy and Kermit appeared together at the Television Critics Association press tour to promote the upcoming ABC show focused… Read More »The Muppets make news with breakup of Kermit and Miss Piggy

The Muppets – Official Trailer

Okay, are you ready? it’s the official trailer for The Muppets. I can see why Disney executives reportedly gave it a standing ovation at the pilot screening. Update: , new video, hopefully with better audio Here’s the official synopsis: The Muppets return to primetime with… Read More »The Muppets – Official Trailer

The Muppets Sequel gets Name, Plot Synopsis

The Muppets sequel has begun shooting in London and Disney has provided EW with the above photo to promote the film. Looks like Kermit the Frog gets mixed up in an international criminal ring via mistaken identity. I also spy Walter from the first film in the image, so it looks like he’s officially a member of the Muppet troupe of characters. Among the human guest stars are Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and Ray Liotta. The movie, now called “The Muppets… Again” is set to hit theaters March 21, 2014.

The full press release, including new plot synopsis, is below the jump:

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The Muppets Disappoints

The Muppets, the seventh film bringing Jim Henson’s The Muppets to the silver screen, is receiving tremendous critical and popular acclaim. It currently holds a 97% rating, “Certified Fresh,” on Rotten Tomatoes, gets 4.5 stars out of 5 from the viewing public, and even claimed a very glowing review here on this very blog.

I’m afraid it falls to me to be a dissenting voice. *Warning Spoilers*

We’ve seen this movie before. It’s essentially The Muppet Movie all over again. Another film it shares tremendous similarity with is The Country Bears. Any commonality with Bears is not a good thing as far as the box office goes. Someone pick up the phone and let Disney Studios know that ‘We’re getting the band back together’ has been done… a lot. I’m tired of this silly old plot and it would have been nice to see something else instead.

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