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    Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 108: ‘The Muppet Movie’

      Are you confused? Feeling lost, perhaps? Well, you should try Hare Krishna. But if you have and found that religion to be more of a myth (myth! myth!), then maybe it’s time to move right along and discover the fabled rainbow connection on the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. If you haven’t figured out […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on ‘Muppet Treasure Island’

    Muppet Treasure Island Directed by Brian Henson Written by Jerry Juhl Starring Tim Curry, Kevin Bishop, Jennifer Saunders, Billy Connolly It is, admittedly, strange to criticize a movie adaptation of a well-worn classic for being too faithful. Some movies, of course, are too stuck on the books or plays they’re adapting, unable to break free […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol Directed by Brian Henson Written by Jerry Juhl Is it right for us to see the Muppets out of their natural habitat? That question was posed to audiences in the 1990s, as Walt Disney Pictures brought us The Muppet Christmas Carol in 1992 and Muppet Treasure Island in 1996, two adaptations […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on ‘The Muppets’

    The Muppets Directed by James Bobin Written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller What is so special about Kermit the Frog? What is about Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, the Great Gonzo, and others that make us treasure them so dearly, so closely? I don’t ask because I don’t get it–just a couple of days […] More

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    Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 22: ‘The Muppets’

    It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet The Muppets on Mousterpiece Cinema tonight! Yes, friends, after a 12-year hiatus, the furry felt creatures that sprung from the imaginations of such visionaries as Jim Henson are back on the big screen. Is the new movie a return […] More

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    Best Movie Trailers of 2011

    It seems like it was only yesterday when I posted the best trailers of 2010 with the trailer for Terrence Malick’s Tree Of Life taking top honours. As we continue our look back at 2011, we’re once again reminded of a few things: Movie trailers have become a medium unto themselves, but you should never […] More

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    2011: The year’s best movie moments (part 2)

      Most moviegoers can agree on one thing: there were way too many movies this year. If you’re (un)fortunate enough to live in New York, you had the opportunity to see around 600 new features come and go; the rest of us didn’t get that many fewer. That means that anyone who’s been put in […] More

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    2011: The year’s best movie moments (part 1)

    Most moviegoers can agree on one thing: there were way too many movies this year. If you’re (un)fortunate enough to live in New York, you had the opportunity to see around 600 new features come and go; the rest of us didn’t get that many fewer. That means that anyone who’s been put in a […] More

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