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Review: The Muppets

As of this writing, it’s been four hours since I left the theater after seeing The Muppets. And there is not an ounce of hyperbole when I say that I am still smiling and humming their famous tune, Manamana. In the updated muppet universe, the muppet theatre has fallen into disrepair. A wealthy oil tycoon, Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), has plans to buy the theatre, destroy it, and drill for oil. Muppet superfan Walter, touring the studio with his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), stumbles upon the nefarious plot. The trio must then round up the old Muppet gang to raise enough money to save the theatre. Continue reading

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Ten Movies That Would Be Better With Muppets

For the past several months, Disney has saturated the public with a series of ads for their upcoming release, The Muppets. In these ads, the beloved gang has spoofed one new release after another, ranging from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to Paranormal Activity 3 to Green Lantern and everything else in between. These ads have been a blast every step of the way, energizing the younger generations while also filling the older generations with nostalgia. With The Muppets just a few short weeks away, it’s left me to wonder–what other movies would be better with Muppets? Continue reading

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Seven Things I Learned from The Muppets

There’s nothing like a big slice of late 70’s and early 80’s childhood nostalgia. There were a lot of shows that held my interest when I was a wee lad. I loved Scooby Doo. Heck, Daphne was my definition of the ideal woman when I was 5 years old. The Smurfs were somehow interesting to me, a fact that embarrasses me now. The Dukes of Hazard was great because I lived in South Carolina when it was on. As near as I could tell at the time, it was a documentary. But no show from that era taught me more that would equip me to deal with adulthood than The Muppet Show. It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the seven things I learned on the Muppet Show tonight. Here are seven valuable life lessons I learned from watching Jim Henson work his magic.
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