Ahead of its theatrical release, the promotional campaign for Disney's The Muppets included several amusing trailers parodying The Avengers, The Green Lantern, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Twilight, and The Hangover Part II (they even parodied themselves).
Just because The Muppets completed its theatrical run you didn't think they would stop with the parody trailers, did you? Just in time for it's March 20 DVD and Blu-ray release, the movie has released yet another parody trailer — this time taking on The Hunger Games. watch the new parody trailer Posted 03.06.12 by Chris
Actor Jason Segel co-wrote and starred in last year's The Muppets, which, after being the first Muppets movie in over ten years, quickly became the most successful Muppets movie ever made. Discussion of a sequel naturally followed, but reportedly without Segel's involvement, as neither a writer nor as an actor.
Segel's stepping away seemed curious, since his co-writer — Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller — is on board to return as well as director James Bobin. However, in an interview with Collider, Segel confirmed that he will not work on the sequel, claiming that he wanted to "pursue more human-related projects." read segel's comments >> Posted 03.05.12 by Ryan
After the success of Jason Segel's The Muppets last year, director James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller have decided to make a sequel, even without the funny actor.
According to Vulture, Segel won't be returning as an actor or co-writer in the new Muppets movie due to previous commitments. Segel is currently starring in CBS's How I Met Your Mother as well as promoting his upcoming rom-coms (The Five-Year Engagement and This Is Forty).
While a movie with the lovable Muppets but without the man who made them cool again may seem dull, not all hope is lost. Vulture reports their Disney insiders said "there's still a chance that the actor may star in a Muppets sequel, depending on how the Stoller-Bobin script turns out."
In the meantime, check out Segel alongside Emily Blunt in April's The Five-Year Engagement and in Judd Apatow's This Is Forty, set to hit theaters this December. Posted 03.01.12 by reelz
The Oscars are this Sunday, and it seems like humans and puppets alike can't contain their excitement. This year marks the 84th ceremony for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the fifth appearance for family-favorites the Muppets.
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy starred in Jason Segel's 2011 musical comedy, The Muppets, and will be at the awards to present a surprise. Kermit's felt lips were sealed, only admitting to EW that it was "something very special." watch their interview >> Posted 02.24.12 by reelz
Most of us couldn't give a hoot who is presenting at the Academy Awards but when a press release states that two of the most famous Muppets will be partaking, we had to share our excitement.The beloved "it" couple, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog are scheduled to present at the 84th Academy Award ceremony, taking place Sunday, Feb. 26. This will be the fifth time the Muppets have presented at the Oscars. Kermit and Miss Piggy have been on a streak since the release of their latest movie The Muppets this past November. The movie's song, "Man of Muppet," is Oscar nominated for Best Song, but sadly no performance of the song is on the agenda for the awards show. Seems like it would have been a great addition to the show with the award nomination and Muppet presenters, but maybe it would have been overkill.
Wonder what award they'll present . . . Posted 02.17.12 by reelz
The Muppets was a hit in theaters this past fall, and it's going to spring onto shelves on the first day of, well, Spring. The Muppets used their official Facebook page to announce that their newest movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray March 20.
The family friendly movie never hit the number one spot at the box office (thanks to its competition from Breaking Dawn - Part 1), but it still managed to make back nearly its entire budget the first week it was in theaters. During its run, The Muppets ended up taking in a little over $100M worldwide. Perhaps this will be enough to convince Disney and Jason Segel to make another one.
If March is too long to wait for a fuzzy fix, Miss Piggy will be the celebrity judge on tonight's Project Runway Allstars. Miss Piggy does not take fashion lightly, so chances are she will be a tough customer to please. Watch the trailer for the dvd and blu-ray release >> Posted 01.20.12 by Mandy
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 ||$42M ||$221.3M ||Easily repeats in 2nd week even after huge drop-off |
|The Muppets ||$29.5M ||$41.5M ||Nearly makes budget ($42M) in first week in release |
|Happy Feet Two ||$13.4M ||$43.7M ||Another disappointing weekend for sequel to 2006 hit |
|Arthur Christmas ||$12.7M ||$12.7M ||Poor per-screen average has this animated pic opening 4th |
|Hugo ||$11.4M ||$11.4M ||Well-reviewed Scorsese pic wins weekend for best per-screen average |
Posted 11.27.11 by reelz
The Muppets have scored big, receiving 100% from rotten tomatoes critics and an outstanding 86% from anxious audience members, who await it's opening tomorrow. With reviews like this, The Muppets should have a successful debut weekend.
"The Muppets is clever and current without being cynical, smart without being condescending, funny without being exclusionary to grown-ups or to kids."— Bill Goodykoontz , Arizona Republic
"I've never seen a movie so perfectly balanced between unabashed nerdiness and hipness. It's transcendent that way."— Wesley Morris , Boston Globe
"Blending self-deprecating comic asides with high-spirited showmanship, the movie captures the essence of Jim Henson's classic 1970s TV show and 1979's The Muppet Movie."— Claudia Puig , USA Today
"It's time to see The Muppets, it's time to see this show."— Richard Roeper, Richard Roper.com
"These are the same old, adorable Muppets, as sweetly innocent and likable as ever. Winking at itself, the movie is casually, amusingly self-reflexive."— Stephen Holden , New York Times
See more Muppets Review Posted 11.22.11 by reelz
The soundtrack for The Muppet Movie was nominated for an Oscar, as was the song "The Rainbow Connection," but is the score for The Muppets bound for the same type of critical acclaim?
It seems like it should be a strong contender. Bret McKenzie, from the Grammy-winning duo Flight of the Conchords, wrote three songs for the new movie, and it includes a special appearance by Feist, as well as an a capella Nirvana cover. What's not to love?
The soundtrack was released today, but for fans who aren't sure if they want to purchase the album, there is a preview available. From what we've heard, a rock ballad featuring Jason Segel on vocals sounds like Oscar gold to us. watch the preview, see Piggy's amazing talent Posted 11.21.11 by Mandy
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Demi Moore has filed for divorce from Ashton Kutcher, virtually citing his cheating as the reason, telling the AP, "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life." Some other split bits:
- Kutcher confirmed the news via a tweet saying, "I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi." No word on whether that was written by Kutcher or one of the writers at his media company now in charge of the feed.
- Moore will surely be changing her Twitter handle from "MrsKutcher" and Us offers a few suggestions.
- Kutcher and Moore's "open marriage" has been blamed for the split, with one insider saying Demi likes women as much as men.
- Kutcher's alleged mistress Brittney Jones, who claims to have had sex with him after meeting at a bowling alley in 2010, now says, "I told ya so."
- The couple is rumored to have lived apart for months and are now both lawyering up as they get ready to do battle over a $290 million fortune.
It wasn't exactly "Occupy People" as we suggested yesterday, but about 15 people in Ryan Gosling masks stood in the rain outside of Manhattan's Time-Life Building on Wednesday, protesting the magazine's awarding of "The Sexiest Man Alive" title to Bradley Cooper.
Speaking of the Occupy movement, Anne Hathaway joined the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan's Union Square yesterday, holding a sign that said "Blackboards Not Bullets."
Rihanna complained to Ellen DeGeneres that she doesn't like being single and that she doesn't "get any booty calls."
Fans hoping to see Elmo in Jason Segel's Muppets movie next weekend will be disappointed to learn he doesn't appear in the picture because Sesame Steet characters are still owned by Children's Television Workshop, not Disney, who purchased the Muppets Jim Henson's estate in 2004. Posted 11.18.11 by reelz