The Muppets

Muppets Most Wanted Review

Muppets Most Wanted is to the Muppet franchise what A Good Day to Die Hard was to the John McClane films. A lazy, cynical mess (two things The Muppets should never be) that nearly made our Muppet loving film editor openly cry when he saw how far they have fallen.

Blu-Ray Round-up: 8/19/13

This might be our best Blu-Ray review round up yet, including The Muppet Movie, The Sword in the Stone, Wes Craven's Swamp Thing, John Carpenter's The Fog, Mel Brooks' The Producers, and The Kentucky Fried Movie.

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The Five-Year Engagement Review

While it will probably appeal to the most adoring fans of producer Judd Apatow and star Jason Segel, The Five-Year Engagement is a mean spirited, mostly unoriginal comedy that can never decide if it wants to pander to women or to bros, when it's a plot clearly designed to pander to the latter.

The Muppets Review

While it’s as funny as one would hope a Muppet film would be, the rebooting of this finely-felted gang of friends does have a few fairly big problems. Structurally the film is a bit wonky and the script feels like the result of many different people having a lot of different feelings about the tone of the film. To call a film like The Muppets out on such seemingly trivial issues might sound like the groaning of Statler and Waldorf, but despite any such complaints The Muppets are undoubtedly back at the top of their game comedically.

Meeting Kermit the Frog

From under the table a small green flipper came up as Kermit propped himself onto the chair in front of his microphone. “Hi everybody!” OH MY GOD KERMIT’S HERE.

The Great Muppet Mixtape

Is there anything dorkier than having a deep, profound love for The Muppets? When the guys here at Dork Shelf asked me if I could throw together a special week of Muppet related content in honour of this week’s release of the latest Muppet film, I nearly hyperventilated and passed out from excitement. The Muppets have been involved with several of my favourite films of all time and they had a huge impact on my understanding of writing and comedy.

The Muppets Trailer

Although Disney seems to have a financial lock on the characters and their escapades, the fact that original muppeteers such as Frank Oz, and Jim Henson's son Brian, are still at the helm means that the new film should be keeping in the original spirit of the brilliant series and early films. The script is written by Jason Segel, a solid actor and singer despite some questionable film choices, and also stars Amy Adams, who I maintain is an amazing talent.