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Felt again – Muppets Most Wanted review

By Simon Miraudo April 1, 2014 In 2011, Jim Henson’s long-retired felt friends The Muppets were welcomed back to the big screen warmly by kids and kids-at-heart alike. In 2014, The Muppets’ inevitable sequel is met with all the anticipation of a forgotten appointment: “Oh, was that today?” There are a few possible reasons Muppets […]

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Living in the past – Austenland review

By Jess Lomas November 27, 2013 It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s work remains an infinite well of inspiration for modern authors and filmmakers. The latest in this canon, Austenland, is sure to divide Janeites (Austen fans), but is ultimately a fun, if somewhat uneven, romp. Based on the novel by Shannon […]

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Teaser Debut: Muppets Most Wanted

The teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted, the sequel to 2011’s The Muppets, has arrived online. Formerly titled The Muppets … Again, it sees your favourite felt characters mistaken for international criminals. Ricky Gervais plays the right-hand-man to the villainous Constantine (a Kermit lookalike), while Ty Burrell stars as the Interpol agent on their tail. […]

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Disney begins work on Muppets sequel

Prepare to wave your arms wildly in the air and squeal with delight. Disney are getting to work on a sequel to The Muppets. According to Vulture, director James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller have made a deal with the studio to write the script for a follow-up feature. Unfortunately, creative head, original screenwriter, and superfan Jason […]

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And the Oscar winners are…

The winners of the 84th Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles today, at a ceremony hosted by nine-timer Billy Crystal. Surprises were few and far between; in fact, the only shocker was that the show wrapped up after a relatively brisk three hours. Michel Hazanavicius’ award-gobbling juggernaut The Artist was named the Best Picture of the […]

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The Quickflix Oscar Live-Blog

Will French film The Artist become the first non-US/UK production to win Best Picture? Can Meryl Streep collect her third acting Oscar? Could funny people Jonah Hill, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Bret McKenzie take home an Academy Award? Will anyone be able to pronounce the name Michel Hazanavicius? All will be revealed. Join us for … Also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see all the result […]

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You’re invited to The Quickflix Oscar Live-Blog

By our count, it’s been … ooh … 51 weeks since the Countdown to the Oscars first began. Can you believe the 84th Academy Awards ceremony is now mere days away? UPDATE: It’s happening right here! Before we start heralding next year’s nominees (The Grey!), let’s send off the current batch in style. All 5,765 of the […]

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Trailer Debut: Two Little Boys

When we first heard that Flight of the Conchords‘ Bret McKenzie would be teaming up with Aussie Hamish Blake for the comedy Two Little Boys, we were quite thrilled by the comic prospects. That excitement has been tempered somewhat by the new trailer. McKenzie and Blake star as two BFFs who accidentally kill someone, and struggle to, ahem, […]

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Check out the Oscar Class of 2012

Hollywood’s finest assembled in Los Angeles this morning for the annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon. Of the 188 nominees, 150 showed up and participated in the group photo. Cheese! Click on the image to embiggen. Some stray observations: – Who was the genius that made tiny Michelle Williams stand all the way in the back? […]

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Superfan – The Muppets review

The Muppets ­– Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper. Directed by James Bobin. Rated G. Originally published November 19, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. The Muppets is the first theatrical adventure featuring Jim Henson’s legendary cast of critters in twelve years. Their last big screen effort was Muppets From Space, and as of its […]

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Flight of the Conchords movie in the works?

Bret McKenzie – one half of comedy duo Flight of the Conchords and music supervisor on the new Muppets movie – has hinted that he and Jemaine Clement may team-up for a FOTC movie. Speaking to Collider, McKenzie offered the following answer when asked about the possibility of a Conchords feature film: “We’re gonna try […]

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New Muppet Walter was inspired by Michael Cera

The new Muppet movie introduces us to a brand new creation from Jim Henson’s workshop: Walter, the felt-based brother of Jason Segel‘s character Gary. Walter’s puppeteer Peter Linz has revealed to the New York Times that he was asked in his audition to base his performance on everyone’s favourite nervy Bluth: Michael Cera! “They told […]

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Superfan – The Muppets review

The Muppets ­– Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper. Directed by James Bobin. Rated G. By Simon Miraudo. The Muppets arrives in Australian cinemas January 12, 2012. In the meantime, enjoy this early review. The Muppets is the first theatrical adventure featuring Jim Henson’s legendary cast of critters in twelve years. Their last big […]

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Conchord to co-star with Hamish Blake in Two Little Boys

In what looks to be an ANZAC-style alliance of comic Avengers, members of two much-loved comedy duos are teaming up for a new film. According to Flicks, New Zealand’s Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) and Australia’s Hamish Blake (the recently defunct Hamish and Andy radio show) will play former-BFFs in the Robert Sarkies-directed Two […]

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