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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 now available on DVD and Blu-ray. 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 disastrous release in […]

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Katherine Heigl to investigate puppet murders

Katherine Heigl is in “advanced negotiations” to star in the Who Framed Roger Rabbit-sounding new film The Happytime Murders, Deadline reports. The picture, written by Todd Berger, features a world in which puppets and humans co-exist, but where puppets are second-class citizens. When the cast of a 1980s puppet show are murdered one by one, […]

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Muppet backlash; Frank Oz and ‘old guard’ upset with new movie

It seems Statler and Waldorf are not the only ones unimpressed with the new Muppet movie.  Famed puppeteer Frank Oz and as a group of writers and performers who helped develop the franchise alongside Jim Henson have expressed their concern over the direction screenwriter Jason Segel and Disney are taking their characters. Frank Oz told Metro […]

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New images from The Muppets

A batch of new images from The Muppets has debuted online, temporarily sating our maddening anticipation for the Jason Segel-scripted feature. The new pics were released by Disney (and helpfully collated by Slashfilm), along with some character descriptions for Segel’s character Gary, his brother Walter (the new Muppet seen between Kermit and Rowlf above), and […]

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