In Disney’s latest clip from The Muppets, we learn that Walter can sing, dance, and wear the heck out of a powder blue suit. During a musical romp around town, Walter and Gary (costar Jason Segel) gather a crowd to sing about the joys of living. Unfortunately for Walter, Gary’s gangly dance style spells high kicks and pratfalls for the newest Muppet. See the clip — also the first peek at the new Muppets songs from Flight of the Conchords‘ Bret McKenzie — after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
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Disney just released three new clips from Nov. 23′s The Muppets, starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and everyone’s favorite felt-faced friends. We learn a few more things about the newest Muppet, Walter. Namely, he may not be a crack detective, but, boy, does he know where to find a good chili dog.
In another clip, we’re treated to a confrontation between Miss Piggy (looking ravishing as ever) and her latest rival for Kermit’s attention. It has to be the single greatest use of the line, “Oh, look! An omelet station!” in cinematic history. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Orson Welles! See the new clips after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
Jason Segel made a promise about his new movie The Muppets: “I do not do any full frontal nudity,” vowed the writer-actor who famously endured a stark-naked break-up scene in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. “Kermit, on the other hand,” he joked, “is always full frontal.”
Segel isn’t known for kids entertainment, but he’s determined to bring back a critical piece of family entertainment from his own childhood. “The Muppets were my first comic influence as a kid, and I don’t know if you remember, but when you’re young, Kermit is Tom Hanks,” he said at the CinemaCon convention of theater owners. READ FULL STORY »
Amy Adams has nabbed the role of Lois Lane in director Zack Snyder’s reboot of Superman. “Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about. So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today,” said Snyder in the official Warner Bros. statement. “Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.”
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In just a couple of hours, I’m off to a screening of Leap Year, the first major-studio movie to be released this year — which, if history is any guide, means that I should be in for a lousy time. The first post-holiday weekend in January has traditionally been a dumping ground for inferior product: the low-grade genre films that fill up (if not flush out) the pipes of the system before something better comes along. If a movie were really any good, goes the logic, then it wouldn’t be coming out in what is still the thick of the holiday/awards-season juggernaut. Yet one of the many things I love about being a movie critic is that history is never a very good guide. The rules, if that’s what you can call them, keep getting broken. Besides, it’s not every lowly January romantic comedy that gives you the chance to spend 90 minutes in the company of the lovely and charming Amy Adams. I’d say that my expectations for Leap Year now look something like this:
January romcom (-2) + Amy Adams (+2) x impossible-to-gauge generic ad campaign (1 + 1 – 1) = total blank slate
In other words: Who the f— knows?
Which is a rather liberating feeling. Leap Year is really a classic example of why I get a kick out of going to the movies in January. The expectations are so low that they’re all but nonexistent. And that’s kind of a nice, casual, and freeing attitude to take into a movie theater with you after a month’s worth of heavy, prestige, Oscar-bait masterpieces, each released with a bit more fanfare than the last. January movies, by contrast, kind of take you back to an earlier, quieter era (like, say, the late 1980s), before everything was hyped to within an inch of its life. READ FULL STORY »
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