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Movie Marathon VI - The Muppets

Luke Owen takes in a Muppet movie marathon...

Where 3 guys (this time joined by girlfriends and children) watch franchise movies one after the others. This marathon is sponsored by pizza.

(This was back in December, so I’m a bit late on the report – sorry!)

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to get things started on the Muppet Movie Marathon (it sort of fits the theme).

The last five marathon meetings have been a bit morbid in tone. Four of them have been about teenagers avoiding death and the other was centred around the human race losing out to apes. With that in mind (and it being a festive season), we decided to go with something a bit lighter in tone – The Muppets.

Since I was a kind, I loved The Muppets and have always said that they can
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Special Features - Looking back at The Muppet movies

David Bishop looks back at the Muppet movie franchise...

It’s hard to imagine now, but The Muppets started on television way back in the 1970s. The fact that it has endured for this long is a testament to just how timeless these loveable bits of felt and fur are. Between 1979 and 2011, no less than eight Muppet movies were released, with another one now on the way. Having watched all of these back-to-back, it’s surprising just how well they have stood the test of time. The humour is by turns silly, anarchic, ironic and dry as a bone. It really does appeal to both adults and children and not in any ironic way either. It seems everyone can genuinely love the Muppets.

In 1979, The Muppet Movie was the first in the series to be released and still remains one of the best. While singing away in his natural habitat,
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DVD Playhouse--Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013

By Allen Gardner

Killer Joe (Lionsgate) William Friedkin’s film of Tracy Letts’ off-Broadway hit about a family of Texas trailer park cretins (Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon) who hire a cop-cum-hitman (Matthew McConaughey) to take out their troublesome mother, then foolishly cross him, is a stinging satire, given double-barreled audacity by Friedkin’s sure, and fearless, directorial hand. Earning its Nc-17 rating in spades, “Killer Joe” reminds us that daring, frank material like this is why movies exist in the first place. McConaughey gives the performance of his career, hopefully redefined after this. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Featurettes; Commentary by Friendkin; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS-hd 5.1 surround.

The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.) Christopher Nolan’s coda to his “Batman” trilogy finds Christian Bale returning as a brooding Bruce Wayne/Caped Crusader, this time faced with a hulking villain (Tom Hardy) with respiratory
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1970s Exploitation Action Film 'Ashanti' w/ Beverly Johnson, Coming To Blu-ray DVD In December

Now, with a movie poster like that, aren't you just a little teesy weesy bit curious about seeing it? No. This is not a new poster for Django Unchained. This is obviously a foreign poster for the 1979 exploitation action film, Ashanti, with former supermodel Beverly Johnson in the lead female role.  The film had an all star cast: Michael Caine, William Holden, Rex Harrison, Omer Sharif and Peter Ustinov (some trivia: Ustinov's paternal great-grandmother was in fact Ethiopian).playing an evil Arab slave trader The story deals with a Un doctor, played by Johnson, doing humanitarian work in Africa, who's kidnapped by slave traders, but, as the...
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Looking back at the Muppets movies

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of The Muppets movie? Why not join us as we take a look back at all the other films to feature Jim Henson’s characters…

If you’re as enthusiastic about seeing The Muppets as we are, you’ll almost certainly be excitedly waiting for its release in November. And if you’re a resident of the UK, you’ll have to wait until next February, which is a terrible injustice. You might have heard us moaning about this before.

To tide us over until then, we’ve provided a handy guide to the history of the Muppets’ big screen adventures, starting with their classic debut from 1979…

The Muppet Movie (1979)

The first cinematic outing for the Muppets is an excellent piece of work. The film follows Kermit as he travels to Hollywood to become rich and famous, meeting the rest of the Muppets along the way
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Michael Caine to Appear in Greatest Movie Ever Made

Sir Michael Caine, whose flawless track record includes such classic films as Ashanti, Bullseye!, and Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, is in final negotiations to join Dwayne Johnson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island for New Line.

According to Heatvision the Jaws 4: The Revenge actor will be playing the role of Josh Hutcherson's grandfather, and will be "engaging in several chase sequences, including one involving giant bees." Readers will remember Caine tackled regular-sized bees in the 1978 masterpiece The Swarm. Journey 2 is the sequel to 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, and like its predecessor loosely-based on a novel by Jules Verne.

It is not a surprise Caine would be attracted to the material, as he portrayed Captain Nemo in the prestigious made-for-tv 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea alongside fellow thespian Patrick Dempsey. It is possible this role could become an iconic performance and capper to a career
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Red Sonja remake 'will start filming next year'

Last year a new movie adaptation of Red Sonja was announced, with plans to film it in 2008 and release it sometime this year, as the date on promotional posters indicated.

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez was to produce the project, which will star his fiancee Rose McGowan as the so-called 'she-devil with a sword'.

McGowan is best known from the TV series Charmed and the Rodriguez/Tarantino double feature Grindhouse.

After the remake was announced, all went quiet.

But now executive producer Joe Gatta has explained what is happening with this project and when we can expect to see it hit the big screen.

Gatta said the movie had been delayed and the intention is to film Red Sonja in 2010. The aim is to release it late that same year.

Gatta, who's also producing the Conan remake, told Empire magazine: "Because of certain issues and the economy, we had to change our plan a bit.
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