| Nov 16, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Everybody in that big Hollywood casting book, from A: Alan Arkin to Z: Zach Galifianakis, has taken a cameo in Disney's re-launch of the Muppets franchise with a new movie, co-written by and starring Jason Segel.Â Amy Adams, of course, and Oscar winner...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The TV show was done in the UK, so of course the Muppets were big there. I think. So that means plenty of Brits are jumping on board the cameo bandwagon forÂ the new “let's get the puppet band back together” movie, “The Muppets.”....
| Jan 20, 2011
| 9:50 AM
After showing gravitas in such recent projects as "Iron Man" and "Sherlock Holmes," Robert Downey Jr. goes for laughs again in this mildly amusing comedy from "The Hangover" director Todd Phillips.
After getting booted off a plane and put on the no-fly...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Remember when John Belushi wanted to get the band back together in the Blues Brothers and how fun that adventure was?
This is the kiddie version of that, with lots of jokes geared towards us older folks that remember The Muppets from the ‘70s...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:38 PM
One of the greatest home video developments in recent years has been a few studios' embracing of “manufactured on demand” DVDs — a way for film buffs to get their hands on favorites that have been deemed (rightly or wrongly) not likely...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Everyone has at least one skill that doesn't have a practical use.
Mine is the ability to name every movie ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
I absorbed that knowledge from years of reading critical studies of the Oscars, to the point...
| Feb 23, 2012
*** (out of four)
Call me a sucker, but “Thin Ice” played me like a violin.
In fact, a violin holds together a situation that seems like a retread through minor indie territory covered recently by “Cedar Rapids” and “Win...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 1:36 AM
Sometimes seeing so many movies can be a problem. How can a film lover or critic watch this movie and not think of Fargo, The Red Violin, House of Games, Criminal, and John Dahl’s The Last Seduction? Heck, even the violin shop is called Dahl’s...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:59 AM
It’s not like I thought Jonah Hill would come off an Oscar nominated performance in Moneyball (it wasn’t deserved), and start doing serious roles. This is the perfect vehicle for him. He wrote, produced, and starred in this film that takes its...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 12:37 AM
I fell in love with Kristin Scott Thomas when I saw The English Patient in the theatres. She’s always fun in films but in this, but seemed to be the only one aware she was doing a comedy in this. Certainly director Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) wasn&...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 12:49 PM
Two pals get to switch lives in the most literal sense in this sometimes more-crass-than-amusing comedy from director David Dobkin - who put his first big imprint on the genre with "Wedding Crashers" - and "The Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore....
| Dec 6, 2011
It has its heart in the right place. It has a great cast. It will get nominated for lots of awards.
It’s an entertaining film, but very flawed.
It’s the story of black maids in Mississippi in the ‘60s, working for rich white families...