Film review: The Muppets
It’s a sad sign of the times when the word ‘muppet’ is probably best known by today’s generation for being used as a derogatory term. But it shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise; after all, it’s been 12 years since the last theatrical outing (the somewhat obscure Muppets from Space) and the classic TV series ended in 1981, after a run of just five series.
In 2004 Disney decided to buy the Muppet brand, so presumably they believed that there was still life in the old gang yet. But how relevant can a frog, pig and bear be to modern audiences? It’s a canny question, and one that actually features at the heart of this new film…
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Your Highness (Film review)
Kenny Powers goes back in time and gets f****d up. Sort of.
Many tales have been told of the underdog taking on a deadly foe in battle. Our hero is usually brave, fearless and looks quite dashing in doublet and hoes. However, it’s safe to say that Danny McBride’s take on this historical protagonist walks a very different path.
All is seemingly well in the kingdom of the King (Charles Dance); his eldest son Prince Fabious (James Franco) has just returned from a successful quest, where upon he has rescued the fair maiden Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel). Not only that but his head has fallen over his heels in love with her; so much so that they are to wed immediately…
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The Eagle (film)
Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend us your ears: The Eagle ain’t all that.
There was a time when a film that had Romans in it was expected to be epic in nearly every way. Whether it’s the economy, or perhaps just a general lack of interest, but in more recent times, their gladiatorial prowess has been diminished. With a budget of around $25 million, The Eagle proves that you just can’t have a low budget epic…
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