Podcast: Film Actually Ep 71 – The Muppets

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Muppet Film Actually Cover ArtHosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray

The boys are back for a brand new year’s worth of shows! This week David , Josh and Richard what could be called the feel good film of 2011, The Muppets. As well as introducing the new “Josh’s Bargain Basement Movies” section, this week sees the return of the “What We’ve Been Watching” and “Spoiler” sections. All this and a brand new Lists of Five – Five Great Movie Puppets. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

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This show carries an explicit tag due to infrequent coarse language.

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Your Show Notes Follow:

Feature Film Review

‘The Muppets’ directed by James Bobin and written by Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller based on Jim Henson’s Muppet characters. It stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones and all the Muppet regulars.

With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: Awesome fun for all audiences. This IS the feel good film of 2011.

Spoiler Section: 44:14 – 51:39 – Fast forward this bit if you don’t want to hear spoilers.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/themuppets/

Lists of Five:

This week our Lists of Five: Five Great Movie Puppets. How could we not do this list considering the film we reviewed?!?!
Just a reminder, because we never like to just make things easy on ourselves, our lists are not necessarily top five lists, they are more or a less a list of film recommendations within the theme of the list.

The Rest…

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We opened the show with a clip from “A Muppet Christmas Carol”

We close the show with the theme for “The Muppet Show” from the new movie.

Go see more movies, you don’t see enough movies and all of life’s questions are answered in the movies.