Screen Junkies » james bobin http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Muppets Most Wanted’ Teaser Acknowledges That It Is Pretty Pandering http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-muppets-most-wanted-teaser-acknowledges-that-it-is-pretty-pandering/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-muppets-most-wanted-teaser-acknowledges-that-it-is-pretty-pandering/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:32:45 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=256306 Aw crap. This one might suck.

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Remember a few years ago when The Muppets made a big screen comeback and it was exciting and awesome? Cling to those memories like the sheet you lost your virginity on. This first look at the sequel, The Muppets Most Wanted, brings us a P. Diddy cameo and a “Moves Like Jagger” parody. We like you The Muppets but we wouldn’t expect this behavior of you. You’re acting straight up like Elmo.

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The Muppets Awkwardly Walk Towards You In First Poster http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-muppets-awkwardly-walk-towards-you-in-first-poster/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-muppets-awkwardly-walk-towards-you-in-first-poster/#comments Sat, 14 May 2011 01:18:58 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212154 They walk with pride... and with the help of many, many grumbling Muppeteers.

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The Muppets have been full-body walking, even dancing, in movies for years. Yet, this first poster for The Muppets looks strange to me. Maybe it’s just because a new Muppet anything that’s not a t-shirt at Disneyland is a shocking change of pace for the foa rubber animal crew. This is your moment, guys. Walk with pride… and with the help of many, many grumbling Muppeteers.

The Muppets come to theaters November 23rd. The film is directed by James Bobin, starring/written by Jason Segel. Interesting choice of tagline: “They’re Closer Than You Think.” Wait. Hear that? I think there might be a Muppet in my apartment right now. I’d better get my baseball bat, in case it’s one of the giant monsters. He got the nickname “Sweetums” in prison, you know. (AICN)

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It’s Time To Meet ‘The Muppets,’ But Only The Logo. Maybe. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/its-time-to-meet-the-muppets-but-only-the-logo-maybe/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/its-time-to-meet-the-muppets-but-only-the-logo-maybe/#comments Tue, 01 Feb 2011 03:33:15 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23661 Kermit has been killed, cut up, and his chest has been re-sewn into a letter "M," perhaps by the still-at-large 'Sesame Street' Killer.

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If you’re a Muppet dork like me, you wanna know everything about the upcoming Disney feature film re-launch of the animal crew with hands up their butts. All you Muppomaniacs in the house hold onto your seats, before they fly away because Dr. Bunsen Honeydew turned on the Ultra-Hurricane-Vacuum 9000. Here’s another potential peak at The Muppets.

On the maiden voyage of Disney Dream, a “majestic cruise ship” that features stuff to do for everyone except dudes who want to bang chicks without husbands and kids, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs gave a presentation to passengers about upcoming Disney projects. Someone snapped a picture of this preview slide for The Muppets, and it looks like the film’s logo has been revealed. Kermit has been killed, cut up, and his chest has been re-sewn into a letter “M,” perhaps by the still-at-large Sesame Street Killer.

The Muppets comes to theaters November 23, 2011, directed by James Bobin (“Flight of the Concords”), written and starring Jason Segal and some dorky new Muppet character who I assume is based on me. (/Film + Stitch Kingdom)

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First Look at ‘The Muppets’ and New Tech-Savvy Walter http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-look-at-the-muppets-and-new-tech-savvy-walter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-look-at-the-muppets-and-new-tech-savvy-walter/#comments Sat, 06 Nov 2010 22:46:18 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=7178 This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly features a snap shot of Muppet chaos with Jason Segel smack dab in the middle. Most the characters in the new Muppet Movie you might recognize, but one precocious little fella stands out.

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This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly features a snap shot of Muppet chaos with Jason Segel smack dab in the middle. Most the characters in the new Muppet Movie you might recognize, but one precocious little fella stands out. His name is Walter, and he’s the one holding an iPhone that tells us these ain’t your daddy’s Muppets. These Muppets can video conference!

According to the magazine, Walter is “a sweet, slightly naive twenty-something Everypuppet who, in the movie, is the best friend and roommate of Segel’s character, Gary. Both Gary and Walter are die-hard Muppet fans.” Is Segel’s character a die hard fan of only the famous Muppets, or just Muppets in general? If he’s totally stoked by all Muppets then it must be rad rooming with one. The bursting into song could get annoying, but at least you know he won’t take a rank deuce in your shared bathroom.

Check out the pics below. (ComingSoon)

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Zach Galifianakis Might Join Muppet Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zach-galifianakis-might-join-muppet-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zach-galifianakis-might-join-muppet-movie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Zach Galifianakis, everyone's favorite bearded comedian at the moment, is in talks to appear in the upcoming Muppet movie as a person, even though he looks a helluva lot like Fozzy Bear. Robert Downey Jr. dropped the casting news during a press interview for Due Date. That Downey. He's incorrigable. Galifianakis would join Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, and Chris Cooper, who have all already been cast. The new film, directed by James Bobin, will "take place within a showbiz setting and follow the Muppets as they try to save their studio from a greedy oil baron (Cooper) who wants to dig for oil. Segel is set to play the lead who reunites the Muppets for one last show to save the studio; Adams is his girlfriend, while Jones will play an ABC executive." No word yet on what Galifianakis would play. Maybe a film director. It's time he put that beard to good use. (ThePlaylist)

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Zach Galifianakis, everyone’s favorite bearded comedian at the moment, is in talks to appear in the upcoming Muppet movie as a person, even though he looks a helluva lot like Fozzy Bear. Robert Downey Jr. dropped the casting news during a press interview for Due Date. That Downey. He’s incorrigable.

Galifianakis would join Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, and Chris Cooper, who have all already been cast. The new film, directed by James Bobin, will "take place within a showbiz setting and follow the Muppets as they try to save their studio from a greedy oil baron (Cooper) who wants to dig for oil. Segel is set to play the lead who reunites the Muppets for one last show to save the studio; Adams is his girlfriend, while Jones will play an ABC executive." No word yet on what Galifianakis would play. Maybe a film director. It’s time he put that beard to good use. (ThePlaylist)

 

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Happy Birthday Jesus: I Got You a Muppet Movie (Christmas 2011) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/happy-birthday-jesus-i-got-you-a-muppet-movie-christmas-2011/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/happy-birthday-jesus-i-got-you-a-muppet-movie-christmas-2011/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 When it comes to gifts, what do you get the man who has everything? The answer: a new Muppet movie!Disney has announced the latest installment from Kermit and the gang will hit theaters on Christmas Day, 2011, just in time for the Christ child's birthday.Writen by Jason Segel and directed by "Flight of the Conchords" co-creator James Bobin, the project is aimed at introducing the Muppets to a whole new generation of fans.According to Variety, the film will be up against Steven Spielberg's Adventures of Tintin and Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo, both of which can kiss my ass. It's Muppet time, bitches! Wakka Wakka Wakka!

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When it comes to gifts, what do you get the man who has everything? The answer: a new Muppet movie!

Disney has announced the latest installment from Kermit and the gang will hit theaters on Christmas Day, 2011, just in time for the Christ child’s birthday.

Writen by Jason Segel and directed by "Flight of the Conchords" co-creator James Bobin, the project is aimed at introducing the Muppets to a whole new generation of fans.

According to Variety, the film will be up against Steven Spielberg’s Adventures of Tintin and Cameron Crowe‘s We Bought a Zoo, both of which can kiss my ass. It’s Muppet time, bitches! Wakka Wakka Wakka!

 

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James Bobin May Have a Hand in the New Muppet Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-bobin-may-have-a-hand-in-the-new-muppet-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-bobin-may-have-a-hand-in-the-new-muppet-movie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The Muppet Gang leisurely rushes Kermit to the hospital. Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin has been given the go-ahead to direct Disney's New Muppet Movie, he just has to decide if he wants to play with dolls all day. The choice could prove to be a difficult one considering Judd Apatow is also tugging on Bobin's sleave to direct his new movie Bridemaids, written by awkward-character-playing SNL cast member Kristen Wiig. "What to do, what to do?!" screams Bobin's conscience. One would think Bobin would like to dive head first in to Apatow's bouncy castle of go-to guys, but taking the reins of a Muppet Movie written by Jason Segel and Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller could give his feature career the soft, furry kick in the pants it needs. With Bobin et al manning The Muppets, we're sure to get something more edgy than pies in the face and spinning bowties on bears. But I'm not expecting hot pig-on-frog action either. (Vulture)

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The Muppet Gang leisurely rushes Kermit to the hospital.

Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin has been given the go-ahead to direct Disney’s New Muppet Movie, he just has to decide if he wants to play with dolls all day. The choice could prove to be a difficult one considering Judd Apatow is also tugging on Bobin’s sleave to direct his new movie Bridemaids, written by awkward-character-playing SNL cast member Kristen Wiig. "What to do, what to do?!" screams Bobin’s conscience. 

One would think Bobin would like to dive head first in to Apatow’s bouncy castle of go-to guys, but taking the reins of a Muppet Movie written by Jason Segel and Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller could give his feature career the soft, furry kick in the pants it needs. With Bobin et al manning The Muppets, we’re sure to get something more edgy than pies in the face and spinning bowties on bears. But I’m not expecting hot pig-on-frog action either. (Vulture)

 

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