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Tonight, Hollywood Blvd. was buzzing with excitement for the World Premiere of the all new Muppet caper Muppets Most Wanted, held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA. Stars from the film, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Constantine, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Sweetums, Josh Groban, Ray Liotta, and Danny Trejo greeted fans as they walked the red carpet. Also, director James Bobin, producer David Hoberman, producer Todd Lieberman, writer/executive producer Nicholas Stoller, and executive producer John G. Scotti were there to support the film. Special guests included Angie Everhart, Terry Crews, Tito Ortiz, Ken Marino, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more. Check out the Muppet fun below!
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as »
- Melissa Howland
Sporting a title that can’t help but smack of wishful thinking, “Muppets Most Wanted” casts Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and company in a hokey transcontinental caper that conspicuously lacks the winning blend of irreverence and sincerity that made 2011′s “The Muppets” such a delight. From the first bars of “We’re Doing a Sequel,” an opening number that shamelessly acknowledges the inevitability and inferiority of most movie followups, this eighth feature showcase for Jim Henson’s deeply felt creations pokes fun at itself in a way that seems self-deflating rather than cheekily inspired. If its predecessor was more sheer fun (and, with $165 million worldwide, more commercial) than a Muppet movie had any right to be, then this is the picture that, likely comparable B.O. success aside, will cement a new generation’s notions of what this durable Disney franchise more typically has to offer: toe-tapping, moderately appealing family entertainment, »
- Justin Chang
Attention Miley Cyrus, this is for you. When asked which celeb he'd want to manage, or not manage, Ricky Gervais had a tough time coming up with an answer. "I have trouble managing myself," he told E! News during the Muppets Most Wanted movie junked. "Who would I have the most fun with?" His co-star Constantine, who is Kermit the Frog's evil look-alike in the film, quickly had an answer—Miley Cyrus. "I'd say 'stop it,'" Gervais said. And Constantine added, "Can't you just get her on the right track? I am evil, bad frog and I think she's got to fix something. She's got to figure something out." The comedian noted, "You're »
Muppets Most Wanted arrives in what feels like no time at all since the long-awaited previous film. I was honestly quite shocked to see the screening invite in my inbox. After the twelve year wait for The Muppets, this is most welcome, though the quick turnaround of this film perhaps makes its arrival seem a little less special than previously. In addition, the total absence of Jason Segel, who proved to be an instrumental figure in getting the previous film off the ground with a starring and writing role, is perhaps not quite a cause for concern but certainly raises an eyebrow.
Any doubts about the film are quickly put to rest in the opening musical number, ‘We’re Doing a Sequel’, which sets the comedic tone for the »
- Jack Kirby
Review Simon Brew 12 Mar 2014 - 05:43
Can this sequel live up to the pure joy of the first Muppets movie? Simon's still singing that last song...
If ever a film was worth it for the opening number, then Muppets Most Wanted is it. A glorious Bret McKenzie song that's up to the standard of anything in the last film - from which this film picks up directly - it gets the movie going with a few minutes of concentrated in-jokes, madness and sheer brilliance. Arguably, the rest of the film never quite gets to that level again, but conversely, the bar is set so ridiculously high within minutes that it's hardly surprising.
Muppets Most Wanted is no slouch after that outstanding beginning though (the closing number alone will bring tears of joy to anyone who's ever given two hoots about The Muppets). It has to work harder in some ways than the last film, »
It’s hard to make a comeback in Hollywood — unless you’re swine.
In which case, the industry may embrace you. Just ask Miss Piggy. Nearly 40 years after she made her showbiz debut, the diva has never been more in demand. She recently appeared on the final episode of Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night,” singing a melancholy song with her Muppets pals; dished about her love life on “The Bachelor”; and sipped Lipton tea in an Oscars ad. The weekend of the ceremony, she popped up on an E! fashion segment, dressed in a frock designed by Vivienne Westwood, and attended a pre-Academy Awards QVC party, where she entered via cabana lifted by four shirtless hunks. Then the situation got a little sticky. According to tabloid reports, Piggy shoved Joan Rivers into a cake backstage, and Rivers emerged at the party with frosting in her hair.
Like any shrewd publicity-seeking celeb, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
You hate to see a legendary couple argue, but Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy established themselves as the new Burton and Taylor when we interviewed them at the "Muppets Most Wanted" junket. A shame they couldn't be maintain professionalism like their castmates Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and the nefarious frog czar Constantine (interviews coming soon!), but I'm hoping they'll settle their differences with a new duet of "Rainbow Connection" or at least a Broadway revival of "Private Lives." "Muppets Most Wanted" opens March 21. »
- Louis Virtel
At the press conference for Muppets Most Wanted, Kermit the Frog addressed why he wasn't cast to play his dead-ringer Constantine, Piggy talked about her scene with Celine Dion, and Constantine talked about his future plans. Least to say, it was a very interesting press conference.
"It didn't make sense for me to play Constantine because we have a few scenes together," said Kermit in response to a question about how he could quite easily play the look-alike evil frog. He added, "And I don't really work on green screen."
Muppets Most Wanted, like its predecessor, is a musical. However, Ty Burrell only got one song—in which he spoke most of the words. "America and the world was spared my singing voice except for two notes," he laughed.
Sam Eagle, who plays his friendly rival in the movie, protested. "You are selling yourself short. You are a great singer, »
- email@example.com (Star Reporter Cassandra)
Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog— and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon, and Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard.
“It’s an old-style caper movie,” says director James Bobin (Disney’s “The Muppets,” “Flight of the Conchords”). “Muppet movies often have very classic movie tropes, and the evil doppelgänger—a bad-guy, evil-frog, Kermit-the-Frog look-alike—seemed like such a fun premise for the Muppets’ next film.”
Ready to win a Family Four »
- Movie Geeks
"It's not easy being green," especially when you're mistaken for a criminal mastermind that just escaped from jail. In the latest preview clip from Muppets Most Wanted, our little green friend Kermit finds himself at the mercy of Nadya (Tina Fey), a Gulag officer who thinks she has the notorious jewel thief Constantine locked away in her prison. Kermit will have to outwit Nadya if he has any hope of getting back to the Muppets and stopping his doppelgänger and the troupe's international tour manager Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) from committing more robberies. Flight Of The Conchords co-creator James Bobin returns to direct the sequel, which opens March 21st.
Welcome to the Big House - Muppets Most Wanted Clip on Disney Video
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Touching down on UK shores a full year after blasting off (in muted fashion) from Us cinemas, this innocuous interstellar animation plays to the younger end of the market with undemanding (and largely unoriginal) thrills and spills. When his wantonly heroic brother Scorch Supernova is stranded on "the Dark Planet", it's left to nerdy sibling Gary to boldly go from Baab to Earth, winding up a prisoner of Area 51, wherein enslaved aliens are forced to work on new-fangled inventions such as the internet, the mobile phone, and (more recently) an exterminating death ray.
With Stephen Fry providing "additional writing" and Ricky Gervais as the voice of the on-board computer, you'd expect wry humour and cine-literate pop-culture references aplenty, yet beyond a few nostalgic nods to It Came from Outer Space and arcane public information films, »
- Mark Kermode
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and the rest of the gang are back in Muppets Most Wanted, but it's not altogether a happy occasion. Their world tour is threatened by wanted criminal Constantine, who bears a striking resemblance to everyone's favorite green frog. After having Kermit locked up, Constantine and Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) discuss their evil plan in yet another clip from this Disney sequel, in theaters this month.
Ricky Gervais has truly made it in Hollywood. Sure, the funnyman has a number of awards under his belt, but he finally got the one that counts, you guys. Ricky Gervais was named E!'s Hottie of the Week! "This is amazing," The Muppets Most Wanted star, who is crying at this point (not real tears, but whatever, it works) says as Terrence Jenkins crowns him and puts on his sash. "It means everything to me. I'm gonna retire after this." Gervais then joked, "You're in luck that I have no pride at all, otherwise I'd look pretty stupid right now, wouldn't I?" After the official E! News Twitter account asked for followers to send their suggestions for the »
Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, "Muppets Most Wanted" hits the big screen March 21, 2014. »
Its too bad for Kermit the Frog! He looks enough like wanted criminal Constantine that warden Nadya (Tina Fey) can't tell the difference. Watch as everyone's favorite frog gets locked up in the latest clip for Muppets Most Wanted.
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine Miss Piggy asking Kermit, "You want to take his face...off?" While that may not actually happen in the upcoming "The Muppets Most Wanted," a set of four new posters (via Bleeding Cool) find the frog, the pig, and Kermit's evil doppelganger Constantine spoofing two 007 films, plus the Cage/Travolta action classic "Face/Off" and the recent John LeCarre adaptation "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." "The Muppets Most Wanted" opens March 21. Humans such as Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey also star in the sequel. Check out the posters here: »
- Dave Lewis
Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) and Constantine, who bears a striking resemblance to Kermit the Frog, are up to no good. In this latest exclusive sneak peek at the highly anticipated flick Muppets Most Wanted, the devious duo plot their revenge on the Muppets during the gang's trip to Europe. "Flawlessly executed. Bravo," the British comedian tells the evil amphibian. "What did you expect from world's most dangerous frog and number 1 criminal, number 2," the antagonist puppet responds. "Yeah, I know. You're number 1, I'm number 2. I think you mentioned that before," Gervais says. "Now that we control the Muppet tour, number 2, phase 1 of our plan »
Welcome to the Big House - Muppets Most Wanted Clip on Disney Video Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Disney's Muppets Most Wanted is directed by James Bobin and hits the big screen March 21, 2014. »
They may be without a Jason Segel this time around, but with celebrities like Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Tom Hiddleston and more populating the human-side of the cast, the “Muppets Most Wanted” should do fine for Disney’s bottom line. Just to be safe, the mouse house has unleashed a few parody posters and some videos designed to push you off the fence and into the theater. First up, via Screen Rant, is rather topical TV spot that namechecks the (already tired) John Travolta Oscar meme, Adele Dazeem as a critic with a positive blurb that, of course, references the Oscar-winning Disney hit “Frozen.” The site also has four new posters for the puppets-starring sequel that parody posters from “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy,” “Face/Off” (bizarrely), and two James Bond movies. Next up, courtesy of Moviefone, is a clip from the film that shows the ruthless cunning of Kermit’s doppelganger, »
- Cain Rodriguez
As you would expect from the Muppets, the Muppets Most Wanted marketing campaign satirizes Hollywood's marketing cliches. A new set of international posters follows suit and parodies posters for Skyfall, The World Is Not Enough, Face/Off, and (surprisingly, wonderfully) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. There are naturally some fun fake titles (Animal Piggy Frog Spy) and clever redesigns, but all I need is Kermit's finger guns. Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey star alongside the Muppets in the sequel directed by James Bobin. Muppets Most Wanted opens March 21. Check out the posters after the break. Official synopsis: Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World's »
- Brendan Bettinger
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