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Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted is hitting theaters on March 21st, and the brains behind the upcoming sequel have taken it upon themselves to release a series of international promotional posters parodying classic spy films. Before you ask: yes, they are as awesome as you’d expect them to be. The Muppets have a long tradition of being sweetly and smartly satirical, and the spy spoof posters making their way around the web right now fit in perfectly with their legacy.
The posters, which you can see below, feature Kermit, Miss Piggy and the new Muppet nemesis, Constantine (a dead ringer for everybody’s favorite frog), in Muppet-ized versions of Skyfall, Face/Off, The World Is Not Enough and (brilliantly) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. They all look fantastic and are another step in the right direction for the Muppets, as they continue to move forward in recreating their image for »
- Jimmy LeChase
The Muppets have never been ones to resist a good pop culture parody, and the newest Muppets Most Wanted posters take on a whole slew of beloved films. Kermit does his best James Bond for amphibian versions of Skyfall and The World Is Not Enough, while his devious doppelganger Constantine gets in on the action […]
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- Angie Han
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
Disney's Muppets Most Wanted couldn't just "let it go," offering their own parody of John Travolta's much-publicized Oscar flub in a new TV spot. In case you didn't watch the Oscars on Sunday, the actor announced Frozen star Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem" before she performed her Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" at the ceremony, a mistake which has been constantly mocked in the days that have followed. Along with a joke about studios bribing journalists for positive reviews, this spot features a quote from "Adele Dazeem" herself, claiming fans should "just go" to this sequel. In addition, the studio has also released four posters featuring Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, which spoof movies such as Skyfall ("Frogfall"), The World Is Not Enough ("The Pig Is Not Enough"), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ("Animal, Piggy, Frog, Spy") and Face / Off ("Fraud/Frog").
Muppets Most Wanted comes to theaters March 21st, »
Though the first batch of trailers and most recent "We're Doing a Sequel" musical number seem to promise a great sequel in Muppets Most Wanted, we wish there were some parody trailers in the same vein as the promotions for The Muppets. Those trailers took aim at Green Lantern, The Hunger Games and other popular films of the time with all the fun of The Muppets. Well, now we get a small taste of that parody style with some posters from across that pond that have blended Kermit the Frog with a couple James Bond posters and other action/spy thrillers. They're pretty awesome, and we wish there were more of them. Look! Here's the UK parody posters for Muppets Most Wanted, the first one targeting Face/Off: With another using the very British spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: And then James Bond gets skewered with a The World is Not Enough »
- Ethan Anderton
Prior to the first Muppet movie, Disney released several parody trailers, none more memorable than the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo parody. Well, today begins a whole new round as Muppets Most Wanted is just around the corner and the parodies have begun. Below are parody posters featuring Muppet versions of posters for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The World is Not Enough, Skyfall and Face/Off building on the film's plot that finds a Kermit the Frog doppelganger making a bad name for the iconic frog, ultimately involving the entire Muppet gang in an international crime caper. The film hits theaters on March 21, check the posters out below. »
- Brad Brevet
London, Feb. 18: Donald Trump's business partner, who bought dozens of vehicles from the James Bond museum in Keswick in 2011, is selling the world's largest private collection of cars for 20 million pounds.
The collection of cars by Michael Dezer included the tank from Goldeneye, the Q Boat from The World Is Not Enough and six Aston Martins, the Daily Star reported.
After purchasing the cars in 2011, Dezer continued to build the collection, adding more cars from the latest film, Skyfall.
The Jaguar and Aston Martin used in the legendary ice chase from Die. »
- Shiva Prakash
The Voice UK continued its third series last night (January 18) with a peak audience of 8.9 million.
The BBC One show averaged 7.6m and 32.8% of the audience share at 7pm. The figures show that the instalment attracted 1.2m more viewers than the second episode of the 2013 series.
Meanwhile, in the same time slot on ITV, 3.64m (15.86%) tuned in to see Dan Osborne and Danielle Lloyd dive their way into the semi-finals of Splash! An added 209,000 (0.93%) caught up with the action an hour later on +1.
Back on BBC One, Nick Knowle's National Lottery: Who Dares Wins hooked 5.13m (23.2%) at 8.20pm, followed by the latest episode of Casualty with 4.86m (21.6%) at 9.10pm.
BBC Two's Live Snooker: The Masters entertained 1.51m (6.67%) at 7pm, while James May's Toy Stories - which saw the Top Gear presenter attempt to create a life-size model of a Spitfire - was seen by 940k (4.39%).
Take Me Out scored »
In an era when studios are increasingly relying on franchises to boost their bottom lines, it’s no small feat to be the gatekeeper of the longest-running film series in Hollywood history.
For nearly two decades, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the daughter and stepson of the late James Bond producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, have managed to keep the suave Agent 007 relevant to modern-day audiences in the face of significant competition from other high-octane action franchises — and studio turmoil that put Bond on hiatus more than once. The two have survived numerous regime changes at Bond’s home base, MGM, as they’ve fought to keep the Broccoli family business intact.
Broccoli, 53, and Wilson, 71, who reside in London and are being honored Jan. 19 by the Producers Guild of America with the David O. Selznick Award for lifetime achievement, have protectively watched over Bond as a team since 1995, and guarded »
- Dave McNary
Paris – Bowing Jan.10 at the august Hotel Intercontinental Le Grand, abutting the Place de l’Opera, the 16th Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris will be one of the biggest market-junkets ever for a national cinema.
Only France, which with the U.K. hosts one of Europe’s two biggest industries, could organize an event of this magnitude or allure.
110 French movies will screen, a Rendez-vous record, at three Gaumont cinema-theaters just across the Square,
Distributors will attend from 50 countries, principally from Europe, but also for the first time officially from Latin America as well.
In hallowed tradition, UniFrance uses its Rendez-vous to announce and analyze in admirable detail the previous year theatrical box office numbers for French films abroad. 2013’s total trawl looks set to be way down on 2012, an all time high when three juggernauts - “Taken 2” (Euros 265.8 million: $354.8 million), “The Intouchables” ($268.9 million) and “The Artist »
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
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