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Muppets Are Comin’ Back, But With A Budget

In another bit of news from the D23 convention this past weekend (which I’m just getting around to posting thanks to a nice bout of Strep, no fun.), Disney officially announced the theatrical return of THE MUPPETS!

The new flick, which has no official release date thus far, will be titled The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made.

Based on a script by Forgetting Sarah Marshall star/Apatow Clan member/all around awesome dude Jason Segel, the film is apparently built around an unused story idea from Jim Henson, where Gonzo blows the movie budget on the opening credits, and then the rest of the film is shot on the same backlot, which is poorly disguised as the locations for the rest of the film.

Sounds great to me!  As a child of the Muppet generation, I personally cannot wait for Kermit, Fozzie and the gang to be back on screen.  Let’s just hope that if there are celebrity cameos (a Muppet staple), they’re of the Jason Segel/Seth Rogan variety, and not say…Heidi & Spencer. Ugh.

Original Post:  Disney Announces The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made | /Film.

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PIRATES 4 Confirmed…

Fresh from this past weekend’s D23 Disney Convention, comes the above confirmation of the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean flick, complete with subtitle and suggested release date.

Just won’t let the franchise die, will you, Big Dis? And this comes from a guy who actually liked the trilogy as a whole…

At least Orlando Bloom & Kiera Knightly are said to not be coming back.

Original Post: Blog@Newsarama » Blog Archive » “Pirates 4″ has a name….

Get Ready To Love Woody Harrelson A Bit More

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For years, I’ve been a fan of Woody Harrelson, but I have to admit, it’s mostly been in an ironic fashion.

The original example of “Aw Shucks” acting endearing a performer to a mass audience (see Matthew McConaughey for the modern version), Woody broke out on Cheers, had a few minor hits, then became more of a punchline due to his non-stop support of Hemp based products.

Despite this, I really enjoy seeing Woody in flicks, and between this Fall’s Zombieland, and the flick this post is about, Defendor, I’m excited to see him get roles that will allow him a modern day renaissance.

So what’s Defendor about?

Harrelson plays a man who decides to become a vigilante, seeking to avenge his mother’s death.  I know, we’ve had quite a few superhero movies in recent years, but this seems to fall more on the “superhero concepts don’t work out in real life” side of things than another fantastical blockbuster.

The flick also features Kat Dennings (whom I love!) as a prostitute who he befriends.

The first trailer is embedded below.

Original Post: The ‘Defendor’ Trailer Lands Online – Cinematical.

New LOS CAMPESINOS! Track For The Future

It’s been a good few days as a music fan.

The new Protomen album dropped, the new Muse leaked, and now another of my favorites, the crazy brits in Los Campesinos! have released a track off of their forthcoming 3rd album, which has yet to be titled or dated.

The track is called “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future”, and they’ve not just created a homegrown music video (viewable at the link below), but offered the song for download (again, same link).

It’s somewhat of a departure for the band, headed in the darker direction found in certain tracks of We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, but it continues in the bands mixture of pure emotion with slightly sloppy playing (in that good way).  A few listens in, I love the track to death, and cannot wait to see what the rest of the album holds.

Don’t just take my word for it, go download the track and see what you think!

Original Post:  The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future « LC!.