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Saturday, August 16 2014 23:20

Review: MUPPETS MOST WANTED (Blu-ray)

Download Muppets Most Wanted Recipes & Secret Identity It's long-been established that I've been a fan of THE MUPPETS practically since birth, having seen THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979), THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER (1981) and THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (1984) on the big screen, not to mention being a regular viewer of whatever Muppets goodness I could catch on television - from SESAME STREET and THE MUPPET SHOW to FRAGGLE ROCK, MUPPET BABIES and EMMET OTTER's JUGBAND CHRISTMAS, just to name a few. I've even counted myself as a big fan of 1999's generally unappreciated MUPPETS FROM SPACE, so when The Muppets became a part of The Walt Disney family, I was excited to hear they'd be headed back to cinemas after a 12-year absence with 2011's THE MUPPETS. Thing is, as a parent, I don't get to hit the theatre nearly as much as I'd like to, and thus I ended up buying it for my little ones on Blu-ray, and when MUPPETS MOST WANTED rolled around this year... I missed the big-screen experience once again. That's ok, though, as the folks at Disney sent us the film on the just-released Blu-ray Combo Pack, and my girls are now old enough that by the time the next sequel rolls around, we'll be able to see it in the theater as a family...

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It's a big day for release announcements, as MUPPETS MOST WANTED has been confirmed for an August 12, 2014 home video release on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. The film is coming home with THREE versions of the film: The Original Theatrical Cut, the Statler and Waldorf Cut, and The Unnecessarily Extended Cut. Check out the full details below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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MUPPETS MOST WANTED hit theaters this weekend, and from what I'm hearing, failed to heat up the box office, bringing in just $16.5M compared to the nearly $30M opening weekend for THE MUPPETS a few years back. Despite my deep, deep love for The Muppets, I have not made it out with Addie to see the new film just yet, and maybe that's the case with a lot of parents. Or maybe it's that on the surface (or perhaps deeper), MUPPETS MOST WANTED suffers from what many Muppets projects have in recent years - a lack of originality that finds the group always trying to save a theater or have a caper. It's a cycle that needs to be broken, and certainly CAN be broken if The Walt Disney Company puts the right creative team in place going forward. $16M is a disappointing haul for Kermit and the gang, and that's a shame. But I digress, I'm here to share with you the new music video from the MUPPETS MOST WANTED Soundtrack, "I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)," performed by Oscar-winner Bret McKenzie.

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Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, and like the Chicago River this weekend, it's time to break out the "green" for some shamrock-themed fun for the whole family. One oddity this year is that Addie's school is celebrating it as "Clover Day," which is a term I've not heard before. If they're trying to be "PC" by de-Sainting it, that strikes me as weird since Christmas and Hanukkah weren't renamed... even if you don't celebrate it, that doesn't change the name (maybe that's just me). Regardless, here's a few pieces of St. Paddy's Day fun...

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What's new from the "House of Mouse" this week? A lot, as always, and right here you'll find quick updates with all the latest news from the World of Disney. From Walt Disney Motion Pictures to MARVEL, Pixar, Walt Disney Records, Disney Junior and more, here's the latest, including details on the first-ever compilation album from Disney Junior (DJ SHUFFLE), the making of MICKEY MOUSE: GET A HORSE, and some printables from MUPPETS MOST WANTED.

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On March 21, Disney's MUPPETS MOST WANTED will arrive in theaters, presenting the Muppets in an all-new big-screen adventure. Now, I have sort of a long-running fixation history with the Muppets, dating back to my early years in the late 1970s. In fact, my wife just mentioned that again tonight... saying something to the effect of "The Muppets are the cornerstone of your entire being." Perhaps. But before we get to the brand-new "Game Day" Extended TV Spot, let's just say that Kermit the Frog and I have a bond that's lasted over 37 years...

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