The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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This Christmas is the perfect time to revisit 1992’s The Muppet Christmas Carol, now available in a restored edition on blu-ray and DVD labeled as the “It's Not Easy Being Scrooge Special Edition.” It’s about as faithful an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story as the Muppets could make in the midst of their typical mischief.This was the company’s first big production since Henson’s death. They created a wonderful Muppet-world equivalent of Victorian England, the cobblestones, the wind … [Read more...]

When you watch Benjamin Button, can you forget about Brad Pitt?

During a roundtable interview with Michael Caine, I watched the actor make a tent of his fingers, furrow his brow, and ponder this question: “Is there something that you wish moviegoers and filmcritics would learn to understand about movies, something we just don’t get?”Caine's reply intrigues me. Come on over to Filmwell, and find out what he said in answer... and what that has to do with the title of this post.Also, check out these recent Filmwell entries:Mike Hertenstein, the brai … [Read more...]


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