In the news this week - box office numbers from the last two weekends were lower than the previous record-low attendance weekends which occured immediately following the incidents of 9/11. How can that be explained? The economy, drought of good films, access to internet entertainment? We're not sure but we did our part by seeing The Muppets not once, but twice in the last two weeks. (It's a long story.) We give it two thumbs up and predict you will like it too. A highlight is a return of the musical stylings of Brett McKenzie, formerly of Flight of the Conchords and music supervisor of The Muppets. Written by Bret himself, Man or Muppet will tug at your heartstrings and make you giggle at once.
Yes, time for going to the cinema during the busy holiday season may also be a factor in the case of the absent audience, but if the cookies are baked, the presents wrapped, and the tree decorated we recommend you get out and support the film industry and our local movie, popcorn, and Jr. Mints franchise.
If you really don't have time to relax for a few hours with The Muppets this weekend, enjoy a bit of holiday silliness with a few of our favorites here.