Monday, November 28, 2011

Dreams and the Muppets

Everyone have an awesome Thanksgiving? Finish your Nano project? Invent teleportation over the weekend? (Send me a private email if you did!)

I have some announcements and a movie review for you today.

First, Amity at Dreams are my Reality is celebrating her three-year anniversary of blogging today! And, I was honored when she asked me to contribute a few words to the event. My short tribute to Amity is now up at her site, accompanied by an even longer introduction that is really, really sweet. If you don’t already follow Amity, you need to visit Dreams are my Reality today!



Michael at In Time is hosting a one year blogaversary and (almost) five hundred follower celebration. Amazon gift cards, people! Get with it and go follow now!





I confess, I was a slug this past weekend. Outside of some eating and football games, I did nothing. Well, I did spend Sunday trying to figure out why our oldest computer died. Think the mother board ate itself. That’s never good. Seeking the help of a friend today and if we can’t fix it, there’s only one solution. Buy a new computer. That’s right – force me to purchase another geek toy! Damn I have such a rough life…

But, I did get out to the movies this weekend! That’s right, it was The Muppets for me.

The movie started out a little slow, but once they crossed that fourth barrier and let the audience in on the movie, it picked up. From that point, it was a trip down Muppet and the 80’s memory lane. Not sure how much anyone under the age of thirty-five will dig this movie, but Generation X and older will appreciate the nostalgia. As always, the story has a sweet spirit and positive message. Best parts for me were Jim Parsons (Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory) as Walter’s human counterpart and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) as the drummer for the evil Moopets.

And I watched Super 8 again on DVD. Damn that was a great movie!

By next weekend I hope to catch Arthur Christmas.

You guys see any good movies? Finish your NaNo project? Have a computer meltdown?

Don’t forget to visit Amity at Dreams are my Reality

120 comments:

MOCK! said...

We went back and forth between renting "Super 8" and "Bridesmaids". I wish we had picked "Super 8".

Enjoyed "The Muppets". The kids sat between the wife and I. As soon as I saw Grohl, I started yelling to her across them!

Both kids seemed to like it. My 8 year old son teared up during Kermit's big speech at the end.

MOCK! said...

My 14 year old daughter gave it a thumbs up...

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I'm dying to see the muppet movie. I'm a huge fan! Sheldon fan too!

salarsenッ said...

Ooh, I have to comment. You liked Super 8?? I'm not saying that I disliked it, but I found certain parts 'over done' and others a bit slow, even far-fetched. Don't get me wrong; the action was all good, but I'm a character driven kind-of-gal. Just didn't connect.

Stephen Tremp said...

We saw Arthur Christmas on Thanksgiving day and loved it! Great story of three generations of Santas and the family dynamics of how they pull together in a crisis. Great show and a classic in the making!

I have not yet met Amity. I'm on my way to visit and meet a new cyber friend.

farawayeyes said...

"A bear in his natural habitat.A Studebaker." You have to be a real fan to remember that line. I'll have to wait to rent this new one. Hoping Netflix sends me 'Super 8' this week. Things run a little slow in paradise,but hey,it's paradise.Right?

Crossed the 72k word mark at Nano, trying hard to finish the novel,but I'll submit for verification tomorrow regardless. I want to avoid the last minute rush. After my last brush with Nano technology I don't want to risk it.

Good day and good week to you.

Civil War Horror (Sean McLachlan) said...

No Thanksgiving here in Santander, northern Spain. Besides, I'm Canadian and we had our Thanksgiving already!
We were busy this weekend moving into our new apartment. My home office has a sweeping view of the bay and the mountains beyond. On Sunday I hiked in those mountains with some locals I've met. We got some nice views and visited a prehistoric menhir.

Laura Pauling said...

Honestly? I don't trust the newer muppet movies. They're always kinda cheesy. Is this one different?

Natalie Aguirre said...

It's fun to just be lazy some weekends. Good for you for doing it. I've heard good things about the new Muppets movie. We'll rent it when it comes out on DVD.

Amity said...

Hey Alex! Shocks! I am amazed seeing my photo up there...and the really big time announcement you made...wheww....gives my smiles...:)

Thank you so very much...:)

Looking forward to your ninja army coming my way...ha ha...:P

Rusty Webb said...

We were going to see Hugo this weekend, but had a very short window of opportunity and it wasn't playing within that window... so we saw The Three Musketeers instead. Not bad, buy much cheesier than I would have imagined.

No computer meltdowns so far. They're always on the horizon though. I lost one to a bad motherboard a few years ago. It's replacement cost more than a new PC would have.

Journaling Woman said...

Lazy weekends are necessary and sooo much fun. You get to relax with a movie or book and we all need that.

Nice review.

Melissa Bradley said...

The Muppets ruled!! I loved Jack Black as Animal's anger management sponsor. LOL "The drums are the trigger."

I did nothing, either, but watch football, eat and well, I did do Black Friday with my youngest sister and scored some deals. Blu-ray baby!

Robyn Campbell said...

Going to see Arthur Christmas Thursday. I can't wait! Then the Muppets. (Jack Black, yanno?) They are so cool! My kids wanted to be muppets when they were little. Ha!

I stayed away from the computer and went Black Friday shopping. *courageous* I did get one good deal.

Arlee Bird said...

I stopped working on NaNo a couple weeks ago--had too much else going on this year. At least I have a story idea for later.

We also watched Super 8 this weekend. I was pretty good, but not as good as I had anticipated. Maybe my senses were dulled by too much Thanksgiving dinner that we've been eating all weekend. It sure was a good dinner.


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Talli Roland said...

Somehow I can't picture you as a slug, Alex! I haven't seen the Muppets, but I did love them growing up.

C D Meetens said...

Can't wait to see the Muppets, but I'll have to wait until February. Thanks for the review.

Computers are fickle things. I have one that has been slowly dying on me for months. Then, it gets a new lease of life and works for a bit, before slowly dying again. I know it's going to give up on me completely at some point.

I'd say that I hope you can get your computer back up and running, but I know the allure of new fun geek toys :).

LynnRush said...

The Muppets? LOL. I'll hold off on that one, but I could see myself watching Super 8 again. Love that movie. So cute.

Yep, NaNo is finished. Just need to upload the word count. I wrote Wasteland 3 and finished in time to do my Awaited (Wasteland 2) edits from my editor. So, it all worked out. :) Yay.

Hoe you had a great Thanksgiving!!!

Tonja said...

I saw Crazy Stupid Love while not writing my NaNo novel.

Tara Tyler said...

i love the mashup of retro and current! yay muppets!
we need more wholesome! when will it make a trendy comeback?
we hope to see a movie some time this month...

Vicki Rocho said...

I was going to take the kids to the Muppet Movie this weekend, but just ran out of time. Now I'm wondering if I should....

Isis Rushdan said...

Loved the Muppets as a child. Will check out the movie on Netflix.

Spent the weekend sorting through which crap to throw away and what last minute stuff the movers would take. Fun, huh?

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I took it pretty easy this weekend. Family, food, fun, church, and a bit of art. Thanks for the movie reviews. My kids want to see "Hugo."

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana and I watched Story Toy 3 and enjoyed it.

JL Stratton said...

Hope your Thankgiving, and weeken was great.

I personally did not participate in NaNo this year, which left me plenty of time to work on perfecting telportation. In fact, I worked on it this weekend, while watching the entire first season of the SciFi channel's "The Walking Dead." I used my next-door neighbor's stray cats as test subjects. I think my teleportation device (it's shaped like a pellet gun, and sends them so quickly over the fence, they become a blur) might have actually been successful but I can't be sure. It's possible, I was only able to teleport them back onto their own property, but they keep coming back. At least they look the same when they come back, if not slightly meaner.

Brinda said...

I watched Super 8 this weekend, too. LOVED that movie. :)

Man O' Clay said...

Played mom this weekend...watched football and reruns of Transformers.

The Muppets sounds good. I used to watch the Muppet Babies - that was good TV!

iZombie said...

Oh... no not the forth barrier... I cannot subscribe to the idea of The Muppets, I think I will go see Twilight: Breaking Wind - Fart I again... kidding [sorry very inappropriate response], though Muppets was the "NUMBER TWO" movie for the gobble weekend. I am watching the marvel movies to prep for "The Avengers" next year... watching "Captain America"...

Once again, so sorry for my potty mouth...

Jeremy

L.G.Smith said...

Had a good long break and got lots of writing done...in between bites of turkey and pie.

Super 8 is next on my Netflix list. Can't wait to see it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mock, good to know the kids liked the movie. And yeah, you should've picked Super 8.

SA, my wife didn't connect as well either.

Stephen, it's next on my list.

Faraway, you are a true fan then. And hope you finish your manuscript!

Sean, I'm envious!

Laura, no, it's extra cheesy, but I think all of them are cheesy.

Amity, hope that was all right!

Rusty, sorry you missed the window. And discovered it was just the power source, so don't need to replace the computer. Yet!

Melissa, you brave woman you!

Robyn, that's funny your kids wanted to be Muppets.

Talli, glad you don't see me as a slug.

CD, a new toy would've been nice, but alas, we discovered it was just the power source.

Lynn, congratulations on finishing NaNo.

Tara, I think it just made its comeback.

Vicki, take them! From the comments here, sounds like all ages enjoyed it.

Isis, no, not fun!

JL, keep working on it and keep me posted!

Jeremy, I like your title better!

Amy said...

Congrats to both Amity and Michael and thank you for sharing them Alex! And I have to agree with you, Super 8 is a great movie, I think it gets better every time I watch it.

Best of luck with your computer malfunction, I definitely don't have the resolve to wait with getting a new one! :)

Karen Walker said...

We tried to go see The Descendants, but it was sold out. That's never happened to me in Albuquerque - NY - yes, but not here. It's probably because Twilight was playing in so many of the theaters. Happy Thanksgiving, Alex. I'm grateful for you.
Karen

Old Kitty said...

I am drooling over the Muppets!! and Arthur Christmas and Daniel Craig...! Sorry, where was I?

Miss Piggy is my ultimate idol!! She ROCKS!

Yay for Amity, yay for Michael! Take care
x

Bossy Betty said...

Glad you joined Slugville this weekend. I really want to catch "Super 8."

Bish Denham said...

Didn't do anything over the long week-end except eat! As for the Muppets, they are almost always a hoot! (I.e I'd like to see it.)

Michael Offutt, Expert Critic said...

I agree. Super 8 was a darn good movie. It's good to get Thanksgiving out of the way and focus on Christmas now. I don't think I'll go and see the Muppets.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amy, looks like we figured out the problem. And fortunately we have several computers, so I'm never without one.

Karen, that's wild it was sold out!

Kitty, you will have your Daniel Craig fix soon.

Michael, The Muppets aren't your generation. And Super 8 was awesome.

julie fedderson said...

I did laundry and caught up on TV after the hubbub of Turkey day died down. Love me some American Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You saw the Muppets? I have even more respect for you.
Going to check out Amity's site.
Be well.
xoRobyn

David P. King said...

I need to see that movie. Yes. Need. It is a necessity!

Nebular said...

Congrats to both, Amity and Michael!

I'm very excited about The Muppets, but sadly it won't be released here until next year. Stupid distributors!

"Super 8" was very good, yet hardly exceptional.

Last night I watched "Warrior" and it was a solid film! Plus, I'm watching Tintin tomorrow. Yay!

Jessica Bell said...

I'd love to see a good movie. Can you came and stock our local DVD store with some decent produce? :o) Glad you had a lazy weekend, I'm sure you deserved it! Now off to check out Amity and Michael ...

February Grace said...

Well, since, ya know, I am a Muppet, I am highly anticipating the film. However right now I can't seem to get my panic disorder under control enough to allow me to see it in a theater full of people :/ hopefully it'll be out on In Demand very soon because I really can't wait for it. I still remember all the words to that sweet little song that Gonzo sang in the very first Muppet movie, "I'm going to go back there someday" it still makes me cry.

As for NaNo, I was doing it as a 'rebel' this year and after losing 11 writing days smack in the middle of this month due to circumstances totally beyond my control (a medical crisis) I am at peace with the 36.5 k words I managed to write this month. I'm determined to take the rest of finishing this book at the pace it dictates- not just to type furiously another 15k in the next 2 days of stuff that will fry my eyes and that I won't end up wanting to use later anyway. So even though I didn't hit 50k new words for the project, for once, I really can't complain. For the amount of days I actually had to write, I did the best I could do given the extreme crisis state I spent most of November in.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Alex!

~bru

Misha said...

None of the above, but I did write 9k in one day. :-)

Heading over to Amity now.

Nancy Thompson said...

With my kid now a senior in high school, I no longer see all those kid movies, and I can't say I'm disappointed. Although I used to love The Muppet Show, I never cared for the movies. I can only take so much of Miss Piggy!

As for Super 8, I can't wait to catch that one!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robyn, Muppets earn me respect? Damn, wish I'd known that sooner!

George, you're seeing Tintin much sooner than we are!

Jessica, maybe I need to start my own movie channel?

Bru, I think you did very well hitting 36,000+ words. And you will so enjoy The Muppets when it finally hits the small screen.

Misha, that is amazing!

N. R. Williams said...

I'm not planning on going to any movies right now. I'd get kicked out for coughing. I buy my computers from QVC because they usually have an easy pay plan, 4 - 6 months payment and you get it right away. And the computers come with extra stuff. I'm not a commercial though so please don't take it the wrong way.

Description is on my blog today.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, Fantasy Author

Birgit said...

I can be thankful that i was not pepper sprayed this past friday or run over by angry shoppers needing that extra ninja knife set (or whatever)but then again I am a Canuck and we don't have Black Friday here just the usually nutsy before Christmas mahem. I do need to see the Muppet movie but at this time i am watching films from yesteryear. I watched "The Outlaw Josie Wales"-Great Western even if Sondra Locke is in it. I always feel bad for the dog being spit upon by good ole Clint but that is part of the film. I actually look at it as a family film...in a shoot 'em up Western jaded sort of way. He loses one family but slowly gathers another and all these lost souls find themselves and create a new family. Raher uplifting I think.

Rekha said...

Too old to see the muppets and my nephews too young to tag along....
My sort of new comp had a meltdown recently but Dell was sweet enough and bound by warranty to ship a new part so its good as new.
Nano ended for me a week ago at 31000 odd words...ran out of steam....hope to finish the story sometime soon....
I think I have read Amity's work through one of the poetry sites, will drop in again.

Johanna Garth said...

Dying to see the muppets. Maybe next weekend. We saw The Descendants yesterday and it was amazing! I just loved it!!

Pat Tillett said...

We've been camped in the mountains for a couple of weeks and took a trek back home for Thanksgiving. The day after, we went back up the mountain with tons of leftovers. So, I've mostly been eating and hiking around (mostly eating).

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I want a new computer but I'm hanging onto the old one until I buy my daughter, college-bound soon, her laptop. That will be my last tech gift for the kids. After that the entire tech-budget goes to my wish list.
No movies for me this weekend though I rented V for Vendetta from the library.

fantasy nibbles said...

Ahhh now this maybe explains why the muppets were on X Factor last night! I was a bit baffled!!

Karen Peterson said...

Well, you already know how much I loved The Muppets. Personally, I think my favorite part was when Chris Cooper busted into a rap. Hilarious!

And Super 8 is amazing. Need to see it again.

Hart Johnson said...

Busted! I totally invented a teleportation device *snort* (if you only knew how technologically challenged I am).

I was a writing and editing FIEND. I am at 63K on my NaNoNovel (should be less than 10K left to the end) and I managed to get through my Copyedited Cozy and turn it back in this morning.

Ciara said...

I'm looking forward to the new Sherlock movie in December. More because I have a date set with hubby to see that movie. It will be the first movie date we've had in maybe a year. I'll go check out the other two blogs. I hope you had a great holiday.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Nancy - saw your post. And when I do have to replace that computer, I'm going with Alienware...

Birgit, can't go wrong with an Eastwood film!

Rekha, Dell is usually my computer of choice. And you can't be too old for Muppets, because I wasn't too old!

Susan, V For Vendetta is a great film.

Fantasy, they've been everywhere lately!

Hart, you must share!!!

Ciara, you guys need to get out more.

Laila Knight said...

Give me a few minutes and I will gladly share with you the secret of teleportation, but don't blame me if the spammers get to it first.

I was thinking of watching the muppet movie. The last one that was any good was the Christmas Carol.

So sorry to hear about your PC. I have a Dell and am very happy with it. Hope you backed up your files.

My laptop is an HP, love it.

And there is always online shopping for you today. Cyber Monday will get you great deals!

I didn't do much of anything this weekend except drink hot cocoa and watch Christmas movies.

Have a geat day! :)

Christopher Hudson said...

It was Hugo for me ... very interesting flic.

Hey, try putting a nickel in that computer ... or, if that doesn't work, hit it with a hammer ... you'll feel better.

Copyboy said...

My sis saw the muppets! She loved it!!!! So did her kids. My niece and nephew.

Laura said...

Watched Immortals... which I have to say... was a bit pants. Watched Rare Exports on DVD - which was weird but definitely wonderful. Attempted Christmas shopping - aborted attempt.
Have a fun week - off to meet Amity now
Lxxx

The Happy Whisk said...

I'll most likely wait for the Muppet movie to come out on NetFlix or one of the movie boxes we have near by.

Happy Writing!

E.R. King said...

I'm finished with my NaNo, but I didn't get to see a movie last weekend. Perhaps that will be my reward for finishing. I've heard the Muppets is fantastic. I used to watch them every Saturday night, so I'm looking forward to seeing them on the big screen. Arthur Christmas looks great, too.

Caledonia Lass said...

The only movie I watched this weekend was Gnomeo and Juliet. Kinda cute. Didn't do much else, either. Thanksgiving sorta does that to me. :)

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

That sounds like a great movie Alex! I remember the Muppets : ) < over 35 fer surrrr. We watched the old movie, "Pretty Woman" last night. I just love the transformation between them. Ok it's kind of a Cinderella story too.

Liza said...

I did, in fact, have a computer monitor melt down. The computer is less than a year old...the monitor was six years old and has now gone to monitor heaven. There I was clicking away, on a roll, when the thing died and I couldn't see what I was typing. All that mattered to us was getting out to stores BEFORE the black Friday crowds. So that's what we did after seven hours of Thanksgiving prep! BTW, we got as good a deal as we would have on Friday!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I loved the Muppets when on TV.
Pleased you had a week-end of doing nothing, does one good once in a while.

Yvonne.

Leovi said...

Interesting blog at Amity Dreams are my Reality, the title is also very good, I'm thinking of a photo for this title.

M Pax said...

Thanks for the heads up on the 'versaries.

I have Super 8, but haven't watched it yet. We've been watching Odyssey 5 on dvd, which has been quite good and edjeecated me on Transhumans. Irony is, it stars Peter Weller (Robocop).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laila, can't let the spammers get to teleportation first! The computer is an old Dell. Looks like it's the hard drive now. Yeah, everything's backed up. Just running through the systems now, hoping to revive it.

Christopher, if it doesn't start working soon, I will hit it with a hammer!

Laura, aborted attempt?

ER, you will dig the movie then!

Karen, I'm over thirty five but not saying by how much...

Liza, a monitor is easy to replace! Glad you got one before the insanity of Black Friday.

Leovi, Dreams and Muppets? That's a photo I'd like to see!

Mary, that is ironic!

Jemi Fraser said...

Can't wait to see the muppets!! :)

I did manage to finish 50K for my NaNo over the weekend, not nearly done the story though! :)

Lynda R Young said...

Did you forget to feed your mother board again? ;)

I'd love to see the Muppets, and I still haven't seen Super8.

And I FINISHED NaNo!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOTY!

Helena said...

Don't know if I could sit through the Muppets, but I loved Super 8. And being a slug once in a while is good for the soul and body.

The Golden Eagle said...

I want to see The Muppets--it sounds like a really good movie.

I won NaNoWriMo, so now I'm trying to finish the novel, which is still pretty far away.

Cate Masters said...

Glad to see the original Muppets making a comeback. The grandboys only know Elmo and the new gang.
Didn't quite finish NaNo, but I'm happy with what I started, so I still consider it a success.

TL Conway said...

Saw The Muppets and LOVED it. There was something incredibly magical to hear all the adults (aka, people over 20) in the theater singing along with Rainbow Connection just under their breath. It was one of those surreal moments where I was so grateful for being exactly where I was at that moment in time.

As for NaNo? Um, yeah. 11K more to go. :/

Goonies Never Say Die!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jemi, I saw that - congratulations.

Lynda, that is awesome! And still running diagnostics. It's not the mother board...

Golden, but you're really close I'm sure.

Cate, you wrote many words - that is a success!

TL, yeah, all the adults knew the words and the in-jokes. Keep writing!

Donna K. Weaver said...

My daughter took her family (4 kids) to see it, and the kids all loved it (including their parents). I can't wait to see it. And I love Super 8. I've gotta get a copy.

Chuck said...

I did quite a bit of sluggin' my self this weekend...that doesn't quite sound right but whatever. Sorry about your computer hope everything was backed up! I am looking forward to seeing Super 8 and the fact you've seen it twice and loved is a good omen for me! Glad you survived T-Day!

Southpaw said...

I think if you gave your computer some Thanksgiving turkey it wouldn't have eaten itself. . . just saying.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Honestly, this weekend, I never stopped moving. I'll explain later!

Sorry about your computer. They just don't make them like they used to. I hope you find the perfect replacement.

I've been hearing good things about Super 8. I think I will need to Redbox it.

HMG

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Donna, now it's your turn to Muppet!

Chuck, Super 8 will be on my list for best movies of 2012. All files were backed up, but still not sure what's wrong with the computer. Not for lack of trying to fix it tonight!

Southpaw - funny!

Heather, you must've used all the energy I wasn't using then.

Karen Lange said...

Hopping over to Amity's now! Thanks for the info on the Muppets. Wondered about it.

tfwalsh said...

I just completed my NaNo... very excited to have finished it. Ohh Muppets sound so good..

Lydia Kang said...

I didn't do Nano, so my computer is fine. However, I'm still recovering from the turkey!

alexia said...

TG was good! I kind of want to see the Muppets. I'd really love it if they did a Fraggle Rock movie.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

TF, congratulations!

Alexia, surprised they haven't.

Kelly Polark said...

I want to see the Muppets but my kids aren't keen on seeing it. Maybe will on DVD. The only time they've seen Muppets in action is on the Weezer "Keep Fishin" video.

My family did see Jack and Jill this weekend. We love inappropriate fart jokes, so it entertained us.

Kelly Polark said...

Oh, and we finally saw Super 8 too on thursday. Amazing!!

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Good choice on Super 8. I'm looking forward to the Muppets - I was apprehensive until the reviews I'd read said that it pushed all the right nostalgia buttons, so I'm sold :)

Jennie Bailey said...

Loved Super 8! NaNo fizzled out, but that's okay because I needed to be doing rewrites anyway. I had ducked into when I shouldn't have. By next weekend, I hope to be catching The Muppets! The hubster has odd hours this week and I swore that I wouldn't see it without him.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. glad you had a slobby weekend - that's what holidays are for .. and the Muppets are an excellent release.

We have an excellent Film Society so I tend to do "good" films - I learn though .. and have seen a few recently .. Including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - that I blogged about ..

Enjoy the run up to Christmas - cheers Hilary

Empty Nest Insider said...

We saw J. Edgar over the weekend. It was a bit long, but the acting was exceptional. I'm heading over to Amity's.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your kids know the Weeser video - that is really funny, Kelly!

Jamie, it does push the buttons.

Jennie, that's all right on NaNo. And hope you guys get out to the Muppets.

Hilary, hope it was good, because I want to see that film!

Julie, that's good to know.

Nisa said...

The Muppets, yea! Isn't Thanksgiving holiday meant to turn everyone into slugs? I think you're good. Just don't forget to turn back now. ;)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I'm dying to see the Muppets. I'm wondering if the kids would get as much out of it as me, though. I almost think you had to be a child of the 70s...

Argh! We had Super 8 here at the house and then it was due back at the rental kiosk so I took it back. I'll have to check it out again...

Susan Fields said...

I adore Jim Parsons, but I doubt even he could get me to watch the Muppet Movie - and yes, I'm definitely over 35! I don't think I liked them too much even back when they were still on TV. I think we're buying the family a new computer for Christmas - the old one still works but it's sooo slow!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. 'review' of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy .. on my blog - click the search .. 12 October .. tied in with my memories and Steve Jobs .. East European connections ..

Hope you enjoy you it - very well acted ... cheers Hilary

Liz Fichera said...

I must confess to never seeing a single Muppet movie. I did, however, watch Super 8 this weekend. Was nothing like I expected but I did enjoy it. Those kids were fantastic, acting-wise and loved the 70's setting with one exception: Kids in the 70's never said "awesome." Wasn't part of the vocabulary yet.

KarenG said...

It's good to see The Muppets back again. I'm a little afraid to see this, in case it's either a) a rehash of their classics or b) not even close to as good.

I saw The Next Three Days last week. Or was it The Last Three Days next week? Bad title, great movie.

DL Hammons said...

We added SUPER 8 to our collection this weekend as well. It was MINT!

Our family always picks a movie to watch in the theater on Christmas Eve, and this year I'm torn between the new SHERLOCK HOLMES movie and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL. Hmmmm...maybe a double-header is in order? :)

M.J. Fifield said...

I've been wanting to see the Muppet movie. Maybe I'll get the chance in December.

I saw Super 8 in theaters. I thought it was a great film but I wasn't wild about how it ended.

Carol Kilgore said...

Only family. Followed by a major sinus headache that is finally going away today. I'm looking forward to Super 8 on pay per view as soon as I have time.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I made my 50,000 words last night, Alex. Now maybe I can start visiting all my friends' blogs again.

The Muppets are so much fun -- I can't wait to see it. And just because of your recommendation, I'm putting Super 8 on my Netflix list.

Kittie Howard said...

Sorry to say, but I got this Apple because a power surge on a calm day fried the HP's motherboard. Not that an Apple is immune, but I was kinda ticked at HP for being such a wimp. Hope your situation has a less expensive ending!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nisa, good advice!

Elizabeth, even if they don't get it. YOU will enjoy The Muppets.

Susan, what did Kermit ever do to you? Was it warts?

Hilary, thanks!

Liz, maybe they should've said groovy instead?

Karen, it's a little bit of everything.

DL, go for the double-header!

Carol, sorry about the headache!

Patricia, congratulations!!! And hope you enjoy Super 8.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the shout out. I have you in for multiple entries.

Having Internet issues so I had to drop by via iPhone. Not the best way to blog/comment. But u had to sto by and thank you.


You are always positive and caring... We all love that about you!

Joshua said...

Headed over to Amity's now.

500 followers by the end of year one?! I wish I could do that. But, I'm thankful for my 173. Twice what my old blog ever did.

Almost done with NaNo. I'll finish tonight and validate before going to bed.

Laura Josephsen said...

I so want to see Super 8. And I'll wait until the Muppets is out on DvD but I can't wait for that, either. :D Kermit the Frog was The Man when I was a kid. Or, you know, The Frog.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the Muppets!!!

Jupitertree said...

Wow nice blog and cool backround. Following.

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I remember Muppets from my childhood -- they were very popular in Poland :-) I think I will wait for this movie to be released on DVD so we can enjoy watching it at home.

I'm going to Amity's and Michael's blogs now! Thank you for introducing them :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michael, thanks - I really appreciate that! Thanks for fighting your iPhone so you can comment.

Joshua, I was close. Michael is an excellent blogging buddy who knows how to connect online.

Laura, he was the frog!

Angela, nice to know Muppets are universal.

L'Aussie said...

Well I believe Michael at ...in time is having a computer meltdown. I was busy nearly finishing my NaNo as you know. I would have it finished this morning but I'm still catching up on blogs! Only a few hundred to go. I can handle that!

I saw Midnight in Paris. Awesome if you love the 20s Golden Era and all those yummy Hemingways and Fitzgeralds. My children grew up on re runs of the Muppets. So cool. Another movie to see!

Enjoy your week!

Denise

L'Aussie said...

Oh and I meant a few hundred words, not a few hundred blogs. Even I have my limits!!!!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Denise, I wondered if you meant blogs or words!

Ella said...

I watched Super 8; I loved it~
Fun to flash back to my teens!

Hope the computer is up n' running or were you running to the store?!

I love the Muppets; sounds fun!

Jennifer Hillier said...

I didn't think I wanted to see The Muppets (was wondering if I'm too old), but I've heard so many good things about it that now I think I have to go! I've always had a crush on Kermit and those froggy legs.

And agree about Super 8 - one of the best movies I've seen this year.

Enid Wilson said...

Eating and football, you're doing a lot of things for your belly. That can be good or bad, depending on how you see it. My NaNo is down the drain...

My Darcy Vibrates…

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ella, it took me back to that age. And computer has been restored! Had to reconfigure and reload, but it's working again.

Jennifer, you could be a hundred and never be too old for Muppets!

Enid, I didn't even try NaNo this year.