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  3. Sesame Street Season 49
    Sesame Street's 49th season officially began Saturday November 17 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

"The Happytime Murders" premieres August 24, 2018

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by stephenjlizard, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    We just went to see this movie at the theater today and...…

  2. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I just came back from seeing the film, and I liked it. I liked the idea of puppets having to prove that they're equals to humans, I like the idea that sugar and syrup are drugs in the puppet world. And really, there's not as much sexual stuff as I was expecting, just two scenes and you don't even see their private parts. Plus there were a few heart-warming moments. I really think the trailers don't do the film justice.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yay. Another concept stolen from me before I had the chance to do anything with it. :rolleyes:
  4. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    If other forum members think it's a good film, that's okay.
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Adorkable Rachel just put out a review of the film:
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  6. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    Funny how the first few posts discuss how bad the film is, and suddenly everyone is saying that it’s actually quite good.

    Don’t dismiss this film quite yet folks. I’m surprised people are so seriously hanging onto the words of reviewers anyway. Remember, Roger Ebert wasn’t big on Die Hard, and while this is not Die Hard, it’s still a film that should be viewed by everyone and then decided upon whether it’s bad or not.

    The reviewer’s opinion is nothing compared to yours.
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  7. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I rather quite like this review, despite me not haven seen the movie yet:
  8. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Actually just rewatched it on 123Movies

    I really like the film

    The puppetry is unbelievable- how Phil manages to blow smoke amazes me.

    Mellissa was extremely funny

    Kevin, Drew, Victor and Dorien are all fantastic with their characters. Larry is a really likeable character (when I originally thought he was the murderer) Victor did a great job with him. So good to see Kevin puppeteering again he was a great Lyle and Mr Bumblypants


    I did feel Joel Mchale and Elizabeth Banks were underused. And I thought Maya did a fantastic job as bubbles

    Good thing is that the rotten cotten girls didn't have a role. Their only lines were the ones seen in the trailer.

    Overall fantastic film
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  9. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

  10. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    I managed to find a torrent of the movie (recorded inside a theater). My reaction so far:

  11. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    No accounting for taste (or a lack of it.) ;)
  12. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    I don't understand
  13. CBPuppets

    CBPuppets Well-Known Member

    I just found this!
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  14. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I am not exaggerating when I say, there isn't a single post-Jim Muppet production that I've ever been able to enjoy. One of them even gave me nightmares, heh. I don't expect that to change. So I guess that's all I can say.
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  15. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Not Even Bear in the big blue house?
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Eh well, their Christmas special was nice, I'll give you that.
  17. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    So far, this film (which is the debut of Henson Alternative, a banner of the Jim Henson Company that specializes in adult content), resulted in Sesame Workshop filing a lawsuit against STX for using their trademark in a film which Sesame Workshop is not involved with, which was thrown out by the presiding judge, with STX issuing a statement afterwards:

    “We fluffing love Sesame Street and we're obviously very pleased that the ruling reinforced what STX's intention was from the very beginning — to honor the heritage of The Jim Henson Company's previous award-winning creations while drawing a clear distinction between any Muppets or Sesame Street characters and the new world Brian Henson and team created. We believe we accomplished that with the very straightforward NO SESAME, ALL STREET tagline. We look forward to continued happy times as we prepare to release Happytime Murders this summer.”

    Even fellow veteran Muppeteers Bill Barretta, Kevin Clash (best known as Elmo :laugh:), and Brian Henson have roles in the film.

    Some versions of the ads start with "From the studio that was sued by Sesame Street...", with the tagline that the film is "No Sesame, All Street".
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Henson Alternative's been around long before this movie.
  19. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No. Never heard of this series. Why didn't this see a wider release?

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