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"The Happytime Murders" premieres August 24, 2018

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

  1. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Well-Known Member

  2. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Wondering if this'll go in a Stuffed and Unstrung direction or like a CSI action movie type of thing.
  3. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Yeah they had an article of it over at Tough Pigs. I can't wait to see it. I just hope that my friend will want to watch it. It just doesn't think Melissa McCarthy is all that funny. He thinks she plays the same character in all her movies the same but I know everyone has their own opinions.
    There are several Will Farrel movies that I don't care for that I don't think are all that funny so to each their own but I can't wait to see an Ad for this movie. I know I'll enjoy it.
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    As soon as I heard Melissa McCarthy was starring in this, I didn't want to see it; and now that I hear she reportedly rewrote the script herself, I want to not see it even more.
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I'm a fan of Melissa as an actor, but not her movies. However, i'm hoping this will open the door for more puppet movies in the future.
  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Listen to Steve Swanson's hilarious reaction when he hears that this movie might actually happen, and when he realizes why it takes so long for Henson projects to happen. Listen from 49:41 to 56:29: http://muppethub.com/mft1/
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Braking news! :news:

    As reported on toughpigs, former SNL ashlumn and Human :flirt:, Maya Rudolph has just signed on to be part of the film's cast. What role she'll end up playing is unknown at this moment though.
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  8. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    I laugh just imagining about the movie because I already know it's gonna be so funny. No doubt this'll be a hit!
  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Here's hoping!
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Once again, not every single comedy movie in cinema has to have SNL castmembers shoehorned into the picture.

    I like Maya Rudolph, but again, it's gotten to a point now where practically every comedy movie has SNL castmembers shoehorned into the cast when any other actors out there could play the roles. Same with TV shows - NBC has gotten notorious for handing new shows over to SNL castmembers on silver platters: Amy Poehler is supposedly showrunning and directing a "sitcom" about Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Perkins being the king and queen of a strange, far off land; and Seth Meyers was just recently tapped to try to reboot THE MUNSTERS again (this after Jerry O'Connell failed at it a few years ago).

    But then again, why should I even bother critiquing a movie I'm not going to see anyway?
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe you've fallen prey to the :boo: and :sleep: Syndrome, crabbily grumping at anything new just for the sake of chiming in to grump about it.

    *Calls Dr. Bob to make an appointment for der Snowth.
  12. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    sometimes regular actors arent funny.
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    If you're planning on not seeing the movie, you have no idea as to whether or not "any other actor" could play Maya's role because you don't know what it is or entails.
    oknazevad and The Count like this.
  14. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I'm actually looking forward to this one. I've never actually watched anything that Melissa McCarthy has been apart of, so I really can't make any pre-judgements about her involvement.

    For once in my life, I'll be going into this film completely blind. Hopefully that will bode well.
    MikaelaMuppet and Pig's Laundry like this.
  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Bill Barretta is going to play the lead role!

    Also, Elisabeth Banks is going to be in it, but Bill Barretta, you guys! I can't believe this is actually happening. This is shaping into a real movie :excited:. I know I keep saying this but, this could really be a big step for puppetry in the mainstream. Even if I don't end up liking the movie, I still hope it becomes a success.

    Hey wait. I just realized: Is this gonna be like Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but with puppets instead of cartoons.
    oknazevad, ToonGeek, gavry3 and 2 others like this.
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Just announced that Joel McHale has been added to the movie's cast as a stern FBI agent. This makes me think they're trying to cram as many film noire tropes into one by adding the outside agent who has been assigned to take over jurisdiction from the already investigating investigator, kind of how :search: had Inspector Lestrad.
    At any rate, I'm looking forward to this movie more and more.
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  17. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

  18. NLPuppetGuy

    NLPuppetGuy Member

    Sorry if this has already been asked answered, is the film rated R or PG-13
  19. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    When does this come out in the UK
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Er, the film is still in the production phases, so there's not any available information at the moment regarding either its MPAA rating nor release date.

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