Youtube Movie Reviewers to get certified on Rotten Tomatoes?

    Youtube Movie Reviewers to get certified on Rotten Tomatoes?

    In this episode of the podcast, Kristian, Mark and Catherine talk to the editor in chief over at Rotten Tomatoes, Matt Atchity. Matt talks about his love for films, and breaks down how he became editor in chief, what Rotten Tomatoes is all about and what it used to take to become certified on Rotten Tomatoes.

    Now, here it is! Kristian and Matt bring up the conversation the two of them had at a recent screening about certifying Youtube movie reviewers!!! Matt talks about what it would take about allowing Youtube movie reviewers as part of the Rotten Tomatoes family. Listen to the possible criteria, who could make the cut and if the Schmoes would be the first to make it in!

    Enjoy and please send this to as many people as possible to support Youtube Movie Reviewers!

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    More from Catherine: http://www.youtube.com/catherinereitman

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    Hugo Review

    Hugo Review

    The Schmoes wind the clock back to 1920′s Paris with “Hugo”…would Martin Scorsese and 3D make a good combo? Could this be the top family film of the season?? Enjoy!

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    Arthur Christmas Review

    Arthur Christmas Review

    The Schmoes head north to see how Santa gets all those presents out with “Arthur Christmas”…would our heroes find a brand new holiday classic or a lump of coal? Enjoy!

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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Review

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Review

    The Schmoes venture back to the woods of the Pacific Northwest with “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I”…would Ellis stay on Team Werewolf? Could Harloff manage to keep himself in the theater for the duration?? Enjoy!

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    The Descendants Review

    The Descendants Review

    The Schmoes head to Hawaii for some tropical drama with “The Descendants”…would the tide bring another quality Alexander Payne film? Could Clooney be a factor in yet another Oscar race?? Enjoy!

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    Happy Feet 2 Review

    Happy Feet 2 Review

    The Schmoes head off to the South Pole for “Happy Feet 2″…would our heroes gush over the cute penguins? Or be repelled by the prawns?? Enjoy!!

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    Youtube Movie Reviewers to get certified on Rotten Tomatoes?

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    In this episode of the podcast, Kristian, Mark and Catherine talk to the editor in chief over at Rotten Tomatoes, Matt Atchity. Matt talks about his love for films, and breaks down how he became editor in chief, what Rotten Tomatoes is all about and what it used to take to become certified on Rotten Tomatoes.

    Now, here it is! Kristian and Matt bring up the conversation the two of them had at a recent screening about certifying Youtube movie reviewers!!! Matt talks about what it would take about allowing Youtube movie reviewers as part of the Rotten Tomatoes family. Listen to the possible criteria, who could make the cut and if the Schmoes would be the first to make it in!

    Enjoy and please send this to as many people as possible to support Youtube Movie Reviewers!

    Live in a hole and don’t know Rotten Tomatoes? http://www.rottentomatoes.com

    More from the Schmoes: http://www.youtube.com/schmoesknow

    More from Catherine: http://www.youtube.com/catherinereitman

    FBF with Captain Dan: Woody and Brendan

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    Woody and Brendan

    Two of my favorite movie stars. One a very underrated actor who is finally getting his critical due and the other, a likeable guy who seems to get bashed more than he should. Woody Harrelson and Brendan Fraser(FraZER not Fraiser!) have put together some nice careers for themselves. One got his big break on one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, the other starring as a Caveman next to Paulie Shore.

    Look at all that HAIR!!!

    Still my four food groups.

    I thought about this blog after watching THE COWBOY WAY and THE MUMMY. I wanted to share with you people some of my favorite movies with these two men. CHEERS was left with a huge hole when Nicholas “Coach” Colasnto passed away. The loveable dim witted childlike Coach was a perfect foil for Sam and co. To replace him behind the bar, they brought in the loveable dim witted childlike Woody Boyd. The transition felt seamless, Woody not so much replacing Coach and more carrying on his legacy.

    A bit part here and there on the big screen, nothing memorable(the exception being Goldie Hawn’s WILDCATS) until a fun part as a romantic rival for Michael J. Fox in the severely underrated DOC HOLLYWOOD(Tell me CARS isn’t based on this flick and I’ll slap you.) But his Silver Screen break came in the form of his Second team up with Wesley Snipes(The first being the aforementioned WILDCATS) in WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP. In WMCJ, Woody stars as Billy Hoyle, a former college basketball standout whose career was derailed forcing him to become a hustler on street courts around the country. His silly aw shucks Midwestern look allows him to hustle some of the best street ballers in the country. Teaming up with the Trash Talking Sidney Deane(Snipes), the duo becomes a formidable team, challenging the greats of LA street ball.

    It’s Pretty! It’s so PRETTY!

    Mr. Fraser took pretty much a non-speaking role and became the iconic Link. A fish out of water role, a role that he mimicked in later movies, Fraser quickly wanted to show he was more than a funny hunk. Immediately following ENCINO MAN, Fraser took the role of David Greene, a Jewish football star in the drama SCHOOL TIES. Greene parlays his football skills into a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school that prides itself on football. Of course this takes place in the 50’s where bigotry reigns supreme, he soon discovers that his teammates are anti-Semite privileged wasps who would turn on him the minute they find out about his heritage. When his secret finally comes out, he quickly turns from hero to outcast. The movie is also notable for featuring pre-stardom Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Chris O’Donnell. A great flick that showcases Fraser’s still budding acting skills.

    I still get goose bumps when he yells COWARDS!!!

    Woody stepped up the drama in INDECENT PROPSAL starring opposite Robert Redford and Demi Moore as a husband who, with his wife, decide to accept a million dollars so that Redford can spend the night with Moore. But 1994 was Woody’s coming out party, first in the COWBOY WAY costarring Kiefer Sutherland. A moderate hit, this action/comedy is one of my favorite Harrelson movies. Him and Sutherland have a fantastic chemistry, with Kiefer playing the straight man to Woody’s carefree playboy rodeo jockey. However, later that year, he established himself as a dramatic performer to be reckoned with.

    One of my favorite scenes.

    Oliver Stone was on a roll and one of the best of that streak that included PLATOON, WALL STREET, THE DOORS, JFK and then came NATURAL BORN KILLERS. A modern day Bonnie and Clyde with Harrelson and Juliette Lewis as serial killers in a social commentary on our media obsession with, well everything. The message is somewhat political(are Stone’s messages any other kind?) but the meat of this picture is Woody and Juliette’s performances. Woody’s message, my name may be playful, but I ain’t playing. The violence is shocking and rooting for the killers makes you feel a bit wrong, but Woody and his deadly bride make it so easy.

    Marrying Heavy Metal and comedy had me running to see this next Fraser flick. AIRHEADS is the story of hair band who so desperately want to make it big that they take a radio station hostage. Of course they aren’t that bright, calling themselves The Lone Rangers for starters(“There are three of you? You’re not exactly lone.”) but you still root for these loveable idiots which include Steve Buscemi and still SNL’d Adam Sandler. Not to mention that it includes a cameo by God himself, Lemmy “Motorhead” Kilmister.

    A string of comedies followed for Fraser, but in 1998, his dramatic breakthrough finally came in the form of GODS AND MONSTERS. As the gardener of James Whale, director of FRANKENSTEIN and it’s sequel and believed by many to be superior, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Cast opposite Ian Mckellen’s Whale, Fraser becomes his muse for nude art, as the director struggles with his homosexuality, declining star, and getting old.

    Brendan Fraser has made his niche in the family oriented adventures or playing the dim witted heart of gold guy, DUDLEY DO RIGHT/GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE types and why not, he’s good at them, even if the movies shouldn’t be viewed by anyone over 8 years old. But sometimes he can surprise you. Before I get to the surprise, let me say that easily my favorite Fraser role is Rick O’Connell of the MUMMY Trilogy. These movies are guilty pleasures of mine. When I first saw the preview, I thought, this is awesome, finally something that may come close to Indy. Well…Indy 1-3 it’s not, but I’m sure most can agree that they are at least better than CRYSTAL SKULL, right? I knew you’d agree. THE MUMMY movies are just simple adventures with cheap laughs but always a great time, especially on Blu-Ray. Plus, this is the series that launched the movie career of the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. SCORPION KING wasn’t very good, but The Rock is bad ass, so there you go. And by far my choice B-Fras performance is the spy thriller THE QUIET AMERICAN. Starring opposite the always brilliant Michael Caine, Fraser plays Alden Pyle, a mysterious American agent of some sort living in Vietnam a decade or so before the Vietnam War. Caine plays a journalist who uncovers some secrets hinting at future U.S. involvement. Great story, great performances, great flick. I highly recommend it.

    Woody is a little tougher for me, in picking my two favorite roles of his. There’s Sgt. Keck in the best Terrance Malick flim, THE THIN RED LINE. Or Captain Tony Stone in the recent THE MESSENGER. And of course Roy Munson in the Farrelly Brothers most underrated comedy, the second best movie about bowling(behind LEBOWSKI of course), talking about KINGPIN. But I would have to go with Tallahassee from ZOMBIELAND and Larry Flynt from PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT. ZOMBIELAND is tied for my favorite zombie movie with SHAUN OF THE DEAD and 28 DAYS LATER. (If someone put a gun to my head and made me choose, I chose ZOMBIELAND, then I’d take the gun away from them and shoot them in the kneecaps for putting a gun to my head for something so trivial.)What’s not to love about ZOMBIELAND? Jesse Eisenberg giving you the rules to surviving a zombiatic apocalypse, my future wife Emma Stone being all hot, snarky and wonderful as she always is. And of course Woody as the gnarly cowboy, almost a deeper but still hilarious version of his cowboy in THE COWBOY WAY. It also reunites him with one of his KINGPIN costars in the greatest cameo of all time. If you haven’t seen it or heard, I won’t spoil it here.

    The Crown Jewel in the rich treasure trove that is Woody Harrelson’s career, the story of the most infamous smut peddlers this side of Hugh Hefner. When I was young and discovering that ladies sometimes took their clothes off and sometimes people took pictures of said ladies and sometimes I liked to look at said pictures, I had heard about two publications, Playboy and Hustler. Playboy was the respectable nudie magazine, the one you would find tucked in the back of your Dad’s bedside cabinet. Hustler could only be obtained by way of older brother, older cousin, or kind of creepy Uncle. I don’t have an older brother, or older male cousin and thankfully my uncle is not creepy, so I had to rely on friends who were somehow able to obtain it. Inside was some of the most interesting, intriguing and disgusting things I have ever seen. Luckily, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT is about the man, not the smut. Woody paints a portrait of a man who most would find impossible to root for let alone identify with. Larry Flynt has experienced constant threats on his life, even after an assassin’s bullet rendered the bottom half of his body paralyzed, for his publication of some pretty hardcore pornography. Because of this very vocal opposition, Flynt became a champion of free speech. Woody humanizes Larry in a way no one thought possible. A man who had his vices, but at heart was not a demon as many made him out to be. A man who deeply loved his wife, though she was a junkie played to perfection by Yoko Ono uh I mean Courtney Love. That was mean, I’m sorry Yoko. The chemistry alone, between Woody and Edward Norton playing Flynt’s long suffering attorney, is worth the price of admission.

    There may have been a few turds along the way for both of these men, but more often than not it is not their fault, and usually they are the best part of their stinkers. If actors had a QB rating that measured box office, critical, and audience approval, these gentlemen would definitely rate no lower than 103.5, pretty damn good in other words. They won’t top anyone’s top ten lists but they are solid contributors to the profession they have chosen. Gentlemen, keep up the good work.

    Cap Out.

    The Hunger Games Trailer Review

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    The Thursday Beatrice News Scoop

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    By Mike Beatrice

    Bradley Cooper is the sexiest man alive! As voted on by…Bradley Cooper.

    “WELL HUNGOVER”

    A paternity suit against Justin Bieber has been rescinded. Apparently the facts didn’t add up; there’s no way Bieber can father a child until after his balls drop.

    “BABY DADDY”

    Multiple rifle shots were fired at the White House. Police have narrowed down the suspect list to ten.

    “KILL BABY KILL!”

    Herman Cain has raised another million dollars for his campaign. Unfortunately, most of that million will go to silencing harassment victims.

    Ryanair has announced it will begin to offer in-flight pornography. While the porn will be free of charge, the price for a blanket and pillow has jumped to five hundred dollars.

    “MILE HIGH CLUB”

    Nic Cage was recently spotted buying a two thousand dollar steak knife. Almost hard to believe this guy is broke.

    “BROKEBACK”

    According to the salesman, Cage had no trouble coughing up the two grand, but absolutely refused to pay the taxes.

    Penn State News: Turns out Sandusky’s lawyer also has a checkered past; at the age of 49, he impregnated a 16 year old. On the bright side, at least he likes girls.

    “ODD COUPLE”

    The lawyer told NBC that Sandusky is just a “big, overgrown kid.” Oddly, that’s the same thing they used to say about Michael Jackson.

    Speaking of which, the Jackson family is selling off autographed Michael Jackson jackets. And once those sell out, they’ll start selling autographed Michael Jackson noses.

    “WHITE SALE”

    The NBA and its players have again failed to reach an agreement. Dear NFL: remember when you wanted to extend your season by one or two games? How do you feel about playing until June?

    It now looks like there will be no 2011-2012 NBA season, and yet Kevin Garnett is somehow still out four to six weeks with a knee injury.

    It’s always a shame when the .0001% and the .0099% can’t get along.

    “MONEYBALL”

    AND FINALLY…

    Baywatch alum Pamela Anderson is set to star as the Virgin Mary in a new Christmas special. In this version of the story, the baby Jesus breastfeeds until he’s 26.

    “BOSOM BUDDIES”

    The Thursday Beatrice News Scoop

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    By Mike Beatrice

    In movie news, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas has broken the record. No, not for box office sales, but for concession stand munchies.

    “BONG HIT”

    Ridley Scott has confirmed that he will be directing the forthcoming Blade Runner prequel. Maybe now we’ll finally find out if Deckard is a replicant. And what the Unicorn represented. And… I actually have no idea what I’m talking about; I had to ask Ellis.

    “FUTURE IMPERFECT”

    It remains unclear if Scott is making the prequel to the original 1982 theatrical release of Blade Runner, or one of the 17 different versions that followed.

    In a related story, Sean Young is already hanging out in front of Ridley’s home, dressed in her Catwoman costume.

    “RAWR”

    Filming of The Dark Knight Rises was delayed today when the Bat Wing got stranded on a tarmac for seven hours and ran out of in-flight snacks.

    “JET SET”

    Daylight Savings Time ended this weekend. Sadly, the hour we all gained was offset by the time we wasted waiting in line for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

    “GAME ON”

    Asteroid 2005 YU 55 is going to pass so close to the Earth this week it will be closer than the moon! Look, I know we usually shrug these things off, but that seems pretty close.

    “THE ROCK”

    The best time to observe the asteroid will be in the early evening sky, or later when it plummets into North America destroying all life as we know it.

    “DEEP IMPACT”

    So, NASA, if you’re listening please call Bruce Willis or Tea Leoni or whoever it is you call when this stuff happens.

    “ARMAGEDDON IT”

    A new study reveals that one in six Americans suffer from hunger. The other five are Kardashians.

    “FAT BOTTOM GIRLS”

    Football fans in Detroit have gone ballistic upon hearing the news that Nickelback is slated to be the halftime entertainment at the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day game. The problem is that Nickelback is Canadian……..And sucks.

    “SOFT ROCK”

    AND FINALLY….

    Joe Paterno has been fired as Penn State head football coach amid a sordid sexual abuse scandal. Here are the jokes we can’t make about the matter:

    What did Joe Paterno know and when did he forget it?

    This is why college athletes need to get paid for their nonconsensual sex.

    Whatever happens, Penn State still won’t get sanctioned as harshly as USC.

    We should have known something was up when Penn State went to the NAMBLA Bowl.

    “BOYS WILL BE BOYS”

    The Thursday Beatrice News Scoop (11-3-11)

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    After just 72 days, Kim Kardashian has divorced NBA almost-star Kris Humphries. Bad year for Humphries. First locked out of the NBA, now locked out of Kim’s bedroom.

    “RUNAWAY BRIDE”

    Fueling fires that the marriage was one big sham, Kim never legally changed her last name but did receive $17.9 million in exclusive rights and sponsorship.

    “MONEYBALL”

    Dear Religious Right: For the record, this was the gayest wedding ever and you’re nowhere to be found.

    Now that the power couple is on the outs, you would think they’d divide up the marriage proceeds 50-50, but there’s more bad news for Humphries. Kim’s divorce lawyer is David Stern.

    “WEDDING CANCELER”

    Occupy Wall Street protests in Oakland, California have turned violent as protestors clash with police…and Raiders Fans.

    “FAN BOYS”

    Oakland seems like an odd city to protest; the only citizen who qualified as the 1% died.

    “OLD SCHOOL”

    The last literate high school students in America are protesting the film Anonymous, which challenges who actually wrote the works of Shakespeare. C’mon girls, everyone knows Shakespeare was written by Joseph Fiennes.

    “GHOST WRITER”

    In a related story, if you believe in evolution it turns out one of our infinite monkeys did eventually produce Shakespeare.

    A DVD set of all four Indiana Jones movies is available on Amazon.com for a limited time offer of $40.00. But it’s $50.00 if you want it without Crystal Skull.

    “BLOW IT BACK TO GOD”

    Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain is facing sexual harassment charges from former employees. To be fair, the pizza mogul wasn’t actually sexually harassing; he was just offering extra sausage.

    “SUPER SIZED”

    Still, Cain’s poll numbers don’t seem to be suffering. In fact, he’s doing so well he’s thinking of changing his campaign slogan:

    Faced with a fan’s paternity suit, 17 year-old Justin Bieber is calling the allegations “malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false.” Wow, big words for someone who still hasn’t taken the SAT.

    “BABY DADDY”

    Congratulations to the recently born baby that brings Earth’s population to seven billion. And good luck being raised by Justin Bieber.

    Seven billion people in the world? That can only mean one thing:

    AND FINALLY…

    Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating her probation. Well, 30 days or however long it takes Playboy to finish their photo shoot.

    The FRIDAY Beatrice News Scoop (10-28-11)

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    By Mike Beatrice

    Lindsay Lohan has reportedly inked a deal to pose naked in Playboy for one million dollars. This seems like a bad investment. Why would any guy pay for the naked-magazine-LiLo when you got a good shot of seeing the real thing for free if you run into her at a Hollywood bar?

    “LAYLO”

    To be fair, nine hundred grand of the one million is going to Photoshop Lindsay’s banged up beat up body.

    Dear Playboy: Is there a chance you can make the deal with Lindsay Lohan from Mean Girls?

    In a related story, Dog Fancy has paid fifty bucks for Samantha Ronson.

    “OH BOY”

    Former Top Chef finalist Morgan Wilson has been indicted on child pornography charges. If convicted Wilson could be sentenced to the facility where they house all food service pedophiles: Chuck E. Cheese.

    “CHILDREN’S MENU”

    Arby’s has launched a new initiative to end worldwide child hunger called No Kid Hungry. This will of course lead to Arby’s next initiative: No Kid Healthy.

    “UNHAPPY MEAL”

    In a Presidential race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, there’s a question as to which candidate Black Mormons will support. Why doesn’t someone just ask him?

    “DECIDING VOTE”

    Mitt Romney is the presumed Republican nominee now that Governor Chris Christie has thrown his weight behind Romney. Which of course explains that east coast earthquake.

    “FAT BASTARD”

    Christie had been on the fence for a while about who to endorse, which was terrible news for the fence.

    Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto has come out as being gay, which is still more socially acceptable than being a Trekkie.

    “STUNNING”

    Javier Bardem has been cast as the villain in the next James Bond movie. Appropriately the film will be titled “Call it, Bondo!”

    With those flowing locks, Bardem has also been cast as the next Bond Girl.

    Whitney Houston was almost kicked off a Delta flight for refusing to buckle her seatbelt. When reached for comment, Bobby Brown explained that Whitney hates being belted.

    “BUCKLE UP”

    300 Indian girls have legally changed their birth names in a mass legal ceremony because the name apparently translates to “unwanted.” Who knew Indian girls could be named Jennifer?

    “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD JENNIFER”

    Standard & Poor’s is threatening to once again downgrade America’s credit rating. Henceforth America will now be known as Bmerica.

    (NOTE: That is my Jay Leno-esque Joke of the Week. Enjoy.)

    The way the credit ratings work is that the U.S. went from AAA to AA+ and now could get downgraded to “Occupy Wall Street.”

    Harley Davidson is recalling 300,000 motorcycles for a defect. Apparently, they weren’t loud enough.

    “HOG HEAVEN”

    In a related story, Hollywood has finally recalled Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.

    AND FINALLY….

    Polish Parliament candidate Katarzyna Lenart is soliciting votes by stripping in a campaign video.

    Here’s hoping Newt Gingrich doesn’t have the same idea.

    -MB

    FBF with Captain Dan: THE MUPPETS!!

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    The Muppets

    In 1954 a high school named Jim Henson began creating puppets for small town Saturday morning children’s show. His interest in puppets continued through college where he created a new kind of puppet called Muppets. More life like arm movements and mouth manipulation enabled these Muppets to come to life unlike anything that ever been seen in the marionette world.

    In Kermit the Frog Henson discovered his Mickey Mouse as well as his alter ego. His friend Frank Oz joined him and became Kermit’s best friend Fozzie Bear. And just like that Mickey had his Donald, Goofy and Minnie were added in the form of Miss Piggy and Gonzo the great, and the Muppet Rushmore was complete.

    From these Muppets spawned Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Muppet Babies, among other hits, but most importantly came the Muppet Show. Henson wanted to be able to entertain parents as well as their children. So Sesame Street’s older sarcastic brothers got their own show. A variety show loosely based on SNL with a celebrity guest host and everything.

    Aw two of my favorite things, STAR WARS and MUPPETS. Hurry up and release this season on DVD already Disney.

    The Muppet Movie(1979)

    With the success of The Muppet Show, the big screen wouldn’t wait long. Of course this is an origin pic of sorts since it’s the story of how Kermit and the gang got together. Of course the movie opens up with Waldorf and Statler trashing the movie before even getting into the premiere. The movie is a road trip to Hollywood Kermit and Fozzie take along the way picking up a cast of familiar faces from their show and also run into some other famous faces such as Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Madeline Kahn, Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Carol Kane, Orson Welles, and that’s just to name a few. Being chased across the country by Doc Hopper of Doc Hopper’s Frog Legs, The Muppets becomes a family. Rousing musical numbers, innuendo, and biting comedy are all present in this family romp any age can enjoy.

    Best line in movie, in a movie that has many:

    After seeing the band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem paint their car a ridiculous rainbow hippie color to “camouflage it”

    FOZZIE: GEE, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO THANK YOU GUYS?

    KERMIT: I DON’T KNOW WHY TO THANK YOU?

    The Great Muppet Caper(1981)

    What do you do with the Muppets after you have taken them on cross country road trip, in the which the entire country looks a lot like Northern and Central California, why you take the on location to London which looks a lot like Southern California. Charles Grodin, Diana Rigg, Jack Warden, and Peter Falk are among the stars that pop in on our Muppet friends in this one, film noir as only the Muppets can tell it. Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo get wrapped up in a jewel heist when Miss Piggy is framed for stealing a diamond necklace.

    Skip to about 4:55 to see a hilarious scene with John Cleese.

    The Muppets Take Manhatten(1984)

    Conquering Hollywood was easy. Catching a jewel their, no problemo. But Broadway, could Piggy and her Kermie tackle the big lights of old Broadway. The sure as hell were going to try. Plus Kermit and Piggy finally tie the knot!

    The Muppet Christmas Carol(1992)

    It took 8 years to get the Muppets back to the silver screen. Sadly in those 8 years, we lost Jim Henson, but Disney stepped in and with the help of Jim’s son, Brian, the Muppets took on Charles Dickens immortal classic, A Christmas Carol. Kermit as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as the Mrs.(Of course), and starring Michael Caine(BRILLIANT!) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Some of the best songs the Muppets have ever performed are in this Christmas classic. My favorite of all the Muppet movies, they capture the spirit of Christmas Carol the way Linus nailed the spirit of Christmas.

    Muppet Treasure Island(1996)

    Dickens down, the Henson company decided to take on Robert Louis Stevenson. Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, and Kevin Bishop join this motley crew of Muppirates as they swashbundle their way through another literary classic.

    Muppets In Space(1999)

    The least popular and only financial failure, Muppets In Space was movie that was extremely rushed and put up against tough competition. There are some funny moments and welcome addition in Pepe the shrimp. Gonzo is lost, not knowing what he is and where he comes from. A struggle he has be going through since he was Muppet Baby. Receiving messages from beyond the stars, Gonzo finally discovers what he is(an alien) and who he is(a Muppet). Underrated yet missing something, mostly musical numbers.

    I have been told that when you meet the Muppets on set, they are never puppets. Their Muppetears never break character and when the director is giving direction, he’s talking directly to Kermit, Piggy and Fozzie. I for one can’t wait til next month and the triumphant return to the Multiplexes. Kind of cruel for Disney to release it against the new TWILIGHT movie, but they are two different audiences, so hopefully it’s successful enough to usher in a new era of Muppet Entertainment.

    And now I leave you with boys wittiest insults.

    Cap out.

    The Big Year Review

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    The Tuesday Beatrice News Scoop (10-11-11)

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    By Mike Beatrice

    A Michigan woman is suing the makers of the film Drive, charging the film didn’t contain enough driving. Then again, this is the same woman who sued because Three Days of the Condor only lasted two hours.

    “UNLICENSED”

    TV’s The Playboy Club has been cancelled. And it’s only a matter of time until God cancels Hugh Hefner.

    “NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD HEF”

    Courtney Love recalls fondly the first time she and Kurt Cobain made love, at a Chicago Days Inn. And 20 years later, the Days Inn has just gotten around to changing the sheets.

    “SMELLS LIKE COURTNEY LOVE”

    A whale that washed up on a New Jersey beach turns out to have been shot. Presumably to keep it from running for President.

    “DAR HE BLOWS”

    The Fonz’s motorcycle is being auctioned off and is expected to fetch close to $100,000. Since Happy Days went off the air in 1984 the Triumph bike has been sitting around gathering dust. Which is also true of Erin Moran.

    “UNHAPPY DAYS”

    A Texas man punched his wife in the face because she failed to like his new Facebook status. Attorneys for the man claim he only meant to poke her.

    “DISLIKE”

    The Occupy Wall Street protests are spreading across America. Little advice for bankers. Rename your street Wall Street 2 and nobody will show up.

    “GREED ISN’T GOOD”

    AND FINALLY…

    35 year old Herbert Chavez has undergone multiple plastic surgeries to more closely resemble his favorite super hero Superman. So far so good; now all he has left to do is get crushed under a horse.

    “SUPERBAD JOKE”

    Say what you want, but Chavez is still less gay than Bryan Singer’s Superman.

    “BIZARRO”


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    Youtube Movie Reviewers to get certified on Rotten Tomatoes?
    Youtube Movie Reviewers to get certified on Rotten Tomatoes?

    In this episode of the podcast, Kristian, Mark and Catherine talk to the editor in chief over at Rotten Tomatoes, Matt Atchity. Matt talks about his love for films, and breaks down how he became editor in chief, what Rotten Tomatoes is all about and what it used to take to become certified on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, here i…

    2010 Movies

    Youtube Movie Reviewers to get certified on Rotten Tomatoes?
    Youtube Movie Reviewers to get certified on Rotten Tomatoes?

    In this episode of the podcast, Kristian, Mark and Catherine talk to the editor in chief over at Rotten Tomatoes, Matt Atchity. Matt talks about his love for films, and breaks down how he became editor in chief, what Rotten Tomatoes is all about and what it used to take to become certified on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, here i…

    2009 Movies

    The Thing (2011) Review
    The Thing (2011) Review

    One intrepid Schmoe heads for the Polar Ice Caps with "The Thing"...would Ellis find a scary horror prequel? Or just a bunch of evil penguins?? Enjoy!…

    2008 Movies

    “Role Models” Review
    “Role Models” Review

    Mark, Kristian and Steve give you their honest take on the new comedy. Can it compete with Apatow’s string of hits? What do you think? Share on Facebook…