It’s time to put on makeup…

So, “The Muppets” opened yesterday, which I didn’t realize until just now. I had thought that it was opening Friday, but I forgot that (American) Thanksgiving is tomorrow. The Rotten Tomatoes rating stands at 97% as of this writing, and I don’t think our ol’ buddy Armond White has weighed in yet. There are, however, three folks who didn’t care for the flick, whose reviews have been quoted above. They are: Panel 2: Melissa Anderson (Village Voice), Panel 3: Rick Groen (Globe and Mail) and Panel 4: J.R. Jones (Chicago Reader).

It sure looks like we’ve got an exciting weekend of movies ahead of us. Scorsese’s “Hugo” is opening, along with “Arthur Christmas” and the aforementioned “The Muppets”. Lots of family-friendly entertainment, which will unfortunately probably split the youth demographic, thus giving sparkly vampires another week at the top of the box office.

My favourite Muppet movie is the same as my partner’s: “The Muppet Christmas Carol”. Michael Caine is the actor that comes to mind when I think of Scrooge, and it’s a very sincere version of the classic story, smoothly incorporating all your favourite Muppets. Check it out. I’ll see if I can scrounge up a copy of the original “Muppet Movie” in preparation of the new movie this weekend. Get myself in the mood.

Google Led You Here: “Garfield Comics” Nope. Though I have been meaning to incorporate more lasagna-based jokes. And I really need to get on the orange feline character bandwagon. It seems to be mandatory these days. Sidenote: Did you know Jim Davis is worth more than a billion dollars? With a “B”. The mind boggles.

Say, why not click on the “Like” button above? I’d be awful grateful…