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Review: I Am Jim Henson

Jarrod Fairclough – When I heard that there was a new children’s book describing Jim Henson’s life, I was skeptical.  I expected stock photos, comic sans, and very basic information on his life.  So you can imagine my surprise when I opened Brad Meltzer’s ‘I Am Jim Henson’ only to find that it was thorough, entertaining,…

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Appreciating: Elmo Saves Christmas

In ‘Appreciating’, we either take the time to appreciate some of the Muppet specials that always don’t get the love the deserve, or we attempt to find the good in the bad productions… Jarrod Fairclough – Ask me at any time throughout the year to sing a Christmas carol, and 9 times out of 10 I’ll…

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The Muppet Christmas Commentary – Part 2

Jarrod Fairclough – Last weekend I sat down with my best pal Beaker Matt to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol.  I’m a hardcore super fan who can recite the film in its entirety, and he owns the DVD and watches it once in a blue moon.  In Part 1 we discussed the music, Michael Caine and horror…

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The Muppet Christmas Commentary – Part 1

Jarrod Fairclough – Ask any Muppet fan their favorite Christmas film, and they’ll no doubt say The Muppet Christmas Carol.  Which is fair enough, because it’s an incredible film.  It’s also one of those rare Muppet projects where many non-hardcore fans look back on it fondly as a Christmas tradition.  So I thought I’d get together…

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Review: Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas

Jarrod Fairclough – Hang the stockings on the tree, it’s Christmas again!  Yes folks, it’s that time of year again when we come together with the ones we love to celebrate the holidays with love, gifts, and lots of food (darn my new diet!) To celebrate, Sesame Street have made a new Christmas special, ‘Once Upon…

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Celebrating 5 Years Since ‘The Muppets’

Jarrod Fairclough – 5 years ago the world sat in cinemas and saw the long awaited return of a bunch of lovable characters from the 70’s – The Muppets!  After a few years of being teased with news by writer and star Jason Segel, life finally became a happy song as we were introduced to Walter,…

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Review: Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History

Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History is available on Amazon. Zach Woliner – Recently, I got to attend this year’s New York Comic-Con.  Having missed out on the experience for the past two years, it was a thrill to get to return.  Having not much time to do my usual preparation of finding who I wanted to…