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TRAILER: Melissa McCarthy Partners With Foul-Mouthed, Over-sexualized Puppet In ‘Happytime Murders’

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Remember when you were a kid and the magic of puppetry graced your television with shows like The Muppet Show and Sesame Street? Remember how much pure, unadulterated fun could be had just by singing along to those whimsical puppets? Well The Happytime Murders is nothing like that. Like not even close.

With the tagline “No Sesame, All Street,” you can imagine how hilariously bizarre the plot is:

“In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, Phil Phillips, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the 1980s television series The Happytime Gang. As the killings continue, Jenny, Phil’s former flame, is next on the list. It’s up to Phil and Detective Edwards, his ex-partner, to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface, the clues start pointing to the only viable suspect: Phil himself. Now he’s on the run with only his wits and hard-headed determination as he and his partner attempt to solve the Happytime Murders”

The film’s cast is chock full of superstars with Melissa McCarthy taking the lead as Detective Edwards, who, by the way, puppets are constantly mistaken for a man.  Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, and Elizabeth Banks round out the A list cast playing Bubbles, Agent Campbell, and Jenny, respectively. If you are wondering who could take the innocence of puppetry and darken it to this seedy, sex filled, foul-mouthed world, well that would be the creative mind of Brian Henson….yes that’s right, JIM HENSON’S SON! The film is being produced by The Jim Henson Company, which is kind of brilliant. Muppets are a hard sell these days because CGI has become so easily accessible. So, why shouldn’t The Jim Henson Company keep up with the times and release something that’s matured as much as their original audiences have.

Speaking of matured, check out the trailer to see muppet hookers, muppet swearing, and even muppet ejaculation…which looks a lot like silly string. This film is already an instant classic in the Chris Siretz vault!

The Happytime Murders hits theaters on August 18th!

 

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AWWW: A Rescue Team Of 9 Was Needed To Rescue 1 Adorably Chubby Rat

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Over in Bensheim, Germany a rotund rodent got herself into a jam when she tried to squeeze through a hole of a manhole cover only to get stuck…and honestly, I can relate. When I was 8 years old I tried to squeeze my thunder-thighs-in-training into a children’s swing and it took my dad and three other grown men to get me out. I am the German fat-rat!

Volunteer firefighters were called when a young girl noticed the fat rat was stuck and no time was wasted to help the poor critter. Eight firefighters and at least one animal rescuer appeared on the scene to safely extract the chubby critter. Animal rescuer Michael Sehr told BBC “She had a lot of winter flab and was stuck fast at her hip. There was no going forward or back.” When asked why anyone would even want to save something so many are repulsed by Sehr said “Even animals that are hated by many deserve respect.”

Alls well that ends well! Hopefully no authorites will be needed to help me shimmy out of these skinny jeans I thought looked cute this morning…in the meantime, check out the entire rescue below!

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Elton John And Taron Egerton Performed A Fantastic Duet Of ‘Tiny Dancer’

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The dancer may be tiny but the talent on stage was massive! Taron Egerton and Elton John gave a fantastic performance of “Tiny Dancer” last night at the 27th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

If you’ve been looking for a reason to toss on your bedazzled cape and brightly colored sunglasses then boy do I have good news for you. An “epic musical fantasy” about Elton John’s life, entitled Rocketman, is expected to hit theaters in May 2019. Taron Egerton, from Robin Hood fame, plays the musical legend and judging by his performance last night, we are all in for a treat. The audience of the charity event felt like a candle in the wind when Taron suggested an off-the-cuff performance of “Tiny Dancer.” There isn’t even a pun creative enough to embody what the audience must have felt when Elton John himself volunteered to accompany Taron on the piano!

In addition to a truly moving performance, the 27th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party raised more than $6.3 million for an effort to end AIDS.

Click below to take a look at the magical performance from last night!

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VIRAL: There Is No Room For Love When This Dog Protects His Barney

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I think this dog missed the whole “I love you, you love me” message Barney was trying to teach all those years ago…

In this viral video posted to Twitter, an adorable pup channels his inner Cujo anytime his owner gets close to the Barney the Dinosaur stuffed animal. While the frenzied attacks are comical in themselves, this video should definitely be played with the sound up. While we never see more than the dog owner’s hand, we hear his high pitched screams of terror every time the dog take a lunge.

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