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Muppets Most Wanted

Good stuff, not great, but good. I think seeing Danny Trejlo and Ray Liotta (among others) performing "I Hope I Get It" from A Chorus Line during a prison variety show rehersal is alone reason enough to watch this movie. As might be expected from the previous sentence (or the word "Muppets" in the movie title), this film has a lot of well-known people in small roles and makes countless references to other movies / TV shows / Broadway shows.

You probably know if you will like this film or not already. Three out of four hours of an EU standard lunch break.

Final thought: whose wife was disappointed no song here equaled "Man or a Muppet"

Alternate ending with post-credits dialog for The Muppets (1979): watch on Youtub

And speaking of the Muppets, I watched this ~50 minute piece on the making of the show last week:

Making of the Muppets on Youtube

(There are multiple copies on youtube, I'm not 100% sure it was that link.)

Probably no big surprises for anyone, but good if you like that sort of behind the scenes stuff.

Final thought: Link Hogthrob being performed by Jim Henson was a minor surprise