Hi, I'm Brandon. I have over 30 years of geek experience. Yes, I wear bowties. Bowties are cool. I consider myself a pretty well-rounded geek but my areas of specialty include comics, Superman, Star Wars, movies, Tolkien, The Simpsons, comedy, and more. Apologies in advance.
Remember in the “getting the gang back together” montage in The Muppets when Scooter said he was off to the TED conference? Well, he finally made it. Scooter gave a TED talk this week entitled Digital Manipulation: Can Tactile Icons Survive in an Integer-Driven Environment?
Counting Down Brandon’s Favorite Movies of 2011! 2. The Muppets, directed by James Bobin. I loved this movie! Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face. This was my most anticipated movie of 2011, and I am so glad it didn’t disappoint. Jason Segel’s script captured the magic of the Muppets in a way that made me feel warm and fuzzy (pun intended). The movie is dripping with nostalgia and reverence for Jim Henson and his characters, but it also brings them into the modern day and introduces some great new characters (Segel didn’t forget the robot). This movie just made me feel so good to watch. If you are a life-long Muppet fan like me, I dare you not to have a tear in your eye by the time all the Muppets join Kermit and Miss Piggy on stage singing Rainbow Connection or the scene a few minutes later when they leave the theater. Some fun cameos and great original songs (including Oscar winner Man or Muppet and my favorite Life’s a Happy Song) add to this vastly enjoyable film.