Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Episode 26: Treasure Island

Let's close out 2011 with a bang, mateys! We may be three months past National Talk Like A Pirate Day, but Josh is ready to walk the plank with that old scoundrel Long John Silver after watching the first full-length, live-action feature from Walt Disney Productions, 1950's Treasure Island. You know he's had some rough patches in the past with live-action Disney movies, but never fear, landlubbers: Josh found more than enough to enjoy with this old-fashioned adventure. So, if your timbers are properly shivered, take a listen to the new Mousterpiece Cinema!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Episode 25: The Muppet Christmas Carol

"It's in the singing of a street-corner choir, it's going home and getting warm by the fire. It's true, wherever you find love, it feels like Christmas." Who else knows those lyrics by heart? Admit it, you're a closet fan of The Muppet Christmas Carol, aren't you? With Christmas only 7 days away, Josh takes a look at the first Disney movie to feature Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and the other Muppets for this week's Mousterpiece Cinema. But he may have been most impressed by a human actor in this movie!(Think of the actor who plays Scrooge.) Cuddle up with your loved ones, eat some figgy pudding, and listen to the new Mousterpiece Cinema to find out what Josh thinks of The Muppet Christmas Carol!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Episode 24: The Santa Clause

Across the world, he has many names: Kris Kringle, Pere Noel, and Topo Gigio. But we all know him as...Tim Allen? Yes, friends, with Christmas two weeks away, Josh takes a look at another Christmas movie from Walt Disney Pictures on the new Mousterpiece Cinema: 1994's The Santa Clause. He may have liked it as a kid, but is Josh as enamored of this holiday classic as an adult? Do the special effects still impress him? And what does he think about the Cosby sweaters Judge Reinhold wears? Find out on the new holiday-themed episode of Mousterpiece Cinema!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Episode 23: A Christmas Carol

Some say the Christmas season is the most wonderful time of year, but there's at least one person who would disagree: Ebenezer Scrooge, that old skinflint from Charles Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol. This week's Mousterpiece Cinema kicks off December by looking at the most recent adaptation of this story, from Walt Disney Pictures and Robert Zemeckis. Is Jim Carrey a great Scrooge? Does motion-capture animation work better here than in The Polar Express or Beowulf? What does Keystone Light beer have to do with any of this? Take a listen to an all-new Mousterpiece Cinema to find out!