Thoughts: Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Following immediately after their last film (The Muppets), the Muppets are at a loss to what to do next.

By chance or mere evil scheming, they were enticed by their new tour manager to go on a global tour and selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London.

But mayhem soon follows the Muppets, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two or Lemur, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.

Other notable casts like Ty Burrell, as the Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon, and Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty and somewhat screechy voice prison guard.

Muppets: Most Wanted opens 24 April (coming Thursday) in movie theaters!

*****

The plot is simple and straight to the point, pretty much a ‘bad guy frame good guy, save the damsel and happy ending’ type of light hearted show.

Some of us grew up watching The Muppets, so it’s silliness and senseless / randomness is nothing new. It’s always never quite as expected with the Muppets’ unpredictable antics and this film / movie has include the usual American & British humor with various comedians / cast, made it enjoyable. With over the top burlesque like musical scenes, face-palm worthy lines and original songs… those made my Monday a whole lot less gloomy.

One thing hasn’t change, Miss Piggy still wants to sing her heart out, be the main star and hopes to marry Kermit… while Kermit still tries to manage the group, please everyone and his reaction to marriage :D

Oh and… highlighted on the Walt Disney Studio Facebook page, are a number of cameos appearances screenshots of various stars. I would suggest not visit the page now but that’s entirely up to you. I feel it would be more fun to spot the stars out first. That way, you wouldn’t spoil the surprise and amusement when the stars appearing on scenes.

After catching Muppets: Most Wanted, now I want to catch the last film, the previous installments on DVDs and maybe get the soundtrack. Not just reliving childhood memories but the show somehow works well as a stress reliever for me… I was constantly tickled and laughing out loud at a couple of scenes, to my fiance’s amusement :P

*****

Thanks Walt Disney Studio and Bates Chi for the preview tickets.

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News: Pump Up Your Life With The New NWZ-B180F Walkman From Sony

As announced earlier last week:

Sony is keeping you entertained for longer with its latest Walkman® NWZ-B180F, boasting a long playback time of 20 hours. The new Walkman® from Sony sports a new sleek and stylish design, featuring a seamless aluminum body specially fabricated for a rich texture and lustre (or simply sleek, glossy, vivid).


- Collage with press release images, provided by Sony Singapore

*****

Available in five distinct colours as shown above(Gold / Red / Blue / Pink / Black), the NWZ-B180F digital music player has a built-in USB, making content transfer from the PC a cable-free process, simply by dragging and dropping the tracks or files into the Walkman® folder.

With 4GB worth of memory space, users will be spoilt for choice while on the move with approximately 890 songs to shuffle through. Music enthusiasts can further enhance their audio experience with the BASS Boost feature, reproducing powerful bass to blow one away with rich, bellowing sound.

The NWZ-B180F comes with 30 preset FM radio channels, within the range of 87.5 to 108.0 MHz, if you prefer listening to the live music and conversations by Radio DJs.

Besides delivering up to 20 hours of music playback, the built-in Lithium-Ion battery of the Walkman® NWZ-B180F ensures you have enough juice for a 90-minute journey with a quick 3-minute charge. A full charge will take a mere 70 minutes and with a life cycle of approximately 500 recharges, the NWZ-B180F is guaranteed to see you through your school years, long bus or train journeys.

The ultra-portable Walkman® NWZ-B180F is now available at Sony Singapore authorised dealers, at SGD 79.00.

*****

Specification Sheet

Model NWZ-B183F
Capacity 4GB
Colours Black, Red, Blue, Pink, Gold
FM Radio Yes, with 30 presets
FM Frequency Range 87.5 to 108.0 MHz
Battery Life 20 hours
Sound Effects 5 Band Equaliser (None/Heavy/Pop/Jazz/Unique/Custom) andBASS Boost
Power Source Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Charging Time Approx. 70 minutes (USB-based charging)
Rechargeable Cycle of Battery Approx. 500 times
Dimensions (w/h/d) 84.8 x 23.6 x 15.3 mm
Weight 30g

*****

Affordable and compact, good for those who’d prefer a separate gadget for their listening needs and for accessorizing :D

Well though not likely to get a new pair of mp3 earphones / gadget soon (still have my NWZ-273 but can’t find charging cable…), the gold and pink does look eye-catching and ‘pwetty’ (deliberately mispelt) :P

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