This week on The First Run, Matt & Chris discuss Brian Henson’s puppet dirty murder mystery comedy, The Happytime Murders. Chris was really looking forward to this when it was announced and loved the new Muppet Show, short though was its tenure. Is Henson successful in translating that humor into more adult oriented fare? Or has the Henson legacy been forever tarnished? Hyperbole! Then it’s on to TFR favorite director Denis Villenueve’s first films, ‘Enemy’, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal as two men who discover they may be doppelgangers. Or it’s the weirdest adaptation of ‘The Parent Trap’ ever. There’s the always reliable rundown of the big releases on Blu-Ray & DVD, featuring the Straight to DVD and Streaming Picks of the Week. Then the big show wraps with Chris and Matt’s picks of the 5 Best Jim Henson Characters. Perhaps it’s more a memorial…?
- 00:00-09:35: Intro/The Happytime Murders
- 09:36-18:02: Blu-Ray & DVD Picks
- 18:03-28:03: Enemy
- 28:04-38:40: Top 5 Jim Henson’s Creations
- 38:41-40:54: Wrap Up
Theme music provided by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey
Happytime Murders images © STX Entertainment