Now-a-Dollar Feb. 10 | Buzz Blog
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on PressBackers.com, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you. DONATE

Now-a-Dollar Feb. 10

by

comment

We return from winter hiatus to these glorious words: "The Muppets are here!" ---

The Muppets comes to second-run theaters this week, and if you missed out the first time around, you now have no excuse. Co-writer/star Jason Segel and his writing partner Nicholas Stoller have crafted something that is both an unapologetic love letter to Jim Henson's fuzzy creations and an endlessly charming musical entertainment in its own right. Plus, it's not in 3-D.

Joining The Muppets as the week's only new bargain-theater debut is Machine Gun Preacher, the plodding true-life story of a badass biker (played by Gerard Butler) who devotes his life to building -- and defending -- an orphanage in war-ravaged Sudan. Hard to decide which is more formulaic: the parade of atrocity images, or the "you care more about [fill-in-the-blank] than you do about us" family dynamics.