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A Diva Returns: Miss Piggy Hogs Spotlight as Muppets Make Big-Screen Comeback

She’s a classic diva, self-obsessed and desperate for attention. She’s famously voluptuous. And her first marriage lost its luster not long after the honeymoon, if even there was one.
 
We’re not talking about some basic-cable reality queen. We speak, of course, of Miss Piggy, the blonde, blue-eyed star of Jim Henson’s The Muppet Show who ranked 23rd on TV Guide’s 1996 list of the 50 greatest television stars ever – right behind Edward R. Murrow.
 
It’s the kind of snub that would normally provoke the hot-tempered swine to turn up her snout – she wanted the top spot – except that Piggy has been largely MIA since 2005, when the Muppets briefly reunited for the made-for-TV Muppets’ Wizard of Oz. But her luck is about to change.



'Julie & Julia' Makes for a Half-Baked Meal

It was an inspired gamble. Julie Powell, then a low-level government employee in her late 20s and looking, as she put it, “to pull myself out of a tailspin of secretarial ennui,” embarked on a quest to follow all 524 recipes detailed in Julia Child’s epic 1961 cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in the span of a single year. Powell chronicled her experiences in a candid, sharply written blog, and a culinary star was born.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See at Frameline 33 and Beyond

Frameline 33, San Francisco's International LGBT Film Festival, remains in full swing through Sunday, giving Bay Area moviegoers three more days to check out this year's featured selections before the closing-night bash at the Terra Gallery. Elsewhere, a pair of second-run favorites arrives at the Red Vic, while Tetro and Food, Inc. play on at the Embarcadero. As always, here's a list of some of the finest films currently in rotation at an indie theater near you.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

As always, here's a list of some of the finest films currently in rotation at a San Francisco indie theater near you.



1. Sugar
Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Ctr., 415-352-0835
When: All Week
Why: Isolation and an early-life epiphany await Miguel "Sugar" Santos (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitching prospect who comes to question the limited scope of his professional ambition during a minor-league stint in rural Iowa. Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (2006’s Half Nelson), Sugar is a moving, unflinchingly honest take on the immigrant experience, infused with an obvious passion for America’s pastime.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Whether you're fascinated by fashion, stoked on surfing or just seeking an alternative to the latest Fast & Furious, here's a list of some of the finest films currently in rotation at a San Francisco indie theater near you.

1. Sin Nombre
Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Ctr., 415-352-0835
When: All Week

Indie Theater Roundup: What to See This Week

Spring has arrived, splashing the city with invigorating rays of glorious sunshine. Where better to celebrate than a dark, air-conditioned theater? As always, here's a list of some of the finest films currently in rotation at a San Francisco indie theater near you.

1. Labyrinth
Where: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight St., 415-668-3994
When: April 1-2

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