You know you're middle-aged when you start feeling nostalgic for TV shows from your youth. That's the excuse I'm using, anyway, because today I went to the cinema to see The Muppets Movie.
Of course, when you're my age you can't just turn up to a kids' movie without taking a kid, so I convinced a friend of mine, who has a four-year-old daughter, to come along just so I didn't look too weird going by myself.
It turned out to be a fun film, with lots of ironic moments, 80s nostalgia (Tab anyone?), wonderful and unexpected cameo appearances (Clinton's campaign strategist James Carville, for instance) and some terrifically subversive tunes penned by Bret McKenzie, he of Flight of the Conchords fame.
If I'm honest, it was the songs that made the film and I'm delighted to see that Man or Muppet has actually been nominated for an Oscar. Be great if it won it.