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15 items from 2016

'Stranger Things': How Netflix's Retro Hit Resurrects the Eighties

21 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's one thing to set a TV series in the 1980s; it's a whole other thing, however, to make it feel like it was actually shot during the Reagan-and-Rubik's-Cube era. Matt and Ross Duffer's new Netflix series Stranger Things is full of nostalgic nods to the decade and its pop-cultural products, but it's also uncommonly rigorous about getting the details just right — whether it's the many pitch-perfect music cues, the hat-tipping nods and homages to Eighties movies, or simply nailing the cringeworthy fashion statements of the day (those Mom jeans! »

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Class of 1986: The End of Childhood and the Legacy of Labyrinth

15 July 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Like all the best fairy tales, Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth is a much more grown-up effort than its fantasy trappings let on. Sure, it’s directed by the man who introduced both The Muppets and Sesame Street to the world, but don’t be fooled by all of the puppets and cute creatures and catchy songs: this is a film geared at children but actually about the end of childhood. Bittersweet, that.

On its face, Labyrinth offers a traditional take on the hero’s journey codified by Joseph Campbell: Jennifer Connelly’s sixteen-year-old Sarah wishes her baby brother would be taken away by Goblin King Jareth (the late, great David Bowie) and, when he is, must travel to a fantasy realm to rescue him. On a deeper and darker level, however, the screenplay by Monty Python’s own Terry Jones is the story of a young woman maturing into an adult, »

- Patrick Bromley

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Class of 1986: Somewhere That’s Green: Why Little Shop Of Horrors is Still One of the Greatest Movie Musicals Ever Made

14 July 2016 5:19 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

I fell in love with Frank Oz’s Little Shop of Horrors before I even saw a single frame of the film in December 1986. My mom’s boyfriend at the time worked for the Warner Bros. distribution center in Illinois, and sometime in the fall, he brought home an advanced copy of the soundtrack to Oz’s adaptation of the popular off-Broadway show, which of course was originally based on Roger Corman’s 1960 horror movie that featured performances from the likes of Dick Miller and Jack Nicholson.

And as I spent countless hours laying on my bedroom floor, humming along to the different songs (and singing the swear words whenever I thought I could get away with it), Little Shop of Horrors transported me to a place where underdogs could overcome the odds, alien plants could sing and craved human blood, and Steve Martin was a demented motorcycle-riding dentist addicted »

- Heather Wixson

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‘UnReal’ Season 2 Trailer: “We Killed Somebody, Didn’t We?”

1 June 2016 7:03 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

If you managed to make it to the end of the first season of Lifetime’s biting satire UnReal, you already know it ended up being the creepiest story about combining the disparate parts of oneself into a more powerful whole since The Dark Crystal. Created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and produced by A+E Studios, UnReal is a black comedy look at the chaos on set of the production of a fictitious dating competition program, “Everlasting”. Placing particular… »

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Horror Highlights: The Dark Crystal Pop! Vinyl Figures, Scream Season 2, Girl In Woods

31 May 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Jen the Gelfling, Kira, and Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal join the ever-growing list of Pop! vinyl figures from Funko. The whole set will become available this July. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: two character videos for the second season of MTV’s Scream television series and over 15 new photos from Girl in Woods.

Funko’s The Dark Crystal Pop! Vinyl Figures Release Details: From Funko: “Relive the majestic tale of Jen the Gelfling on his quest to reclaim the final crystal shard from Aughra the astronomer!

He’s joined by Kira and her pet Fizzgig, and must face many challenges including The Chamberlain Skeksis and UrSol the Chanter!

Make sure to search for the chase variant closed mouth Fizzgig!

Collect the whole set this summer!

Coming in July!”

To learn more about Funko’s The Dark Crystal Pop! vinyl figures, visit:


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- Tamika Jones

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The Dark Crystal Funko Pop! Vinyl figures revealed

28 May 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Funk has released promotional images for the upcoming Pop! Movie vinyl figures from the 1982 fantasy adventure The Dark Crystal which include Jen the Gelfling, Aughra the Astronomer, Kira and her pet Fizzgig, The Chamberlain Skeksis and UrSol the Chanter. Check them out here…

Relive the majestic tale of Jen the Gelfling on his quest to reclaim the final crystal shard from Aughra the astronomer!

He’s joined by Kira and her pet Fizzgig, and must face many challenges including The Chamberlain Skeksis and UrSol the Chanter!

Make sure to search for the chase variant closed mouth Fizzgig!

Collect the whole set this summer!


- Amie Cranswick

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Trial By Plastic: Jim Henson's 'The Dark Crystal' Gets The Funko Pop! Treatment

25 May 2016 3:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Funko seems to have the rights to just about everything you love whether it's modern day superheroes and sci-fi or 80s classics. Now they've gone and transformed characters from Jim Henson and Frank Oz's The Dark Crystal. Depending on what age you saw it, The Dark Crystal either mystified or terrified you. Or you could be like me who saw it much later in life than most of my generation and sat through it with my eyes really, really wide. Regardless, these new Funko Pop! figures capture the classic characters perfectly. Relive the majestic tale of Jen the Gelfling on his quest to reclaim the final crystal shard from Aughra the astronomer! He's joined by Kira and her pet Fizzgig, and must face many challenges including The Chamberlain Skeksis and UrSol the Chanter! Make sure to search for the chase variant closed mouth Fizzgig! Collect the whole set this summer! »

- Jill Pantozzi

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Four Kids And It Starring Michael Caine, Bill Nighy And Matthew Goode To Begin UK Photography In August

15 May 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Two-time Academy Award winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, The Dark Knight, Youth), BAFTA Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, The Good Wife, Downton Abbey) will star in the family action adventure film Four Kids And It directed by BAFTA Award nominee Andy De Emmony (Father Ted, West Is West), it was announced today.

Produced by Dan FilmsJulie Baines and Anne Brogan of Kindle Entertainment, the screenplay is written by Simon Lewis and adapted from the novel “Four Children and It” by best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson. Additional writing is provided by Mark Oswin.

The film is slated to begin principal photography in August on location in the UK.

13 Films is handling worldwide rights to the project outside of the UK and is actively selling the film to buyers at the Cannes Market. »

- Michelle McCue

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10 Classic Scenes from The Dark Crystal

14 April 2016 5:51 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Apparently, there’s a sequel to The Dark Crystal currently in the works. I’d normally be incredibly skeptical, but the fact that The Henson Company is responsible for the project gives me a glimmer of hope that it’ll be worth watching. After all, it was the late, great Jim Henson that gave us the original film, a shining beacon of creativity and originality in the otherwise murky sea of visual excrement that passes for entertainment these days. The Dark Crystal featured a fully-realized universe filled with memorable and terrifying creatures, each with their own cultures and religions. Far from just a

10 Classic Scenes from The Dark Crystal »

- Madison

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David Bowie Labyrinth Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

10 April 2016 8:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“I wish the goblins would come and take you away! Right now! “

Labyrinth screens midnights this weekend (April 15th and 16th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.

Nothing like a crummy day of babysitting your little brother to make you wish him away to the Goblin King! What’s that, you didn’t mean to? Well…time is of the essence…you have 13 hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before your baby brother becomes a goblin!

Labyrinth, the charming 1986 fantasy helmed by the late Jim Henson is lovely to see and a joy to experience. Taking its visual cues from Henson’s The Dark Crystal and its story from a mix of Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz, this is a classic story about growing up without relinquishing your childlike wonder. Jennifer Connolly leads a cast of 5 humans, »

- Tom Stockman

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David Bowie Tribute! Labyrinth at Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ March 5th

19 February 2016 8:14 AM, PST | | See recent news »

“I wish the goblins would come and take you away! Right now! “

Labyrinth will be screened Saturday March 5th, as part of Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by the chefs at Tenacious Eats. The event will take place at Marine Corps League Banquet Hall (5700 Leona St, St. Louis 63116)

 Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’  is a one-of-a-kind event where food is prepared and plated in front of you, in the form of a 5-course gourmet meal, while you watch a film on the big screen. Tenacious Eats only works with locally produced food procured by them and hard-to-find ingredients imported from places that specialize in them.

For each new film, the folks at Tenacious Eats write a new menu specific to that movie’s story. Sometimes the menu is literal and sometimes it is inspired interpretation. In all cases, each dining experience is different because each film is different. »

- Tom Stockman

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Whatever Happened to the Cast of The Neverending Story?

13 February 2016 7:59 AM, PST | | See recent news »

When it comes to children’s movies, I have a hard time deciding which is my favorite; it’s either The Dark Crystal or The Neverending Story.  Both movies are pretty dark considering their target demographics, and I can remember certain aspects of each that used to scare me.  And both movies involved some incredible work by puppeteers and voice actors, helping to bring to life the wide array of fictional creatures.  Unlike The Dark Crystal, however, The Neverending Story featured live human actors that were, in my opinion, perfectly cast for their roles.  Keep reading to find out what happened to

Whatever Happened to the Cast of The Neverending Story? »

- Nat Berman

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Sequel to Cult Classic 'Labyrinth' in the Works

23 January 2016 7:33 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A sequel to the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth, the Jim Henson-directed fantasy film that starred David Bowie as the Goblin King, is in the works. TriStar has inked a deal with the Jim Henson Company to produce a new version of the film, with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman charged with penning the new Labyrinth script, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

Entertainment Weekly adds that the upcoming Labyrinth film will be a sequel of sorts to the original and not a direct remake. Talk of a new Labyrinth film »

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Sony Rebooting Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’

22 January 2016 5:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony is developing a reboot of “Labyrinth,” the final movie directed by Jim Henson, and has closed a deal with the Jim Henson Co. to produce the film with Sony’s TriStar division.

Lisa Henson of the Henson Co. will produce the project. “Guardians of the Galaxy” co-writer Nicole Perlman will write the script.

The original musical fantasy movie, released in 1986, starred a 15-year-old Jennifer Connelly as the protagonist who has to navigate a maze to save her infant brother, who had been kidnapped by a goblin king — played by David Bowie, who recorded five songs for the film.

Most of the characters in the film were played by puppets produced by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. George Lucas executive produced and Monty Python member Terry Jones wrote the screenplay.

“The Labyrinth” carried a $25 million budget and underperformed at the box office, grossing less than $13 million for TriStar, but became »

- Dave McNary

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David Bowie, Dirty Harry, and Tarantino: The Great Digital Film Festival is back!

6 January 2016 8:01 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Great Digital Film Festival returns for another exciting year with some of your favourite movies of all-time!

Now’s your chance to see beloved classics and cult favourites return to the big screen at participating theatres across Canada.  This year’s exciting line-up includes fan favourites Labyrinth, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and Serenity and recent hits you may have missed on the big screen, like Mad Max: Fury Road.

With something for everyone, the Great Digital Film Festival is here for one week only, February 5-11 with each ticket just $6.99!  Tickets are on sale online now.

What does this year’s programming line-up include?  From recent hits to genre classics, check out the complete list of titles:

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek Into Darkness

Beverly Hills Cop




Big Trouble in Little China


The Thing (1982)

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior »

- Rachel West

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