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'Maleficent' and the Rise of the Grim Fairy Tale

'Maleficent' and the Rise of the Grim Fairy Tale
The trailers teased glimpses of Sleeping Beauty's iconic villainess, accompanied by a gothic cover of "Once Upon a Dream." Gone were the 1959 animated film's Technicolor wonders, replaced with shades of blacks and blues, while Lana del Rey's vocals enveloped Mary Costa and Bill Shirley's airy duet with jazz-club smokiness. Even when the sneak peek appeared to throw a bone of sympathy towards the titular evil character, it brooded with the faux-angst of 9th grade poetry. This was what you could expect from Maleficent — Disney's early bid for summer-film dominance,
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Muppets to the Max at the Ritz!

We’re really excited about an upcoming series we’re doing at the Ritz, the Muppets™, Music & Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy program! In fact, we’re so excited we put it on the cover of our guide. Why are we excited about the Muppets?

Because Henson’s bizarre children are some of America’s most cherished cultural icons. Whether you identify with the trash-talking Oscar the Grouch, the endlessly-excitable Kermit the Frog, the karate chopping egotist Miss Piggy, or the balcony hecklers Statler and Waldorf, there’s certainly a place deep in your heart for these felt friends. And we want to celebrate that thermonuclear warmth.

We’ve partnered with The Jim Henson Legacy and Brooklyn Academy of Music to present a series of special Muppet-related programming. You’ll see some of the greatest moments of the 50+ year history of the Muppets, rarely seen gems from the Sesame Street vaults,
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Muppets & Nw Film Center (Jim Henson Fest)

The Muppets for the month of May. We are truly blessed here in Portland. Thank you, Northwest Film Center. And now to make sure this is in your head the rest of the day …

It’s time to play the music

It’s time to light the lights

It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight.

It’s time to put on makeup

It’s time to dress up right

It’s time to raise the curtain on the Muppet Show tonight.

Why do we always come here

I guess we’ll never know

It’s like a kind of torture

To have to watch the show

And now let’s get things started

Why don’t you get things started

It’s time to get things started

On the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational

This is what we call the Muppet Show

The Northwest Film
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