Labyrinth

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Jareth: You remind me of the babe.
Goblin: What babe?
Jareth: The babe with the power.
Goblin: What power?
Jareth: The power of voodoo.
Goblin: Who do?
Jareth: You do.
Goblin: Do what?
Jareth: Remind me of the babe…

This summer, prepare your life for hours of entertainment with your friends around the kitchen table. River Horse Studios announced this summer it will release Labyrinth The Board Game in partnership with The Jim Henson Company. Lavish details and solid rules from experienced game designers goes into this unique board game. Within the confines of each packaged game players will find: (more…)

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Understandably so, fans of 1986’s Labyrinth were a bit taken aback (and pissed, frankly) after hearing that TriStar and The Jim Henson Company would be working together to produce another film based on the cult classic. Besides the fact that they didn’t want a perfectly good property being messed around with, it seemed to be a bit insensitive timing-wise, being that legendary rocker David Bowie, who played Jareth the Goblin King, had just passed away a mere two weeks prior.  Nicole Perlman, screenwriter for Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, noticed the discontent and took to Twitter in an effort to ease fans’ fears. (more…)

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Its hard to believe that Labyrinth, the Jim Henson directed fantasy movie that introduced me to recently passed David Bowie, turns 30 this year, and to mark the occasion, Tri-Star Pictures and The Jim Henson Company has decided to reboot the franchise. And despite the coming uproar over the idea, the project has announced that the movie will be penned by non other than one of 2014’s biggest surprise hits, Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Last week, the world lost a music legend that can never be replaced. For some, there will be no greater musician than David Bowie. There is absolutely no denying the musical genius behind Ziggy Stardust.  Bowie was more than just a haunting voice and a pretty face, however.  The man was also an all around entertainer and anytime he happened to show up in a film, his acting chops were on full display and even at his worst, Bowie stole every single scene he ever laid down on celluloid. Of the films in which he lent his presence, there is none more cherished and beloved than the 1986 Jim Henson classic, Labyrinth. Well, Screen Junkies will be Screen Junkies and this week, they have decided to give this beautiful film the Honest Trailer treatment. Don’t worry, fans of the film (so, really, everyone) will likely be very okay with the final product. Really. (more…)

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In an age where thousands of films are produced per year, it is sometimes difficult to imagine the many that barely scratch the surface of popular culture.  Plenty of others have their moment in the spotlight and then disappear.  Only the rare few can truly stand the test of time.  David Bowie’s Labyrinth is one of those special few.  But what makes the 1986 cult classic so well-loved that not only one generation, but now three, call it a favorite?  Why is this film so different from the Hollywood standard?  It’s not just nostalgia for a time before CGI, and it’s not just because a legend passed and so many want to remember him.  It’s so much more than that. (more…)

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Pop star, rock star, artist, actor, icon. David Bowie has passed away two days after his 69th birthday, following an 18 month fight with cancer. The world’s entire social media output currently reads as a global epitaph for the great man, and rightly so. It was only a few days ago that Bowie released his now final album, Blackstar, and his long-time producer Tony Visconti has explained on his Facebook page that it was always intended as Bowie’s swansong and as a final gift to his fans. And now it really is. (more…)

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Late last week Variety posted some details about Billy Crystal‘s new project Which Witch with a tiny blurb towards the end that said the Jim Henson Company was also working on a Labyrinth sequel. The Internet blew up as the Internet tends to do with these type of stories. Hell, we were pretty damn excited to see that news too. Over the weekend Entertainment Weekly reached out tho their sources and got a different story. (more…)

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Just when you thought it was safe to let your baby brother take a nap, news has come out that the Goblin King will be back on the big screen! That’s right, Labyrinth is getting a sequel from the only people in the world that could do it justice, the Jim Henson Company. Variety buried this golden sequel nugget at the bottom of an announcement concerning Billy Crystal‘s involvement in another Henson project, Which Witch. (more…)

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Bret McKenzie took home an Oscar the first time he tussled with puppets, working as the music supervisor on 2011’s The Muppets. Naturally, he signed up for seconds, serving in the same capacity for the upcoming Muppets Most Wanted, but apparently, the Flight of Conchords co-frontman wants to continue thumbing through Jim Henson’s back-catalog for inspiration… sorta.

In a new interview with Collider, McKenzie talked up another project that he is working on with James Bobin (the director of both Muppet revival movies and also 11 Flight of Conchords episodes), one that McKenzie compared to Labyrinth, Henson’s David Bowie starring dark fantasy.

“I’m in the middle of a script for a kind of—it hasn’t got a name yet but it’s a fairy tale comedy musical, sort of akin to Labyrinth or something like that. I’m developing and that script’s halfway through. James Bobin’s helping me. I’m the official writer but we’re developing it. I want to make a comedy musical with singing dragons and monsters and stuff.  [It’s] live-action, so it would be a mixture of The Muppets and The Princess Bride.”

Obviously, this is still in the formative stages, but those comparables and McKenzie’s work with the Conchords makes this one to watch, even if it isn’t the Labyrinth-era David Bowie filled space party that we all desperately want and need.

Source: Collider

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Jareth the Goblin queen cosplay. Yes, I said “queen”. This gender swap was done by the power of the babe Natalie. [FashionablyGeek]

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