If you’re a certain kind of geek, the 1986 film Labyrinth was a formative influence on your sensibilities. Who among us didn’t wish for the Goblin King to whisk us away on a magical quest replete with goblin sidekicks, peril lurking around every turn, and catchy dance breaks? (Not to mention the late, great David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King, in all his tight-trousered glory.)Read More
I'm starting to feel personally victimized by the film industry.Read More
For dresses like these, I'd turn heel too.
This fashion roundup is not last month's floofy dress edition. This is ... the fashion of the damned? Well, not entirely. (That'll come at the end.) Due to the nature of entertainment in general, few characters are one hundred percent villainous or heroic, so there will be a few entries on this list that might make you go "Wait! She's not a villain anymore! This season. Well, most of it ...."Read More
My favorite foo-foo dresses I wish I had a reason to wear.
Whether the dress is costume-y or fashion, I truly love dressing up. I respect those who don't, and would never be a jerk about it, but I have a closet of lovely things and nowhere to go, you guys! Since I was a kid, I've mentally curated an imaginary "list" of my top favorite dresses from movies. Some of them made the list for my previous article about fictional fashion, and some belong here, in my top favorite dresses I wish I had somewhere to wear.Read More
Labyrinth Board Game Pre-Order Crashes Site
Perhaps surprising nobody, River Horse Games' website went down more than a few times on Tuesday thanks to overwhelming demand for their Labyrinth board game, which went up for preorder.Read More
You remind me of the game.
The Jim Henson Company and River Horse are releasing a Labyrinth board game! The game will be designed for up to four players, and feature character tokens for Sarah, Jareth, Hoggle, Ludo, and Sir Didymus (and therefore Ambrocious, of course).Read More
The timing of the news of a Labyrinth "reboot" felt a bit icky (considering David Bowie's recent death), if a bit unsurprising, but screenwriter Nicole Perlman wants everyone to know they won't be remaking our childhoods in the modern image.Read More
But will it be a reboot or a sequel?
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Tri-Star has finalized a deal with The Jim Henson Company to work on a new Labyrinth movie, with Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel co-writer Nicole Perlman set to work on the screenplay.Read More
Get it? Stitches?! Haaa.
The entire honest trailer had me in stitches (pun very intended) from beginning to end, and perfectly treads the line of irreverence.Read More
Viola Davis just looks incredibly stunning on the cover of this month's Elle Magazine. Take a look for yourself!Read More
When I was six or seven, I spent a few weeks at my grandma's house with my older cousins. They were teens at the time, and everything about them felt electric to me. When they told me that their favorite movie was something called Labyrinth, I knew I would love it, too.Read More
Sob tragic sob.
Sad news today to kill our post-Golden Globes ... um ... buzz? David Bowie, 69 years old, has passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer. As he was a huge part of the music world, many will be searching for the perfect Bowie tribute—likely musical—today. This is not that tribute, but as a huge part of my childhood, Labyrinth is where my mind goes first. All hail the Goblin King.Read More
Relevant to Your Interests: The Baby From Labyrinth, Nathan Fillion, and George Takei Have Made a Feature-Length Puppet Movie
This cast is bonkers good.
Toby Froud is so much more than the man who once played Sarah's baby brother in Labyrinth! The son of two puppeteers, Froud has previously directed the live-action puppet short Lessons Learned, and is now an Executive Producer alongside Heather Henson on the puppet feature Yamasong: March of the Hollows, the tale of a young girl and a tortoise warrior.Read More
Sara's Top Fandom Crushes. Apparently, I kind of have a "type." Don't judge. ;-)
Different characters can "speak" to different parts of our psyche at different times in our lives and heck, let's be honest - at different times of the same day. I have broken down my fictional crushes into some categories to help organize my thoughts on the matter. Feel free to share your own crushes and opinions in the comments!Read More
It's exactly what it sounds like and I want one for every electronic device that I own.Read More
No sign of Super Mario Bros. 2.
My friends, we are never going to see Natalie Portman as a grown hitwoman taking bloody vengeance on the mafia that failed to protect her mentor and guardian the moment he talked about getting out of the game. We're never going to find out what might have happened if the Goblin King returned decades later. And yes, we're probably never going to see a Hellboy III.Read More
Seven more life lessons!
Ever since I wrote the original Life Lessons Learned from Labyrinth article, I couldn't stop thinking of more! There are few things I love more than Labyrinth, Sarah Williams, and that pesky Goblin King, Jareth. And Hoggle. And Sir Didymus and Ludo. The Bog of Eternal Stench can just stay the heck away. And... okay, stop. Focus. Without further ado, I give you seven more important life lessons learned from Labyrinth!Read More
Dance your Con cares away!
As a Henson nerd, one of the highlights of New York City Comic Con for me was attending the "Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics With Archaia" panel. Unfortunately, it also gave me some pretty unrealistic career goals. How exactly does one become a Henson historian? Just asking for a friend.Read More
Yesterday we shared with you a little tidbit buried in a Variety article—that The Jim Henson Company is working on a sequel to Labyrinth, the movie that slingshotted so many geeks of a certain *cough* age straight into puberty. Alas, we are here to tell you that Variety punked us all—the Labyrinth sequel is not actually happening. Your mileage may vary.Read More
And so am I.
Throw a baby in the air and give a big ol' F.U. to adulthood: Labyrinth II is really and truly happening.Read More