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Top 5 Movies with Muppets or Puppets

Top 5 Movies with Muppets or Puppets

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2. Labyrinth (1986)

I can bear it no longer! Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be take this child of mine far away from me!

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Hey Girl, age is but a number.

In 1986, the legendary creative forces of executive producer George Lucas and Director (and Muppet Master) Jim Henson collided. The outcome is the absurd, off-beat, and ’80s flavored British-American musical adventure fantasy film “Labyrinth.” The story starts with young Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), who in a fit of discontentment, wishes for her baby half-brother, Toby, to be ferried off to a far away land. To Sarah’s surprise, the Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie), forcefully grants Sarah’s half-hearted wish, and threatens to keep baby Toby if Sarah does not complete his rigorous Labyrinth in thirteen hours. Not only is this movie riddled with fantastic muppet creations from the far reaches of Henson’s and concept artist Brian Froud’s minds, but it brings the star power of a prime David Bowie and budding Jennifer Connelly. Throw in some seriously bizarre (yet supremely cool looking) landscapes, imaginative creature creations and borderline inappropriate thematic qualities which have the 45 year old Bowie pining after the 15 year old Connelly as his goblin bride to be, and you have a high-quality muppet/puppet film.

I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.

Watch “Labyrinth” in its entirety below!

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Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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