Young Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is left home alone by her parents and she has to babysit her little brother Toby. But the baby keeps crying and Sarah, while telling him a story to make him sleep, inadvertently conjures from a fantasy world the Goblin King (David Bowie) who steals the child and brings him to his castle in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah has to rescue him before midnight, or the baby will became a goblin… —IMDb
Jim Henson — creator of The Muppets and undoubtedly the most beloved puppeteer in history — was born in the town of Leland, Mississippi, on September 24, 1936, the son of an agronomist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Henson family moved to Hyattsville, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., in the late 1940s, and in 1955 Jim, already a skilled puppeteer, began his studies in Theatre Arts at the University of Maryland.
That year marked the appearance of his first television show, Sam and Friends, a five-minute late-night puppet show he produced along with another freshman, Jane Nebel, whom he would marry in 1959. The show featured some early incarnations of his famous Muppet characters, including a lovable frog named Kermit that Jim fashioned from one of his mother’s old coats and two ping-pong balls. In 1958 Sam and Friends earned Jim his first Emmy Award, and he would go on to win an impressive 30 Emmys during his lifetime for his work with… read more
Bowie mind games. A world of fantasy. Material worth as illusions. Oh, and Jennifer Connelly! Pretty much the best, if not one of the greatest kids films, not because it's made for kids but because watching it turns you into one. Notice how far more into their relationship the Goblin King is than Sarah. He'd give her everything she asked for, but it's not enough. Ludo is my all!
If I were a 16 year old girl and Goblin King Bowie wanted me I would be all over that in a heartbeat. I am unashamed of my man crush on David Bowie. But why exactly is he in love with 16-year old Jennifer Connelly? She's done some great stuff, but her performance here is not among that. But that's nitpicking, the real star of the movie are the beautiful visual effects and cool creatures. It's almost like a darker, edgier, and cooler version of The Wizard of Oz with 100% less Judy Garland and 100% more David Bowie.
The first time I ever saw this film I must have been about 10 years old. At that age everything captures the imagination. Now 21 this is one of the few films that; 1) still does and 2) i can even stand… read review
I am aware that there is a large fan-base for the 1986 Fantasy movie Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly and don’t want to offend any of them, but I really dislike this movie… a lot… read review