Today’s movie of the day is 1986’s Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly and directed by Jim Henson.
It centers around a teenage girl named Sarah (played by Jennifer Connelly) who goes on a quest to bring back her baby brother who was kidnapped by a Goblin King (played by David Bowie). She has to search for her brother in this weird “labyrinth” kind of place and is only given 13 hours to find him or he will be part of that “Labyrinth” world forever and part of the Goblin kingdom. On her journey she encounters some resourceful and not so resourceful creatures there who can help her bring her brother back home.
The first time I saw this movie was on VH1 around the late 90’s. I remember it was summer and I have was flipping through channels because I was having a hard to finding something good to watch on TV. What made me stop on this channel was this scene:
I remember my first thought was: “Oh my gosh what in the world is going on? What are those orange things on TV?!” So I stay on the channel and watch it and then I really got in to this when I found out that David Bowie was in this movie!!
I had always been a huge fan of David Bowie ever since I was little so it was no surprise that I was practically glued to the screen watching this movie! So this movie became a rotation in my movies to watch when I cannot find something to watch pile. So I am pretty secure in saying that I have probably seen this movie at least 20 times!
A fun fact about this movie is that Hoggle was voiced by Brian Henson who is Jim Henson’s son!
Until Next time!!!!
Hello all! I am back with another gift giving guide and I feel what better gift to give for the holiday season like the gift of a good book! Below are some recommendations to give that certain someone or to give an unexpected surprise from your normal gift giving!
This book by Taschen book is super cool! I personally always wanted to do this out of curiosity and now there is a book that shows you how to build your own skeleton!
Link below for more info or to buy!
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin is one of my favorite reads. What better gift to give someone than a book about a demon baby?
Link below to buy:
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gilliam McCain This is also one of my favorite books ever! If you ever wanted to know the history of punk this comprehensive guide is a go to must!
Link is below to buy:
Autographed- Please Kill Me 20th Anniversary
Silent Night by RL Stine What say Merry Christmas like a young adult book by RL Stine. This quick read is a must for the person who likes to read but just can manage the time to read a long book. Plus when I read RL Stine’s books it is like a dip back into my teenage memory pool bank!
Link is below to buy:
Grimace you are this month’s MAN OF THE MOMENT!!!!
Grimace original name was “Evil Grimace” because he mean purpose in life was to steal milkshakes:
He even grew an extra set of arms for this purpose but the McDonald’s ad people decide that Grimace was not just one evil personality he is a thing of many emotions so they scale back his many arms to just one pair.
Grimace is one of Ronald McDonald’s best and oldest friends. There is even a commercial about how they met back in 1981:
Although Grimace is a non determined species we have met various members of his family throughout McDonald’s campaigns. Such as Grandma Winky and Great Grandma Jenny Grimace. Two aunts name Millie and Tillie
Which Ronald McDonald confused them as Grimace’s ANTS when Grimance told Ronald that his AUNTS were stopping by to eat lunch with them.
Also Grimace has an Uncle O’Grimacey who is green and promoted the Shamrock Shakes and also acted as the delivery man of the shakes to McDonaldland to everyone that lived there.
Grimace was often the funny fall back dumb guy in a lot of Ronald McDonald’s commercials. He often ended his sentences with a “duh” or I don’t know Ronald?”
I personal liked him more then Ronald McDonald because he was big, and purple. When I was little I had a McDonald plate that depicted Grimace tripping Ronald into a pile of leaves and I thought that was the greatest thing ever!
And his products seem to stand out more to me:
He also was the best part of a Mcdonald’s playground set!!! :
He seemed to be a simple person and just wanted as many milkshakes as he could carry. If only life were that simple!
GRIMACE YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!
UNTIL NEXT TIME!!!!
The last time I saw him was during the winter. I went to a place I never been before but he had been various times before. He remembered a conversation I had about a place many months prior he told me that he wanted to take me. I was more fascinated that he remembered that conversation then us actually going…..
HELLO everyone! this year I decided to make up a Holiday Gift Giving guide of some weird, wonderful and awesome things to give as gifts for this holiday season!!! Here it is no particular order:
- I am a huge fan of art and movies. Vhsgirl (@vhsgirl ) has collided the two formats and her esty store has some great pieces of art for you to choose from and also is currently having an awesome sale as well. Her link to her store is below: VHSGIRL
Christmas Evil (1980) is my go to horror Christmas Movie. It is also one of John Waters favorite movies. So with the John Waters movie seal of approval you really can’t go wrong with gifting this movie to a fellow horror movie fan. DiabolikDVD has also been one of my go to buy site for obscure movies and will have this movie to buy soon. Link is below to buy!:
- It is no surprise that this item made it to my gift giving list! Belila is one of my forever icons and now that he comes in form of a Christmas Ornament for your tree is even more reason that horror is not just reserve for Halloween. Link is below to buy! Belila Ornament
- I have such a weird obession with the movie Mac and Me so when Barbarian Rage (@barbarian_rage )and @inherit_my_breaking_wind join forces to create the most amazing bootleg toy of Mac I knew this had to be included in this guide! Link is below to buy: Mac and Me toy
- The holiday season bring the best and the worst of times in everybody. Why not give the gift of clarity in terms of the tarot card read? Jessica is awesome at what she does! This is the gift for that certain someone who is need of an answer or if you are stuck in trying to for a gift for someone who has everything! Jessica does reads in terms of appoints only. Please refer to her Instagram for more info below:@palmtreepriestesstarot
This cd has been my go to Christmas music since 2013 and this could be yours too or for someone that thinks that have heard all of the same Christmas music. Why not give them a John Waters type of Christmas? Link is below to buy: John Waters CD
NightFlight and Shudder channels are two of my favorite streaming apps! I cannot recommend ENOUGH how amazing these two services are! They have provided me with hours, and non stop days of entertainment for the past year! Be that person that gives out that cool gift this year!
Night Flight to buy is: Night Flight
Shudder to buy: Shudder
8. Jack Mord ( IG: @thanatos.archive )create this AMAZING book about post mortem and mourning rituals of the Victorian Era. Victorians took their mourning rituals VERY seriously. Link is below to buy: Beyond the Dark Veil: Post Mortem & Mourning Photography
9. TV DAD (@t.v.dad ) makes some cool stuff. So while I was browsing at their shop this hat call out to me. Because during the crazy holiday season that is EXACTLY what I want to do. So why not reflect your feelings on your hat? Link is below to buy and comes in different colors!:
Stay Inside Hat
When @pinsploitation made this pin of one of my forever idols I knew this had to be part of the gift giving guide! Link is below to buy!
HAPPY SHOPPING EVERYONE!!!!
Long time no write! I just need to take a personal writing break due to many personal events that took place in October. But I am back just in time to write about Barnes and Nobles Criterion Collection 50% off sale!!! I know that these sales might be overwhelming and often are left wondering how to choose over 700 titles that ones you want to add to your movie collection. So I offer some titles you may not think of right away or want to stray off your normal movie buying routine….
Here in no particular order…
The Princess Bride (number #948) Directed by Rob Reiner 1987)- I remember the first time I watch this was on cable TV when I was eight years old and it started my fascination of Andre the Giant. It also spark my fantasy of having a grandparent who would stay with me when I was sick and tell me fairy tales.
Shampoo (number #947) Directed by Hal Ashby 1975)- Hal Ashby is one of my favorite directors. I always felt he was able to successfully capture these off beat random characters of people and show them with such heart on the screen. Shampoo is a mixture of kind a mockumentary and dark comedy rolled into one movie.
And the ship Sails on (#50 directed by Federico Fellini 1984) this is one of my favorite Fellini movies. The first ten minutes of this movie is in black and white and totally silent perhaps as a homage to silent film. Like all of Felllini’s movies it offer it’s array of usual characters and I feel like they draw in your attention so much that you feel like you are part of the movie.
Some like it Hot (# 950 directed by Billy Wilder 1959) (Release date is 11/6/2018) I remember that this was the first movie I watched on Turner Classic Movie channel and it was so funny! And I have been an avid fan of Billy Wilder ever since and this is one of his movies that every time I have watched I noticed something new. So when the Criterion Collection announced that this movie was going to be part of their collection I was so excited to pre- ordered it.
Bigger than Life (#507 directed by Nicholas Ray 1956) One of my favorite actors is James Mason and he is fantastic in this movie. This movie kind of stood out in the 1950’s because it dealt with James Mason playing a teacher who deals with prescription drug problem.
The sale will last until December 3rd so you have a couple of weeks to figure out what you might want go with or indulge because this sale happens here maybe up to 4 times a year?
Until next time!!!