Labyrinth

10 Movies That Prove Children’s Cinema Was Scarier in the ’80s

If you have fond memories of children’s movies in the 1980s, clearly you are much stronger than I am. The decade turned out lots of uncomfortably dark and incredibly terrifying movies, both live-action and animated, that make that final sequence of Toy Story 3 seem like Fantasia. In the spirit of celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of the scariest scary kids’ flicks, The Land Before Time (yup, 25 years ago this week! you’re old!), here’s a rundown of harrowing cinematic moments from our childhood. … Read More

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5 Cult Movies That Deserve Straight-to-Video Sequels

Showgirls fans rejoice! Rena Riffel, who played minor character Penny Slots in the original film, has written, produced, and directed a sequel to the classic B-movie, aptly titled Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven. And yes, she reprises her original role. This time, Penny heads to Los Angeles to chase her own dreams of stardom in what appears to be a cinematic amalgamation of the original Showgirls, Black Swan, Mulholland Drive, and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls… Read More

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Exclusive: Cocktails Inspired by David Bowie

Let’s glitz up the holiday with a little Bowie action, shall we? If you’ve been hanging around Flavorwire for the past few months, you may have come across our Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock cocktails. Now, because we love us some David Bowie, we’re paying homage to the star with our very first batch of musician-themed cocktails. We’ve got everything (and by everything we mean six drinks) from Ziggy to Jareth, so check ‘em out after the jump, and listen to this while you’re at it. ‘Tis the season! … Read More

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Beautiful Art Nouveau Posters of ’80s and ’90s Movie Heroines

Combining a love for childhood movie heroines and elaborate art nouveau style, Deviant Artist kishokahime has created a beautiful series of nostalgic posters. If you’ve ever dreamed about owning the dress Lili wore for her dance with Darkness in Ridley Scott’s Legend, or if you adore Sarah and her journey through Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, then this is a set of prints you won’t want to miss. Every magical, fantasy film that has ever captured your imagination is represented, but kishokahime is promising this is an ongoing series with more art prints to come. We can’t wait to buy our own after spotting the artist’s work on Nerd Approved (thanks to Slashfilm). Wander our gallery for a trip down memory lane, and tell us which genre heroine is your favorite. … Read More

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The 10 Most Lovable Movie Monsters of All Time

This past Friday marked the theatrical release of Frankenweenie, Tim Burton’s full-length animated adaptation of his 1984 live-action short of the same name (which he was fired from Disney for making). We loved the original (we’re pretty sure we wore that VHS tape right out), so we’ve always had a soft spot for Sparky that hasn’t been the least bit dampened by his, ahem, reanimation. As a side effect (there are always side effects for these kinds of things), the film’s release has had us meditating on some other cute monsters from cinema, so we’ve put together a list of the most lovable movie monsters of all time — according to us, of course. Click through to saw “aww” at some adorably grotesque faces, and if we’ve missed your favorite, be sure to add to our list in the comments! … Read More

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10 Iconic Films That Used Talent Doubles

A filmmaker’s job is akin to that of a magician. Many films are just cleverly crafted fantasies devised to make us forget the miserable and mundane for two hours and transport us to a far away place. Movies are an illusion that audiences can’t get enough of. So what happens when the veil is lifted, and we get to take a peek behind the curtain? We found out earlier this week when we spotted this video on io9 centering on fantasy cult film Labyrinth. In the 1986 movie, David Bowie’s Goblin King can twirl a trio of crystal balls like no other, but the English musician can’t take full credit for his magic skills. His talent double did all the behind-the-scenes work.

Thanks to a group of invisible performers who posses the skills and expertise in the fields of fine art, dance, and more, Hollywood stars get to look like believable pros on the big screen. See how some of films’ most famous had a little help from their talent doubles,… Read More

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Cinema’s Most Famous Babies: Where Are They Now?

Folks, it’s time to shift our attention to a special breed of actors: the ones who can’t remember performing in their respective films. They come into our lives as little ones, leave our lives as little ones, and often go on to lead perfectly normal non-child star lives — y’know, just with some excellent conversational perks, like, “I’ve been kidnapped by David Bowie,” and “Bill Murray protected me from demons.” Have you ever wondered what these former tiny movie stars look like as grownups? We certainly have. That’s why we tracked down the current photos of 11 famous movie babies from the likes of Labyrinth, Popeye, The Godfather, and more (but not from Three Men and a Baby, because our Internet detective skills have failed us in that… Read More

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The New Google Maps Game Is Actually Kind of Addictive

After much ado, Google has finally unveiled their new 3-D playable labyrinth, Cube, a game that centers on the Google Maps function. We know, we know. A game about Google Maps? How fun could that be? Well, the answer is: pretty fun, at least if you like the classic version of labyrinth, where you guide a… Read More

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10 Films Every Teen Should Watch: An Alternate List

We recently came across an old list compiled by the British Film Institute, naming 50 films that every teenager should see by the age of 14. We can’t argue with many of their picks — classics like E.T., The Wizard of Oz, and others feel like true essentials. Still, we couldn’t help but notice a number of movies we have a hard time imagining most young teenagers watching of their own free will. We wanted to come up with a few alternatives to BFI’s picks and include some films we were surprised didn’t make the final cut, and others that weren’t around in 2005 (with the 14-year age in the back of our minds). Some of our choices are classics, others act as a gateway to other selections in that genre, and the rest are just damn good. These types of lists are all subjective, so we want to hear your picks as well. What would you add to our essential teen watch list? Share below in the comments section. … Read More

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