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The Goblin King   —   Kid Stuff

Tonight I saw my favorite childhood movie on the big screen. David Bowie in all of his Goblin King glory, Jennifer Connelly when she was young and innocent, before the ending scene of Requiem for a Dream forever changed my view of her, Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and of course the music. Even though I was in the company of some girls that I barely knew, I couldn't stop myself (nor would I have wanted to) from singing along to the songs, reciting memorable lines, and cheering (along with the audience) at scenes like Jareth's first appearance on screen (all 30 feet of him and his Goblin King manliness), the introduction of Ludo, the calling of the rocks in the Bog of Eternal Stench, Sarah's arrival at the castle, and the goblin party at the end. What a fun night. And after what is probably my 50th viewing of Labyrinth, I'm happy to report that it still holds its weight after all these years, and is still just as wonderful as it was when I was a child. I leave you with one of my favorite lines from the movie, what every girl just dreams of hearing, the Goblin King says to Sarah "I ask for so little. Just let me rule you and you can have everything that you want. Just fear me, love me, do as I say, and I will be your slave." Now that's what I call romance.

Posted 8.31.2007 11:08:40 PM

Mr. Space wrote:
A-ha! We have found Doll's childhood Movie-that-can-do-no-wrong. Some might call Labyrinth "Adventures In Babysitting With Muppets". But, there's very little we can do but watch our childhood movies with anything other than our adolescent eyes. I learned the hard way that you can't ever show these to people who have never seen them. They will smoosh your inner child like so much 25-cent Glowing Goo.

Flash Gordon
Better Off Dead
Conan The Barbarian
Young Frankenstein

They're FANTASTIC! I don't care what anyone says!
Posted 9/2/2007 8:18:53 AM - Mr. Space's website
Botch wrote:
Codpiece, I'm telling you. Codpiece. We all know David Bowie doesn't actually have genitalia. Or any other human anatomy.
Posted 9/2/2007 3:21:47 PM - Botch's website
Botch wrote:
A-HA! In fact, when I went to the Codpiece entry on Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codpiece], under the "Codpieces in contemporary culture" section, the VERY FIRST bulleted item reads:

"In Jim Henson's 1980s classic movie Labyrinth, the Goblin King (played by David Bowie) sports a codpiece beneath his riding breeches."

And Wikipedia doesn't lie. Or have human anatomy.
Posted 9/2/2007 3:25:22 PM - Botch's website
Doll wrote:
Botch - you're a liar. I can't believe you would lie to me in such a petty manner. It's just because you're jealous, and that's understandable, I can imagine that as my husband it would be difficult to compare yourself to The Goblin King and come away from it with any sort of feelings of manhood left, but despite this, I love you anyways. So please, stop spreading the lies and just come to terms with the fact that not all of you guys can be as awesome and manly as Jareth, The Goblin King.
Posted 9/2/2007 3:32:47 PM
OG wrote:
What I don't understand is how you can keep calling him manly with all that hair and all those costume changes Manly he's practically a transvestite
Posted 9/2/2007 6:56:15 PM
VBOT wrote:
a very sexy transvestite. i wouldn't kick him out of bed for wearing a codpiece. plus, he's a king! i mean, power is such a turn on. once you go imperial you never go plebian...or whatever.
Posted 9/4/2007 9:37:45 AM
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