MASTER OF PUPPETS

One spoiled brat creates goblins gone wild

Forget all the goblins and magic crystal balls—the most unbelievable part of Jim Henson's Labyrinthis when Jennifer Connelly can't get her baby brother to stop crying. What baby wouldn't love her? Though we suppose if it weren't for the annoying tot, Connelly's character, Sarah, would never have met the skin-tight-pants-wearing Jareth the Goblin King (David Bowie), who steals her brother and gives her 13 hours to find him. Surprisingly, Bowie wasn't the first choice for the '86 fantasy flick, populated mainly by Henson's incredible puppets—Sting and Michael Jackson were also in the running for the role. But we can't quite imagine either of them singing "Magic Dance" with quite the same tripped-out panache. You'll get a chance to sing with the Goblin King tonight at this Labyrinth Sing-along, featuring trivia, free beer, and prizes for anyone who comes in costume.
Fri., Sept. 25, 11 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 26, 11 p.m., 2009

 
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