Pictured above: Sexual predator.

Last week I took a shot at dissecting the allegorical significance of Sucker Punch, in which a troubled girl fights to take back control of her sexuality at the hands of depraved men everywhere, and does so through elaborate song-and-dance action sequences. Where others seemed to get wrapped up in the potentially disconcerting message that the literal text was selling, I sought to examine what the subtext had intended to sell. And it’s with a similar goal in mind that I’ll now be ruining Labyrinth for you forever.

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The long, long wait for a sequel to The Dark Crystal has left me feeling doubtful about whether or not we’ll ever get to see the film at all. Consider me heartened, then, to report that Brian and Wendy Froud seem quite certain the film is on the way.

The Frouds are the designers of the sets, props and various puppet creatures that inhabit the world of The Dark Crystal, as well as the other Henson fantasy-world seen in Labyrinth. Interviewed this weekend at a signing of their new fortune-telling card set, The Heart of Faerie Oracle, they revealed that the next Dark Crystal movie is very much still on, that they have done “some designs” for it, have been “talking to the director” and have “been involved with the script”. All good, I believe. These guys are any future film’s strongest link to the first, and it can only help to have them intimately involved.

After the break: the full video of the interview, and details of upcoming Dark Crystal and Labyrinth comic books.

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Cool Stuff: The Alamo’s Labyrinth and TMNT Posters

For the Alamo Drafthouse’s upcoming Kid’s Club screenings of Labyrinth and TMNT, they commissioned a couple artists to create posters. First up is this Labyrinth scratch board-style print by Todd Slater. This poster measures approx 23×36, is printed on Black paper stock, and is signed and numbered by the artist. Available on Mondotees.com for $30. And they also have a Blue-colored variant (seen below) available for $50.

The mysterious Scrojo created the TMNT poster, which measures 24×36, 4 colors on colored paper, and is individually numbered. Available on MondoTees for $30.

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Cool Stuff: Labyrinth Plush Door Knocker

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Toy Vault is producing plush replicas of the door knockers from Jim Henson’s Labyrinth (seen below).

This guy has something in his ears. The door knockers are a dynamic duo literally living upon a set of doors. One has a knocker ring in his ears; the other in his mouth. Therefore can hardly speak and the other can hardly hear, making them a form of irony. Grab the first of a two part series of these classic characters from Labyrinth. Complete with a hanger, perfect to meet and greet those about to enter your humble abode. Measures 14-inches tall x 9-inches wide.

Scheduled to arrive in July 2008, Entertainment Earth has the Labyrinth Door Knocker Plush available for preorder for only $24.99.

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Cool Stuff: Movie Toys at Toy Fair 2008

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A ton of cool movie-related action figures were revealed at the 2008 Toy Fair in New York City this weekend. Check out some photos of the cooler toys after the jump thanks to Figures.com, ActionFigureInsider, and BloodyDisgusting.

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