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Marty Krofft has a vision for the upcoming H.R Pufnstuf movie and it might sound a little familiar to fans of Spike Jonze’ Where the Wild Things Are. Galvanized by the box office success of the Sendak adaptation, Krofft is pushing for similar man-in-suit technology to bring his lollopping great characters to life. Sounds good to me.

On the other hand, he’s not looking to strike the same melancholy chords as Wild Things but something altogether more sugar and spice. I’m not sure sweetness is worth a great deal without at least a little of something savoury, and I’m even less sure it will work at the box office.

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So classic that it will probably land an endangered video store employee on the cover of Purple magazine, the official Troll 2 shirt from Austin’s Mondo Tees more than earns its price in sunglass-dips from geek broads. Ahem, unlike a certain pair of Mooninite pants. Many of our readers know that /Film and the /Filmcast’s love for the 1980s cult classic turned pop-cult phenom runs double deep. And it’s not just us. In 2009, the magically wretched horror-fantasy became immortalized as the Best Worst Movie of all time. Generally speaking, however, this particular /staffer is not big on wearing movie-related apparel. I have an innate fear of becoming Comic Book Guy. And—Spoiler Alert—the day I get burrito sauce on a T-shirt from, say, George Lucas‘s factory while watching Magnum P.I. at 2 p.m. is the wasted day I kill myself.

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