There’s no puzzle to what gives Labyrinth (1986) its magic.

There’s no puzzle to what gives Labyrinth (1986) its magic.

Published as part of Realweegiemidget’s Pop Stars Moonlighting Blogathon 2020. There’s an immutability to the best of Jim Henson’s work and it’s that sense of timelessness that marks “Labyrinth” out as one of the finest classics of his astonishingly rich legacy. While many of Henson’s frequent collaborators – George Lucas, Frank Oz – were involved ..

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) Review

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) Review

Although it’s not showered with the same plaudits as its perfect predecessor, “Poltergeist II: The Other Side” is a far better sequel than its generally given credit for. It honours the events of the first film while expanding the mythology in satisfying and occasionally unexpected ways, It carves out a complementary yet distinct identity for ..

Craggus’ Trek Trek – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Review
Ulysses 31 35th Anniversary Review

Ulysses 31 35th Anniversary Review

It’s entirely possible that you’ve never heard of “Ulysses 31”, the French-Japanese anime series celebrating the 35th Anniversary of its UK TV premiere this week, but for this then 11-year-old “Star Wars” fan, still pining the loss of “Battle Of The Planets” and high on the fumes of the classic Ray Harryhausen tales of Greek ..

King Kong Lives (1986) Review

King Kong Lives (1986) Review

King Kong Lives but it’s not much of a life, really. Although it’s a direct sequel to 1976’s KING KONG, the only character who actually returns after a ten-year hiatus is Kong himself (this time played by Peter Elliot), although Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange do feature in a snippet of footage from the end ..

My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) Review

My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) Review

It may seem hard to believe, but there was a time, not so long ago, when toy companies would licence out their IPs to animation studios to crank out a quick cash-in feature film, caring less for the quality of the end result than they do now. In 1986, having seen the success enjoyed by ..

Howard The Duck (1986) #Rediscovered

Howard The Duck (1986) #Rediscovered

When he popped up in the end of credits stinger on “Guardians Of The Galaxy” (I’m not posting a spoiler warning for that because any right-thinking person has already seen that movie at least twice by now, and if you haven’t, stop what you’re doing and go watch it right now) , I knew it was time. ..