Friday, 21 June 2019

Was George III Britain's Best Ever King - Humble Family Man Researcher M...



George III has long been underestimated new British papers released after 200 years reveal.

George III has for long been denied recognition based upon his madness, but this would now be seen as no more than mental illness.

Put his "madness" aside and the question has to be asked.

Was George III Britain's best ever king?

For original longer and more detailed article: https://blog.hrp.org.uk/curators/george-iii-britains-best-king/

On 4 June 1738, 281 years ago, George III was born in London.

He was the first Hanoverian born in the UK, and was King for 60 years.

Today, George III is often overlooked.

Henry VIII, Charles II and even George IV are popular Kings, memorialized because of their appetites for food and mistresses.

Here is my pitch for George III making the top slot.

George III is distinctive among kings by being largely faithful and loving towards his wife Charlotte.

Together they had 15 children, who were the apple of his eye.

Visitors to Kew and Windsor Palaces who witnessed them together  were often caught by the sight of the King playing with his children.

Indeed, it is possible to criticize George III  for interfering too much in his children’s lives.

George III struggled with his homework as a boy.

But, as King, he was known for his huge capacity for work.

He had a great interest in the generation of knowledge to the benefit of the nation.

He conducted research at Richmond Palace.

For example he built an entire observatory just to view the rare event of the transit of Venus.

He was known at the time as Farmer George because he walked the fields, tilled the soil and tended to his sheep himself.

Again, he felt that better methods for farming could be found in order to feed an increasingly urban population in Britain.

George III’s ‘madness’ is the main reason why he is rarely rated among historians.

Until recently, mental illness was the embodiment of weakness,
as it represented a total lack of control.

From what we know of his treatment in Kew we see an amazing amount of resilience and humor.

He endured desperate episodes of ill health in 1789, 1801 and 1804.

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George was exceedingly humble for a king.

A housekeeper recalled years later, that the King insisted on bathing in the kitchens to save the servants the trouble of carrying over the hot water.

This video was only a small part of the achievements of George III.

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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Bond 25 Accident - Yes. Another Bond Accident!

Off-screen drama continues to wreak havoc on the "Bond 25" set.

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Daniel Craig - At Madame Tussaud
Words like "cursed" and "jinxed" are being used after. The latest reports describe three major explosions ripping through the 007 Pinewood studio. The damage was said to be so bad a member of the crew was injured OUTSIDE the set, when part of the roof was blown off. The timing is unfortunate since Craig has only just returned to filming after he injured his ankle and needed surgery following a different stunt mishap.

A report said; "It was utter chaos. "There were three huge explosions and it’s blown part of the Bond stage roof off and some wall panels off the stage.

"A fireball was supposed to go through the set. That was the stunt but something has gone horribly wrong. via www.express.co.uk

Spy thriller was once again shaken and stirred

Production for the highly anticipated spy thriller was once again shaken and stirred Tuesday when a controlled explosion led to a minor injury and damage to the set.

"During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage," reads a statement released Tuesday on the official 007 Twitter account.

"There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury."

The nature of the crew member's injury was not revealed.

It's the latest incident on the disaster-prone set, as actor Daniel Craig ― who stars as James Bond ― sustained an ankle injury requiring surgery while filming the movie in Jamaica.

The 007 account confirmed late last month that production would continue while Craig, 51, recovered for two weeks. via www.nydailynews.com

Plot begins with Bond enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica

The film's plot begins with Bond enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service. But his peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. via www.msn.com

According to a statement from the official BOND 25 Twitter account, a controlled explosion went awry, resulting in damage to the stage where filming on directorCary Joji Fukunaga's super spy sequel is currently taking place.

During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage. There were no injuries on set. However, one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.

Following up on the incident, The Sun newspaper states that a member of the crew was testing a stunt involving a fireball in a laboratory when the accident occurred. via www.express.co.uk

"It was utter chaos" - The Sun

Furthermore, The Sun says that their source told them, "It was utter chaos.There were three huge explosions and it’s blown part of the Bond stage roof off and some wall panels off the stage. They were supposed to be filming."

The unfortunate explosion comes just weeks after Bond actor, Daniel Craig, twisted his ankle ligaments, taking him out of the loop for a total of two week's worth of filming. Before that, the production had lost its initial director in Danny Boyle, who'd been replaced byFukunaga after the TRAINSPOTTING helmer claimed that he'd continued to experience issues with the project's script. via www.joblo.com

Another Production Hiccup

The incident is the latest production hiccup for the Cary Fukunaga-directed 007 movie. Bond 25 producers announced last month leading actorDaniel Craigwould be undergoing minor ankle surgery after suffering an injury on the set of the new James Bond movie. Craig was filming with director Cary Fukunaga in Jamaica when the accident happened. Production continued as Craig underwent surgery and two additional weeks of rehabilitation.

Rami Malek is joining the franchise as the Bond 25 villain alongside fellow newcomers Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, and "Captain Marvel" breakout Lashana Lynch. Fukunaga is directing, making Bond his first project since helming the Netflix series "Maniac." via www.indiewire.com

Setback for the production

It was another setback for the production, which already had to deal recently with an injury to Daniel Craig, who hurt his foot during a stunt for the film in Jamaica. Craig has had to undergo ankle surgery and a two-week rehabilitation period.

The explosion at Pinewood caused damage to "the exterior of the 007 Stage," the Twitter post said, adding that no one was injured on the set, but "one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury."

During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage. There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury. via variety.com

Release Dates

The 25th James Bond film will be released in the UK on April 3, 2020 and in the US on April 8, 2020
. via www.msn.com

Bond 25 Background

The original director, Danny Boyle, had a hand in the first go of the script. When he left, writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (who co-wrote six Bond films, including Spectre) were tasked with "salvaging" the project, according to the Guardian. Then it was Canadian screenwriter and director Paul Haggis’s (Crash) turn. Finally, Phoebe Waller-Bridge was announced to have come on to rework the screenplay.

That sounds like the most promising development. Waller-Bridge adapted the acclaimed Killing Eve for television, about an international cat-and-mouse chase between a security agent and an assassin. The series is also quite homoerotic and Bond is in dire need of this.

Malek is reportedly playing a "mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology."
via montrealgazette.com

Is James Bond 25 cursed? 

We've known from the start that star Daniel Craig didn't really want to return, reluctantly confirming his final performance late last year. Since then, the production has certainly seen its downs, with not too many ups to account for. And now the production has to contend with an explosion that got a little out of hand.

Danny Boyle exited the project after being hired as a director, leaving the production in limbo for an unexpected stretch. It took shooting forever to get going. Then Daniel Craig injured his ankle, sidelining him for 2 weeks. Now, an on-set explosion has caused some damage and injured one crew member. via movieweb.com

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Manifestation Magic Review / How to manifest money Health, and Happiness...


A Manifestation Magic Review / How to Manifest Money Health, and Happiness.

This might not be a way to lose weight, and yet it is said that this meditation technique does wonders for people's lives generally.

If you always thought that the benefits of meditation were impossible for busy people, especially those with the demands of children and family, because of the time needed to gain the meditative state, you might find this proves otherwise.

AT LAST MEDITATION MADE ACCESSIBLE TO BUSY PEOPLE!

Manifestation Magic Review - A 5-Minute Method Before Bed Positive LIFE CHANGER!

Image shows the Manifestation Magic of this review of how to make life better..

To explain Manifestation Magic in it's must fundamental is that it is a series of audio tracks that have brainwave entrainment frequencies, which by spending time listening to them relax the listener, and over a period of time this in a subtle and gentle way alters rigid thought patterns that we all tend to develop in the brain.

In an amazing manner, reported by an avalanche of positive reviews, people are finding that this can, and very often does, help you plant better thoughts into their minds, and relieves stress. In turn that manifests itself in their perception of life altering, and through that alignment with a new positivity.

In-short, the life you deserve can at last materialize.

Many people wake up to the realization that where once negatives flowed constantly through life, events more often than not start bringing positive outcomes. Luck turns in their favor, financial worries evaporate, and fate shines on them as never before.

Manifestation Magic is not only about wealth. It is a very practical and down-to-earth program that understands that you need to make changes WITHIN before you can make changes in your life.

For untold millennia mystics have known of the benefits of meditation, but for those with busy-lives the benefits, which are scientifically detected as altered brainwaves, were also unattainable. Manifestation Magic seems to at last provide an easy and relatively rapid way, for us all to benefit subliminally from the core energy source of the mystics.

To sum up therefore, is to say:


  • Manifestation magic is in everything we do, every action and every intent, if we only allow it into our lives.
  • Manifestation magic is found in the power of the individual to use the Law of Attraction to its fullest potential. The Law of Attraction being the innate ability of all to attract good fortune in relationships, work and naturally this also tends to bring the wealth empowerment we all need to fulfill our lives to their full potential.
  • Manifestation Magic does what it says on the tin, it explains simply, easily and more importantly correctly how to get everything that you desire in life. 
  • The bottom-line is that Manifestation Magic WILL work wonders for ANYBODY, no matter how busy your days tend to get. 


There is also abundant buyer feedback now, to show that this product really can give you the edge you need to make your dreams come true. But, don't rely on what we say here.

It is really easy to find out more for yourself.

Click here to discover how Manifestation Magic can help you plant better thoughts into your mind and manifest the life you deserve.

Our Views on Manifestation Magic After More Research

Manifestation Magic is a series of audio tracks that have "brainwave entrainment" frequencies. This product is not a magic pill, but many people have provided very positive reviews, saying that they have been helped by the product.

Manifestation Magic is not only about wealth, although a lot of the web hype about it might lead you to think it is. The idea is that the user shrouds themselves in a golden aura that they then form into a creature, whether it be fictional or realistic. On balance we think that it does give you the edge you need to make your dreams come true.

The basic precept is that that you need to make changes WITHIN before you can make changes in your life. Manifestation Magic has a number of very practical and down-to-earth program ways to help with that. But, if you think that it will salve your conscience about not making it to the gym for the third straight month. Or you think that a bit of time spent on learning it, you will burn as many calories as a 30 minute treadmill session? You will be disappointed.

Just exactly What Do You get WHEN You BUY?

The product is a series of audio tracks that have what they call "brainwave entrainment frequencies". it is these that they say will add magic in your life. It does this better than any other book/ sound based system, we've seen.

The bottom-line is Manifestation Magic works wonders for pretty much ANYBODY, no matter how busy your days tend to get. Manifestation Magic does what it says on the tin, it explains simply, easily and more importantly correctly how to get everything that you desire in life. You develop a magic sphere within your business, or any place in which you receive money, and the manifestation magic is said to be that you will create greater wealth in your life.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

John McCain Ebook Review of "The Restless Wave"

Sadly, Senator John McCain was buried during a funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral, on September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC., and no matter what you think of the man'd politics he was certainly a great personality, a free minded thinker, and during his career he rubbed shoulders with many of the great political figures of the US, during his long career.


The Veteran US senator and former presidential candidate John McCain died at the age of 81. After the Senator was diagnosed with Brain Cancer in July 2017.

It is no wonder therefore, that his last co-written book "The Restless Wave" is receiving a lot of attention, and reciving many accolades along the way.

Before he died, Donald Trump said that John McCain is only considered a war hero because he was captured. yet, John McCain is a Vietnam War Hero to many!

If John McCain can forgive his North Vietnamese torturers, the US nation can forgive each other once Trump has departed.

"Outside the Senate, McCain often aimed his humor at himself. The America of John McCain had as far as he was concerned no need to be made great again, because America was always great.

Written while confronting a mortal illness, McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama.


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And, his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Always the fighter, McCain attacks the "spurious nationalism" and political polarization afflicting American policy. He makes an impassioned case for democratic internationalism and bi-partisanship. He tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service, including his work with another giant of the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Senator McCain recalls his disagreements with several presidents, and minces no words in his objections to some of President Trump's statements and policies. At the same time, he offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency. The Restless Wave is John McCain at his best. This book is seventh for Amazon popularity. It currently has 266 Amazon testimonials, and a star rating of 4.6. This is a seriously popular book. We recommend that you read this! Click the link below to buy this book on Amazon US. We hope that you found this video useful, and that if so, you will "Like" or "Share" this video before you go - https://amzn.to/2Q44C7I Link is an Amazon Affiliate Link - Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Watch this on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/0Ndx0Kim4OI

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Patricia Cornwell Books and Life

Read on to learn about Patricia Cornwell's Books, and her life.

Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell is best known for her series of books featuring her forensic pathologist character, Dr Kay Scarpetti.

They were popular even before the current public obsession with forensic detective work.

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Her reputation has been enhanced by the number of crime writing awards, Patricia Cornwell books have won, including the Edgar Award and the Sherlock Award and Gold Dagger Award in the UK.  Cornwell has been very open about her medical problems.

She suffered from anorexia and depression when she was young and has had substance abuse problems as an adult.

Cornwell was born in 1956 in Miami and graduated from college with an English degree. The detail and accuracy apparent in Patricia Cornwell books is borne from experience, starting with her job as a crime reporter for a newspaper in North Carolina.

She then took a position in a crime lab in Virginia as a technical writer and computer analyist. Her writing career began with her first Scarpetti novel, Postmortem in 1990, a story about a serial killer, which was very well received.

Another Scarpetti novel, From Potters Field, was made into a movie. Most of the novels are based in Richmond, Virginia.

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In addition to crime writing, Cornwell has written a biography of Ruth Bell Graham, her friend and wife of evangelist, the Reverend Billy Graham. It was titled Ruth, A Portrait: the Story of Ruth Bell Graham and was published in 1983.

A series of three police stories, featuring the character of Andy Brazil, have also appeared and these are much lighter in tone. Patricia Cornwell books are nothing if not versatile and she has also produced cookery books containing Italian recipes.

The feted writer has courted controversy in her long campaign to convince people that Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper.

She has spent a lot of her own money gathering items to support her case that the celebrated British artist was responsible for the murders committed by the Ripper, who was never caught, in Victorian London.

This campaign has met with criticism and she put her theories into a book called Portrait of a Killer. Jack the Ripper: Case Closed.

She even took the step of placing a full page advertisement in two British newspapers to answer her critics.

Of all the Patricia Cornwell books, it is this one that has not been universally praised and a lot of her theory seems to depend on unsubstantiated evidence.

Patricia Cornwell is a Senior Fellow at the International Crime Scene Academy at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a founder of the Virginia Institiute of Forensic Science and Medicine and a member of the Harvard affiliated McLean Hospital's national Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research.

She is the 2008 winner of the Galaxy British Books Awards' Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year - the first American ever to win this prestigious award.

Her most recent number one bestsellers include:

  • Scarpetta; Book of the Dead; 
  • The Front and Portrait of a Killer; 
  • Jack the Ripper - Cased Closed. 

Her earlier works include

  • Postmortem - the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year - and 
  • Cruel and Unusual, which won the coveted Gold Dagger Award in 1993. via PCornwellDB


Patricia Cornwell is an American fiction crime writer. She was written thirty seven books, including fiction, non-fiction, and a children’s book. She has sold over 100 million copies of her books. She has written many series, including the Doctor Kay Scarpetta books about a female medical examiner for Virginia. Other series include the Andy Brazil and Judy Hammer series, the Win Garano series, and an Omnibus that refers to the Scarpetta novels.

She has written a total of twenty four New York Times Best Sellers. She sold her first book Postmortem while she was working as a computer analyst at Virginia’s medical examination offices. Cornwell was born on June 9, 1956 in Miami.

Her father left the family when she was just five years old. Her mother subsequently was hospitalised for depression in 1961. Cornwell went with her two brothers Jim and John into foster care, growing up in Montreal, North Carolina.

Cornwell struggled herself with depression in addition to anorexia nervosa.

She attended King College in Tennessee before graduating from Davidson College with a Bachelor of the Arts in English. via CornwellBookSeries

Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert



Cornwell explored this topic in her 2002 book, Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed, arguing that the Ripper was, in fact, the celebrated British painter Walter Sickert. She was widely ridiculed; one critic wrote, “Portrait of a Killer is a sloppy book, insulting to both its target and its audience. The only way for Cornwell to repair its damage will be to stay with this case.”

Regrettably, she has.

Cornwell's new book, Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert (Thomas & Mercer, 497 pp., a revised and expanded edition of Portrait, attempts to convince her sceptics that the case she closed is a closed case.

“One of many frustrations in this investigation,” Cornwell writes, “is having very little evidence of where (Sickert) was or what he was doing during any given day, week, month, or year.”

To a responsible investigator such a vacuum might seem like an insurmountable problem, but for Cornwell it’s more like an opportunity — she invents an elaborate, completely nonsensical narrative to fill it, and asks readers to suspend disbelief to come along for the ride. via PCornwellRipperReboot

Saturday, 24 March 2018

James Taylor - His Life and His Music

James Taylor has contributed many classic songs that continue to receive airplay.

Many singer songwriters were popular during the 1970s, but none more so than James Taylor. His melodic acoustic compositions, poignant lyrics and rich voice delighted fans across the world.

He still commands a following today and continues to record and perform.

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James Taylor - Early Life and Songs


He was born in 1948 in Massachusetts and was raised in North Carolina, learning to play music at an early age with folk influences such as Woody Guthrie records.

Success did not come straight away and Taylor was a member of bands that didn't get noticed. Moving to New York started an intermittent struggle with heroin addiction that would repeat through his life. After re-locating to London, he signed with the Beatles' label, Apple Records but the first album didn't do well.

He went back to America and revived himself with live performances that included the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in 1969.

He settled in California, signed with another record label and had a huge success with Sweet Baby James, his follow up album.

The single Fire and Rain became an instant classic.

James Taylor Wives Career, and Family

Another popular singer songwriter around at the time was Carole King, whose standard You've Got A Friend, James Taylor covered. He won a Grammy Award for his version and hit the number one spot on the Billboard chart.

James Taylor His Life and Music

This was from his third album, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon from 1971. The album featured King, Joni Mitchell and his sister Kate Taylor on backing vocals. Many more hit releases followed through the decades including live recordings and greatest hits compilations.

He has also tried his hand at acting, appearing in Two-Lane Blacktop with Dennis Wilson from the Beach Boys.

It's a respected road movie from 1971 in which James Taylor plays a drag car driver. In 2004, he played himself in an episode of the political drama, The West Wing.

This was the same year in which he supported the John Kerry campaign against George W. Bush. The animated Pixar movie, Cars features a Taylor track called Our Town.

A James Taylor Musician's Summary

There is renewed interest in acoustic music with a folk and country feel today and James Taylor is an inspiration to many up and coming songwriters. He has contributed some classic songs that continue to receive airplay and other artists like to cover them.

Taylor has been married three times, most famously to singer Carly Simon. They divorced in 1983, their son Ben and daughter Sally have followed their famous parents into the music business.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Story of Jim Henson of the Muppets, Miss Piggy and "The Empire Strikes Back" etc

Children all over the world are familiar with the creative genius that was Jim Henson. Adults too enjoy the puppets he made, especially the popular Muppets.

He was also very successful as a television producer and film director. His career began when he devised his puppet entertainment on TV shows in the 1960s with his early characters.

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He formed his own company, in partnership with Frank Oz and they introduced Kermit the Frog and other creations to the popular children's education show, Sesame Street.

Some early forerunners of the Muppets even found their way onto hit satirical sketch show, Saturday Night Live but it was The Muppet Show, which brought huge fame and fortune when it became a hit in the UK in 1976.

This led to international fandom for Jim Henson and his buddies, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo the Great. Muppets films followed, beginning with The Muppet Movie in 1979.

The on and off romance of the show's host Kermit and the diva, Miss Piggy kept the audiences coming back for more. Kermit even found himself in the pop charts.

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He was always good at making the best use of his talents and didn't just confine himself to the Muppets. His company, the Jim Henson Creature Shop, supplied creatures for numerous movies and TV programs.

He was involved in the making of the film version of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.

He co-wrote and directed Labyrinth, a musical fantasy starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

He also co-directed The Dark Crystal along with Frank Oz from one of his own stories and he supplied the voices for several characters. Director George Lucas brought Henson and Oz into his Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back. They invented the Jedi sage; Yoda and Oz voiced the character.

The children's hit series, Fraggle Rock was also the product of Henson's fertile imagination, a popular show that ran from 1983 to 1987.

He co-produced the science fiction TV series Farscape, a live action show that also featured two of Henson's robotic puppet characters.

Sadly, he died from pneumonia in 1990, aged fifty-three.

Jim Henson left a legacy of much loved characters that still influence children's and fantasy entertainment today.

Many people grew up with the Muppets and remember them with affection.

He never talked down to children and his playful love of fun shone through.

Updates about current showigns of Jim Hensons Work:

This Cult Classic Christmas Special Is Quintessential Jim Henson | Arts & Culture

While it may not be as well-known as the North Pole, Whoville, or Bedford Falls, for Muppet aficionados, no holiday season is complete without a trip to Frogtown Hollow. It’s the rural home of “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” the television special created by Muppet visionary Jim Henson that celebrates its 40th anniversary this week.

In 1976, following the first season of “The Muppet Show,” Henson was riding high. He decided to fill the break between seasons with a quixotic adaptation of Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, a 1971 book by prolific author Russell Hoban of Frances fame. Narrated by Kermit the Frog, the program tells the story of two dirt poor otters, Emmet and Ma, neither of whom has enough money to buy the gift they want to give. (A guitar for Emmet, a piano for Ma.)

Known for their musical aptitude, the otters separately learn of a local talent show with a $50 prize. Both Emmet and Ma enter, and in a twist on twistmaster O.

Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” each sells the other’s livelihood for their performance, so if they don’t win, they’ll have no way to earn their keep.

Ma hocks Emmet’s tools for dress fabric; Emmet turns Ma’s washtub into a standup bass for the jug band. via ClassicChristmasSpecial

im Henson's Labyrinth Is Returning to Theaters This Spring

Fathom Events has announced their partnership with the Jim Henson Company and Sony Pictures to bring Labyrinth back to the big screen in a special 3-day event. Though the movie debuted at number 8 at the box office upon its initial release in 1986, Labyrinth went on to become a cult favorite. The movie stars musician David Bowie and Academy Award Winning actress Jennifer Connelly in one of her earliest roles. While their performances were not praised by critics during the original theatrical run, new reviews have gone on to applaud the work of both Bowie and Connelly.

The new 3-day special screenings of Labyrinth will take place on April 29th, May 1st, and May 2nd with fans being encouraged to come dressed up in costume as The Goblin King and other iconic characters from the movie.

As with most Fathom Events screenings, the movie will come with bonus features. Introductions by Jennifer Connelly and Jim Henson's son, Brian Henson will start off the feature, as well as an excerpt from the Jim Henson fantasy series The Storyteller.

Brian Henson will be talking about the Soldier of Death episode of the series and discuss the special effects used in both The Storyteller and Labyrinth.
The special screenings will be available starting Sunday April 29th, with two times to see Labyrinth, once at 2pm and then 7pm (local time).

After that, the remaining showings will be at 7pm during the week. Tickets will go on sale online starting this Monday, February 26th. In a statement, Fathom Events vice president of studio relations, Tom Lucas, spoke about his excitement to bring the cult classic to theatres again. via Labyrinth Is Returning

Adam Savage is a Kid Again Touring an Amazing Jim Henson Museum Exhibit

It’s impossible to explain how many people Jim Henson‘s work has touched. His puppets were—and will always be—a huge part of innumerable lives.

Which is why it’s hard to not get a little emotional watching Adam Savage take a tour of the new Jim Henson Exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York, which features items from his work on The Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth, and Dark Cryst. via Kid AgainTouring

"Flight of the Navigator" remake to be produced by Jim Henson Company outside of Disney

Among the many fondly-remembered children’s movies from the 1980s is “Flight of the Navigator,” uniquely remarkable for its trippy sci-fi premise, darker-than-expected themes, and humorous vocal performance by Paul Reubens.

Though the original 1986 “Flight of the Navigator” film was famously distributed theatrically and on home video by Disney (and aired many times on the Disney Channel afterward), a remake is now in development at Lionsgate under the watchful eye of The Jim Henson Company.
via Navigatorremake