Jim Henson's THE MUPPET MOVIE & Jim Henson's THE DARK CRYSTAL
The Muppet Movie (G, 1979, 95 min)
Kermit the Frog decides to leave his swamp and conquer Hollywood, gathering a group of friends along the way (Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and more) and bumping into oodles of guest stars including Madeleine Kahn, Steve Martin, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Orson Welles, and Big Bird. You'll believe a frog can sing!
The Dark Crystal (PG, 1982, 93 min)
A prophecy tells of a Gelfling who will topple their empire, so in their reign of terror they have exterminated the race, or so they think. The orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal (which gives the Skeksis their power) and restore the balance of the universe.
Friday, August 24