Friday, October 21, 2011

I realized something about some of my favorite movies last night...

Hocus Pocus was on ABC Family *cue productivity to go out the window* and it is one of my favorite movies so of course I watched. Not only can I not resist the precious talking boy turned black cat Binx but a little bitty Thora Birch and Sarah Jessica playing a slutty witch also added to the mix makes it irresistable! My aunt referred to the movie in such way: "Oh, is that the movie where the make SJP look wretched? She looked awful in that movie... really awful!" {We are huge SJP fans}.

Moving forward... whilst watching I thought to myself "This is one of my top 10 favorite movies" then I started thinking about my OTHER faves that fall into my top ten category and realized that 3 of 10 are about witches.

Hocus Pocus

The Craft

Practical Magic

Is that weird? I began to psychoanalyze myself as I have every other time that I thought about this exact subject (many times over the years). Do I secretly want to become a witch? After seeing The Craft and Practical Magic in middle school, I think I might have thought about dabbling with witch craft {totally kidding} but I did think it was cool.

So Hocus Pocus is pretty mild.  It's a Disney movie. So yeah, it's not very scary but thoroughly entertaining. But there are a few adult humor things I picked up on watching it as an adult that kids would not get. I think I like it a lot because it tells a story and deals with a "legend" and rather historical.

Practical Magic is also pretty mild. It's a story about a family of witches with a curse on them that causes every man they love to die. Sandra Bullock is one of my favorite actresses and this movie is fantastic and like my other top 10'ers I have seen it many many times and never get tired of it.

Now The Craft is a different story. It freaked me out hardcore the first time I saw it. In return I loved it. I won't spoil it but it's about teenage witches, so see it for yourself!

Now that I have creeped each of you out with my witch fascination let me try to save myself with some normalcy. Other movies making my top ten:

Blow {It's so moving... serious, I cry everytime}
Almost Famous {Ahhh The Enemy will forever be my crush}
Cruel Intentions {Scandals are my thing}
The Little Mermaid {my friends know this all too well}
Gremlins {I had a Gizmo furby}
Harry Potter 1-7 {I count these as 1 movie}
Now and Then {Thora Birch makes another appearance}

Okay, so what are some of y'alls favorite movies? Do we have any in common?


Anonymous said...

I have all three of the "magical" movies on DVD. My favorites too!

I also watched Hocus Pocus on ABC last night and you are absolutely right - that movie was the ultimate distraction at getting anything done.

Hope you have a great weekend girl!

Allison said...

I've never seen The Craft, but now will have to find it to watch! I love witch movies too, you could even sort of through Harry Potter in there, it is about magic! Hocus Pocus is my favorite Halloween movie, such a guilty pleasure! It's on next Saturday too, I think.

Rachel @ Just Peachy said...

Hocus Pocus was THE greatest movie growing up.. even Halloweentown didn't surpass my love. You have a great list of favorite movies.. Almost Famous is one of my favorites too! But I have never seen The Craft, Practical Magic, Blow, or Gremlins. I guess I gotta branch out!

Turtles and Pearls said...

I watched Hocus Pocus last night! I had forgotten how much I loveee that movie. And Now&Then is like the greatest movie ever. I watched it at least once a week when I was a kid.

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Ah, I LOVED The Craft!

Nicole said...

I LOVE Now and Then and BLOW! Two of my favs!

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