Category Hey Watch This

Hey, Watch This!: Housebound

It recently occurred to me that I have never written a “Hey, Watch This!” post about any horror movies. How sad. How tragic. Horror movies, as I’m sure I have expressed before, are one of my favorite things. I like slashers, supernatural beings, psychological thrillers. Pretty much the entire gamut. A few nights ago Husband […]

Childhood Halloween: Casper

I was obviously a weird kid because I grew up wanting to date Casper. Yes, date. A ghost. I wanted to date a ghost. I can almost guarantee that if you were an eight/nine year old girl in 1995 you would to, for that was the year that Casper was released. PLOT Teenage Kat moves […]

Hey, Watch This!: She’s All That

Once upon a time (1999), a young girl went to the movie theatre to see a film called She’s All That. Over the course of 97 minutes she fell in love with a prince (well, a Prinze) and that love still lasts to this day. PLOT A popular teenage boy, recently dumped by his girlfriend, […]

Childhood Halloween: Hocus Pocus

My favorite Halloween movie of all time is Hocus Pocus. It’s everything I want: a little bit scary, really funny and there are cute boys. Perfect. PLOT A new boy in town awakens three ancient witches who want to steal the souls of the children in town. He must work with his younger sister and […]

Hey, Watch This!: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

I was given a lot of freedom as a teenager. I was once left alone for the week while my mom visited my grandparents in Florida. Despite this, I always longed for an extended chance to prove I could be an adult. You know, take care of the house and my brothers by getting a […]

Hey, Watch This!: The Outsiders

Rarely do you see a book to movie adaptation done well. At least, that’s been my experience. For every Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version) there seem to be a million Alice in Wonderland (Burton’s version) or Bicentennial Man movies. Disappointing. It is because of this that I get really excited when I see […]

Hey, Watch This!: The Warriors

I can’t believe that I went the first eighteen years of my life without knowing The Warriors existed. It is a travesty of epic proportions. PLOT A gang must make their way through New York City back to their home territory after being framed for the murder of a rival gang leader. WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH […]

Hey, Watch This!: Shag

Summer is quickly approaching, which naturally makes me think of my favorite summer movies. I can think of no other movie that screams SUMMER harder than Shag. PLOT Four recent high school graduates spend an adventurous weekend at the beach finding romance and dancing their hearts out. WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. […]

Hey, Watch This!: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I am one of the biggest fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Like, almost embarrassingly so. Unlike most fans, I am an equal opportunity lover. I love both the show and the movie, viewing them as completely separate entities. While the show was a dark, sometimes terrifying (Hello Gentlemen!) masterpiece, the movie is an unintentionally […]

Hey, Watch This!: 21 Jump Street

I love to laugh. I think true laughter is one of the best feelings on earth. When I saw 21 Jump Street in the theatre, I wasn’t expecting very much. I recognized the obvious hotness of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill had cracked me up in other movies so I thought the movie would be […]

Hey, Watch This!: Life as a House

Tears. Tears will pour when you watch this movie. It is incredibly touching and oh so very sad. But it’s the good kind of sad. An uplifting sad that will ultimately make you feel better once the tears stop. PLOT A young man spends the summer with his estranged father, building a dream house. WHY […]

An Ode to Jurassic Park

I have legitimate love for Jurassic Park. Anything involving dinosaurs really, but ESPECIALLY Jurassic Park. I love the books. I love the movies (yes, even the horrible third). I love the theme park ride even if I can’t keep my eyes open when it reaches the velociraptor paddock. I have watched all the making of […]

Hey, Watch This!: Wet Hot American Summer

Every so often movie magic happens. That’s what Wet Hot American Summer is. It’s magic. PLOT Campers and counselors at Camp Firewood juggle love, field trips, Skylab and the talent show on the last day of summer camp. WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH This is one of the funniest casts every assembled. It is a veritable […]

Desert Island: Horror Movies

This is nothing I love more than being scared. Well, that may be an over-exaggeration, because I love pizza more. And dinosaurs. And Peter Pan. And my friends. Okay, I highly enjoy the thrill of being scared. Better? I like the adrenaline pumping through my body, the pounding of my heart, and the chills that […]

Hey, Watch This!: Empire Records

Growing up I wanted to work in a record store. Totally cliche, right? You know whose fault it was that almost every twenty-something has shared in this aspiration? Empire Records. This movie made it look like THE GREATEST JOB EVER. You got to play whatever music you wanted, hang out with awesome co-workers who were […]

Hey, Watch This!: A Very Potter Musical

I was late to the game with this one. I knew of the existence of a Harry Potter musical, but I had no clue how majestic it was. I now have two of the songs from the soundtrack in the Top 10 list on my iPod, and I’ve made all my friends watch it. This […]

Hey, Watch This!: Teen Witch

I have a deep, abiding love for the movie Teen Witch. My childhood best friend and I used to watch it every time it came on TV to the point where I could probably sit down and write out the complete script. As a teenager I felt a lot like Louise- a kind of geeky […]

Hey, Watch This!: Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect came out on DVD in early January. I’ve seen it seven times since then. I believe this qualifies me as an expert of sorts so I’m here to tell you why you should check it out. PLOT Aspiring DJ Beca gets involved with The Barden Bellas, an all-girl a capella group. She helps […]

Hey, Watch This!: Now and Then

When I was a child, I was mildly (or majorly) obsessed with Devon Sawa. I ripped his picture out of magazines and taped them to my walls. I wrote his name inside of little hearts in my diary. I watched Casper just to see him at the very end. Basically, I was an average eight […]

Hey, Watch This!: All I Wanna Do

This movie has gone by many a title. I have seen it referred to as Strike!, which doesn’t really make sense because when I hear that title I think of a bowling movie. I’ve also seen it called The Hairy Bird which is not only HILARIOUS but also fitting. No matter what the name, it […]