When you think of Halloween, the first thing you think of is Hocus Pocus. As a kid (and adult) I enjoyed watching this. The movie just celebrated it’s 25th anniversary; it debuted July 16, 1993. That’s older than my little big brother lol.
Bette Midler was the head huncho, buck-toothed witch/sister, who was mean but also entertaining lol.
Then there’s the middle sister, played by Kathy Najimy ,who is kind of sweet but runs behind her older sister and tries to keep her calm, she kind of has a dingy-ness to her
BUT not as dingy as the baby sister, played by Sarah Jessica Parker. She is the seductive witch who is just an airhead but it’s comedic.
Hocus Pocus reminds me of my youth, which is always fun and sad at the same time. Since I’ve grown to LOVE fall, and Halloween, this movie is one of my top 20 favorite Disney films.
I don’t know what makes this movie so entertaining to me; maybe it’s the theme song
Or the introductions
Or just the small lines.
What is your favorite line from this movie or favorite Halloween movie?
Yesterday was the 24th anniversary of Spike Lee’s movie Crooklyn. I loved this movie as kid; just seeing what it was like growing up in a different culture and during a different time. The setting was 1973 in Bed-Stuy New York, but of course it was filmed in 1993.
This film was Spike Lee’s second film and just image, he’s created other films and they were just as good and even better than this one, depending on what you like.
I love how Troy was a tough cookie. She was had three older brothers and a little one and had to adapt to how rough they were. She wasn’t all girly like some of the girls on her block and she even stood up to bullies on her block that were wayyyy older than her.
She dealt with the normal pre-teen problems—wanting to grow boobies. When I was that age, I wanted boob so bad and then BOOM! I was blessed with a big booty. yay
From dealing with arguing parents, to experiencing a culture shock down south with her cousin to losing her mother..
Too eventually having to be the mother figure in the house and many more.
Happy Anniversary to one of my favorite childhood movies. What’s your favorite Crooklyn scene?
Talk about GREATNESS! Did you know that Black Panther made $218 MILLION over the weekend all over the country? Andddd it’s Black History Month! That some Black Excellence. I’m so proud of the movie’s debut success!
I went to see Black Panther on Friday, just like every other black person did this weekend and I enjoyed it of course. I will be the first to say that I’m not a Marvel fan….at all!! I’m not into superhero movies like that but I just HAD to see this film because:
Spoiler Alert: I LOVED the story line and it made me think—maybe there is a whole different galaxy or planet or even a different country that has the advancements of technology that Wakanda had. The movie seemed more present day, especially with the settings of being in South Korea and London. I LOVED that there was a family tie between T’Challa (Boseman) and Killmonger (M.B. Jordan) and fighting for the throw because of a bad grudge being held.
Also, I loved that Black Women played a significant part in the movie, from his sister being helpful with her technology knowledge by helping him drive a car while she was still stationed in Wakanda, to T’Challa being in South Korea. Also, Okoye being his right hand (wo)-man by helping him fight and using her sword power (like she did in Walking Dead). Also, Nakia was his eye candy but also a great spy working along to save others lives before T’Challa walked back into her life.
You hear a lot of one-man band superheroes but never a lot of black women superheros. There are Black Women Superheroes from the Marvel series like Storm from X-Men, Misty Knight, and Monica Rambeau, and maybe this movie will be the start of trying to make movies about them.
I’m just sooooo excited that black people mainly, but all races in general came out to A) support a Black Film, B) a Black director, C) a Marvel film that brings people from all races out…to support a black film–Black Panther.
Fun Facts about the director: Ryan Coogler:
He directed his first film at age 27, which was Fruitvale Station
He directed his second film at age 29, which was Creed
Third film he directed was Black Panther, at age 31.
If you haven’t seen the movie….see it! If you have seen it…see it just ONE MORE TIME lol–for the culture–for the young directors like Ryan Coogler making a come up!!
Todays Black History Fact is about Eartha Kitt. She was the original singer of the Christmas hit “Santa Baby” and was the first Black Catwoman in the Batman and Robin series in the 1960s.
Eartha also played in Boomerang as Lady Eloise, Madame Zeroni in Holes and the voice of Yzma in The Emperor’s New Groove which won her an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production. She’s been on television and in movies since the late 1940s (uncredited).
Eartha acted in films up until a year before she passed in 2008 from colon cancer.
May her recognition live on and may she Rest In Peace.