Monday, March 31, 2008

These Should Go in the Vault (But not like The Disney Vault which we know isn't really a vault but more like a temporary holding cell.)


Wait! Wait!!

Oh crap, looks like we've missed that Netflix bandwagon again. My husband and I are quick like that. Instead, we choose to spend our clams renting the movies of our childhood from an actual v-i-d-e-o store. We've both realized that our movie tastes were somewhat, uh, "special" when we were a wee lad and lass.

The Over-Thinker's Questionable Questionable (mine's so bad, questionable needed to be repeated--perhaps, even squared) Favorite Movie from Her Childhood:

Oh. God. Has anyone else on earth seen this? If Tim Curry were dead, I'm fairly certain he'd role over in his grave, just remembering that he STARRED in this flick. The nail in the coffin is his Video within the movie called, Halloween---ohhhhhh my. Please click on this if you're in a place where you can say "HOLY CRAP" outloud.

Yes, I own this on DVD. Why? Well, someone had to buy it. And yes, I can totally sing that song by heart--"Anything can happen on Hal-lo-ween, your dog could turn into a cat....your sister could become a sardine, your brother could turn into a bat!" Genius. I totally smell an MP3...(or maybe that's Tim Curry's career)

The Over-Thinker's Husband's Questionable Favorite Movie from His Childhood:
My husband is usually a man of many (hilarious) words; however, he was able to contain his opinion within a lovely little nutshell:

"It's exactly how I remembered it....and it's terrible."

Of course, we now own it on DVD.

So readers, it's time to spill---what is your Favorite, but Questionable, Movie from Your Childhood. As always, I'll keep it a secret.


Loralee Choate said...

OMG. I love Tim Curry (Clue is like, one of my favorite movies ever) I totally need to see it.

I wrote a whole effing post about how I was so PISSED at the Never Ending Story because I couldn't understand what the HELL his mother's name was for like, 20 years. (My readers finally told me). Others must have the same issue because I get google searches about it ALL the time.

Hmm....Bad movie of my youth..."Child of Glass" from Disney. Very strange but I LOVED it. It was a southern ghost story.

I also loved "Tron" and "War Games"

willikat said...

the labyrinth (david bowie! spandex! muppets!) and annie. i still love them both whole-heartedly.

Donna said...

I love both of those movies; in fact, I was just thinking about the Worst Witch a couple of weeks ago. Disney use to play it around Halloween but didn't last year.

I also liked Annie.
And, although I haven't seen it in years, I wore out our copy of Newsies when I was a kid.

I'm sure if I give it some thought I could think of a few more 'odd' movies.

Hillary said...

We weren't allowed to watch movies when we were kids. Until I hit puberty, the only movies I'd seen were Cinderella and The Sound of Music. Until I was about 8, I didn't even realize that there were actual shows on tv and not just the news. Our tv was so old that it didn't have a remote. It was a joyous day when our grandparents took pity on us and gave us their old tv (with a remote!) Isn't that just wrong? Our grandparents were more technologically advanced than we were.

Angella said...

Mine was The Neverending Story. I have seen it more times than I can count.

All those hours. Gone.


Meg said...

Re: The Neverending Story. READ THE BOOK!!! I wore through my first copy of it and had to buy a second copy...Oops.

Around the time Free Willy came out, my friend's mom came across some other movie about a girl and a dolphin (I THINK it was a dolphin, anyways), that was dubbed really badly into English. I seriously watched it over and over, and for the life of me, I can't remember what it was called, or really even about. The girl's name was Daphne, though, I think...

Marissa said...

I think mine was The Neverending Story too! I can't even watch it now. Horrible!

Thank you so much for your comment on my post, by the way. It made me feel so good! And I loved what you said about the technology!! SO true!!

The Over-Thinker said...

Loralee: I'm pretty sure that Tim Curry starring in this movie is the reason I love it. Seriously, check out the link to the "video"--it's peeyourpantsfunny.

Willikat: Holy Trinity of What Makes a Movie a Triumph: David Bowie, Spandex, Muppets. Thanks for the reminder :-) (I'm totally putting in on our to-be-rented list)

Donna: I think I paid about 3.99 for the DVD :-) It's worth every penny.

Hillary: How sad!! Next thing you'll tell me, the remote was connected to the TV via a 10 foot cord!

Angella: Tell me about it. And that little boy that is SO FREAKIN' PRETTY? Every time he came on screen, my husband would hum "Dude Looks Like a Lady."

Meg: You had me at dolphin.

Marissa: You're more than welcome! I love your posts. Everyone--go read Marissa's blog. She's easily one of the best writers blogging today.

Old Knudsen said...

Disney is evil!

Hyphen Mama said...

My fave was The Pirate Movie with Kristy McNichol. LOVED it. Not sure why. Might need to venture on over to youtube and watch just for kicks.

Thanks for stopping by my place and commenting. Hope to see you again!

The Over-Thinker said...

Old Knudsen: A man that writes a blog called "Old Bitter Balls" doesn't like Disney? Wha??

Hyphen Mama: I haven't heard of that one; thank goodness for You Tube--I'll have to catch a snippet. And you're welcome for the visit! You have a great blog :-)

Sra said...

What? Neverending Story is awesome! That's not questionable at all. It's definitely a kid's movie, but as an adult, I can still watch it and be entertained. I just don't know why I never noticed the Southern Oracle's boobs when I was a kid.

Probably one of my favorites as a kid was Donald Duck in Mathemagicland. I still love it, but it's very expensive to buy, so I just got it from the library and copied it. God bless socialism!

The Over-Thinker said...

Sra: I don't know if it was so much a "bad" movie to me as it was "awesomely bad"--does that make sense? I still don't understand the whole horse-sinking-in-the-marsh. Wasn't the criteria for sinking that you had to be unhappy? So, was the horse sad? And why didn't the boy sink when he was clearly bawling? Plot holes, I tell ya.

Gee...where oh where did I get my web moniker?

Thanks for stopping by! I love seeing new folks on here.

Hank said...

For me, it's a tie between Krull and the Beastmaster.

Also scary is that one particular scene from The Neverending Story stuck with me. It was when the rock giant let something slip, and he later was mourning and looking at his hands saying, "they look like big, strong hands, don't they."

Why that stuck with me, I don't know.

Anyway, I got to you through a series of somewhat random links, and a comment you left somewhere. Is that specific enough? Howdy.

Mander said...

I just found this post by randomly surfing for something completely different, but I just had to pipe up. I also love the Worst Witch. My grandmother gave me the book (I think it came first) when I was an unhappy kid and it cheered me up. I saw the movie at random on cable when I was in high school and had just learned about Rocky Horror. I thought it was very funny to see Dr. Frankenfurter as the Grand Wizard, or whatever he was called.