Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus.
After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it us up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
"I know this sounds dumb…"
Maybe it's just because one of my gay college buddies just finished jumping through all the ridiculous bureaucratic hoops involved in Adopting A Child While Homosexual, but for some reason this reads to me as an innocent lesbian threesome trying to adopt children and the whole world going nuts and trying to kill them because of it.
"Come little children, I'll take thee away
Into a land of enchantment
Come little children, the time's come to play
Here in my garden of magic."
For me this movie was a great big Nope made intermittently entertaining by Bette Midler's insane scenery-chewing performance and Thora Birch's nasty little sister making fun of her impotent big brother (they…
If Sarah Jessica Parker is the hottest one in your little trio, you know you've got to be a pack of ugly witches.
Sorry, somebody had to say it.
-The only time it pays off to be a virgin
-The only time Sarah Jessica Parker is attractive is when she plays a witch,
-Bette Midler can cover the shit out of "I put a spell on you"
-Hey look it's that girl from "Eyes Wide Shut" I wonder what she's doing now.
-Hey look it's that girl from "American Beauty" I wonder what she's doing now.
-Hey look it's that guy from "Dumb and Dumber" I wonder what he's doi-oh right.
-Sarah Jessica Parker playing....Sarah.
-Cheesy 90s source material meant as a TV Disney film
Still a childhood classic. Will watch again.
I used to watch this, happily, every year, since it came out. Unfortunately I think this tradition needs to end because I just didn't get the same joy from it this time around, dare I say, I think I've seen Hocus Pocus way too many times. I still love it, but I think I'm going to have to shelve it for the next few Halloweens and just look back on it fondly, I'll be sure to quote it enough to annoy my husband and maybe sing "I Put a Spell On You" like Winifred a few times.."...my name is Winifred..what's YOURS?!"
"Amok! Amok, amok, amok, amok, amok... [SLAP]"
I enjoy this movie far too much for a 30-year-old-male.
I'm sure part of the reason is residual attraction to Vinessa Shaw from my formative years (I can thank Ladybugs for that as well), but beyond that I'm not entirely sure. It's all so very corny; Jason Marsden as a cat doing a terrible colonial accent, a candle that can only be lit by a virgin, the introduction (?) of the word Yabos into the cultural lexicon and The Divine Miss M hamming it up to the nth degree. If I saw a new release movie with all of these elements, I'm not sure how I'd react, but here,…
Bette Midler's idiosyncratic, avant-garde energy is put to good use in this supernatural horror-comedy about three vein sister-witches who are evoked after a cavalier young virgin lights the black-flamed candle that summons them from the grave.
Midler is a snarky, horse-toothed sadist with a penchant for incantations, whose special attachment to a bewitched book that glares up at her with an embedded eye is the reason for her alpha-witch status. Kathy Najimy is her subservient sister; a delightfully large, bumbling villainess with a lopsided mouth and a good nose for sniffing out children. Sarah Jessica Parker (in a role that precedes her iconic turn in Sex and the City) rounds out the triad as a skittish nymphomaniac with a hypnotic…
i remember on halloween last year, they were playing this movie on our bus, on the way back from a marching band comp., and it's like fucking 1am, and i fucking wake up in a cold sweat with the fucking "spell on you" song blaring on the speakers and i legit thought i was in hell
An passable live action Disney starring Bette Midler.
By-the-numbers, mediocre Halloweeney flick that all your remember-the-90s friends will applaud you for playing at any given Halloween party.
I love this movie and always include it in my Halloween watch list. It helps balance out the horror.
I truly hope there isn't a soul out there that doesn't enjoy this movie. LOVE the sisters, love the fun story, and the humor is great. I've watched this movie countless times over the years and will likely watch it every year. It's one I'd watch with my children.
Not a good movie, but certainly not the worst.. had a few laughs
Re-watch. Always a classic.
(Last Updated: 31 January 2016)
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