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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.
-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?!"
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.
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…
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Whilst the plot is flimsy as hell, the whole thing is propelled along by the strength of the performances alone. Midler, Najimi, and Parker shine as the demented Sanderson sisters, taking every chance they can to ham it up. Najimi and Parker in particular show great comedy chops, whilst Bette Midler effectively plays Bette Midler.
There's also strong support from the kids, including a great early performance from indie darling Thora Birch. Plus, who wouldn't want a cat like Thackary Binx?
Basically, this is a film for the child in all of us, no matter what time of the year.
The message to this movie is "If you're a virgin you either a loser, weirdo and you deserve to get bullied", and that's why I hate this movie.
I couldn't get it to this movie, a lot of people like this movie but I didn't for good reasons. The movie left a horrible feel inside of me after finishing watching it. The movie is rude, horrible and straight up ugly film making, it was like a high school bully wrote this movie, probably why this movie is horrible.
The good things in the movie was the three witches and some of designs where pretty, but the movie still blows.
I did some research and found Leonardo Dicaprio turned this movie,…
This movie. <3
A bit late for Halloween but seeing as my Halloween schedule was crowded with first time watches I crept this into November. After all it's hardly pants-shittingly scary so I got away with it. My wife doesn't like the scary movies and even managed a jump in this (when a witch appears from under a bed sheet).
This might actually be the first time I've seen this since my first viewing....way back in 1994. I didn't remember that much about it and didn't remember a time when Sarah Jessica Parker was smoking hot (seriously, when did that happen? It doesn't even look like her on the poster). Enjoyable rewatch though. Much better than my jaded first viewing. Far more reminiscent of 80s horror & action kiddies favourites like the Goonies or Monster Squad.
Watched with Fran. <3
After hearing a great deal about this film and seeing it floating around my recommended in Netflix, I decided to give it a go.
The first thing I noticed was the awful child actors; surprisingly the best child actor was the youngest. But as it was a children's film I noticed the exaggerated movements and speech was to entertain and not for technicality.
Theres not much to say about this film except it's exactly what you expect. It's enjoyable and funny, and I recommend watching it with the whole family or a younger sibling.
A Halloween classic.
This was a cute and mostly fun movie, but it's not without significant flaws. The biggest for me is that it has a lot of the awkwardness humor that does nothing but make me cringe and wish I wasn't watching. There are also some pacing issues - some scenes go on too long and deflate the stakes of the film. I actually have to wonder how much studio meddling got in the way because there's a much darker comedy hiding in here trying to find its way out.
But there is still a lot to like about this film. The witches are largely quite fun. Bette Midler is enjoying herself a great deal, and there's some good fish-out-of-water stuff and…
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