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“And don 't forget, the next time you're planning a family vacation, consider visiting Genovia. A country of majestic mountains and sunbaked beaches, filled with friendly, peppy people. Come see us. Genovia awaits you.” – Joe, “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement”

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Oh my gosh how adorable is this movie?

Mood nostalgicMood nostalgic
Tags: the cineplex that is my life
middlegirl [userpic]

The mind goes odd places when you're bored and not-sick...

Post the oddest word you've ever heard in a children's (that is, having children as the general "target audience") movie. I think the best benchmark is whether or not your average kid is going to know/have to ask what it means when incessantly quoting that movie later. (Hush, you know you all did it.) Whether or not they explain it is irrelevant; assume this hypothetical kid wasn't paying attention.

The list (so far):
Beauty and the Beast - expectorating
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie - digested (too bad Mike Nawrocki decided against his original idea for the first song: it would have contained the word "duodenum" and would certainly have topped the list!)
Labyrinth - oubliette (which is actually accurate to historical oubliettes, at least until Hoggle opens the broom closet)
Aladdin - quid pro quo (from [ profile] litlover12 ); addendums

middlegirl [userpic]

This year, there's no Trunk or Treat at church, since it's a Saturday, and the church doesn't like to mess with the weekend services. (Which I totally agree with. So hold the thing on Friday. Seriously, Children's Department, geez.) Trunk or Treat itself is rather meh, but it's probably the only chance I'll have this year to dress up, so now I'm looking at a costume-less Halloween. Which is probably okay, seeing as I can't justify buying a new costume, and nobody recognizes me as Carmen Sandiego or as Susan Pevensie. I get called either "a spy" or "Princess Fiona."

But it's okay. I'll just have my movie marathon like last year, except this year I'm going to kick it up a notch. (Take that, Emeril. Bam!) Of course I'll have the standbys: Corpse Bride, Casper, Hocus Pocus - you know, cheesy Halloween goodness - and some MST3K B-grade horror-movie wannabe (I think this year it'll be "The Screaming Skull." You gotta love a movie that claims that it'll scare you to death, then, should you actually die of fright, offers your grieving loved ones a free coffin... maybe so you won't sue. IDK.) And, maybe I'll throw in Thriller. I do love me some Vincent Price.

But this year I'm adding one of the scariest things I've ever seen. Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Tour (not to be confused with the Magical Mystery Tour), which aired on Nickelodeon for years when I was a kid. I first remember hearing about it when I was 5, and let's just say I took the "spooky/mystery" aspect of it a little too far. (What can I say? I've always had an active imagination - and even at 25, it sometimes gets the better of me.) So naturally when I stumbled across it on YouTube, some deep-seated memories came bubbling up to the surface. It was an interesting feeling, one I don't usually have. Can't say I necessarily like it. Partially because I'm being reminded of what a weird kid I was.

Actually, now that I think about it, and read the Wiki synopsis, I don't think I've actually seen more of this than the commericals. My mom is fairly anti-Halloween (funny, it's one of my favorite holidays), and I can certainly see her taking me to the church's Unhalloween Party instead of letting me watch "spooky" TV shows. But after the way it's stuck in my memory for all this time, now I definitely have to watch it. It's a matter of honor. (Even though it doesn't look like it's aged very well. Holy crap this thing is over 20 years old.)

Mood slightly uncomfortable...Location Cupcakeworld
Mood slightly uncomfortable...
Music I am the Walrus - The Beatles
Tags: halloween, seriously?!?, the cineplex that is my life, yes i'm a youtube addict
middlegirl [userpic]

This is day 88. Tonight's feature is #308, Gamera vs. Gaos. I had originally thought that it would be nice to get a season in during each month, but being out of a computer for the better part of a month put me behind.

Also, I've been kind of putting my nightly episodes off for a while just because I've been bored with it. Maybe the badness of these movies is getting to me. I'll have to pay attention to if/how this malaise continues. I fear that I will become an unintended victim of Doctor Forrester's plan and I will go crazy instead of Joel. I know I just said I wanted to see more early episodes, but it turned into a mission to see every episode of the show, and now I feel like it's a duty. I know how the crew of the SOL feels.

In closing, Sandy Frank can kiss my cute little denim-clad butt.

middlegirl [userpic]

I really need to start getting up and moving around. I tend to spend my evenings just sitting around, especially these last few days. I've seen three movies in the last two days (Gamera and Gamera vs. Barugon - part of my continuing quest to see a vast majority of MST3K episodes - and Lady Jane, the not-quite-historically-correct romance film about Lady Jane Grey, starring a young Helena Bonham Carter and a young-and-very-hot pre-Westley Cary Elwes). It's been nice to see how my new computer handles the videos, but my back isn't too happy with me for sitting around so much. I'd like to get up and move around, but it only becomes a problem in the evenings (or during long car rides), and by the time I get home from work, I don't want to move until about 9-10 pm, when it's too late to do anything/go anywhere.

Also, I think I have become some sort of sick, twisted person. When I'm not watching Japanese monster movies or romantic revisionist history flicks, I've been looking up why torture devices were given feminine nicknames, like "the Duke of Exeter's Daughter" (commonly known as "the rack"), or "Madame la Guillotine." So far I haven't been able to find any answers, but I have learned a lot about beheading... don't come calling to me if you need an executioner, though - I'd like to keep this an academic pursuit.

Mood exanimateMood exanimate
Music Eleanor Rigby - David Cook
Tags: the cineplex that is my life
middlegirl [userpic]

I am terrible at saving up for things... went shoe shopping with my mom, who needed to return a pair of shoes, and ended up getting a totally adorable pair of shoes. Thanks to Mom's exchange and Payless' buy-one-get-one-half-off deal, they were only $2.50! Thanks to some very nicely-sized paychecks this week, though, the Acer should be mine by the end of the month!

Also, planning on sitting down with some good flicks tonight, because I am über bored. First up, King Arthur (the extra-bloody director's cut edition - I blame Shannon, who just had to have widescreen), but complete with some Ioan Gruffudd goodness, which makes up for it, and then wrapping up with Prince Caspian, because I'd like to sleep tonight.

middlegirl [userpic]

Tahleen came over out of the blue, but I'm sitting here in my room 'cause I'm still sick. It's a result of life in the dorms - especially with my roommates, it was always "DON'T GET ME SICK!" so now I'm deathly afraid of getting my germs on anything anybody else could possibly touch. I'm also losing my voice.[Poll #1343261]

Mood groggyLocation Futon
Mood groggy
Tags: room remodel, sick, the cineplex that is my life
middlegirl [userpic]

I know that I'm usually "Ms. One Holiday at a Time, Thankyouverymuch," but I've been planning sort of what I'm going to do in terms of Christmas crafts a little early this year, because I've got a few special ones planned, and I need time to make sure they all get done. So part of my brain is going, "Christmas! Christmas!" and the rest of me is going, "It's not even Thanksgiving yet, you dink!"

In a roundabout way, I'm in a MST mood. Tonight: Space Mutiny!

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Decided I wasn't quite ready to go to bed, so I'm going to brush my teeth and wrap up my Halloween mini-marathon spookfest with a little thing called "Thriller."

Blame Yahoo! and the fact that they had little Thriller-dancing zombies on their homepage.

middlegirl [userpic]

The Halloween mini-marathon continues today with a Halloween episode of NCIS and "Corpse Bride." Then there's Trunk or Treat at church, and wrapping up the evening with the scariest movie I've ever seen: "Manos: The Hands of Fate." (MST3K for the win!) With the lights off (mostly because we won't have any candy left for trick-or-treaters).

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