Thursday, March 5, 2009

nostalgia

for the duration of this week, i have been wanting, craving, needing to watch movies from my childhood. the unfortunate thing is, i no longer own a vhs ..video.. machine... what did we call those??? vcr's! there we go. phew! nor do i have the bank account to pay $5 per movie at blockbuster... cuz i wanna watch like a trillion and it would sorta add up. of course, now that i want to blog about this, i realize my list is at home.

yeah, so i started a retro movie list. oops.

for the ones i can remember, i'll write down- er, type down?- these movies for whatever reason are some of my super duper best memory ones. most are feel-good comedies. i'm a sucker for movies that make me laugh and aren't altogether realistic.

the princess bride
labyrinth
father of the bride
beethoven
death becomes her
the goonies
mrs. doubtfire
the banger sisters
first wives club
(i love goldie hawn. LOVE)
mannequin
just visiting
housesitter
protocol
overboard
private benjamin
breakfast club
g.i. jane
pretty woman (yeah, told my mom i wanted to be a hooker when i was five after watchin this. heh.)
nothing but trouble (i LOVED this movie when i was a kid!! no clue why!)
ghostbusters
witches
don't tell mom the babysitters dead
hunchback of notre dame (disney version)
the little mermaid
some like it hot
a goofy movie
bio dome
encino man

and many others. many many others. these movies breathe childhood to me. when i watch them, i want to snuggle down into my pillow fort- wait, scratch that, i will layer the couch.

oooohhhh yes.

first i put down the knitted (crochet'd? Linda?) blanket and tuck it into the corners of the couch. this is the bottom layer. then i'll build up my pillow fort in the right corner (support for my left side, since i'm left-handed) and finish it all off with my fuzzy faux fur blanket (fur side down, microsuede side up, i like the feel of the fur). and then i'd have a bottle of water and a bowl of soup and a grilled cheese sandwhich on the coffee table. then i'd have popcorn. and i'll snuggle way down and turn off the lights and watch the movies. sigh. OH and light a candle. that smells good. just cuz.

sigh. i've resorted to watching clips of movies on youtube. pathetic. i hang my head in shame.

i also may just break down and try to narrow the list down today so that i can rent at least two of the key movies.

like the goonies. or. nothing but trouble. or. aw man, there's a TON more that i just thought of. sigh. what are some of your key movies from your childhood?

7 comments:

Amber said...

Weeeelllll, we didn't have a tv at my house until I was 13. Not kidding. So I don't really have movies that remind me of childhood but I do have ones from 13 on. Princess Bride for sure. Still one of my favorites. Tom and Huck was one. (I had a major crush on Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Don't judge.) Pretty much any Disney movie (Aladdin, Lion King, and Little Mermaid are among the best.) Dirty Dancing is WAY up there. Ummmm I don't know, this is harder than I thought it would be. I need to give this some more thought.

Linda said...

Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite. I lost a tooth while watching it. John Wayne/Clint Eastwood westerns too. Dad I & would sit on the sofa with a bottle of Pepsi and a bag of Jay's chips and watch together.
As for the blanket, if it's made up of little "V"'s it's knitted.

Mama Dawg said...

the princess bride
labyrinth
the goonies
the banger sisters
first wives club
overboard
breakfast club
g.i. jane
pretty woman
ghostbusters
hunchback of notre dame
the little mermaid
encino man

I own all of these on DVD. I had them on VHS, too, til I switched to DVD's.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I love those movies. Is there anything better than sitting with a movie that you know so well, you can recite the dialogue by heart. Love it.

Beki said...

Twins I tell you!!! I was JUST thinking the same damn thing this morning!! I love every movie on your list, and Goldie rocks!! Overboard is one of my fave movies EVA!!!

I'd have to add 16 Candles and Pretty in Pink!!!

Marchelle said...

i have been SOOOOOO MIA lately.

sorry dude.

to make it up to you, i'll be over in 20 minutes with my VCR and we'll watch death becomes her because that is SERIOUSLY one of my favorite movies, and i'll bring ghostbusters 2, because, oddly, i do not see it on your list which must be a mistake, and also stand by me, because i'm sure you forgot to type that one too.

k bye. i'll pick up a box of wine on my way.

midlife slices said...

Try www.hulu.com sweetie. Way better than watching 2 minute youtube movies. You might not find everything you want but I'll bet you can find something to keep you busy. :)