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Halloween Movie Suggestions


With October and Halloween just around the corner, I am gearing up for my month-long movie fest.  However, this year I think I might need some help with what movies to watch.

I am looking for your suggestions to help with my horror-fest.  I’ve seen the Exorcist and will NOT be watching it again.  Please don’t ask me to spend any time with Pennywise because that certainly isn’t going to happen.  But, for the most part I am open to your referrals.  Last year I watched an oldie from the 60’s and it was creepily good.  This year on my list so far is Eyes Without a Face.  Eep!

Post a message in the comment section below with your choices and I will let you know if I add them to my list.



House of Wax (2005)

I originally saw House of Wax back in 2005 when it was released.  I remember it being creepy then but, for some reason, I forgot all about it.



Until last weekend.  I was up really on Saturday morning and it was on TV.  I couldn’t watch it then, not starting in the middle, so I decided to watch it Sunday evening – before The Walking Dead season premier.  Which, on a side note*, was a very.bad.idea.

*{I mean, did you see The Walking Dead?  I think that is the most brutal television I have ever witnessed…..And I watched Dylan’s wife basically mistakenly get assassinated on 90210, breaking my teenaged heart!!  Someone referred to the Sunday night’s The Walking Dead episode as “beautiful brutality”, and I guess maybe it was.  Because, those of us who have watched the show from the beginning have become so emotionally involved in it, we haven’t been subjected to that kind of violence and loss-of-humanity on TV before, have we?  I certainly hadn’t.}

I was so literally traumatized from TWD, and from this darn movie, that I couldn’t sleep.  I couldn’t even close my eyes.  I eventually got up out of bed and roamed around for a bit, but not before turning my side lamp on at least four times.  Just to clear my head.

Anyway, House of Wax is a pretty good movie.  It’s not quite Screambut really, nothing is.

It’s got some pretty folks in it.  It’s got Paris Hilton getting slaughtered a bit, which, back in 2005, when Paris Hilton was (fuckingunfortunately) a household “thing”, was pretty awesome.


Spoiler Alert:  You’re Welcome!

It’s got spooks and some grossness and some thrills.

And then it’s got this guy popping up.


No freakin’ wonder I couldn’t sleep!!

The movie apparently doesn’t have much, if anything to do with the original House of Wax, starring Vincent Price.  Although, that creepy-ass white face up there is named “Vincent” in the movie….and I literally just got that.  Duh!

But it was a freaky little movie that I would have enjoyed a lot more if I were surrounded by a horde of people….and puppies….in the daytime.


Halloween Week 2015

I’ve been told lately that my blog is missed.


Between working, teaching, studying, courses, training, living, vacationing, and dealing with the crazies, I haven’t really had much time or desire to post.

But since it’s Halloween week I figured it’s a good time to try and get back into things.  And, since my first Halloween post a few years ago (read it HERE) I’ve kind of continued an annual Halloweeny theme.

A few nights ago I had a course in the City and afterwards we decided to hit up a movie.  All I can say is thank goodness it wasn’t Paranormal Activity!  There’s no effing way I’d be seeing that bullshit (last year I got tricked into seeing one of those Insidious movies and nearly had a meltdown).

We watched The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel.

Via Yahoo

Via Yahoo

Let me just add that it didn’t completely suck.  I mean, Vin Diesel is not the best actor in the world – it’s almost hard to watch him sometimes because he’s got no depth and is so over-the-top monotone, but for what it was the movie was okay.  And it was left wide open for a sequel.

And Michael Caine was in it too, and he’s spunky.

The movie wasn’t really scary but it had some “scary” moments in it.

Via Google The Witch Queen

Via Google
The Witch Queen

The Witch Queen was definitely a sight and if you make direct eye contact with her you might not sleep well at night.

What I didn’t like about this movie – aside from Vin Diesel’s bad acting – is that there wasn’t enough witches.  I mean, it’s called the Last Witch Hunter, so you’d think there’d be a little more Witch Hunting in it (Y’all have seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, right?  Lots of vamps in that!).  So, Mr. Diesel, my suggestion, if you decide to jump on the sequel bandwagon, is to add more witches to your story.  I need some visuals here, please.

I have a small list of scary movies I’d like to watch this Halloween week but some of them are over the top for me to watch because I’m a big baby and get scared easily.  (Hey, fellow asshole, Jaime, you wanna watch some scary movies with me????)  Stay tuned to see what happens.


Almost Famous Redux

Last night I watched an older movie starring Kate Hudson and today it has me thinking of Almost Famous. It’s one of my favorite movies. In fact, it’s probably the only non-Spielberg favorite on my list of favorites. It’s so beautiful and poetic and…sort of tragic. And because I am thinking of Almost Famous I have decided to post a Redux from a few years ago…here ya go:

Click here>>> Almost Famous Redux

One day you'll be cool. Look under your bed, it'll set you free.

One day you’ll be cool. Look under your bed, it’ll set you free.



movie night ticket copy

We’ve been getting tons (and tons and tons and tons!!) of snow here in Nova Scotia. In fact, today is the 3rd day in less than a week that the kids have had school off because of snow days (today is the 2nd consecutive day and my nephews are ecstatic). I wish I had a snow day. I’m exhausted.
But this weekend Blair is on backshifts and in spite of me having a hundred and one things on the go (including taking two additional classes, getting my hair did and doing the Coldest Night of the Year walk for charity) I plan to spend some quality time with Winston and watch a few movies. Whether this happens or not, we’ll see, but it would be nice to at least attempt it.

So….here comes your job. I am keep and open to movie suggestions. PLEASE!
Although I have a few on my list that I’d like to watch (All the President’s Men, The Sugarland Express) and rewatch (The Handmaid’s Tale <ohemgee – WATCH this movie< and A Midsummer's Night's Dream), I would love to hear what y'all think I should watch.

There ya go – snow day homework assigned!


Game Over

Well, I gave you a week to come up with the answers for my movie quote game.  You got some of them.  Now I suppose it’s time to fill you in with the rest.

You guessed correctly:

1) Varsity Blues

3) Gone in 60 Seconds

7) Dazed and Confused

8) Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10) The Cutting Edge



2) Return to Me

Love this movie.  Archie Bunker is in it and he is so good.

Love this movie. Archie Bunker is in it and he is so good.

4) Girl, Interrupted 


5) Heathers



The Original Mean Girls

The Original Mean Girls

6) Kuffs

Oh Christian....

Oh Christian….

9) Clueless 

Ah, where it all began.

Ah, where it all began.

11) School Ties

The origin of the Frat Pack, including Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

The origin of the Frat Pack, including Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

...and where I met my future other husband, Cole Hauser.

…and where I met my future other husband, Cole Hauser.

These are all  good movies – that I have undoubtedly watched over and over…..AND OVER.

You should go check them out.  They’re good movies.  I promise.  I wouldn’t lie to you.


Wanna Play A Game?

After a long week and an exhausting evening at the gym I thought it’d be fun to list a few movie quotes from some of my favorite movies.  Reply in the comments with your answers and the person with the most correct answers WINS (my respect).


1) “Penis Penis Penis. Vagina Vagina Vagina.” 

2) “What was God Thinking?” 

3) “What do you think is more exciting… having sex or boosting cars?” 
4) “Some advice, okay? Just don’t point your fuckin’ finger at crazy people!”
5) “Transfer to Washington. Transfer to Jefferson. No one at Westerberg is going to let you play their reindeer games. ”
6) “I’ve got women to do, places to see!”
7) “I did it when I was a freshman, and you’ll do it when you’re seniors. But you’re doing great. Now fry like bacon, you little freshman piggies. Fry!” 
8) Person 1)” We’re immortal, _____. We can do anything.”   Person 2)” Oh yeah? Clap.” 
9) “What’s with you, kid? You think the death of Sammy Davis left an opening in the Rat Pack?” 
10) “Toepick!”
11) Person 1) “You know something? I’m still gonna get into Harvard. And in 10 years no one will remember any of this. But you’ll still be a goddamn Jew.”  Person 2) “And you’ll still be a prick.”


I'll Be Back
“Hasta la vista, baby.”