$5 Movies!

May 6, 2014



I love love love the $5 movie section at Target! (or the grocery store!) I've realized that it was past time to get a few movies in the house that were reflective of J's 'bigger kid' status. Most everything we watch, movie or otherwise, comes from Netflix or Amazon or the library, but it's nice to have a few things that we actually own, to tote around to grandma's house or just to have as a great favorite.

In our house, 'Matilda' is a great favorite. That's one of the few Roald Dahl books that we haven't together read yet, but last year when Julia was 7, we watched the movie, and the dark DARK humor greatly appealed to her. (I saw it when it came out in the theaters, originally) Be warned.....there is a very fearsome principal, who terrorizes the kids at the school Matilda attends. So if a scary looking lady who yells all the time and like to swing children around by their braids sounds a bit too intense for your kidlings, well yes, there is a lot of attempted child endangerment going on. It's all pretty standard for Roald Dahl material.

But seriously, it's one of Julia's favorite movies, she thinks it's SO hilarious! I think it's amazingly well done, and so so funny. Everyone is cast to perfection. Matilda's parents are marginally better than the principal, but only marginally.

I also picked up 'Muppets in Space', which I've never seen and neither had Julia. I'm not sure how this one passed me by? I'm usually up on my Muppet material! So I can't endorse it one way or the other, except to say DUH MUPPETS, and GONZO IN A SPACE SUIT. Sold! I hope Pigs in Space are in it!

So these are the new flicks that came to live at our house. Taking residence next to 'Beethoven', which broke because Julia watched it so much.




12 comments:

  1. Matilda is a huge favorite in our family too. One year I too a to die for chocolate cake to Christmas and all our older nieces and nephews decided it looked like the Trunchbull's chocolate cake. We had such a funny conversation about the movie. Its a movie/book that spans generations and you HAVE to read it with Julia SOON!!!!

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    1. ha ha ha! you know, I could eat a lot of chocolate cake. that cake scene is so epic. I've realized that I've read the book, but J hasn't. Doesn't the kid puke all over the place in the book after all the cake? Or am I making that up? Clearly we need to be reading this as our next read-a-loud. And watch the movie again. Remember sweet little Lavender? Love her!!!

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  2. We have a few deals like that around here too, although I'm usually getting movies off of Amazon, because the ones we want are more obscure. :) For Easter, I purchased this one for the kids... http://www.amazon.com/Paddington-Bear-Complete-Classic-Series/dp/B004HI79LY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1399397314&sr=8-6&keywords=paddington+bear
    We had just finished the first Paddington book so it seemed like a fun idea! :) Now we just have to make some tea and marmalade sandwiches some afternoon! :D

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  3. Lol, Muppets in Space forever changed the song "Brick House" in my mind ;) enjoy your movies! I love a $5 movie deal! :D

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    1. well now I really MUST see it!!! ha ha ha

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  4. FAB fab. Sounds like I need a trip to that bin.

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  5. We love Matilda! It disappeared from Netflix for a while, so we made sure someone got the DVD for her birthday, along with the book. We did the same with Muppets in Space. We had it saved on the DVR for a year or two, before we got rid of cable. It was also on Netflix for a while, but went away when they discontinued their deal with Starz. Someone got the DVD for Christmas that year... (used, which is a whole different kind of bargain). ;)

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    1. tricky biz, navigating the post-cable world to find movies!!!! i'm a big believer in the library, but sometimes those videos are so old, they just don't work at all.

      Julia and I watched 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' so many times on Amazon that I finally just bought a copy :)

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  6. Matilda scared my kids LOL The book is so sad. Not the crying boohoo sad but a deep sadness that lingers. I do love the $5 movie section at Target too. Guilty of buying way too often there!

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    1. did the book scare them, or the movie? I can see the movie being a bit too dark for some. Did you find it sad? I love the ending! Everyone gets what they deserve, more or less! Matilda and Miss Honey find happiness! The parents leave her in peace! And Miss Trunchbull gets her just desserts. I have a twisted black soul :), so I find anything Roald Dahl endlessly entertaining......I do think it's a bit of an 'awww' moment when Matilda's mom tells her, "oh Matilda....I just never could understand you, my only daughter!" but then is like, ok where do i sign to get rid of you.....HA HA HA! yes, these things appeal to me.....:)

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    2. The ending was good indeed. But the whole book was sad to me. The boys were afraid of the movie! They didn't read the book. Don't think they want to. Now that they are older, I wonder if they would like the movie. Have not tried letting them watch. Not sure they even want to sit through the first 5 minutes as they are more interested in action movies nowadays.

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