May 6, 2014
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.