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A discussion I find I get into a lot with people is how my childhood was supposedly robbed by the fact that my father never really was big on letting us see films/tv shows. I watched a lot Veggie Tales, Tales of Odyssey, McGee and Me (look them up, all 90’s Christian films…OMG don’t forget Bible Man!) Current films (or current films then, 80s-90s) were too full of sex and violence for my funadmentalist father. And sometimes he was right. Sometimes the church got a little crazy, it took me a while to start reading Harry Potter because of the wizardry (read satanism) and Darkwing Duck was too scary. My mother and I cheated every once in a while, we both read The DaVinci Code because of all the fuss about it. My father refused to however.

But the outcome is that at the age of 25 though I only just last The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus (Halloween is evil), films that my peers quote and get nostalgic over and there are tons more I have yet to see. Although watching them now won’t give me those fuzzy feelings of childhood memories, at least I will understand the jokes!
So my boyfriend and I started to write a list of all the movies I need to watch. Currently the list includes such things as The Goonies, Ghostbusters, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among others. But I need your help? What other movies should I have seen as a kid that I must watch now? (Perhaps even while drinking since I can do that now too 😉 ) I don’t know how often I’ll be able to watch them at the moment since I am finishing up my thesis but soon I will be free of that! I’m planning to write a review of each movie. What it’s like to be watching this movie for the first time as an adult? What would my fundamentalist father or little innocent me would have thought about it at the time? And lots of other fun things I’m sure.
So please! Fill out this three question Google form and let me know your favorite childhood/teenage year movie and if I haven’t seen I’ll put it on my list!
 
 
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