oh_deanna: (audrey hepburn // really?)
I went out for coffee this afternoon with Emma and Abbey, during which we had a thrilling discussion about piercings in people's nether regions. We all agreed that it squicked us, but you know, to each their own. Anyway, this movie is a classic. I've read in places that it's not supposed to be one of Jerry Lewis's best movies (actually, while hunting for reviews I came across a rather scathing one that made me really sad) but I love it.

#23. The Ladies Man (1961)

"Herbert. Herbert H. Heebert is my name."
"Oh. Herbert... H... Heebert. Uh, what's the 'H' stand for?"
"No, no I mean the other the H."
"No that's the same like the other part."
"Your name is Herbert Herbert? Oh. How in the world did that happen?"
"Oh, they think it started many years ago as a child. I was very stubborn, my mother used to yell outta the window, 'Herbert, HERBERT,' I never answered the first time so it stuck with me. Herbert Herbert Heebert. I got a pair of Herberts in front of my Heebert."

SYNOPSIS: Move over, Don Juan and Casanova - you've got competition from none other than Herbert H. Heebert. After being jilted by his gal, a depressed Herbert swears of romantic entanglements and is determined to live his life as a confirmed bachelor. However, he then finds employment at a Hollywood boardinghouse for women - and the female residents go wild over the newly hired help! And that's when the hapless Herbert graduates from being a simple handyman to becoming The Ladies Man!

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: Every single time I would go and visit my grandparents, they would put this movie on for me. Even when i was living with them for awhile, they would let me watch this every single fricking night. God bless, they must have been so frustrated with me by the time I left! I LOVE Jerry Lewis. I grew up watching him and Dean Martin (as well as Abbott and Costello), and I have so many good memories of sitting in my pyjamas before bed, watching this movie and giggling like crazy. There are so many jokes and gags from this movie that my family and I still joke about with this day - the whole "Baby" gag, and the Herbert H. Heebert joke, and especially the bit where he gets his hand stuck on the toaster. I have so much love for this movie. Definitely in my top ten (and I think I need to start keeping track of my top ten, because at the rate I'm going I'll have twenty movies in there!
oh_deanna: (mine // gaga approves)
As an early mother's day present, I surprised my Ma and took her to see her favourite Disney movie (also the first movie she ever saw in the cinema, over 41 years ago!), Lady and the Tramp (which I also love, though it's not on this list). We had such a good time, she spent the whole morning trying to guess what we were going to do, and she didn't figure out what movie it was until about five minutes before she started. I've been keeping this secret for a month! Clever me. I was feeling sick this morning, but we had such a good day that I'm totally energised now and reading to talk about movie no. 9 - Jawbreaker, a late 90s classic.

#9. Jawbreaker (1999)

"I killed Liz. I killed the teen dream. Deal with it."

SYNOPSIS: In what was meant as a harmless birthday prank, three of Reagan High School's most popular girls, Julie, Foxy, and Courtney pretend to kidnap their friend, the latter shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl accidently swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. The cool and calculating Courtney tries to cover the crime but is found out by school geek Fern Mayo. In return for her silence, Courtney transforms the gawky Fern into the stylishly beautiful Vylette, leaving the conscience-stricken Julie out in the cold, threatening to set her up for the girl's murder if she breaks her silence.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is a really awesome movie that I watched for the first time when I was in high school. Not only did I think it was awesome and totally cool, but it also introduced me to one of my favourite bands - Veruca Salt (the movie opens with the song Volcano Girls, which I highly recommend you check out). Actually, the whole soundtrack is awesome - quintessential nineties. The movie itself it like every bitchy high school movie combined into one big epic flick; it doesn't take itself too seriously and that's why it works. Rose McGowan (second movie in a row with her in it!) is totally awesome as the crazy beautiful Courtney, and I've always loved Fern's transition into the bitchy Vylette, and the moment that Courtney realises how much her 'plan' has fallen through. Also Marilyn Manson is in it (albeit briefly, but still!).
oh_deanna: (creepy // stag)
Over in [livejournal.com profile] ontdcreepy, [livejournal.com profile] moonspell  made a post about the Dogtown Werewolf. It got me really interested because my family is Mauritian and I grew up hearing stories about things like that. I mentioned this in a comments, and a couple of creepies asked me to ask my Grandmere more about it. So I did. I actually went and filmed it, because I knew I wouldn't remember everything she told me. Below the cut is a transcript of part of the video. English isn't my Grandmere's first language, so sorry if it gets a bit confusing. She also said if anyone has any questions or wants to know more, to ask me and she'll answer them if she can :)

(just a note - the French term for a werwolf is "loup-garou". Mauritian Creole is basically a simpler version of French. Most of the words are spelled phonetically - so "loup-garou" becomes "lou-garrou")

grandmere talks about the lou-garrou's )


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