KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Monday, August 19, 2013

POP WiTCH : 10 Movie Rentals For A Kickass Summer Film Fest At Home



I saw my first falling leaf of the season yesterday. It got me feeling wistful about the end of Summer 2013 (which has been mysteriously cool)....

Summer is a slow time of year for many businesses & it can get expensive for parents trying to keep bored kids entertained or for anyone who likes to travel, so money can start to get tight toward the end of August.

Still- we've got a bit of time on our hands before Autumn arrives, bringing with it the hustle & bustle of Back To School and a more regular schedule, so it's nice to be able to squeeze in one last (& affordable) hoorah before getting back down to business.

Pool parties & barbeques are the obvious choices for this, but, seeing as summer is the season of festivals, I think it'd be fun & a little bit different to host your own film fest at home!

BONUS POiNTS if you have the means & inclination to set up an outdoor theater...

Movies are magickal. They can transport you to another place & time, evoke a whole range of emotions and even inspire change. Sometimes they're just good for a laugh, which is, in & of itself, a glorious piece of magick, especially when shared with a friend.

Here are my picks for 10 Movie Rentals For A Kickass Summer Film Fest At Home :

1. Stealing Beauty : Absolutely captivating. Makes me want to run away to Tuscany!

2. Valley Girl : Nicholas Cage was hot once upon a time. I swear... it's like totally radical.

3. Adventureland : Quirky & awkward, but funny. A lot like life!

4. Dirty Dancing : I had the time of my life...

5. Point Break : Love that a woman directed this action-packed flick. Anthony Kiedis makes a convincing badass & Keanu Reeves is just too beautiful for words.

6. The Love Letter : Cute & whimsical. Charmingly simple.

7. Dazed And Confused : High school nostalgia. Funny and right on!

8. Summer Rental : I LOVE John Candy, because he's AWESOME. This movie is wall to wall laughs. Never gets old...

9. Mystic Pizza : Pre-Pretty Woman Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Annabeth Gish & plenty of small-town romance.

10. European Vacation : Look, kids! Big Ben! Parliment! LOLs.



"You know what your problem is? It's that you haven't seen enough movies. All of life's riddles are answered in the movies." -Steve Martin (Grand Canyon)


  1. Love these! Dazed and Confused especially... 'check you later duddde."
    The park behind our house has a billboard and ampitheater seating for outdoor movies, however they never did play one this summer... 'it'd be cooler if they did.' (Dazed!!!!)
    Love this Jo!

    1. LOL... It'd be cooler if they did! Definitely... we have an old Hollywood cemetery here that plays movies outside sometimes. It's quite the scene! :O)

  2. Yesssssss. You know my feelings on The Love Letter. Kate Capshaw is stunning in that movie and that blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene of the dude in the rowboat wearing a yellow slicker singing "I love Loblolly" makes me feel warm and gooey.

    Amen to Stealing Beauty! A diamond in the rough that not enough people know about. I've seen it a thousand times and I never stop feeling like I need to drop what I'm doing and move to the hills of Tuscany to smoke weed and pontificate on meaningless things when I see it. That pool? Ahhhhhh... Another random note about my love for that movie is that I searched high and low 10 years ago for a wire wrapped ring like the one Miranda was wearing in the topless pool scene, the one she "designed". Obsessed.

    Great list my friend!

    1. LOL... I love that pool too! "Quiet as a tomb..." And YES- I know how you feel about The Love Letter. I put that one in just for YOU!!! -xo

  3. How did I miss this post? Great choices, fab idea! I wish I had a way of setting up an outdoor theatre in my backyard as it would be perfect for it... will have to contemplate, maybe next summer it would be a fun thing to do with my daughter & her friends, or just a fun family night. One more suggestion. "Serendipity" (of course, coming from one who's life has been ruled by it!) I think you'd really love it if you haven't already seen it. Sadly it sort of got lost when released as it was released the week 9/11 happened, but its such a lovely little film filled with fun! Plus I love John Cusack! XXX Jet PS yes Nicholas Cage was hot once, I met him when he was just starting out in a very serendipitous way! (Told you, everything interesting in my life is owed to serendipity!) He was also very sweet & quite shy, but he was quite young & celebrity hadn't happened yet.

    1. Pre-fame Nic Cage! Now that is an excellent run in. I don't think I've seen Serendipity, but I'll definitely keep an eye out or it now. THANKS :O)

    2. Well they say if you stay in one spot in NY you will pretty much run into anyone and everyone! While I've always been on the go, I've been lucky to have many fun experiences that continue to this day (: I think you'll like it, there is even a funny little "new age" twist in there with Molly Shannon, and Kate Beckinsale does a great job in the film too. Fun film! XXX Jet