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They Don’t Make Witch Movies Like They Did in the ‘90s

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Every October, I wrap myself up in a large throw blanket, place some freshly popped popcorn and chocolate chips cookies—give me salty and sweet or nothing—within arm’s reach, and settle in for a binge-watchathon. OK, so it doesn’t sound too different from what I do every other month, but this time of year, I know exactly what I’m looking for: my movie of choice will be Halloween-themed. It’ll involve witches. And there’s a strong possibility that it’ll have been made in the ‘90s.

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Witch movies were at their peak then. They made me want to recite “spells” and make “potions” out of the Bath & Body Works products I brought with me to swim camp. They inspired me to stretch my imagination, to believe in magic.

I can’t be the only one who wished my grandma had a secret to share after watching Halloweentown (was her Brooklyn apartment just a cover?) and there has to me more people who desperately wished they were a twin, or at least felt curious about mirrors thanks to Double, Double, Toil and Trouble. A large part of me still hopes that, one day, I’ll turn a certain age and realize I have powers like Sabrina the Teenage Witch, or at the very least meet a chatty black cat who turns out to be Thackery Binx from Hocus Pocus.

Maybe it was the fact that, for the most part, these characters weren’t considered the “cool kids.” They didn’t fit in and were slightly awkward, and that ended up being what made them so special. As a kid, it was something I could relate to, and even when the witches were “the bad guys” in movies, they had quirky, goofy and redeemable qualities enough so that I was still able to identify with (and hell, even fangirl over) them.

The ‘90s witch films that were “too mature” for me at the time ended up becoming favorites as I got older, too. There was The Craft (oh, hey there, vintage Skeet Ulrich), which taught me too much of a good thing isn’t actually a good thing. Or Practical Magic, which now seems more relevant than ever 20 years later (hell yes to women supporting women and fighting back against abusive men!).

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There were deeper lessons to be learned—about staying true to yourself, about confidence, about overcoming adversity—but there was still a good amount of, well, fun magic stuff mixed in. Plus, a happy ending.

Years later, these movies still bring people so much joy, especially in October. Girls’ nights-in debates, tweets, and Facebook and Instagram posts about them happen so frequently, and are filled with such enthusiasm, you’d think they were released only yesterday. They have yet to feel overplayed or too outdated; they’re festive, without being cheesy, and have a level of spooky that won’t keep you up at night.

There were deeper lessons to be learned, but there was still a good amount of, well, fun magic.

In short: they just don’t make witch movies like they used to. Aside from maaaaybe Harry Potter (and that’s kind of a stretch), it’s hard to think of post-‘90s stuff that falls under the same “fun witch” category.

It’s not just the nostalgia factor I’m missing, either; it’s the hope, the belief that anything is possible—even when nothing seems to be going my way—that those seasonal, non-scary stories delivered.

I promise, I’ve tried giving more recent witch films a chance, but they just don’t inspire me the same way. It turns out indie darling The Witch is pretty terrifying and has a surprise ending that will haunt you, while the witches in 2013’s Beautiful Creatures don’t even want to be called witches (and that one is more of a coming-of-age story, anyway). I’d heard some great things about Stardust, but—surprise, surprise — that story is mostly about a star.

All in all, these witches aren’t ones I’d want to be.

Oh, and don’t even get me started on the witches in 2018’s Suspiria. (Let’s just say if a bunch of witches invite you to a workshop at their modern dance company and one of those witches is Tilda Swinton, stay home.)

All in all, these witches aren’t ones I’d want to be; they’re too serious, and didn’t even use their magic for plain old fun, which is probably the best part about having powers. And at least one of them signed her name in Satan’s book. Satan’s book!

But the lower stakes, aspirational type of magic of the sorts of fictional witches I grew up with is making a comeback. I mean, who doesn’t know at least one person carrying around crystals? You’ve probably saged your apartment at least once. Even Lana del Rey hexed Donald Trump. And the on-screen genre is being reborn, too—this time on TV.

We’ve got the Charmed reboot, which has the winning combination of a tight-knit family, magic spells, and good old fashioned demon fighting. And there’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which despite being significantly darker than the movie and Melissa Joan Hart running around with Britney Spears, is still a story about an outcast who ends up being a badass. Will these shows end up becoming classics like our ’90s favorites? Only time will tell—but maybe I’ll take a trip to Bath & Body Works, just in case.

’90s Witch Movies

Halloweentown (1998)

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Preteens Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown) and Dylan (Joey Zimmerman) and their little sister Sophie (Emily Roeske) follow their grandmother Aggie (Debbie Reynolds), who is secretly a witch (!!!!) to the magical Halloweentown, where citizens are mysteriously disappearing.

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen star as two little girls who have to save their Great-Aunt Sophia (Cloris Leachman) from a witch’s curse.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Three witches called the Sanderson sisters (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) wreak havoc in Salem after they’re accidentally resurrected by a teenage boy.

The Craft (1996)

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Troubled teen Sarah (Robin Tunney) starts class at a new high school and joins a coven of fellow outcasts and witches (Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True).

Practical Magic (1998)

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Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock star as two sister witches who were raised by their aunts, also witches. Their family is cursed: The men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death.

The Witches (1990)

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Based on the Roald Dahl novel, the Witches features Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch. She invests a potion that turns children into mice—much to the dismay of eight-year-old Luke (Jasen Fisher).

Casper Meets Wendy (1998)

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Ten-year-old Hilary Duff stars as Wendy the Little Good Witch, a powerful child who befriends Casper the Friendly Ghost.

A Simple Wish (1997)

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Mara Wilson (you know, Matilda) plays a little girl named Annabel, is granted one wish by a fairy godmother (Martin Short). She wishes that her father would win the lead role in a Broadway musical—but evil witch Claudia (Kathleen Turner) is about to wreak havoc.

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Close Enough Release Date, Cast, Plot And Updates About Upcoming Season

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Close Enough is an American adult sitcom that is directed and developed by J. G. Quintel for HBO Max. J. Q. Quintel was the major part of this sitcom who is also the executive producer and producer is Ryan Slater. Cartoon Network Studious and Studio T is the production companies of this sitcom.

This is related to the Regular show and it was distributed by WarnerMedia Entertainment.  It has single season and 8 episodes with 15 segments, its running time is up to 22-24 minutes.

Close Enough Release Date

Close enough series was announced in May 2017 and was originally air on TBS.  And again on October 29, 2019 it was announced to make it released on HBO Max, then second half of the third episode was premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival which is on 15th June 2020.  It was originally released on 9th July 2020.  They have launched first eight episodes of the series and the final two episodes have yet to be released.

Close Enough Cast

Main characters of this series was J. G. Quintel who is an American animator, voice actor, TV writer, Producer and director best known as the creator of Cartoon Networks, he plays his role as Joshua “Josh”, Gabrielle Walsh as Emily Ramirez, Jessica DiCicco as Candice Ramirez Singleton, Jason Mantzoukas as Alex Dorpenberger,  Kimiko Glenn as Bridgette, Danielle Brooks as Pearle Watson and James Adomian.

And there are two recurring characters, John Early as Timothy Brice Campbell and Fred Stoller as Mr. Salt who is Emily’s boss.  Additional voices, guest stars are also included.  Many of them working hard for make their fans satisfied.

Plot Of The Show

In this series a comedic couple trying to face various challenges in the daily lives where they trying to solve those challenges from 20s to 30s.  They live with their five year old daughter and their divorced friends who live with them in a Los Angeles.  And this beautiful series starts with a wonderful story content which is loved by teen.

Conclusion

This animated series receives positive reviews among their fans.  Close enough is now streaming in Amazon prime video so let us watch it for good experience.

I hope fans are satisfied about this information and stay tuned for more updates.

 

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Jennifer Lopez Had A Little Dance Party With Her Family And Fiance Alex Rodriguez! Check out the latest video.

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While most of the celebs are all in quarantine mode with the while family locked down to avoid contracting the deadly disease, these families are spending quality family time during this lockdown.

Jennifer Lopez Had A Little Party In The Basement With Her Family And The Video Is Adorable! Have a Look.

Jennifer Lopez and fiance Alex Rodriguez also seem to be utilizing Al this extra time with all the little ones and it is loads of fun indeed. The iconic pop star uploaded is an adorable video on her Instagram account where we saw Alex and all the children are having a dance party with all the songs from the 90s blasting in the background. Take a look at the adorable video of the family dancing and jumping around.

A rather hilarious moment happened when the popular song by Ludacris’ Move B came into the play and the Hustlers star shoved her daughter out of the video for a while to align with the lyrics herself! However, Lopez was soon knocked out of the frame and the other children laughed.

Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Had To Postpone Their Wedding Plans.

The pair were planning to get married in a beautiful wedding ceremony in Italy. However, considering the ongoing pandemic attack all around the world, they have kept the wedding date on hold it is perfectly safe out there.

After Alex Rodriguez popped the question in a beautiful way ever, the pair was soon trying to set a date amidst their busy schedule. However , while the couple were really looking forward for the wedding but it seems like the fairytale can wait a while and can be lived once the Coronavirus terror goes away.

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little things season 4; introduction; interesting facts; cast and characters; trailer;

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Little things season 4; introduction

The series little things is one of the famous Indian television series and was created by Dhruv Sehgal. This series is one of the teen series and was loved by so many teenagers. Prateek had composed the music of this series, and there were already three seasons in this series, and the series consists of approximately 21 episodes. Fans are eagerly waiting to watch this series as it was one of the popular web TV series. There were three executive producers for this series Aditi Shrivastava, Anirudh Pandita, Ashwin Suresh. The cinematography of this series was done excellently, and Aniruddha patankar did it.

Little things season 4; interesting facts;

There were so many interesting facts about this series, and there were also so many marvelous episodes. some of the fabulous adventures are “FOMO”, “have a nice day”, “good night”, “thank you”, here we go”, “milk cake”, “ back seat”, “cheating our haathi”, “Mumbai darshan”, “bed & breakfast”, “where are we?”, “migration”, “today of all days”, “rectangles”, “senior citizens”, “vertical housing”, “jet lag”, “the sum of our past” , “migration ll”, etc..

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Little things season 4; Cast and characters;

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I hope the above characters will be back in this series. Let us wait for some new roles for this series.

Little things season 4; Release date;

There is no exact release date for this series, and I hope the release date will be confirmed after the lockdown situation. Stay calm, wait, and watch this series.

Little things season 4; trailer;

There was no notable trailer for this series, and the trailer for this series will be released soon by the production team. I can safely say the container will be in comedy. Let us wait for the official trailer.

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