Milk and Cookies and an Instant Movie Instant Movie: ‘Beetlejuice' (1988) Myrna Valadez

Growing up on television is an amazing thing. I have early and fond memories of films, some very dear to me like this week’s Instant Movie pick: Beetlejuice. Yes, I was exposed to Tim Burton at a very early age (explains a lot?) and I’m proud to say I’ve been a fan ever since. Between Beetlejuice and Pee Wee Herman, I was practically raised by Time Burton! I know I can’t be the only person who loves Beetlejuice, so join me tonight for a screening of Tim Burton’s finest work. Expect to find the unexpected and then some:

  1. I went through a goth phase. There, I said it – so I can relate to Lydia (Winona Ryder) and I sorta thought she was cool. Come forward if YOU were goth, too!
  2. The dance scenes AND the music! All I have to say is… DAY-O.
  3. Treat yourself to a film with an endless amount of imagination; it’s nice to escape reality and walk alongside ghouls and goblins.
  4. Frankly, we don’t see enough of Geena Davis anymore but she’ll always be just a play button away. Do it for Geena!
  5. And lastly, a rather young and handsome Alec Baldwin. He’s always been great.

Be ready to enter the land of the unknown. Make sure you bring a pillow and blanket. Milk and cookies wouldn’t hurt, either, because you’ll want to be comfortable when you enter the land of the dead once you say his name three times.

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  1. i saw this over the weekend it’s one of my faves.

    Anonymous | 2/08/2012 02:02 pm
  2. I have told my husband (and multiple other people in my life) that I specifically credit Beetlejuice for a lot of my personality. I saw this movie very young and absolutely fell in love with the weirdness of this film.. and the rest is history..

  3. I did the goth thing, I’m still referred to as “The little Goth Girl” whenever I talk to my old high school buddies. I did goth in the best of taste:) Now I’ve settled into my own matured style, I alternate reading comic books and vogue:)

  4. Shake señora. I have the DVD. Love Tim Burton and Winona (and Geena). Beetlejuice was a bit grouse though. And the guy with the tiny head was so cool!

  5. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetle… Ok, I’m not that crazy, but I love this movie :)

  6. Love! Beetlejuice, Addams Family, Labyrinth and Legend (Featuring an adolescent and pre-couch jumping Tom Cruise) were a huge part of my childhood… (explains a lot, indeed).. and yes, I had a goth phase.. strangely enough no pictures remain.. lol

  7. I LOVE Beetlejuice! I wanted to change my name to Lydia when I was a kid :) I had the gameboy game and a board game type thing too.