Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
This older movie to me is definitely still a classic and that’s "Adventures in Babysitting". Getting stood up by her date, Chris decides to take a babysitting job. I mean its easy money, but once her friend calls begging her to rescue her from the bus station in downtown Chicago, the night ends up taking an interesting and adventurous turn. I mean she can’t leave the kids behind, so taking them with her she goes to save her stranded friend. Does it go smoothly? Well it’s a comedy so that’s very doubtful but if you haven’t seen this movie that time forgot then I highly suggest you rectify that as soon as possible.
Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
You know, when you hit a certain age and hear that a movie or CD is having an anniversary it makes you feel older than you already do. So it's best to avoid all that stuff. Then you have me. I have to write these articles and anniversary ones are always a good for reflection and looking back on these movies. So basically I just torture myself for your entertainment.
Today's reflection is “Adventures in Babysitting”. It has the distinction of being the first appearance on the big screen of Marvel’s Thor. Well, kinda. You have to watch it to understand that reference. It starts off the same way most of these comedies do. A girl gets roped into babysitting when her other plans fall through. Of course, that's just the beginning. One disaster after another follows them into the city for a night they will definitely never forget. Did you think they’d spend all evening in the house watching television? That wouldn’t be much of a movie, now would it?
On one hand this could be the worst babysitter in the world, getting them into so much danger. Or she could be the best babysitter in the world because they managed to live through it all and tell the tale. The only way to find out is watch for yourself and decide.
Melanie - If you don't know who that is we can't help you lol
Adventures in Babysitting (or if you lived in England and saw it on TV "A Night on the Town" which I actually recorded thinking it was a new movie - but it was in fact Adventures in Babysitting that I had already seen - as inexplicably the VHS version kept the original title which made WAY more sense....) was one of my favorite movies back in the day, and it's still a fun watch even now! (Currently streaming on Disney+ in the US at the time of writing). Dave actually stole my fun fact about Thor making his big screen appearance so here's a pic of that - and then some more background because I can lol.
Played by Vincent D'Onofrio his character was actually originally going to be He Man, because the daughter Sara was obsessed with He Man and She Ra (which actually makes a lot of sense when you think this was 1987). That all went by the way side as the director had no idea who those characters was but loved Marvel, and so had Sara obsessed with Thor instead. At the time I never really thought much of it (I mean I was English so a lot of references went over my head then), but looking back that had to be an obscure choice. With the MCU in full swing now everybody would almost expect it, but then? It does make for a fun article now though right?
Check out the trailer if you haven't seen it (or if you just want a reminder how old you are), and then scroll down to check out the giveaway!
The Pineapple Word for this article is Thor
And now for the giveaway .....
Melanie's Muses will be giving away an "Adventures In Babysitting" Prize Pack featuring DVD sent in by Dave, Pink Choker sent in by Jenn, and then the other random stuff pictured from Melanie's Muses Prize Hoard!
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