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A Sistah's Take on Film & Entertainment – October 2021


A Monthly review on all things film,

television, webinars, streaming, music, performing arts and entertainment.



Happy Halloween!



“Happy Halloween”

Wishing everyone a safe, fun, and spooky holiday.

Checkout these family friendly film and music suggestions.


Family Fun Movies


Twitches (2005)


1 hour 27 minutes

Fantasy/Family

TV–PG Rating

Disney Channel, Disney+, Hulu


Director: Stuart Gillard

Starring: Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Tamera Mowry-Housley

Reunited on their 21st birthday, twin sisters (Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry) use their magic powers to save their kingdom from the forces of darkness.








Twitches Too (2007)


1 hour 23 minutes

Family/Teen

TV–PG Rating

Disney Channel, Disney+, Hulu


Director: Stuart Gillard

Starring: Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Tamera Mowry-Housley


Twin sisters and twin witches Alex and Camryn didn't meet until they were 21, but their combined power managed to save their home from the forces of darkness. Since then they have been working together to strengthen their magic powers.




Halloweentown (1998)


1 hour 24 minutes

Family/Fantasy

TV-G Rating

Hulu, Disney Channel, Disney+


Director: Duwayne Dunham

Starring: Debbie Reynolds

Judith Hoag


Marnie and her kids get a big shock when they follow grandma home to Halloweentown - and find out they come from a family of witches. The town is the only place where supernatural beings can lead a `normal' life, but trouble is looming, and on her 13th birthday Marnie not only finds she is a witch, but that she and her family are involved in a fight against the evil that is threatening to take over the world.



HalloweenTown II: Kalabar's Revenge

(2001)


1 hour 21 minutes

Fantasy/Family

TV-PG Rating

Hulu, Disney Channel, Disney+


Director: Mary Lambert

Starring: Debbie Reynolds

Judith Hoag


An angry warlock has stolen a magic spell book and plans to turn everyone into whatever costume they're wearing at midnight on Halloween. It's a race against time to get the book back and save the humans from permanent horror.



HalloweenTown High (2004)


1 hour 22 minutes

Fantasy/Family

TV–G Rating

Disney Channel, Disney+


Director: Mark A. Z. Dippe'

Starring: Debbie Reynolds

Judith Hoag


Marnie organizes a student exchange program between her mortal school and the Halloweentown High. The first students to participate in this program are a witch, a warlock, a troll and an ogre.







Return to HalloweenTown (2006)


1 hour 28 minutes

Comedy/Family

TV-PG Rating

Disney Channel, Disney+, Hulu


Director: David Jackson

Starring: Sara Paxton

Lucas Grabeel


Marnie Piper arrives at the Halloweentown University - known to everyone as Witch U. Her best friend Aneesa is a student there too, and before you can say `abracadabra' the bewitching pair find themselves in magical mischief and mayhem.




Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo! (2020)


1 hour 20 minutes

Comedy/Animation/Adventure

NR Rating

Hulu, Cartoon Network


Director: Maxwell Atoms

Starring: Frank Welker

Matthew Lillard


Scooby and the gang join forces with Bill Nye and Elvira when toxic ooze creates an army of monstrous pumpkins.







The Addams Family (2019)


1 hour 27 minutes

Comedy/Family

PG Rating

Hulu, Paramount+


Directors: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan

Starring: Oscar Issac, Charlize Theron


Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family -- Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma -- are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams' eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood.




Ghostbusters (1984)


1 hour 45 minutes

Comedy/Fantasy/Action

PG Rating

Hulu, Freeform


Director: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd


After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.



The Mask (1994)


1 hour 41 minutes

Comedy

PG–13 Rating

Peacock


Director: Chuck Russell

Starring: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz


When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz). Unfortunately, under the mask's influence, Ipkiss also robs a bank, which angers junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell (Peter Greene), whose goons get blamed for the heist.



Music Videos to Checkout:

Calling All Monsters (2021)


YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify


Artists: Thriii

Featuring: Messenger











Thriller (1982)


YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify


Artists: Michael Jackson













Ghost (1982)


YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify


Artists: Michael Jackson














Halloween Music to Checkout:

Monster Mash (1962)


Apple Music, Spotify


Artist: Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers