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Tag Archives: Hocus Pocus (1993 film)
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Los Angeles Times
Bette Midler’s in love with ‘Hocus Pocus’ all over again
By CHRISTIE D’ZURILLA
Oct. 31, 2018
Bette Midler gave herself an early Halloween treat this year: She rewatched “Hocus Pocus,” the kid-oriented dark comedy and cult classic that just turned 25 and starred the Divine Miss M as the leader of a trio of witches.
“The first time I watched it I was only watching myself. But this time I saw everybody,” she told People on Monday night at her annual Hulaween party in New York City, where the theme was “Hulaween in the Cosmos.”
“And I tell ya, those girls in the back — they were going full blast! They were giving me a run for my money. The kids were great, everybody was great!
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Fans Have Voted! The Top 10 Witch Stories That Should Become Broadway Musicals
by Broadway.com Staff
Oct 29, 2018
As All Hallows Eve draws near, so too does the 15th Anniversary of Wicked. On October 30, the hit musical about the untold story of the witches of Oz will celebrate 15 years on Broadway. To commemorate both witchy occasions, Broadway.com asked fans to rank which witch story they want to see become a Broadway musical. See how your favorite stacked up in the full list here, and check out the top 10 below.
10. American Horror Story: Coven
9. The Witches
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Bette Midler Announces She’s Joining the Hocus Pocus Reunion Special
October 18, 2018
Something wicked this way comes — and we couldn’t be more excited!
Almost a month after Freeform first announced its Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary special, original star Bette Midler finally confirmed that she’d be joining in on the fun.
“Wait, wait a minute,” Midler, 72, said in a video posted on Freeform’s YouTube page, while assuming the voice of her Hocus Pocus character Winifred Sanderson.
“What’s a Sanderson sister celebration without Winifred?” she asked with a smile.
The video confirmed that she would be joining fellow stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Thora Birch in the special, which will air Oct. 20 as part of Freeform’s 31 of Nights of Halloween lineup.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Hocus Pocus: 61 Things I Can’t Help But Point Out
October 13, 2018, at 3:12 p.m.
1. Why does the movie start with Superman flying over a lake?
2. Man, I hope this guy finds Emily.
3. This movie isn’t scary, right? I mean, it’s Disney so….then again, Disney movies can be scary. The Hunchback of Notre Dame was TERRIFYING. Ugh, this better not be scary.
4. Who just lets their kids sprint through the woods?
5. And what kind of dumb kid would follow a stranger into a house in said woods?
6. TBH, this house looks like it’d be great to throw a frat party in.
7. Haha, me every day:
8. What’s with people in the 1600s and ill-fitting white garments?
Monday, October 15, 2018
Hocus Pocus – Bette Midler – BOOOOOOOK!!!!!! – 1993
In July 2014, it was announced that Disney was developing a supernatural-themed film about witches and that Tina Fey was on board as a producer and star. However, Deadline debunked rumors that the film was a sequel to Hocus Pocus. In November 2014, Bette Midler said in an interview that she was ready and willing to return for a sequel. She also said her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy were interested in reprising the roles of the Sanderson sisters as well but stressed that Disney had yet to greenlight any sequel. In November 2015, Midler stated in a Facebook Q&A that “after all these years and all the fan demand, I do believe I can stand and firmly say an unequivocal no” in response to a question about a sequel.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Bette Midler’s Winnie Sanderson Costume From “Hocus Pocus” Available At Amazon
October 5, 2018
Bow down to Bette Midler’s greatest role (Beaches is a close second) and set your sights on being everyone’s favorite Sanderson sister this year. From the wig to the dress, you’ll surely “put a spell” on everyone around you (mostly because they’ll be spellbindingly jealous they didn’t think of it first).
Thursday, October 4, 2018