Friday, May 22

Syd's summer class: Awesome Movies 201

I've decided that, as well as camps and a summer workbook, Sydney will be better educated in the movies that she really does need to see. We finally watched Monsters, Inc. a few weeks ago, and I have Who Framed Roger Rabbit? on the Netflix queue right now. She's seen the first Star Wars movie, but not The Empire Strikes Back or The Return of the Jedi. These oversights need to be rectified, and this summer, that will happen.
I'm planning to refer to the Entertainment Weekly list from a year ago, "The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13)," as well as delve into my own extensive movie collection.
Atop the list right now, besides those listed above, are: re-viewings of most of the Disney movies, since she hasn't seen them since she was super little; The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, and Singin' in the Rain (which I haven't seen either); E.T., The Goonies, Beetlejuice, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; and finally, everything Harry Potter.
I'd love to sit with her and watch a whole bunch of television shows, too (oh my god, the original Batman television show), but I'm afraid that may fill up our schedule a bit too much.
I just hope that she develops a love for the movies that I've always loved.

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