Movie Night Magic and Mystery Tour!


Joanna lives in Chicago with her husband, two cats, and extensive book collection. She spends her time alternately between various creative artistic pursuits and has a passion for wildlife and conservation. She still hasn’t decided what she’s going to be when she grows up, though she suspects she will probably be herself. Her debut novel, THREADWALKERS, will be released in October 2017 by 50/50 Press. You can find her other ramblings at or by following her on twitter @joannavolavka which is mostly cat photos and retweets of the geek culture variety. Ask her about: movie activities, IGGPPCamp, House Organa, +5 Charisma, whimsical weirdness, nitwit oddment blubber tweak. Need to get in touch? Email

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  • KCK

    ANY AND ALL. I’d love to watch Josie and the Pussycats again, but Mystery Men is so great.

    • It really is, and SO under-appreciated!

  • Amy

    The Fifth Element I have so much love for that movie that it’s a little embarrassing. But I quote it all the time!

    • I haven’t actually seen that one, but lots of people love it. I should probably give it a whirl. ^_^

  • apockylypse

    Any movie starring Simon Pegg is fair game in our house!

    But if we include classic B movies, I have to say one of my personal favorites is Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space.

    • Ooooh, I’ll have to go look for that one. B movies are SO much fun!

  • Oh my, I haven’t watched Josie + the Pussycats in so long, and somewhere among my CDs I used to have the soundtrack. I hope I haven’t lost it, because there’s some good stuff on there. Now I wish it was streaming on Netflix because I want to watch it.

    As for movies, definitely Hocus Pocus + Tank Girl. I can quote the daylights out of those two.

    • YES to Hocus Pocus! I watch that every October.

  • I freaking LOVE Josie and the Pussycats. It’s one of my favorite movies ever. For my high school bestie’s Junior year student council speech, we rewrote “3 Small Words” and performed as a band. And I think I still have Josie and the Pussycats brand ears somewhere…

    • And this is why I like you so much. ^_^

  • KCK

    I have a ton of laughably bad movies I could stream!

    • Laughably bad is the name of the game sometimes. ^_^

  • Josie! I loved that movie! I sang those songs until everyone around me was sick of them. Although whether it was the songs or my voice… I don’t really know. lol

    Clue! This was a great movie. I actually only just watched it recently for the first time. I have no idea what took me so long. And also on that list is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This movie was so bad and yet so good! Always good for a laugh.

  • Mystery Men is one of my favorite movies ^^

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is hilarious too (the French version is deliciously awful !)…

    And you have to watch La Cité de la Peur (Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy), it’s really THE French quotable movie 🙂

  • I’ve actually never seen Josie and the Pussycats. I watched the cartoon sometimes as a kid though…. I need to watch!

  • Christina

    I love Josie! I own the soundtrack.. A quotable favorite of ours is Super Troopers.
    We watched Mystery Men with our 5yr old and he loved “the spleen”.

  • alkalinekiwi

    Yes… I love Josie and the Pussycats. I really need to watch the other two movies you mentioned.

  • SydneynotAustralia

    If you’d like a truly awful movie, I’d recommend the 1978 terror that is Starcrash…. it has David Hasselhoff and counting issues and lava lamp-based special effects… So if you’re looking for a movie to make fun and quote too, that’s my input!

    • That sounds kind of amazing….

  • Josie and the Pussycats is one of my favourite movies!! I love it! And the soundtrack is amazing and I still put it on from time to time <3

  • All the Josie-love is making me happy! ^_^ I definitely still listen to the soundtrack, too, especially when I’m alone in my car…

  • I have so many go to quotable movies. Some of my favs are Romy and Michelle’s Highschool Reunion, Tank Girl, Clueless, Dazed and Confused, Biodome, Blues Brothers, Holy Grail…you get the picture!

    I know I’ve seen Josie & The Pussycats, but I don’t remember that much about it :/ maybe I should revisit it!

    • I can’t believe I forgot to say The Princess Bride. Oh, and Get Over It (because: Little Steve. Also Sisqo)

      • “Bye bye, boys, have fun storming the castle!”

      • chachiachoo

        GET OVER IT!!!! I freaking love that movie. I actually bought it twice, bc I lent it to someone who lost it. 🙁

  • Elizabeth

    Some of my favorites that are definitely not award show worthy(but amazing anyways) are all the Jurassic Park movies(yes. all of them.), The Craft, Big Trouble in Little China, Labyrinth, The Goonies….and many more. Cheesy movies are always the best. I feel like the 80s/90s did them the best.

  • Michelle Erika

    Josie and the Pussycats is SOOOOOO win. 3 Small Words, Spin Around, Come On, and I Wish You Well are all killer, but I think Du Jour’s Backdoor Lover takes the soundtrack cake.
    Best lines: “Du Jour means friendship” “Du Jour means teamwork” “Du Jour means hygiene” “Du Jour means crash positions”
    Also, after the scene in the subliminal messages HQ, I kept thinking ‘Can’t Hardly Wait really *was* an underrated movie!’