Movies blog postings

Movies Postings

Earliest: November 20, 2003Latest: October 16, 2015Total: 14

November 26, 2003

Haunted Mansion Movie

I saw the Haunted Mansion Movie tonight and thought it was a pretty good movie. I am a little suprise that the movie got a PG rating, since there were a couple of scary scenes. You have to love the first three words of the movie!

I did notice three haunted mansion icons that were not shown in the movie:

  • The Stretching Room Gallery
  • The Caretaker with the dog outside the cemetary
  • Little Leota (Who encorages guests to come back)
Other than that its definitely a movie worth seeing. The theater wasn't crouded since it was the day before Thanksgiving and I saw the 9:40pm showing. Which was intentional since there would be fewer children and its always best to visit the Haunted Mansion at night.

As for the sound track, you only here some of the music. Probably not worth buying the album.

November 25, 2003

Haunted Mansion CD

I have played the Haunted Mansion sountrack on my commute home last night and this morning and found it to be a pretty good album. The only songs that I liked is 'Man With The Hex' by the Atomic Fireballs and 'Somebody's Watching Me' by Morris Day. The only stupid song is the 24 seconds 'So Long' song by the Singing Busts. I guess that the 'So Long' song occurs at the end of the movie or at the end of the credits.

This is the fifth movie soundtrack that I have purchased, the other soundtracks in my collection:

  • Dirty Dancing
  • Good Morning Vietnam
  • Man on the Moon
  • Back to the Future II
The only reason why I bought the 'Man on the Moon' soundtrack was because that was the only way to get REM 'Man on the Moon' song. It appears that a lot of people did this since you can now buy a used copy on Amazon for only $1.69. The shipping cost exceeds the value of the CD!

November 24, 2003

Haunted Mansion CD

Breaking News: I just purchase the Haunted Mansion CD at Walmart in Chelmsford Massachusetts this morning. The CD isn't suppose to come out till tomorrow!

Walmart is selling the CD for $14.88, cheaper than Amazon and no shipping costs! So not only does Walmart get you the CD earlier it also is cheaper! (Yes, you still have to pay the 5% sales tax)

I just encoded it to my iPod, which is almost two years old, so I'll be able to hear the entire CD on my commute home.

November 20, 2003

Haunted Mansion Movie

Next week the Haunted Mansion Movie will hit the theaters. Based on the previews it looks like Disney did a good job with this movie. I am not sure if Walt Disney would have wanted all the major rides turn into movies.

I already bought a The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies book which details the special effects used at the attraction and the movie. I highly recommend it! Disney will also be releasing a Haunted Mansion Soundtrack next week too, hopefully it will be available on iTunes. I would recommend buying the offical Haunted Mansion sountrack at the Theme Parks, as it contains the complete ride soundtrack.