My Magical Movie Moments

How’s it going guys? This post is a little bit different, but im hoping you will learn a bit more about me. You may or may not know, I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, my love for film did not start with Iron Man! I was born in the beginning of the 1980s and raised in the 90s. I have seen many technological advances and as a result, films and the way we view them have changed.

Movie screen with my magical movie moments written on it

My late dad used to love watching cowboy movies. I didn’t lol! We once had a tv that looked like it was in wooden casing. You can kind of see it im the photo below. I have fond memories of watching these awful films, just because it was time with daddy. Sometimes the picture would appear grainy because of our aerial. These days you can recreate a real cinematic experience in your home with televisions like the Oled Tv Panasonic.

Picture of me as a child in the 80's with our television

Here are some of my magical movie moments.

Movies and memories written on a picture with a video camera

Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

This was one of the first films I saw at the cinema with my mum. My mother went back to work once I started school, full time. She would often be quite busy in her spare time. This movie brings with it wonderful memories. I loved the film, but spending time with my mum, brought me so much happiness. It was the first of many mother and daughter moments until I turned into a horrible teenager😱

Jurassic Park (1993)

This movie was ground-breaking. I had seen nothing like it! It was truly ahead of its time. Back then the dinosaurs looked so real! Who could forget that tense kitchen scene? My goodness! I remember this being my first independent outing with my mates. I had started secondary school, and my parents were starting to loosen the reins a bit.

Coming to America (1988)

I didn’t watch this movie when it first came out, too young! It would have been rather inappropriate to be honest! I probably saw this in my early teens. I have seen it so many times, I know script. Sexual Chocolate! (If you know, you know) This movie was a bit more than a comedy to me. I didn’t realise back then, it was more apparent as I got older. Coming to America was one of the first black movies I had seen, where the characters were not portrayed as baddies. The images shown were positive. Some elements may be seen as questionable now, but to be honest, this is still one of my all time favourites.

House Party (1990)

Oh my gosh! I loved this film! The characters were spot on and I could relate to some of the issues they faced. It was the epitome of black youth culture. I went to a good few house parties in my day (I sound so old lol!). I still maintain that house parties, good ones anyway, are much better than a club night. If you have seen the movie, you’ll remember that epic dance scene. It is still being recreated by those of us who remember It. If you haven’t seen it, here it is

High School Musical (2006) and High School Musical 2 (2007)

Please do not judge me lol! These movies grew on me because I saw them sooo many times with my daughter. We had some serious mother daughter bonding sessions while watching the Troy and Gabriella saga. The songs were serious, I still know the lyrics! I was actually upset when a fan made a spoof trailer for a HSM reunion. I really thought it was going to happen. Nays and I used to have movie nights and singalong sessions to loads of Disney movies. I guess you could say it was our thing. Times have changed, she now raps along to Cardi B and I’m singing along to Cbeebies theme tunes with Hezzy 🤣

Let’s fast forward to adult life

Picture of 3 DVD's/Blu ray High School Musical 2, X-Men:First Class and Interstellar

X-Men: First Class (2011)

I have fond memories of this movie. Not only is it part of my beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s the start of a love story. I started talking to this guy that I had kind of known for a number of years. We had a mutual friend. Anyway, after plenty of talking on the phone, WhatsApp and BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), we decided to go on a date. We had such a great evening. We went for a lovely walk around Canary Wharf afterwards. It was truly magical.

Interstellar (2014)

This film was absolutely brilliant. My mind was blown. Brilliant movie concept. It wasn’t only entertaining, it was almost interactive as you had to think about what was going on. It was extremely engaging without being too taxing. I love Matthew McConaughey too. I went to see this with the guy I saw X-Men: First Class with. He was now my boyfriend. Film, cinema and the MCU are some of our common interests. I arrived at the cinema where he was waiting. We kissed and greeted each other and he gave me a single red rose. After the movie, we went on a walk around Canary Wharf. It was funny as we were reminding each other of the memories we shared as we passed various landmarks as we walked.

First kiss, first I love you, all in the Canary Wharf area. We used to spend a lot of time there as I used to work there. That and the journey home was easy for both of us. At the place where we shared our first kiss, my boyfriend became my fiance! We’ve been married 2 years now! Movies these days don’t have a happy ending as it’s a bit unrealistic. I’m glad I found mine!

I have so many memories linked to movies I’ve seen. I couldn’t possibly list them all! Do you have any magical movie moments? Share them in the comments with me if you do!

See you soon!

Trousseau xx

7 Comments

  1. October 10, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I have a post pretty similar! I list my top 5 movies! https://insidethethoughtsoflia.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/my-top-5-movies/

    This takes me down memory lane! I didn’t add interstellar to my list but I love all of Christopher Nolan’s movies! You have to watch Momento!

    House party brings back so many memories! I used to watch that movie and Friday! Great post! Thank you for sharing!

    • trousseau
      Author
      October 11, 2018 / 7:44 am

      Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I’ll check yours out now. Momento has been recommended to me a number of times, but I haven’t got round to it yet. Friday is another classic, soooooo funny xx

  2. Jasmine
    October 11, 2018 / 11:26 am

    I loved the stories you told about your dad, so heart warming. I’m with you with Coming to America, lol, still love that one.

    • trousseau
      Author
      October 11, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      I love reminiscing about my late dad. Cowboy movies were one thing, cricket and snooker were other bores I put up with too lol! Coming to America is such a good film. It has definitely stood the test of time. Thanks for reading x

  3. October 11, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Loved seeing the House Party clip, it proper took me back! There are a few films on your list that I haven’t seen like Instellar, X Men and High School Musical, however I loved the rest of your selection, especially coming to America…that movie is a classic!

    • trousseau
      Author
      October 11, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      House Party was a great film. The soundtrack and dance moves take me back to a time when one did not worry about adulting! HSM, I blame it on my daughter but it’s slyly a guilty pleasure. So many quotables/memories from coming to America. From sheeeeeeees your queeeeeeen toooo-ooh be to my name is peaches and I’m the best…I could go on! Thanks for stopping by to have a read xx

  4. October 13, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I love this post! It’s amazing how certain films can conjure up specific memories. I had completely forgotten about the film ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ but I used to love it! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I have followed your blog and look forward to reading more of your posts! You can find my blog here:
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    x

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