View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Jan 24, 2020 at 6:50pm PST My son is currently ending a run in his high school’s production of Chicago, hence our household being soaked in “All That Jazz” for the last several months. (On a side note, these kids did […]


  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Jun 11, 2019 at 3:50pm PDT I know, I know…I’m late to the Moana party. The girl has been trying to get me to watch it for YEARS, but it just hadn’t worked out until I scheduled a special ‘Movie Luau’ […]

Grease 2

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Sep 15, 2018 at 7:51pm PDT I think my daughter hates me. I was watching Grease and Grease 2 came on afterwards and she made me watch it, too. Somehow, I had managed to avoid it for the last 42 years. […]

Viva Las Vegas

What better way to prepare my kids for their first Las Vegas vacation than forcing them to watch Viva Las Vegas?Actually, Fear and Loathing or The Hangover would be a better way, but I can’t in good conscience have an eight and five year old watch either of those films…or can I? Hmmmmm… I don’t […]

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

About halfway through, I found myself wondering if they would ever stop singing, craving a cigarette madly. I’ve never been much into Broadway Musicals, even as a self-professed Drama Fag throughout High School and College. I can pinpoint my rapid loss of interest to exactly the moment that I wasn’t cast as Rizzo in my […]

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

While it’s not at all considered bad taste to like The Beatles, The Bee Gees or Peter Frampton individually, it is most definitely bad taste to like watching Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I had the bright idea to turn Friday nights into “Movie Night” for my kids, intending to show them the films […]

Hairspray (2007)

Overheard somewhere in Hollywood… “Hey Eddie, it’s me, Johnny T…remember when you said I could borrow your fat black lady suit? Well, my career is in a total slump, so I figure I could…what? You’re letting Martin Lawrence use if for Big Momma’s House 3? Awww, fuck – looks like I’ll have to figure out […]


Proof positive that The Monkees were on more drugs than The Beatles. Most people don’t even know that The Monkees made a movie, much less how trippy and bizarre it is. It’s actually the best movie to come out of a rock band ever, barring The Wall. All of The Beatles’ movies are like watching […]


Sublime parody of Jailhouse Rock. Johnny Depp is Wade ‘Cry-Baby’ Walker, orphan without a cause. He falls in love with Allison, a good girl who wants to be bad. He fights for Allison and does it in song. When John Waters does a musical, he does it right. Even though all of the singing voices […]

Hairspray (1988)

John Waters made a film that’s rated PG. Who could’ve predicted that? Hairspray was the first Waters film I saw. I was in 7th grade – young, impressionable, naive (okay, maybe not naive). From that moment on, I was in love. I had no idea what I was in love with, of course, until I […]