We have a special extravaganza, celebrating our 25th episode! We went back 25 years to the 25th highest box office film and rewatched The Fifth Element!
Starring Mila Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Chris Tucker, this sci-fi adventure film is known for its stunning visuals... and Mila Jovovich's infamous orange and white costume. Some called it a comic book come to life! Others found it overstuffed and overstimulating.
You can watch the film HERE on Hulu or HERE for free on Tubi.
Before we give our take, we revisit a few of our favorite moments from the podcast and take a second look at Happy Meals! The portions have changed, and the meals come with some healthier options, but the toys still play a major role!
Learn more about the history of the Happy Meal HERE on Mental Floss.
We also briefly discuss the movie The Founder, which depicts the rise of the McDonald's franchise. You can watch that film HERE on Tubi or HERE on Amazon Prime.
What is the one TV show Steve's looking forward to watching soon? What is the one cartoon Megan wishes she rated higher? Will Leeloo ever learn another word besides "Multipass"? Listen to find out!
This week, we revisit the live-action Disney film, Flight of the Navigator!
This 1986 movie is available on Disney+ HERE. It starred Joey Cramer as David, a 12-year-old kidnapped by a spaceship he calls Max. The voice of Max was provided by Paul Reubens, best known for his Pee-Wee Herman character. Sarah Jessica Parker also appears in one of her first film roles.
The director also worked on the Disney Star Tours ride, which you can relive below!
Joey Cramer went through a lot of difficulties as a result of his rise to fame as a child star. The documentary "After Navigator" details his process of recovery. You can see the trailer below, or rent it HERE on Amazon Prime.
Before our review, we try the retro childhood treat, the Sugar Daddy! The sticky, caramel pop was invented in 1925, but surged in popularity in 1973 during the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match. You can buy them HERE.
And... then we talk about Light Speed Theory, and if you're interested, you can read more about it HERE
Did we love the movie? Did we break our teeth on the candy? Listen to find out!
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This week, we revisit Dream a Little Dream, a film starring "The Two Coreys," Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. You can stream the movie HERE on Amazon's FreeVee service.
We start with our snack review and learn a bit about the history of Nerds, how they got their "uncool" name, and how they're made. If you'd like to see a clip of their featured Unwrapped episode, it's below!
Then, in our fun facts section, we talk about the phenomenon that was the Two Coreys, what movies these two stars made together, and how they seemed to be everywhere in the 1980s. We also talk about the inspiration for the film and the song "Dream a Little Dream of Me," and we shy away from the direct-to-video sequel... but if you'd like to watch it, you can find it HERE also on Amazon's FreeVee service.
We also talk about the film's amazing soundtrack. Watch the clip below, featuring "Into the Mystic."
After the recap and review, we have a fun sneak preview of next week's episode as Steve chooses what he's willing to watch!
Did we love the movie? Did we hate it? Did Corey Feldman's Michael Jackson dance moves impress us? Listen to find out!
You can also click HERE to take our Buzzfeed quiz and test your love of the Two Corey's Movies!
For Mother's Day, we have a special bonus! Megan's mother Karen stops by to talk about mothers and daughters in the movies!
We start with our snack review. Necco wafers were one of Karen's favorites... and something Megan avoided. If you like them, you can find them HERE!
After having our snack, we discuss the history of Freaky Friday, beginning with the book, which you can find HERE on Amazon!
Then, we revisit the original 1970s version starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris and talk about the gender roles and generational differences in the movie. Then, we look at the early 2000s remake starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Both versions as well as the 2018 version are on Disney Plus:
You can also watch the 1995 made-for-TV version of Freaky Friday on YouTube below!
Which did we like best? Listen to find out!
Everlasting Gobstoppers! This is our first fan-requested episode! Thanks to everyone for your support! Join us on Facebook to add your requests!
We talk about the inspiration for Willy Wonka and how author Roald Dahl developed this amazing character and his world! You can find the book and its sequel HERE.
In our fun-fact section, we learn more about how the movie was made, how the author felt about the movie, and why there was never a sequel.
Then, we talk about our memories of the film. Steve watched it on Easter, and Megan... made a bunch of little kids cry. Throughout our discussion, we mention comedian John Mulaney's bit on the movie, including his thoughts on "laundry soup," which you can find below. (Please note that there is some cursing in that particular clip.)
In addition to our recap and review, we try the nostalgic candy inspired by the film: Everlasting Gobstoppers, which you can buy HERE or find in your local grocery or convenience store.
Watch the original HERE and the remake HERE and enjoy the trailers below!
Does the movie hold up, or did we just ruin our childhoods? Listen to find out!
For St. Patrick's Day, we wanted to provide listeners with a fun holiday-themed episode, and we chose Leprechaun! You can find the 1993 film HERE on Tubi, a free streaming service. It's also available to rent or own on Amazon Prime HERE.
In our discussions, Megan reads from an interview with Warwick Davis, star of the film. You can read the full interview HERE on Dread Central.
Of course, we had to sample the cereal that inspired the film... Lucky Charms! They're available in nearly every grocery store, but the chocolate version may be harder to find. You can buy it HERE on Amazon.
And finally, in the podcast we talk about the trope of sitcom and movie characters saying, "Come on! It's the 90s now!" For a hilarious compilation, watch the short video below from Vimeo!
Well, it's Girl Scout Cookie Season!
You can find Troop Beverly Hills to rent or own on Amazon Prime HERE
During the podcast, we also talk about Jenny Lewis, who played Hannah in the movie. She's a rock star now, and even has a video parodying her time as a child star. That video is below!
OR If you'd like to see the infamous "Cookie Time" number and the fashion show from the movie, you can also watch that video below!
And of course, our vintage snack for this episode had to be Girl Scout Cookies. If you don't have a Girl Scout in your life, you can go to the Girl Scout website HERE to use their cookie finder or to connect to your local troop!
This week, we watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
The 1988 movie can be found on Disney+ HERE
But, if you don't have Disney+ you can rent it on YouTube HERE.
In the episode, we also discuss "The Making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit," a short documentary you can watch below on YouTube.
And, for our vintage snack, we ate Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape. If you'd like to try some, you can find it HERE on Amazon.
Each week, we'll post the links to the shows and films we watched, so you can "play along at home."