So Do We Still Like This? is a podcast where we revisit our childhoods to see if the things we used to love still hold up as adults. One person picks something they have nostalgia for (movie, TV show, book, album, video game, etc) and they go back to it along with one or more people who are experiencing it for the first time. Then we all get together to ask the question - so, do we still like this?
Well, I already angered Harry Potter fans so now it's time to anger the Star Wars fans as I lead a conversation to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Thankfully I'm joined by Curtis and Rob, the new biggest Star Wars fans I know, to help prop me up as I struggle to comprehend even the most basic stuff. And yes, we definitely talk about that part where a big fish gets eaten by an even bigger fish.
Let's also take a moment to realize how crazy it is that we've done forty of these things now!
That is a very long episode title.
Sam and Rob join me to talk music and movies as we look at the recently completed "From the Screen to your Stereo" trilogy of albums from pop-punk band New Found Glory. For those who don't know, these are covers of movie themes and songs. We discuss the band, the songs, the movies and cover songs in general. And mummy fatigue. We cover that too.
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It's Mel's time to shine as we (Sam and I) indulge her with the other movie she has been wanting to do since the beginning - 1990's The Witches. Based on the Roald Dahl book, and about to be remade with Anne Hathaway in the lead role, this is a bizarre product that claims to be for kids but then spends most of its running time determined to terrify any children that may be watching it. Is this remake worthy? Is it oddly sexual for a kid's film? Are mice as terrifying as this movie purports? All great questions and all are answered here!
I also say on this episode that I should link our social media platforms in the show notes so here is me doing that:
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With Space Jam in our rear view mirror (except for the fact we keep bringing it up, this week included) it's time to look at Michael Jordan's another bizarre 90's kid's product - the cartoon Pro Stars. This is a real thing that happened for three months in 1991 where a cartoon aired on NBC featuring Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Bo Jackson fighting bad guys and helping children. It only had 13 episodes and yet I still remember it well to this day.
Resident Sportsmen Rob and newcomer Jordan (not the athlete...yet) join me to talk about this oddity that only could have existed in the early nineties.
It is time to once again break a whole bunch of podcast rules. We eat, we noisily open packages and we even loudly close doors! It has been a while so we felt it was time to rebel against the podcast man. It has also been a while since we had a crew of four but this week Drea, Sam and Rob join me as we lay out a spread of junk food that were staples of our childhood lunch times. Jos Louis. Passion Flakies. Fruit by the Foot. Weird stuff that Rob brings in. We also discuss the mystery of Dunkaroos.
Oh and we tried out a new recording space so hopefully we all sound incredible now.
Rob hasn't selected an episode topic since Episode 4 so it was time once again. Rob has selected a UK game show that looks to be a phenomenon - Knightmare. Sam joins us as we check out this high concept show where a group of kids have to guide their friend(s) through a virtual world that the friend can't see. It has virtual children getting sawed up by virtual saw blades so hop on in!
We promised to do something besides tv shows and movies and here we go - a music episode! And we are joined by a new guest - Renee! And Rob! But I mean you already know Rob. He's the British one.
So, Big Shiny Tunes is a series of Canadian compilation CD's that were released by Much Music and contained many of the biggest hits of the year. There were 14 of the things but we are only covering the first four as those are the ones we remembered the most. Get ready to get angry at the musical taste of others as we look back at the stuff we listened to 20 years ago!
We promised this back in the She's All That episode and as the most promise keeping podcast of 2019 we had to deliver. Sam and Drea join me to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 10 Things I Hate About You. Is this one a teen comedy classic or a 90's relic? How should you shorten Joseph Gordon Levitt's name? What's it like having a sister? Also we revisit Space Jam and toss a little love its way.
It's March Madness and we looked at the rich history of basketball movies to find the one that best represents the sport and it's legacy. Naturally we selected Space Jam. Look it was either this or Air Bud and I think we can all agree this was the right decision. Space Jam rookies Rob and Mel join me to see if a movie where Bugs Bunny teams up with Michael Jordan to play basketball against aliens is as amazing as it should be.
Dim the lights and grab the wine because it's time to get sexy. Cruel Intentions is twenty years old so it's time to see if teens talking dirty is as engaging now as it was twenty years go. Sam is here and we introduce Wads to our podcast family as we watch Buffy and the guy from McGruber talk about boning each other.
The Gentlemen are coming by. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a huge topic to cover so we thought we would carve out a small slice and talk about a single episode, season 4's "Hush". Always right at the top of any Buffy episode ranking, Drea and I wanted to go back to this one to see if it's just as effective and just as terrifying as we remember.
Guuuuumi Bears! Bouncing here and there and everywhere! A Facebook poll that many of you probably didn't see dictated this as our next episode so Drea and I tackle a long awaited subject. I won't lie - we don't have a whole lot to say about it but we make up for that with plenty of talk about cartoons in general, including a surprisingly large amount of digs at Peppa Pig.
It's Hollywood's biggest night so that means we need to make it our biggest episode! I mean, we didn't in terms of participants, length or scope but it has the most mentions of Neil Patrick Harris which has to count for something right?
The Academy Awards are tonight (unless you are listening on one of the other 364 days where that isn't true but it seems unlikely) and Rob and Sam join me to talk about our history with the event, some of our favourite and least favourite moments and why being the host is a thankless gig.
With Valentine's Day just barely in our rear window, it was time once again to tackle the subject of romance. That was an overwhelming decision to have to make but thankfully She's All That came out just over 20 years ago so hey why not?
This seems to be one of the better remembered teen movies from the 90's so Drea and Sam join me to see how we feel about it now.
We've been wanting to talk about Kevin Smith for a while and we are getting that going with a bizarre choice -his 2014 film Tusk. Oh and don't worry - I explain on the episode how I'm getting away with a five year old movie on a nostalgia podcast.
Mel and Rob join me on this episode. Mel knew a little about the film, Rob knew absolutely nothing and if you've seen Tusk, you know this is the kind of movie to watch knowing absolutely nothing. I don't even want to say what it's about just...just please listen to this episode.
It's Superbowl Sunday and with a wealth of football related movies and entertainment to look at, we narrowed in on the 1994 kid's movie Little Giants. It's the classic underdog sports movie tale where Rick Moranis' ragtag kids face off against Ed O'Neill's kids who have actual talent. Who will win the chance to be the team that represents their small town?! Find out the answer in this surprisingly focused episode.
What's the story Wishbone? By popular demand, we took a look back at this PBS children's classic. Drea loved it, I barely watched it, Rob has never even heard of it so we have every angle covered.
This is probably a good time to remind everyone we are an entertainment podcast and you shouldn't necessarily come here to learn. Why am I saying this now? You'll...you'll see.
This one is a biggie as Curtis and I discuss our favourite game of all time - Earthbound for the Super Nintendo. All while Drea plays the game for the first time live during the recording and offers up her initial thoughts. This episode could have easily been four hours long so we try and hit on as much as we can as quickly as we can.
Also for those of you who don't know anything about the game, there's weird tangents about The Presidents of the United States of America (the band, not the actual presidents) and plenty of classic video game tunes piped in throughout the episode!
It's time for a new episode and a new guest! Mel joins me to talk about a movie that I've always felt bad for having never seen - John Carpenter's cult classic Big Trouble in Little China. We talk about whether it has stood the test of time and of course it wouldn't be this show if we didn't talk about a whole mess of other stuff. What is a bulldozer parent? Why are we not showing our kids the stuff our parents let us watch at the same age? Is chocolate milk better than regular milk? Only one way to find out!
We're kicking off 2019 with a big one as my wife and I discuss our experience going back to all eight of the Harry Potter films. It wouldn't be a podcast with my wife if we weren't racing to record before our daughter wakes up so we cover all eight in less than an hour! Are you ready for vague recollections, cold hard facts and the most definitive ranking of the films to date? Well we have some of that here. Let the corrections commence!
It's the last podcast of 2018! We wanted to ring in the new year with something special but it turns out most New Year's focused movies are terrible. Thankfully a romantic comedy classic I haven't seen has a connection so we watched When Harry Met Sally!
We discuss whether it deserves it's reputation as a classic, what makes a good romantic comedy in general and whether you would want to wield a knife or a bat if drawn into a fight to the death. You know, romantic stuff.
Thanks everyone for listening! We'll be back in 2019, bigger and stronger than ever before!
It's only two days until Christmas (unless you aren't listening to this the day of release then it's anywhere from one to 364) so instead of sitting through another piece of media, we gathered together to talk about Christmases past. What were our Christmas morning traditions? Does anyone care about egg nog? What gifts made us burst into tears (of both joy and rage) when they were opened? All that and more!
Ben Affleck rings, are you listening? You definitely should be as this week's holiday episode brings a double dose of festive Affleck with Reindeer Games and Surviving Christmas. Two movies that did not release at Christmas (does Hollywood even know it's Christmas Time at all?) and are staples on most "Worst Christmas Movies" lists. Rob and I go back to see if these reputations are warranted. Join us for a walk in an Affleck Wonderland!
The Christmas train doesn't stop as we move onto our second festive episode - Jim Carrey and Ron Howard's live action take on How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Rob's never seen it, Drea watches it every year and I haven't seen it since it's release so we have every angle covered!
Listen in and not only will you find out whether we still like it, but you'll get to hear about all sorts of other holiday topics like how best to murder someone with a pillow and what we think about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger. Also there's a bit about giant marshmallows and I think at one point we talk about Jurassic Park for a while? I don't know, this is a really weird episode you guys.
I make Rob and Sam take a trip back to my childhood with A Garfield Christmas Special and We Wish You a Turtles Christmas. One is a classic that stands the test of time and one is a flaming dumpster fire of which it feels like there is no escape. Which is which? Only one way to find out.
Thank you to Crudbump for the use of our song this week. You can listen to and purchase his music here - http://crudbump.com/ - which I highly recommend that you do.
We've been promising it for weeks and now it's time to deliver - here is our Breaker High episode. We revisit the early career of Ryan Gosling and find out if going to high school on a boat is still as cool sounding as it used to be. Also Drea teaches us about porn!
A childhood favourite and apparently Canada's longest running game show, we take a look at the only way I was able to watch people play video games in the mid-90's - Video and Arcade Top 10. Does it hold up? What wonders does the prize wall hold? What was the top laser disc rental of 1997? How many times can one co-host flub his lines? All that and more!
To celebrate the new blu-ray collection, we take a look back at a show I can't believe I haven't watched until now - Batman the Animated Series. We look at what are considered some of the best episodes and provide the definitive answers to all kinds of important questions. Who is the best Batman? Who is the best Joker? Are Smurfs delicious? You will never have to wonder again once you listen to this surprisingly long episode!
Wife returns as we get our anime on! We explore anime's weird hatred for the moon and how Sailor Moon was originally a much different show before they brought it over to North America. Seriously. Sailor Moon is a strange and often very icky show. That Tuxedo Mask sure is dreamy though!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is on Netflix so it's time to get our TGIF on and revisit the Melissa Joan Hart series. We watched episodes with haunted dolls, magical closets and Britney Spears so there's a whole lot to talk about. Also is Brad is a witch? Only one way to find out!
Double digit episode number! We just keep stacking people into the same room as we have four people on this week's episode! Our horror themed episodes continue as we revisit a trio of cherished books from my childhood - Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Only we're not really telling them and it's very, very bright out.
It's three people on one mic as Rob and Drea join me for a candy chat! We talk about the candy we used to like and eat it live on the air. Are Gushers still disgusting? Can Fun Dip expire? How does trick or treating work in England? What's up with Rob and police helicopters? Only one way to find out! I think I already used that line in a previous episode. I'd go back and check but who has the time?
Why is the Halloween timeline so confusing? What year did Super Mario Bros 3 come out? Is Dash Rendar canon now? Those don't seem like questions that should be answered in an episode about the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street NES game but they are! Plus more! Curtis joins me for the start of our Halloween themed October and our longest episode yet! Come take some deep dives into some horror franchises and enjoy the return of my sick voice since this was recorded weeks ago!
It's our first video game episode as Rob and I look at five sports games from the early days of the Nintendo Entertainment System - Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Pro Wrestling and Ice Hockey. You'll find out how they hold up today and Rob drops all kinds of sports knowledge on us while I mostly just list athletes whose name I know. Sports!!
I power through some sickness and welcome a new co-host to the roster as Sam joins me to discuss the Lizzie McGuire TV Series. Does a 2001 show aimed at pre-teen girls hold up for a dude in his thirties? Only one way to find out! Plus way more Aaron Carter talk than likely any other podcast released this week! ...unless Aaron Carter has a podcast. Which he very well might. But top five for sure!
I'm joined by a new co-host (we are building up our roster), Drea, to discuss the 1960's comedy Get Smart. We do discuss the show but we also touch on many other important subjects, such as the evolution of comedy, the death of nostalgia, and perhaps most importantly, who is the sexiest Chris in Hollywood
Rob joins me once again to discuss something from his childhood - Spy File. It's a weird file folder thing that taught kids how to be terrible spies by staring at people on the bus, wearing masks that don't resemble human faces and keeping detailed notes about their favourite albums and spy films. See pics on our website (http://www.entertainmentfordays.com/new-blog-1/2018/9/9/dmft72gfif6vto05r8jfue0b9uspgn) and follow along at home!
Episode 3 fills in a rare gap in my Disney movie viewing - 1998's Mulan. Wife and I take a look and discuss the history of murder in Disney films, horse fights, and why Shrek ruined a lot of this movie's impact.
Episode 2 tackles 3 Ninjas, a movie from 1992 that my parents probably spent a small fortune renting for me from the local video store. I'm joined by Rob who had never heard of the movie until days before recording this podcast. Please join us and find out whether 26 years later this movie still packs a punch. ...Get it? Cuz ninjas sometimes punch guys. Guys I'm totally crushing this whole episode description thing.
It's the first episode of So Do We Still Like This and we watched the Canadian cartoon the Smoggies. I have no affinity for it whatsoever but my wife was a big fan so we sat down to take a look and ask all kinds of important questions, including: what the hell is a Suntot? Who is that guy? Why does the Princess look like that? And so much more!
September 5, 2018
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