Mon, 16 August 2021
Goodbye summer! As the toasty months wind down, we remember some of the movies that made us remember why those vacations were so tiring. Jay and Josh revisit Summer vacation and camp movies as they Enjoy Stuff!
In summer, anything is popsicle! Do you remember family vacations? How about summer camp? There are a ton of movies where we can watch people’s summer hardships from afar and laugh!
-The Monster Cereals are getting fruit snacks this year too!
-The legendary Idris Elba is playing Knuckles in the Sonic 2 movie
-Funko makes some classic board games and retro cereal Pop! figures.
-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Symphonic Suite Gets First Repressing Since 1980
-Get yourself a retro R2-D2 Tamagotchi
What we’re Enjoying
Josh opens his latest Etsy purchase on the air; a TRON video game header sign. He can’t wait to get it framed. Jay has been watching the hysterical Monsters at Work on Disney+. Great stuff to check out.
Summer vacations are supposed to be about getting a break from the stress of everyday life, but not in movies. The more stress these characters come under the better.
We start with the classic 60’s Jimmy Stewart movie Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation. This movie seemed to be the inspiration for future summer movies like Summer Rental and One Crazy Summer. But who can take a road trip without thinking of Chevy Chase taking his family on a crazy road trip in National Lampoon’s Vacation. There are a ton of classics.
But some kids spent their summer at camp, and the movies didn’t leave them out. 1979’s Meatballs started off the wacky setting for campers and inspired more to come. Sometimes they missed the mark like 1980’s GORP. But a lot of them generated some hearty laughs for a variety of ages. From Camp Nowhere to Wet Hot American Summer, you can find some great Summer Camp memories at the movies.
What summer movies do you remember? Let us know in the Discord channel or send us an email to email@example.com