Mon, 21 August 2023
Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs! 35 years ago, John McClane did just that, but when terrorists take over his wife's office building during the Christmas party, Bruce Willis will have to save the day and they will find he is pretty Die Hard on Enjoy Stuff!
Yippee Ki Yay Enjoy Stuffers! Let’s look back at one of the best action movies ever as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bruce Willis in Die Hard.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will soon be part of our movie collection!
The director of TRON: Ares confirms that the Hollywood has caused the halting of production
What we’re Enjoying
Shua finally started listening to a book that’s been in his queue for a while; Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. It’s a pretty inspirational story of women overcoming a lot of prejudice and hardship to help with a major scientific event in American history. Jay got the opportunity to see a classic Bruce Lee movie at his local theater. Enter the Dragon was a significant film in the actor’s short, tragic career. And it was a fun one to watch too!
Bruce Willis rocketed to stardom after starring in Die Hard during the summer of 1988. Directed by John McTiernan, this successful story got the everyman-action-hero genre going too. And it was the first film for the legendary icon Alan Rickman. That’s right. His very first movie!
It had a ton of other great actors too, like Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, William Atherton and more. The sequels were popular and have fans opinions mixed on what the better ones are, but everyone can agree the original is incredible. Join us as we look back on what we liked and the influence the movie had on Hollywood.
Did you Die Hard? What’s your favorite line? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Yippee Ki Yay” will get a special mention on the show. Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com
Mon, 14 August 2023
Pack your new lunchbox and put on your corduroy shorts! It's time to get back to learnin'! This week we remember what it was like to go back to school by playing a few games and remembering the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield film. Jay and Shua lurn mor nowludge on Enjoy Stuff!
Can you Enjoy school? Sure you can! We’ll show you how to have a few laughs!
Now in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge you can get a new treat called a Tenoo Swirl Cruchies Cereal. We’re not sure where the cereal part comes in, but it looks tasty.
In an effort to cool the weather, Krispy Kreme is releasing its Pumpkin Spice donuts early!
What we’re Enjoying
Jay has a ton of great things to say about Strange New Worlds season 2. Action, humor, great characters, and a variety of fantastic stories. With the second season just ending, it’s a good time to get caught up. Shua has been reading some fun comic books featuring the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira. Elvira in Monsterland finds our heroine zapping through a variety of classic movies in order to stop Vlad the Impaler from his nefarious plans.
You may not be ready to say goodbye to summer, but that’s not going to stop that school bell from ringing. This week we discuss the enjoyable nuances of getting an education. First we revisit the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield comedy Back to School. Dangerfield is Thornton Melon, a rich businessman and father to a struggling college freshman. In order to convince him to stay in school, Melon decides to join him and get the degree he avoided all while rowdy comedy ensues. It also has a ton of other recognizable performers such as Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Ned Beatty, and even a young Robert Downey Jr.!
Next we prepare for the coming school year by cramming as many summer activities as possible before going school shopping for some classic supplies. Did you have a Trapper Keeper? How about a cool pop culture lunchbox?
As we begin the year, we play a few get-to-know-ya games. Can you identify Jovial Jay’s and JediShua’s lies? And then we do a little Would-you-rather, school edition. Anyone wanna show up to school naked?
And finally we try our hand at some school subjects, revealing that we may have graduated a little too soon. It’s all good fun as we begin the next chapter of our edu-ma-cation!
Did you like going back to school? Did you have a kickin’ lunch box? First person that emails me with the subject line, “My name is Mr. Hand” will get a special mention on the show. Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com
Mon, 7 August 2023
Where were you in '62? Well, we weren't actually born. But we were in 1973 when American Graffiti, George Lucas's first major hit, premiered. This week we look back at the memories and influence of this cinematic classic on Enjoy Stuff.
Set the wayback machine to 1962 when cruisin’ was just what you did! We Enjoy American Graffiti!
Get ready to celebrate Mustard Day ‘23 with French’s Mustard Skittles!
This dude found a full Discs of TRON on the curb ready to be thrown away….really!
Check out some TRON-ified roads in Australia
Ryan Reynolds is going to bring back a retro favorite; ALF!
RIP to Pee Wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens
What we’re Enjoying
Shua is getting pink this week as he went to see what all the fuss was about in the Barbie movie. He was very impressed with the performances and story, but especially the message. Go Barbie! Jay took a world tour as he revisited a really retro 1956 film, Around the World in 80 Days with Cantinflas and David Niven. A totally fun, early, adventure film that became an epic.
MCU Location Scout
Jay is back at work scouting MCU filming locations for the Disney+ series Marvel’s Secret Invasion. Whether you liked the series or not, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to explore Jay’s interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. And don’t forget to tune in to SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua breakdown each episode of the series.
A young George Lucas was talking to his friend Francis one day, when Francis says to him, “Georgie, THX-1138 was great, but so heavy. You should make a fluff piece now. You know, something upbeat.” George wasn’t really in the mood, but he didn’t have any other ideas.
So he found some money from a movie company and flushed it down the toilet. Then he figured out how to get it made for almost nothing, using his friends and guerilla filmmaking. It starred a bunch of young people that nobody had ever heard of and would probably never hear from again. Names like Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, and Harrison Ford.
It was based on George’s teenage years and his love for cars and that time he rolled his car racing Indiana Jones. (or something like that) But it turns out that it really influenced movies long into the future and even changed the way some were made. Not only that, but it made enough money for George to someday make the next big movie he really wanted to make, Howard the Duck.
Have you seen American Graffiti? What did you do to spend your time as a teenager? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Howl for the Wolfman!” will get a special mention on the show. Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com