Mon, 25 September 2023
Never say Octopussy Again! In 1983 Connery and Moore had dueling double-o's in theaters. Why did this happen? Which one was better? Jovial Jay and Shua break down their memories and share some facts about more Bond stories on Enjoy Stuff!
We look back at the 40th anniversary of two James Bond movies that came out in the same year, with two different Bonds! Join us as we break down Never Say Never Again and Octopussy.
Shua sad…no more Mario Kart Tour updates
HGTV sells ‘The Brady Bunch’ House below $5.5M asking price
Mickey Dolenz sings Shiny Happy People
Grab your Walther PPK, there’s a new James Bond game coming
Star Tours getting another update with Ahsoka
What we’re Enjoying
Shua is on a Potter kick right now from all his date nights at the Alamo with his wife. So he found a playlist on Spotify that includes music from the soundtracks of all eight movies. It’s magical! Jay got to see a screening of The Big Lebowski at his local Warehouse Cinema. Their re-release schedules really bring the room together.
Due to legal issues, lawyers, stolen writing credits, and a variety of other boring behind the scenes issues, we got to see two, yes two, James Bond movies with the most iconic Bond actors in history. Sean Connery and Roger Moore both revise the the role in Never Say Never Again and Octopussy.
We break them both down, compare them with our own personal feelings about them, and share some of the history of how they both got made.
How do you feel about the dueling Bond movies? Which one do you like better? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Never Say Octopussy Again” 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, 18 September 2023
Drink up me hearties, Yo Ho! Jay and Shua celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by looking at some of the best pirate movies. If your timbers need to be shivered, it’s a perfect time to Enjoy Stuff!
Hey you guuuuyyyys! Uncork your hooks and polish your peg legs! Enjarrrr Stuff sets sail on the high seas for International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
High fashion awaits when you get your very own Monster Cereal Crocs
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is a new series coming to Apple TV+ complete with kaiju and the Russell boys
Disney’s Haunted Mansion (the movie) is coming to Disney+ on October 4
What we’re Enjoying
In anticipation of this week’s show, Jay found an old 1935 pirate movie starring Erol Flynn called Captain Blood. It was a totally fun pirate story with a lot of action and adventure that is still enjoyable to watch. You can still see it too. Listen in to hear how. Shua checked out Netflix’s new anime adaptation of a pirate story called One Piece. The live action does a great job of using the weird, anime-like characteristics of the original cartoon.
This week we celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day! In addition to annoying all your friends and family members by sounding like Long John Silver, you can also indulge in some pirate movies.
Pirates have been characters in movies almost since the beginning of cinema. The adventure of swashbuckling adventurers made for an exciting movie-going experience for everyone. So we got to see Errol Flynn swinging from ship to ship and Kevin Kline singing very old Gilbert and Sullivan tunes and even Bob Hope as the buccaneer hero.
Of course we also get classics like Disney classics Treasure Island, Peter Pan, and Pirates of the Caribbean and kept the genre going. There are so many more great adventures we can enjoy and some of them are on TV like Our Flag Means Death and One Piece. Plus we can even play video games like Broadsides and the Monkey Island Series. So long live pirates! (At least the harmless kind)
Do you want to maraud and embezzle and even hijack? Well, drink up me hearties, yo ho! First person that emails me with the subject line, “A pirate's life for me” 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, 11 September 2023
Gotta sing, gotta dance! This week we look at a bunch of different musicals that the guys have Enjoyed through the years. It’s a rare Enjoy Stuff look at the stage with the evolution of musicals through the years and how they’ve changed. Plus, why Shua would ever be cast as Big Jule. No understudies needed for this week’s Enjoy Stuff!
The neon lights are bright and magic is in the air! Jay and Shua look back at decades of fun musicals.
LeVar Burton is preparing a new Trivial Pursuit game show and will even be the host!
It’s my way or the High Way as Jake Gyllenhaal stars in a Roadhouse reboot
We’re looking forward to a new book about the making of the movie Airplane! by Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker
RIP Jimmy Buffet
What we’re Enjoying
Shua and his wife have been revisiting the Harry Potter movies. The timing was right for them to even see a few at the Alamo Drafthouse with a pack of Potterheads. Jay is enjoying the new Disney+ series Ahsoka. While there are many aspects of the show that might go over the heads of anyone unfamiliar with Rebels or Clone Wars, it’s still got some pretty cool stuff.
Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
Jay has been updating a ton of locations from Marvel TV and movies, including all the (now canon) Spider-Man films. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. And stay tuned for some upcoming 31 Days of Horror film articles from Sci-Fi Saturdays on Retrozap.com. Plus, you can tune in to SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Loki series.
We may not live in a multiverse where we break out in song every time we get emotional about something, but we can sure visit one every now and then. Musicals have been around for more than 100 years. Gilbert and Sullivan gave us some of the first great ones in the format we know today, but they have expanded and evolved throughout the years.
Certainly too many to include in one episode of Enjoy Stuff, but Jay and Shua remember some of the biggest and most influential. Artists like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, and Andrew Lloyd Weber have written sprawling epics that have played on Broadway for decades and spawned movies, (and a lot of High School adaptations). Have fun with us as we revisit stories of watching and even participating in some musicals this week.
Are you interested in musicals? Ever played a part in one? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I loved it! It was better than Cats” 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, 4 September 2023
Atari's Star Wars the Arcade Game was released 40 years ago and quickly became one of the most popular arcade games of all time. With groundbreaking innovations and real Star Wars sounds, it's still fun to play. Jay and Shua try their best to use the Force on Enjoy Stuff!
Join us in the arcade as we look back on the iconic stand-up (and sit-down) game Star Wars the Arcade Game.
Get ready for the release of a new Atari 2600 that will play your old games too!
Star Wars - Dark Forces is getting a remastered release for PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch
It’s time for your Halloween and fall cereals and merchandise including It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown cereal, Rice Krispies, and more
The trailer for Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon has gotten some people excited, but is it a little too derivative?
What we’re Enjoying
On a recent vacation trip, Jay checked out a legendary Candy store in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania called Mr Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium. It’s a fun store with a nice nostalgic feeling. Plus, Mr. Ed’s is to elephants what Rancho Obi-Wan is to Star Wars. A gigantic collection of crazy pachyderms. Shua enjoyed the pride he felt when dropped off his youngest to her new college in Rhode Island. With some stops in Boston and other scenic places along the way, his emotions were bubbling over, so let’s keep him distracted.
Enjoy Video Games!
Riding the hype of the newly released Return of the Jedi, Atari released a new game that used a variety of techniques to display the graphics. Using the mathematical based vector graphic method, they sacrificed the solid shapes of a raster game, with the sharper, faster electron beam method.
It included 3 levels that would get increasingly difficult. A Tie Fighter battle, flying along the surface shooting towers, and a run down the Death Star trench challenged the player and put you right in the center of the movie action. A stand-up and a sit-down “cockpit” version were available, making fans even more excited to feel like they were a part of the story.
Plus, it was the first game to use digitized voices and music (and they were straight from the movie!) And the developers hid (rebelliously) a bunch of Easter eggs including their own names. A simple game with line graphics and yet we are still excited to play it.
Did you get to play the arcade version of Star Wars? How many levels can you clear? First person that emails me with the subject line, “R2, try to increase the power!” 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