It's our first double feature guys! In the last couple of weeks we have recently been introduced to the first two movies in the Terminator series (I know, I know ... about 35 years too late!) and we're into them! As wee kids we really only knew that James Cameron directed Titanic, and not that he was actually known for some pretty bad ass action films. While T2 was HUGE when we were kids and Arnold Schwarzenegger was even MORE HUGE (literally), we never actually saw it nor really knew much about it! So we're playing catch up and diving into the saga that is all about Skynet, cyborgs, and bad waitresses with even worse hair! We'll talk about Sarah Connor's character arc from damsel in distress to bad ass, machine toting bitch, how the T-1000 still scares the crap out of us to this day, and how are favorite cameo is Budnick from Salute Your Shorts! Miss that bitch!
In advance of this weekend, where the Sweeties are off to TWO weddings, we bring you My Best Friend's Wedding, the charming tale of food writer Jules, who makes a pact with her bff Michael in college that if they are both not married by the time they turn the ANCIENT age of 28, they will marry each other. On the eve of Jules 28th birthday she gets a call from Michael and is expecting a proposal! Turns out ... he's engaged to someone else and expects Jules to drop everything to come to his wedding week in Chicago! Under the guise of helpful bff/groomswoman she decides to make the trip but plans to break Michael and his fiancee Kimmy apart, realizing that Michael's been the guy for her all along! Will she succeed?? Of course not dummies! She's a psycho! This was the first movie Sweetie saw in theaters solo, and was mildly obsessed with it. We'll talk about the various charms of Julia Roberts, how Michael is a dud or in Sweety's words, "a handsome piece of wood", why it was ludicrous for Kimmy to consider quitting college with one year to go (nevermind marry someone at the age of 20- lawdy) Bonus, we talk about our favorite karaoke songs and figure out how Dermott Mulroney got that scar on his lip! We'll say a little prayer for youuuuuuu.
1983's National Lampoon's Vacation is the quintessential summer movie! Family road trippin' guys! The Griswold's and their hijinks are quite the franchise now, spawning 5 movies about, let's face it, an idiot of a father trying to make sure his family is living their best lives according to his own, somewhat insane standards. However, we will never not laugh at Chevy Chase's Clark Griswold, even if he's probably a psycho. We saw this movie plenty of times on TV as wee tots, but this was the first time we saw the real movie - R rated with swears and boobs! Who knew! We'll talk about what we think of Clark Griswold (jerk alert!), reminisce about our own Dumas Family Vacays, and most importantly pick the winner of our t-shirt contest! You won't want to miss this! Wally World here we come!
We haven't done a bonus episode in ages so we figured it was time to come back swinging. We watched two episodes of Disney's stepchild to the Mickey Mouse Club-- Kids Incorporated and couldn't stop singing! Come relive the magic of the weird fantasy concept that is the P*lace. A kids only club run by a weird guy named Riley where the house band is a bunch of kids who sing bad cover songs! In reality though, the Sweeties were obsessed with this show when we were little and we wanted nothing more than to dream of one day being a sassy lead singer of a band. Plus, who doesn't love MARTIKA and a tiny baby Stacy Ferguson aka. Fergie Ferg!
IT'S OUR 3 YEAR PODCASTING ANNIVERSARY!!! To celebrate, we watched 1987's The Gate starring a baby Stephen Dorff and had one of our strangest Sweetie Synopsis' ever trying to explain what the hell happens in this movie. Join us as we discuss such riveting topics as: Moths. Friend or foe?, The world's obsession with satanism in the 80s and, why the hell anyone would be so obsessed with rockets. Most importantly we discuss our podcasting journey and why we love our listeners more than anything else in this world. Thank you for joining the Sweetie Club and always being our sweeties.
1995's A Little Princess, based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett and directed by Alfonso Curaron is a gorgeous film with a great story to boot! This film is a reimagining of the 1939 version starring Shirley Temple and moves to story from London to New York and nudges the time period to the era of The Great War. This movie is beautifully shot and has a wonderful message: not all rich people are assholes! Sara, despite immense wealth and privilege has a heart of gold! Sweety loved this movie as a wee tot and its ending had us crying buckets into our strawberry ice cream cones! We'll talk about how this movie compares to the Shirley Temple version, was Ram Dass a magic Indian man or not, and why the HELL was Miss Minchin such a psychopath?!!