Like many kids of the 80s, after seeing the Ewoks make their appearance in Return of the Jedi, we couldn't get enough of them! Luckily there were the made for TV movies that came out all about Ewoks starting in 1984, with Ewok Adventure: Caravan of Courage and we were hooked! It's been a good 30 years since we've seen this movie, and wow what a nostalgic gem. Sure, Mace is an annoying loser and they maybe didn't get into some major plot points as much as they could have, but holy shit was that Gorax scary AF! We'll go over key words to learn in Ewokenese to impress your friends (Lurdo!), try to figure out WHY the Gorax was keeping Mace and Cindel's parents in a bone cage, and get to the bottom of his various accessories.
We finally caved to Sweeti Jimi's wishes and watched Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, one of his favorite movies but one the Sweeties have never seen! I think we can all do a pretty good gnarly dude, Bill and Ted impression, but who knew this movie was about time travel and the importance of a world history survey class! We were pleasantly surprised how cute this movie was, though pretty absurd. We'll talk about how we continue to fall more in love with Keanu every day, what historical figures would we squish into a phone book and take to the local mall, and what was the deal with those urban legends about getting sucked into escalators if you weren't careful when you were a kid?!! Also, Sweeti Jimi gets a cameo in this episode as he tells us why he loved Bill and Ted's so much and does he still love it today.
Part of the popular late 90s teen horror series, I Know What You Did Last Summer from 1997 features all the hot stars from the time (coincidently most with three names? Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prince Jr.) and a script by Scream and Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson. While inferior to the much beloved Scream, IKWYDLS has some solid gore and a couple of good jump scares that still make it pretty worthwhile. We'll talk revenge/vendetta horror films and why this one is not really that successful in our eyes, how the boobs in this movie deserved their own billing and how Ryan Phillipe seems to bug the shit out of us in every single movie he's in!
Disney's Swiss Family Robinson from 1960 is a classic desert island tale about a Swiss family escaping the tyranny of Napoleon Bonaparte's ever growing empire and filled with evil pirates, dangerous jungle animals and many different varieties of hats woven from banana leaves! Sweeties was OBSESSED with this movie when she was little and nearly wore the bootleg VHS version we had as kids. Nowadays, the movie comes with (what is becoming an often seen modifier from Disney+) warnings about culturally insensitive portrayals and stories about terrible animal cruelty on the set! Bogus! But hey we still think Fritz is a HOTTIE, question how no one knew Roberta was a girl, and still hate annoying Frances with a passion!