Once Upon A Nostalgia
Episode 67 - Scooby Doo

Episode 67 - Scooby Doo

October 18, 2021

Rooby Rooby Roooooo! Herro! This week Joel chooses one of his favorite movies from his childhood as our DisNOT choice for October, “Scooby-Doo: The Movie” from 2002. I guess this counts as a spooky October movie choice? Thankfully it’s not that scary or Avery would not watch it. We both had seen this movie growing up, but Joel watched it waaaay more(and way more recently too). We both agree this is the BEST cast for a Scooby Doo movie. We love the real life/on screen couple of Sarah Michellle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. NO ONE can play Shaggy like Matthew Lillard and one of Joel’s biggest crushes growing up was Linda Cardenllini who plays Velma. *Chef’s kiss* We also love the “hidden” weed jokes throughout the whole movie, basically calling out Shaggy for being a huge stoner. Originally, this movie was going to be geared more for adults so there was going to be WAY more stoner humor, but it ended up being cut. Avery has a few critiques with the plot and storyline, but overall, enjoyed it for what it is. Joel, of course, loved it as always. So join us and listen as we laugh, analyze, and summarize Scooooooby Doooooby Doo!

Episode 66 - The Fox and the Hound

Episode 66 - The Fox and the Hound

October 11, 2021

*Insert Beethoven’s 5th Symphony* We did it. We finally succumbed to the pressure and agreed to watch THE SADDEST Disney movie from our childhoods. Joel did not want to watch “The Fox and the Hound” from 1981, but Avery forced him. We knew we had to do this one day and that day has come. Why Disney chose to make this a children’s movie will always be a mystery, especially once you learn about the book this is based on. We were both dreading the sadness and feels this movie gave us as children, but after watching this again as adults, we still don’t like it. However, it was not AS bad as we thought. We both remembered the movie wrong and thought worse things happened, but apparently we remembered wrong. It still was just a melancholy film that had a weird plot, weird storytelling, bad characters, and sad music. We tell each other what happy movie we will watch after watching this, we share an even sadder movie we both watched together in the theater, and bond over our horror at the original book’s story and how anyone could possibly have thought it would make a great children’s film. Anyways, watch this movie or don’t, it’s up to you, but join us and listen to our podcast because we promise we’ll make you laugh!

Episode 65 - Jungle 2 Jungle

Episode 65 - Jungle 2 Jungle

October 4, 2021

Hello Disney friends! Happy Monday and Happy spooooooky season! This week Joel chose a movie from his childhood he remembered as being fun, light-hearted, and a little silly….well, A Lot silly, “Jungle 2 Jungle” from 1997. If you didn’t know, this is actually a remake from a French film called “Little Indian, Big City” from 1994. Listen to this episode to learn just how similar these two movies really are. Avery couldn’t remember if she had actually seen this film, or just the trailer, but she has very few memories of it. Joel remembered some scenes clearly, like Martin Short’s character screaming inside of a car, and enjoyed this as a kid, but he isn’t sure if it will hold up today. In Part 2, we both agree this movie should stay in the 90s. It was rated the worst movie of 1997 by a reviewer, and we might agree with him. Listen to this episode to hear our review and what parts worked and what parts really didn’t work. So pull up your hiking socks as we march through this jungle of a movie and listen to this week’s podcast episode on “Jungle 2 Jungle”!

Episode 64 - Hook

Episode 64 - Hook

September 27, 2021

Happy Monday everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I guess it’s Fall already, which we’ve noticed in San Diego with rainstorms, lightning, and thunder this past week. Pretty crazy! This month’s DisNOT episode was chosen by Avery and is an ultimate 90s classic! “Hook” from 1991 with Robin Williams is our choice this month. This is definitely a favorite of ours and we have seen it many, many times. Avery admits to a childhood crush she hadn’t even realized, we talk about all the surprising cameos in this movie, Avery isn’t as impressed with the sets as most people were, Joel re-enacts the Lost Boys inspirational workout song(amazing!), and we crow and say “Rufio” about a dozen times. We love this movie and cannot understand why the critics do not. It might not have done the best at the box office, but this movie will go down in nostalgic fame for us 90s kids. We love it and so should you! So join us and listen to Joel and Avery as we discuss this marvelous, magical movie!

Episode 63 - Mary Poppins

Episode 63 - Mary Poppins

September 20, 2021

Yes, it took us 63 episodes to finally do Mary Poppins. Hey, there are just so many amazing Disney movies we forget about the classics sometimes. We are finally here at another Disney classic, “Mary Poppins” from 1964 with Dame Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. If you have nothing to do for two hours and 19 minutes, then watch this movie and join us after for our discussion. In Part 1 we talk about some of the memories we have of this movie. We remember some scenes pretty clearly, like the chalk cartoon world or the laughing/floating scene. Avery also tells a terrible joke about Dick van Dyke and how he got his name. We also mention how every kid practiced saying “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” If you can’t say that word then you don’t love Disney. Just kidding. It is pretty crazy how many people can say it though. That and antidisestablishmentarianism. Why? Who knows. LOL. After watching the movie again we realized how much of the movie we forgot and how it really feels like a bunch of short stories mashed together into a movie. Some scenes truly didn’t add anything to the plot, but were still funny or had good music, so why not? Avery loves the “Feed the Birds” song and apparently so did Disney! It was his favorite song and was played at his memorial. As we discuss the movie we sprinkle in some fun facts, the history of the book and how the author felt about the movie, and which characters we loved and why. So buckle up and get ready for a magical adventure while you listen to “Once Upon a Nostalgia” with Avery and Joel!

Episode 62 - The Parent Trap

Episode 62 - The Parent Trap

September 13, 2021

Hello Disney Friends! We hope you had a wonderful weekend! This movie is very special to both Avery and Joel...I mean, who doesn’t love “The Parent Trap” from 1998 with the adorable Lindsay Lohan?! Did you know this was her very first role? Amazing. Also, how long did it take you to realize she played both twins and was not actually a twin in real life? It took us an embarrassingly long time! Haha This movie also inspired the classic combination of oreos and peanut butter. We get into a long discussion about our experiences with oreos and peanut butter. If you don’t like it, you’re wrong. We also debate on whether Lindsay Lohan is pulling off the British accent (if you’re a British person can you please tell us what you think??). We have very strong feelings about our favorite characters and opposite feelings toward Meredith. We also segue the conversation from money and happiness to weird sibling rivalry to all the adaptations this story has. There’s A LOT of different versions all over the world of this story! This episode is full of random facts, funny stories, and why we love this movie SO much! So grab some oreos and peanut butter and listen to “Once Upon a Nostalgia” with Avery and Joel.

Episode 61 - Oliver and Company

Episode 61 - Oliver and Company

September 6, 2021

Good day to one and all! We hope you had a lovely weekend...and say Happy Birthday to our favorite podcaster, Avery! It was her Birthday on Saturday! This week Joel chose a movie NOT from the 90s! Whaaaat?? But as you’ll hear in the episode, it was released on VHS in the 90s, and only had a moment in theaters in the 80s...so it kind of is a 90s film. “Oliver and Company” came out in 1988 and on VHS in 1996. We both LOVE this movie, but Avery wasn’t able to watch it as much as Joel. They both owned the VHS, but sadly, Avery’s tape broke and so after that she had no way of watching this movie. We both love the amazing soundtrack, the goofy characters, the adorable story, and just everything about this film. Do you know who voiced the main character, Dodger, and who sang all his songs?? The one and only Bon Jovi! No wonder the music is so good! Joel does some live action googling and researches the similarities between this movie and the story it’s based off of, Oliver Twist. We’re not sure you could really call this a version of Oliver Twist, but there are a few similarities. There are definitely some moments of questionable reality as well, besides talking animals running amuck in New York...but in the end, we still love every part. So join us and listen to us discuss “Oliver and Company”!

Episode 60 - Finding Nemo

Episode 60 - Finding Nemo

August 30, 2021

Hello Disney Friends! Happy Monday! We hope you all had a wonderful week...but let’s make this week ever better! Anyone who hasn’t seen this movie, stop reading or doing whatever you’re doing and go watch “Finding Nemo” from 2003! We LOVE this movie. I mean, who doesn’t? Avery and Joel both watched this film countless times growing up. Avery had watched it more recently, since this is her favorite Pixar(tied with The Incredibles) movie. Both of us know the story, can quote lines from it, and know pretty much everything that happens. In Part 1, we discuss Australian accents, the geography of Hawaii, and movies we watched in school. In Part 2, we do a lot of googling. So be prepared to learn some pretty awesome marine biology facts! Avery also calls out the most unrealistic part of this film, which you might be surprised to find out what we think that is. Hint: It involves a man’s bathroom habits. We both love this movie so much and get so excited to talk about it and review it, that we basically go scene by scene through the whole movie...so if you haven’t seen this in awhile, don't worry, we basically tell you everything that happens. Lol. So if you love Finding Nemo as much as we do, then laugh along and listen to this week’s podcast episode! Enjoy!

Episode 59 - The Sandlot

Episode 59 - The Sandlot

August 23, 2021

Hello Disney Friends! Welcome to this month’s DisNOT episode! As 90s kids, of course we choose a movie from the 90s that gives us all the nostalgic feels that the classic Disney movies give us…”The Sandlot” from 1993. Also, fun fact! This movie was made by Fox studios, which Disney bought out, so you can watch this on DisneyPlus, even though it wasn't made by Disney. Yay! Joel remembers this very fondly and watched this many times growing up, however, he mostly watched it in Spanish, so he knows the movie really well...just maybe not the voices as much. Avery watched this a few times growing up, but she didn’t own it and doesn’t remember the basic plot. She does remember the main parts though, like playing baseball on the Sandlot and their love for Babe Ruth, the pool scene, and the chase scene at the end. She also was a big baseball fan growing up(and still is...GO GIANTS!) and admired Babe Ruth. Listen and find out what she did in honor of him and this movie. There were definitely some parts of the movie we didn’t remember and it was fun watching this now and still loving it! Between all the sarcastic comments made by Ham, to the sweet side of Benny, to fun facts from behind the scenes, we really cover all our bases. ;) Like what I did there? Anyways, if you like baseball, friendship, old movies, or just want to laugh, then join us and listen to our podcast on, “The Sandlot”!

Episode 58 - Bambi

Episode 58 - Bambi

August 16, 2021

Hello again Disney friends! Happy Monday! This week we jump back in time to a classic, one of the OG Disney movies….”Bambi” from 1942. Joel admits that the only time he might have seen this was when he was a young, wee lad. Therefore, his memories are far and few between. Avery thinks she remembers this movie very well, and for the most part she does. However, in Part 1 she makes a few major mistakes while trying to remember the plot. She gives a few plot points away to Joel and he is blown away by the lack of memory he has for this movie. Spoiler: Bambi’s mom doesn’t die in the beginning of the movie! We get into an interesting debate about hunting, the morals of hunting, and how sometimes hunting can be done conscientiously. After watching this movie, Joel is VERY surprised at his reaction to it. Listen to find out if he liked it more than he thought he would or not at all. We talk about all the cute animal characters, the rainstorm song, and how funny it was when the boys all got “twitterpated”. So if you’ve never seen Bambi, then go watch it. If it’s been a loooong time, go watch it. If you saw it yesterday, then ok, maybe just listen to our podcast and Enjoy as we talk about “Bambi”!

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