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Designated Parent

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Kids programming through the lens of adult beverages.

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Sonic the Hedgehog

June 14th, 2021

1:56:20

Video games make great movies, right? Right?

Mighty Ducks

June 7th, 2021

1:37:56

A 90's touchstone movie that includes who would turn out to be the least problematic of Charlie Sheen's kids.

Muppets Take Manhattan

May 31st, 2021

1:20:46

The Muppet movie Lisa's never seen! It's just as weird as the rest, but this time they're trying to sell a Broadway show.

Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie

May 24th, 2021

1:08:32

It's the movie no one asked for based on the game show everyone loved. Or was aware of. If they're not too young.

Muppets Most Wanted

May 17th, 2021

1:43:47

It's the update to the Great Muppet Caper we never knew we needed.

Pan (2015)

May 9th, 2021

1:29:33

In this telling of the Pan origin story... we don't actually get to the part we recognize. But there are characters that we've heard of, so that's …

The Kid Who Would be King

May 3rd, 2021

1:47:10

The 392nd retelling of the Arthur legend. This time, with kids. For the 134th time.

Rio (2011)

April 26th, 2021

1:26:10

It's always Carnivale in Rio! I mean, literally, I can't think of any movies that feature Rio where it isn't Carnivale.

Night at the Museum

April 19th, 2021

1:20:10

Living proof you can act your way out of a wet paper bag.

A mediocre movie is saved by the sheer will of the actors involved.

Space Jam (1996)

April 12th, 2021

1:57:05

Welcome to the Space Jam. A movie that needs no introduction. Or plot. Or acting skills. But did need Bill Murray.

 

Also, for more information …

Zathura

April 5th, 2021

1:18:55

Like when your friend asks to see your paper and you tell him to make sure he changes a few things before he turns it in but the teacher somehow still knows he copied. Just like that, but your friend is this movie and …

Storks

March 29th, 2021

1:28:29

Storks delivering mutant babies to rich, trendy families. Or maybe something about how chasing financial productivity in every aspect of our lives has had a negative effect on the perception of motherhood. Or maybe it's …

The Black Cauldron

March 22nd, 2021

1:20:13

One of Disney's biggest animated flops somehow manages to age poorer than expected. Will no one let the princess finish a sentence?

 

Also, programming note, it was Temple of Doom that inspired the PG-13 rating, not …

Timmy Failure

March 15th, 2021

1:27:43

"Mistakes were made." That's the tagline, and, honestly, the best review we could give this movie.

Hotel for Dogs

March 8th, 2021

1:15:24

It's an orphans movie! It's a dog adoption movie! It's all these things and, somehow, so much less.

Goodburger

March 1st, 2021

1:50:32

Welcome to Goodburger, home of the Goodburger. Can I take your order?

The '90's were wild, ya'll. You could get Sinbad and Shaq in your movie, …

Home Alone

February 22nd, 2021

2:14:15

In this super ginormous sized episode Adam and Lisa get waaaay to into the psychology of the McCallister family. And a bit too far into …

Dr. Doolittle 3

February 15th, 2021

1:35:58

The movie that asks the real questions. Like "Why do we let Norm Macdonald be in things?" and "Can a monkey be charged with a felony?"

Charming

February 8th, 2021

1:20:09

What if all the Prince Charmings (Princes Charming?) were the same? This thoughtful experiment gets to the root of the most confounding mystery in …

The Mandalorian Season 2

February 1st, 2021

1:30:10

Mandalorian, The Second Part! We discuss that the best parts of this show are probably the call outs to previous episodes of this show or else Star Wars in general. Also, Baby Yoda.

The Mandalorian Season 1

January 25th, 2021

1:37:35

In this episode Adam confuses the Traveling Wilburys with the Wild Thornberrys. And also discusses this show that was on Disney.

We Can Be Heroes

January 18th, 2021

1:12:43

The (hopefully) final conclusion to the Sharkboy and Lavagirl series.

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D

January 11th, 2021

50:57

Robert Rodriguez makes a family film about a series of acid trips he had in college. Or something. Starring two Taylors.

Wonder Woman 1984

January 4th, 2021

1:53:47

You will be screaming "TOM HARDY" at us for a few minutes. Sorry.

Also, spoilers as we talk through the plot of a relatively new movie. But don't worry if, like us, you haven't seen Wonder Womans 2-1983. They …

Soul

December 28th, 2020

1:36:15

*SPOILER WARNING* This one just came out!

Adam and Lisa discuss the importance of settling for the mundane.

Ernest Saves Christmas

December 26th, 2020

1:13:02

The second best Ernest movie works with the season.

Ratatouille

December 21st, 2020

1:37:55

Are we watching a Christmas movie this close to the holidays? No. Of course not. It's about a rat who wants to be Gordon Ramsay because of course it …

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

December 14th, 2020

1:01:16

We watch a movie about small town animals and economic downturns and discuss the importance of estate planning and life insurance.

Christmas Chronicles 2

December 7th, 2020

1:30:48

Kurt Russel is back to save Christmas, this time with Goldie Hawn and it's, somehow, so very, very bad.

Incredibles 2

November 30th, 2020

1:28:53

A children's movie addressing issues facing a woman attempting to re-enter the workforce and the whining of the man supporting her.

Ugly Dolls

November 23rd, 2020

54:59

100th Episode Spectacular! Not really. We just drink while discussing the movie that teaches you it's OK to be ugly as long as you're rich and …

Aladdin (2019)

November 16th, 2020

1:07:26

The unneeded live action remake of the Disney classic isn't as bad as it could have been.

Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave

November 9th, 2020

1:02:26

We've had one movie already, but what about second movie?

The sequel to the series that followed the movie that, really, no one really asked for.

Nightmare Before Christmas

November 2nd, 2020

57:32

Simply the best movie combination of Halloween and Christmas. The perfect November movie.

But it also makes no sense.

Halloweentown

October 26th, 2020

1:14:58

Debby Reynolds is in this. Debby. Reynolds. She deserved better.

Double Double Toil and Trouble

October 19th, 2020

1:18:51

A critique on the state of mandatory reporter laws in the 90's. Or another Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen movie. Or both.

Addams Family (2019)

October 12th, 2020

55:45

Can the remake of a 1991 classic remake of a 60's TV show be even better than the original material? I mean, it's possible, but this certainly isn't it.

Addams Family (1991)

October 5th, 2020

1:14:39

What is probably the most functional family in cinematic history meets reality and comes out ahead.

Haunted Mansion

September 28th, 2020

1:25:03

Eddie Murphy in a kids movie based on a theme park ride. This was never going to be good, was it?

Hocus Pocus

September 21st, 2020

1:22:27

Like, seriously, did Bette Midler know what she signed up for or was this just her doing what she does best? Either way, top 10 Halloween movies of all time.

Trolls World Tour

September 14th, 2020

1:16:17

The sequel to the movie based on those little troll dolls that get randomly popular every 15 years. At least it's introducing our kids to good music.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

September 7th, 2020

1:24:58

Time travel brought to you by your dad the dog. Because the 5 minute cartoon segments were not enough.

Despicable Me

August 31st, 2020

1:22:42

The movie that launched the minions. And for that, it has much to answer for.

Animal Crackers

August 24th, 2020

1:02:21

What even is this movie? It's... not good. It's... not bad. It's just... weird.

Kid Detectives

August 17th, 2020

58:10

First, we know it's Stephen Baldwin. But also, we look at a lot of kids detective shows to figure out why we think children have the answers to all our problems.

Muppet Treasure Island

August 10th, 2020

48:48

Where do you know Tim Curry from? This movie answers that for our kids now. Decide what that says about them.

Underdogs

August 3rd, 2020

53:29

How are there no dogs or caves in this movie?

Monsters Vs. Aliens

July 27th, 2020

1:03:28

Reminding children that the military industrial complex rains supreme and you only have the rights they want you to have.

Wrinkle in Time

July 20th, 2020

51:44

A beautiful acid trip where Oprah pretends to be 30 feet tall and the queen of the universe when we all know she's not a bit over 26 feet tall.

UP

July 13th, 2020

1:16:09

A charming story of an accidental child abduction.

G-Force

July 6th, 2020

51:24

A great reminder of why we drink. G-Force is the story of talking guinea pigs that... honestly, who knows? It's a mess.

Artemis Fowl - LIVE

June 29th, 2020

1:32:31

Tired of social distancing? Wishing we could be in your house with you watching a movie and making snarky comments? Then do we have an episode for …

The Goofy Movie

June 22nd, 2020

54:02

In this episode, Adam asks way too many questions about Goofy's biology, classification, and reproductive cycles.

Finding Nemo

June 15th, 2020

1:04:11

Lisa and Adam discuss gender and clown fish and incorrectly identify the capitol of Australia several times.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

June 8th, 2020

43:26

It's Baby's First Wes Anderson this week. Do our kids like style over substance or is this not their cup of fake British tea?

Scoob!

June 1st, 2020

1:20:54

The nostalgia button gets hit again and again as Adam relives his favorite Saturday mornings.

Disney Studio Shorts

May 25th, 2020

56:06

This is a weird one. A bunch of short little videos back to back with no coherent theme. Kinda like my life.

The Great Mouse Detective

May 11th, 2020

53:50

Not the highest form of Disney animation, but not the worst. Except for that weird part in a mouse strip club.

Abominable

May 4th, 2020

1:09:14

Adam and Lisa attempt to get banned in China.

Zootopia

April 27th, 2020

1:20:59

Disney picks an unlikely setting for their follow up to Robin Hood.

Spies in Disguise

April 20th, 2020

1:02:48

Will Smith, the voice of the genie from Aladdin, according to my former children, stars as a bird.

He's reached the part of his career where he's doing talking animal movies.

I'm sorry, Will.

Detective Pikachu

April 13th, 2020

1:03:38

In the unofficial sequel to Deadpool 2, Ryan Renolds sasses his way through another franchise.

High School Musical

April 6th, 2020

1:10:53

The movie that spawned 2 sequels, a TV series, a licensable high school musical about this high school musical and a TV show where they watch people …

The Great Muppet Caper

March 30th, 2020

1:03:02

There's a point in the 1980's where you could get a job by walking into an office and demanding one. This is a throwback to that fantasy.

Disney's Zombies

March 23rd, 2020

1:03:22

Reporting on a post apocalyptic vision where humanity has failed its most vulnerable.

Man, that's hitting a little close to home this week.

Onward

March 16th, 2020

1:35:24

We review a movie still in the theaters!

Adam reveals how little he knows about Dungeons and Dragons and Lisa does, too, but she's not surprised about it.

The Incredibles

March 9th, 2020

1:28:58

What could be easier than raising a family? Raising a family of superheroes without anyone knowing they're superheros.

Harry Potter Revisited

March 2nd, 2020

1:03:24

Did you think Lisa got all her questions and concerns about Harry Potter out last time? Well, you were wrong. Here she goes again.

Woody the Woodpecker

February 24th, 2020

1:00:57

Whoever keeps putting these computer animated cartoon and video game characters into movies with real life actors really needs to stop.

Toy Story 4

February 17th, 2020

1:01:18

For what is hopefully, but not probably, the last entry in the Toy Story saga we take a look at the transcendental terror of existence, dabble in the …

Tangled

February 10th, 2020

1:23:54

Disney brings you Stockholm Syndrome, but cute.

Hop

February 3rd, 2020

1:11:52

They make Easter movies now? About the Easter bunny? Was anyone really calling for that?

Secret Life of Pets 2

January 27th, 2020

1:11:15

The sequel we always wanted where we ask many questions about Hu greenlit this movie.

Jimmy Neutron

January 20th, 2020

1:01:00

The third best computer animated film 2001 had to offer.

Year in Review

January 13th, 2020

27:16

We did it. We actually stuck with something for an entire year. What have we learned by this?

Nothing much, apparently.

Camp Cool Kids

January 6th, 2020

1:13:53

In this episode, Adam has flashbacks to his days spent outside and remembers why he promised to never do that ever again.

Star Wars Ep. IX - Rise of Skywalker

January 4th, 2020

1:36:54

The final (riiiiight) installment of the Skywalker Saga aka the main Star Wars movie.

We're pretty sure we forgot more than we remembered, but it's still a fun ride.

Noelle

December 30th, 2019

1:12:10

Anna Kendrick is probably part elf. You can't prove she isn't.

The Christmas Project

December 23rd, 2019

1:00:26

WARNING: THIS EPISODE MAY CONTAIN SPOILER REGARDING THE EXISTENCE OR POSSIBLE NON-EXISTENCE OF SANTA CLAUSE.

Now that is out of the way, we watch a sappy seasonal movie about recapturing the true meaning of Christmas …

Star Wars Ep. VIII - The Last Jedi

December 18th, 2019

45:29

Sneaking in another episode before the next movie comes out. Enjoy?

Star Wars Ep. VII - The Force Awakens

December 16th, 2019

1:25:03

Because, yes, it's about time it got up and made someone a shitton more money.

Star Wars Ep. III - Revenge of the Sith

December 9th, 2019

1:03:46

Lisa just watched it for the first time. Adam hasn't seen it in years. We get several plot points very wrong. See if you can spot them by yelling at your phone when they pop up!

Star Wars Ep. II - Attack of the Clones

December 2nd, 2019

53:20

If you didn't get enough stilted acting and parliamentary procedure from the last episode, have we got a welcome surprise for you!

Star Wars Ep. I - The Phantom Menace

November 25th, 2019

1:02:47

It's as if a million nerds cried out at once, and were still complaining 20 years later.

Star Wars Ep. VI - Return of the Jedi

November 18th, 2019

1:17:43

The Jedi have returned but... why? And for how long? And what's the big plan, anyway? There is a plan, right? I mean, we're not just walking into an obvious trap. Right? Right?

The Lorax

November 11th, 2019

54:32

A little, furry man saves the world. Yes, we're talking about Danny DeVito.

Star Wars Ep. V - The Empire Strikes Back

November 4th, 2019

55:42

Easily the most watchable of the Star Wars films, probably. At least Lisa thinks so, and she has opinions as to why.

Star Wars Ep. IV - A New Hope

October 28th, 2019

54:54

It's a classic. It's required viewing in my house. And, it turns out, Lisa's not impressed.

The Grinch

October 21st, 2019

59:39

The most recent re-telling of the legend of the Grinch, which still fails to justify its existence over a 30 minute cartoon.

Alvin and the Chipmunks meet the Wolfman

October 14th, 2019

49:07

Think it couldn't get worse than the live action Alvin and the Chipmunk movies? Well, you're right. But this one isn't really worthy of the nostalgia.

Shrek

October 7th, 2019

51:42

The greatest movie of our time?

Probably not.

The greatest performance by Eddy Murphy in a children's movie?

Also, probably no.

Mike Myers' best work?

Still... no.

But it's Shrek and it kept Smashmouth on the …

Descendants 2

September 30th, 2019

28:16

With Lisa out of town, Adam has to rely on some even more unreliable narrators to get through this episode.

Descendants 3

September 23rd, 2019

1:08:50

No, you didn't miss an episode. Our kids just didn't want to watch Descendants 2. So we watch this one instead. We'd like to think seeing the second …

Descendants

September 16th, 2019

1:17:15

In a world where all the Disney films apparently happened at once, and where Beast has united the kingdoms under his iron rule...

Would have been a …

Middle School

September 9th, 2019

44:56

The fight club of the next generation.

Wreck it Ralph

September 2nd, 2019

1:15:34

Remember, you can never be anything besides what you were born to be so just make the most of your freakishness and hopefully you can help some of …

Kronk's New Groove

August 26th, 2019

1:01:04

It was the early 2000's and Disney decided everything needed a sequel. Even things they just made. At least this one kept most of the original cast. And, really, that's the best we can say about it.

Daddy Daycare

August 19th, 2019

1:01:35

Eddy Murphy makes kids movies. This one thing you must remember or nothing that follows will make any sense.

Approaching Pluto Nash levels of bad …

Monsters, Inc.

August 12th, 2019

1:15:42

Teaching our kids that anything is acceptable if you're doing it in order to produce energy. Right?

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