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The VCR Kids

Shoulder Cats Radio

Adults watching kids movies.
002 All Dogs Go To Heaven

46:39 | Feb 12th, 2018

THE VCR KIDS Thank you for listening to Episode 2. In this episode, Jay, Erin and Richard watch All Dogs Go To Heaven. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: http://facebook.com/thevcrkids http://twitter.com/thevcrkids Or email us at the...Show More
Does Osmosis Jones Hold Up?

45:27 | Aug 6th

Website | Merch | Twitter Osmosis Jones stars a LOT of funny people completely phoning it in on a terrible script. Or at least, that’s our general take of a movie that had a lot of hype when we were kids. Let us know your thoughts, and whether or not...Show More
Does October Sky Hold Up?

51:53 | Jul 30th

Website | Merch | Twitter Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern star in October Sky, a period movie about a group of boys who want to follow their dreams and build rockets. Based on a true story, this was what Erin describes as a “Youth Group Movie”. We fig...Show More
The Lion King: Original Vs. Remake - Which is Better?

51:17 | Jul 23rd

Website | Merch | Twitter We watched The Lion King (1994) and The Lion King (2019) to see how the remake holds up to the original. With a stellar voice cast, and a tragic history of previous Disney remakes, The Lion King has a lot of hype to live up ...Show More
Does That Thing You Do Hold Up?

45:29 | Jul 16th

Website | Merch | Twitter In our third installment of "Grown-Up Summer" we watched That Thing You Do! One of Jay's favorite movies growing up. Does this feel-good classic hold up in 2019?
Does Tremors Hold Up?

40:19 | Jul 9th

Website | Merch | Twitter We’re continuing our summer of Grown Up movies that we saw when we were kids. This week, Tremors. Kevin Bacon chews up the scenery in this 1990s cult favorite horror movie. A couple of handyman finally take their shot to get...Show More
Does Kindergarten Cop Hold Up?

48:40 | Jul 2nd

Website | Merch | Twitter Richard brought this fun piece of the 90’s to our attention this week. Watch The Arnold interact with filterless children. Is this a comedy, an action movie, or a family film? Or somewhere in the middle? Listen to our memori...Show More
Does Chicken Run Hold Up?

47:09 | Jun 25th

Website | Merch | Twitter Mel Gibson stars in this 2000 claymation send-up of The Great Escape. Can Ginger and the chickens escape Tweedy’s Farm before they get turned into pies? They don’t even like gravy! We watched Chicken Run 19 years after it ca...Show More
Does Stuart Little Hold Up?

37:49 | Jun 18th

Website | Merch | Twitter This week, The VCR Kids dig into our Nostalgia Briefcase and pull out Stuart Little. Did you know this movie was written by M. Night Shamalyan? And it came out the SAME YEAR as The Sixth Sense? Coincidence? We'll see.. Stuar...Show More
Does James and the Giant Peach Hold Up?

39:17 | Jun 11th

Merch | Website | Twitter From the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, we watched 1996’s James and the Giant Peach. To say this is an entomologist’s fever dream is an understatement. Robot sharks, giant bugs, and juicy peaches ab...Show More
Does The Rocketeer Hold Up?

41:05 | Jun 4th

Website | Merch | Twitter This week we rewatched Disney’s The Rocketeer. A movie that holds a special place for those of us who watched it as youngsters, but generally has fallen off of the face of the earth. Why is that? We talk about our recollecti...Show More
Aladdin 1992 Vs. 2019 - Which is Better?

54:09 | May 24th

Website | Merch | Twitter We watched Aladdin from 1992 and 2019 to let you know if the Disney Live Action Remake is worth watching. Does Will Smith carry the mantle from Robin Williams? We talk about our memories of the original movie. Then we give a...Show More
The Pagemaster

41:46 | May 21st

Website | March | Twitter Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Stewart, Whoopie Goldberg and more lend their voices to this half-live action, half-animated Macaulay Culkin vehicle from 1994. What made this movie hold such a strong place in Twitter’s heart? Thi...Show More
Air Bud

45:09 | May 14th

Website | Merch | Twitter Have you ever wanted to see a dog play basketball? Well, we never thought we wanted to either. But after watching Air Bud, I really do. We can't speak for all the sequels, but this one was not too bad. It also led us down an...Show More
Godzilla (1998)

44:39 | May 7th

Website | Merch | Twitter Godzilla came out in 1998 and it is a RELIC of it's time. A terrible, poorly thought out, just all around dumb relic. Matthew Broderick plays a worm scientist, the French characters cannot stop talking about coffee, and a gi...Show More
101 Dalmatians (1996)

42:50 | Apr 30th

Shoulder Cats Radio | Get Our Merch | Follow us on Twitter This summer is the season for Live-Action Remakes of Disney Classics. We decided we would get the party started with one of the first: 101 Dalmatians. If you remember anything from this movie...Show More
Pokemon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back

49:19 | Apr 23rd

TheVCRKids.com Follow us on Twitter Get VCR Kids TeeShirts We wanted to be the very best, so we watched the movie with the LONGEST TITLE WE HAVE EVER DONE. Pokemon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) is basically just a long episode of the ...Show More
Nire's First Episode!

0:00 | Apr 18th

Hey, VCR Family! We have another special episode for you! If you like Jay and Erin, check out their new show, NIRE. This is episode one (which just premiered today) for your listening pleasure. If you like it, please check out the show! You can searc...Show More
Galaxy Quest

37:15 | Apr 16th

Visit Our Website Get Our Merch! Listen to Nire We kept it in the 1999's Space vibes this week and watched Galaxy Quest. More Tim Allen? Yes... but also Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and more! We had a fun time revisiting this movie, and we think y...Show More
Muppets From Space

37:55 | Apr 9th

Check out our Website! VCR Kids Merch Follow us on Twitter This week we revisit The Muppets for 1999's Muppets From Space! This is a cameo-ridden, huge cast, kind of all over the place movie. Please tell your friends about us on Twitter for a chance ...Show More

45:16 | Apr 2nd

www.TheVCRKids.com www.twitter.com/TheVCRKids Erin picked a movie, you guys. We watched Matilda, a Danny DeVito film and discuss attitudes towards adults, nudity in films and TV, and whether or not the movie holds up. Listen now and tell your fri...Show More
The Day After Tomorrow

39:19 | Apr 1st

APRIL FOOLS! We teamed up with podcasters AROUND THE WORLD... wide web to hijack each others feeds on this national holiday of embarrassment, so I hope you guys enjoy this episode by Guess What You're Going to Hate! Find them online at http://www....Show More
The Mask

49:41 | Mar 26th

http://tee.pub/lic/jhXiJmyCfJE SMOKIN’! We watched The Mask and talk all about the 1994 film that BROKE popular culture. Why do we remember the Saturday morning cartoon more than the movie who spawned it? Maybe a rewatch will answer those quest...Show More
Rookie of the Year

50:56 | Mar 19th

Check out our new merch!!! http://tee.pub/lic/jhXiJmyCfJE You asked and we delivered! Check out our memories and review of Rookie of the Year? Love this movie? Hate it? Let us know your thoughts! Hit us up on Twitter and Facebook @TheVCRKids or at...Show More
The Rescuers Down Under

40:53 | Mar 12th

The Rescuers Down Under was one of those rare movies in which the sequel was actually way better! We enjoyed revisiting this classic film from our childhoods and hope you enjoy hearing us talk about it!
051 The Neverending Story II

48:20 | Mar 5th

To bring in our second 50 movies, we’re going back to where it all began! You may or may not have seen this sequel to the classic kids movie, but Jay definitely did! Erin, predictably, is not a fan. And Richard rides the line of enjoyment and critici...Show More
050 Shrek

42:55 | Feb 26th

We know, we know, this movie is a bit out of our normal timeline. But hey, it had a big impact on us as (older) kids and on movies to come, so we figured it was time to dig into Shrek and see if it still holds up! Let us know your thoughts on Twitter...Show More
049 Babe

56:38 | Feb 19th

We watched the Oscar-Nominated film Babe in honor of the Year of the Pig. What a surprise this was! For a film that has fallen into almost complete obscurity, this definitely makes it onto our “revisit” list.
The Harry Potter Virgin and the Half-Blood Prince

55:46 | Feb 12th

Andrew is finally back to watch the next installment of the Harry Potter series. This week, what is widely regarded as one of the best book/movie combos: The Half-Blood Prince. What will Andrew think of this riveting tale with no other background to ...Show More
048 The Parent Trap

46:05 | Feb 5th

As if Life Size was not enough Lohan… we watched Lindsay’s debut in 1998’s The Parent Trap. Check out our memories of this show, as well as our review after we rewatch it. This episode marks the official beginning of our second year of The VCR Kid...Show More
046 Richie Rich

50:20 | Jan 29th

Thank you to all our Twitter followers who voted for us to watch Richie Rich this week. We revisit Macaulay Culkin in one of his later, pre-pubescent roles as the richest kid in the world. But what money can’t buy? FRIENDSHIP! Or trustworthy employee...Show More
046 The Little Rascals

53:17 | Jan 22nd

Of all the kids' movies we’ve done so far, this is probably the cutest. We watched The Little Rascals from 1994 and cracked up along with the gang’s hijinx. If you remember this movie, check out our episode to hear our memories and then our review af...Show More
045 The Cable Guy

57:36 | Jan 15th

Our first delve into the world of 90’s Jim Carrey does not disappoint! Check out our latest episode on The Cable Guy to hear us talk about this Ben Stiller-directed film that also stars the immortal Matthew Broderick and an amazing cast of supporting...Show More
044 The Flintstones

47:25 | Jan 8th

We visit the Stone Age to check in with the Rubbles and the Flintstones this week in the 1994 Historical Fiction. Erin talks about her distrust of feet, Jay laughs at all the rock puns, and Richard's breath is taken away by Halle Barry. Listen, tell ...Show More
043 Life-Size

46:02 | Jan 1st

Erin finally convinced us to watch Life-Size starring Tyra Banks and Lindsay Lohan. It was quite an adventure even FINDING this movie, but in the end, we think it was worth it. Never heard of this? Haven't watched it since childhood? Maybe you should...Show More
042 Jingle All The Way

52:51 | Dec 25th, 2018

Merry Christmas, VCR Family! We are so excited to share our first Christmas with you guys and to watch the holiday classic (?) Jingle All the Way starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad! Thank you for all your support in 2018, and we look forward t...Show More
041 The Santa Clause

52:43 | Dec 18th, 2018

Time to revisit 90’s Tim Allen: America’s favorite Coke-dealing, Drunk-Driving, Child-Cursing dad! In this Christmas classic, Tim murders good St. Nick and then has to take up his mantle of giving. Does this movie hold up to our memories? Listen to t...Show More
040 Little Giants

45:20 | Dec 11th, 2018

Back to the sports movies. Ed O'Neil and Rick Moranis square off in a tale of sibling rivalry. We watched 1994's Little Giants and share our thoughts on the movie both before and after rewatching it as adults. Subscribe for new episodes of The VCR Ki...Show More
Muppet Treasure Island

43:00 | Dec 4th, 2018

Thanks to Twitter for voting for this movie. We really enjoyed revisiting Muppet Treasure Island, and we think you will too! If you like this episode, please tell a friend about The VCR Kids!
The Goonies

49:31 | Nov 27th, 2018

This week we watched the 80’s Classic, The Goonies. Full disclosure, this movie did come out before any of us were born, but it did hold a special place in our formative years. We rewatched it for the first time in a long time and try and decide whet...Show More
The Harry Potter Virgin and the Order of the Phoenix

47:04 | Nov 20th, 2018

This one should be called, "Harry Potter and the Normal Haircuts." We show Andrew the 5th installment in the Harry Potter film series and get the reactions of a pair of fresh eyes! If you have ever wanted to force your non-HP-loving friends to sit th...Show More
Happy Gilmore

47:51 | Nov 13th, 2018

Richard brought in the Adam Sandler classic and we discuss how the "Dumb Comedy" has changed since the 90's. Erin hates everything and Jay cracks up on his first viewing of the "film".
036 The Rescuers

49:39 | Nov 6th, 2018

We watched 1977's The Rescuers. No, not the Australia one, the creepy kidnapping one. It was definitely an adventure... Take a listen! Today's episode was brought to you by DinoKnit (https://www.etsy.com/shop/dinoknit) and Audible (http://www.audi...Show More
035 Child's Play

50:15 | Oct 30th, 2018

As promised, we have Part 2 of our Halloween Special Episodes. In this we watch Child's Play. Richard watched this at way too young an age, and some may argue it's had irreparable affects. Jay gets into the movie and Erin enlightens us all to the rea...Show More
034 Hocus Pocus

50:00 | Oct 23rd, 2018

It’s the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus. Well, it was this summer… but enjoy ANOTHER halloween where someone pressures you into watching this movie! And you’ll just smile and nod and pretend you are enjoying it. Meanwhile, in your heart of hearts, y...Show More
033 Good Burger

52:05 | Oct 16th, 2018

Listen to this episode, or you're going in the grinder! That's right, we're all dudes over here. We watched Good Burger with comedian Evan Pittfield and had a great time. Make sure you stick around to hear the story of Dennis, our pizza delivery guy!...Show More
032 - Jumanji

47:23 | Oct 9th, 2018

Jace from Fresh Geek Context joins us as we talk about our memories of Jumanji. We talk 90s special effects, Robin Williams, and tie-ins with other movies and franchises. This was a really great movie to revisit, so thanks to everyone who voted for i...Show More
The Harry Potter Virgin pt. 4 The Goblet of Fire

49:08 | Oct 2nd, 2018

In the fourth installment of our Harry Potter Virgin series, we force Andrew to watch The Goblet of Fire (more like the Goblet of Mullets). And Y'ALL. HE LOST HIS MIND. Check out The Harry Potter Virgin Part 4, and check out our feed to hear our prev...Show More
031 FernGully: The Last Rainforest

42:16 | Sep 25th, 2018

Everyone has fond memories of this movie. Literally everyone we’ve talked to does. But here come The VCR Kids to ruin your childhood! Check out our new episode and tell your friends. If you really love us, you’ll give us a rating and review.
030 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers - The Movie

51:21 | Sep 18th, 2018

We watched Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers The Movie (boy is that a mouthful)! More Rangers! More Ninjas! More Ooze! What a crazy movie to revisit. Also, check out the new podcast from Shoulder Cats Radio. You'll hear the trailer in this episode. Yo...Show More
029 Beethoven

42:29 | Sep 11th, 2018

We watched Beethoven (The first one, obviously)! Erin has a lot of opinions about animals talking even though no animals talk in this movie. Jim tries to get in on the action too. All around a good time! If you enjoy this episode, tell your friend...Show More
028 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze

47:52 | Sep 4th, 2018

Brian Martin (of local nerd fame) joined us today to talk about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. We had a really great time with this one, folks, so tell all your friends! Also, help support us by checking out http://www.au...Show More
The Harry Potter Virgin Pt. 3 - The Prisoner of Azkaban

47:29 | Aug 28th, 2018

We watched The Prisoner of Azkaban with Andrew and.... Richard! Yes, that's right, Richard is back and ready to keep watching these ridiculous movies. Over all, this episode was definitely the most enjoyable to do yet. Please listen and tell your ...Show More
027 A Little Princess

52:22 | Aug 21st, 2018

1995 gave us the classic girls' movie: A Little Princess. Enjoy a pre-GoT Sir Davos and a Post-Hook Toodles. And hey, Richard is back with his minute!
026 We're Back! A Dinosaur Story

48:54 | Aug 14th, 2018

Roll back the clock to the dawn of time! Our buddy Geoff joins us this week to watch one of our childhood favorites. Did you know John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short and Julia Child all lended their voices to this movie? Along with many more. We had...Show More
025 Mouse Hunt

55:50 | Aug 7th, 2018

Nathan Lane heads this 1997 film you probably haven't thought of in 20 years. Keep your eyes open for the Christopher Walken cameo. Also, we got new mics! We sound so much better!
024 A Goofy Movie

49:21 | Jul 31st, 2018

The room was pretty split on this one, folks. But it definitely struck a nerve with a lot of people! Take a listen and give us the ol' 5 star review if you like it!
023 The Borrowers

38:37 | Jul 24th, 2018

John Goodman stars in this 1997 film with all KINDS of cameos by British Actors. A must-watch if you read the books or are a super-geek of the Harry Potter films. A maybe could watch otherwise.
022 - Mighty Joe Young

39:38 | Jul 17th, 2018

Ooooooh boy, this was a tough one, guys. Honestly, I don't recommend watching this one if you can help it. But the episode was fun!
021 - The Indian in the Cupboard

42:05 | Jul 10th, 2018

We needed a break from Harry Potter... SO we watched a movie you probably haven't thought of since you were 10! The Indian in the Cupboard was much better than we expected... but not great. Our friend Ian guest hosts, and we have the premier of The R...Show More
The Harry Potter Virgin Pt. 2 - The Chamber of Secrets (The VCR Kids)

45:19 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Andrew returns to watch The Chamber of Secrets. You guys, this movie was SO LONG! But overall pretty enjoyable. Please help spread the word about The VCR Kids! Tell your friends and hit subscribe on their computers when they're taking too long in ...Show More
Special Episode! The Harry Potter Virgin pt.1

46:21 | Jun 26th, 2018

Richard is out of town, so we figured it was the perfect time to trick returning guest Andrew into watching Harry Potter! If you've never heard a grown man experience Harry Potter, you're in for a treat.
020 - The Sandlot

38:08 | Jun 19th, 2018

You're killing me, smalls! We hadn't seen The Sandlot in FOR-E-VER so we figured it was time for a revisit. Let's just say we were not disappointed. Subscribe and tell all your friends!
019 - Hook

49:06 | Jun 12th, 2018

The Pan is back! Generally acknowledged by most millennials as a classic, does Hook hold up to the test of time? We figured it was worth a revisit, but let us know what you think! Talk to us on Facebook (theVCRkids), or shoot us an email at TheVCR...Show More
018 - Jungle 2 Jungle

35:23 | Jun 5th, 2018

Our first Tim Allen movie for the podcast, Jungle 2 Jungle is one you... might not want to rewatch. Check out our recap and let us know what you think!
017 - D2: The Mighty Ducks

42:34 | May 29th, 2018

The Quack Attack is Back, Jack! We watched D2: The Mighty Ducks and had a lot of fun doing it! Like The VCR Kids on Facebook!
016 The Land Before Time

42:56 | May 22nd, 2018

Time for another Don Bluth classic. (seriously, we need to find another director...) The Land Before Time is the first in a series of FOURTEEN FILMS that all of us have seen but none of us remember. Does it hold up?
015 George of the Jungle

43:11 | May 15th, 2018

WATCH OUT FOR THAT TREE! Remember George of the Jungle? Remember Brendon Frasier? Well we barely did... (except Erin, she watched this yesterday) Hit us up on Facebook!
014 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

51:38 | May 9th, 2018

Hey Guys, here it is! Sorry for the day-late episode, Jay's little computer may need to be replaced it seems. Hope you enjoy!
013 - Fievel Goes West

40:59 | May 1st, 2018

We follow up last week's episode with the MUCH beloved film, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Grab a juicy Mouse Burger and come join us!
012 - An American Tail

46:38 | Apr 24th, 2018

Part 1 of our two-part Fievel Series starts with An American Tail. We watched this story of rodent immigration and let you know our thoughts!
011 - Angels In The Outfield

35:51 | Apr 17th, 2018

You may have never watched the movie, but you definitely saw the trailer before The Lion King! We watched Angels In The Outfield and were quite surprised!
010 Space Jam

53:35 | Apr 10th, 2018

What a Classic! We watched Space Jam, talk NBA in the 90s and, of course, POGS! Check out this episode for a heavy dose of nostalgia.
009 The Last Unicorn

45:32 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Have you ever heard of this movie? If not, SKIP THIS EPISODE! Save yourself, save your sanity. Just don't even listen to this! Just kidding, listen and tell all your friends!
008 Small Soldiers

51:29 | Mar 27th, 2018

We finally got that Kirsten Dunst movie we've all been waiting for! Please please PLEASE tell your friends and family about us and maybe even give us a 5 star review? We'll love you forever!
007 Harriet the Spy

49:58 | Mar 20th, 2018

OH MY GOODNESS. Do you ever watch a movie that makes you feel old? We watched Harriet the Spy so you don't have to!
006 The Mighty Ducks

40:20 | Mar 13th, 2018

Let your Quack Flag Fly! We watched The Mighty Ducks this week. Let us know what you think about the episode on our Facebook page - The VCR Kids!
005 Cool Runnings

53:21 | Mar 6th, 2018

Suffering from that Winter Olympic Hangover? So were we! So we decided to watch Cool Runnings and talk about it. We skipped our order a bit in order to get this one out to you guys sooner. Don't worry, The Mighty Ducks is coming soon. Let us kn...Show More
004 Homeward Bound

48:57 | Feb 27th, 2018

This week we invited our buddy Andrew over to watch the classic Disney movie, Homeward Bound.  Cats Rule, Dogs Drool!
003 Free Willy

47:34 | Feb 20th, 2018

THE VCR KIDS Thank you for listening to Episode 3. In this episode, Jay, Erin and Richard watch Free Willy. Jay gets drunk, Erin gets political, and Richard is just in the middle of it all. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: http://facebook....Show More
001 The Neverending Story

50:57 | Feb 12th, 2018

THE VCR KIDS Thank you for listening to Episode 1. In this episode, Jay, Erin and Richard watch The Neverending Story. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: http://facebook.com/thevcrkids http://twitter.com/thevcrkids Or email us at thevcrk...Show More