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1995 film by Joe Johnston

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Sisters Who Scene It

Katie and Bridget play a murderous board game as they re-watch the movie Jumanji! It's a children's horror movie (there's really no other way to spin it), all about how playing the board game Jumanji releases a number of terrifying jungle dangers set to kill you. We've got characters: Alan Parrish, who got stuck in the game for 26 years and needs to know WHAT YEAR IS IT; Sarah, who is not a good psychic since she couldn't see all this trauma coming; and orphan siblings Judy and Peter, who both just really need a vacation or something because damn. Will they be able to defeat the game and survive the animals, earthquakes, stampedes, monsoons, poisons, plants, spiders, and Van Pelt/Pam Belt? Odds aren't great but they figure it out! Released in 1995, it stars Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Dunst, Jonathan Hyde, Bradley Pierce, and David Alan Grier.

Fuse 8 n' Kate
Episode 243 - The Shrinking of Treehorn

Fuse 8 n' Kate

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 30:26


"I'm Benjamin Buttoning over here!" When they're not talking about crystal flutes and harmoniums, Kate and Betsy discuss their very first Halloween-seasoned title on this week's episode of Fuse 8 n' Kate. Betsy was charged with coming up with another potential classic for the Halloween season, and now she has located an illustrator who may honestly be called "the granddaddy of haunted books". He didn't do many picture books . . . for children. But occasionally he did one or two when someone else was doing the writing and today's title, The Shrinking of Treehorn is an exemplary example. The sisters talk about what it takes to name your kid "Treehorn", what to do when you're caught in a Jumanji-type situation, and why this book made Betsy think of Jeffrey Dahmer. Show Notes: For the full Show Notes please visit: https://afuse8production.slj.com/2022/10/03/fuse-8-n-kate-the-shrinking-of-treehorn-by-florence-parry-heide-ill-edward-gorey/

Oops, All Franchises
S01E08 - Jumanji

Oops, All Franchises

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 49:29


Do sad boys keep getting you stuck in games? Will we ever find out what year it is? Anybody hear drums? Do we have pelican vendettas? On this week's episode, we're playing the game, seeking to leave our world behind, and steering clear of all cake to see which of the Jumanji sequels is most worth the roll of the dice! Keep up with Oops, All Franchises & Partyfish Media: Full info on the show: https://partyfish.media/oopsallfranchises Instagram: @oopsallfranchises Partyfish Media: https://partyfish.media Oops, All Franchises Theme composed by Kurtis Skinner --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/oopsallfranchisespod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/oopsallfranchisespod/support

Grim Encounters
Season 3: Episode 4 - The Grim Table (Feat. Baaron & Luke of The Encounter Table)

Grim Encounters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 65:39


Today is a very special episode of Grim Encounters! Today we are having two wonderful people from The Encounter Table on the show! A D&D podcast meets Jumanji, it is full of laughs and full of heart. This episode follows Mavis and Todd, who are asked by an old friend to help find his missing friend! If you want constant updates and to talk with some wonderful spoopies. Hop into our discord! Great convos about the show, video games, movies, and creative endeavors from our little community. Come join and get spooped! We are an actual play tabletop RPG campy horror podcast using the Chill 3rd edition ruleset! The setting is based in the modern day Chicago world land! If you liked today's episode let us know on Twitter. Even better, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell a friend about the show! Remember to stay spooped out there! Your cast members are: Nort as the Chill Master Anna as Mavis Osterling and Arrowhead the Squirrel Robert as Todd Clark Luke as Seth Nelson Baaron as Mordecai the "Dog" Cameo Appearance by Ranson as Picheal Sanchez If you haven't checked out The Encounter Table, you should. Everyone on our cast is a genuine fan of The Encounter Table and we loved to have these two wonderful dudes on. Plus Anna & Nort recorded an episode on their feed, go check that out as well. Nort may or may not be playing a big dumb lovable jock. Baaron's Twitter @baaroniscool Link to The Encounter Table's Twitter @etablepod The Encounter Table's Podcast Tap Here Grim Encounters theme song produced and created by Anna. Music and Ambient tracks created and produced by Tim over at TabletopAudio.com Tim's Twitter: @TabletopAudio Tim's Patreon: Tabletop Audio Follow us on Twitter @GrimEncounters Nort's Twitter @NortSauwce Anna's Twitter @AnnaNortSauwce Robert's Twitter @QuietSpider22 Join Our Discord Grim Encounters

A Riverdale Runs Through It
ARRTI 62: Sabrina The Teenage Monster Effer (Season 3 FINALE)

A Riverdale Runs Through It

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 125:23


We have crawled all the way to the end of season three of this god-forsaken show, it's A Riverdale Runs Through It! The Highlights of this episode are: Archie gets to keep Punch Camp after Hirame was arrested, Penelope is told that the Farm is grabbing up organs and retrieving Betty, and Penelope then gathers the "Midnight Children" to have them do quests to survive the night. It is revealed that she is the real Garg King and she is being helped by a red-haired Chick(the fake brother), the gang survives the night, there is a clash of gangs, Hal is killed, and the farm leaves Kevin behind to say they left. It is also revealed that Alice was working undercover with the FBI to arrest Edgar and the agent that enlisted the children is actually the real lost brother Charles. Come let us know if you were a Zathura or Jumanji kid on our Twitter, and if you need counseling, feel free to email us. With that, have a great week, try out some different foods you may have never tried before, be Kind, and Don't Fuck by A Cute Cthulu. Our Twitter is @RiverdaleRuns Our email is arrtipod@gmail.com  

Mark 2.0 Podcast
Actors Insights

Mark 2.0 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 40:34


You remember these guests from our previous episodes. William Tokarsky is from Welcome To Flatch, Too Many Cooks, Jumanji and other productions. He started out as a background actor and has created quite the life as an actor. Ron Blake is one of the hardest workers in North Carolina as an actor and has worked on all kinds of productions from hit movies like the hit movie The Black Phone starring Ethan Hawke, the TV show Swamp thing, and countless other films, TV shows, and commercials.  Ron is also very active in mentors others especially the up and coming teen actors whose careers are about to take off. These two guys will give you insights as to what the grind of being an actor is like. 

Cine y Alcohol
Shots: Jumanji

Cine y Alcohol

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 37:35


https://patreon.com/cineyalcohol Juan y Chava hablan en 20 minutos o menos de una serie o película en particular, en esta ocasión la película de juegos de mesa que se vuelven reales. Todo esto mientras toman cerveza.

411 On The Copeland's
411 On Marriage With The Williams - Jumanji

411 On The Copeland's

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 83:19


Welcome back to 411 on the Copelands. And Welcome to Season 3. A very special welcome to the Williams. Wedding Livestream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1pJo42_Y_E Follow Us: IG: instagram.com/411onthecopelands IG: instagram.com/briony.like.peony IG: instagram.com/mikecopeland4real IG: instagram.com/shotbymikecopeland Follow Them: IG: instagram.com/hella_dope__ IG: instagram.com/mmrs_ewilliams --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/411onthecopelands/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/411onthecopelands/support

We Love TFTC
#50 Jumanji avec Natoo

We Love TFTC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 84:28


L'équipe de Tales From The Click accompagnée de ses invités vous fait vivre leurs anecdotes autour d'un film culte à voir ou à revoir. Un podcast de We Love Cinema à retrouver un jeudi sur deux.Dans cet épisode, Jean-Baptiste Toussaint, Aurélien Chapuis et Mehdi Benchebana reçoivent Natoo pour parler de Jumanji, film de Joe Johnston dans lequel Robin Williams se retrouve coincé dans un étrange jeu de société pendant 26 ans.Retrouvez l'équipe sur Twitter : Tales From The ClickGuillaume BrouzesAurélien ChapuisEt notre invitée NatooRetrouvez We Love TFTC sur : We Love CinemaApple PodcastSpotify DeezerGoogle PodcastYouTubeAcastEn RSSRetrouvez les références de ce podcast sur WeLoveCinema.fr We Love TFTC est un podcast de We Love Cinema proposé et enregistré par Goom le 20 septembre 2022. Hébergé par Acast. Visitez acast.com/privacy pour plus d'informations.

SP Filmviewers
The Man Who Knew Too Much/America's Sweethearts/Jumanji Movie Reviews (Birthday Special #06)

SP Filmviewers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 80:01


Sophie turns 30! So it's a very special birthday, and as is tradition with our show, we are bringing you reviews on three different movies! One that neither of us have seen (The Man Who Knew Too Much), one that Paul hasn't seen (America's Sweethearts), and one that both of us have seen (Jumanji). So go ahead and have a listen in celebration of her lifetime milestone (and for her soon being Paul's wife!)  ------------------------------------------------------- Don't forget to follow us on social media in the links below, and let us know your thoughts and recommendations for the future!   instagram.com/sp_filmviewers twitter.com/SP_Filmviewers  letterboxd.com/SP_Filmviewers Rating and reviewing the show is a great help too! Please feel free to do so with these helpful links below: Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/pkE7J2T6ykb Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/users/sp_filmviewers Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/sp-filmviewers/id1485548644 Lastly, if you do enjoy our podcast, do also consider giving a small donation to us via www.buymeacoffee.com/spfilmviewers 

The Golden Hours
Scott Rosenberg's Golden Hour

The Golden Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 63:14


No surprise here, a fellow Boston bretheren came onto the podcast. Scott is a writer/producer who originally shifted out to LA from Needham. He's a Hollywood veteran and he's written screenplays for: Jumanji , Venom, Armageddon, Con Air etc. As, I enter the snake pit: this episode was super valuable to hear how Scott navigated his career and how some of his thought processes throughout his journey. It was interesting to get a window into what it was like to make it during previous generations of "Hollywood". A good guy, enjoy! Follow Scott: https://www.facebook.com/scott.rosenberg.102 ---- Watch our movie, "Apple Cinema" Here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdc3Nts-0S4&t=0s --- Follow Conor Holway: @conorholway , @goldendeer.productions GDP Website: https://goldendeer.productions

The Rise Guys
NINE HAS A COYOTE PROBLEM: HOUR TWO: 09/16/22

The Rise Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 33:24


Evidently Nine has a coyote problem now, this MF'r yard gonna look like gah damn Jumanji by New Years hahaha -FB Pigskin Picks, we gonna have a loser for sure soon Headlines with a fake reflexologist running around Canada feeling up women's stinky feet

Whatever Talk
Episode 168: Whatever Talk 168 Trigger Warned

Whatever Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 60:31


There's an insect named after the host. Child male stars grow up ugly. Trigger warning are humorous. Are security commercial silly and much more WT.

Bad Dad Rad Dad
28 - There's A Skarsgård For Everyone

Bad Dad Rad Dad

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 136:20


Kylie and Elliott return to talk about the absolute banger movies they watched over the past week while searching for better cinematic dads. Along the way, they discuss Jumanji as peak entry-level horror, the art of testing your audience's patience, and controversial seat reservation practices. And, finally, how young is too young to watch Jaws?Tell us if we should watch ten movies a week by sending us a little sweetie DM or comment (social links below). This week's movies are: Three Colors: Blue (1993), Jaws (1975), Jumanji (1995), Barbarian (2022), Jurassic Park (1993), The Room (2003). Follow along onInstagram: @baddad.raddadTwitter: @BadDadRadDadLetterboxd: kylieburton Letterboxd: ElliottKuss Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Whatever Talk
Whatever Talk Babble Renig

Whatever Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 9:49


Mode FM Podcasts
07/09/2022 - The American Grime Show With MC Jumanji & Moonnglue

Mode FM Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 61:37


D/L Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/35qpixsn5r4veis/TAGS%20Season%203%20-%20Jumanji%20b2b%20moonglue.mp3?dl=0 Catch The American Grime Show every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month 23:00 - 01:00 Lock in via Mode.London or Radio Cult Socials Instagram: @moderadio.london @americangrime_ @MCJumanJi Twitter: @moderadiolondon @americangrime_

Midlife Mumbo Jumbo
Episode #97: Jumanji and Chuck Norris

Midlife Mumbo Jumbo

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 58:01 Transcription Available


Welcome to September 7th. We have fun facts, holidays, and our amazing draft. Draft style, if you are stuck in Jumanji, who helps you escape? Spoiler Alert, Bear gets taken first. Thanks for listing and enjoy the show!National Holidays/This Day in History/Fun FactsFun Facts:Jumanji Draft:Highs/LowsWe are taking suggestions for the next podcast. Please send us your thoughts.Thanks for Joining!Please connect with us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemumbojumbo/Twitter: @midlifemumboju1Email us your comments at:midlifemumbojumbo@gmail.comReddit: midlifemumbojumbo

Utterly Useless
The Normie Movie Awards / Recasting the Jumanji Movie

Utterly Useless

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 86:13


Utterly Useless is three Brothers-ish, talking random stuff, mainly movie/TV/trivia, attempting to make each other laugh or get a really-really uncomfortable, and answer life's most pointless questions. Episode Chapters and Time Stamps Welcome and Introductory Quote - 00:00:00 This Week's Merit Badges! - 00:08:29 Spin the Wheel - 00:20:25 Jeremy's "Quizzel Me This?" - 00:41:22 Draft Draft BOOM! Jumanji Movie Recasting - 00:49:07 One Recommendation - 01:10:16 Thanks for listening and downloading! Please Subscribe to the Utterly Useless Podcast where ever you listen to podcasts. We'd love to hear from you, so reach out to us on any of the following platforms: Twitter: @Useless_Pod Facebook: @UtterlyUselessPod Instagram: @UtterlyUselessPod Reddit: r/UtterlyUselessPod and Email: UtterlyUselessPod@gmail.com   Thank You!  

Why Did Peter Sink?
Jumanji! (part 3)

Why Did Peter Sink?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 25:38


Some of life's tests may have already passed you by, but another will come, and even if you responded poorly in past tests, you can react differently in the future. You can change. Lady Gaga is wrong: she was not “Born this Way.” She was not born wearing a meat suit and starved for fame; she chose that path. She was born with an amazing talent, yes, and I enjoy her songs. But the meat suit did not form on Lady Gaga in the womb, that was a bolt-on after-market addition. Likewise, you were not born a drunk or sex obsessed or not-good-enough or quick to anger or food-crazed. You allowed all that to happen. You chose those patterns, just like I did. God did not make you surf porn or drink Jack Daniels or post mean comments online. We are being guided to that idea, however, that we are “born” in these states, which is the greatest lie our world today is selling, with massive reach and power through media. While you may have done bad things in the past, and yes, we are fallen creatures, we also have free will. If you are convinced that you can't change, that you can't control what thoughts enter your mind, then you have lost what it means to be human. We are the gatekeepers of our thoughts. While we are born with the instinct to do the wrong thing, we don't have to do the wrong thing. We choose it, and we do so because someone or something is suggesting and inviting us into temptation. That is the job of modern marketing, in case you were unaware. The notion to pick up your phone and go to a porn site is a thought that you allow to enter your consciousness. Because you are convinced that it's harmless, that it doesn't hurt anyone, and that it's natural instinct, you have walked your free will right into the trap. The choice is made, but a different choice could have been made. There is nothing “natural” about picking up a phone and looking at nude people having sex. There is nothing so objectifying and cheapening to human beings than to see them as nothing more than gyrating pleasure monkeys who can titillate your base desires. And there is nothing so damaging to your existing relationships than to satisfy your need for interaction with images on a screen, while real people who want love and respect sit in another room, occupying the same house or apartment as you do. We can rip out the old thoughts and plant a garden of good thoughts that lead us to Christ. But first you have to choose it. What you have been told is that you were “born this way” because the entertainment and advertising worlds transmit that thought to you constantly, because you are a consumer, a customer. You are not a person to them. Convincing you that you do not have free will is a full-time job. You are a data point, a row in a database, an object. They will never try to remind you that you were made in the image and likeness of God and that you have free will. They will never tell you that what you are searching for is rest, for peace, for something to fill the emptiness you feel on Sunday nights. If they tell you that, you will likely stop pursuing the accumulation of goods and services and achievements. They want you walled in with your fear and pride, because then you receive their transmissions. What you receive, what you allow to enter your thoughts, becomes what you believe. If you doubt this, sit quietly in a room with no sound, no phone, no book, no TV, and see what thoughts enter your mind. What enters your mind will be telling: a song, an insult, an idea, a political issues, an issue at your kid's school, a grudge, a product, a TV show, a news story that irritated you. Distractions will come because the thoughts you allow in are what your mind and soul are gnawing on. To be free today, to be the curator of your own thoughts, you must take action. It requires effort. Believe it or not, a lifetime of pop-culture and subliminal messages can be boxed up and moved out. But you have to take action. The best way to break free is to start now. Say and repeat the Jesus prayer, constantly: “Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” Say it now. “Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” Say it again. Pause your reading or listening, and say it fives times slowly. Ok, welcome back. Make that prayer the default thought in your head, a rolling meditation, and it will be like Jesus is in your mind, cleaning up your soul. When you say that prayer, he is flipping tables in your temple. He's like ServPro restoring a house after a fire. That little prayer alone can chase out the cattle, shame the money-changers, and soon, you will be sweeping a tidy floor. All of the garbage begins to leave when that prayer becomes the song you hear at all times. And for God's sake, literally, for God, put down the damn phone. Leave it behind. You have to keep doing this practice. Just like any shop floor or school hallway, there is a lot of traffic in your temple. You must be sweeping every day. Like with fitness, you don't get fit in a single day. You don't get saved one day and never have to think about it again. If someone believes they were saved five years ago and he needs no work today, that is like someone who ran a half-marathon five years ago and tells you that he's still fit, but you can see his beer-gut hanging over his pants. There is work to be done. Always. Humility and conversion and working on salvation is an active, daily task. Don't be fooled, because that is how you slide backward. Thinking you are done is how the cattle and money-changers re-enter the temple. Pick your metaphor. You must weed the garden. You must stay fit. You must sweep the floor daily. You were not born to sin. You choose to do so, and you'll do it again as soon as you become complacent. Humility is a derivative word of humiliation. Humility sounds better, but the full experience is humiliation and no one wants that. That sounds really bad. It feels really bad. Why would anyone want that? We don't, but we get to experience it whether we want to or not. This is why this is so hard for Nicodemus and the characters in Jumanji, because no one in their right mind wants to be humiliated. No one seeks to become helpless, despised, ill, cast out, hated, diseased, beat up, kicked, laughed at, mocked, or excluded. Nicodemus is none of these things. As a Pharisee he is admired, wealthy, even healthy. In terms of today, he has it all. A job that is respected, status in the community, a fine education, good prospects for the future, and like many of us today, because of all this he will never be born in the spirit. Who will be? The prostitutes and the tax collectors. Jesus is inviting Nicodemus to change, but he's not sending back the RSVP. Nicodemus could take up his cross, but he won't. He could reject his status and power, but it's not registering and probably not the least bit inviting. He believes in his own righteousness too much, just like the Israelites before the snakebite, just like the Jumanji characters before the game begins. What the story of the bronze serpent “raised up” and the story of Jesus “raised up” on the cross have in common becomes apparent after you compare the two stories. I find that it helps to think of both of these images. This is why I don't like bare wooden crosses, ones that lack the body of Christ. The risen Jesus was never hanging on the cross. You'll see these images of a Jesus with his arms out, rising up, kind of hovering outward from the cross. I understand the artist's vision, or I think I do. They want to merge the death with the resurrection. The symbol of torture becomes the symbol of hope. Yes, I'm totally with that. I get it. There's no way to heaven except through the cross. There is no resurrection without the death. I get it, the artist wants to merge the pain and suffering with the hope and glory. I don't mean to imply these are bad. Bring on the scared art! There are so many amazing portrayals of Christ. Yes…it's great - these are beautiful statues. But…to see the purpose of his death, I think we are meant to see that death. The crucifix with the crucified Jesus, with the nails in his hands and feet, with his sagging body, with the crown of thorns, with the spear gash in his side, with the whip marks on his legs and back, with the emaciated and dehydrated body, with all of that suffering and pain - that is what sin looks like. As I've mentioned before, you can imagine the writhing and squirming that happened on that cross for three hours. The image almost becomes like a serpent if you meditate on it, because the ugliness of it is undeniable. It is a sickening image to press into, but that is where we have to go, into that suffering and pain. That's three hours, 180 minutes, of brutal pain and mockery and thirst before getting to the words, “It is finished.” That is what we must see, it's what we have to look at, and witness. Like the Israelites looking up at the cause of their pain, so must we look up at the cause of our pain. Did Christ cause our pain? No. Sin caused your pain. God did not cause your pain; our sin, yours and mine, caused it. We are all in this together. We are all made in the image and likeness of God, and we are all fallen. It's incorrect to say that my sins only affect me, or that I don't do anything to hurt anyone else. We all hurt each other. There is a popular saying going around today that goes like this: “Hurt people, hurt people.” And it's true. It's accurate. The only problem is that we've all been hurt. We usually trot out this line to explain someone else's behavior, to project a reason onto their apparent flawed actions. But all of us have been hurt. All of us hurt others. The great mistake we are making today is to pretend that our actions are sinless and that we have no flaws. We like to act like Nicodemus and the Israelites before the snakebite. To make sense of this need to see our flaws, we must look up and accept our shortcomings and defects and weaknesses, because what we thought was strength was weakness.If we acknowledge our weaknesses and sins, we must stare up at them. To feel them staring back at us is a good start. On that cross with the body of Jesus we can see what has bitten us. What is it? What's bitten us? Sin. The serpent is sin. The body of Jesus shows us our sin. What has brought us pain and suffering? What is the cause of our struggle? We are never too concerned about God when our strengths are getting us what we want, but we are quick to blame God, and we become desperate for a solution from God when our usual fixes and band-aids stop working. To be re-born, you must look upon the weaknesses and you must nod in agreement. True self-knowledge is this: you are not perfect. You will never be perfect. More importantly, the day is coming when you cannot save yourself and no one around you can save you either. That coach was lying about how strong you are. That advertisement about you being flawless was just selling product to hit a quarterly goal. That song about the fierceness and the fight in you didn't account for your weakness. But life will raise them up for you to see, someday, somehow, somewhere along the way. The instrument of torture that the Romans used is a piece of wood, but what was raised up and put on the cross is the embodiment of our sins. God came to us here in the form of Jesus, and he allowed us to see what sin does, what it looks like, how vulgar and ugly it is. We were able to see true goodness in the life of Jesus, in the holy family. Then we were shown the wretchedness of what our sin does, through his passion and death. God came here to make clear what we cannot easily see. In the Catholic church we believe that the Sacraments make what is invisible, visible. Jesus on the cross makes the invisibility of our sins fully visible. When we deny that we have sin, we deny God. God doesn't disappear when we deny him or deny that sin exists. No, he's still there. We go down the path of self-harm, thinking we have no flaws. Then the flaws flourish and lead us directly to the place where we have to acknowledge what we attempted to flee or ignore. The funny thing is that we can talk about God all day, like Nicodemus, but if we deny that we have weaknesses, then we cannot know God. That is what God came here to show us, because the other signs and metaphors and prophecies weren't getting through. The pain and suffering of Jesus, who is God, must be witnessed, because he was everything that was good, true, and beautiful. And we killed him. And we'd do it again. Except we won't get a second chance because the second arrival will be like lightning across the sky, with no time to react or respond. We cannot fathom how the second coming will be, just as no one, aside from the prophets, could have imagined how the first coming would happen. God walked among us, and in our sins we rejected him, just like we do every day, and to be healed we must look upon our error and admit it. Without this admittance, we cannot be healed, we cannot be born in the spirit. We're like Nicodemus looking at God like he's our little brother instead of Our Father. We want to pat him on the head. We think we are in charge, but we're not. In order to love God and to love one another we have to see our own failures and weaknesses in their fullness. Believing requires that we admit our flaws. This is why Jesus tells the Pharisees that the prostitutes and tax collectors will enter the kingdom before anyone else. The ones who are in open rebellion against God and despised by the world, are dangerously close to hitting bottom, to reaching the state of helplessness that is required to be born in the spirit. Today the prostitutes and the drunks and the mentally ill are still the ones that find the kingdom, and many of those people that you hate today will find the kingdom before you, because they are, like Dante, heading all the way down to the bottom, all the way, and as long as they don't get stuck on one of the rings of hell and stay there, they will make it. The mistake most of us make is to cling to one of those rings of hell and think we've made it to the bottom, and so we just remain in hell without falling to feel the full impact of helplessness, which is what we really want and need, because once in that state, you will pop out the other side. You cannot get to the mountain of Purgatory without going all the way down into the Inferno, just like you cannot get to heaven without going through the cross. That is what the end of the movie Jumanji shows in the transformation of the characters. They entered detention as mostly unlikable people. They went down into the Inferno. Through the ordeal, the characters have all been re-born into the world. They are changed. They will never be the same. Why? Because they went all the way down, all the way to the bottom, and saw their hideous flaws in the light of their vulnerability. All of them died in the game and received a second chance. They experienced the fear of death, came to understand loss. Through that journey of pain and suffering and rebirth, they came to believe. In their helplessness, they found the jewel of faith. They believed in the mystery and the miracle and they made it back. When someone says they don't believe in God because of the pain and suffering in the world, you can assure them that no one ever comes to believe in God until they have suffered. The faith of a child becomes lost in adulthood, and only through pain and suffering can we return to that childlike faith and be reborn in the spirit. Spiritual birth comes by pain just like physical birth. That is how you are set free. That is how you come to know God. That is the only way that anyone is ever set free. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.whydidpetersink.com

Why Did Peter Sink?
Jumanji! (part 2)

Why Did Peter Sink?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 22:20


The reason Jesus tells this to Nicodemus is because poor Nic doesn't know that his perceived strength is his weakness. Nicodemus in the Gospel is like the “Fridge” in Jumanji. He lives in a position of power and status in the world. The Pharisees cannot “enter the kingdom” of God, they cannot put the jewel in the mountain and yell Jumanji! because they believe they have no weaknesses. You can't be healed unless you understand your limitations, your weaknesses, your failures. No one with the snakebites in the desert with Moses can be healed until they know that they cannot save themselves. No one in the desert knows how pathetically weak they are unless a snake has bitten them. No one knows that they cannot save themselves unless they reach a level of suffering and pain that has no solution beyond that of a savior beyond understanding. Jesus says, “And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” (Jn 3:13)The Israelites' snakebite can be seen as literal or a metaphor - take it however you like. Either way it works. Because I didn't find my weaknesses, not really, until I felt helpless. I would't even admit weakness until I reached a point where a savior was needed, where my own efforts and outside human help couldn't provide any comfort or healing. This is strange contradiction, the one that you see in the desert, in the conversation with Nicodemus, and yes, even in Jumanji. This realization happens in hospitals and in churches and in recovery meetings around the world every day. Unfortunately, this light doesn't come unless we suffer, unless we have pain. We are going to have pain either way. But you can ride it out to the end, to the last breath, never admitting weakness. It's a choice that you make. The suffering, we think, is to be blamed on God, but when we are successful or comfortable, we never once think to thank God. We only want a God that makes life easy. That's not how it works. God wants to draw us toward him. Signs and clues and breadcrumbs are everywhere once you start to look, but for me, it took the full snakebite treatment. Because without it, I would not have turned. I would not have looked at the bronze serpent on the pole unless I felt desperate for help. I would never have asked for help. I would never had believed that strength was my weakness, and I never would have come to the light. “For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.” (Jn 3:20)For context, this quote is near the end of the Jesus' discussion around with Nicodemus being “reborn.” I've gone into that at some length in other episodes, but there's a side of this discussion that fits here, that goes with the strange scene in the desert with the snakes. Creation is painful. You cannot make new wine without cutting the vines and crushing the grapes. Birth is painful. There is no question that birth is an ordeal for both mother and child. Anyone who has even been bedside at a birth knows this is a fact, that the pain and suffering of childbirth is second to none, and yet…and yet the moment a baby is born there is so often the onset of uninhibited love. I realize there can be more suffering, medically and mentally, but when a healthy baby and mother unite, there is a joy that cannot be hidden or recreated. This is the type of joy that nothing else in life can match, or even come close to in comparison. Creating a new life takes immense pain to break through to joy. New life cannot come forward without pain. This is what Jesus is telling Nicodemus, and it's what is happening in the desert, and of course Jesus is talking about the spiritual birth, not physical. He says multiple times that you must be born in the spirit. This seems like some cryptic stuff here, but you need the secret decoder ring, and you don't get to send in box tops for this ring. You have to live it. To be born of the spirit requires getting bitten by the snake. Likewise, Fridge has to go into Jumanji as Mouse and lose all his physical advantages. To be helpless is to be bitten by the snakes. While there can be physical pain that we experience, there can be mental or spiritual suffering that matches or even exceeds pain in the muscles, bones, and nerves. All who are born physically must be born “of the spirit,” which may come easily for some, but for many can only come through pain and suffering like that of childbirth. This is why the metaphor of “being born” and “coming to the light” makes sense to those of us born to this world. Babies must come “to the light” and the spiritually dead and blind must come “to the light.” Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you, ‘You must be born from above.' The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (Jn 3:5)We are body and soul, not one or the other. We are this merger of both, fully enmeshed together, and although from Descartes onward we've tried to separate them, they cannot be separated. If we attempt to separate them, then we lose half of our being, we deny our fullness. The body and soul go together, but each must be born in different ways. All of the characters in Jumanji were physically born, but they were not spiritually born until they entered the spirit world of the video game and did combat with their weaknesses. They had to wrestle and suffer with life after losing all that they believed made them strong. They had to look up at their weaknesses, to see their flaws raised up before them (literally, as Mouse's character traits are raised up on a virtual billboard or card for him to see). Before entering the game they were puffed up with pride hiding behind protective shields, and thrusting swords out at the world. But those shields and swords led them to prison. They all ended up in the same place and their only redemption came from being rendered helpless, recognizing their flaws, seeing true value in every face, and ultimately believing in something greater than them could set them free. All of the Israelites writhing in the desert were physically born already, but they were not spiritually born until they were bitten and weak. In their confidence, they rejected God, using their own words and strength as swords and shields. They didn't need God, since they felt strong. Then came the bites, the fiery snakes, and the pain and suffering, for which no cure or medical treatment could solve. Once helpless they had to look up at the image of what bit them, what caused their helplessness. They had to look up at the serpent on the pole? Why a serpent? Because that was the cause of their weakness. And what does the serpent represent in the Bible? Sin. A snake or serpent or slippery, shiny tempter that bites is always and undeniably the representative symbol of badness in the Bible. The bitten, the fallen, had to look up at what caused their weakness and acknowledge that fact. The thing that caused their weakness was the snake, which is to say sin. And only then, in the desert, when they awakened to that truth were they healed. Then they “lived,” they were healed, they were re-born in the spirit. Only by looking at the mysterious pole that held up what ailed them were they restored to health and good order. Why did they have to look up at the serpent? Why does this matter? They had to admit their sins. They had to pass through the fire to be burned of their imperfections. Interestingly, they are said to be “fiery snakes” that bit them. This is critical to understand about this weird story in the desert. The Hebrews have to stop denying that they have weaknesses, that they have sins, in order to be repaired. To deny that we have weaknesses and sin is to reject God. It's really that simple. The denial of sin is the rejection of God. That is the story in the Garden, where the first people are tempted away from God, persuaded that they will become “like gods,” only to find out it was a lie, and that they can never become God by taking the easy path. Like Adam and Eve, the bitten Hebrews cannot elevate themselves to be God without humility. This is one of the odd contradictions of Christian wisdom that you hear over and over, where to go up, you must first go down, and “the last will be first,” and “he who exalts himself will be humbled.” It's not like trying to find Waldo, this message is all over the Bible. The second son is chosen over the first, the poor receive the spirit before the wealthy, the uneducated understand more than the teachers, and the suffering servant is the king. To return to God requires admitting our weaknesses and letting down our guard. Then you will begin to move toward the light. To not admit weakness is to stay hidden behind the wall you have built. The wall that you believe is protecting you, this strong front you put up, is not made of brick. It's paper. It's just paper that you imagine is brick. And it needs to be punched through. The funny thing is that we build up this wall with diplomas and cars and careers and fitness and fashion and we think others admire us for these things, but they can see the paper thin veneer we're wrapped inside. We just can't see it ourselves because it's hard to admit we don't have everything all figured out. I think I read this “bronze serpent” story years ago and considered this to be some kind of magic or voodoo going on, and felt that it was odd for Judaism and Christianity to say that the Canaanite fertility rites were bad magic while this bronze serpent story was healing by God. But was this some kind of magic healing by the bronze serpent? No. Here's the difference and it's so critical to understanding the Bible and reading it. They are not healed by the statue of the bronze serpent. They are healed by their humility and their belief. The statue is just an object. It has no power. God is the only one with power. But those who believe, are healed. Those who get relief, do so by belief. Belief enters when they admit their faults. The door to faith opens up when you surrender. The magic rites of other faiths believe that the statue, the object, or the incantation has power. The sacrifice to false Gods is making a transaction. The one God doesn't play that game. Moses is calling the bitten people to repent, to turn back to God, in order to be healed. How will it heal them? By their surrender to God they will be healed. The statue is as dumb as the rock its made from. But the surrender to God changes people from the inside out. Surrender must happen in order for the medicine, the Holy Spirit, to take in your soul. Faith is the submission of the will and the intellect to God, and if you are only trying to make a deal with God, you aren't submitting, you are wheeling and dealing. This is why Nicodemus doesn't understand what Jesus is saying. The idea of surrender may bounce around in his mind, but he doesn't do it, or he doesn't understand it, or maybe he can't understand it. I think that's it. He can't understand it. Why not? Because he doesn't believe he has a weakness. Pride is can seem a nearly immovable block, and it takes the unstoppable force of the Holy Spirit to dissolve it. Or if you're lucky, you just get the experience of St. Paul, knocked off a horse by a bright light and it's all taken care of in a flash. But that's not how it usually works. Nicodemus did not see the light, despite sitting right in front of it. His righteousness blinds him. So he cannot be born in the spirit. Sadly, his education, wealth, and deep knowledge of scripture will never produce the pain and suffering that will lead him to admit that he has weakness. Like Fridge in Jumanji, his weakness is his strength, or his strength is his weakness. You can say it either way. Nicodemus just doesn't know it yet. His pride will never allow him to be humble, even though both may attempt to act humble in public. Humility usually comes by pain and suffering. You can't force it. You can try to get it by self-denial, by fasting or forgoing sweets and TV and soda, but it's not the same thing. Denying yourself food and entertainment will help, and should be done for practice, but it will not likely produce the full effect. Mortification has its purposes and can most certainly draw you closer to God. But self-denial alone to achieve humility is like using a flight simulator versus flying a real jet. The former has no real consequences when the plane crashes, and the latter one kills you (and perhaps many others). To use another example, using self-denial to achieve humility like using virtual reality to “walk” through New York City on a summer day compared to feeling the heat of the sidewalk on your shoes, smelling the garbage, and hearing the traffic noise. Virtual reality is no substitute for reality. Don't let me mislead anyone here: self-denial is worthwhile. Self-denial is training for the real thing. If you want to kickstart your prayer life and spiritual awakening, there are tools and events that can ignite the fire. Exodus 90, silent retreats, Ignatian spirituality: go and do these things, as the spiritual fruit is real. These things are not replacements for the tests in life, but they prepare you and guide you when the tests show up at your door, and rest assured the test or tests are approaching. This is a public episode. 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Dad's Movie Night
Episode 153: DMN E26 S2 Jumanji

Dad's Movie Night

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 33:57


Man do we miss Robin Williams. this movie was so much better than we all remembered!!

Why Did Peter Sink?
Jumanji! (part 1)

Why Did Peter Sink?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 45:15


I'm going to do something annoying. Or rather, I'm going to do something that I found annoying when I was fallen away from belief. This won't be annoying to those who have faith, but it will to those who don't. I am going to take a non-Christian movie and talk about it in terms of Christian redemption and rebirth. That's the annoying thing I'm going to do. As I said, this won't irritate everyone, only some. Those in the choir won't mind, but those outside the church will find it irritating. While I was cavorting in the fields of unbelief, after falling away from faith, if I heard someone interpret a movie as a Christian film or explain how a character was a “type” of Jesus figure, I cringed. During that time, I felt that the Christians encroached on pop culture by twisting characters and plots into parallels that didn't actually exist. I felt the Christians were desperately trying to remain relevant in a culture that had moved on. Furthermore, I felt that the pop culture should not be interfered with in this way. Now I see irony in this reaction. When I believed that I had no religion, I was offended that the art and film of secular culture was being somehow attacked. Every hit movie that came out would soon result in some Christian “zealot” interpreting the story as a suffering and redemption plot that explained why we needed a savior. (Notice how we only call religious people zealots, but we reserve the term for when they observe their actual beliefs? We never call secular people zealots, even though they follow their set of beliefs openly and browbeat others who don't as wrong. This may also have to be a topic for future episodes.) In particular, I recall this interpretation happening with the movie, The Matrix. As soon as Christians watched this movie, articles about the parallels between Neo and Christ emerged. The Christians seized upon it, borrowing the movie's success for use in evangelizing sci-fi fans. This irritated me a great deal, mostly because the parallels were obvious, but I didn't want to admit it. Let's look at the high points, without going too far into it. The name Neo is a scrambling of the word “One.” Neo is the savior of the world. His sidekick girlfriend is named Trinity. The place they are trying to get to is called Zion. The ship is named Nebuchadnezzar. There's a small band of believers, a betrayal, and an evil force. There are demonic agents that can appear and disappear. There is a death and even a resurrection. There are so many other Biblical references that it doesn't take a genius or even a stretch of the brain muscle to map the Matrix movie to Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. Christian writers have always looked for signs of Christ in works of art, and will always do so, just as atheist and humanist and scientist and communist writers will try to do the same for their worldview. For every author that supports Christianity, there is another trying to tear it down. All is fair in love and war, but also in ideology and propaganda, as every side will have defenders that cross lines of decency and employ every logical fallacy and stoke fears like a furnace. Not every debate is as charitable and honest as say, Jimmy Akin vs. Bart Ehrman, where we get to see the best of the defenders sparring in kindness and putting forth their best argument.Let's get started. In the next few episodes, I'm going to talk about the movie Jumanji! (the 2017 version) and the character named “Mouse” Finbar, and somehow I'm going to tie that over to Moses and Nicodemus. Anyone annoyed yet? I hope not. I have a long ways to go. Let's get going. In the movie, Jumanji!, four high school kids of different cliques are magically brought into a video game where they must survive by collaboration to escape. Jumanji (2017 version) is where The Breakfast Club meets The Hunger Games. In fact, it's worth pausing here to mention that if you want to write a hit book or movie, you might do well to combine several prior hits in a new way, but you must use high school age kids or no one will buy it or read it. Jumanji did a nice job of this, as did The Hunger Games, which to me seemed to be a remix of The Most Dangerous Game and The Lottery. High school age kids make more interesting characters than middle-aged men and women, because everyone has their own coming of age story, whereas not everyone has their own mid-life crisis story (yet). I'm going to focus on Kevin Hart's character. In the video game, Kevin Hart's character “Mouse” is upset to learn that “strength is his weakness.” This comment is tossed off as a comic one-liner in the movie, but I would like to suggest that this is what the whole movie is about. Kevin Hart's character in the video game is the opposite of his real world self. In the real world, the actor Ser'Darius Blain plays Anthony "Fridge" Johnson, who is a high school football stud. He's handsome, he's got youth, he's got looks, and most of all, he is strong. Even his name and nickname sound powerful, and he only selects his video game character because he misread the nickname as “Moose,” only to learn that the actual name of the character is Franklin “Mouse” Finbar. A pixelated TV screen made the word difficult to read, causing him to misread Mouse as Moose. Once inside the video game, Fridge is in disbelief upon discovering his character's skills and weapons. One of his weaknesses is “strength.” He says, “Strength is my weakness. Hey, can I...quick question. How is strength my weakness? Somebody explain that to me.”The whole movie goes on to explain that to Fridge, so that when he returns to the world, he understands that line better than he ever dreamed. He's changed. He's not the same person. It's like he has been re-born. We've heard this story before. That is what the movie is about. The movie is explaining this to all of us. While we laugh at Kevin Hart's perfect timing and way of telling jokes, the message of how strength can be your greatest weakness is being broadcast and decoded to us through body humor.Strength is his weakness. Why? Because in the "Fridge" character we see a high school life where he uses his strength as a hammer to get what he wants, to have his way. He has a weakling do his homework for him. He is above the crowd because of his athletic prowess. All four characters in the movie have something similar happening, but Fridge is my focus here, even though I can relate to any of them. The story is a process of purgation of the high schoolers' flawed thinking. Jumanji is a story about recognizing our weaknesses and coming to live with them, to embrace our inadequacies, to be at peace with our flaws without celebrating our flaws. In religious terms, this is called sin. Yes, we're already going there. The movie is explaining to us why we need redemption, why we need salvation. Sorry, I had to go there - to the “s” word - sin. But if you've listened to any of this series, you know the “s” word is going to come up every time. We don't like the word "sin" today, but whatever euphemism is used, the best word to describe our weaknesses and flaws is sin. Why is that? Because these weaknesses all drive the behavior of the high school students to do things that they don't want to do. They are all hiding behind some smokescreen to tell themselves and the world that they have no weakness. None are being honest and open, none want to be exposed, and these weaknesses bring all of them to after-school detention, which is a metaphor for how we put ourselves in our own prisons through our identity lies. We choose to live in hell because of what we cannot give up, or refuse to admit. Jumanji is similar to Dante's experience in the Inferno. The characters must go all the way down, all the way to the bottom of self-knowledge, in order to get to the mountain. They cannot discover their weakness, their flaw, their fig leaf, unless they experience humiliation and learn that what they have been gripping so tightly is a handle attached to nothing.Finally, I can get to the Jesus part, because obviously I've been leading up to it for some time. Yes, Jumanji and Jesus. We've arrived. There are two scenes that I'm going to tie together where the question of “how is strength my weakness?” is answered. The first is with Moses in the desert, the second is with Jesus and Nicodemus. In his clandestine meeting with Nicodemus, Jesus explains what he is here on earth to accomplish. This is the conversation which surrounds the famous verse known as John 3:16, perhaps the only Bible verse that many American football fans have memorized or are at least aware of by chapter and verse. Keith Urban also has a song quoting this verse, titled John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16, so it's the kind of Bible verse that both cafeteria Christians and diehard Biblical scholars can chat about together. It's good common ground. The Moses story is less well-known, but it goes directly along with the conversation with Nicodemus. In this conversation, Jesus drops a reference to a scene from the Old Testament book of Numbers. The story is one where the people of Israel have rejected God, and God has sent fiery snakes to bite them as punishment. So we're off to a good plot right away because we have whining, rejection, anger, conflict, betrayal, complaining, and writhing pain. The Israelites in the desert have similarities to the video game exiles in Jumanji. Since Nicodemus is a well-read Pharisee, he knows the story. Jesus just has to mention this snaky scene and he knows what the reference means. But we need to go into it a bit, since it's not as well known today. This snake biting story in Numbers has everything that makes for a good HBO series, but it's much better because all of this happens in about five to ten sentences. Also, there are only three characters, so we don't have to waste twenty hours of our lives getting through a three year slow-burning series that could have been one episode. I think that's what I like about the Bible more and more. So much is said in terse, short verses, because the ancient sacred writers didn't have endless paper or scrolling screens to waste words on. The sacred writers had to be concise, unlike me. In their suffering, the bitten people ask Moses for help. The snake bites are killing them. Moses is instructed by God to put a bronze statue of a “fiery serpent” onto a “pole,” and the pole is lifted up for all to see, and those who look upon the statue will live. Now a pole in ancient times had to be wood, since they didn't have steel or aluminum, so yes, it's a piece of wood….like…the cross. But I won't go there. Let's just leave that part alone for now. Moving on. Lifting a bronze serpent on a wood pole, hmm…this seems strange. This feels like an idol of some kind. We have a statue lifted up on a pole. The people look to a statue, and it's a statue of a snake, and they are healed. We're all quite familiar with what snakes tend to represent in the Bible. A serpent is the evil one in the Garden of Eden, although I've read that a better translation might be “shiny one.” Whatever animal talked to Eve, the best representation of it seems to be a snake or a serpent. And now Moses is telling people to…look at a snake to be healed? This scene in Numbers was very confusing to me. But when read along with the conversation of Nicodemus in John 3, I can start to understand the layers of meaning in both of these stories. I'll probably spend far too long (as usual) linking Jumanji to Nicodemus to Moses, but here we are, and now I have to keep going. First, what is happening in the desert with Moses and these fiery serpents? (Numbers 21:4-9)The fiery serpents bite and kill many of the Israelites in the desert, who were complaining about God, and were wondering (once again) why Moses has brought them to the desert in the first place. This is like the leitmotif of the Old Testament, like a background song on a long movie, singing, “Why God? Why Moses? Why didn't we just stay in Egypt and eat and drink and remain slaves?” The people forget quickly, like they always do, because the draw of comfort and ease makes them angry at God. Whenever any difficulty arises, they reject God or they blame God for their troubles. However, some of the people appeal to Moses for help, because these snakebites are killing them. It's really bad. But they appeal to Moses in an important way. God shows mercy, and tells Moses to construct a serpent out of bronze and raise it up on a pole. Those who were bitten by snakes are to look up at the pole, and they will be healed. What? Come again?This is one of the strangest Old Testament stories of all to me. This was one of those bizarre stories that eroded my faith because in about two paragraphs, this story seems to toss out a lot of magical, confusing, weird, and conflicting messages. Its seemed as stable as Uranium-239. I just could never make sense of this bronze serpent story. This “serpent-on-pole” is often depicted in art as a cross with a snake draped over it. This could make sense. To hold the serpent on a pole, if it was just set on the pole, it would need a kind of crossbar to hold it, or obviously it would just fall to the ground. However, it's not clear because the text says, "set it on a pole." This could mean literally a long stick that the serpent is wrapped around, but could also mean a cross shape. Obviously, in my bias, I would prefer to think of this image as a cross with the serpent hung upon it, but I'm not sure that the book of Numbers says that. In any case, I don't think it matters, because the meaning of what the story is about dovetails with what Jesus talks about with Nicodemus. That is what's important. The shape of the pole is speculation and not necessary for me to dwell on. This is a common danger for me, to start interpreting things when I have no language background and not enough Biblical knowledge. Sometimes I can get drawn into symbols more than I should, because digging into the religious truth is where the Eureka! moment usually happens. These discoveries of meaning in the text are more important than certain details. I enjoy the allegory and historical and literal reading, because all are necessary to read the Bible, but to me those often are arrows and clues to the timeless religious truths, and perhaps most importantly as the pointers to Jesus, and our ultimate need for a savior. When the Israelites are bitten by the poisonous snakes, they suffer. Many of them die. In pain, they cry out for help. The venom is in them, causing fever or swelling or some kind of medical emergency. They are stuck in a kind of hell that has no escape and no cure. The snakes were sent as a punishment from God, which modern people always loathe to read because it seems like the petty punishing God, and not the merciful magnanimous God. What I love about these stories is the movement along the slider bar of justice and mercy, where we can see both in play. We want the God who tells us, “It's easier to get forgiveness than permission.” Of course we do! Who doesn't want that? I remember eating a freezy-pop as a kid before asking if I could have one. Or I would have a cookie halfway eaten, and then stand near a hall corner to ask for permission to eat a cookie, holding the cookie behind my back like crossed fingers. Plus, I was going to eat the rest of it regardless of whether or not I had permission to do so. However the situation came to be for the Israelites, there is suffering and they are desperate for relief. Let's just focus on that. There is pain. There is suffering, and this is just like the world that we live in. We can relate to this pain, even if ours did not come from a snakebite. We are in the situation of suffering and pain. We all experience this, we feel it. We wish things were otherwise. Some pain is more acute, some is more chronic, but we all have it. The question is: what do we do about it? There is no escape, there is no free pass, and there is pain enough for all. This is what the characters in Jumanji come to realize, very quickly, once the game is eating them. They can't escape, they can't hide behind their muscles, or phones, or education, or uniqueness. They can't hide at all. To do nothing is to die. They first learn that their instinct for survival is strong. Of course, this problem of pain is the number one argument against believing in a loving God, which is the same today as when the Israelites were bitten in the desert by the fiery snakes. This has not changed. Suffering makes us question a loving, creator God just as much today as it did 3,000 years ago. So what happens with the snakes?The snakes bite the people and there is much suffering. The people go to Moses and they ask him for help. What's important is to realize how they ask for help. They say, "We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord." In other words, they ask with humility. Recognizing their error, is the most important step here. The suffering in the desert has shown their weakness in faith for God. So that is the first weakness. But the snakes have given them far more pain, and renders them desperate. They are weaker than they ever realized. When they were in comfort, they were able to be bold and bossy. When they felt strong, they rejected God. That's what we tend to do. When we have success, we congratulate ourselves on our good deeds and skills. When there is some discomfort, we lose patience and blame God. But when the real pain begins, we realize how small and helpless we are. When the surgery fails, we need help beyond human hands. When the plane is about to crash, we need a savior. When our best laid plans fall to pieces, we realize that our former struggles were like mosquito bites compared to the deadly snake venom. What seemed difficult before appears minor in hindsight. The hardships in the desert were discomforts. The snake bites are death. We reject God when we feel strong enough to carry on by ourselves, but we run to God when we have nowhere else to turn. In the desert, it is their perceived strength that causes them to reject God, but oddly enough, it is the awareness of their weakness that draws them to the truth, to the light. Knowledge of our weaknesses can become our greatest strength and, unfortunately, suffering is sometimes the only way to become alerted to the illusion of strength. All of the characters in Jumanji must become opened to their shortcomings. They must shed their idea of personal salvation, of their illusory faith in pure individualism. I would go so far as to say it dives into the problem of an old heresy called Pelagianism, because what the characters learn in the game is that they were hiding in the real world. They believed their imagined comfort was protecting them, but it was really a kind of prison. They thought their strengths were guarding them but they were shackling them. What they valued in the real world of high school was perfectly useless in the video game. They learned that they cannot save themselves. They are suffering…but they are not suffering alone. They are together. Each person finds that his worldly strength is suddenly his biggest weakness. This is what happens to the Israelites who are bitten by the snakes in the desert. They cannot save themselves from suffering. No one can do that.How can they be saved? First, they have to believe that the game is real. They have to have a faith that this is life and death at stake. They have to realize that this game doesn't require registration and fees. No, this game will eat them if they don't play. They are in the pit and the dragon is real. So by the threat of losing their lives, they begin to play, particularly once they learn there is only a few do-overs. There is mercy, but only three times. They have three lives before they are stuck there forever, or dead and gone completely. Second, they need to work together to be saved. There are several turning points in the movie where instead of trying to dominate each other, they submit to one another. This is where they stop hating each other and start to slowly love one another.But there is a third thing, something beyond their own willpower and skills. There is something beyond their cooperation. Even as a group they cannot leave the game without some mysterious force to grant them their exit.Jumanji is not only about self-discovery of flaws. It's not only about loving one another. The key element that is less obvious is that there is a mystery. There is something higher and unexplained in the movie. Even when they are able to restore the jewel to the sacred mountain, they can't save themselves. In fact, it's not even really clear how the magic works that brought them into the game. There is something else at work.Yes, they have to perform heroic actions to escape, but more importantly they must believe that the actions will save them, that the steps they follow will return them to their high school real-world lives. They cannot get out of this hell without faith in whatever created the game. They must believe in some power that is never fully known or shown in the movie. They must truly believe that they cannot reach home again unless they get a sacred jewel to a religious shrine on a mountain. Once this single jewel is in it's rightful place, it's proper place, then they have to shout a sacred word. They have to believe it, do it, and only then will they be saved. The game is the same as life and we cannot be our own saviors, neither by ourselves, nor in a group. There must be something higher to save us. But we'll never know that unless we experience suffering. Without pain, we never see the way, never understand the problem. Jesus tells Nicodemus: “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”Could this statement not also be swapped with “fiery snakes”? Because in the desert, God sent the fiery snakes - it explicitly says that God sent the snakes to bite the people, to cause them to suffer. Why? Because otherwise they would never understand that their imagined strength was their biggest weakness. They must be weak, and know it in their bones, in order to believe, in order to escape the pain. This is what is so hard to accept today, but it was just as hard to accept back then. God sent the snakes, which seems kind of cruel. But then he tried a more direct method. He came down here himself, not to bite us but to show us. He came to save us. The painful snakebite method worked, but we so quickly forgot that he had to keep sending signs and prophets, and still we failed to understand. He tried telling us through various efforts and signs. The snakes in the desert is just one of his attempts to reach us, but we always choose to reject him as soon as things settle down. The fear model works, but was not effective for the long term. The plan all along was love. He showed us the way, and it was intended to reach everyone on earth. He sent his Son to show love and mercy. Instead of him biting us, he allowed us to bite him. And bite we did. He came to us in love, like the loving father running out to meet the Prodigal Son. We learned that it's far easier to understand this message through seeing Jesus on the cross than through trying to understand snakebites in the desert. But instead of embracing God when he came to us, like an angry mob, we arrested and tortured and killed him, only to realize that whether he bites us, or we bite him, he loses no power. He cannot be defeated. Whether he is the biter or the one bitten, in either direction, God is always the healer, the redeemer, the savior, and the answer to everything we are searching for. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.whydidpetersink.com

Bullet Sponge
TRRS | Jumanji

Bullet Sponge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 16:14


Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston from a screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, and Jim Strain. Loosely based on Chris Van Allsburg's picture book of the same name, the film is the first installment of the Jumanji franchise.

Art of the Kickstart
From the Big Screen to Kickstarter, Kitanica Converts Fans Into First-Time Backers

Art of the Kickstart

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 27:33


In this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Chris Cronin, Co-Founder of Kitanica and creator of Scorpion Pack. From making it to the big screen and being worn by celebrities including the Rock, Kitanica's products have amassed a large following before launching on Kickstarter. Their first crowdfunding campaign was Scorpion Pack. Scorpion Pack is the ultimate lumbar waist pack for your gear and has raised over $100,000 with the help of almost 1,000 backers​, 38% of which are first-time backers​. Listen to learn how Kitanica overcame the hurdles of a first-time campaign on Kickstarter. Short on time? Here's what we talked about. Is overthinking a bad thing? Kitanica takes its products further by overthinking every aspect of product design. Some were quick to bash Kitanica for using a Kickstarter campaign as an established company. But the Kitanica team wanted to strike the market, and reach new customers while their idea was trending. Kitanica's products have been worn by actors in TV shows and movies like Mythbusters and Jumanji. It's been difficult for the team to capitalize on those appearances due to rights around the movies, but the appearances have helped build a following. Kitanica's production started in a basement with Chris' brother sewing together sturdy jackets with high demand from their network of friends. Their demand helped them reach new Kickstarter audiences after launching Scorpion Pack. Links Kitanica  Scorpion Pack's Kickstarter Campaign Note: As an Amazon Associate, Art of the Kickstart may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Sponsors Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by ProductHype, the leading crowdfunding newsletter. Publishing weekly, ProductHype showcases five of the best, most innovative and exciting crowdfunding projects in an absurdly unique way. Their audience of more than 300,000 crowdfunding fans regularly back featured products and eagerly awaits the newsletter to learn about the new ideas that creators are bringing to market. Learn more about having your project featured in ProductHype, or join the HypeSquad today! Transcript View this episode's transcript Roy Morejon: Welcome entrepreneurs and startups to Art of the Kickstart. The show that every entrepreneur needs to listen to before you launch. I'm your host, Roy Morejon, president and founder of Enventys Partners, the world's only turnkey product launch company. From product development and engineering to omnichannel marketing, we've helped our clients launch thousands of inventions and earn more than $1 billion dollars in sales over the past 20 years. Each week, I interview a startup success story, an inspirational entrepreneur or a business expert in order to help you take your launch to the next level. This show would not be possible without our main sponsor ProductHype, the weekly newsletter that goes out and shows you the best inventions that just launched. Make sure to check out producthype.co and join the hype squad. Now let's get on with the show. Roy Morejon: Welcome to another edition of Art of the Kickstart. Today, I am super stoked because I am talking with Chris Cronin, the co-founder of Kitanica. They are one of the very few US manufacturers of clothing here in the United States. They have their own factory in Oakland, where Chris is calling in from, and they've recently introduced a new bag line that is sourced globally. The campaign is called the Scorpion Pack. It's on Kickstarter right now. It actually just cracked over a hundred thousand dollars yesterday, has 25 days to go while we're recording this. So Chris, thank you so much for joining us today on Art of the Kickstart. Chris Cronin: Awesome. Thanks Roy. Really appreciate having me on. It's great. It's really exciting. Roy Morejon: Definitely. Well, I'm excited for this. This is a really cool product. It's done really well. I mean,

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bonnie Hunt has done it all. And she is extremely good at, well, all of it. She's a comedian, an actor, a TV host, a writer and a director. Her first ever part was in Rain Man, and since then she's starred in films like Jumanji (1995), had parts in three sitcoms in the 90s, and hosted her own talk show in the 2000s. Bonnie has also created several hit TV shows and directed movies. Her latest endeavor is a family TV series called Amber Brown, which is now streaming on Apple TV Plus. It's based on the Paula Danziger book of the same name. Bonnie Hunt joins Bullseye to talk about the new show and why she thought it was important to make an understated kid's series. She also talks about how she discovered improv in Chicago, and how she managed to combine it with her day job as a nurse. Plus, she talks about The Bonnie Hunt Show and what made it so unique.

Spoilers!
Jumanji (1995) - Movie Review! #421

Spoilers!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 91:58


Pappy, Stevie, Brett, Mikey, and Koery spoil Robbin Williams classic (the original) Jumanji! Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston from a screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, and Jim Strain. Loosely based on Chris Van Allsburg's picture book of the same name, the film is the first installment of the Jumanji franchise. Release date: December 15, 1995 (USA) Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Robin Williams; Bonnie Hunt; Kirsten Dunst; Jonathan Hyde; David Alan Grier Box office: $262.8 million

Carole Baskins Diary
2018-07-16 Carole Baskin's Diary

Carole Baskins Diary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 5:04


Today is Jamie's 38th Birthday I don't know what the occasion was, but I found this dated 3/23/1999 on WildLife on Easy Street letterhead:   Jamie Veronica Murdock was born 7/16/80 in Tampa, Fl.  She is 18 years old and graduated two years early, and as valedictorian of  her school.   She is an accomplished wildlife photographer as evidences by the photos in the enclosed brochure.  Two years ago, when she graduated she had the world in her hands and could have gone anywhere and done anything.  Her mother, Carole Lewis, had founded WildLife on Easy Street, Inc. a big cat sanctuary home to over 200 animals in 1992 with her husband, Don Lewis.  August 18, 1997 Don Lewis disappeared, leaving Carole Lewis as a single parent with a real estate business to run and a refuge that cost the couple as much as $235,000.00 per year to keep open.    Jamie Veronica had the option of traveling, going to college or pursuing her own photography career, but chose to stay home and help her mother in the day to day operation of WildLife on Easy Street, Inc.  Jamie Veronica is now the President of WildLife on Easy Street, Inc., editor of Cat Tales, it's quarterly newsletter and is in charge of the office, phones, adoptions, memberships and co-ordinating events.  She is a member of the volunteer committee which oversees over 100 wildlife volunteers.  She is also in charge of raising all of the cubs and assists with the vaccinations, worming, feeding and medical attention of all of the animals living on Easy Street.  She is the person on the brochure in the center photo, with her black leopard, Jumanji.  She has successfully raised the only two White Servals in the world and has won many contests with her photography.  She has taken on a huge endeavor and is the embodiment of a caring human being.       - Carole Lewis   I found this letter date June 18, 1997    Hillsborough County Arts Council c/o Art Keeble  725 E. Kennedy Boulevard #401  Tampa, Florida  33602  (813) 276-8250   Dear Mr. Keeble;  I thought the idea of showcasing local artists in the County Center was a wonderful idea.  As I was waiting in the County Commissioner's lobby I found it refreshing to be able to spend that otherwise wasted time in getting know more about the talent in the area.  My husband, and my daughter help me care for a 40 acre wildlife sanctuary in Citrus Park that is home to over 200 orphaned, abandoned and abused animals, most of which are great cats.  My daughter, Jamie Veronica has made a hobby of photographing these magnificent creatures and is now hoping to make a career of  her love of photography.  She is only sixteen years old and just graduated two years ahead of her time, as Valedictorian (she's being featured on Fox 28), and she now works full time at WildLife on Easy Street, Inc., doing everything from the newsletter to rescues.    She took all of the photos in the attached colour brochure, except for the photo of herself, center back cover.  She works in slides, prints and digital images and even does some of her own colour developing.  She draws and paints and completed several murals for the walls of her school.  She has won in two photo contests (she only entered two) and was published in the Photography Forum's annual last year.    She has trained several animals, including Bobcats and has an eye for the essence that is the “cat”.  She has saved and wisely invested her allowances and earnings since she was ten years old and has managed to put away over $8000.00.  She was born at the Women's Hospital here in Tampa, Florida on July 16, 1980 and has always resided in Tampa.  She has never had any formal training in any art field, but as you can see is a “natural”.  Of course I am proud, but all of Tampa Bay can take pride in this exceptional person through your organization.   For the Animals,  Carole Lewis My CGI Butterfly landed right side up!     I've been working on creating a CGI butterfly but it kept flying upside down and landing on his head, or turning inside out.  Today the flight path was a bit jumpy, but I had a right side up, right side out landing, right on the o in BigCatRescue.org.   Hi, I'm Carole Baskin and I've been writing my story since I was able to write, but when the media goes to share it, they only choose the parts that fit their idea of what will generate views.  These are my views and opinions. If I'm going to share my story, it should be the whole story.  The titles are the dates things happened. If you have any interest in who I really am please start at the beginning of this playlist: http://savethecats.org/   I know there will be people who take things out of context and try to use them to validate their own misconception, but you have access to the whole story.  My hope is that others will recognize themselves in my words and have the strength to do what is right for themselves and our shared planet.     You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile   You can see photos, videos and more, updated daily at BigCatRescue.org   Check out our main channel at YouTube.com/BigCatRescue   Music (if any) from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) This video is for entertainment purposes only and is my opinion.  Closing graphic with permission from https://youtu.be/F_AtgWMfwrk

YOUR NERD SIDE
#116 Fonseca talks with the voice of the Gremins Mark Dodson

YOUR NERD SIDE "THE SHOW"

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 48:19


Fonseca talks with Mark Dodson, He is known for Gremlins (1984), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990). and so much moreFox Business News says Papa John's has created a new pizza inspired by HBO's Game of Thrones prequel. The Dragon Flame Pizza will debut this Sunday when HBO premieres the GOT prequel series ''House of the Dragon''. The Dragon Flame Pizza is topped with Sriracha dry spice, smoked chicken, Italian sausage, green peppers, chilies, melted cheese, chili dust and garlic. The Daily Mail says Idris Elba is not going to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond. A source tells the newspaper, ''Fans and Barbara (producer) wanted Idris but he wants to create something for himself. However, he's put forward names to play 007. He's 'informally' in the decision-making process as he's been in talks with producers for so long.''Odds of who will be cast as the next James Bond ... According to the bookmaker William Hill Henry Cavill … 5/2‘Bridgerton' star Regé-Jean Page … 4/1‘Venom' actor Tom Hardy … 6/1XXL magazine says Snoop Dogg is getting his own cereal called Snoop Loopz.The box features a blue dog holding a spoon and promises more marshmallows than other cereals. The cereal is gluten-freeDeadline Hollywood says the first Jumanji theme park is going to open in the UK in 2023. The park looks like the Jumanji jungle. There will be 40 rides and attractions, two hotels and a zoo with over 1,000 animals. The Week Magazine says Han Solo's Blaster from ''Star Wars: A New Hope'' is going to be auctioned off. It is expected to sell for 500,000. The Han Solo Blaster from ''Return of the Jedi'' was purchased by Ripley's Believe It or Not in 2018 for $550,000 Variety magazine says ''Joker 2'' is going to have a $150 million budget. Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips are expected to each receive $20 million salaries while Lady Gaga is getting $10 million to play Harley Quinn. The first Joker movie had a budget of $55 million

The Comic Section Podcast
ISSUE #186 (Wednesday Addams, Jumanji Theme Park, & More)

The Comic Section Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 84:02


On this issue of The Comic Section, we pay our condolences to Actress Anne Heche. Paramount+ reaches a streaming deal with Walmart. Jumanji is set to have it's own theme park! “The Flash” star Ezra Miller says they are seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues.” Dwayne Johnson called WB to remove Black Adam From ‘Shazam!' Jonah Hill says he will not promote his new movies because of his mental health. Batgirl composer Natalie Holt says she spent a year working on the DC superhero film before it was canceled. We preview trailers from Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire, and The Addams Family spin-off series Wednesday. Little Xio reviews What We Do In The Shadows, and Prey. Jason reviews Netflix's Dayshift. Tune in! Little Xio: Venmo and CashApp (CutItOutComics) Jason: $JasonAlex86 CashApp

The Black Case Diaries Movie/TV Podcast
The Case of Jumanji (1995)

The Black Case Diaries Movie/TV Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 60:13


Hey, Cassettes! For this week's episode, we decided it was time to play a little game. So, here's a case for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind! Come play along as we learn all about Jumanji (1995)! Check out our BRAND NEW website for show notes and sources: https://www.blackcasediaries.com/

The Attractions Podcast
Disneyland Magic Key Renewals are Here, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 8/21/2022

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 63:30


Join hosts Seth and Carly as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast. This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Carly discuss: Disneyland Magic Key renewals are here! Universal Orlando reveals full lineup of its Halloween horrors Terror Tram features Jordan Peele crossover Knott's Scary Farm unleashes new frights Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando reveals its full lineup of terror for 2022 Zero Latency free-roaming virtual reality is coming to Icon Park First-ever ‘Jumanji' themed land set to open at Chessington World of Adventures Ice! returns to Gaylord Palms Resort with a Dr. Seuss theme for 2022 Disney Legends for 2022 to be announced at D23 We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

The Christian Nerd Podcast
TCN Podcast - August 19, 2022

The Christian Nerd Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 23:44


The Christian Nerd Podcast is back and wants to go to Disneyland. Scott starts the show by talking about his week and getting ready for his anniversary. He looks at trailers with Zac Efron and Wednesday Addams in Approved for All Audiences. Nerd News has stories about Rogue One, The Witcher, and a Big Thunder Mountain movie. Scott shares his love for Disneyland in Disney Plussed. And In Jesus Time, Scott leans into the importance of nostalgia and remembering. Show Notes Intro - 0:00 "Hang onto your hats and glasses, folks, cause this here's the wildest ride in the wilderness!” Approved for All Audiences - 4:22 The Greatest Beer Run Ever Wednesday Addams Nerd News - 7:34 Rogue One coming back to theaters with a preview of Andor The Witcher: Blood Origin went from six episodes to four Jumanji land coming to British theme park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad movie has its directors Disney Plussed - 11:49 Jesus Time - 16:49 Goodbye - 21:41 Be sure to check out The Christian Nerd Like The Christian Nerd on Facebook Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and leave a comment Or use our RSS Feed to subscribe: http://thechristiannerd.libsyn.com/rss Follow The Christian Nerd on Twitter Follow Scott on Twitter Support The Christian Nerd on Patreon Email Scott at Scott@TheChristianNerd.com to get added to The Octagon. Thanks to Nick for The Christian Nerd theme music.

Washed Gods
Jumanji Rules

Washed Gods

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 77:46


Washed Gods. Washed. Never Washed Up. Episode 97. What a week. Lots of close calls and drunken falls. But we survived. And that's all that matters we did a Washed Gods x Black On Purpose joint Podcast this week. Which is part of the reason we were so wasted. We talked about the FBI raiding Donald Trumps home Ma-ra-lago. Angela Yee is leaving the the Breakfast Club, and we discussed that as well. The Game dropped an album this week. It includes an Eminem diss. It's also ten minutes long. So there's that. And we ended with a recap of our Washed On Purpose episode with Illa, Jay-Fab, & Sho. Washed Moments and what we've been watching and listening to rounded out the pod. “All the worlds ills…” you know the drill. Like. Subscribe. Share. Stay Black! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/washedgods/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washedgods/support

Your Favorite Coaster Sucks
Episode 111 - JUMANJI!!!!!!!

Your Favorite Coaster Sucks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 125:21


This week on the premier comedy roller coaster podcast, Ben and Zach talk about Six Flags Great America, a risque couple at Cedar Point, a new Jumanji area at Chessington Worlds of Adventure and much more. Actually, we're the worst roller coaster podcast Find and contact us here: Join our email list: https://sendfox.com/yourfavoritecoastersucks https://www.yourfavoritecoastersucks.com/ YourFavoriteCoasterSucks@gmail.com Text/Voicemail (312) 572-9552 Instagram @YourFavoriteCoasterSucks Twitter @YFCS_pod www.facebook.com/UrFavCoasterSux www.yourfavoritecoastersucks.tumblr.com Join our Discord server here: https://discord.gg/uNVud4T We have shirts and sweatshirts available mad cheap www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A71411230…ap_web_7141123011 If you enjoy the show please consider throwing us a buck or two www.patreon.com/yourfavoritecoastersucks --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yourfavoritecoastersucks/support

Here Come the Sequels
319 - Jumanji: The Next Level

Here Come the Sequels

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 84:11


Tyler, Alex, and Briton finish their review of the Jumanji franchise on *gasp* a cliffhanger? Find us on iTunes and Spotify, online at herecomethesequels.blogspot.com, through email at herecomethesequels@gmail.com, and on Twitter at HCTSequels.

Uncle Bob's Magic Cabinet
UBMC 112: JUMANJI & THE NINTH GATE

Uncle Bob's Magic Cabinet

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 72:05


This week, Leigh explores the Ancient Egyptian board game of death through 1995's family/fantasy classic film Jumanji, while Lori talks occult bookshops and the hanged man tarot card through 1999's controversial horror film The Ninth Gate.TO VIEW A COMPLETE LIST OF OUR RESOURCES, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.MERCH! MERCH! MERCH!Support the show

Fresh Batch with Michelle Collins
Chimp Fodder (w/ Bonnie Hunt)

Fresh Batch with Michelle Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 63:01


Michelle's favorite way to die turns into a big budget plotline this week as she and Dan cover tipping culture, mansplaining, some HOTEL TENSIONS and seeing if we could maybe become Jane Lynch's favorite pod (vocally). And before you ask YES we spend 20 minutes covering chimp news. We then roll out the red carpet for the finest in entertainment, it's Bonnie Hunt on the pod! Together they talk daytime TV, comedy, Bonnie's beloved mom, Jumanji and TikTok. Watch all 10 episodes of Amber Brown on Apple TV+ now!

Toon Jam
Episode 212 - Can A Cartoon Series Outshine Its Own Film?

Toon Jam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 42:27


Matt and J-Man have another cartoon conundrum as they wonder about serialised animation adaptations, causing them to touch on Star Wars, Disney, Jumanji and even Rambo.Jump on our series: Patreon.com/ToonJamPod See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Latchkey Sibs
Jumanji (Allegra)

Latchkey Sibs

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 60:38


The sibs watch the 1995 classic Jumanji. We discuss the logic of the magic, how stressful this movie can be, and how we all might have been gaslit into liking it as children. Email us at latchkeysibs@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Theme song: Produced by Gray Baker and Mitch Grimenstein; Mastered by Alex Mills Edited by: Holland Baker --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latchkey-sibs/support

TODAY
TODAY 3RD HOUR: NBC News Senior Business Analyst Stephanie Ruhle on lowering credit card debt. “Jumanji” and “Cheaper by the Dozens”' Bonnie Hunt live in studio. Plus, our Start TODAY fitness program: upper body exercises to get you sweating

TODAY

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 35:58


Stephanie Ruhle shares advice on reducing your credit card debt and saving for the future. Emmy-and Golden Globe-nominated actress Bonnie Hunt discusses the new Apple TV-plus series that she is directing, “Amber Brown.” Charlee Atkins, creator of fitness app “Le Sweat TV,” models some upper body moves you can do for our Start TODAY fitness program.

Circle Round
Encore: Curious Boots feat. Colin Hanks

Circle Round

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 24:34 Very Popular


Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces, Jumanji) stars as a precocious little brother whose curiosity earns him a royally big reward in this Norwegian adventure story from the Circle Round archives.

Notorious Mass Effect
"SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS - OFFICIAL TRAILER 1" *SPOTIFY EXCLUSIVE VIDEO VERSION*

Notorious Mass Effect

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 15:09


Jul 23, 2022 Check out the official trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods – in theaters this Christmas. From New Line Cinema comes “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” which continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!,” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam. “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” stars returning cast members Zachary Levi (“Thor: Ragnarok”) as Shazam; Asher Angel (“Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer (“It Chapter Two”) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (“Promising Young Woman”) as Super Hero Freddy; Ross Butler (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as Super Hero Eugene; Meagan Good (“Day Shift”) as Super Hero Darla; D.J. Cotrona (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) as Super Hero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (“Annabelle: Creation”) as Mary Bromfield / Super Hero Mary; Faithe Herman (“This Is Us”) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (“A Dog's Journey”) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand (“Second Chances”) as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (“White Lines”) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (“The Walking Dead”) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou(“A Quiet Place Part II”) as Wizard. Joining the cast are Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”), with Lucy Liu (“Kung Fu Panda” franchise) and Helen Mirren (“F9: The Fast Saga”). The film is directed by David F. Sandberg (“Shazam!,” “Annabelle: Creation”) and produced by Peter Safran (“Aquaman,” “The Suicide Squad”). It is written by Henry Gayden (“Shazam!,” “There's Someone Inside Your House”) and Chris Morgan (“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” “The Fate of the Furious”), based on characters from DC;Shazam! was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Executive producers are Walter Hamada, Adam Schlagman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Marcus Viscidi and Geoff Johns. Joining director Sandberg behind-the-camera are director of photography Gyula Pados (the “Jumanji” franchise), production designer Paul Kirby (“The Old Guard,” “Jason Bourne”) and editor Michel Aller (“Shazam!,” “The Nun”). The music supervisor is Season Kent (“DC League of Super-Pets,” “The Addams Family 2”) and the music is by Christophe Beck (“Free Guy,” “Frozen II”). Visual effects supervisors are Bruce Jones (“Aquaman,” “It”) and Raymond Chen (“Alita: Battle Angel,” “The Meg”). The costume designer is Louise Mingenbach (“Jumanji: The Next Level,” “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”). New Line Cinema presents A Peter Safran Production of A David F. Sandberg Film, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” which is set to open in theaters internationally beginning 15 December 2022 and in North America on December 21, 2022. Watch Trailer Here: (1) SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS - Official Trailer 1 - YouTube --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/masseffect/support

You Made Me Watch
Jumanji

You Made Me Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 21:20


Allyson makes Mike watch the 1995 Robin Williams led action film Jumanji. He enjoyed the first sequel, but will he enjoy the original as much? Mike finds a way to reference the softcore comedy porn Flesh Gordon yet again and discusses the planned sequels written by Adam Rifkin. Could Bonnie Hunt be any more delightful? Why don't we get to see her that often anymore? Does Kirsten Dunst have a Dorian Gray mirror? If you want to let us know what you thought about Jumanji, or you have a movie you think we should watch, let us know. Join our https://www.facebook.com/groups/youmademewatch (Facebook group) for more movie talk! https://www.facebook.com/groups/youmademewatch Follow us on Instagram @YouMadeMeWatch to get sneak peeks at which movie we'll talk about next. Logo by Martin Butler. Follow him on Instagram @MartyButtons Theme song by Thomas Medelheim. https://www.fiverr.com/medelheimJ

Topless Af
Being Grown is Ghetto

Topless Af

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 50:28


Okay so.....back....again.... lol The ladies update on the last few weeks! Ashe birthday has came and went. Pebbz is bridesmaid of the year. The girls gripe about only wanting a reliable beauty team. Cause why are you accepting deposits and ghosting ma'am? Did you need gas money? They reflect on who dropped them in a game of Jumanji because there is no reason being grown is so ghetto! We can't have abortions but we don't have food to feed said babies? and people are stocking up on Casa Migos with the glitch? Goodness we are doomed. Good thing your favorite ladies are finding their happy in trying new things every month with their day ones. Gotta find your peace at all times

Private Island Presents: Up All Night
S3E10: The Haunted House Game

Private Island Presents: Up All Night

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 64:57


Listener beware, you're in for....another Jumanji ripoff? This week, Brandon and Courtland watch the fifty-first episode of Goosebumps and discuss taking time for a little R&R, guessing clues a little too quickly, and where all the budget for this season went. Linktree - https://linktr.ee/PrivateIsland Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/PrvtIsland Laugh with us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/privateislandpresents/ Connect with fans on Discord - https://discord.gg/2RAp2af

You Made Me Watch
Jumanji Preview and Recommendations

You Made Me Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 18:14


Allyson prepares Mike to watch the original Jumanji. He's only seen the sequel with Kevin Hart, so this will likely end up feeling like a Robin Williams prequel to him! Allyson sings the praises of the Channing Tatum/Sandra Bullock joint The Lost City. Mike recommends Vin Diesel's self-produced calling card short film Multi-Facial. Allyson promotes an obscure podcast called Last Podcast on the Left. Mike dusts off Aphrodite's Child.

Here Come the Sequels
316 - Jumanji

Here Come the Sequels

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 79:10


This is the most deranged review of the 1995 classic Jumanji that you will ever find. Accept no substitutes. Find us on iTunes and Spotify, online at herecomethesequels.blogspot.com, through email at herecomethesequels@gmail.com, and on Twitter at HCTSequels.

Fan Theory Queries
Did Captain Hook Kill Ariel's Mother?

Fan Theory Queries

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 57:15


We cover fan theories from Mulan, Jumanji, Peter Pan, and The Little Mermaid. [Mulan] Why doesn't the Great Stone Dragon wake up in Mulan? - (1:56) The scene referenced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGcikKkIlhw [Jumanji] Is Van Pelt's gun clear evidence of time travel in the game's history? - (21:00) [Peter Pan/The Little Mermaid] Did Captain Hook kill Ariel's mother? - (36:15) Support the show and get sweet merch! https://www.fantheoryqueries.com/merch/ For exclusive bonus content, FTQ Discord membership, and the ability to view live recording sessions, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/fantheoryqs Advertisers: please contact sales@advertisecast.com if you would like to advertise on Fan Theory Queries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SHIRT SHOW
Bhavik Dhanak | Aesthetic Imprints | Shirt Show 109

SHIRT SHOW

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 130:06


Baav Dhanak is the 22 year old vlogger/printer/hustler behind Aesthetic Imprints. He's built such a strong brand and shop, you'd have no idea he's operating out of his parents' basement, but we've got a feeling he won't be there for too much longer. Topics of discussion include: Leaky faces, body pillows, sweet tea, bench press exposure units, we argue over what the next best step is, and Jumanji.

And That's Why We Drink
E278 A Birthday Demon and a Lunar Lemon

And That's Why We Drink

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 121:20 Very Popular


It's our birthday episode and Christine's podcast room might be turning into Jumanji?! Please hold for Blaise to come save us from multiple bugs. First Em covers a ghost story with a feminist twist, Alma Fielding and the Croyden poltergeist. Then Christine covers the gut-wrenching tale of Cletus Hehmz and the kidnapping of Chloe Fisherman. We also get a sneak peek into the discovery of an entirely new cryptid: Penne a la Gnome... and that's why we drink!