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30 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
My Hero Academia, Season 2
We return to UA High this week, and talk about season 2 of the anime My Hero Academia. Was it better than the first season? Yes! Is it easy for animators to draw invisible characters? We think so! All that, plus our usual pop-culture news and fortune cookies.We reviewed the first season of My Hero Academia in July, 2021 on episode 44.
13 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Time for another game review! This week we talk about Blokus, a strategy game where you try to place all your uniquely shaped pieces on the game board, while simultaneously keeping your opponents from doing the same. It's easy to learn, and a lot of fun.
22 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Marvel's Black Widow is now available to all Disney+ subscribers, so we decided to watch it for this week's show. We also discussed the idea of whether there are movies that need to be seen in the theater, or if story matters more than spectacle.
22 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
The 2018 Netflix animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a reboot of the similarly titled Filmation series from 1985. The show follows the adventures of Adora, a teenage girl who has the power to transform into the legendary heroine She-Ra. This week, we discuss the first season of the show, and talk about some of the characters. Also this week, our usual pop-culture news and fortune cookies.
29 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
My Neighbor Totoro
It's time to discuss another Studio Ghibli movie, and what better movie to discuss than the 1988 anime classic My Neighbor Totoro, a movie that appears on many lists of top movies of all time. It's the gentle story of two young girls in post-war rural Japan, and their unlikely adventures and interactions with a number of friendly forest spirits. Also on the show - our pop-culture news, and fortune cookies.
25 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
One year anniversary!
This week marks the one year anniversary of Lunchbox Reaction. On this episode, we take a look back at our first year of podcasting, and highlight some of our favorite moments.
13 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
If you enjoyed Dug, the talking dog from Pixar's hit movie Up, then you should definitely check out Dug Days - a series of 5 new animated shorts on Disney+. The series follows the adventures of Dug as he navigates his new life in the suburbs with his owner Carl. Also on this episode - some pop-culture news, and Evan receives an epic fortune!
15 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
The Loud House Movie
It's our 50th episode, and this week we take a look at The Loud House Movie on Netflix. The movie is based on the hit Nickelodeon animated TV series The Loud House, and follows the adventures of Lincoln, his parents, and his 10 sisters as they travel to Scotland. Also on this episode, we talk about the new Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a new Star Wars anime series, and the passing of Ed Asner.
25 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a movie that has a little something for everyone. It's a teen romantic drama that also has elements of sci-fi and humor. Like the movie Groundhog Day, the protagonists are stuck in a time loop. As they relive each day, they decide to track down and make a map of all the perfect moments that occur throughout their town. Listen in as we discuss the movie, and whether we've experienced some of our own perfect moments.We're coming up on the 1-year anniversary of the show, and we'd love to hear from you! Do you have a favorite moment or episode? Something you agree or disagree with? Have an idea of a movie or book we should check out? If so, please visit our contact page and send us a note that we can read on the show.
24 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Find your best bow-tie, grab yourself a bowl of corn puddin', and head on over the magical town of Schmigadoon, where every day is a musical, and true love might be just around the corner. Schmigadoon!, a 6-episode American musical comedy, premiered on Apple TV+ in June 2021, and stars an ensemble cast that includes Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Jane Krakowski, and Martin Short. This week we review the show, talk about our favorite songs, and per usual, also talk about some pop-culture news and read fortune cookies.
23 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
The Bad Batch
Disney's relentless release of all things Star Wars continues with The Bad Batch, a 16-episode animated series that just finished its first season. Is worth watching? Depends on your level of fandom. We enjoyed parts of it, but felt overall it was lacking in story. Tune in to our discussion, and see if you agree.We're also coming up on the 1-year anniversary of the show, and we'd love to hear from you! Do you have a favorite moment or episode? Something you agree or disagree with? Have an idea of a movie or book we should check out? If so, please visit our contact page and send us a note that we can read on the show.
17 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
The Wild Robot Escapes
Time for another book review! On this episode, Evan leads us in a discussion of The Wild Robot Escapes by author and illustrator Peter Brown. This book is a sequel to The Wild Robot, which we reviewed in January. Also on this episode, our weekly news updates and fortune cookie readings.
22 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
In The Heights (Movie)
The movie In The Heights is a musical drama based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit broadway musical of the same name. The story follows the lives of a number of residents of Washington Heights, a community in New York City that is undergoing change. We also talk about the PBS Kids show Arthur, a game about pets on Roblox, and Suni Lee winning Gold at the Summer Olympics. Oh yeah - and fortune cookies!
20 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
My Hero Academia
This week the podcast comes to you from a lake resort, so the audio quality is not the best, but the show has to go on, right? Right! Our topic this week is the first season of the popular anime series My Hero Academia.
25 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Marvel's new TV series Loki just finished its 6 episode run on Disney+. Linnea, Evan, and Brian give their impressions of the series, along with their weekly pop-culture news and fortune cookie readings.
26 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
It's time to pack your sleeping bag, apply some sunscreen, and head off to camp! This week, Linnea and Evan talk about what it was like to attend summer camp, and how this year was different compared to previous years due to COVID precautions.
20 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
The Magic Fish
Trung Le Nguyen's award-winning debut graphic novel The Magic Fish is a heartfelt and beautifully illustrated story about a boy and his mother, the language barrier between them, and how fairy tales can bring us together. The book was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly. Also on this episode - our pop-culture news of the week, and fortune cookies!
21 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
If you haven't already, check out Luca, the new Disney/Pixar animated movie on Disney+. It's a fun show for the whole family, and this week we give our non-spoiler review of this this fish-out-of water story.
21 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon
Disney's animated movie Raya and the Last Dragon premiered in March 2021. It boasts a wonderful voice cast and received great reviews for its story, action, and score. This week we talk about the movie, discuss the main characters, and whether they should make a sequel.
19 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
School is Out!
The Covid-19 pandemic forced many schools to switch to distance learning over the past year. How did the education process work? What did the students think? This week, at the end of the school year, Linnea and Evan talk about their experience with distance learning.
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