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The Test of Time

Are the classic movies of our childhood really as great as we remember them? Hosts Alan Noah and James Brief take a fresh look at our favorite films to see if they still stand The Test of Time.

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Theme song composed by SpeakerFreq Audio

Apr 20, 2018

Super Troopers, about a group of cops who'd rather prank each other than write speeding tickets, was a surprise hit when it was released in 2002. 
 
This week, we discuss what this stoner comedy has in common with both Police Academy 3 and the works of William Shakespeare, we wonder if real Vermonters would ever...


Apr 13, 2018

Two pissed off teenagers wreak havoc on their town with murders and forged suicide notes in 1989's Heathers.
 
This movie left us with a lot of questions. Like, why do cool high school girls hook up with loser college guys? Did anyone ever really go cow tipping? What's up with all the croquet? And, most important of...


Apr 6, 2018

A kid who's obsessed with action movies gets transported into a world of gratuitous explosions and cheesy one-liners in the 1993 flick, Last Action Hero.
 
Join us as we discuss a terrible way to end a fictional blockbuster, how to get teenagers interested in Shakespeare, and why it's ridiculous that famed illusionist...


Mar 30, 2018

When a dead couple needs help scaring the yuppies who move into their house, they turn to Michael Keaton's ghost with the most in 1988's Beetlejuice.
 
This week, we discuss Tim Burton's bureaucratic vision of the afterlife, the oddly spelled star that's Beetlejuice's namesake, and the deus ex machina that ultimately...


Mar 23, 2018

The stars of a sci-fi TV show find themselves on an actual space adventure in 1999's Galaxy Quest.
 
Tim Allen loses his shirt, Tony Shalhoub has the munchies, and Alan Rickman does what he does best: exude exasperation. And did you ever hear about the Star Trek actor who changed the course of American history? Join us...