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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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Dec 15, 2017

Robin Williams brings the jungle to life—literally—in 1995’s Jumanji.  
 
This week, we discuss the worst way to tell someone that their parents are dead, the difference between alligators and crocodiles, and how parts of Jumanji are reminiscent of Back to the Future Part II, Big, and Pinocchio. We also come up...


Dec 8, 2017

What happens when you make a movie with Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg, and an adorable infant? You get the #1 movie of 1987: Three Men and a Baby.
 
Join us as we ask why three successful men in their 30's would want to be roommates, how drug dealers could confuse a baby with a brick of heroin, and why...


Dec 1, 2017

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck hit the A-list and took home Oscars for their 1997 movie, Good Will Hunting. 

This week, we talk about what the MIT campus really looks like, the deep love Bostonians have for Dunkin' Donuts, and how you can quickly spot the difference between Funny Robin Williams and Serious Robin Williams....


Nov 24, 2017

Steve Martin plays a man on a desperate quest to get home to his family, and John Candy plays the travel companion from hell in the quintessential Thanksgiving movie, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. 

Join us as we discuss the movie's missing scene that probably would have been hilarious, how the "two pillows" joke...


Nov 17, 2017

Aliens make first contact in Steven Spielberg's second blockbuster, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Give a listen as we discuss what this movie may have in common with Guardians of the Galaxy, the iconic scene that has been referenced by both Weird Al and The Simpsons, and what the different "kinds" of close...