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The Test of Time

Are the classic movies of our childhood as good as we remember them? Join us as we take a fresh look at our favorite films and ask if they stand The Test of Time. Hosted by Alan Noah and James Brief
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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've stood The Test of Time.

 

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Dec 30, 2016

The Gremlins are back, and this time they're terrorizing the most technologically advanced skyscraper in New York City.
 
Gremlins 2 is full of surprises: an ahead of its time transgender character, a not so subtle parody of Donald Trump, and even a connection to Breaking Bad. Our chat also includes predictions of the biggest movies of 2017, including our pick for the title of Star Wars Episode VIII. In the end, we find out if Gremlins 2 stands the Test of Time.
Dec 23, 2016

A young man gets an incredible Christmas present: an adorable creature called a Mogwai. But rules are broken, and before long a small town is terrorized by little green creatures.

Join us as we discuss what constitutes a Christmas movie (does Die Hard count?), the true origin of the Gremlins species, and the Time Magazine Person of the Year... in 1982. Then—just in time for Christmas—we find out if Gremlins stands the Test of Time.
Dec 16, 2016

A television executive who hates Christmas puts on a live version of A Christmas Carol, while also being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future in the Bill Murray movie, Scrooged.

You want off-topic tangents? We've got you covered with the most intriguing thing about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. the problem with being a professional Bobcat Goldthwait impersonator, the funniest line in the Rush Hour trilogy, and James fondly/angrily recalling his favorite sketch from Late Night with Conan O'Brien. We also talk about Karen Allen, David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter), and Bill Murray himself as we decide if Scrooged stands the Test of Time.
Dec 10, 2016

A young child, abandoned by his family, is forced to survive on his own, while also battling two sadistic and violent robbers… in the wacky family flick, Home Alone!

Listen as we talk about how Home Alone affected the casting of Harry Potter, the reach of the American Dental Association, and the one movie where Joe Pesci's character comes out on top. Ultimately we find out if Home Alone stands the Test of Time.
Dec 4, 2016

Nicolas Cage. Sean Connery. Tiny little balls of green nerve gas. And it’s a Michael Bay movie, so there are explosions all over the place.

This episode—recorded live—features the protocol of receiving a phone call mid-coitus, a breakdown of the movie's brutal deaths, and the political correctness of the term "Mexican standoff." Ultimately, we ask if The Rock stands the Test of Time. 

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