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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 29, 2017

Matt Damon plays a reformed gambler drawn back into the world of underground poker in the 1998 movie, Rounders. 
 
Recorded live at Nick's Marathon, listen as we ponder the shelf life of a toothpick, why a good fake accent can still be distracting, and how this movie didn't really try too hard when it came to giving...


Dec 22, 2017

As a no-nonsense "cooler" (basically just a glorified bouncer), Patrick Swayze is bustin’ heads and breakin’ hearts in 1989's Road House. 
 
Listen as we talk about Swayze's fatality move, when you should carry around your medical records, and what this movie's villain has in common with Mr. Burns. Not racy enough...


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....