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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.

 

Show logo by: Courtney Enos-Robertson

Music by: SpeakerFreq Audio

Jan 27, 2017

Welcome to the world of 2032: a peaceful place where no one gets hurt, physical contact is outlawed, and all restaurants are Taco Bell for some reason.

Get ready for a conversation about the idiocy of bungee-jumping from a helicopter, the rarity of a bad guy in overalls, and how this movie got more predictions right than Back to the Future Part II. Plus, as we discuss why we're excited for the Nintendo Switch, James makes a shocking confession about his video game past. Then we decide if Demolition Man stands the Test of Time.
Jan 20, 2017

Don't let the picture fool you—this is *not* a movie about cannibalism. It's the fifth highest grossing film of 1989 (yes, really): Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
 
We analyze the movie's lesson on the frailty of life courtesy of Antie the ant, its poor demonstration of CPR technique, and other flicks with titles that are full sentences. Plus there's an in-depth conversation about whether Super Mario is actually human or not in light of his upcoming adventures in New Donk City. We may not solve that mystery, but we do determine if Honey, I Shrunk the Kids stands the Test of Time.
Jan 13, 2017

In the 1986 movie Wildcats, Goldie Hawn faces sexism as she tries to coach an inner city high school football team to victory. (Think Friday Night Lights meets 9 to 5 meets Stand and Deliver.)

The film features the big screen debut of Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, a young LL Cool J in the role of "Rapper," and a more feminist heroine than some other, more famous feminist heroines (cough cough, Erin Brockovich.) Along the way we ask if Super Mario Run is worth ten bucks... and if Wildcats stands the Test of Time.
Jan 6, 2017

"We've got a fantastic movie in our podcast this week!"
"Your podcast? What is it?"
"It's a digital audio file with losers who never shut up... but that's not important right now."
 
In our wide-ranging conversation about the slapstick comedy classic Airplane!, we chat about how you say "golly" in jive, what happens when the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker trio breaks up, and we pay homage to the king of deadpan delivery, Leslie Nielsen. Plus we kick the episode off with a spoiler-filled analysis of Rogue One, and how that movie could affect Princess Leia's role in Episodes VIII and IX. Looks like you picked the wrong week to quit podcasts... especially if you want to know if Airplane! stands the Test of Time.
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