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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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Nov 3, 2017

Cowabunga! It's the big screen debut of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael in the 1990 movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
 
Jon Willis of The Wayward Willis podcast joins us to talk about Shredder's poorly thought out plan for world domination, kids who love both the Ninja Turtles and Humphrey Bogart, and...


Oct 27, 2017

Director Wes Craven brought fresh blood to the teen slasher genre in his 1996 movie, Scream.
 
In our annual Halloween episode, we discuss modern meta moments, the old-fashioned name for cell phones, and how this film has twists in the opening *and* closing scenes. (Take that, M. Night Shyamalan!) You may know how to...


Oct 20, 2017

Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks play mismatched detectives tracking down a cult/crime syndicate in the 1987 flick, Dragnet.
 
This movie has a nefarious plot that hinges on a personal check, a bad guy with a great name, and a scene of Ramsay Bolton-esque torture that's played for laughs. But does this 1980's movie based on a...


Oct 13, 2017

Teens 'n parties. Music 'n dancing. Kid 'n Play. They all come together in the 1990 movie, House Party.
 
We are once again joined by Brat Pack America author Kevin Smokler as we talk about old school Kool Aid, the only man who can crack up Ice Cube, and what House Party has in common with Bridesmaids, Dirty Work, and...


Oct 6, 2017

Thirty five years after Blade Runner first hit theaters, its long-awaited sequel has finally arrived.
 
In our conversation about the original film, we question why robot slaves need fake memories of fake families, how the movie correctly predicted drones but mistakenly thought Pan Am would still be a thing, and why...