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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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Theme song composed by SpeakerFreq Audio

Jan 12, 2018

Six strangers find themselves in a geometric, booby-trapped maze in the 1997 thriller, Cube.

This week, we're talking about prime numbers (like a couple of nerds), why the whole "five o'clock shadow" thing isn't true for everyone, and how this franchise missed a huge opportunity with its third movie. Plus we give our...

Jan 5, 2018

The Last Dragon wasn't a hit when it was released in 1985, but it has since become a beloved cult classic.
Special guest Jason Torres joins us to discuss why The Last Dragon's villain may be its true hero, the movie's shocking similarities with Kung Fu Panda, and why you should never try to catch a bullet with your...

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...