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Episode 319: Stay Tuned (1992)

A couch potato and his wife are pulled into a hellish TV world, where they have to survive for 24 hours.

Join us as we discuss electrocuting a robot, Spinderella saving the day, and a slip of the tongue that’s too funny to be edited out. Then we see if Stay Tuned stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 318: 3 Ninjas (1992)

Three young brothers use their ninjutsu skills against bullies, kidnappers, and even terrorists. 

Listen as we chat about motion sensors for kids, using swords to take off clothes, and what D.A.R.E. stands for backwards. Then we find out if 3 Ninjas stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 317: TRON (1982)

A programmer fights for his life inside a computer’s mainframe.

Join us as we talk about betting on jai alai, a Zordon look-alike, and how Sausage Party was made. Then we find out if TRON stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 316: Tank Girl (1995)

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, one woman leads the fight against evil men who are hoarding the world’s water. 

Listen as we discuss getting DJ Ski Masked, the difference between holograms and astral projections, and if this movie is for stoners. Then we find out if Tank Girl stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 315: Flightplan (2005)

A woman questions her sanity when her daughter seemingly goes missing on an airplane.

Join us as we chat about the Mila Kunis movie Alan doesn’t want to watch, why you shouldn’t try to gaslight an engineer, and terrorist plots that involve diarrhea… explosive diarrhea. Then we find out if Flightplan stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 314: Contact (1997)

Humans prepare to meet extraterrestrials after an astronomer discovers intelligent life far from Earth.

Listen as we talk about impressing Steven Spielberg, what Leonardo da Vinci didn’t know, and the alien version of Jackass. Then we find out if Contact stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 313: Legends of the Fall (1994)

In the early 20th century, a family endures a series of heartbreaking tragedies.

Listen as we talk about being a “Harvard 10,” a terrible new kind of porn, and the retconning of World War I. Then we find out if Legends of the Fall stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 312: Face/Off (1997)

FBI agent Sean Archer assumes the identity—and face—of terrorist Castor Troy to stop a deadly attack. But things get complicated when Troy takes Archer’s face, too.

Join us as we chat about books without covers, a surgeon who also cuts hair, and how much money oil rig workers make. Then we find out if Face/Off stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 311: Minority Report (2002)

In the year 2054, murders are predicted and stopped before they happen. It seems like a perfect system, until the head of the program is accused of a future homicide.

Listen as we discuss this movie’s homage to Timecop, winning an Oscar for chewing gum, and why we’ll never have flying cars. Then we find out if Minority Report stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 310: The Paper (1994)

The lives of several New York City reporters change drastically over the course of one fateful day.

Special guests Shahir Daud and Matt Krol from The Only Podcast About Movies join us to talk about why Brazilians love Sex and the City, how Randy Quaid makes Alan sad, and what happens when Kurt Loder replies all. Then we find out if The Paper stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 309: Krull (1983)

A prince goes on an epic quest to save his planet and rescue his beloved bride.

Listen as we talk about a weapon that could have been named by Jerry Lewis, flying horses that are afraid of heights, and an Admiral Ackbar costume from Spirit Halloween. Then we find out if Krull stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 308: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Anakin Skywalker, who was prophesied to bring balance to the Force, instead turns to the dark side.

We have the high ground as we discuss if and when the Emperor was ever surprised, the line you shouldn’t cross to save your marriage, and why liking the prequels is similar to being a Mets fan. Execute Order 66, then find out if Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 307: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

After an assassin fails to kill Padmé Amidala, she falls in love with her Jedi protector: Anakin Skywalker.

We get into aggressive negotiations as we chat about cloner confidentiality, why no one bothered to rescue Anakin’s mother, and what Obi-Wan Kenobi has in common with James Bond. Then we find out if Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 306: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

While trying to resolve a trade dispute, two Jedi meet a young slave who just may be the Chosen One. 

The saga begins as we discuss the proper pronunciation of Tatooine, a lightsaber duel with a dual lightsaber, and a track listing that’s also a spoiler. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and hate leads to finding out if Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 305: The Big Chill (1983)

Seven college friends reunite after a member of their group commits suicide.

Special guests Carole Abramson and Rochelle Brief—our moms!—join us to talk about enlisting in the Peace Corps, Jeff Goldblum’s shtick, and what Billy Joel taught us about New York City nightlife. Then we find out if The Big Chill stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 304: Breakdown (1997)

After their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, a woman is abducted, and her husband tries desperately to find her.

Join us as we talk about people who hate catharsis, the podcast selection in heaven, and playing Doom on a refrigerator. Then we find out if Breakdown stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 303: Adam’s Rib (1949)

A husband and wife—both attorneys—take opposite sides in a high-profile court case. 

Listen as we chat about helmets for infants, the worst kind of candy, and how Madonna is different from DJ Khaled. Then we find out if Adam’s Rib stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 302: In & Out (1997)

The life of a small-town teacher is turned upside down when he’s outed as gay on national television.

Join us as we discuss Steven Seagal’s Oscar chances, why one kid has to come out twice, and what not to name this movie’s sequel. Then we decide if In & Out stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 301: The Bad News Bears (1976)

Against all odds, an alcoholic coach leads a team of misfits to their little league’s championship game.

Special guest Eli Noah joins us to talk about Tchaikovsky’s middle name, the price of Rolling Stones tickets, and Walter Matthau’s resting grumpy face. Then we find out if The Bad News Bears stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 300: 300 (2007)

A handful of Spartan soldiers defend their country against a massive invading army.

We celebrate our 300th episode by talking about a better way to judge babies, how hard it is to find a good piercer in Persia, and what Zack Snyder was like in film school. Then we find out if 300 stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 299: The Godfather Part III (1990)

Michael Corleone attempts to make his business fully legitimate, but finds that it’s not easy for a gangster to retire.

Listen as we chat about a comical death by cannoli, a deeply disturbing romance, and how fat the voice of Fat Tony really is. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in to see if The Godfather Part III stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 298: The Godfather Part II (1974)

As a young man, Vito Corleone builds a criminal empire. Decades later, his son Michael finds a traitor within the family.

Join us as we talk about the practice of cupping, the geography of Lake Tahoe, and what smart people don’t say. Keep your friends close but your enemies closer as we find out if The Godfather Part II stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 297: The Godfather (1972)

When a mob boss is shot, his son seeks revenge and takes control of the family business.

Listen as we discuss why Dan Quayle shouldn’t hide weapons, the worst thing about being strangled with piano wire, and James’s good buddy, Wikipedia. Leave the gun, take the cannoli, and find out if The Godfather stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 296: The Lawnmower Man (1992)

A simple-minded gardener unlocks the true power of his brain through advanced virtual reality experiments.

Listen as we discuss a sex-positive groundskeeper, the rare ability to program a VCR, and names for the internet that didn’t catch on. Then we find out if The Lawnmower Man stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 295: Raising Arizona (1987)

After kidnapping a baby, an ex-con and an ex-cop have to evade the authorities, fugitives, and a biker from hell.

Join us as we chat about leaving important things on car roofs, Bruce Willis’ recent string of terrible movies, and the yodeling that lives rent-free in Alan’s head. Then we decide if Raising Arizona stands the Test of Time.

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