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Episode 400: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

A rogue U.S. general tries to start a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, and only a handful of people can prevent the end of the world.

It’s our 400th episode, and we’re talking about modern conspiracy theories, the most fun city in Texas, and destruction caused by defective dicks. Then we find out if Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 399: Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Cybernetic aliens attempt to assimilate humanity into their collective, and only the crew of the USS Enterprise can stop them.

Listen as we lament lost GeoCities websites, ponder if aliens could unite humanity, and make a predictable Moby-Dick joke. Resistance is futile as we find out if Star Trek: First Contact stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 398: The Score (2001)

An aging thief plans to steal a priceless French scepter with the help of a young accomplice.

Listen as we chat about taking inspiration from a keg, hacking a 10-digit code, and the best of the puppet pantheon. Then we find out if The Score stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 397: Always (1989)

After an aerial firefighter dies, he becomes a spirit and has the chance to inspire a young pilot… and say goodbye to his grieving girlfriend.

Special guest Courtney Noah joins us to talk about Jar Jar Binks trivia, a big choo choo plane, and the Dawson’s Creek scene that lives rent-free in James’s head. Then we find out if Always stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 396: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

A dull marriage gets an unexpected jolt when the husband and wife discover that they’re both secret assassins for rival agencies.

Listen as we discuss an easy way to kill killers, TV networks for women, and what Nicole Kidman might say about Halloween. Then we find out if Mr. & Mrs. Smith stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 395: She’s All That (1999)

After getting dumped by his girlfriend, a popular high school senior bets that he can transform a depressed art student into the school’s prom queen.

Listen as we chat about pool guys who made bank in 2020, the real first reality show, and a weirdo who volunteers to clean a bathroom. Then we find out if She’s All That stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 394: Cool World (1992)

Desperate to leave her cartoon world, an animated woman plans to become real by having sex with a human.

Join us as we discuss the evolution of the Hollywood sign, what this movie has in common with Game of Thrones, and our 2024 box office predictions. Then we find out if Cool World stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 393: Mean Girls (2004)

While attending public school for the first time, a teenager joins—then takes over—a popular clique.

Special guests Sue Winter and Karlen Trucke join us to chat about Taco Tuesday memes, DVDs that are popular with sick campers, and the difference between mathletes and academic league. You can’t sit with us as we find out if Mean Girls stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 392: Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)

A hungover John McClane teams up with a good Samaritan to save innocent lives in New York City.

Special guests Dom Monfre and Daron from Board Games are for Losers join us to talk about a solid number two, if Hillary Clinton is a bad driver, and Rube Goldberg-ing someone to death. Simon says to listen and find out if Die Hard With a Vengeance stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 391: Die Hard 2 (1990) and Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

John McClane battles terrorists at Dulles airport, then saves the United States from cybercriminals.

Special guests Dom Monfre and Daron from Board Games are for Losers join us to chat about the benefits of naked calisthenics, a steampunk baggage claim, and writing ads for PDAs. Then we find out if Die Hard 2 and Live Free or Die Hard stand the Test of Time.



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Episode 390: Die Hard (1988)

While attending a party on Christmas Eve, a New York City cop tries to foil a terrorist plot and save his wife.

Special guests Dom Monfre and Daron from Board Games are for Losers join us to discuss life-saving boobs, the cigarettes recommended by doctors, and something more painful than walking on broken glass. Yippee-ki-yay motherfuckers… we’re finding out if Die Hard stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 389: Schindler’s List (1993)

During the Holocaust, an industrialist uses his money and influence to save the lives of over one thousand Jews.

This is a heavy episode, so we’re not doing the usual tease. Just listen as we discuss all the reasons why Schindler’s List stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 388: Scarface (1983)

A Cuban immigrant becomes a powerful drug kingpin in Miami.

Listen as we chat about popular dorm room posters, fake Churchill quotes, and how an R-rated movie can actually be X-rated. Say hello to my little friend and find out if Scarface stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 387: Big Fish (2003)

A son tries to find common ground with his dying father, in spite of the old man’s history of telling tall tales.

Listen as we discuss British actors affecting American accents, the Danny DeVito-aissance, and angel dogs from puppy heaven. Then we find out if Big Fish stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 386: Surviving the Game (1994)

Rich psychopaths take a homeless man to the woods and hunt him for sport.

Join us as we talk about an evil Mr. Burns that isn’t from The Simpsons, how The Purge helps the economy, and if Alan can beat up a dead guy. Then we find out if Surviving the Game stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 385: The Cannonball Run (1981)

Phony priests, beautiful women, a superhero, Roger Moore, and others race across the United States.

Listen as we discuss anger over drunk-driving laws, the guy who didn’t jump the Grand Canyon, and the many David Hamburgers in Hollywood. Then we find out if The Cannonball Run stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 384: Coach Carter (2005)

A high school basketball coach leads his team to an undefeated season, until his players let their grades slip.

Special guest Eli Noah joins us to discuss zip code genetics, clichés about 3-pointers, and Dennis Rodman’s relationship with a certain dictator. Then we find out if Coach Carter stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 383: The Freshman (1990)

After moving to New York City, a college student finds himself working for a mobster who kills and cooks endangered animals.

Join us as we chat about the history of wheeled luggage, tips for touring the Louvre, and BD Wong’s script demands. Then we find out if The Freshman stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 382: The Exorcist (1973)

A demonic spirit possesses a young girl, and only two Catholic priests can save her.

Listen as we discuss the shittiest operating rooms in Brooklyn, the grossest moment in The Human Centipede, and the funniest line from Dianne Wiest. The power of Christ compels you to find out if The Exorcist stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 381: The Fly (1986)

After inventing a teleportation device, a scientist accidentally combines his DNA with that of a house fly.

Listen as we chat about weird-looking newborns, the creatures that live in our eyebrows, and how talent can be sexy. Be afraid. Be very afraid as we find out if The Fly stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 380: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

A year after a deadly hit-and-run accident, four friends are stalked by a killer.

Special guest Mike Kahn returns to discuss our long-lost brother, TV shows to watch on the elliptical machine, and the trashier version of Maxim. Then we find out if I Know What You Did Last Summer stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 379: School of Rock (2003)

A wannabe musician works as a substitute teacher and shows his students how to rock.

Listen as we discuss a Battle of the Bands in the middle of the day, trying to impress Alan’s brother-in-law, and movies that the Oscars don’t care about. Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme, we’re finding out if School of Rock stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 378: A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Two brothers dream of opening a nightclub, but have no clue where to start.

Special guest Mark J. Parker from Release Date Rewind joins us to chat about getting a picture with Will Ferrell, Instagram likes from Molly Shannon, and tipping advice from Lorne Michaels. Bob your head to the beat as we find out if A Night at the Roxbury stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 377: Dazed and Confused (1993)

Teenagers cruise around their Texas town on the last day of school.

Listen as we discuss our worst hazing experiences, chastity pledges that are downright lies, and the band James only knows from Guitar Hero. All right, all right, all right… we’re finding out if Dazed and Confused stands the Test of Time.



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Episode 376: Cobra (1986)

A renegade police officer takes on an army of violent criminals.

Join us as we chat about single guys who bring puppies to bars, a weirdly edited robot montage, and what Thanos should have done with his snap. Then we find out if Cobra stands the Test of Time.



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