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Episode 334: Swordfish (2001)

An elite hacker is recruited into a group of counter terrorists, who may be terrorists themselves.

Listen as we talk about going to Olive Garden in New York City, what coding has in common with driving stick shift, and how you can tell if a rocket launcher fires heat-seeking missiles. Then we find out if Swordfish—the movie, not the fish—stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 333: Hackers (1995)

After they accidentally discover an incriminating file, a group of hackers must use their hacking skills to stop another, evil hacker.

Special guest Brett Sills joins us as we chat about sexy subcultures, how lefties shake hands, and who likes pad thai without garlic. Then we find out if Hackers stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 332: WarGames (1983)

A high school hacker plays a game against a military computer and nearly starts World War III. 

Special guest Eli Noah joins us to talk about the mayor of Copenhagen, playing tic-tac-toe on placemats, and the innocence of the fire drill generation. We also share our thoughts on WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story before finding out if WarGames stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 331: Election (1999)

A high school teacher tries to prevent an overachieving student from becoming class president.

Special guest Courtney Noah joins us as we chat about DVDs that friends borrow and don’t return, what the headlines will be when Matthew Broderick dies, and James’ winning campaign slogan. Then we find out if Election stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 330: Creepshow (1982)

The dead return, a monster attacks, and a guy turns into a plant when stories from a horror comic book come to life.

Special ghost… er, special guest Joanna Brief joins us to discuss wearable VCRs, Batman fighting drug dealers, and what happens when Ted’s head turns red. Then we find out if Creepshow stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 329: Boogie Nights (1997)

During the golden age of X-rated movies, one young actor rises to superstardom thanks to his enormous… talent.

Listen as we discuss unattractive male pornstars, who killed Betamax, and the sub-basement of rock bottom. Then we find out if Boogie Nights stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 328: The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

A hotshot lawyer moves to the big city, where his new boss just might be… Satan!

Join us as we chat about lessons from Donald Sutherland, inspiring Keanu-like behavior, and how this movie used the wrong Rolling Stones song. We also share our thoughts on Deadpool 3 before finding out if The Devil’s Advocate stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 327: Roxanne (1987)

A fire chief who has a way with words and a large nose falls for a beautiful astronomy student. But because he’s self-conscious about his appearance, he helps a more attractive man pursue her.

Listen as we discuss Steve Martin’s different eras, too much saxophone, and the appropriate attire for plastic surgeons. Then we find out if Roxanne stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 326: Hocus Pocus (1993)

Three witches come back from the dead, and plan to kill children so they can stay young forever.

Join us as we chat about the hazards of being named Elliott, the wrong way to define a virgin, and why Charlie Sheen likes to play characters called Charlie. Then we find out if Hocus Pocus stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 325: L.A. Confidential (1997)

In the 1950s, three Los Angeles cops try to solve a complex case of corruption.

Listen as we discuss Guy Pearce’s jawline, consulting on Grey’s Anatomy, and how long you live after being shot through the heart. Then we find out if L.A. Confidential stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 324: The Game (1997)

A wealthy banker becomes entangled in an intricate game… or is it all an elaborate scam?

Join us as we chat about the Harvard Club’s aesthetic, a nickname for Alexa, and gratuitous butt shots on Lost. We also explore the differences between a requel and a legacyquel before finding out if The Game stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 323: Pinocchio (1940)

A wooden puppet dreams of becoming a real boy, but he first must prove himself brave, truthful, and unselfish.

Listen as we discuss the female version of Jiminy Cricket, the Quentin Tarantino version of Geppetto, and the stuff of James’ childhood nightmares. When you wish upon a star, you find out if Pinocchio stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 322: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Right before Earth is destroyed, one human escapes the planet and explores the universe.

Special guest Matt from Season 14, Time for a Podcast joins us to discuss papier-mâché heads, why Mos Def is so sleepy, and the best thing about the dark web. Don’t panic as we find out if The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 321: The Full Monty (1997)

Six unemployed friends decide to make money by becoming amateur male strippers.

Join us as we discuss seeing a Chippendales show in broad daylight, people who are *really* into garden gnomes, and how to end a movie on a penis. We also share our thoughts on Batgirl’s cancellation before finding out if The Full Monty stands the Test of Time.

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Episode 320: St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)

Seven friends struggle to grow up after graduating from college. 

Listen as we talk about TGI Fridays’ elaborate drinks, the shocking clause in the original Hippocratic Oath, and bad optics for the Jewish Walk of Fame. Then we find out if St. Elmo’s Fire stands the Test of Time.

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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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