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Episode 4: Pretty Woman (1990) and Overboard (1987)

Garry Marshall passed away last week, leaving behind an impressive body of work. To celebrate the late director, James and Alan look back at two of his classic rich-person-falls-for-a-poor-person movies, Pretty Woman and Overboard.

The discussion includes Alan’s (terrible) impression of Julia Roberts’ laugh, plenty of puns, and the one scene in Overboard that casts a dark, terrible shadow over what’s supposed to be a light-hearted rom-com, all in the name of finding out if these films stand the Test of Time.


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Episode 3: Ghostbusters II (1989)

Long before internet trolls worried about how a Ghostbusters reboot would tarnish the original—heck, long before the internet was a thing most people even knew about—Ghostbusters II effectively killed the film franchise for over 25 years.

Alan Noah and James Brief dissect the sequel from all angles, from the villain who kind of looks like Gérard Depardieu, to the questionable comedy of fake accents, to what really happened at the Paramus, New Jersey Holiday Inn, all in the name of finding out: does Ghostbusters II stand the Test of Time?


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Episode 2: Ghostbusters (1984)

Don’t debate the artistic merits of the new Ghostbusters remake—listen to James Brief and Alan Noah debate the merits of the 1984 movie that started it all!

Ghostbusters is widely considered to be a classic 80’s flick, but is it more “fun” than “funny?” Will young viewers be confused by the haunted card catalog? And how do Citizen Kane and George Clooney factor into the conversation? Join us as we determine if the original Ghostbusters stands the Test of Time.


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Episode 1: Independence Day (1996)

In 1996, aliens came to Earth to destroy our precious planet, and only the ragtag team of Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldbum, and… Randy Quaid (?) could stop them.

It’s been twenty years since the release of Independence Day, and its long-awaited sequel is now in theaters. To mark the occasion, join Alan Noah and James Brief as we discuss everything from that all-powerful computer virus to James’ love of Zima all in the name of finding out: does Independence Day stand the Test of Time?


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