The Test of Time Posts
What does it mean to be alive? How does one feel? What is the nature of the soul? These heady questions are kinda sorta addressed in the 1986 movie, Short Circuit.
Come listen as we rant about Fishers Stevens in brown face, the major design flaw in these robotic super weapons, and one of the single biggest plot holes ever: what happened to Robot #4? In the end, we ask: does Short Circuit stand the Test of Time?
RIP Gene Wilder. In light of the beloved actor’s passing, we’re taking a look back at his most iconic role, the seminal film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Join us as we wonder what the hell a bean feast is, discuss the part of the movie that we always fast-forwarded, and Alan questions the *real* motives behind Wonka’s Golden Ticket ploy, all in the name of finding out: does Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory stand the Test of Time?
Tommy Boy is the quintessential Chris Farley/David Spade movie (sorry, Black Sheep!) The movie’s got plenty of Farley’s falls, Spade’s sarcasm, and even some genuine emotion mixed in (RIP, Big Tom.)
Don’t you just hate it when your annoying baby brother gets kidnapped by the Goblin King, and you only have 13 hours to venture through a magical labyrinth to get him back?
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The Goonies is the beloved—and highly quotable—80’s movie that sent a group of kids from the goondocks searching for the lost treasure of One Eyed Willie. Our chat covers The Goonies II Nintendo game, the brilliant decision to delete that terrible scene with the octopus, and just how medically accurate the movie is (spoiler alert: not very.) Then, when all is said and done, we determine if The Goonies stands the Test of Time.
This week marks the 30th (!) anniversary of Stand By Me, Rob Reiner’s coming of age story about four young friends who go on a journey to find a dead body.
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?
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.
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?