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A film podcast about the portrayal of technology and science in movies. Zoom in and enhance with Movies Unhacked!

A film podcast about the portrayal of technology and science in movies. Zoom in and enhance with Movies Unhacked!

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United States

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A film podcast about the portrayal of technology and science in movies. Zoom in and enhance with Movies Unhacked!

Language:

English


Episodes

063: Paranormal Activity (2007)

1/31/2021
How do Ouija Boards work? What makes this movie so scary? And which movie had the highest ROI of all time? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Jay Holavarri unhack Paranormal Activity (2007). A young couple records video of freaky happenings inside their home. Paranormal Activity (2007)! Episode Log: Episode 063 - Paranormal Activity (2007) unhacked! Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2021/paranormal-activity/ Movies Unhacked compares technology in movies to technology...

Duration:01:30:22

062: From Beyond (1986)

10/21/2020
How does one awaken their "third eye"? Did we like the performances and special effects? And what's new in parallel universes? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Dan Brooks unhack From Beyond (1986). A man accused of murder wants to prove he didn't do it and also destroy the culprit: a supernatural machine that opens a portal to a parallel universe. Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton star in Stuart Gordon's From Beyond (1986)! Episode Log: Episode 062 - From Beyond (1986)...

Duration:01:09:22

061: Chopping Mall (1986)

10/2/2020
What was it like to grow up at a shopping mall in the 80s? What are the real-life security bots like? And does this movie follow the rules of the slasher genre? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Chopping Mall (1986). When the mall security robots go on a murder spree, a group of friends must try to survive the night locked inside a shopping mall. Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, and Barbara Crampton star in Chopping Mall (1986)! Episode Log: Episode 061 - Chopping Mall...

Duration:01:10:33

060: The Twilight Zone, "From Agnes - With Love" (1964)

9/25/2020
How realistic is the depiction of this computer in 1964? How funny is the comedy in this Twilight Zone episode? And what's the deal with Baskin-Robbins? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco, Mike Young, and Matt Janulewicz unhack The Twilight Zone, "From Agnes - With Love" (1964). When a computer goes on the Fritz, Elwood is called in to fix it. But is he working on the computer or is the computer working on him? Wally Cox stars in The Twilight Zone, "From Agnes - With Love" (1964)! Episode...

Duration:00:39:40

059: Crimson Tide (1995)

8/29/2020
Is smoking allowed on submarines? How often do captains threaten men with guns and punch people? And how does a Sailor have any privacy on a sub? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco, Tim Fogarty, and Christina Croco unhack Crimson Tide (1995). Tim spent many years serving on submarines in the U.S. Navy and shares his insights on this classic 90s thriller. With nuclear war hanging in the balance, two submarine officers battle over the proper actions to take. Denzel Washington and Gene...

Duration:01:07:02

058: Blackhat (2015)

7/30/2020
Why is the main character so unlikable? Why was the badguy's plan so disappointing? And what was the deal with Stuxnet? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Blackhat (2015). When a nuclear facility gets hacked, the FBI brings in an expert, who happens to be in prison, to help solve the crime. Chris Hemsworth stars in Michael Mann's Blackhat (2015)! Episode Log: Episode 058 - Blackhat (2015) unhacked! Full Shownotes:...

Duration:01:04:27

057: Untraceable (2008)

6/20/2020
Would these death contraptions actually work? In what ways does the movie undermine itself? And why is searching your car before getting inside important for FBI agents? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Michael Scott unhack Untraceable (2008). When a vengeful killer begins murdering people live on the internet, FBI agent Jennifer Marsh must crack the case while also keeping herself, and her family, safe. Diane Lane and Colin Hanks star in Untraceable (2008)! Episode Log: Episode...

Duration:01:19:04

056: Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

5/19/2020
Can this movie hold a candle to the movies that inspired it? What was the deal with dial-a-joke? And did this movie invent Tinder? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). When a peaceful planet faces a galactic threat, it sends a hero out in search of mercenaries who can help defend the planet and restore the peace. John Saxon, Sybill Danning, Robert Vaughn, and George Peppard star in Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)! Episode...

Duration:01:16:49

055: Blade Runner (1982)

4/30/2020
Is Deckard a replicant? Can you really zoom in and enhance a photograph? And is there something special about the chess game Sebastian and Tyrell play? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Jay Holavarri unhack Blade Runner (1982). When four escaped replicants need to be hunted down and retired, it's up to former blade runner Rick Deckard to track them down. Harrison Ford, Sean Young, and Rutger Hauer star in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982)! Episode Log: Episode 055 - Blade Runner...

Duration:01:52:34

054: Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

3/20/2020
Do we like this version of John McClane? Are the villains good at designing bomb triggers? And are the action scenes worthy of the Die Hard franchise? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Live Free or Die Hard (2007). When domestic terrorists attack the country's computer infrastructure, only John McClane and a talented hacker can stop them. Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, and Maggie Q star in Live Free or Die Hard (2007)! Episode Log: Episode 054 -...

Duration:01:19:30

053: Private Benjamin (1980)

2/21/2020
What are our favorite lines from this film? Why were the critics wrong about this movie? And what could possibly be the technology we discuss in this episode? Listen now to find out! Scott and Christina Croco unhack Private Benjamin (1980). Tragedy befalls a wanna-be housewife who winds up joining the army and learning she's a much stronger person than she ever knew. Goldie Hawn and Eileen Brennan star in Private Benjamin (1980)! Episode Log: Episode 053 - Private Benjamin (1980)...

Duration:00:52:26

052: Forbidden Planet (1956)

1/31/2020
What exactly are the cook's intentions with Robby the Robot? Why was this movie groundbreaking? And where can you see Robby the Robot today? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Forbidden Planet (1956). When a space-traveling crew lands on a planet to find only one surviving member of an expedition, they must unravel the mystery while fighting off a monster. Leslie Nielson, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Robby the Robot star in Fred Wilcox's Forbidden Planet...

Duration:01:01:54

051: "Fiction or Fake?" Extravaganza!

1/17/2020
Everyone's favorite guessing game, "Fiction or Fake?" gets a dedicated episode. Listen now to hear eight never-before-heard rounds of "Fiction or Fake?"! Scott Croco and all your favorite guests play the game. How many can YOU answer correctly? Episode Log: Episode 051 - "Fiction or Fake?" Extravaganza! Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2020/fiction-or-fake-extravaganza/ Movies Unhacked compares technology in movies to technology in real life. We analyze everything from...

Duration:00:24:45

050: Sneakers (1992)

12/26/2019
Does this 1992 take on information security hold up? What tech gadget was the forerunner for the Apple company? And how is this movie connected to WarGames? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Sneakers (1992). When a crack security team gets hired by the NSA to retrieve a mystery box, they get more than they bargained for and must find a way to keep the world safe. Robert Redford stars in Phil Alden Robinson's Sneakers (1992)! Episode Log: Episode 050 - Sneakers...

Duration:01:29:29

049: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

11/22/2019
How does the reverse chronology affect the storytelling? Can false memories be implanted? And did Charlie Kaufman follow traditional screenplay structure? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Jay Holavarri unhack Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). When a man discovers his girlfriend has erased him from her memory, he does the same thing in return. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet star in Michel Gondry's and Charlie Kaufman's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)! Episode...

Duration:01:39:50

048: Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)

10/29/2019
Scary movie month! Does this sequel improve upon the original? What is "swatting"? And are ghosts real? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco, AJ Camarillo, and Kyle Kao unhack Unfriended: Dark Web (2018). When a regular guy obtains a laptop he shouldn't have, he and his friends unwillingly become part of an underground circle of crime. Written and directed by Stephen Susco, Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)! Episode Log: Episode 048 - Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) unhacked! Full Shownotes:...

Duration:00:57:54

047: Young Frankenstein (1974)

10/11/2019
Scary movie month! What are the origins of this film? What is the current state of reanimation science? And what are our favorite character moments? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Young Frankenstein (1974). When Dr. Frankenstein's grandson inherits the family estate, he battles his own scientific beliefs to dabble in reanimating the dead. Gene Wilder stars in Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein (1974)! Episode Log: Episode 047 - Young Frankenstein (1974)...

Duration:01:01:30

046: Hall of Fame, Vol. 2

10/4/2019
Which of these 10 films will be inducted into the Movies Unhacked Hall of Fame? Re-Animator (1985), Terminator 2 (1991), The Last Starfighter (1984), Paranoia (2013), Upgrade (2018), Robocop (1987), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Dr. Strangelove (1964), Ocean's Eleven (2001), or Blow-Up (1966)? Listen now to find out! The votes are in; Scott Croco and Jay Holavarri reveal the second group of inductees to the Movies Unhacked Hall of Fame. Visit the Hall of Fame page to see all the films that...

Duration:00:15:02

045: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

9/24/2019
There's a lot of comedy in this film ... but is it funny? Does this franchise believe in fate and destiny? And is there a little misogyny in this movie? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). When a new terminator model (the T-X) arrives from the future, the good old T-800 must keep John Connor safe. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in Jonathan Mostow's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)! Episode Log: Episode 045 -...

Duration:01:03:09

044: Swordfish (2001)

9/3/2019
How many ridiculous scenes can one movie have? And is encryption unbreakable until you really really really need to break it, and then can you do it in about 60 seconds? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Swordfish (2001). When a computer hacker gets drawn into a plot to rob a bank, he must find a way to accomplish the task without getting caught and while keeping his daughter safe. John Travolta, Don Cheadle, Halle Berry, and Hugh Jackman star in Dominic Sena's...

Duration:00:52:55