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043: Disclosure (1994)

8/7/2019
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Is this movie sexist? Is the VR shown in this film realistic? And does this movie hold up? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco, Christina Croco, and Jenny Belforte unhack Disclosure (1994). When a Seattle tech manager gets entangled in a sexual harassment incident while trying to fix manufacturing problems that threaten an upcoming merger, he must prove his innocence and solve the puzzle in one fell swoop. Michael Douglas and Demi Moore star in Barry Levinson's Disclosure (1994)! Episode...

Duration:00:56:41

042: Hall of Fame, Vol. 1

7/26/2019
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Which of these 10 films will be inducted into the Movies Unhacked Hall of Fame? The Net (1995), Independence Day (1996), The Conversation (1974), The Terminator (1984), Dune (1984), Electric Dreams (1984), Ex Machina (2014), Superman III (1983), Paycheck (2003), or Dial M For Murder (1954)? Listen now to find out! The votes are in; Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz reveal the very first members of the Movies Unhacked Hall of Fame. Visit the Hall of Fame page to see all the films that have...

Duration:00:09:35

041: Apollo 13 (1995)

7/12/2019
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How do the zero gravity scenes look so real? Why did that oxygen tank explode, anyway? And how does the movie keep the tension high when the outcome is already known? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and George Fiedziuszko unhack Apollo 13 (1995). When things go wrong during a manned space mission, NASA must find a way to get the men home safely. Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, and Gary Sinise star in Ron Howard's Apollo 13 (1995)! Episode Log: Episode 041 - Apollo 13...

Duration:01:09:44

040: Primer (2004) / Predestination (2014)

6/25/2019
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Which of these movies is more mind-blowing? What's the difference between a Grandfather paradox and a Causal Loop paradox? And will Matt win at "Fiction or Fake?" Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Primer (2004) and Predestination (2014). When a couple engineers inadvertently create a time-travel machine, the logistics of time travel quickly become unwieldy as they lose trust in each other. Shane Carruth stars in, writes, and directs Primer (2004)! A...

Duration:01:07:24

039: Gattaca (1997)

6/7/2019
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What the heck is CRISPR? Where was this movie filmed? And how do the twists and turns affect subsequent viewings? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Jay Holavarri unhack Gattaca (1997). A man poses as someone else with much better genes in order to go into space, and must jump through hoops to go undetected. Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, and Jude Law star in Andrew Niccol's Gattaca (1997)! Episode Log: Episode 039 - Gattaca (1997) unhacked! Full Shownotes:...

Duration:01:32:38

038: The Final Countdown (1980)

5/21/2019
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Why do Scott and Mike disagree on this film's quality? How do planes take-off and land on aircraft carriers? And what is this new "fiction or fake" game? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack The Final Countdown (1980). When an aircraft carrier encounters a weather anomaly, the crew must figure out what happened and make decisions that could determine the past and the future. Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen star in Don Taylor's The Final Countdown (1980)! Episode...

Duration:00:50:03

037: I.T. (2016)

5/3/2019
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What 90s movies does I.T. resemble? Are there actually smart showerheads available? And how accurate is the tech-speak in this picture? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack I.T. (2016). When a creepy I.T. guy starts messing with a CEO, his business, and his family, the CEO must find a way to stop him. Pierce Brosnan stars in John Moore's I.T. (2016)! Episode Log: Episode 037 - I.T. (2016) unhacked! Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2019/i-t/ Movies...

Duration:01:04:28

036: Demolition Man (1993)

4/16/2019
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Why did Taco Bell win the franchise wars? How well does the film represent future technology? And who gives a better performance, Stallone or Snipes? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Demolition Man (1993). When a criminal from the 1990s is unfrozen in the future, the only way to catch him is to unfreeze the cop who caught him the first time around. Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock star in Marco Brambilla's Demolition Man (1993)! Episode...

Duration:01:19:39

035: Face/Off (1997)

3/29/2019
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Is it possible to perform a face transplant? Are John Travolta and Nicolas Cage good at impersonating each other? And how many John Woo trademarks are in this movie? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Christina Croco unhack Face/Off (1997). When an FBI agent gets a chance to go undercover by physically transforming into his arch rival, he undergoes a face transplant, but then gets caught in a web of illusion and must find a way out! John Travolta and Nicolas Cage star in John Woo's...

Duration:01:00:50

034: Gravity (2013)

3/8/2019
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What genre is this movie? What is the Kessler Syndrome? And what was the largest piece of space debris purposely sent into space in 2018? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Gravity (2013). When a debris field in outer space comes racing towards a Hubble telescope repair team, they must find a way to survive. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity (2013)! Episode Log: Episode 034 - Gravity (2013) unhacked! Full Shownotes:...

Duration:00:52:14

033: Moonraker (1979)

2/20/2019
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Is Roger Moore a good James Bond? Would a wrist-mounted dart gun be effective? And how did they film that skydiving stunt sequence? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Jay Holavarri unhack Moonraker (1979). When a space shuttle is stolen by a wealthy entrepreneur with plans to recolonize Earth, only James Bond can save the planet. Roger Moore stars in Lewis Gilbert's Moonraker (1979)! Episode Log: Episode 033 - Moonraker (1979) unhacked! Full Shownotes:...

Duration:01:30:10

032: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

2/1/2019
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Does this film still hold up today? Are there any time travel paradoxes? And what was happening in the NFL when this movie was released? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Horne unhack Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). When Bill and Ted are in danger of flunking high school, they must travel through time and collect history's greatest legends in order to get an A on their history report. Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and George Carlin star in Stephen Herek's Bill and Ted's...

Duration:00:46:24

031: Five Favorites

1/15/2019
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We pick some of our favorite movies of all time. Listen now to find out what they are! Episode Log: Episode 031 - Five Favorites Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2019/five-favorites/ Movies Unhacked compares technology in movies to technology in real life. We analyze everything from Hollywood blockbusters and television shows, to sci-fi, horror, and classic cinema. A podcast for fans of cinema and technology! Online: moviesunhacked.com Twitter: @moviesunhacked Facebook:...

Duration:01:06:39

030: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

12/21/2018
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How intelligent is HAL 9000 really? What's the deal with that dawn of man segment? And how do you simulate gravity on spaceships? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Go on an interstellar journey spanning all of man's existence in this science fiction masterpiece. Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)! Episode Log: Episode 030 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) unhacked! Full Shownotes:...

Duration:00:53:25

029: Hot Millions (1968)

12/7/2018
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Which other movies did we recognize in this movie? What is considered to be the very first "hack"? And why did we pick this movie in the first place? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Hot Millions (1968). When a con man targets a company to steal from and gets hired on, he must hack the computer and juggle his lies to keep the money coming in. Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Karl Malden, and Bob Newhart star in Hot Millions (1968)! Episode Log: Episode 029 - Hot...

Duration:00:56:03

028: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

11/16/2018
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Who is the better character, Austin Powers or Dr. Evil? How do cryonics work? What movies from the 1960s and 1970s influenced this movie? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco unhacks Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997). When an evil genius is unfrozen after 30 years, only Austin Powers can stop him. In this podcast episode, Scott Croco unhacks Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997). Episode Log: Austin Powers Episode 028 - Austin Powers: International Man of...

Duration:00:24:26

027: Alien (1979)

10/31/2018
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Is this the best sci-fi horror ever made? Do aliens exist? And Is an egg part of the life cycle? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Jay Holavarri unhack Alien (1979). When the crew of a spaceship is stalked by a brutal alien, the crew must find a way to survive and escape. Sigourney Weaver stars in Ridley Scott's Alien (1979)! Episode Log: Episode 027 - Alien (1979) unhacked! Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2018/alien/ Movies Unhacked compares technology in movies to...

Duration:01:36:47

026: Unfriended (2015)

10/16/2018
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Are ghosts real? Why don't we like the characters in this movie? And why doesn't its revenge-story format work? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Unfriended (2015). When friends get together on a video conference call, something - or someone - from their past creeps in and hunts them. It's Unfriended (2015)! Episode Log: UnfriendedUnfriended Episode 026 - Unfriended (2015) unhacked! Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2018/unfriended/ Movies Unhacked...

Duration:00:43:08

025: Ghostbusters (1984)

10/2/2018
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Is this a perfect movie or a flawed movie? How does modern ghost hunting equipment work? And does real-life chemistry among friends translate to the screen? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Dan Brooks unhack Ghostbusters (1984). When ghosts infiltrate NYC, three university researchers are up to the challenge of capturing and defeating all the ghouls and spectres. Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, and Rick Moranis star in Ivan Reitman's...

Duration:00:58:38

024: Timecop (1994)

9/21/2018
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Learn the answers to questions like: How fast are Van Damme's reflexes? How soon will we have autonomous vehicles? And does Timecop explain the Mandela effect? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Timecop (1994). When a corrupt politician uses time travel for personal gain, it is up to the Timecops to stop him and restore order to the timeline. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in Peter Hyams's Timecop (1994)! Episode Log: Episode 024 - Timecop (1994) unhacked! Full...

Duration:00:50:41