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Episode 127: Soylent Green

12/7/2018
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Far into the distant future — in the year 2022 — when meat, fruit, and vegetables are scarce, most of the overpopulated world relies on food from the Soylent corporation. This week, we talk about Gateway computers, what Superstorm Sandy did to James' freezer, and the MGM lion (or should we say... lions?) We also discuss some surprising Star Wars news before finding out if 1973's Soylent Green stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon Martinez Get your...

Duration:00:45:03

Episode 126: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

11/30/2018
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There’s a nefarious plot to assassinate the Queen of England… and only Lieutenant Frank Drebin can stop it. In our second episode recorded live at Nick's Marathon 2018, special guest Daron from the Board Games are for Losers podcast joins us to talk about NFL players who have gone on to be movie stars (yes, the list does include O.J. Simpson), inappropriate behavior at a little league game, and the one joke that none of us got. Then, we find out if The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police...

Duration:01:21:57

Episode 125: Mortal Kombat

11/23/2018
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A group of martial artists fight for their lives—and the fate of Earth—in the video-game-turned-movie, Mortal Kombat. In the first of our episodes recorded live at Nick’s Marathon 2018, special guest Dominic Monfre joins us to discuss the job of party planner on an island of the damned, the neck-breaking renaissance of the 1990’s, and how many testicles Prince Goro has. Then we find out if Mortal Kombat stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon...

Duration:01:13:58

Episode 124: Rocky IV and Rocky V

11/16/2018
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It’s the third and final round of our series on the Rockyverse! (Yeah, it's a weird name for a franchise, but that's what we're going with.) Listen as we discuss stereotypes about Italian butts, which Rocky movie is the sci-fi one, and we read a hilarious description from the back of a VHS tape. Then we find out if Rocky IV and Rocky V stand the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon Martinez Get your Test of Time merchandise at...

Duration:01:11:38

Episode 123: Rocky II and Rocky III

11/9/2018
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Rocky lost his first fight, but what happens when he steps into the ring to face Apollo Creed again, then teams up *with* Apollo Creed to take on Clubber Lang? This week, we talk about lyrics in a montage song that explain what a montage is, how you know a leather jacket is classy, and the seedy history of arcades. Then we find out if Rocky II and Rocky III stand the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon Martinez Get your Test of Time merchandise at...

Duration:00:56:28

Episode 122: Rocky

11/2/2018
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Rocky was just an underdog from the streets of Philadelphia, but he ultimately went the distance against the heavyweight champion of the world. Even though he lost the fight, the movie won the Best Picture Oscar. This week, we discuss why it’s not a good idea to go on a date on Thanksgiving, or do amateur surgery in a boxing ring, or to run up those iconic Philadelphia steps. Then we find out if 1976's Rocky stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon...

Duration:00:44:53

Episode 121: The Nightmare Before Christmas

10/26/2018
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Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, learns the meaning of Christmas through the magic of stop motion animation. As the holiday mashup turns 25, we contemplate life in St. Patrick’s Day Town, the internal anatomy of Oogie Boogie, and the comical aspects of poisoning. In the end, we ask WHAT’S THIS... and then if The Nightmare Before Christmas stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon Martinez Get your Test of Time merchandise at...

Duration:00:40:44

Episode 120: Halloween

10/19/2018
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Forty years ago, the world was introduced to one of horror's most iconic masked murderers... Michael Myers. With a new sequel hitting theaters, special guest Bruce Edwards joins us to talk about embarrassingly quick sex, a psychiatrist who’s a huge jerk, and how a guy who spent most of his life in an asylum knows how to drive and pump gas. In the end, we find out if 1978’s Halloween stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon Martinez Get your Test of...

Duration:00:49:03

Episode 119: Rudy

10/12/2018
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A pint-sized Midwesterner has one simple—but nearly impossible—dream: to play football at the University of Notre Dame. This week, we get confused by Rudy’s real name, we see the death of his best friend coming from a mile away, and we ponder the awkwardness of a woman dating two brothers. We also discuss the latest trouble in the DC Extended Universe before finding out if 1993’s Rudy stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon Martinez Get your Test of...

Duration:00:43:05

Episode 118: Look Who's Talking

10/5/2018
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Kirstie Alley plays a single mom who’s unlucky in love, John Travolta plays a loveable loser, and Bruce Willis is… the voice of a lovely little baby. This week, we ask if anyone does lamaze anymore, we wonder if babies are actually telepathic, and we do horrible Joan Rivers impressions. We also reveal which movies we'll be talking about live at this year's Nick's Marathon, before finding out if 1989’s Look Who’s Talking stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme...

Duration:00:45:08

Episode 117: Night of the Living Dead

9/28/2018
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The zombie genre that we know and love today got its start with George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. As the movie celebrates its 50th anniversary, special guest Bruce Edwards joins us to talk about the difference between cellars and basements, the timeless misuse of the word “literally,” and the trouble with zombies who don't look like zombies. In the end, we find out if 1968's Night of the Living Dead stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon...

Duration:00:45:23

Episode 116: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

9/21/2018
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Three gunslingers search for hidden Confederate gold in the iconic spaghetti western, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. This week, special guest Nathaniel Gold joins us as we discuss a movie with a dialogue-free opening—just like Wall-E, a theme song that’s kind of the star, and the stupidest question a would-be torturer could possibly ask. We also contemplate the proper syntax of hanged vs. hung before finding out if The Good, The Bad and The Ugly stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney...

Duration:00:49:11

Episode 115: Predator

9/14/2018
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A ruthless and well-camouflaged alien visits Earth to go hunting. But has it met its match when it tries to best Arnold Schwarzenegger? As the Predator franchise is rebooted once again, we come up with names for future sequels, discuss tough guy jungle shaving, and reveal what this movie has in common with Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Then we GET TO DA CHOPPA as we find out if 1987’s Predator stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon Martinez Get your Test...

Duration:00:40:24

Episode 114: Footloose

9/7/2018
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In 1984's Footloose, Kevin Bacon plays the new kid in a small town, where dancing and music have been banned. Special guest Adam Pincas returns to the podcast for a lot of singing (of course), an epic game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, and a healthy debate about the merits of angry dancing. And 114 episodes in, we have a Test of Time first. Join us as we kick off our Sunday shoes and find out if Footloose stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon...

Duration:00:47:20

Episode 113: Air Force One

8/31/2018
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Harrison Ford plays a U.S. President whose plane is taken over by Russian separatists. But this President is no mere hostage—he’s fighting back against the bad guys! This week, we discuss the lessons learned from skydiving, our hatred of fax machines, and when you just shouldn't bother putting on your dictator's uniform. We also go on tangents about ALF, Good Burger, and the Paris Hilton sex tape as we wrap up our 1990's Airplane Hijacking Trilogy and find out if Air Force One stands the...

Duration:00:51:50

Episode 112: Executive Decision

8/24/2018
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In 1996's Executive Decision, Kurt Russell leads a commando unit as it boards a hijacked plane… in mid-air! Join us for the second episode of our 1990's Airplane Hijacking Trilogy, as we chat about the Hollywood studio that traded a future Oscar winner for this movie, on-screen text that insults your intelligence, and how action star Steven Seagal sees very little action. In the end, we decide if Executive Decision stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by...

Duration:00:47:29

Episode 111: Passenger 57

8/17/2018
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Wesley Snipes plays an anti-terroism expert who just so happens to board a plane with an international terrorist in the 1992 movie, Passenger 57. In the first episode of our 1990’s Airplane Hijacking Trilogy, we discuss a villain who surgically changes his face but keeps his mullet, an airline that upgrades a terrorist but not their new Vice President, and a one-liner that's memorable but is actually awful advice. We also talk about the cast of Star Wars Episode IX before finding out if...

Duration:00:48:40

Episode 110: Mannequin

8/10/2018
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It’s a classic tale: boy meets mannequin. Mannequin comes to life. Boy and mannequin fall in love. Mannequin helps boy achieve career success. Boy’s jilted ex-girlfriend kidnaps and tries to destroy mannequin. Mannequin becomes a real girl and lives happily ever after with boy. This week, we chat about the 1987 movie Mannequin, where the ancient Egyptian curse that drives the plot isn't explained at all, the female lead almost murders her love interest, and the only thing that determines a...

Duration:00:50:17

Episode 109: The Shawshank Redemption

8/3/2018
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The Shawshank Redemption was a flop when it was first released in theaters, but it's now the top rated movie on IMDb. Special guest "Andrew" Mehler joins us as we discuss who would play old man Brooks in a Shawshank remake, the best video rental store in Fort Lauderdale, and the business model of Red's prison smuggling operation. We also chat about 4D movies and the best Stephen King adaptations before being obtuse enough to ask if The Shawshank Redemption stands the Test of Time. Logo...

Duration:00:49:38

Episode 108: Scent of a Woman

7/27/2018
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Al Pacino plays a blind, retired soldier who's determined to experience life’s greatest pleasures before killing himself in the 1992 movie, Scent of a Woman. This week, we’re joined by special guest Eddie Perez-Cortes for a conversation about how this movie can impress the ladies at fraternity formals (or not), why you shouldn't let a suicidal blind man drive a car, and if it's worse to be rude to a family member or a stranger. In the end, we find out if Scent of a Woman stands the Test of...

Duration:00:50:55