228 episodes

A podcast where we look at old movies and ask "Does this still work?"

Does This Still Work‪?‬ George Romaka & Joe Dixon

    • TV & Film
    • 4.2 • 19 Ratings

A podcast where we look at old movies and ask "Does this still work?"

    Death Race 2000 1975 w/ Kitt Nowokunski

    Death Race 2000 1975 w/ Kitt Nowokunski

    Ever hear someone refer to vehicular homicide as “earning points?” This is where that started.
    Joe takes a vacation, George does history, and Kitt Nowokunski tells us all about Death Race 2000 from 1975!
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    Nazi’s Wife Wants Out
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/newsday-suffolk-edition-nazis-wife-wa/149369935/
    Lake Hill's New Figure 8 Races Likened To Demolition Derbies
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/st-louis-post-dispatch-lake-hills-new/149370331/
    Racetrack Management School Set
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/albuquerque-journal-racetrack-management/149371334/
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    GI JANE 1997

    GI JANE 1997

    She’s a real American hero! Join the boys as they look back at this film about a woman who joins the Navy SEALS. 
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    Seal Imposter
    https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/1997/nov/26/sealed-fate/
    Navy Seal Dies
    https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1997/vp970411/04110585.htm
    Navy Seal Training
    https://www.military.com/military-fitness/navy-special-operations/buds-warning-order
     

    • 56 min
    Love and Basketball 2000

    Love and Basketball 2000

    We Americans have had Love American Style. We’ve had a Love Boat. We had a Love Story. And 24 years ago we got Love and Basketball. Now the boys see if it still works.
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    Los Angeles Lakers
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-signal/148957599/
    Weddings
    https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=103506&page=1
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-sacramento-bee/148960470/
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/1083120.stm
    UK Wife Carrying Race
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tekg7RmymQ
     

    • 53 min
    224 Starship Troopers 1997

    224 Starship Troopers 1997

    Are the bugs the baddies or is it the human race? Well, only one of them looks fascist as hell and it’s not the insects. The boys discuss.   
     
     
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    Nazi Gold
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-modesto-bee/148470550/
    UFO
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-toronto-star/148477782/
     

    • 41 min
    Down Periscope 1996

    Down Periscope 1996

    We’ve seen misfits in a police academy. We’ve seen misfits in a school. We’ve seent misfits in a mall. Now, we get misfits on a submarine! Oh, boy!
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    Roboships
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-berkshire-eagle/147303174/
    Spy
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/baraboo-news-republic/147303485/
     

    • 41 min
    Full Metal Jacket 1987

    Full Metal Jacket 1987

    Hey, you maggot!. We will not love you long time. We will not sucky sucky. But we will tell you what we think of this movie. And you will be happy about it, you goddamn communist heathen. 
     
     
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    How accurate is the portrayal of the Marine Corps boot camp in Full Metal Jacket?
    https://qr.ae/psUI0m
    Booze and Sex Scandal
    https://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,963991-2,00.html
    Sgt Stufflebeam
    https://www.upi.com/Archives/1987/09/10/A-military-jury-cleared-Staff-Sgt-Robert-Stufflebeam-Thursday/1535558244800/
    Demoted
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/1987/09/12/marine-demoted-in-spy-scandal/
    Charges Dropped
    https://www.nytimes.com/1987/06/13/world/us-drops-its-case-against-a-marine-in-embassy-spying.html
     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Wufmom ,

Progressive, Supportive, Informative & Affirming

I listen to this when I need zero stress. It’s light entertainment I can enjoy. But there is something deeper going on at the same time. These guys are very socially progressive and the older movies they review serve as a vehicle for astute social commentary without being emotionally heavy. It’s the unexpected back door to the enlightened view and for that reason, I wish more people were listening. Their commentary is supportive, informative and affirming. Bonus that Joe does a bit of a history review from the time the movie was released (more commentary opportunities). And the guest stars are really fun. Does This Still Work works because it identifies and names social patterns, relationship norms, ideas and ways of relating and often provides a sorely needed update without ever feeling like a lecture because they talk about movies!

Ski0517 ,

Original Views

This podcast is always my go-to, whenever I’m thinking of current movie trends against the films of the past. Plus their guest stars bring great charisma and insight to the discussions!! Really just love the guest stars.

Lightduck ,

Unbalanced, but still kinda fair

I was turned on to this podcast because a few of my other favorite podcasters have been on as guests. I listened to their shows and chuckled a bit, and the listened to a few more due to auto play and being out of other podcasts. Not going to lie…very fair to middling podcast. While it doesn’t follow the “two white guys yammering” stereotype, it’s not far off. As far as I can tell neither host has any qualification to talk about film, and seem, quite often to miss the point. This is especially true around sci-if and movies made as reflections of their time. I found myself yelling “your missing the point” more that once In just about every episode I listened to! (Blade runner, apocalypse now, clue, clueless and Paton)

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