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

Does This Still Work‪?‬ George Romaka & Joe Dixon

    • TV & Film
    • 4.0 • 9 Ratings

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

    Better Luck Tomorrow 2002

    Better Luck Tomorrow 2002

    Nobody is that fast but beneath the surface they are plenty furious. Join the boys as they explore the world of overachieving high school students who graduate from petty crime to straight up murder. That’s got to still work, right?
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    ERIC https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED462510.pdf Frank Wu Interview https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/liveonline/02/authors/author_wu0206.htm

    • 51 min
    Heavyweights (Guest: Brandon Collins) 1995

    Heavyweights (Guest: Brandon Collins) 1995

    Medium Popcorn’s Brandon Collins sits in with heavyweights Joe and George to discuss this mid-90s film about a bunch of chunky kids sent to Summer camp. Does this still work? Depends, how many fat jokes do you enjoy? 
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    Brandon Collins’ Links:
    https://www.mediumpopcorn.com/
    https://www.caveat.nyc/series/drunk-black-history
    Thai Summer Camp
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7561546/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory 1971

    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory 1971

    Oompa loompa doompety doo, we’ve got a perfect puzzle for you. What do you get when you have a grown man abuse children for an hour and a half? Yep, thanks to the votes of their Patrons, Joe and George go Willie Wonka.

     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Parting Glances 1986

    Parting Glances 1986

    It’s NYC life among upper class gays in Ronald Reagan’s America during the height of the AIDS crisis, And two straight guys 35 years later  in Joe Biden’s America are going to judge it. What could be more fun?
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    Things George Read or Used for the Summary:
    Nancy Reagan’s Real Role in the AIDS Crisis https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/04/full-story-nancy-reagan-and-aids-crisis/618552/
    SCREEN: A COUPLE'S 'PARTING GLANCES'
    https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1986/02/19/986086.html?pageNumber=72
    MOVIE REVIEW : WIT AND COMPASSION OF ‘PARTING GLANCES’
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-03-06-ca-16049-story.html
    Film / Parting Glances
    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/PartingGlances
    Parting Glances
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parting_Glances
    Parting Glances
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091725/
    PARTING GLANCES (1986) - FULL TRANSCRIPT
    https://subslikescript.com/movie/Parting_Glances-91725

    • 56 min
    Flubber 1997

    Flubber 1997

    Joe visits Dead John Hughes in Hell to find out why he wrote/produced Flubber then Joe and George discuss this Robin Williams masterpiece. Calling it a masterpiece is sarcasm, people. 
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    Seaborgium info:
    https://periodictable.com/Isotopes/106.266/index.full.dm.html
    https://ptable.com/?lang=en#Properties

    • 58 min
    The Crying Game (Guest: Eli Bosnick) 1992

    The Crying Game (Guest: Eli Bosnick) 1992

    Film critics bent over backwards to avoid revealing what was the twist of this film. But what might have been daring movie making yesterday may very well be downright offensive today. Is it? ElI Bosnick of God Awful Movies is our guest.
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    Things George read to try getting a handle on this film:
    How we made The Crying Game https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/21/how-we-made-the-crying-game-neil-jordan-stephen-rea-miranda-richardson Review/Film Festival; An Irish Terrorist in Human Terms https://www.nytimes.com/1992/09/26/movies/review-film-festival-an-irish-terrorist-in-human-terms.html ‘The Crying Game’: ‘They wanted me to cast a woman that was pretending to be a man’ https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/the-crying-game-they-wanted-me-to-cast-a-woman-that-was-pretending-to-be-a-man-1.3167472 On The Crying Game and That Scene https://www.brightwalldarkroom.com/2017/11/24/crying-game-scene/ Gender Troubles in The Crying Game https://thesundae.net/2020/01/06/gender-troubles-the-crying-game/ The Crying Game https://deepfocusreview.com/definitives/the-crying-game/ Secret's out -- but the biggest surprise in 'Crying Game' is not what you think https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1993-02-28-1993059251-story.html The Last Taboo: Stephen Rea talks The Crying Game https://tiff.net/the-review/stephen-rea-talks-the-crying-game

    • 1 hr 36 min

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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.

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