208 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?"

    207 Outrageous Fortune 1987

    207 Outrageous Fortune 1987

    Remember Shelley Long? No? How about Bette Midler? She’s still working isn’t she? Well, Midler and Long did a movie together and a non AI George Carlin was also in it and the boys are gonna discuss. 
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    Johathan Pollard
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Pollard
    Relations
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-albuquerque-tribune/139055790/
    Tough Sentence
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/newsday/139056076/
     

    • 41 min
    Boomerang 1992

    Boomerang 1992

    Boy meets girl. Girl treat’s boy like boy treat’s girls. And boy does not like this one bit. But what do Joe and George think? You’ll have to listen to find out. 
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    First Black Woman In Space
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/daily-news/138628089/
     

    • 33 min
    Midnight Cowboy 1969

    Midnight Cowboy 1969

    The first and only X rated movie to win an Oscar, this story about a hustler and his ratty friend was devastating for its time. But is it still?
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    The Times and The Daily News Cover Stonewall
    https://www.womenshistory.org/sites/default/files/document/2020-04/Stonewall%20and%20Marsha%20Johnson%20Documents.pdf
     

    • 42 min
    204 An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 Guest Hillary Schwartz

    204 An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 Guest Hillary Schwartz

    Love might lift us up where we belong and the eagles cry, on a mountain high but does that make for a good movie?
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    Hillary Schwartz
    https://www.youtube.com/hilaryes
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    Navy Recruitment
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/736708096/?terms=Navy%20Recruitment&match=1 
    Military Wives
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/803804713/?terms=Military%20life&match=1 
     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    203 Short Circuit 1986

    203 Short Circuit 1986

    Is life a malfunction? According to science we exist due to random mutations and planetary conditions developed over billions of years. Which could be read as an accident but this movie says otherwise so by all means let’s listen to it. Also, enjoy the brownface. 
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    Electronics Boom
    https://www.nytimes.com/1986/06/02/business/camcorder-cd-sales-may-double-in-1986.html?mwgrp=c-dbar&smid=url-share
    Computer History Timeline
    https://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/computers/
    Japan Buys American
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/199727071/?terms=Fujitsu&match=1
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    • 57 min
    202 Gleaming The Cube 1989

    202 Gleaming The Cube 1989

    Take a touch of Hackers, add a little Weekend at Bernie’s and throw in some Footloose and what have you got? A very 1980s movie, that’s what. But does it still work?
    Links
    Skateboard Technology
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-peninsula-times-tribune/137246679/
    Poll
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-los-angeles-times/137316804/
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    • 50 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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