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062: From Beyond (1986)
How does one awaken their "third eye"? Did we like the performances and special effects? And what's new in parallel universes? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Dan Brooks unhack From Beyond (1986).
A man accused of murder wants to prove he didn't do it and also destroy the culprit: a supernatural machine that opens a portal to a parallel universe. Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton star in Stuart Gordon's From Beyond (1986)!
061: Chopping Mall (1986)
What was it like to grow up at a shopping mall in the 80s? What are the real-life security bots like? And does this movie follow the rules of the slasher genre? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Chopping Mall (1986).
When the mall security robots go on a murder spree, a group of friends must try to survive the night locked inside a shopping mall. Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, and Barbara Crampton star in Chopping Mall (1986)!
060: The Twilight Zone, "From Agnes - With Love" (1964)
How realistic is the depiction of this computer in 1964? How funny is the comedy in this Twilight Zone episode? And what's the deal with Baskin-Robbins? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco, Mike Young, and Matt Janulewicz unhack The Twilight Zone, "From Agnes - With Love" (1964).
When a computer goes on the Fritz, Elwood is called in to fix it. But is he working on the computer or is the computer working on him? Wally Cox stars in The Twilight Zone, "From Agnes - With Love" (1964)!
059: Crimson Tide (1995)
Is smoking allowed on submarines? And how does a Sailor have any privacy on a sub? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco, Tim Fogarty, and Christina Croco unhack Crimson Tide (1995).
Tim spent many years serving on submarines in the U.S. Navy and shares his insights on this classic 90s thriller.
With nuclear war hanging in the balance, two submarine officers battle over the proper actions to take. Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman star in Tony Scott's Crimson Tide (1995)!
058: Blackhat (2015)
Why is the main character so unlikable? Why was the badguy's plan so disappointing? And what was the deal with Stuxnet? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Blackhat (2015).
When a nuclear facility gets hacked, the FBI brings in an expert, who happens to be in prison, to help solve the crime. Chris Hemsworth stars in Michael Mann's Blackhat (2015)!
057: Untraceable (2008)
Would these death contraptions actually work? In what ways does the movie undermine itself? And why is searching your car before getting inside important for FBI agents? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Michael Scott unhack Untraceable (2008).
When a vengeful killer begins murdering people live on the internet, FBI agent Jennifer Marsh must crack the case while also keeping herself, and her family, safe. Diane Lane and Colin Hanks star in Untraceable (2008)!
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