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A film podcast about the portrayal of technology and science in movies. Zoom in and enhance with Movies Unhacked!

Movies Unhacked Scott Croco

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A film podcast about the portrayal of technology and science in movies. Zoom in and enhance with Movies Unhacked!

    067: Columbo, “Double Exposure" (1973)

    067: Columbo, “Double Exposure" (1973)

    Does Subliminal Messaging really work? What happened when Peter Falk directed a Columbo episode? And who should be on the Mt. Rushmore of television characters? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco, Mike Young, and Jay Holavarri unhack Columbo, "Double Exposure" (1973).
    When a man is murdered during a film presentation it's up to Columbo to solve the mystery. Peter Falk and Robert Culp star in Columbo, "Double Exposure" (1973)!
    Episode Log:
    Mount Rushmore of television characters (2:30) December 1973 trivia (5:10) Behind the creation of season 1 (8:40) Summary of Double Exposure's story (19:50) Inverted Detective Story format (22:10) Episode recommendation/review (27:00) Tech talk (51:45) Subliminal messaging (1:00:05) Critical reactions (1:26:00) "Fiction or Fake?" game (1:28:50) Episode 067 - Columbo, "Double Exposure" (1973) unhacked!
    Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2022/columbo-double-exposure/
    Movies Unhacked compares technology in movies to technology in real life. We analyze everything from Hollywood blockbusters to television shows, from sci-fi to horror and classic cinema. A podcast for fans of cinema and technology!
    Online: moviesunhacked.com
    Twitter: @moviesunhacked
    Instagram: @moviesunhacked
    Facebook: facebook.com/moviesunhackd
    Music by Sean Haeberman
    Copyright © 2022 Movies Unhacked. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    066: Christine (1983) / Maximum Overdrive (1986)

    066: Christine (1983) / Maximum Overdrive (1986)

    How great are Christine's characters? What genre of film is Maximum Overdrive? And what music video did Siskel and Ebert review in 1983? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Christine (1983) and Maximum Overdrive (1986).
    When an unpopular teen gets a new car, things start to turn around for him. But his car has its own motivations. Keith Gordon stars in John Carpenter's Christine (1983)!
    When all the machines come to life, nobody is safe. It's every person for themselves in a world gone crazy. Emilio Estevez stars in Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive (1986)!
    Episode Log:
    December 1983 trivia (3:50) July 1986 trivia (6:40) Summary of Christine's story/plot (8:55) Summary of Maximum Overdrive's story/plot (11:10) Christine Movie Review (12:45) Maximum Overdrive movie review (32:40) The Christine car, 1958 Plymouth Fury (49:55) Do-it-yourself garages (56:40) Electric knife (1:03:55) Christine's Budget, Box Office, Critics' reactions (1:12:40) Siskel and Ebert review a music video (1:15:20) Maximum Overdrive's Budget, Box Office, Critics' reactions (1:18:30) "Fiction or Fake?" game (1:21:40) Episode 066 - Christine (1983) and Maximum Overdrive (1986) unhacked!
    Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2021/christine-maximum-overdrive/
    Movies Unhacked compares technology in movies to technology in real life. We analyze everything from Hollywood blockbusters to television shows, from sci-fi to horror and classic cinema. A podcast for fans of cinema and technology!
    Online: moviesunhacked.com
    Twitter: @moviesunhacked
    Instagram: @moviesunhacked
    Facebook: facebook.com/moviesunhackd
    Music by Sean Haeberman
    Copyright © 2021 Movies Unhacked. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    065: Short Circuit (1986)

    065: Short Circuit (1986)

    Is the relationship between Stephanie and Number Five cute, or weird? What is Number five's major design flaw? And are there any likable characters in this movie? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Short Circuit (1986).
    When a military robot weapon escapes, it's all hands on deck to track it down. But when they find it, it may not be the same robot anymore, it may be ALIVE. Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg star in John Badham's Short Circuit (1986)!
    Episode Log:
    May 1986 trivia (2:15) Summary of Short Circuit's story/plot (2:55) Movie review (6:45) Examination of all the characters (8:30) Does the movie have a message? (25:50) Number 5's robot capabilities (29:40) Number 5 is pretty convincing on film (43:20) Budget, Box Office, Critics' reactions (57:15) "Fiction or Fake?" game (1:00:45) Episode 065 - Short Circuit (1986) unhacked!
    Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2021/short-circuit/
    Movies Unhacked compares technology in movies to technology in real life. We analyze everything from Hollywood blockbusters to television shows, from sci-fi to horror and classic cinema. A podcast for fans of cinema and technology!
    Online: moviesunhacked.com
    Twitter: @moviesunhacked
    Instagram: @moviesunhacked
    Facebook: facebook.com/moviesunhackd
    Music by Sean Haeberman
    Copyright © 2021 Movies Unhacked. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    064: Extreme Measures (1996)

    064: Extreme Measures (1996)

    Does this movie get the medical scenes right? Is sacrifice for the greater good a sound medical policy? And how are the actors' performances? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Christina Croco unhack Extreme Measures (1996).
    When an ER patient inexplicably dies, the ER doctor who treated him descends into an investigation that leads him only to danger and conspiracy. Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, and Sarah Jessica Parker star in Extreme Measures (1996)!
    Episode Log:
    September 1996 trivia (5:10) Summary of Extreme Measures's story/plot (7:15) Movie review (10:45) File not found, error 781 (15:45) Implausible phone surveillance (17:25) Realism of ER scenes (21:00) A cure for severed spinal cords (29:45) Mayo Clinic research into neurological regeneration (33:35) Medical Ethics (41:40) Budget, Box Office, Critics (55:45) "Fiction or Fake?" game (59:15) Episode 064 - Extreme Measures (1996) unhacked!
    Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2021/extreme-measures/
    Movies Unhacked compares technology in movies to technology in real life. We analyze everything from Hollywood blockbusters to television shows, from sci-fi to horror and classic cinema. A podcast for fans of movies and technology!
    Online: moviesunhacked.com
    Twitter: @moviesunhacked
    Instagram: @moviesunhacked
    Facebook: facebook.com/moviesunhackd
    Music by Sean Haeberman
    Copyright © 2021 Movies Unhacked. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    063: Paranormal Activity (2007)

    063: Paranormal Activity (2007)

    How do Ouija Boards work? What makes this movie so scary? And which movie had the highest ROI of all time? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Jay Holavarri unhack Paranormal Activity (2007).
    A young couple records video of freaky happenings inside their home. Paranormal Activity (2007)!
    Episode Log:
    Summary of Paranormal Activity's story/plot (3:40) Movie review (6:50) The scariest thing in the film (16:20) Ouija boards. All about Ouija boards (38:55) Budget, Box Office, Critics' reactions (1:15:15) "Fiction or Fake?" game (1:20:40) Episode 063 - Paranormal Activity (2007) unhacked!
    Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2021/paranormal-activity/
    Movies Unhacked compares technology in movies to technology in real life. We analyze everything from Hollywood blockbusters to television shows, from sci-fi to horror and classic cinema. A podcast for fans of cinema and technology!
    Online: moviesunhacked.com
    Twitter: @moviesunhacked
    Instagram: @moviesunhacked
    Facebook: facebook.com/moviesunhackd
    Music by Sean Haeberman
    Copyright © 2021 Movies Unhacked. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    062: From Beyond (1986)

    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)!
    Episode Log:
    Scary movie box art (5:10) October 1986 trivia (8:55) Summary of From Beyond's story/plot (11:10) Movie review (13:00) The pineal gland (47:50) The latest in parallel universes (52:20) Budget, Box Office, Critics' reactions (56:10) "Fiction or Fake?" game (1:03:05) Episode 062 - From Beyond (1986) unhacked!
    Full Shownotes: https://www.moviesunhacked.com/2020/from-beyond/
    Movies Unhacked compares technology in movies to technology in real life. We analyze everything from Hollywood blockbusters to television shows, from sci-fi to horror and classic cinema. A podcast for fans of cinema and technology!
    Online: moviesunhacked.com
    Twitter: @moviesunhacked
    Instagram: @moviesunhacked
    Facebook: facebook.com/moviesunhackd
    Music by Sean Haeberman
    Copyright © 2020 Movies Unhacked. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

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Great Reviews and Discussion on Hypothetical Movie Tech

This is an excellent, funny show, covering both great and terrible movies and their takes on technology. Highly recommended!

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Great idea

Interesting podcast dedicated to movies and examinations of the technology seen on screen in those movies.

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