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