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Welcome to season 10 of Myopia: Defend Your Childhood! Each week we watch the movies from the 80s and 90s we grew up watching to address the lies that or memories and Blockbuster video told us. Do they hold up?

Myopia Movies Nic Hoffmann

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 51 Ratings

Welcome to season 10 of Myopia: Defend Your Childhood! Each week we watch the movies from the 80s and 90s we grew up watching to address the lies that or memories and Blockbuster video told us. Do they hold up?

    Unbreakable (2001)

    Unbreakable (2001)

    Welcome to another episode of Myopia Movies! This week, we dive into the thrilling, edge-of-your-seat excitement of Unbreakable. Yes, that's right, the 2000 classic where Bruce Willis discovers his superpower: looking perpetually confused and slightly bored. 
    Join us as we unravel the mystery of how a movie about a guy who can't get hurt manages to hurt our attention spans. We'll discuss Samuel L. Jackson's role as Mr. Glass, a villain whose evil plan involves extensive knowledge of comic books and a truly enviable collection of turtlenecks. 
    Get ready to break down every slow-motion scene, every cryptic conversation, and every moment you wondered if M. Night Shyamalan was pulling an elaborate prank on all of us. Is Unbreakable a misunderstood masterpiece or just an elaborate exercise in testing your patience? Tune in and find out!
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    How will Unbreakable hold up? 
    Host: Jon
    Panel: Nic, Keiko, Daniel
     
    Director: M. Night Shyamalan
    Stars: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Xanadu

    Xanadu

    This week on Myopia Movies, we lace up our roller skates and journey back to the glitter-soaked fever dream that is Xanadu. Join us as we watch Olivia Newton-John and a surprisingly spry Gene Kelly sing and skate their way through a plot so thin you could roller disco right through it. We'll break down the movie's mix of Greek muses, neon lights, and baffling dance numbers, and ask the burning question: Is this a cult classic or just a 96-minute music video that got wildly out of hand? Grab your glow sticks, because this is one trip to Xanadu you won't soon forget.
    How will Xanadu hold up?
    Host: Charlie Rose
    Panel: Keiko, Matthew, Nic
    Director: Robert GreenwaldStarring: Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, Gene Kelly, James Sloyan, Dimitra Arliss, Katie Hanley, Fred McCarren, Renn Woods, Sandahl Bergman

    • 59 min
    Constantine (2005)

    Constantine (2005)

    This week on Myopia Movies, we dive into the dark, brooding, and oh-so-edgy world of Constantine. Marvel as Keanu Reeves chain-smokes his way through a film that somehow mixes theology, horror, and noir into a cocktail of supernatural shenanigans. Join us as we explore why this movie's take on angels and demons is as subtle as a sledgehammer and why it's the cult classic you love to hate—or hate to love.
    How will Constantine hold up? 
    Host: Nic
    Panel: Daniel, Keiko, Alex, Dan
     
    Directed by: Francis Lawrence
    Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, Peter Stormare

    • 1 hr 58 min
    We're Back

    We're Back

    This Week on Myopia Movies: We Dive into the Prehistoric Puzzler, "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story"
    Join us as we unearth the cinematic fossil that is "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story," where the idea of dinosaurs roaming modern New York City is somehow not the most unbelievable part. This week, we're peeling back the layers of this animated onion, revealing that beneath the surface, it's just more onion. Witness the mind-bending reality where dinosaurs wear clothes, eat hot dogs, and avoid existential dread by singing. Bring your paleontology hats and a healthy dose of disbelief, because we're about to find out how a Rex with tiny arms manages more emotional depth than some of our guest stars.
    How will We're Back! hold up?
    Host: Nic
    Panel: Keiko and Kellie
    Directed by Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, Dick ZondagStarring: John Goodman, Charles Fleischer, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman, Jay Leno, Felicity Kendal, Walter Cronkite, Julia Child, Kenneth Mars, Yeardley Smith, Martin Short
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Rocketeer

    The Rocketeer

    This week we watch Disney's first attempt at a superhero picture, Iron Man fights the Nazi's! We watched The Rocketeer, the movie that shows the dangers of alcohol. 
    How will The Rocketeer hold up? 
    Host: Daniel
    Panel: Matthew, Lauren, Charlie. 
    Directed by Joe Johnston
    Starring: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino, Terry O'Quinn, Ed Lauter, James Handy, Robert Miranda, Jon Polito, William Sanderson

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Rollerball (2002)

    Rollerball (2002)

    This week on Myopia Movies, we watch a remake, that was not asked for, not needed, missed the point, but boldly had Night Vision! We watched Rollerball (2002) and saw Rebecca Romjin naked in a PG 13 Movie as the director of Die Hard imagines the horrors of 2005! 
    How will Rollerball (2002) hold up?
    Host: Nic
    Panel: Matthew, Keiko, Nur
    Directed by John McTiernanStarring: Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn, Naveen Andrews

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Lordcheez ,

Season 5 was Awesome!

Unlike most review shows, this is funny at times, but is also an honest review of the films. Also, the crux of the film is that people have to defend movies they have not seen in years; great flashbacks to my youth. A lot of fun!

Pod Addict T ,

Great Show!

The Myopia: Defend Your Childhood show is one of the rare gems you're always looking for but can never seem to find. With expert audio quality, a fantastic premise, and great titles, this wholly original Podcast will leave you longing for more. Stop reading my review and hit play already!

Movie Podcast Fan ,

Solid Show

Listening through, there are still some audio issues, but they have tightened up the show in the last couple seasons. Good mix of different genres, overall solid show.

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