73 episodes

A podcast where two guys fill the gaps in their pop-culture knowledge by watching classic movies that they haven't seen before.

Not Playing with Lex and Dan Lex Friedman and Dan Moren

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

A podcast where two guys fill the gaps in their pop-culture knowledge by watching classic movies that they haven't seen before.

    12 Monkeys

    12 Monkeys

    To bring this mini-season of Not Playing to a close, we have to go back to the beginning. Time traveler Lex Friedman encounters asylum inmate Dan Moren as they attempt to unravel the mysteries of 12 Monkeys. Hot topics include timey-wimey logic, Brad Pitt’s disturbing eye prosthetic, and all the Terry Gilliaming Terry Gilliam can Terry Gilliam. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If you’re not already a member,...

    • 20 min
    Tron

    Tron

    We’re past the halfway point in our abbreviated season and this time hotshot programmer Lex Friedman has been sucked into a computer where he meets heroic program Dan Moren and they watch 1982’s Tron. Hot topics include glossaries of computer terms, frisbee playing, and the power of metaphors. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If you’re not already a member, why not sign up? And if you are, now’s...

    • 22 min
    Teen Wolf

    Teen Wolf

    In our second episode of this abbreviated season, high school basketball coach Lex Friedman is on a winning streak with star player (and werewolf) Dan Moren as they watch 1985’s Teen Wolf. Hot topics include terrible parties, dangerous stunts, and is this all a metaphor? Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If you’re not already a member, why not sign up? And if you are, now’s a great time...

    • 20 min
    Total Recall

    Total Recall

    It’s a brand new (mini) season of Not Playing as we take on a quartet of otherworldly movies starting with the letter ‘T’. We kick it all of with amnesiac Lex Friedman facing off against diabolical politician Dan Moren as they watch the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Total Recall. Hot topics include the boring nature of constant shooting, Jerry Goldsmith’s bombastic score, and like, what is real, man? Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in...

    • 23 min
    Point Break

    Point Break

    To close out season 7 of Not Playing, we check in on Keanu Reeves once again, as surfer/bank robber Dan Moren and undercover FBI agent Lex Friedman sit down to watch the 1991 film Point Break. Hot topics include bad FBI agents, not enough heists, and why you always remember your first time jumping out of a plane with no parachute. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If you’re...

    • 23 min
    Speed

    Speed

    In the first installment of Keanu Reeves duology, mad bomber Lex Friedman forces SWAT officer Dan Moren to watch 1994’s Speed, or risk being blown up. Hot topics include other actors floated for Reeves’s role, Dennis Hopper taking it to 11, and whether or not a bus really could jump a 50-foot freeway gap. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If you’re not already a member, why not sign...

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Dejus ,

An enjoyable trip down memory lane

Quoting my tweets (@dejus): "I like to catch up on podcasts from the beginning; currently in the 1st season of @notplayingcast with @lexfri & @dmoren. Great stuff."

And: "I started out listening to just the episodes about movies I’ve seen, but I’m enjoying it so much I went back and added all the others."

daze-mail ,

great fun

great to hear a first look at old favourite films

Fryhgghkghj ,

Great trip memory lane

Unlike the hosts, I've seen these movies. It's been fun watching them again with someone who's never seen them.

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