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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 The Incomparable

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

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

    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
    Patriot Games

    Patriot Games

    Rounding out our Harrison Ford trilogy, former CIA analyst Lex Friedman is beset by vengeful Irish terrorist Dan Moren as they watch 1992’s Patriot Games. Hot topics include dense plotting, similarities with other Ford characters, and the complexities of the Ryanverse. 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 to update your membership...

    • 22 min
    Air Force One

    Air Force One

    We’re flying the friendly skies once again this week, as President Dan Moren’s plane is hijacked by Russian terrorist Lex Friedman, who forces him to watch 1997’s Air Force One. Hot topics include the evolution of the Die Hard genre, casual deaths of innocents, and Harrison Ford’s vetting processes. 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,...

    • 26 min
    Witness

    Witness

    We’re going Dutch this week—Pennsylvania Dutch, that is, as Philadelphia cop Lex Friedman and Amish kid Dan Moren watch 1985’s Witness. Hot topics include Harrison Ford’s star power, Amish representation, and a lot of fake blood. 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 to update your membership allocations and maybe throw a...

    • 17 min
    Trading Places

    Trading Places

    Is it nature or nurture? We attempt to find out this week when a couple of old rich white guys swaps the lives of successful executive Dan Moren and down-on-his-luck Lex Friedman in 1983’s Trading Places. (As a note: please be aware that the movie itself contains more than a few extremely problematic and offensive moments.) Hot topics include the excellent comedic talents of the leads, a surprising season’s theme with female characters, and the racism, oh god, the racism. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch...

    • 23 min
    A Few Good Men

    A Few Good Men

    There’s nothing we can’t handle this week, as cocky military lawyer Lex Friedman and his assistant (with no responsibilities whatsoever) Dan Moren go to court with 1992’s A Few Good Men. Hot topics include Sorkinisms, the conflict over the military, verisimilitude, and a murderer’s row of talented actors. 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...

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 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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