Does This Still Work?
Does This Still Work?
George Romaka & Joe Dixon
A podcast where we look at old entertainment media and ask "Does this still work?"
056 American History X 1998
It’s the classic story of boy meets man. Boy becomes Nazi. Then boy tries to stop his brother from becoming a Nazi. Yes, that’s right, Joe & George are covering their second Hitler lover of the year following 7 Years of Tibet. But will they enjoy this Brownshirt any better? Links Car Makers https://www.cbsnews.com/news/did-us-carmakers-help-nazis/ Russia https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1998-05-04-1998124027-story.html Companies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companies_involved_in_the_Holocaust
Jan 12
1 hr 12 min
055 Jerry Maguire 1996
Did we have you at hello? If so, will you show us the money? Yes, Joe and George are taking a look at this 1996 hit movie. Does it still work? Let’s find out. But here is the real question, is Tom Cruise actually hot? The answer may surprise you.  Links 1996 in sports https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1996-12-29-9612290247-story.html Concussions End Brett Lindros Career https://apnews.com/article/86d6a1e2422d27f2d6a3585aab480be0
Jan 5
1 hr 32 min
054 The Jerk (Guest: Brendan McGinley) 1979
No, it’s not the life story of George Romaka. Instead, it’s Steve Martin’s first movie. But does it still work? Well the boys, plus special guest Brendan McGinley, are here to let you know. And Joe actually was born a poor black child so he would know.  Links Door slam sound effect https://freesound.org/people/bennstir/sounds/80928/ Three Mile Island https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/16/archives/three-mile-island-notes-from-a-nightmare-three-mile-island-a.html Guest Stuff 1-900-Hotdog National Film Registry Nomination Links  FOR THE COLOR PURPLE FAQ: https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/frequently-asked-questions/ Link to the form:  https://www.research.net/r/national-film-registry-2017
Dec 29, 2020
1 hr 39 min
053 Slumdog Millionaire (Guest: Chris Andre) 2008
A poor kid rises up from the slums.  A brother gone bad or good? Or both?  A girl whose sole existence appears to be exploited by almost every dude that crosses her path. George and Joe take a look at this feel good hit of 2008.  Links Worst Crisis Since ‘30s, With No End In Sight https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB122169431617549947 Witnesses Describe Horror Of Terrorist Attacks On Mumbai http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/11/27/mumbai.witnesses/ 1Controversial issues surrounding Slumdog Millionaire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversial_issues_surrounding_Slumdog_Millionaire Some Hindus call for banning Slumdog Millionaire, because it’s mean to Rama. https://www.hindujagruti.org/denigrations/protestslumdog National Film Registry Nomination Links  FOR THE COLOR PURPLE FAQ: https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/frequently-asked-questions/ Link to the form:  https://www.research.net/r/national-film-registry-2017
Dec 22, 2020
1 hr 15 min
052 The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (Guest: Marshall Stevenson) 1966
Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch who lived north of Whoville, did not! But would he not love this movie? We don’t know; he’s not here, but Joe, George and special guest, Marshall Stevenson are. Join them as they take a look at this classic.  ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Links Marshal’s Link: http://nybeertour.com   National Film Registry Nomination Links  FOR THE COLOR PURPLE FAQ: https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/frequently-asked-questions/ Link to the form:  https://www.research.net/r/national-film-registry-2017
Dec 15, 2020
55 min
051 Crash (Guest: Noah Lugeons) 2004
Host of the Scathing Atheist Noah Lugeons joins George and Joe as they take a look at a film that dares to say, ‘racism, it's bad,’ and learn how the answer to curing our racism problem is falling down a flight of stairs.  Links Race Relations https://news.gallup.com/poll/12883/few-americans-feel-daytoday-racial-tension.aspx https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054885/ Noah's Plugs https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic-ebook/dp/B08KWN3VKF/ref=sr_1_1? https://scathingatheist.com/ @PiaTPod National Film Registry Nomination Links  FOR THE COLOR PURPLE FAQ: https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/frequently-asked-questions/ Link to the form:  https://www.research.net/r/national-film-registry-2017
Dec 8, 2020
1 hr 36 min
050 Seven Years in Tibet 1997
Have you ever heard of the the heartwarming story of the Dali Lama and his Nazi pal? Well, neither had Joe and George and oh, boy, what a revelation this was. Join the boys as they go on a journey to Tibet via Brad Pitt speaking in a very bad Austrian accent.   Links https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19970821&slug=2555891 https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/china-dalailama/ https://despair.com/collections/demotivators/products/achievement http://archive.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/01/07/mountaineer_ex_nazi_heinrich_harrer_dies/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Harrer National Film Registry Nomination Links  FOR THE COLOR PURPLE FAQ: https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/frequently-asked-questions/ Link to the form:  https://www.research.net/r/national-film-registry-2017
Dec 1, 2020
1 hr 21 min
049 X-Men (Guest: Sharron Paul ) 2000
A mutation comes from a change in DNA. This can happen due to exposure to chemicals, radiation or a writer who runs out of ways to give characters super powers. 'Born that way' sure saves time. Anyway, please enjoy our look back at 2000's X-Men. Links https://fair.org/take-action/media-advisories/why-does-tim-russert-associate-with-don-imus-bigotry/ https://apnews.com/article/f67f507b227cbbcebaf0bb737e3b5a28 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS on TruTV HBOMax https://twitter.com/truTVjokers https://www.trutv.com/shows/impractical-jokers National Film Registry Nomination Links  FOR THE COLOR PURPLE FAQ: https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/frequently-asked-questions/ Link to the form:  https://www.research.net/r/national-film-registry-2017
Nov 24, 2020
1 hr 6 min
048 Animal House 1978
Let me  tell you 'bout some friends I know. They're kinda crazy but you'll dig the show. They can party 'till the break of dawn & sexually assault you with a prawn. Ok, not in the song but not too far off from the movie! Animal House, everybody! Links https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PAOyeY4pqWhZUN4S1hGqAYGaQVkFPOcA/view?usp=sharing   https://www.nytimes.com/1978/01/08/archives/2-colleges-open-their-doors-to-the-retarded.html   https://www.nytimes.com/1978/03/12/archives/homosexuality-on-campus-homosexuals-continued-from-page-17.html   National Film Registry Nomination Links  FOR THE COLOR PURPLE FAQ: https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/frequently-asked-questions/ Link to the form:  https://www.research.net/r/national-film-registry-2017
Nov 17, 2020
1 hr 33 min
047 The Brother From Another Planet 1984
He’s not your brother but is A brother and he is from another planet. The title says it all as George and Joe take a look back at this 1980s cult classic and ask Does This Still Work? Links https://www.nytimes.com/1984/07/30/style/a-study-of-blacks-in-white-suburbia.html https://www.nytimes.com/1984/08/07/nyregion/living-illegally-in-new-york-is-said-to-be-easy-for-aliens.html National Film Registry Nomination Links  FOR THE COLOR PURPLE FAQ: https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/frequently-asked-questions/ Link to the form:  https://www.research.net/r/national-film-registry-2017
Nov 10, 2020
1 hr 15 min
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