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?"
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
1 hr 15 min
046 Mr. Mom 1983
He’s a man. And he’s at home! HELPING RAISE HIS OWN CHILDREN! How is this possible? He even has to buy maxi pads. How shocking. Join the guys as they explore the wacky world of a man doing girl stuff like being a responsible parent.  Links https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1983/01/02/the-economy-in-1983/a0aca0cc-762a-4b3f-95b7-c095d5a5ee7b/ https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/politics/ecbig/declkutt.htm 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 3
1 hr 45 min
045 Thelma and Louise 1991
Before incels had women on the internet to harass they entertained themselves by hating this movie. Join Joe and George as they check out what whiny dudes took to be man bashing as the boys  become (or don’t become) ride or die dudes for Thelma and Louise.  _____________________________________________________________________ Links https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1991-10-27-1991300159-story.html https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-06-24-9102250930-story.html
Oct 27
1 hr 9 min
044 American Graffiti 1973
Sunday, Monday. Happy Days! Tuesday, Wednesday. Happy Days! Thursday, Fri-Oh, forget it. You get the idea. Anyway, Joe and George welcome you to join them on a leisurely car ride otherwise known as American Graffiti. --------- Links “Where Has Teen Car Culture Gone?” at The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/05/teen-car-culture/561290/   Manuel Padilla Jr. Memorial in The Gridley Wave https://www.erbzine.com/gw/GridleyWave306.pdf   Wolfman Jack on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfman_Jack   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  
Oct 20
1 hr 7 min
043 Raging Bull 1980
Hey, fuck you. You cocksucker. We watched this movie while fucking your mother. Hey, oh! Seriously, the boys take a look at the classic, Raging Bull. You motherfucking cazzo. (It's the movie's fault)   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
Oct 13
52 min
042 What Women Want 2000
What a girl wants. What a girl needs. Whatever keeps me in your arms. And I'm thanking you for being there for me. And we are there for you as the boys subject themselves to the Mel Gibson 2000 romcom, What Women Want. But is this what the guys want?  ___________________________________________________________________ Links https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/apr/14/juliahartleybrewer1 https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Finger-Length-Points-to-Sexual-Orientation-3305036.php  
Oct 6
1 hr
041 Showgirls 1995
Is it weird to not have someone cum on you? Probably you’re thinking, no. No, that’s not weird at all but then we bet you don’t appear in Showgirls. Join the boys and comedian Victor Varnado as they discuss what is clearly the classiest film of all time. Links Victor: @varnadov NYC Talent Show http://www.nyctalentshow.com Gina Gershon as Melania Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMoIAZNplK4 https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1995-01-31-1995031109-story.html https://www.recordnet.com/article/19950726/a_news/307269991 https://www.upi.com/Archives/1995/04/25/Famed-dancer-Ginger-Rogers-dead-at-83/3993798782400/
Sep 29
1 hr 33 min
040 Police Academy  (Guest: Darryl Purvis) 1984
Remember when the police were funny? Neither do the boys but nonetheless they are joined by comedian, Darryl Purvis to discuss that Steve Guttenberg comedy classic, Police Academy. 
Sep 22
1 hr 25 min
039 The Social Network (2010)
True story: If you try hard to be an asshole, you are, in fact, an asshole! Also, wouldn’t it be great if we nuked Harvard? Anyway, the boys take a look at Social Network.   _________________________ Links https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304772804575558484075236968 https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/technology/29google.html https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/technology/facebook-agrees-to-ftc-settlement-on-privacy.html https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-has-over-845-million-users/ https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/04/09/facebook-buys-instagram-for-1-billion/ https://www.theverge.com/2013/6/6/4403868/nsa-fbi-mine-data-apple-google-facebook-microsoft-others-prism https://money.cnn.com/2014/02/19/technology/social/facebook-whatsapp/index.html#:~:text=In%20a%20play%20to%20dominate,the%20five%2Dyear%20old%20company. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/opinion/cambridge-analytica-facebook-quiz.html https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34442618#:~:text=A%20pact%20that%20helped%20the,US%20has%20been%20ruled%20invalid.&text=It%20added%20that%20the%20ruling,US%20transfers%20should%20be%20suspended. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/30/facebook-russia-fake-accounts-126-million https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/27/the-trump-card/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-facebook/facebook-shares-data-on-myanmar-with-united-nations-investigators-idUSKBN25L2G4#:~:text=Facebook%20shares% https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-stoked-washingtons-fears-about-tiktok-11598223133 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/03/revealed-facebook-hate-speech-exploded-in-myanmar-during-rohingya-crisis https://www.newsweek.com/facebook-morally-bankrupt-genocide-new-zealand-official-1388909 https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/26/21403004/facebook-kenosha-militia-groups-shooting-blm-protest https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/peter-thiel-donald-trump-white-nationalist-support?fbclid=IwAR3nL9WqUOK40wA9CDsAlisYyq_SI4pOFAoc4YfqQcQdbmdWpt8aR1aW7gQ
Sep 15
55 min
038 Bad Boys 1995
Bad boys, bad boys. Whatcha gonna do?  Whatcha gonna do? When they come for you? Well, if you’re Joe and George,the answer to that is...run like hell! But that’s them and this is 1995’s Bad Boys.   _________________________ Links https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1995-03-01-9502280606-story.html https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1995-10-12-9510110607-story.html https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1995-11-03-1995307039-story.html
Sep 8
1 hr 11 min
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