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Does This Still Work?

A podcast where we look at old movies and ask "Does this still work?"

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220 Buffalo Soldiers 2003
Released after 9/11 and the start of the war in Iraq this film left American audiences pretty damn angry. Criminal GIs and low life, if not outright incompetent military officers, were not going with the prevailing zeitgeist to say the least. Well, it’s now been over 20 years, why not  join the boys as they explore how this film plays today?     Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105   ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867   Germany and France Oppose War https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-montgomery-advertiser/145738864/   NBC News War Stats https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meetthepressblog/iraq-war-numbers-rcna75762   Donohue fired https://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/26/business/msnbc-cancels-the-phil-donahue-talk-show.html   The Real Reason Donohue was fired https://fair.org/press-release/some-critical-media-voices-face-censorship/  
37:54 5/22/24
219 Buck and The Preacher 1972
It’s an old movie that George has never even heard but Joe sure has. He watched it in real time, so you know it’s old, and so is he, but does it still work? Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867  
41:19 5/15/24
218 Cocktail 1988
Show Notes Look, a movie can be dumber than a box of rocks and still work…or not. We will discuss. But here is the real question, were drinking and dining establishments wildly understaffed in the late 80s? Because every place in this film looks packed and yet only one or two people seem to be on staff. WTF? Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Long Island Iced Tea https://www.thedailymeal.com/1259807/the-most-popular-cocktail-the-year-you-were-born/#:~:text=Long%20Island%20iced%20tea%3A%201988&text=1988%20was%20also%20the%20year,year%20of%20that%20particular%20movie. Seven Up Gold https://www.newspapers.com/article/newsday/146156547/ Jamaica Bobsledding https://www.newspapers.com/image/704846832/?match=1&terms=Jamaica%20Winter%20Olympics  
37:49 5/8/24
217 Flight of the Navigator 1986
Technically, a child abduction movie but as Disney is the producer the abduction is done for laughs. You see the abductor is an alien spaceship that sounds an awful lot like Pee Wee Herman. Definitely a kid’s movie but does it still work? Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Challenger Explosion https://www.newspapers.com/article/tallahassee-democrat/144712946/  
45:08 5/1/24
216 Batteries Not Included 1987
Living machines from out of space having nothing better to do with their time  help a bunch of New Yorkers hang on to a condemned building. Does that sound stupid? Sure. But maybe it still works? Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Two Gross People Fight https://www.newspapers.com/article/newsday/143910904/  
40:19 4/24/24
215 Teen Wolf 1985
It’s the movie that launched a sequel, a cartoon, a TV show and a remake. But does that mean it still works? Also, just how many montages can a 90 minute movie have? A lot of them, evidently.       Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Sports 1985 https://www.newspapers.com/image/506895328/?terms=Basketball&match=1 15 Facts About NE https://bestthingsne.com/fun-facts/#gsc.tab=0  
30:36 4/17/24
214 Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993
Our patreon people picked this minor Woody Allen movie. Can’t say here if it still works but we can mention that the women are all age appropriate and nobody wants to bed an underage child.so that’s different from Woody’s usual fare. Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Twin Towers https://www.nytimes.com/1993/02/27/nyregion/explosion-twin-towers-overview-blast-hits-trade-center-bomb-suspected-5-killed.html LIRR Shooting https://www.newspapers.com/image/472081168/?terms=LIRR%20shooting&match=1  
31:56 4/10/24
213 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Guest Calvin Williams
It’s not a sequel. It’s not a remake. It’s simply another Bad Lieutenant but this time he’s in New Orleans and he is Nicolas Cage. Does that make it better or worse?  Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Calvin Radio Free Brooklyn https://www.radiofreebrooklyn.org/ MejisticLV - Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/mejisticlv Hurricane Katrina https://www.history.com/topics/natural-disasters-and-environment/hurricane-katrina Inquiries https://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/us/09orleans.html Cops go up the river www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/04/new-orleans-police-officers-katrina  
58:59 4/3/24
212 MATEWAN 1987
It is the final movie in our Union Films Series. Here we look at an 80s movie about 20s coal miners attempting to unionize under horrible circumstances.  Have a listen. Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Few Clothes Johnson/Dan Chain https://youtu.be/BE6Pxb9pL4s?si=4jxaKw9aPzoJaDcZ https://www.facebook.com/WVMineWarsMuseum/posts/today-this-image-of-dan-chain-known-to-fellow-miners-as-few-clothes-johnson-now-/1654995611189565/ Fire In The Hole Lyrics by John Sayles and Mason Daring Music by Mason Daring (c) 1987 Daring Music/ASCAP Sung by Hazel Dickens Fire in the Hole (feat. Hazel Dickens)
35:03 3/27/24
211 Norma Rae 1979
Before her Oscar willing performance here, Sally Field was a flying nun on TV and starred in a movie about smuggling 400 cases of Coors beer. So, this was a step up. Anyway, join the boys for our latest installment of Union movies month.   Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/wsp/publications/annual-summaries/pdf/work-stoppages-1979.pdf Steelworkers https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1979/01/19/steelworkers-to-strike-newport-news/ce2768b5-49b2-4c43-b5a1-74a43e59f388/ Massacre https://www.newspapers.com/image/1027948284/?terms=WVO&match=1  
34:05 3/20/24
210 Blue Collar 1978
We continue our union films month with this forgotten Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto flick from 1978.  Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Work Stoppage 1978 https://www.bls.gov/wsp/publications/annual-summaries/pdf/work-stoppages-1978.pdf Detroit Edison https://www.newspapers.com/image/210099983/?terms=coal%20strike&match=1 Wildcat Strike https://www.flickr.com/photos/washington_area_spark/albums/72157631529687429/  
30:52 3/13/24
209 The Devil and Miss Jones 1941
We kick off union movie month (in March, get it?) with this chestnut from the forties picked by our Patreons. This comedy, about a boss spying on workers who want to form a union, was a box office hit back in its day. How does it hold up over eighty years later? Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Labor Stats of 1941 https://www.bls.gov/wsp/publications/annual-summaries/pdf/strikes-1941-and-affecting-defense-production.pdf On Just One Day in March, 1941 https://www.newspapers.com/image/432573705/?terms=Strike&match=22  
33:56 3/6/24
208 Hot Tub Time Machine 2010
Four guys in 2010 go back in time to the 1980s and do almost exactly the sort of humor you got out of many 1980s comedies. Now two guys in 2024 go back to 2010 and judge them for it. Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105  ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Iraq War Ends https://www.newspapers.com/article/national-post/140058578/  
43:24 2/28/24
207 Outrageous Fortune 1987
Remember Shelley Long? No? How about Bette Midler? She’s still working isn’t she? Well, Midler and Long did a movie together and a non AI George Carlin was also in it and the boys are gonna discuss.  Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Johathan Pollard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Pollard Relations https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-albuquerque-tribune/139055790/ Tough Sentence https://www.newspapers.com/article/newsday/139056076/  
41:44 2/21/24
206 Boomerang 1992
Boy meets girl. Girl treat’s boy like boy treat’s girls. And boy does not like this one bit. But what do Joe and George think? You’ll have to listen to find out.  Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 First Black Woman In Space https://www.newspapers.com/article/daily-news/138628089/  
33:49 2/14/24
205 Midnight Cowboy 1969
The first and only X rated movie to win an Oscar, this story about a hustler and his ratty friend was devastating for its time. But is it still? Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 The Times and The Daily News Cover Stonewall https://www.womenshistory.org/sites/default/files/document/2020-04/Stonewall%20and%20Marsha%20Johnson%20Documents.pdf  
42:23 2/7/24
204 An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 Guest Hillary Schwartz
Love might lift us up where we belong and the eagles cry, on a mountain high but does that make for a good movie? Links Hillary Schwartz https://www.youtube.com/hilaryes You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Navy Recruitment https://www.newspapers.com/image/736708096/?terms=Navy%20Recruitment&match=1  Military Wives https://www.newspapers.com/image/803804713/?terms=Military%20life&match=1   
72:56 1/24/24
203 Short Circuit 1986
Is life a malfunction? According to science we exist due to random mutations and planetary conditions developed over billions of years. Which could be read as an accident but this movie says otherwise so by all means let’s listen to it. Also, enjoy the brownface.  Links Electronics Boom https://www.nytimes.com/1986/06/02/business/camcorder-cd-sales-may-double-in-1986.html?mwgrp=c-dbar&smid=url-share Computer History Timeline https://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/computers/ Japan Buys American https://www.newspapers.com/image/199727071/?terms=Fujitsu&match=1 You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867  
57:29 1/17/24
202 Gleaming The Cube 1989
Take a touch of Hackers, add a little Weekend at Bernie’s and throw in some Footloose and what have you got? A very 1980s movie, that’s what. But does it still work? Links Skateboard Technology https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-peninsula-times-tribune/137246679/ Poll https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-los-angeles-times/137316804/ You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867  
50:20 1/10/24
201 Brown Sugar 2002
When did you fall in love with hip hop? How about romcoms? When did you fall in love with those? If the answer is never to both then this may not be your movie. But what do the guys think? Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Eminem https://www.newspapers.com/article/newsday/136829907/ Left Eye https://www.newspapers.com/article/newsday/136833408/ Jam Master Jay https://www.newspapers.com/article/newsday/136834630/  
58:43 1/3/24
200 The Third Man 1949
It’s our 200th episode! To celebrate we hopped into a Tardis and went all the way back to 1949. Why? Because that’s where you’ll find Joe’s favorite movie of all time, The Third Man. Yes, the show's only black host loves a movie set in post World War 2 Vienna that stars absolutely no POC. Yikes. Anyway, enjoy. Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Spy Offer https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-salt-lake-tribune/136352816/ Fight Over Austria https://www.newspapers.com/article/press-of-atlantic-city/136377775/ Crime Ring https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-pittsburgh-press/136383801/  
63:16 12/27/23
199 The Santa Clause 1994
You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout. I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town. And he’s Tim Allen. You know,what? Never mind. Go ahead and cry. That’s actually the correct reaction you should have to that news.  Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867  
42:43 12/20/23
198 My Cousin Vinny 1992
According to Wikipedia this film is lauded by attorneys for its accurate depiction of criminal procedure and trial strategy to which one might say, Uhhh, really? Okay, I guess.” But that aside, our hosts only care if it still works.  Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Alabama Election https://www.nytimes.com/1992/05/23/us/the-1992-campaign-house-race-after-115-years-a-black-will-represent-alabama.html Mayor off to jail https://www.newspapers.com/article/birmingham-post-herald/135371995/
47:09 12/13/23
197 The Omen 1976
The son of Satan is born but, to Joe’s surprise, it’s not George!  Anyway, join the boys as they decide if The Omen is a good one.      Links   You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105   ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867   Satan, the dog https://www.newspapers.com/article/oakland-tribune/135685239/    Ambassador to the UK https://www.newspapers.com/article/chicago-tribune/135685798/   Illegal Adoption https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-sentinel/135694070/   Priesthood Vanishing https://www.newspapers.com/article/daily-independent-journal/135688949/  
40:40 12/6/23
196 Cool Hand Luke 1967
This movie was released on November 1,1967. 10 months later Joe was born. Coincidence? Probably. But Joe never asked his parents  if they were watching this  flick when they were banging and now they're both gone so we’ll never know the truth.. Anyway, the film is a classic. But does it still work? Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Prison Camp Fire https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-miami-herald/134995777/  
42:35 11/28/23
195 Toys 1992
You know it’s a Robin Williams movie. You know LL Cool J plays his cousin. You know the recently deceased Michael Gambon is the bad guy. Hell, you even know it’s set in a toy factory. What you won’t know is who this film was made for. Can George and Joe help solve that mystery? (Spoiler: ABSOLUTELY NOT) You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105   ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867   Classic Toys from 1992 https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-times-tribune/134074245/   the Incredible Crash Dummies https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-buffalo-news/134073957/   California Roller Baby https://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/californiarollerbaby.php   Puppy Surprise https://www.toyboxphilosopher.com/2012/03/puppy-surprise-by-playskool.html   Patron Script Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lQcEM2YFJ2D52gnPXOpv5xw62xhSD7P3P_Naa6A_lgM/edit?usp=sharing  
57:20 11/22/23
194 Weekend at Bernie's 1989
What happens when you're a guest at a beach house and you find your host’s dead body? You pretend he’s still alive so you can keep the party going, of course. You know, like any normal person would.      Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867  
45:41 11/15/23
193 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994
On the old sitcom, Married With Children, Al Bundy said four weddings and a funeral was kind of like 5 of the same thing. But that's because he was an a-hole. Listen to the podcast and find out what Joe and George think.   Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley https://www.newspapers.com/article/daily-express/134586911/ Rush Limbough https://www.nytimes.com/1994/05/30/nyregion/chronicle-248584.html
50:10 11/8/23
192 Mean Girls 2004 Guest Kit Nowokunski
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93:40 11/1/23
191 The Craft 1996 Guest Kit Nowokunski
Our Girl Bullies series continues with girls who really don’t start out bullying anybody unless you think making a racist’s hair fall out and giving an abuser a heart attack is bullying. Some of us don’t. Anyway, Kit Nowokunski continues to sit in with the boys.       Links You can rate and review us in these places (and more, probably) Does This Still Work? - TV Podcast https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/does-this-still-work-1088105 ‎Does This Still Work? on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-this-still-work/id1492570867 Witchcraft 1996 https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-los-angeles-times/132017545/  
62:27 10/25/23

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