By Scott Croco
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A podcast for fans of cinema and technology. Learn about movies and their portrayals of technology. In each episode we review a film and explore its science or technology. Zoom in and enhance with the Movies Unhacked podcast!
||Clean019: Smokey and the Bandit (1977)||Burt Reynolds stars in Hal Needham's Smokey and the Bandit (1977)! And we answer questions like: Are the stunts any good? How does CB radio work? And are Firebird Trans Ams cool? Listen now to find out! Can Bandit bring a truckload of beer into...||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit018: RoboCop (1987)||Peter Weller stars in Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop (1987). Learn the answers to questions like: How great is the ED-209 boardroom scene? Do law enforcement cyborgs exist today? And, is Detroit known for innovation in their police department? Listen now to..||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit017: Upgrade (2018)||Logan Marshall-Green stars in Leigh Whannell's Upgrade (2018)! And we ask questions like: Is chemistry important between leads in a movie? Do muscles atrophy in the future? And what's the latest news in police drones? Listen now to find out! When a...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Paranoia (2013)||Liam Hemsworth stars in Robert Luketic's Paranoia (2013)! Learn the answers to questions like: Does the narration work in this movie? Is 3DPS an actual thing? And, was Richard Dreyfuss's character a good idea? Listen now to find out! After a young...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit015: Three's Company, "Mate for Each Other" (1982)||John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, and Priscilla Barnes star in Three's Company, "Mate for each other" (1982). Learn the answers to: What is the history of computer matchmaking? Why was Scott once scared of Three's Company? And,...||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: The Last Starfighter (1984)||Lance Guest stars in Nick Castle's The Last Starfighter (1984)! We ask questions like: Was 1984 a good year for movies? Is it plausible to use a video game as a military recruitment tool? And, how is this movie similar to Superman (1978)? Listen now...||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit013: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)||Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and we ask questions like: Is T2 a sequel or a remake? Does the precursor to a Terminator-like cyborg exist today? And, do Scott and Matt remember seeing Terminator 2 in..||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Re-Animator (1985)||Jeffrey Combs stars in Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator (1985)! We ask questions like: Can scientists today reanimate the dead? Is foreshadowing used effectively in this movie? And, what are the best horror/comedy films? Listen now to find out!...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit011: Dial M For Murder (1954)||Ray Milland stars in Dial M For Murder (1954), and we ask questions like: What are the similarities between this movie and Columbo? What invention revolutionized the telephone industry? And what are Scott and Mike's favorite Hitchcock movies? Listen...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit010: Paycheck (2003)||Ben Affleck stars in Paycheck (2003)! And we ask questions like: How do humans form memories, and can they be erased? Has Matt been in a motorcycle accident? Could a machine actually see into the future?! Listen now to find out! When a professional...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit009: Black Mirror, "The Entire History of You" (2011)||Is Black Mirror a good show? Does this episode feature the technology of today or the technology of tomorrow? And what happens when Scott goes to the movies and deals with an unruly patron? Listen now to find out! In a world where everyone can record...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Superman III (1983)||In how many different ways can a weather satellite be used to perform nefarious acts? How tall is Spud Webb? And has Scott ever driven a Ferrari? Listen now to find out! When a computer hacker (Richard Pryor) is leveraged to mastermind some...||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit007: Ex Machina (2015)||Can a computer's AI ever pass for human? Do Scott and Matt like the Oscars? And if there are no aliens in this movie, why is Matt talking about aliens? Listen now to find out! When a programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is brought in to test...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006: Electric Dreams (1984)||How does a computer from 1984 have such amazing abilities? Which radio love therapist does this PC prefer? And how does Jeff Lynne (ELO) figure in to all this? Listen now to find out! When Miles (Lenny von Dohlen) brings home a computer, it becomes...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005: Dune (1984)||How does the Dune movie compare to the book? What is the proper way to speak the year in 10191? And what kind of jacket did Jay wear in grade school? Listen now to find out! When a corrupt emperor plots the downfall of a powerful family, the son, Paul..||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: The Terminator (1984)||Does The Terminator's time-travel mechanism make sense? Was The Terminator one of the top grossing films of 1984? And how many people were considered for the role of Sarah Connor? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz...||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: The Conversation (1974)||Is The Conversation a commentary on Watergate? What did tech conventions look like in the 1970s? And how does Mike feel about ear licking? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack The Conversation (1974). When...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Independence Day (1996)||Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Independence Day (1996). How difficult is it to infect alien technology with a computer virus? In what way is Will Smith like James Bond? And was the moon landing a hoax? Listen now to find out! When aliens...||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001: The Net (1995)||Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack The Net (1995). Is this movie a clone of The Fugitive? What does it have to do with Rocky V? And what is a Mozart's Ghost? Listen now to find out! When a computer programmer (Sandra Bullock) finds her identity has...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting podcast dedicated to movies and examinations of the technology seen on screen in those movies.
Great Reviews and Discussion on Hypothetical Movie Tech
This is an excellent, funny show, covering both great and terrible movies and their takes on technology. Highly recommended!