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May 23, 2017

Like many born in the 1980s, Laci is (or was) a big fan of Steven Spielberg's "Hook" (1991) [02:35]. Matt saw it when he was four years old and is revisiting it for the first time. Does the movie hold up? Find out the answer to that and hear unparalleled insight into such fascinating topics as: (1) Did Julia Roberts interact with a single other member of the cast? (2) Why does Neverland look like a Disney World attraction? And (3) Why do all John Williams scores sound like eating at a buffet? 
Meanwhile, Matt was (or is) an admirer of John Carpenter's "Halloween" (1978) [34:10]. This horror classic established the template on which a generation of slasher films were based, and, according to critics, is as scary today as it was forty years ago. According to Laci, that is true, because it was never scary. But was it any good? Did people really talk like that in the '70s? And why do we watch scary movies, anyway, when there are so many nice things to make movies about like, uh, love.