Modern Technology Watches – Episode 112 – Network (1976)

For the first Modern Technology Watches of 2020 Rob connects Gila to 1976’s news-entertainment satire Network.

How will Gila react to this Oscar-winning world of live-televised meltdowns, corporate machination, and human manipulation? Will she count herself among the faithful audience awaiting their prophet, or will she be mad as hell about having to watch?

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 111 – Camp (2003)

In this episode of Modern Technology Watches Gila invites Rob on a trip to Camp, a 2003 film about a theatrical Summer camp populated by theatrical characters putting on theatrical productions.

Does the movie speak to Rob, himself an old theatre kid, or is this one closing early?

Modern Technology watches – Episode 110 – Blade Runner (1982)

Rob takes Gila on a Modern Technology Watches trip to the dark and mysterious future of… *checks notes* …November 2019, the futuristic setting of 1982’s cyberpunk film noir Blade Runner.

Will Gila be uplifted like a flying cop car by the cinematic prowess on display, or will the film flop onto its back like a tortoise?

Modern Technology watches – Episode 109 – Some Like It Hot (1959)

Gila and Rob are joined on Modern Technology Watches by special guest Susie “Mother of the Bride” Drazen, who has brought the acclaimed 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot for us to enjoy.

How will a film generally regarded as among the best ever fare on our classy film podcast? Can we handle Marilyn at her best? Sew yourself into your favorite lacy evening gown and join us for the ride!

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 108 – Without Warning (1994)

Gila and Rob proudly present the Modern Technology Watches Halloween Special!

Join them for their annual Halloween viewing of 1994’s fake-news TV movie Without Warning. Mysterious meteorites, slumming real-life news reporters, missing children, and Orson Welles callbacks have never been so much fun.

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Modern Technology Watches – Episode 107 – Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

In this episode of Modern Technology Watches, Gila takes Rob on a journey to Riverdale. Not the dark CW teen drama based on Archie comics, nor the neighborhood in the Bronx; this is the bubbly cinematic Riverdale populated by 2001’s live-action Josie and the Pussycats.

Will this film hit sharps, or flats?

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 106 – The Warriors (1979)

There’s a special screening of 1979’s cult dystopian gang-fight film The Warriors on Coney Island, and Rob invites Gila out to play. Can she dig it? Find out on this packed episode of Modern Technology Watches!

Adult content, listener discretion advised.

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 105 – The Tao of Steve (2000)

Gila shows Rob the extremely indie 2000 Sundance-award-winning rom-com The Tao of Steve, which somehow results in our shortest Modern Technology Watches episode to date. We won’t spoil why that is here in the description; you’ll just have to click “play” and take this motorcycle ride with us.

This movie contains adult content, and so does our episode about it. Listener discretion advised.

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 104 – The Goonies (1985)

On this episode of Modern Technology Watches Rob shows Gila 1985’s piratey-wish-fulfillment adventure The Goonies, and they discover together whether the old swashes can still be suitably buckled today.

Special shoutout to our pals at A Match Made In Space, a couple-hosted movie podcast which was pretty much the direct inspiration for Modern Technology Watches! They specifically do 1980s movies, and are well worth a listen if you enjoy our show.

Please note: this film, and therefore this discussion about it, contains a surprising level of adult content for a kids’ movie. Listener discretion advised.

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 103 – Rocketman (2019)

Rob and Gila shake up the Modern Technology Watches format and go to their local cinema to catch a film neither of them has already seen, 2019’s Elton John biopic Rocketman.

Please note: the movie is R-rated, so our discussion of it is adult enough to keep up. Listener discretion advised.

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 102 – The Ten (2007)

In this special Shavuot episode of Modern Technology Watches Gila introduces Rob to the 2007 David Wain film The Ten, an anthology of comedy sketches based on the Ten Commandments.

PLEASE NOTE: This episode recaps an R-rated film involving very adult and probably-offensive subject matter. Listener discretion is advised.

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 101 – Lifeboat (1944)

Today we premiere the second in our range of podcasts.

Modern Technology Watches is an off-the-cuff film-discussion podcast in which Rob and Gila introduce one another to films from their collection. We kick this off with a look at the 1944 Alfred Hitchcock film Lifeboat.

Modern Technology Breaks – Episode 101

In this premiere episode of Modern Technology Breaks we join Rob and Gila, a pair of nerds from Queens, New York, as they take a tour of the strange new media outlet they’ve found themselves accidentally owning.