Not Playing With Lex and Dan

Not Playing With Lex and Dan

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2.12: Dude, Where’s My Scarface?
Sep 8, 2014 • 28 min
Special guest John Siracusa takes time out of his busy operating-system review schedule to join Lex and Dan for Not Playing’s season two finale. Neither John nor your regular hosts had ever seen Scarface. We fixed that. Of course, Siracusa’s known for…
2.12: Dude, Where’s My Scarface? (with commentary)
Sep 8, 2014 • 192 min
Dude, Where’s My Scarface? (with commentary)
2.11: Finders Sneakers (with commentary)
Aug 15, 2014 • 145 min
Finders Sneakers (with commentary)
2.11: Finders Sneakers
Aug 15, 2014 • 24 min
We missed you, too. We took a few weeks off, but then we felt that longing, that need to once again share the joy of watching a movie most everyone has seen, but that at least one of us hasn’t. In this case, Dan introduced Lex to 1992’s Sneakers, which…
2.10: Glengarry Glen Ross Glenn Fleishman (with commentary)
Jul 21, 2014 • 120 min
Glengarry Glen Ross Glenn Fleishman (with commentary)
2.10: Glengarry Glen Ross Glenn Fleishman
Jul 21, 2014 • 23 min
ABC: Always Be ‘Casting. Lex didn’t know how big a David Mamet fan Dan was; he just knew that Dan hadn’t seen Glengarry Glen Ross, and that was an oversight only Not Playing could fix. So put that coffee down and listen in as Dan experiences the Jack…
2.9: The Hunt for Red Octoberfest (with commentary)
Jul 11, 2014 • 156 min
The Hunt for Red Octoberfest (with commentary)
2.9: The Hunt for Red Octoberfest
Jul 11, 2014 • 24 min
When you need someone to perfectly embody a Russian military officer, there’s only one man to think of. And that man, of course, is Connery. Sean Connery. This week, Dan invites Lex to see a movie for the first time—a movie where Connery gets precisely…
2.8: Over There’s Something About Mary (with commentary)
Jul 5, 2014 • 138 min
Over There’s Something About Mary (with commentary)
2.8: Over There’s Something About Mary
Jul 5, 2014 • 25 min
History is littered with successful brothers: the Wrights, the Karamazovs, the Wayans, the Hansons, and so on. But perhaps no pair of brothers has become so famous for an extended masturbation joke as the brothers Farrelly. Dan had never seen their, ahem,…
2.7: You and What Army of Darkness (with commentary)
Jun 20, 2014 • 93 min
You and What Army of Darkness (with commentary)
2.7: You and What Army of Darkness
Jun 20, 2014 • 18 min
Sometimes things are simply dead. Other times, they are EVIL dead. But one thing will never die: Dan’s affection for Army of Darkness, the third film in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy—which Lex had never seen. Hot topics include director trademarks, when…
2.6: Spelling Beetlejuice
Jun 13, 2014 • 25 min
Michael Keaton only appears for 17 and a half minutes—but he’s still playing the title role. And he’s joined by Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara. It’s 1988’s Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice! Dan had never seen it, but…
2.6: Spelling Beetlejuice (with commentary)
Jun 13, 2014 • 113 min
Spelling Beetlejuice (with commentary)
2.5: Hudson Hawkward
Jun 6, 2014 • 28 min
You’re Bruce Willis, you’ve made it big with Die Hard, and there’s only one obvious next step: You make a goofily silly vanity project with unlikely musical numbers, James Coburn, and Leonardo da Vinci. And that project is the 1991 box-office bomb—but…
2.5: Hudson Hawkward (with commentary)
Jun 6, 2014 • 123 min
Hudson Hawkward (with commentary)
2.4: Twins Some, Lose Some
May 23, 2014 • 25 min
Black and white. Yin and yang. Cheech and Chong. Lex and Dan. Life is full of opposites that go together. This week, Lex shows Dan the 1988 comedy classic Twins. DeVito. Schwarzenegger. And let’s not forget Preston or Caruso! Hot topics include how much…
2.4: Twins Some, Lose Some (with commentary)
May 23, 2014 • 127 min
Twins Some, Lose Some (with commentary)
2.3: What the L.A. Confidential?
May 16, 2014 • 27 min
What do you get when you take a bunch of leading and character actors, mix them together in a 1950s-era neo-noir, and sprinkle on a helping of Not Playing? You get L.A. Confidential, that’s what. Dan knew Lex had never seen the Russell Crowe/Kim…
2.3: What the L.A. Confidential? (with commentary)
May 16, 2014 • 160 min
What the L.A. Confidential? (with commentary)
2.2: That’s No Moon! (with commentary)
May 7, 2014 • 120 min
That’s No Moon! (with commentary)
2.2: That’s No Moon!
May 7, 2014 • 27 min
We all go through moon phases. Amazingly enough, though Lex had seen the 2009 Sam Rockwell sci-fi film Moon, Dan had not. Fortunately, Lex recognized the gravity of the situation, and righted that wrong with Dan for this week’s episode. Hot topics include…
2.1: Fargo to Hell (with commentary)
May 2, 2014 • 125 min
Fargo to Hell (with commentary)
2.1: Fargo to Hell
May 2, 2014 • 31 min
We’re back. But we still haven’t seen a lot of movies. After season one’s romp through the 80s, Lex and Dan return for a new season of watching movies that everyone else has seen—but that they haven’t. And for season two, we’re now part of The…
12: I Karate Kid You Not (with commentary)
Feb 21, 2014 • 149 min
I Karate Kid You Not (with commentary)
12: I Karate Kid You Not
Feb 21, 2014 • 27 min
Wax on, wax off, wax nostalgic: It’s the season finale of Not Playing, and we have both a special guest and a special movie. Neither Lex or Dan had ever seen the seminal 1984 martial arts classic The Karate Kid. And neither had The Incomparable host Jason…
11: Doctor Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Feb 14, 2014 • 25 min
We’re not bad podcasters. We’re just drawn that way. Dan somehow never saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the 1988 American fantasy comedy classic directed by Robert Zemeckis, and starring every awesome cartoon character that ever was. And Roger Rabbit murders…
11: Doctor Who Framed Roger Rabbit (with commentary)
Feb 14, 2014 • 122 min
Doctor Who Framed Roger Rabbit (with commentary)
10: The Funtouchables (with commentary)
Feb 7, 2014 • 134 min
The Funtouchables (with commentary)
10: The Funtouchables
Feb 7, 2014 • 19 min
David Mamet. Brian De Palma. Lex Friedman. Dan Moren. There’s no prohibition on podcasts about 1987 American crime dramas, so this week, Not Playing watches The Untouchables. Hot topics include Sean Connery’s terrible accent, under-appreciated Naked Gun…
9: Unbecoming to America
Jan 31, 2014 • 24 min
When you think of people who haven’t seen a lot of movies that most people have, think of Lex and Dan. And when you think of garbage, think of Akeem. Dan had never seen the 1988 classic starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy and Arsenio…
9: Unbecoming to America (with commentary)
Jan 31, 2014 • 136 min
Unbecoming to America (with commentary)
8: Lethal Weapon of Mass Destruction
Jan 17, 2014 • 22 min
Lex is a gruff-but-loving family man. Dan is a maverick on the edge. Together, they team up for a mission only they can accomplish: watching the 1987 buddy-cop classic Lethal Weapon. Which Lex has never seen—otherwise he’d know exactly how that mission…
8: Lethal Weapon of Mass Destruction (with commentary)
Jan 17, 2014 • 128 min
Lethal Weapon of Mass Destruction (with commentary)
7: National Lampoon’s (Oy) Vacation (with commentary)
Jan 10, 2014 • 122 min
National Lampoon’s (Oy) Vacation (with commentary)
7: National Lampoon’s (Oy) Vacation
Jan 10, 2014 • 27 min
As the singer once sang, “Holiday ro-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ad.” Join us as we in turn join the Griswolds on their road trip across the United States in 1983′s comedy classic Vacation. The question: Will Dan, who’s never seen the Chevy Chase film,…
6: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Time (with commentary)
Jan 3, 2014 • 108 min
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Time (with commentary)
6: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Time
Jan 3, 2014 • 23 min
This week we travel through time. It’s 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, which Dan feels confident Lex will love. Time travel, comedy, and Keanu Reeves—what’s not to love?! Hot topics include Back to the Future, the later careers of fine comic…
5: Mannequin Skywalker
Dec 20, 2013 • 24 min
Up this week is 1987’s Mannequin, one of Lex’s favorite ’80s comedies. It’s the story of Andrew McCarthy meeting Kim Cattrall, the woman of his dreams, even though she is mostly inanimate. And James Spader is at his weirdest, which is really saying…
5: Mannequin Skywalker (with commentary)
Dec 20, 2013 • 108 min
Mannequin Skywalker (with commentary)
4: Field of Dreamy
Dec 13, 2013 • 27 min
It’s another homage to the heyday of 1989 this week, as Dan takes Lex on a trip—through the imagination!—to a land called Iowa, and a sport called baseball. Yes, we’re watching Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams. Hot topics include the rules of magic, the…
4: Field of Dreamy (with commentary)
Dec 13, 2013 • 127 min
Field of Dreamy (with commentary)
3: UHF Yeah (with commentary)
Dec 6, 2013 • 113 min
UHF Yeah (with commentary)
3: UHF Yeah
Dec 6, 2013 • 21 min
If you’ve never seen the 1989 cult classic UHF, well, you’re in good company. This week, Lex leads Dan through the wonderful world of Weird Al. Hot topics include kitchen accessories, paragons of acting, and the surprising curriculum vitae of ‘Weird Al’…
2: Die Hardy Boys
Nov 29, 2013 • 20 min
What better way to kick off the holiday season than with Bruce Willis’s star-making turn as an everycop? Dan introduces Lex to the best Christmas movie ever, 1988′s Die Hard. Hot topics include Alan Rickman’s death scene, expletives in movies, and the…
2: Die Hardy Boys (with commentary)
Nov 29, 2013 • 146 min
Die Hardy Boys (with commentary)
1: Beverly Hills Copacetic
Nov 15, 2013 • 22 min
It’s true: Neither Lex nor Dan had ever seen Beverly Hills Cop before 2013. For the debut episode of Not Playing, they sit down together to watch the 1984 Eddie Murphy classic. Hot topics include vests, asses, and who exactly is the title character.
1: Beverly Hills Copacetic (with commentary)
Nov 15, 2013 • 123 min
Beverly Hills Copacetic (with commentary)