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In a lot of ways 1999 was the year that changed movies. From “The Matrix” and “The Blair Witch Project” to “American Beauty” and “The Sixth Sense”, the last year of the millennium was transformative for Hollywood. Through "Podcast Like It's 1999" writers Phillip Iscove (co-creator of FOX's Sleepy Hollow) and Kenny Neibart (Entourage, Hindsight) examine this apex of Cinema, before television took over, before Reality TV, before TMZ and Twitter but also after the internet, after Clinton, after ...
 
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Actor/Comedian Pete Capella returns to discuss one of the most influential albums of all time, Moby's 1999 chart smashing PLAY. We discuss what it means to become a sellout, and whether or not we think Moby fits the bill. We also talk about the monumental shift toward licensing songs to commercials and film that this record brought on, and how that…
 
Writer Toby Herman joins us to face down one of our most dreaded films of 1999, the incredibly cursed Jewish Robin Williams film, JAKOB THE LIAR. We talk about all the ways this movie misses the mark on representing Polish Jews, from the incorrect pronunciation of Jakob, to the casting choices. We also talk about this tumultuous period of Robin Wil…
 
Writer Chris Feil (This Had Oscar Buzz) joins us this week to talk about the first big critical misfire of Ang Lee's career, RIDE WITH THE DEVIL. We discuss the slew of prolific directors with infamous bombs this year, Ang Lee's storied history of pushing visual and narrative boundaries, and the oscar buzz/successes of his career. Find Chris at: tw…
 
Jen Statsky (Hacks, The Good Place) joins us to talk about the amazingly on-brand Nicholas Sparks adaptation MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE. We discuss why we thought this movie could have been more than the typical sparks romp, our love for Robin Wright, and why we believe her career fell off. We also talk about the teen romances of the 90s, and how they com…
 
This week, we're taking a walk down memory lane with Tom Mison (Star of TV series Sleepy Hollow) with Tim Burton's 1999 classic horror film, SLEEPY HOLLOW. We discuss the legacy of Washington Irving's original story, from its irresistible premise to Ichabod Crane's ever evolving characterization. We also pinpoint this film as Burton's last great mo…
 
Danielle Savre & Barrett Doss are back for our flying leather winged friends Bats. With a surprise appearance from Lou Phillips!! Thank you to Pluto TV for the streaming of Bats on your network. Podcast Like It's 1999: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-like-its-1999 Twitter: twitter.com/podcastlike1999 Instagram: instagram.com/podcastlike1999 R…
 
Jordan Crucchiola returns to the show to talk about the first of two Johnny Depp movies this month, (Of THREE total in 1999, wow this guy has been busy!) THE NINTH GATE. We talk about the colorful gradient of Depp performances over the years, from his most whacky jaunts, to this wet towel, and try to figure out where he works the best. We also disc…
 
Phil and Kenny sit down with this podcast's resident music expert, writer Rich Monahan, to discuss the scariest mainstream band of the 90s: SLIPKNOT. We talk about all the factors that led to such a freaky group becoming a mainstream success, from the rise of angry, rich frat boys, to clique cultures in highschools. We also compare them to their co…
 
Spooky Season has officially begun on Podcast Like It's 1999! Here to kick off this month of terror is writer Emma Stefansky, talking about everyone's favorite FBI agents, Mulder and Scully, with THE X-FILES season 6, episode 15; ARCADIA. That's right, we're finally covering one of the 90s most seminal pieces of science fiction pop culture. We disc…
 
Writer/Critic Carrie Wittmer joins us to talk about the underappreciated adaptation of Graham Greene's 1950s romance novel, THE END OF THE AFFAIR. We discuss why we think this movie deserves a second chance, the fantastic lead performances from Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore (Who, let's be honest, would ooze romantic chemistry with a literal pota…
 
Joining us to wrap up West Wing Wednesdays is Liz Hannah, and West Wing writer/producer Paul Redford! Liz joins Phil in breaking down the final episode of the first season, "What Kind of Day Has it Been?", from it's dramatic final action setpiece, to the ahead of it's time conversation about race. We also go on a WHOLE tangent about Felicity, Lost,…
 
Self proclaimed "Helga Pataki Moon" Caroline Framke joins us to talk about America's favorite football head, HEY ARNOLD! We use the episode "Helga on the Couch" as a launching pad to talk about the show's groundbreaking depiction of therapy, and the dark characterization of the adults that surround the main characters. We also discuss our love/hate…
 
For the first time in a while, Phil and Kenny are flying solo to talk about the painfully underappreciated John Sayles film LIMBO. Is this the best parent/kid movie we've discussed on the podcast? Maybe! We talk about this movie's chaotic structure, and try to figure out why it works so well for us, as well as it's abrupt ending that beat The Sopra…
 
Joe Reid returns to West Wing Wednesdays to discuss confusing titles, the peaks and luls of Abigail Bartlet's character, and the way in which this show influenced a generation of politicians, and the way everyday people view them, with episode 17;THE WHITE HOUSE PRO-AM. Find Joe at: twitter.com/joereid Find Britt at: twitter.com/brittkeller Patreon…
 
Making her first appearance in two years, Erin La Rosa returns to the podcast to discuss the original ensemble romance, PLAYING BY HEART. We break down why movies of this ilk never seem to work, and why this one stands out as one of the stinkiest, the standout performance from Angelina Jolie, and how projects like this even get produced in the firs…
 
Screen Draft's Clay Keller and West Wing superfan Britt Keller sit down with Phil for a conversation on the fan favorite episode, CELESTIAL NAVIAGTION. We discuss how Clay schemed various DVD rental services to binge watch the series before the era of binging, the inexplicable sex appeal of Josh Lyman, and how realistic this portrayal of the white …
 
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