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Welcome to You've Got Hanks, the podcast about Tom Hanks hosted by Rachel Chapman. Each week, Rachel invites over some friends and fellow comedians to talk about one of Tom's movies as she's making her way through his films in chronological order. Catch an episode if you can on Apple Podcasts or wherever you do that thing you do. And please remember, there's no crying in baseball. Hanks for listening!
 
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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Writer and Mark Ruffalo look alike Bilge Ebiri joins us this week to talk all things Jane Campion with her divisive Kate Winslet vehicle, HOLY SMOKE. We talk about the devolution of the leading man in Hollywood, and how we don't see actors like Harvey Keitel (or as Kenny puts it, "Actors with faces") in movies anymore. We also break down Campion's …
 
*Airhorn* It's officially Hanksgiving — the celebration of all things Tom Hanks — so we're trying to figure out what's the best Tom Hanks movie? You voted for your faves and we've narrowed it down to the top four. This week, we're discussing Forrest Gump with two James Cordens — Ruha Taslimi (@ruhataslimi) and Oscar Montoya (@ozzymo). How important…
 
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…
 
*Airhorn* It's officially Hanksgiving — the celebration of all things Tom Hanks — so we're trying to figure out what's the best Tom Hanks movie? You voted for your faves and we've narrowed it down to the top four. This week, we're discussing Big with Rob Scerbo (@robscerbo) and Zach Olsen (@realzacholsen). I'd like to preface this episode by saying…
 
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…
 
*Airhorn* It's officially Hanksgiving — the celebration of all things Tom Hanks — so we're trying to figure out what's the best Tom Hanks movie? You voted for your faves and we've narrowed it down to the top four. This week, we're discussing A League Of Their Own with Lauren Brickman (@laurenabrickman) and Colin McGurk. Does this count as a Tom Han…
 
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…
 
*Airhorn* It's officially Hanksgiving — the celebration of all things Tom Hanks — so we're shifting gears this month to finally answer life's biggest question: What's the best Tom Hanks movie? You voted for your faves and we've narrowed it down to the top four. This week, we're discussing You've Got Mail with Clare Loughran (@clary_poppins) and Vic…
 
Comedian, TikToker, and Podcast host Clare Loughran (@clary_poppins) joins me this week to discuss Colin Hanks' next film, Barry Munday (2010). This is another blink and you'll miss it performance from Colin, but it's a real treat. This Knocked Up-like movie is very different than what Clare and I usually talk about on our other podcast — Inside Th…
 
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…
 
This week, my friend and cactress Ann Maddox (@mikiannmaddox) joins me this week to discuss the movie High School (2010) with Colin Hanks. This movie has a star-studded cast, but we'd never heard of it before. The title is also more literal than you'd think, and Ann takes a quiz to determine if she's high or not. No "Call-in Colin" this week, but i…
 
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…
 
Comedian and illustrator Matt Czap (@mattczap) joins me this week to discuss Colin Hanks in Season 2 of Mad Men. Was Colin the OG hot priest before Fleabag? This is the question we answer while also discussing the fashion of Mad Men and fun tie-in promotions. Also, Matt is the one who designed the lovely You've Got Hanks logo, so that's exciting as…
 
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…
 
Things get political this week, because we're talking W. (2008) with my good friend and director of Paradox Lost, Dennis Curlett (@futuremedennisc). This movie was weird, and we couldn't tell if it was a satire or serious. What we do know is this movie will definitely take you back to the early 2000s trauma you probably suppressed, so there's that.…
 
What an exciting time, because this week, I'm talking The House Bunny (2008) with Alyssa Sabo (@alyssa_sabo). This movie is perfect and a great time capsule of the 2000s. Anna Faris is a hilarious queen, Colin Hanks is charming, and the girls of Zeta are perfect. If you haven't seen this movie yet, what are you waiting for? You'll want a a full mah…
 
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…
 
This week, I'm talking about My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008) with Erin Byrne Siskind (@esbyrne). Wow, Colin Hanks and Meg Ryan in a movie together? And Antonio Banderas — who also played Tom Hanks' love interest in a movie. Also, Selma Blair! What a star-studded cast. There was so much potential in this movie, so did it surprise us? You'll have to li…
 
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…
 
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