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  • We review movies from long ago and not so long ago to see if they hold up. Check us out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holdup_podcast/ Thanks to M4N1AC for our theme song, Desperation.
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  • May 22 2022

    In 2004 everyone was Kung-Fu fighting when Stephen Chow wrote, directed, produced, and starred in, Kung Fu Hustle. This flick tells the story of the murderous Axe gang and an unlikely hero amidst a world of hidden kung fu masters who have otherworldly abilities. Starring Stephen Chow, Danny Chan, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Eva Huang, and Leung Siu-lung this flick has no shortage of skilled actors and brought in over $100 million from a budget of $20 million and wowed audiences globally. But, does it hold up? Listen in as Jon, Colin, and Brent discuss powerful breasts and the dangers of stringed instruments as we try to see if this one is a master or a hustler. 

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    1 hr and 9 mins
  • May 15 2022

    A long time ago...1983 in fact...in a galaxy...that was the Milky Way, the final film in the original Star Wars saga, Return of the Jedi, took the world by storm. Donned in plaid, filmmaker George Lucas did his best to bring his three-film vision to a satisfying conclusion as men, women, scoundrels, wookies, worms, robots, and fuzzy dwarfs duke it out for the fate of the galaxy. Starring the immortal cast of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, and Frank Oz, ROTJ made nearly $500M on a $40M budget and was felt by some to not quite live up to the previous two movies, while others praised it as a satisfying end to a space opera the likes of which nobody had seen before. But 40 years and six Star Wars movies later, does it hold up? Listen as Jon, Colin, and the glowing ghost of Brent discuss overconfident slugs, amazingly well-planned rescue operations, and the emperor's lack of risk assessments in his traps as we determine if the Jedi should return in full, or suffocate from the toxic fumes that come from Vader's body BBQ.

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    1 hr and 26 mins
  • May 8 2022

    In 2002 Danny DeVito brought us his dark comedy, Death to Smoochy, a view into the savage underside of children’s shows. Death to Smoochy opens with Rainbow Randolph, a celebrated children's show host who is disgraced and fired after being caught taking bribes. As a result, the network hires Smoochy to replace him but Randolph works to sabotage him in the background. This flick has a great cast starring: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito, and Jon Stewart. DtS was made for $50 million but only made $8 million and wasn’t received well critically. Why are we doing it? Because we liked it and we wanted to see if we still do, so…does this hold up? Listen in as Jon, Colin, and Brent debate children's show ethics and stepfathers as we try to determine if this one is worth signing for a year, or if we too want death for Smoochy.

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    1 hr and 1 min

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