Afternoon Snack Paks



Two friends make it their mission to get through AFI's Top 100 movie list. It'll be a long road but we hope you share in our journey. (It used to be three.)AFI's list can be found here: song courtesy of freemusicarchive.orgArtist: Vita and the WoolfSong: AshaSend your questions, comments, and love notes to:[email protected]


  • Episode #22 - #80 TheApartment (1960)

    06/02/2020 Duração: 01h07s

    What a time to be alive... if you were an executive in New York City in 1960! Thank goodness, we live in 2020 (and beyond, if you happen to listen to this later!) Did we make it better? You tell us!

  • We talk about the upcoming 2020 Oscar Awards

    31/01/2020 Duração: 08min

    We take stabs in the dark on who'll end up with the Oscars from this year's nominations! Peer into our souls! We dare you!

  • Epidode # 21 - #81 Spartacus (1960)

    16/11/2019 Duração: 37min

    Like mighty gladiators, Matt, Harrison, and Liz slay your doldrums with insightful commentary and new scenes that would make even Spartacus say, "They are better!" Harrison said that it's #80 (it's actually #81) and he was so wrong about it. He thought about just re-recording the whole thing but the others would surely kill him. Guest Liz Reuss joins us for the fun! Twitter: liz_reuss Instagram: lizrollsreuss

  • Episode #20 - #82 Sunrise (1927)

    14/05/2019 Duração: 36min

    The conceit of "We Made It Better" is that we think it can move up... provided there were some changes. AFI ranks this as #82 but after our changes, who knows?! Matt and Harrison make it better.

  • Avengers Endgame Nugget

    14/05/2019 Duração: 01min

    Matt and Harrison delve into the real world effects of Thano's snap aka The Decimation and what would happen if people came back 5 years later.

  • Episode #19 - #83 Titanic (1997)

    11/11/2017 Duração: 01h54min

    Heather is back! Maybe we'll just do episodes when the three of us are all together. Iceberg ahead?! We go through the wonder that is Titanic!

  • Episode #18 - #84 Easy Rider (1969)

    19/07/2017 Duração: 01h01min

    We went looking for the American Dream and we couldn't find it anywhere. "Easy Rider" is positioned as the best road trip movie by many. We take a long trip with this one as we travel with them to the Big Easy and then to parts unknown. We thank Pat Tamisiea for joinging us on this one!

  • Episode #17- #85 A Night at the Opera (1935)

    26/06/2017 Duração: 51min

    Our first entry on to the list from the legendary Marx Brothers! There's some nuggets of goodness from this movie although all I could think is that everyone associated with the film is probably now passed on. Tragedy + Time = Comedy Enjoy our take at "A Night at the Opera"!

  • Episode #16 - #86 Platoon (1986)

    18/05/2017 Duração: 01h02min

    Sorry about the sound quality on this one. I'm not sure what happened but if you like muffled, electronica -- strap on your diaper. For #86, we visit "Platoon". It's a harrowing look into the human animal situated in a war far from home. Charlie Sheen has HIV now. If you wanted to see how he rose, here's probably where it all started.

  • Episode #15 - #87 12 Angry Men (1957)

    10/04/2017 Duração: 01h11min

    Afternoon Snack Paks is back! And we tackle whether or not justice was served in "12 Angry Men". Harrison gives thanks to his 7th grade teacher AND this website: Also, Matt has celestial bodies in his pants, ladies. Anyway, what did you think?

  • Episode #14 - #88 Bringing Up Baby (1938)

    22/03/2017 Duração: 01h07min

    According to many people, this movie defines the genre of "screwball comedy". It's a pretty simple formula: add a couple of leopards, an heiress, a paleontologist, and a million dollars and you'll end up with hi-jinx galore! Christine Lin joins us for a ride into the beautiful and the absurd.

  • Harrison Hates Love Actually

    22/03/2017 Duração: 46s

    There's actually going to be a "Love Actually" sequel coming out. Not as a movie of course. RIP Alan Rickman. You dodged a bullet.

  • Episode #13 - #89 Sixth Sense (1999)

    07/02/2017 Duração: 49min

    Be break into the 80s on the list and what a way to do so! At first you think it's going one way and then BOOM we hit you over the head with a twist so awesome you have to completely recontextualize your life!! Enjoy!

  • Episode #12 - #90 Swing Time (1936)

    07/02/2017 Duração: 50min

    It's been a long, long time but here we are in 2017. Unfortunately, we lost Heather to Chicago but we wish nothing but happiness for her as she hopefully finds her cousin, Balky. #90 is "Swing Time". It's quite a hoot of a film and there's a hum-dinger of what is supposed to be a homage. We'll not spoil you here, fair listener! Enjoy!

  • Episode #11 - #91 Sophie's Choice (1982)

    08/06/2016 Duração: 01h19min

    Starring Meryl Streep, who gives a performance that's one for the ages, we follow the life of a simple woman named Sophie. Polish in origin, yet punished to go to Auschwitz, she's given an impossible choice. Thus, the movie. Anyhoo, Heather, Matt, and Harrison tackle the drama that is "Sophie's Choice" and the enigma that is Stingo.

  • Why we do this. It's edutainment!

    03/06/2016 Duração: 03min

    Here's a snack of the upcoming episode of "Sophie's Choice". We discuss we we do this. (Hint -- there's a lot of "e" involved.) Also, Matt goes out on a limb.

  • Episode #10 - Goodfellas (1990)

    16/05/2016 Duração: 01h26min

    Are we only 10% done? The answer is no because I'm sure we'll probably end up pulling a "Love Actually" and doing other movies outside this list. But bear in mind, we don't do this for us, we do this for you. And we respond to our second email! Goodfellas is a story of three good friends -- albeit one's a psychopath. It's just like Harrison, Heather, and Matt! You'll have to decide who's the Tommy DeVito in this group! Enjoy!

  • Pirates? Ninjas? Mafia?

    14/05/2016 Duração: 03min

    Clearly there's a romanticized view of mafia life in "Goodfellas". . . at least when they're not being pinched. Heather, Matt, and Harrison pick their sides.

  • Episode #9 - #93 The French Connection (1971)

    18/04/2016 Duração: 58min

    A storied car chase through the girders of New York City defines a movie that unfortunately has not aged well. He's your uncle who got drunk at the family reunion and hit on your girlfriend. By the way, thanks for writing in, Brian, but your email arrived after we already recorded this one! We'll address your email in the next episode!

  • When Heather met Roy

    12/04/2016 Duração: 05min

    Heather recounts when she met Roy Scheider! We're going to need a bigger player!

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