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Defocused 315: Bingo Card of the Damned

You don’t become a super-villain by going home early.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Todd Vaziri

The Incomparable 482: A Problematic Hen

Your voice is your passport, so prepare to be verified. We discuss 1992’s “Sneakers,” a spy/heist thriller in which a team of smart people solve puzzles while trying to navigate the NSA, Russian spies, and an angry genius who works for the mob and is trying to overthrow the world order. Yes, star Robert Redford rolled a very high Charisma score, but the rest of the cast is also amazing.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Erika Ensign, John Siracusa and Casey Liss

Myke at the Movies 5: "Sneakers"

Casey makes Myke watch 1992’s star-studded techno-heist film “Sneakers.”

Myke Hurley with Casey Liss

Not Playing with Lex and Dan 2.11: Finders Sneakers

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 Lex repeatedly attempted to confuse with the Angelina Jolie starrer Hackers. Sneakers is not Hackers, as Dan patiently explained to Lex. Repeatedly. For a movie about cryptography and hacking, Sneakers holds up surprisingly well.

Hot topics include Lex’s confusion between Robert Redford and Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley’s New Jersey accent or lack thereof, and stock characters.

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Lex Friedman and Dan Moren