Ever wonder why some movies and musicians hold up ten or twenty years later, while others Kevin-Costner away into obscurity? On this podcast, the Cracked gang explains why 'The Shawshank Redemption' is a timeless classic, but 'Dances with Wolves' physically hurts to watch. Jack O'Brien, Michael Swaim and Adam Ganser go head-to-head with the films and pop songs they loved as kids. No one's childhood will emerge unscathed.
It's pretty safe to say that after years of Sherlock Holmes adaptations and countless CBS crime procedurals, most people with a pretty steady diet of TV and movies think they're pretty good armchair psychologists.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Believe it or not, Matthew McConaughey's thesis (from behind a bookshelf inside a black hole) that love is the most powerful force in the universe isn't the most scientifically accurate thing Hollywood has offered us lately.