21 “Old School” (with Aaron Kheifets and Dan Glaser)

January 14, 2019

Sean Kilby is joined by Aaron Kheifets and Dan Glaser to discuss the original frat pack movie Old School.

It's been nearly 16 years since this movie debuted in theaters and helped define a generation of bro-comedy. Will Ferrell shines in what is surely his breakout role, and a multitude of comedies were spawned by this cult hit. But is the film still funny today? And does the cult status live up to expectations? We dive into a theory that this is just the comedy version of Fight Club and ask whether or not the film's ending makes any sense. Find out if Old School holds up!

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20 “It’s a Wonderful Life” (with John DiLeo and Susie Kemple)

December 21, 2018

Merry Christmas! Sean Kilby is back with a special present for you: an extra-long episode featuring his favorite Christmas movie! This week he's joined by John DiLeo and Susie Kemple to discuss It's a Wonderful Life.

Although it was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar in 1947, this movie was largely forgotten until 1976 when it fell into public domain and began playing on national television each year (free of charge). This led to a new audience falling in love with the film all over again. Since that time, it has continued to hold its place as perhaps the most beloved Christmas movie of all. But what makes this movie so special? And why was it not appreciated in its own time? Film Historian John DiLeo offers us a better understanding of the world of film at the time this movie came out. Meanwhile, Sean and Susie share some of their favorite moments from a film they've both seen more times than they can count. We discuss which elements of the movie hold up best and which simply don't hold up at all. Plus, Sean shares his list of theories and unanswered questions from a film that came out 72 years ago this week.

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19 “Rocky IV” (with Derek and Romaine)

December 10, 2018

Sean Kilby is joined by radio personalities Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson of The Derek and Romaine Show to discuss the cold war classic Rocky 4.

We dive deep into the Rocky series and how this movie stacks up among all eight films. Romaine shares her love for this movie, which she has seen upwards of 40 times. Derek provides a bit of comic relief and some valuable insights into where this film fit into the political landscape when it came out in 1985, as well as some thoughts on why it became the most successful film in the franchise. Plus, we discuss the best quotes (in what is a very quotable movie), the cringiest moments, Ivan Drago's shorts, and a few interesting fan theories that you may have missed. Find out whether or not the Rocky IV holds up!

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Find The Derek and Romaine Show at DerekandRomaine.com

You can follow Derek on Twitter @wastesyourtime and on Instagram @DNRShow

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18 “Real Housewives of Orange County” (with Daniella Pineda and Chanel Omari)

December 3, 2018

Sean Kilby is joined by actress Daniella Pineda and reality/radio personality Chanel Omari to discuss the very first episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County (Season 1, Episode 1).

Daniella is a Bravo obsessive and Chanel is a former Bravo-lebrity herself, so both guests were excited to rewatch the one that started it all. This episode of Hold Up isn't just for fans of the Housewives franchise either. We also chat about our favorite reality TV shows from the early days of the genre and discuss how reality TV has evolved over the years. Real Housewives has changed considerably since it first aired in 2006, so we talk about which choices Bravo got right and which choices they got wrong at the very beginning. Opinions differ on just how well The Real Housewives of of the OC holds up today.

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You can follow Chanel on Instagram @chanelomari and on Twitter @ChanelOmari

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17 “Jumanji” (with Michelle Ciciyasvili and Susie Kemple)

November 26, 2018

Sean Kilby is joined by Michelle Ciciyasvili and Susie Kemple to discuss the classic Robin Williams children's movie Jumanji.

This movie hit theaters 23 years ago and holds a special place in the hearts of all 90's kids. It stands as one of the best examples of a Robin Williams movie that delicately toes the line between sadness and hijinks, while still maintaining a sense of adventure. Does this movie still feel as thrilling as it did the day it came out? Was it too scary for children to watch both then and now? And which of the magical threats that burst forth from the Jumanji game do we consider the most terrifying? All that and more is discussed on this episode of Hold Up Hold Up.

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16 “Hold Up Pitch Meeting #1″ (with Aaron Kheifets and Nathaniel Kloke)

November 19, 2018

Sean Kilby is joined by Aaron Kheifets and Nathaniel Kloke for the first ever Hold Up Pitch Meeting. We look back at the last 15 episodes of Hold Up Hold Up by pitching a make-believe remake, sequel or reboot of each movie (or TV show) discussed so far.

Sean, Aaron and Kloke each select 5 movies (or TV shows) apiece and take turns pitching their very best reboot ideas for today's audience. Harry Potter as a Netflix show? Lethal Weapon in the old west? West Side story as a battle (for love) between Tupac and Biggie? All that and more is discussed in this very special episode of Hold Up Hold Up!

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15 “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (with John Thrasher and Susie Kemple)

November 13, 2018

Sean Kilby is joined by John Thrasher and Susie Kemple to discuss the first movie in the Harry Potter series.

All three are fans of the Harry Potter series, but after 17 years will we all still love the first movie? We discuss the best and worst visual effects, as well as the casting choices in the film. And we dive deep into what does and does not hold up after so much time.

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And download Martinis and Murder on iTunes: Martinis & Murder iTunes

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14 “The Sopranos” (with Taylor Strecker)

November 5, 2018

Host Sean Kilby is joined by radio host Taylor Strecker to discuss the controversial (and widely criticized) finale to The Sopranos.

First airing in 2007, this episode is notable for concluding one of the most revered shows of all time, and for its famous cut to black in the closing scene. Does The Sopranos live up to its celebrated role in the television pantheon? Will the cut to black still make Taylor angry? And how will this episode hold up to scrutiny all these years later, even if we see the twist coming?

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You can find Taylor Strecker on taylorstrecker.com and follow her at @taylorstrecker

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13 “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (with Daryn Carp and Aaron Kheifets)

October 29, 2018

Sean Kilby is joined by Daryn Carp and Aaron Kheifets to discuss the horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street.

It's Halloween time, which means we're looking back at a dated horror classic. Freddy Kruger is one of the most iconic horror villains of all time. Written and Directed by Wes Craven, this movie debuted in 1984 and helped reshape the genre. But does the movie hold up to scrutiny all these years later?

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12 “Back to the Future” (with Aaron Kheifets and Jorge Morales)

October 22, 2018

Sean Kilby is joined by Aaron Kheifets and Jorge Morales to discuss the 80’s classic Back to the Future.

This is Sean’s favorite movie of all time and considered one of the tightest scripts ever written. We go deep on trivia, including who almost played Marty McFly and how the movie almost got a different title. Everyone disagrees on the best scene in the movie (of which there are many great options). And we debate which gag hidden in the plot of the movie stands out the best. Is it when Marty invents skateboarding? Or when he invents rock and roll? Or one of the countless other options? Listen along as we discuss! 

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