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Join us for in-depth reviews and commentary on some of your favorite movies, both new films in theaters as well as reviews of every installment of some of Hollywood's longest running franchises.

Join us for in-depth reviews and commentary on some of your favorite movies, both new films in theaters as well as reviews of every installment of some of Hollywood's longest running franchises.
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Join us for in-depth reviews and commentary on some of your favorite movies, both new films in theaters as well as reviews of every installment of some of Hollywood's longest running franchises.

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English


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Terminator: Dark Fate

11/5/2019
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Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) thought she saved humanity from a SkyNet future of robot domination. So it’s ironic that new cybernetic menace Legion has come online in the year 2020, and it’s now Sarah’s Dark Fate to protect new target Dani (Natalia Reyes) from a new Terminator. Will the arrival of augmented future soldier Grace (Mackenzie Davis) increase their chances of success? Or is it curtains for James Cameron’s flagship franchise (and if so, are they polka dot or butterfly drapes)?...

Duration:01:55:07

3 From Hell

10/29/2019
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For nearly a decade Devil's Rejects stars Bill Moseley and Sid Haig, plus series creator Rob Zombie, said the series--like its main characters--was dead. 10 years and several flops later, the Firefly family is back from the dead! How does Zombie explain this away? And are these 3 From Hell as dangerous in 1988 as they were in the '70s? Join our three podcast hosts from hell, Marjorie, Brock, and Arnie, to find out!

Duration:01:34:16

Trick or Treat! Put a donation in Now Playing's bag and get treated with our ZOMBIELAND 2 review!

10/25/2019
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Rule #1 when you’re producing a sequel: Bring back everyone that made the first film successful. It took a decade, and probably more than a few Twinkies, but director Ruben Fleischer has managed to "Double Tap" Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone for a second trip to Zombieland! Can the foursome teach Generation Z how to fight a ferocious new strain of undead? And is the Oval Office or Graceland a better place to wait out the apocalypse? Find out when you...

Duration:00:07:17

Doom: Annihilation

10/22/2019
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Now Playing Arcade podcasters Justin, Arnie, and Stuart thought that first-person shooter Doom had already done a bang-up job destroying the video game’s appeal on the big screen with the Dwayne Johnson/Karl Urban 2005 movie. Second chapter Annihilation returns to finish the job with a squad of no-name Marines on a mission to mow down rubber suit demons and zombies in lab coats on a Martian moonbase. Have the hosts opened a portal to hell or the next level in camp comedy? Strap on some...

Duration:01:17:24

Now Playing's ZOMBIELAND Review -- Available now!

10/18/2019
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Rule #1: if you want to survive the 2009 horror-comedy Zombieland: Find a Friend in Now Playing! Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart will be doing lots of cardio to keep pace with the last four humans in America, as they make their way to a California amusement park overrun with undead. Donate for Silver Level this fall and learn to enjoy the little things - Jesse Eisenberg trying to wallpaper the closet with Emma Stone; Woody Harrelson extolling the virtues of fresh Twinkies; and the shocking...

Duration:00:07:57

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

10/15/2019
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Charlie's Angels returned in 2003...and so did Demi Moore. The superstar actress' Q-Score had fallen in the decade since her big hits Indecent Proposal and Ghost, but she was set to rise again as former Angel Madison Lee in this action sequel. Does she shine against then-box office champ Cameron Diaz? Does Moore even get enough screen time when squeezed into a cast with Bernie Mac, Crispin Glover, Justin Theroux, Robert Patrick, Shia LaBeouf, Luke Wilson, John Cleese, and Matt LeBlanc? Get...

Duration:01:32:51

Joker

10/8/2019
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It’s Arthur Fleck, better known as Joker! Before becoming Batman’s #1 nemesis, the Clown Prince of Crime was just a struggling stand-up comic doing his best to make the public smile on the mean streets of Gotham. Can Joaquin Phoenix convince the Now Playing hosts that heartless millionaires like mayoral candidate (and father of Bruce) Thomas Wanye are the true enemies of the people? And is Hangover director Todd Phillips making a Scorsese inspired tragedy, or Trumpian comedy, out of this...

Duration:02:11:42

I Am Legend - Fall Donation Preview

10/5/2019
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Good news! In the new Willennium, cancer has been cured. Bad news! New York City is now full of bloodthirsty Darkseekers who want to get jiggy with last man on earth Will Smith in the third telling of I Am Legend. Should the buff virologist spend less of his day doing pull-ups, deer hunting in Times Square, and watching Shrek, and put more energy towards reversing Krippin Virus? Or is life in the Big Apple better when you only have to make conversation with a dog and a bunch of mannequins?...

Duration:00:16:02

Charlie's Angels (2000)

10/1/2019
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"Girl Power!" The sentiment continues, but the look has changed dramatically since the era of Spice Girls and, this week's movie review, 2000's Charlie's Angels. Listen now as our hosts remember what feminism looked like--in an unzipped mechanic's jumpsuit--as Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu update the Angels for a new millennium!

Duration:01:30:56

The Omega Man - Fall Donation Preview

9/27/2019
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Hollywood legend Charlton Heston went from Alpha male on Planet of the Apes to The Omega Man - the last human alive in a Los Angeles devastated by germ warfare. Does the NRA spokesman have enough bullets to fend off the hordes of mutant albinos that besiege his "honky paradise" each night? And do all those vaccines protect Chuck from his lustful feelings for foxy "last woman" Rosalind Cash? Join the Silver Level Family this fall to hear Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob burn down this ‘70s camp...

Duration:00:14:11

Rambo: Last Blood

9/24/2019
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It's been 11 years. The world has changed. John Rambo, however, has not--he's just tried to keep a lid on it. That lid blows when his "niece" is abducted by a Mexican cartel, and Rambo is out for Last Blood. Should this be Rambo's final mission? Join Arnie, Brock, and Jakob for this review to find out!

Duration:01:41:34

The Last Man On Earth - Fall Donation Preview

9/20/2019
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40 years before Will Smith single-handedly took on a New York City overrun with walking dead, horror movie icon Vincent Price searched for a cure for vampirism as The Last Man On Earth. How well does the lonely, lustful shut-in navigate the first official zombie apocalypse ever filmed? You’ll find out when you sign up for Silver Level this fall, and follow Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie as they dissect all the cinematic permutations of the classic Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend. Donate Now...

Duration:00:19:12

Charlie's Angels (1976)

9/17/2019
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Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy... With those words Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg created a television sensation: Charlie's Angels. It was an instant television sensation. And in the 43 years since it premiered on TV it had two theatrical films, a 2011 reboot, plus an upcoming new film! Join Arnie, Marjorie, and Jakob as they go back to where it all began--on the 480i TV screens in 1976.

Duration:01:06:23

It: Chapter 2

9/10/2019
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It’s 2016, and The Losers Club is all grown up and ready for a rematch with It. Chapter II finds Pennywise waking from his 27 year nap hangry, homicidal, and hot to dance with old Derry foes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader. Can arcade tokens, yearbook pages, a bunch of shower caps, and other artifacts from an ‘80s childhood be used to complete a Native American ritual that will ‘eighty-six’ this shape-shifting space clown for good? Listen and Find Out!

Duration:03:08:04

The Abyss - For Annual Subscribers

9/7/2019
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Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie are diving deep into The Abyss - the final film in Now Playing’s Gold Level Summer of 1989 Series! A decade before re-staging the sinking of Titanic, director James Cameron sent the crew of a submersible oil rig into a bottomless ocean pit to salvage a foundered nuclear submarine. Will paranoid Navy Seal Michael Biehn start World War III when a race of aquatic aliens start sticking their water tentacles into his mission? And how well can Ed Harris scream at his...

Duration:02:09:18

It (2017)

9/3/2019
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30 years after massacring trees and dominating bookshelf space everywhere, Stephen King’s monster novel It transformed into the biggest horror movie of all-time! Chapter One focuses on The Losers Club - a group of misfit kids investigating the stranger things occurring in their cursed small town. Will stuttering leader Bill (Jaeden Martell) find his missing brother alive in the city’s waterworks? Can new kid on the block Ben (Jeremy Ray Taylor) woo crush Beverly (Sophia Lillis) while...

Duration:01:59:19

It (1990)

8/27/2019
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Were executives at the ABC network Pennywise or pound foolish for thinking Stephen King’s gory, gigantic novel IT could float on 1990s prime time television alongside family-oriented hits Who’s The Boss and The Wonder Years? Tim Curry’s dancing clown did his best to lure the censors into the sewer as he terrorizes the children of Derry, Maine in a highly rated two-part miniseries. Make a pact to join podcasters Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob as they stare into the deadlights (and take shots at...

Duration:02:18:53

The Angry Birds Movie 2

8/20/2019
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Mortal enemies come together like bacon and eggs in The Angry Birds Movie 2, as cranky cardinal Red (Jason Sudeikis) and green pig Leonard (Bill Hader) team up to stop mysterious balls of ice from flattening their respective island homes. Is this sequel "poultry in motion" now that new writers, directors, and Saturday Night Live cast members Leslie Jones and Pete Davidson have joined the nest? Or is the cartoon an albatross around the podcasters’ necks as they try to soar through Now...

Duration:01:22:01

The Kitchen

8/13/2019
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DC Comics cooks up a new take on the gangster genre with the release of The Kitchen. Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss star as a trio of marginalized mob wives who must find a way to put food on the table when their Irish hood husbands are busted for armed robbery. Is 1970s midtown Manhattan better off under the protection of wisegals who know how to clean up a blood stain? And should this dish have been seasoned with more of these ladies’ trademark comedy? Do it for the...

Duration:01:35:57

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

8/7/2019
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Someone opened a cold can of whoopass, and now "Mike Oxmall" and "Franz Grubar" - a crime fighting duo better known as Hobbs & Shaw - are storming the multiplex and hijacking the Fast and Furious franchise. Will Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham be at each other’s throats for their entire spin-off movie? Or can they find a way to work together to defeat "Black Superman" Idris Elba, and track down the carrier of a deadly virus (Vanessa Kirby)? Trust your Now Playing Family to tell...

Duration:01:12:44