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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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Hellraiser: Hellseeker - Donate today and keep Now Playing playing!

12/8/2017
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The sixth installment of Hellraiser goes searching for the series’ original Last Girl, Ashley Laurence. But no one has seen Kirsty Cotton-Gooden since her shady husband Trevor (Dean Winters) drove their car off a bridge. Eels and sex tapes are among the treasures that Hellseekers Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart dredge up as they mine the watery depths of the franchise. Will they find some Green Arrows inside this DVD box too? Donate Now and find out! Now Playing is a podcast with no sponsors or...

Duration: 00:12:28


Death Sentence

12/5/2017
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Saw director James Wan wished to leave the horror genre behind when he signed on to adapt Death Sentence - author Brian Garfield’s previously unmade sequel novel to Death Wish. A buttoned-down Kevin Bacon cuts loose, kicks off his Sunday shoes, and follows in the footsteps of Charles Bronson’s pistol packin’ Paul Kersey once a street gang targets his perfect family. Listen now and find out if Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart give this failed reboot a stay of execution.

Duration: 01:14:07


Hellraiser: Inferno - Plus A Donation Christmas Carol!

12/1/2017
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Q: What’s a seven letter word for a diminished movie series? A: INFERNO. The fifth installment of the Hellraiser franchise returned to Earth, bypassed theaters, and banished Pinhead to a DVD box. But the Cenobite still hopes to make legendary suffering by collaborating with future Sinister and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, and facing off with a dirty Denver cop (Nightbreed star Craig Sheffer) who fingers Pinhead for a series of occult murders. Donate Today to learn if Arnie,...

Duration: 00:13:57


Kingsman: The Golden Circle

11/30/2017
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Fledgling spy Eggsy Unwin (Taron Egerton) barely had time to assume his place as Galahad before chirpy drug czar Poppy Adams (Julianne Moore) reduced the whole Kingsman Round Table to rubble. Now the English gentleman must dust off his suit and accept assistance from newfound American allies Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, and Pedro Pascal. How many shots of whiskey will it take to ply recommends from Yank hosts Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob? Their review of this highly anticipated...

Duration: 02:07:14


Death Wish V: The Face of Death

11/28/2017
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It was Charles Bronson’s wish to never reprise the role of vigilante Paul Kersey after Death Wish IV. So movie producers found $5 million reasons for the 72 year old actor to star as their Face of Death one last time. This fifth chapter sends Kersey into the underbelly of New York City’s garment district, where the tough guy hunts the cannoli-loving transvestite mobsters who disfigured his clothing designer fiancee and stole away his surrogate daughter. Do Jakob, Stuart and Arnie find this...

Duration: 01:13:47


Hellraiser IV: Bloodline

11/24/2017
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Humble 18th Century toy maker Phillip L’Merchant put a curse on his Bloodline the day he manufactured a puzzle box that opened a portal to Hell. Now it falls to L’Merchant’s descendants in modern day New York, as well as on a futuristic space station, to build a trap big enough to recapture demon Angelique and her Cenobite co-conspirator Pinhead. Donate now to hear Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart beam aboard this ambitious fourth installment of the Hellraiser franchise and boldly go where...

Duration: 00:15:09


Justice League

11/21/2017
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How does a DC Comics super-team come together when the Man of Steel is dead, Batman is suicidal, Wonder Woman won’t lead, and the most promising recruits are an aloof Merman, a renegade robot, and a neurotic runner who’d rather eat than fight? It will take the Classic Rock threat of Steppenwolf, reuniting with the Mother Boxes of Invention, to unify this Justice League. But is there any hope for Recommendations from Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie when the clashing visions of director Zack Snyder...

Duration: 02:00:20


Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

11/17/2017
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Pinhead is back and ready to turn New York City into a HELL ON EARTH! But first the Cenobite will need to convince a sadistic nightclub owner to free him from the carbonite confines of a modern art sculpture. Meanwhile a leggy TV journalist with daddy issues, partnering with a homeless Goth girl and the ghost of a WWI soldier, search for a way to put Pinhead back inside his box. Donate now to find out if Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart can find room in their hellbound hearts for this third...

Duration: 00:15:05


Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

11/14/2017
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Paul Kersey gets topical with his fourth killing spree in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown! This time he’s going to whack the crack dealers in Los Angeles. It’s the type of film only Cannon Films could make. But is it any good? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

Duration: 01:15:13


Hellbound; Hellraiser II

11/10/2017
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For its second film the Hellraiser series was Hellbound, bringing back Pinhead and the Cenobites from the first film, and adding a few new twists. The mythology deepened, but the central struggle remained between Julia (Clare Higgins) and step-daughter Kirstie (Ashley Lawrence). Is this labyrinthine vision of hell pain or pleasure for horror movie fans? Find out! Open the box–donate to Now Playing and get hooked on this review!

Duration: 00:13:36


Thor: Ragnarok

11/7/2017
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The God of Thunder was ready to change his image after Now Playing and so many others hammered his solo films as the silliest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Third effort Ragnarok not only puts Thor in the arena with longtime frenemies Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), but pits him against powerful new characters Hela (Cate Blanchett), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), and Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Should the studly superhero have been so quick to chop off his golden hair, or...

Duration: 01:52:33


Hellraiser

11/3/2017
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Clive Barker exploded onto the horror scene in the mid ’80s, bringing a fleshy physicality to his tales and pushing body horror to new extremes. His landmark creation is Hellraiser – his directorial debut. 30 years later it stands as a seminal horror film and Barker’s greatest achievement. The series’ biggest star is Pinhead who’s pierced visage has graced countless toys, T-Shirts, and tattoos. Ironically, he and his cenobites were but bit players in Barker’s original tale of terror. Now,...

Duration: 00:14:04


Jigsaw

10/31/2017
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Seven Year’s Later…it’s again Halloween; it’s again Now Playing reviewing Saw! The “torture porn” genre had fallen out of vogue, and Saw’s grosses fell to match. Now, not quite a decade later, is the world ready for more traps and (plot) twists? Does the Saw cut as deep in its eighth iteration? Strap on your bucket and join Arnie, Jakob, and Marjorie to find out!

Duration: 01:13:52


Leatherface (2017)

10/24/2017
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Texas Chainsaw 3D was a success in 2013, but the fast-tracked sequel got mired in studio bureaucracy and changes in creative teams. Finally, nearly five years later, comes Leatherface–a prequel to Tobe Hooper’s original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It has been available to DirecTV customers for the past month, but now it’s streaming through all major platforms. Can this new prequel give a better origin story for Leatherface than Platinum Dunes’ attempt? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Brock to...

Duration: 01:34:16


Phantasm: RaVager - A Podcast Skit and Preview

10/20/2017
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The Tall Man has a message for you! Want to hear it? Join him, Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob in this special preview for their bonus review of Phantasm: RaVager. Then go to Now Playing’s Website to hear the entire retrospective series!

Duration: 00:15:03


Death Wish 3

10/17/2017
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Paul Kersey has returned to New York (or London). He didn’t come intending to fight a gang war, but he finds his war buddy gunned down. It’s a fight Kersey didn’t start, but he intends to finish it in Death Wish 3. It’s the first Death Wish that is officially a Cannon film. Does their Over the Top aesthetic help Charles Bronson’s franchise? Join the Now Playing Podcast hosts to find out!

Duration: 01:32:50


Get Out - A Podcast Preview

10/16/2017
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Before February, 2017 Jordan Peele was best known as the comedian partner of Keegan-Michael Key. But his unexpected feature directorial debut Get Out–a horror film–was a smash hit that changed how fans thought of Peele. It was a critical success, and broke several box-office records. Now the Now Playing hosts Get In on the conversation. Now Playing Patrons can hear their review of the year’s most-talked-about horror film. You can get this review now and help support Now Playing! It is...

Duration: 00:15:40


Phantasm: OblIVion - A Podcast Preview

10/13/2017
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The fourth Phantasm film was shaping up to be major. Written by Pulp Fiction Academy Award Winning writer Roger Avary, the film would be a post-apocalyptic action film starring Bruce Campbell! But…that’s not the film that was made. Unable to find the money for that film, Don Coscarelli and company made a film that didn’t go to the future, but instead to the past. Is this The Tall Man’s Oblivion? Donate to Now Playing and hear all about the film that was made, and the film that wasn’t!

Duration: 00:15:02


Blade Runner 2049

10/10/2017
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In the early ’80s, the dawn of home video, it would be easy to think movies had a lifespan of only four years. But Ridley Scott’s creation Blade Runner escaped box-office failure to find its own life. Its imagery still influences artists 35 years after being released, and it’s spawned novels, video games, and more. But now this dystopian vision returns to big screens with a sequel: Blade Runner 2049. Harrison Ford returns as Deckard, a man with secrets sought after by a new Blade Runner...

Duration: 01:54:47


Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead - A Podcast Preview

10/6/2017
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After Phantasm II the series’ theatrical releases came to an end, but that didn’t stop The Tall Man’s plot. Here in the third Phantasm the cast has grown, the gore is more graphic, and original star A. Michael Baldwin is back. Is the third time the charm for this sci-fi horror series? Donate to Now Playing to find out!

Duration: 00:13:24

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