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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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Black Panther

2/20/2018
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Chadwick Boseman bounds to the screen as Black Panther - the latest Marvel superhero to leap from comic pages into his own blockbuster movie. Will the newly crowned African Avenger continue to hide his technologically-advanced kingdom from the exploitative Western world? Or will Oakland militant Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) usurp the vibranium throne and use Wakandan firepower to finally Kill Whitey? The revolution will not be televised… but colonizers Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart will...

Duration:02:11:00

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

2/13/2018
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It took 15 years for filmmakers to hit the reset button on Street Fighter, with a second movie ditching JCVD’s paramilitary squad in favor of an origin story for kung fu pianist Chun-Li. Does Smallville star Kristin Kreuk prove legendary in the title role? Is Oscar-nominated giant Michael Clarke Duncan slumming for work by teaming up with unconscionable real estate developer Bison (Neal McDonough)? Is embarrassment the reason Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo won’t remove that mask? I gotta...

Duration:01:35:24

Street Fighter

2/6/2018
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Podcasters Justin, Stuart, and Arnie have been taken hostage by Street Fighter, the infamous 1994 movie adaptation of the popular arcade fighting game. How much Van Damme-age can the boys withstand when the “Muscles From Brussels” goes American in a blue beret to beat down villainous megalomaniac Bison (the last movie role for terminal song-and dance man Raul Julia). And does this Shadaloo showdown improve when con artists Ryu and Ken, yellow-skinned mutant Blanka, fake news crew Chun-Li,...

Duration:01:43:27

Double Dragon

1/30/2018
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The fly-kicking Lee Brothers were quick to mimic Mario’s leap from coin-ops and cartoons to a live-action feature film… and just as quick to fail. The 1994 action flick Double Dragon finds video game heroes Billy Lee (Party of Five heartthrob Scott Wolf) and Jimmy Lee (martial artist Mark Dacascos) scouring post-apocalyptic LA for the second half of a magic medallion. Will Justin, Arnie, and Stuart find their battle with Robert “T-1000″ Patrick less tortuous than a repeated knee to the...

Duration:01:33:30

Super Mario Bros.

1/23/2018
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Pixelated plumbers Mario and Luigi spent a decade warping through various video games, cartoons, and comic books before finally arriving on the big screen as Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo in the 1993 live action adventure Super Mario Bros. Hosts Justin, Stuart, and Arnie dredge up this moldy oldie to assess whether Hollywood’s first attempt at adapting an arcade hit deserved to Bob-omb so badly. Devolve your lizard brain and listen to this super show now.

Duration:01:58:47

Hellraiser - Pinhead’s JUDGMENT - An Interview With Paul T. Taylor

1/19/2018
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In the tenth HELLRAISER film a new actor gets nailed with the starring role — Paul T. Taylor. In this video Taylor discusses his acting past, how he got the role, how the production went, and his hopes on how the new HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT is judged by…

Duration:00:24:50

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

1/16/2018
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The Now Playing Arcade is now open! Justin, Stuart, and Arnie are reviewing every movie based on a video game in a new retrospective that kicks off with The King Of Kong. Is this 2006 documentary about the heyday of coin-op machines (and the geeks who never stopped playing them) worth your quarters? Listen now and find out!

Duration:01:37:34

Insidious: The Lost Key

1/9/2018
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Before elderly psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) faced her mortality battling “Veilhead” in Insidious, she had to confront literal and figurative skeletons in her family closet. New prequel The Last Key shows the Spectral Sightings team going back to Elise’s childhood home and taking on “Keyface”, a demon who locks up your vocal cords and preys on your most violent thoughts. But can he silence criticisms that Arnie, Marjorie, and Stuart previously voiced about this franchise, and deliver...

Duration:01:36:26

The Disaster Artist

12/31/2017
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Cult audiences love midnight movie The Room for being crazy melodrama, but the story of how it got made might be even more nuts. Does James Franco show his talent, or just his ass, stepping into the skin of wannabe writer/director/actor Tommy Wiseau? And will Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart find a new appreciation for this Disaster Artist when the truth behind his bad plots is dramatized? Listen now and find out!

Duration:01:41:46

The Room

12/26/2017
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Audiences have been tearing delusional actor/writer/director Tommy Wiseau apart for the last 14 years over his self-funded melodrama The Room. Can you ever really trust anyone who would recommend a movie this preposterous? Oh hi Jakob! Three’s a crowd when the die hard Room-mate, his best friend Arnie, and manipulative bitch Stuart come together to explore this midnight movie phenomenon.

Duration:01:30:07

The Last Jedi

12/19/2017
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Episode VIII finds General Leia (Carrie Fisher), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), and a dwindling number of Resistance fighters beating a hasty retreat from the rising armies of Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). Their only hope lies with recently located Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) - The Last Jedi in the universe. But can Master Luke trust feisty apprentice Rey (Daisy Ridley) to learn the ways of The Force without succumbing to the Dark Side like his previous pupil, the...

Duration:02:42:38

12 Monkeys

12/12/2017
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In 12 Monkeys Bruce Willis plays James Cole - a man from the future who’s come to witness the start of an extinction-level pandemic. Or he’s insane, filled with a Cassandra complex. He encounters Brad Pitt’s Jeffrey Goines, who is insane, but also may know more than he’s letting on. Yet perhaps the real time traveler is nonconformist, eclectic director Terry Gilliam whose underrated 1995 film foreshadows both stars’ roles in more popular films. Now, join Arnie, Stuart, and guest host Matt...

Duration:02:17:09

Now Playing 10th Anniversary DVD ROM set

12/11/2017
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Because listeners demanded it! To celebrate Now Playing’s 10th Anniversary we are releasing our second DVD-ROM set! This set contains every podcast we’ve done from 2013-2017. This is all regular feed shows, all bonus shows, all donation shows, all Patron shows…and even the 4 Kickstarter exclusive reviews of Shocker, A Clockwork Orange, Super 8, and Xanadu. Plus there are exclusive bonus features–including: Star Wars: The Last JediKingsman: The Golden CircleKingsman: The Secret...

Duration:00:02:24

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

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