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Dr. Strange In the Multiverse of Madness

Dr. Strange presents the illusion that his latest Marvel movie is a routine affair, but In the Multiverse of Madness might actually be another zombie splatter comedy from Evil Dead director Sam Raimi. Can Benedict Cumberbatch’s callous sorcerer fix his relationship with Rachel McAdams, and save America (the country and the teenager) from the wrath of monster mom Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)?  And is it possible there’s a reality where The Inhumans are cool?  Listen Now as Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob make their 28th incursion into the MCU.       

Under the Skin {For Annual Subscribers}

Scarlett Johansson may look like one of Hollywood’s most desirable leading ladies, but Under The Skin she’s a predatory space alien with designs on submerging every bloke in Scotland in a pit of dissolving black ooze.  Will Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie get onboard with the artsy aesthetic and secret camera approach of music video director Jonathan Glazer?  And is ScarJo going down a dangerous path by consenting to on screen nudity?  Stop that sinking feeling that occurs every time you miss a Now Playing exclusive podcast by signing up to be a Patron this May.

Hawkeye

Jeremy Renner cuts his Yuletide New York vacation short after fangirl archer Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) starts wearing his infamous Ronin suit to fight crime in the Disney Plus miniseries Hawkeye. Will the Marvel mercenary make it home for the holidays with only six days to defeat the Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), new Black Widow Florence Pugh, a one-legged, deaf martial artist, and her entire Tracksuit Mafia?  And why does wife Linda Cardellini want her old Rolex wrapped up and under the tree so badly?  It’s Christmas in May when you Listen Now! 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty {For Annual Subscribers}

Ben Stiller is best known as the pratfalling star of broad comedies like Meet The Parents, but his Secret Life ambition is to be an A-list director of Oscar bait like the 2013 Walter Mitty remake. Danny Kaye’s daydreamer of yesteryear is now a dweeb in the basement of Life Magazine, who locates his inner daredevil when he’s tasked with traveling the globe to find a misplaced photo negative. Don’t try to imagine how Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob will experience Stiller’s big artistic gambit. Take the leap of becoming a Now Playing Patron, and hear it all for yourself this April.

 

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Is The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent driving Nicolas Cage into a booze-fueled early retirement (or did he just make too many embarrassing flops)? Now the Oscar winner has to accept a humiliating offer to host a lavish birthday party for fanboy cartel leader Pedro Pascal.  Will those “nouveau shamanic” acting techniques be of any help to Agent Tiffany Haddish when the CIA needs Cage to play spy and free a kidnapped politician’s daughter held at a Mallorca compound? Listen Now as Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie face off with Nic’s latest crazy comedy.     

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Mads Mikkelsen (TV’s Hannibal) may be absolved of Johnny Depp’s crimes, but Grindelwald is still causing problems in the third Fantastic Beasts adventure by rigging an election in his favor.  Is baker Dan Fogler heartbroken enough to use his new snakewood wand to assassinate the Mads-churian Candidate? Will The Secrets of Dumbledore prevent Jude Law from being able to intervene in the coming war between wizards and Muggles? And is there any saving bad seed Ezra Miller?  Brock, Stuart, and Arnie know where to find the answers… if you donate this Spring!           

  

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Mads Mikkelsen (TV’s Hannibal) may be absolved of Johnny Depp’s crimes, but Grindelwald is still causing problems in the third Fantastic Beasts adventure by rigging an election in his favor.  Is baker Dan Fogler heartbroken enough to use his new snakewood wand to assassinate the Mads-churian Candidate? Will The Secrets of Dumbledore prevent Jude Law from being able to intervene in the coming war between wizards and Muggles? And is there any saving bad seed Ezra Miller?  Brock, Stuart, and Arnie know where to find the answers… if you donate this Spring!           

The Rock

Nic Cage first used his “massive talent” to become an action star in the 1996 Michael Bay extravaganza The Rock. Can his Beatles-loving biochemist teach the original James Bond Sean Connery anything about being cool, as they team up to expel Ed Harris and his terrorists from Alcatraz?  Or will Candyman Tony Todd steal the show by launching a fleet of missiles loaded up with delicious-looking green gumballs of flesh-eating virus?  Listen Now to find out if Stuart, Jakob, or Arnie are ready to cut Cage some friggin’ slack, and let him out of movie jail.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald {For Annual Subscribers}

Johnny Depp briefly escapes movie jail to commit The Crimes of Grindelwald in the second Fantastic Beasts adventure. Can the infamous wizard convince his fellow magic users to attack Muggles in Paris before the prophecy of WWII is fulfilled? Or will nebbish animal collector Eddie Redmayne, his loves Zoe Kravitz and Katherine Waterson, and an army of aurors stave off war by locating powerful circus freak Ezra Miller?  Find out which side of the battle line Brock, Stuart and Arnie take when you Donate for a fantastic Platinum podcast series this Spring.

 

Note: This podcast is available to annual subscribers to Now Playing Podcast

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2022 Donation Drive or individually for a small donation.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Johnny Depp briefly escapes movie jail to commit The Crimes of Grindelwald in the second Fantastic Beasts adventure. Can the infamous wizard convince his fellow magic users to attack Muggles in Paris before the prophecy of WWII is fulfilled? Or will nebbish animal collector Eddie Redmayne, his loves Zoe Kravitz and Katherine Waterson, and an army of aurors stave off war by locating powerful circus freak Ezra Miller?  Find out which side of the battle line Brock, Stuart and Arnie take when you Donate for a fantastic Platinum podcast series this Spring.

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