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Rush Hour - For Annual Subscribers

Jackie Chan cut his teeth (and every other body part) in Hong Kong kung fu flicks and police stories throughout the 1970s and 80s, but he didn’t achieve Hollywood superstardom until he hitched his wagon to the 1998 action-comedy Rush Hour. Was Chan’s biggest stunt partnering with renegade cop Chris Tucker, and bumbling his way through Los Angeles tourist spots on the road to rescue a kidnapped 11-year-old girl?  Find out if their sweet-and-sour chemistry gives the buddy cop formula a new flavor when you Donate for this Platinum Level series.

 

 

NOTE: This listing is for annual subscribers to our show. You can also get this movie review individually for a small donation.

 

Rush Hour - Donation Bonus

Jackie Chan cut his teeth (and every other body part) in Hong Kong kung fu flicks and police stories throughout the 1970s and 80s, but he didn’t achieve Hollywood superstardom until he hitched his wagon to the 1998 action-comedy Rush Hour. Was Chan’s biggest stunt partnering with renegade cop Chris Tucker, and bumbling his way through Los Angeles tourist spots on the road to rescue a kidnapped 11-year-old girl?  Find out if their sweet-and-sour chemistry gives the buddy cop formula a new flavor when you Donate for this Platinum Level series.

Bad Boys For Life

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence declare themselves Bad Boys For Life as they relaunch the irreverent action franchise that made them box office titans a quarter century ago. But did Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett make a bargain with God, or sell their souls, when they retired director Michael Bay, and joined a SWAT team of squeaky clean Millennials who defer all the dangerous work to drones? And how will Mike clean up his brouhaha with a black magic witch running a Mexican cartel?  Lean back in your recliner and Listen Now to find out.

Amadeus - A Patron Exclusive Podcast Preview

Hear the voice of God… or at least podcasters Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob… when you receive an exclusive show devoted to Amadeus.  Was Mozart (Tom Hulce) murdered by jealous court composer Salieri (F Murray Abraham) in an elaborate plot to steal away his final musical composition?  And didn’t the cackling brat kind of deserve it for being such an irresponsible husband and disappointing celebrity in person? Find out why this 1780 costume drama became one of the biggest hits of the 1980s when you become a Now Playing Patron this January.

Amadeus - For Annual Subscribers

Hear the voice of God… or at least podcasters Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob… when you receive an exclusive show devoted to Amadeus.  Was Mozart (Tom Hulce) murdered by jealous court composer Salieri (F Murray Abraham) in an elaborate plot to steal away his final musical composition?  And didn’t the cackling brat kind of deserve it for being such an irresponsible husband and disappointing celebrity in person? Find out why this 1780 costume drama became one of the biggest hits of the 1980s when you become a Now Playing Patron this January.

King Kong Escapes

America wanted their big gorilla back for a popular Saturday morning cartoon, but King Kong Escapes for one last Japanese adventure. Villainous Dr. Who (no relation to the BBC Timelord) needs the legendary ape’s help in mining the North Pole of a rare mineral. Can a Bond babe and kidnapped nurse seduce Kong into dirtying his paws?  Or will the beast find it impossible to dig alongside a robotical replica of himself dubbed Mechani-Kong? Join all of Tokyo in getting the blow-by-blow of their beatdown when you download Now Playing’s latest podcast.

The Grudge (2020) - A Podcast Preview

It’s 2020, and Kayako has made the New Year’s resolution to bury her two decade Grudge against house guests and let a new face of death terrorize rural Pennsylvania. Can a widowed police detective (Andrea Riseborough) work backwards through stories of doomed real estate agents (John Cho and Betty Gilpin), obsessive cops (William Sadler and Demian Bichir), and Lin Shaye’s failed assisted suicide to find the Japanese influence?  And will her son be the next victim in the chain? Find out in the time it takes to count to five by Donating for Gold Level.

The Grudge (2020) - For Annual Subscribers

It’s 2020, and Kayako has made the New Year’s resolution to bury her two decade Grudge against house guests and let a new face of death terrorize rural Pennsylvania. Can a widowed police detective (Andrea Riseborough) work backwards through stories of doomed real estate agents (John Cho and Betty Gilpin), obsessive cops (William Sadler and Demian Bichir), and Lin Shaye’s failed assisted suicide to find the Japanese influence?  And will her son be the next victim in the chain? Find out in the time it takes to count to five by Donating for Gold Level.

 

 

 

NOTE: This listing is for annual subscribers to our show. You can also get this movie review individually for a small donation.

The Grudge (2020) - Donation Bonus

It’s 2020, and Kayako has made the New Year’s resolution to bury her two decade Grudge against house guests and let a new face of death terrorize rural Pennsylvania. Can a widowed police detective (Andrea Riseborough) work backwards through stories of doomed real estate agents (John Cho and Betty Gilpin), obsessive cops (William Sadler and Demian Bichir), and Lin Shaye’s failed assisted suicide to find the Japanese influence?  And will her son be the next victim in the chain? Find out in the time it takes to count to five by Donating for Gold Level.

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Don’t panic! King Kong has broken free of his American handlers and heads to Japan for fisticuffs with local lizard Godzilla.  Should Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob drop a nuke on these two iconic monsters to stop them from soiling their cinematic reputations?  Or did the big ape need this childish, man-in-rubber-suit cage match to make him relevant 30 years after his embarrassing tumble from the Empire State Building? Chill out with some cigarettes and soma berries, slip on the headphones, and find out when you Listen Now!