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Miami Vice - For Annual Subscribers

 

 Over 30 years after debuting on NBC television, Miami Vice is reinvented by co-creator Michael Mann as a splashy 2006 summer movie starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and mustachioed Colin Farrell. The fashions may have changed, but can Crockett and Tubbs preserve the series’ distinctive sense of cool as they go undercover and infiltrate a smuggling ring that takes them far beyond city limits to Haiti, Cuba, and Columbia? Join your pals Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart in the go-fast boat when you become a Now Playing Patron!

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It: Chapter 2

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!  

The Abyss - For Annual Subscribers

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 bitchy wife when he’s gulping down liquid oxygen? Donate and find out! 

 

 

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

 

 

The Abyss - Donation Bonus

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 bitchy wife when he’s gulping down liquid oxygen? Donate and find out! 

It (2017)

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 fighting off bullies with switchblades? Get down with the clown when you listen now!

sex, lies, and videotape - For Annual Subscribers

Things get kinky at Now Playing as Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob sneak off to watch the movie their parents wouldn’t let them see in the Summer of 1989 - sex, lies, and videotape! James Spader stars as an unassuming but seductive drifter, who inserts his camera into the unhappy marriage of college friend Peter Gallagher and his frigid wife Andie MacDowell.  Is writer/director Steven Soderbergh all talk in his cinematic debut? Or does his "personal project" still have something to say about erotica and disclosure? Hear the unrated truth when you Donate 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.

 

sex, lies, and videotape - Donation Bonus

Things get kinky at Now Playing as Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob sneak off to watch the movie their parents wouldn’t let them see in the Summer of 1989 - sex, lies, and videotape! James Spader stars as an unassuming but seductive drifter, who inserts his camera into the unhappy marriage of college friend Peter Gallagher and his frigid wife Andie MacDowell.  Is writer/director Steven Soderbergh all talk in his cinematic debut? Or does his "personal project" still have something to say about erotica and disclosure? Hear the unrated truth when you Donate for Gold Level!

It (1990)

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 those special effects). Listen Now!

Parenthood - For Annual Subscribers

Funnyman Steve Martin stars as a yuppie trying to hold his dysfunctional family together in director Ron Howard’s bittersweet Parenthood - another breakout hit from the Summer of 1989.  Join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart as they debate the biggest screw-up in the all-star cast: drag-racing doofus Keanu Reeves, sneaky Joaquin (née Leaf) Phoenix, sexually frustrated Dianne Wiest, or gambling addict Tom Hulce? And do the podcasters get more out of this emotional roller coaster now that they’re 30 years older? Donate for Gold and Find Out!

 

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

 

Parenthood - Donation Bonus

Funnyman Steve Martin stars as a yuppie trying to hold his dysfunctional family together in director Ron Howard’s bittersweet Parenthood - another breakout hit from the Summer of 1989.  Join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart as they debate the biggest screw-up in the all-star cast: drag-racing doofus Keanu Reeves, sneaky Joaquin (née Leaf) Phoenix, sexually frustrated Dianne Wiest, or gambling addict Tom Hulce? And do the podcasters get more out of this emotional roller coaster now that they’re 30 years older? Donate for Gold and Find Out!