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JFK {For Annual Subscribers}

It’s been nearly 60 years since JFK was assassinated in a Dallas motorcade, and yet many of the questions asked by Oliver Stone’s 1991 Oscar-winning docudrama remain unanswered. Kevin Costner stars as New Orleans DA Jim Garrison - the only man to publicly prosecute someone for the 35th President’s murder.  Was Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman) made a patsy for crimes actually engineered by Tommy Lee Jones and Joe Pesci? Become a Now Playing Patron this November, as Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie reopen this controversial case file.  

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The Craft

Blessed be! Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart are under the spell of The Craft, the first high school movie of the '90s to stick up for the wiccans. Strange things start happening when naturally gifted magick user Robin Tunney blows into an LA Catholic school from the North, and joins a coven of weirdos led by Wicked Witch of the West Fairuza Balk. Is hunky football jock Skeet Ulrich the snake-in-the-grass that will undo all this supernatural Girl Power? Or were the foursome mistaken for ever putting their trust in deity Manon? Join the circle and Listen Now!

The Cloverfield Paradox {For Annual Subscribers} {Cloverfield Series}

Scientists fire a particle accelerator in space trying to fix Earth's energy shortages, and end up creating The Cloverfield Paradox. Has JJ Abrams expanded the dimensions of his mystery box, and made room for different kinds of sci-fi movies to be included in his loosely-defined franchise?  Or have the eggheads gone so far off-course there's no hope of getting back to the big monster scares of the 2008 found footage original?  Improve your luck this Friday the 13th by giving a hand to Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob. Donate Now for this Fall 2020 Platinum series! 

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

Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!

The Cloverfield Paradox {Bonus} {Cloverfield Series}

Scientists fire a particle accelerator in space trying to fix Earth's energy shortages, and end up creating The Cloverfield Paradox. Has JJ Abrams expanded the dimensions of his mystery box, and made room for different kinds of sci-fi movies to be included in his loosely-defined franchise?  Or have the eggheads gone so far off-course there's no hope of getting back to the big monster scares of the 2008 found footage original?  Improve your luck this Friday the 13th by giving a hand to Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob. Donate Now for this Fall 2020 Platinum series!

The Manchurian Candidate (2004) {Manchurian Candidate Series}

Most Americans remember the First Gulf War as a quick and decisive U.S. victory, but director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) sees it as the beginning of a White House corporate takeover in his 2004 version of Manchurian Candidate. Should shellshocked Denzel Washington get back on his meds, and stop accusing fellow soldier Liev Schrieber of being a sleeper agent?  Or is this Vice Presidential hopeful really in the pocket of Big Pharma, or worse… his mother Meryl Streep!?  Find out if this remake truly is a dream by Listening Now!   

Join Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie at 10 Cloverfield Lane

Mary Elizabeth Winstead flees an angry lover in New Orleans only to crash her car at 10 Cloverfield Lane. Should the battered woman be afraid of bumping into the big monster that toppled New York City in the previous installment?  Or is she just being gaslit by her paranoid survivalist savior John Goodman?  And how does this claustrophobic game of Chutes and Ladders play to an audience that’s already been living in quarantine for months?  Join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart inside the Platinum Level bunker for all the answers when you Donate Today!    

10 Cloverfield Lane {For Annual Subscribers} {Cloverfield Series}

Mary Elizabeth Winstead flees an angry lover in New Orleans only to crash her car at 10 Cloverfield Lane. Should the battered woman be afraid of bumping into the big monster that toppled New York City in the previous installment?  Or is she just being gaslit by her paranoid survivalist savior John Goodman?  And how does this claustrophobic game of Chutes and Ladders play to an audience that’s already been living in quarantine for months?  Join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart inside the Platinum Level bunker for all the answers when you Donate Today!

 

 

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

Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!

10 Cloverfield Lane {Bonus} {Cloverfield Series}

Mary Elizabeth Winstead flees an angry lover in New Orleans only to crash her car at 10 Cloverfield Lane. Should the battered woman be afraid of bumping into the big monster that toppled New York City in the previous installment?  Or is she just being gaslit by her paranoid survivalist savior John Goodman?  And how does this claustrophobic game of Chutes and Ladders play to an audience that's already been living in quarantine for months?  Join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart inside the Platinum Level bunker for all the answers when you Donate Today!    

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) {Manchurian Candidate Series}

Election got you stressed?  Tune out today's political noise and vote to reinstate the 1962 Manchurian Candidate instead. Can troubled soldier Frank Sinatra stop Deep State Communists from using a brainwashed Korean War vet to gain control of the White House?  And would the country be any better off run by Angela Lansbury, who uses her windbag husband and the power of television to promote Red Scare fake news and Murder, She Wrote reruns?  Find out if Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie endorse this paranoid classic.  Listen Now!       

Something Big is Coming…. Now Playing’s CLOVERFIELD Retrospective!

Something big is crashing down on Now Playing in time for Halloween!  Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart are here to declassify all three installments of JJ Abrams’ super secret Cloverfield monster franchise…  starting with the original 2008 found footage blockbuster!  What happens when a goodbye party for a New York businessman headed to Japan turns into a ticker tape welcome parade for America’s first kaiju?  Does funnyman TJ Miller have enough batteries in his camera to document all the action of this Manhattan rampage?  Donate for Platinum Level and find out!  

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