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Without Remorse

Tom Clancy techno-thrillers typically feature desk-bound diplomats on the hunt for missing subs and rogue nukes, but the stakes are much more personal for Michael B Jordan (Creed) as he seeks vengeance against the hitman who murdered his family in Without Remorse.  Could the Navy Seal-turned-CIA operative start WWIII by breaking out of jail and heading to Russia in such a rage? And will Amazon Prime give this character's origin story the same hero's welcome that greeted old friend Jack Ryan? You'll be sad if you miss the latest Clancy-cast.  Listen Now!      

 

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Titanic - For Annual Subscribers

85 years after hitting an iceberg and sinking into the Atlantic, writer/director James Cameron resurrects the legendary ship Titanic as a 1997 cinematic spectacle. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are two of the 2,200 passengers trying to stay afloat after greed, arrogance, and bad luck doom the luxury liner on its maiden voyage. Are the hosts a wreck too after re-experiencing the 1912 disaster?  Or would they prefer to chuck this three-hour melodrama into the ocean?  Find out when you set a course to become a Now Playing Patron this April.   

Mortal Kombat (2021)

It's been a hot minute since movie theaters hosted a Mortal Kombat tournament, but now the notoriously violent video game reboots itself on IMAX screens and HBO as an R-rated cinematic free-for-all.  Can Raiden and damned ninja Scorpion light a fire under a mediocre MMA fighter, a double amputee, a girl without a dragon tattoo, and a loudmouth Aussie, so they're prepared for a flawless victory over Shang Tsung, Sub-Zero, and other Outworld challengers? And will this 2021 rematch receive the cold shoulder from Justin, Stuart, and Arnie?  Listen and find out. 

The Dead Pool {For Annual Subscribers}

Hotshot director Liam Neeson likes to bet on celebrities meeting a premature end, and in 1988 he placed Dirty Harry at the top of his list of short-timers. Can Callahan remove the target that fame and mafia bosses have put on his head, and catch the psychopath attempting to murder him and all the other names in The Dead Pool?  And what role does tabloid journalist Patricia Clarkson, or drug-addled rocker Jim Carrey play in the ensuing carnage?  Find out if the fifth and final installment of Eastwood’s franchise makes our day when you donate for Silver Level. 

 

 

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The Dead Pool

Hotshot director Liam Neeson likes to bet on celebrities meeting a premature end, and in 1988 he placed Dirty Harry at the top of his list of short-timers. Can Callahan remove the target that fame and mafia bosses have put on his head, and catch the psychopath attempting to murder him and all the other names in The Dead Pool?  And what role does tabloid journalist Patricia Clarkson, or drug-addled rocker Jim Carrey play in the ensuing carnage?  Find out if the fifth and final installment of Eastwood’s franchise makes our day when you donate for Silver Level. 

Monster Hunter

Milla Jovovich and director Paul WS Anderson are hoping to recapture lightning in a bottle as they leave behind the zombie hordes of Resident Evil to chase bigger video game beasties in the 2020 blowout Monster Hunter.  Will a team of grizzled UN soldiers find their way home after a sandstorm sweeps them into an alternate reality where giant crabs, worms, and dragons sit atop the food chain?  And will martial artist Tony Jaa or Ron "Hellboy" Perlman help or hinder their chances of survival? Find out the final score in the latest Now Playing Arcade installment! 

Sudden Impact {For Annual Subscribers}

Clint Eastwood stepped behind the camera in 1983 to direct the fourth and highest-grossing Dirty Harry installment, Sudden Impact.  This time Callahan is on the trail of a female serial killer (real-life lover Sondra Locke), who uses the same trigger happy methods the renegade cop employs on his San Francisco beat to hunt down five rapists.  Will Harry slap on the handcuffs or put a ring on it?  And can anyone stop new bulldog partner Meathead from stealing the spotlight? Ride this merry-go-round with Now Playing by becoming a Spring Silver Level Donor.

 

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! 

Sudden Impact

Clint Eastwood stepped behind the camera in 1983 to direct the fourth and highest-grossing Dirty Harry installment, Sudden Impact.  This time Callahan is on the trail of a female serial killer (real-life lover Sondra Locke), who uses the same trigger happy methods the renegade cop employs on his San Francisco beat to hunt down five rapists.  Will Harry slap on the handcuffs or put a ring on it?  And can anyone stop new bulldog partner Meathead from stealing the spotlight? Ride this merry-go-round with Now Playing by becoming a Spring Silver Level Donor.

Pixels

Adam Sandler tries his hand in the Now Playing Arcade with the 2015 video game farce Pixels.  Space invaders have brought classic coin-op characters to life, and now Pac-Man is gobbling up Manhattan, while Centipede conducts a pub crawl through London. Is it possible for a washed-up Atari addict to save a country that was stupid enough to elect Kevin James to be President?  And can Q*bert, con artist Peter Dinklage, and crackpot Josh Gad take this former Waterboy to the next level of comedy?  No quarters are necessary to find out.  Listen Now!     

The Enforcer {For Annual Subscribers}

Clint Eastwood is used to calling the shots in a Dirty Harry film, but his status as The Enforcer is challenged after he's partnered with female cadet Tyne Daly (TV's Cagney & Lacey) for his third big-screen adventure.  Can the pair bust a well-armed group of radicals who have moved into the abandoned Alcatraz prison, and taken the Mayor of San Francisco hostage?  And has Cold Bold Callahan gotten so desperate for love that he's willing to pay $75 for a night with a blowup doll?  You'll have a marvelous time too when you donate for the Silver Level this spring.     

 

 

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