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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - for Annual Subscribers

Johnny Depp has long been a respected actor, but with 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl he became a box office draw. His performance as Jack Sparrow is one of Hollywood's most iconic recent performances, alongside Sean Connery's James Bond, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, and Harrison Ford's Han Solo.

 
Pre-release rumors had the Black Pearl sinking down to Davy Jones' locker, but instead it was the third biggest movie of 2003 and launched a major movie franchise. But can a movie based on a theme park ride really be, itself, a fun ride? If you donate to support Now Playing you can listen and find out!
 

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp has long been a respected actor, but with 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl he became a box office draw. His performance as Jack Sparrow is one of Hollywood's most iconic recent performances, alongside Sean Connery's James Bond, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, and Harrison Ford's Han Solo.

 
Pre-release rumors had the Black Pearl sinking down to Davy Jones' locker, but instead it was the third biggest movie of 2003 and launched a major movie franchise. But can a movie based on a theme park ride really be, itself, a fun ride? If you donate to support Now Playing you can listen and find out!
 

NOTE: This Podcast is released as part of Now Playing Podcast's Spring, 2017 Donation Drive.  You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

After July 31, 2017 the price on this show will go up, so be sure to listen now!

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!

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - A Podcast Preview

Johnny Depp has long been a respected actor, but with 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl he became a box office draw. His performance as Jack Sparrow is one of Hollywood's most iconic recent performances, alongside Sean Connery's James Bond, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, and Harrison Ford's Han Solo.

 
Pre-release rumors had the Black Pearl sinking down to Davy Jones' locker, but instead it was the third biggest movie of 2003 and launched a major movie franchise. But can a movie based on a theme park ride really be, itself, a fun ride? If you donate to support Now Playing you can listen and find out!
 

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Now Playing is a podcast with no sponsors or advertisements. We rely solely on listener support to keep going. Our Spring 2017 Donation Drive is underway and from now through July 31, 2017, the Pirates of the Caribbean Retrospective Series is available as a "thank you" to those who support Now Playing.

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The full podcast series is available through a Paypal donation to Now Playing, or individual episodes are available on our Podbean page. Details can be found on our Spring 2017 Donation page.

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The Fate Of The Furious

For several films where Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto was a car-driving superhero. Now, in The Fate of the Furious he's back on the wrong side of the law, working for a mysterious hacker named Cypher (Charlize Theron). Does this rift with his "family" supercharge the franchise's eighth installment, or is it headed for a burnout? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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The Straight Story

After the violent, explicit Lost Highway it seems whiplash-inducing that David Lynch's next film would be a G-rated family film for Disney. But that's what The Straight Story is. There are no dancing little people, no time loops, and no murder mysteries. The Straight Story is a true story of Alvin Straight, a retired farmer who drives his John Deere lawnmower over 300 miles to see his ailing brother. Is this a Story worth watching? Join the Now Playing hosts to find out!

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Lost Highway

David Lynch's theatrical follow-up to the maligned Fire Walk With Me was Lost Highway -- a supernatural horror-thriller. The film stars Bill Pullman as Fred Madison, a man who may have killed his wife. On death row Fred is somehow replaced by twenty-something car mechanic Pete. What is going on, and how does it involve Dick Laurent? Hop in the car and join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart as they guide you down this Lost Highway.

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Hotel Room

Twin Peaks was far from David Lynch's only television effort. Not only did Mulholland Dr. start as a television pilot, but Lynch also produced On the Air and, in 1993, Hotel Room. That latter series was not picked up by any network, but HBO aired the three recorded episodes as a mini-series. Later it was released on VHS as a film. Now you can join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob as they look at Lynch's television history and check out Hotel Room!

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Twin Peaks television ratings weren't enough for ABC to keep the show on the air. That cancellation left fans biting their nails with a cliffhanger that seemed would never be resolved. One year later Peaks was brought back to life, not on television but in theaters. But would this movie, a prequel chronicling Laura Palmer's last week, give the fans what it wanted? It was derided upon release, but with 25 years of distance is this film an underrated masterpiece?  

Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!  Then head to NowPeakingPodcast.com. It's a donation drive where you can hear reviews of every episode of the Twin Peaks series, including the new episodes coming this summer on Showtime!

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Now Peaking Episode 30: Beyond Life and Death - For Annual Subscribers

 

On Monday, March 27, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: everything ended. The series finale resolved Lucy’s love triangle. Andrew discovers what Thomas Eckhardt was keeping in his safety deposit box. Ben Horne and Eileen Hayward’s secret is cracked open. But the real spotlight is on the sycamore trees as Cooper chases Windom Earle into the Black Lodge. Who is waiting? The little man? The Giant? Bob? Annie? Laura? Arnie? Jakob? Stuart? Find out in this final review of the classic Twin Peaks series!  Then come back in May when we return with new Peaks into the Showtime revival!

 

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Now Peaking Episode 29: Miss Twin Peaks - For Annual Subscribers

On Sunday, March 16, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: In the original series’ penultimate episode Miss Twin Peaks is crowned. Is it Donna? Audrey? Shelly? Annie? The Log Lady? Everyone’s at the event...including Windom Earle, who is ready to take his queen to the Black Lodge. Was this episode a hit or a Miss? The Now Peaking hosts are here to pull back the red curtain and tell you all!

This episode is for annual subscribers to the Now Playing archives. You can get Now Peaking episodes individually, or a Now Peaking season pass, at NowPeakingPodcast.com

You can also get this episode and every donation show we've done-- plus a 12 month subscription for all new shows! Details can be found on our Podbean Subscription page.

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