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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!

Ju-On: The Final Curse - For Annual Subscribers

Before Now Playing’s Gold Level Grudge retrospective concludes with a podcast review of the newest American sequel, donors head back to Japan for a final Ju-On double feature. It’s The Beginning of the End for four Tokyo schoolgirls after they break into a haunted house and incur the wrath of howling mad cat-child Toshio. Can a subway security guard, psychic hotel worker, or Toshio’s teenage cousin do anything to lift The Final Curse that hasn’t already been tried in ten previous films? Get to the center of this dizzying spiral when you Donate and Listen Now!

 

 

 

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

Ju-On: The Final Curse - Donation Bonus

Before Now Playing’s Gold Level Grudge retrospective concludes with a podcast review of the newest American sequel, donors head back to Japan for a final Ju-On double feature. It’s The Beginning of the End for four Tokyo schoolgirls after they break into a haunted house and incur the wrath of howling mad cat-child Toshio. Can a subway security guard, psychic hotel worker, or Toshio’s teenage cousin do anything to lift The Final Curse that hasn’t already been tried in ten previous films? Get to the center of this dizzying spiral when you Donate and Listen Now!

Ju-On: The Beginning of the End - For Annual Subscribers

Before Now Playing’s Gold Level Grudge retrospective concludes with a podcast review of the newest American sequel, donors head back to Japan for a final Ju-On double feature. It’s The Beginning of the End for four Tokyo schoolgirls after they break into a haunted house and incur the wrath of howling mad cat-child Toshio. Can a subway security guard, psychic hotel worker, or Toshio’s teenage cousin do anything to lift The Final Curse that hasn’t already been tried in ten previous films? Get to the center of this dizzying spiral when you Donate and Listen Now!

Ju-On: The Beginning of the End - Donation Bonus

Before Now Playing’s Gold Level Grudge retrospective concludes with a podcast review of the newest American sequel, donors head back to Japan for a final Ju-On double feature. It’s The Beginning of the End for four Tokyo schoolgirls after they break into a haunted house and incur the wrath of howling mad cat-child Toshio. Can a subway security guard, psychic hotel worker, or Toshio’s teenage cousin do anything to lift The Final Curse that hasn’t already been tried in ten previous films? Get to the center of this dizzying spiral when you Donate and Listen Now!

Misery

Now Playing has one last podcast for 2019, dedicated to all those dirty birdies who love the oogy mind of Stephen King. Writer Paul Sheldon (James Caan) finds himself in Misery after he’s pulled from a car crash in snowy Colorado, and tortured by a demented fan who demands a new chapter for the romance novel heroine he retired. Did Kathy Bates deserve the Oscar for her tough love bedside manner?  And how many pages from the book did director Rob Reiner have to eat in order to bring this very literate story to the screen? Listen and find out!