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Escape from L.A.

Nobody walks in LA… except Snake Plissken, after President Cliff Robertson tasks him to recover a top secret weapon from revolutionaries hiding out at the former Happiest Place On Earth. But SoCal’s new prison island proves to be a decidedly sunnier and funnier place than the Big Apple penitentiary of 15 years ago. Can Kurt Russell’s one-eyed badass fend off deranged plastic surgeon Bruce Campbell, surf tsunamis with Peter Fonda, and hang with outlaw Pam Grier? And is Escape From LA a sequel to, or parody of, John Carpenter’s 1981 classic?  Listen and Find Out! 

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh - Part of our Spring Donation Drive

How many beads will New Orleans throw hook-handed slasher Candyman after he leaves Chicago to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, and flash that infamous chest full of bees at the descendants of those who lynched him?  Is this sequel really a Farewell To The Flesh, or a hearty hello to new director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), and a new blonde scholar out to shatter the urban legend's bad boy reputation with grade schoolers?   It's sweets for the sweet Now Playing donor who unwraps the Silver Level foil on this tasty podcast.

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh - For Annual Subscribers

How many beads will New Orleans throw hook-handed slasher Candyman after he leaves Chicago to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, and flash that infamous chest full of bees at the descendants of those who lynched him?  Is this sequel really a Farewell To The Flesh, or a hearty hello to new director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), and a new blonde scholar out to shatter the urban legend's bad boy reputation with grade schoolers?   It's sweets for the sweet Now Playing donor who unwraps the Silver Level foil on this tasty podcast.

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

 

 

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh - Donation Bonus Podcast

How many beads will New Orleans throw hook-handed slasher Candyman after he leaves Chicago to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, and flash that infamous chest full of bees at the descendants of those who lynched him?  Is this sequel really a Farewell To The Flesh, or a hearty hello to new director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), and a new blonde scholar out to shatter the urban legend's bad boy reputation with grade schoolers?   It's sweets for the sweet Now Playing donor who unwraps the Silver Level foil on this tasty podcast.

Escape from New York

How prophetic is John Carpenter's 1981 vision of future Manhattan - so crime-ridden it's become a maximum security prison?  And how easily can Kurt Russell shake off his Disney kid image to star as Snake Plissken, the one-eyed convict coerced by Lee Van Cleef to rescue the Commander-In-Chief from crime lord Isaac Hayes? Start spreadin' the news, the podcast is ready to play.  Be a part of it and Listen Now!  

 

Candyman - A Podcast Preview

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob invite Now Playing listeners to "be our victim" all June long, as they whisk Silver Level Donors back to Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing project in search of the original Candyman. Tony Todd (Final Destination) stars as an urban legend serial killer who likes to put grad students like Virginia Madsen on the hook for all his grisly deeds.  Is there any truth to the rumor that Clive Barker's honey-voiced slasher surpassed Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers as the horror icon of the 1990s?  Donate and find out!
 

Candyman (1992) - For Annual Subscribers

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob invite Now Playing listeners to "be our victim" all June long, as they whisk Silver Level Donors back to Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing project in search of the original Candyman. Tony Todd (Final Destination) stars as an urban legend serial killer who likes to put grad students like Virginia Madsen on the hook for all his grisly deeds.  Is there any truth to the rumor that Clive Barker's honey-voiced slasher surpassed Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers as the horror icon of the 1990s?  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.

 

 

Candyman (1992) - Donation Bonus Podcast

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob invite Now Playing listeners to "be our victim" all June long, as they whisk Silver Level Donors back to Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing project in search of the original Candyman. Tony Todd (Final Destination) stars as an urban legend serial killer who likes to put grad students like Virginia Madsen on the hook for all his grisly deeds.  Is there any truth to the rumor that Clive Barker's honey-voiced slasher surpassed Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers as the horror icon of the 1990s?  Donate and find out!
 

The Dark Half

Novelist Timothy Hutton starts to go a little cuckoo when The Dark Half of his creative mind - the part responsible for writing all of his salacious bestsellers - takes physical form and strikes out at the family and friends that push the author to be more wholesome.  Is this latest Stephen King story just a thinly veiled tell-all of the horror writer's struggles with alcohol and alter ego Richard Bachman? Or should we consider this more like a new chapter in director George Romero's Living Dead saga?  See if Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie are on the same page when you Listen Now!Novelist Timothy Hutton starts to go a little cuckoo when The Dark Half of his creative mind - the part responsible for writing all of his salacious bestsellers - takes physical form and strikes out at the family and friends that push the author to be more wholesome.  Is this latest Stephen King story just a thinly veiled tell-all of the horror writer's struggles with alcohol and alter ego Richard Bachman? Or should we consider this more like a new chapter in director George Romero's Living Dead saga?  See if Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie are on the same page when you Listen Now!

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence - For Annual Subscribers

In 1968, director Stanley Kubrick concluded mankind’s space odyssey would be cut short by an evil computer named HAL. In 2001, sentimental friend Steven Spielberg completed the dead filmmaker’s exploration into Artificial Intelligence with one Siri-ously trippy sci-fi collaboration called A.I. What happens when android Pinocchio Haley Joel Osment takes sexbot Jude Law and a talking teddy bear along on his quest to become a flesh-and-blood boy? The Now Playing hosts promise to keep it real when you upgrade to Patron status this May.

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