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Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey {Bill and Ted Series}

Sequels are always in danger of repeating themselves, but the problem becomes twofold for Bill and Ted when evil lookalike automatons hijack their second movie, and send the layabouts on a Bogus Journey to Hell! Can the wannabe rockers beat Death (William Sadler) at his own game, and get back to San Dimas in time to play a historic Wyld Stallyns concert? And is it beneficial for the boys to quit playing air guitar, and physically climb that Stairway To Heaven to plead their case to God? Find out if the hosts are excellent to each other and this movie by listening now!

Cast Away {For Annual Subscribers}

Going crazy after five months in lockdown? Try spending five years on a deserted island like Cast Away Tom Hanks! Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie are commissioned to sail back to Robert Zemeckis' blockbuster 2001 drama, and witness one man rebuild his life after a plane crash. Do any of the FedEx packages recovered from the wreckage contain items that soothe today's catastrophe victims? And does Hanks have more romantic chemistry with his volleyball than fiance Helen Hunt? It takes no time at all to become an August Patron. Donate and find out! 

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure {Bill and Ted Series}

Strange things are afoot at Now Playing!  For the next three weeks Jakob, Stuart, and Arnaldo Carvalho, Esq. are catching up on the cinematic exploits of SoCal slackers Bill and Ted, starting with their 1989 Excellent Adventure. Can these clueless metalheads pass their history final by hopping in a time-traveling phone booth, and bringing legendary figures like Socrates and Napoleon Bonaparte to a 20th Century mall?  And how accurate was this film’s prediction that Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter would change the future?  Listen Now and Party On!

Deep Blue Sea 3 {Bonus} {Deep Blue Sea Series}

A trio of baby bull sharks escape the disastrous second movie and head for a better climate in Deep Blue Sea 3. Can sexy oceanographer Tania Raymonde (Lost) and her team of social influencers protect an artificial island from an influx of male aggression coming from both the Smart Sharks looking to breed, and the mansplaining fishermen determined to blow everything up? And why does BigPharma fund these water follies when they're more likely to rot your brain than cure Alzheimer's? Donate Now to hear Arnie, Brock, and Stuart flap their jaws about it all!

Deep Blue Sea 3 {For Annual Subscribers} {Deep Blue Sea Series}

A trio of baby bull sharks escape the disastrous second movie and head for a better climate in Deep Blue Sea 3. Can sexy oceanographer Tania Raymonde (Lost) and her team of social influencers protect an artificial island from an influx of male aggression coming from both the Smart Sharks looking to breed, and the mansplaining fishermen determined to blow everything up? And why does BigPharma fund these water follies when they're more likely to rot your brain than cure Alzheimer's? Donate Now to hear Arnie, Brock, and Stuart flap their jaws about it all!

 

Secret Window {Stephen King Series}

Johnny Depp has trouble telling fact from fiction after hayseed stalker John Turturro shows up on his porch, and accuses the New England writer of stealing his short story Secret Window.  But is Stephen King the real plagiarist by presenting another tale of a tortured author using plot points cribbed from The Dark Half?  And can Depp flip the script on his bitter divorce once bad things start happening to his cheating ex-wife (Maria Bello, not Amber Heard)? Find out if the seeds planted early in this narrative bear fruit or corn at the twist ending when you Listen Now!

Return To Sleepaway Camp {For Annual Subscribers} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

25 years after staging one of the most shocking slasher movie endings of all time, writer/director Robert Hiltzik is ready to Return To Sleepaway Camp and terrorize a new generation. Did original problem child Angela Baker escape the nuthouse to stalk the re-opened retreat? Or is her bloody legacy being continued by cousin Ricky, meathead counselor Ronnie, or bullied fat kid Alan "Blowjob" Chambers? Maybe viewers should look harder at familiar faces Isaac Hayes (Shaft) and Vincent Pastore (Sopranos)? Donate Now for this Platinum Level panty raid! 

 

 

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Return to Sleepaway Camp {Bonus} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

25 years after staging one of the most shocking slasher movie endings of all time, writer/director Robert Hiltzik is ready to Return To Sleepaway Camp and terrorize a new generation. Did original problem child Angela Baker escape the nuthouse to stalk the re-opened retreat? Or is her bloody legacy being continued by cousin Ricky, meathead counselor Ronnie, or bullied fat kid Alan "Blowjob" Chambers? Maybe viewers should look harder at familiar faces Isaac Hayes (Shaft) and Vincent Pastore (Sopranos)? Donate Now for this Platinum Level panty raid! 

The Langoliers {Stephen King Series}

Cancelled TV stars Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers), David Morse (St. Elsewhere), and Patricia Wettig (thirtysomething) fight becoming a thing of the past after traveling through a rip in time in The Langoliers. Is this 1995 ABC miniseries a ticket back to prime time relevance? Or are the has-beens fated to a future forever flying coach and going unnoticed in the Bangor airport? And is 80s icon Pac-Man also angling for a comeback as he photobombs the finale?  Feast on the next crazy Stephen King installment with Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie now!

Sleepaway Camp 4: The Survivor {For Annual Subscribers} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

Deranged camper Angela Baker saw her story come to a swift and unexpected end in 1992, when producers ran out of money and Sleepaway Camp 4 was sent home unfinished and unloved.  But something in those shelved film canisters refused to stay dead; two decades later archival kills were stitched onto the unseen footage so that the project could be revived as The Survivor. Does new star Allison teach fans a valuable lesson in recycling?  Or should viewers be spared the pain of crude and unnecessary editorial cuts? Donate for Platinum and find out!

 

 

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