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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)

People might dismiss Lisbeth Salander as merely The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but look past her Goth outfits and social awkwardness and you'll discover she's the heroine of the biggest selling detective novel of the millennium. Can Prometheus star Noomi Rapace do justice to the character as she takes on the sadistic pigs that run Sweden's social services in this first movie adaptation from 2009?  And is the skilled hacker any help to a journalist hoping to find a teenage girl that disappeared on an island full of Nazi sympathizers?  Donate and find out!

Dead Rising: Watchtower

Why are the Dead Rising all over East Mission, Oregon if the government has a miracle drug that can prevent zombie outbreaks?  It's all part of Operation Watchtower, a top secret plan to give the military unprecedented access to American lives.  But will anyone find out the truth if TV journalist Jesse Metcalfe insists on airing the story exclusively on middling streaming service Crackle?  And can this 2015 zom-com live up to the irreverence of the 2006 Capcom video game on which it's based?  Find out on the latest Now Playing Arcade podcast!

TheVanishing (1988) - For Annual Subscribers

The Vanishing of a woman making a quick pit stop during a road trip through France causes her boyfriend to spiral into an obsessive quest for truth in this acclaimed 1988 Dutch thriller.  Can an eccentric chemistry teacher who was conducting a social experiment at the same gas station provide closure three years later?  And why did critics who loved this existential mystery make the 1993 Hollywood remake with Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock disappear?  The only way you’ll know is by becoming a Now Playing Patron, and taking the ride with us this June.    

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

It’s not The Devil, but Now Playing’s loyal listeners, that made Arnie, Majorie, and Stuart do another Conjuring film after so many hellish experiences in the franchise.  This time the Warrens are heading to court in the 1980s to help a man beat a murder rap by insisting he was possessed by a demon escaped from his waterbed.  Does Ed have the heart to keep fabricating these “true stories”, or are all these cons damning the demonologist to an early grave?  And will Lorraine finally summon green arrows by trailing a series of witch totems?  Listen and find out!

Zodiac {For Annual Subscribers}

The elusive killer known only as Zodiac has evaded justice for over 50 years, but now Se7en director David Fincher is on the case with his fourth Gold Level thriller.  Can cartoonist Jake Gyllenhaal help fill in the picture for San Francisco cops Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Edwards as they investigate a series of puzzling 1969 murders?  And will smartass reporter Robert Downey Jr. die because he slandered the phantom slayer in print, or because he drank all those aqua velva cocktails? You’ll be put on Now Playing’s mailing list and find out when you Donate Today. 

 

 

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Zodiac

The elusive killer known only as Zodiac has evaded justice for over 50 years, but now Se7en director David Fincher is on the case with his fourth Gold Level thriller.  Can cartoonist Jake Gyllenhaal help fill in the picture for San Francisco cops Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Edwards as they investigate a series of puzzling 1969 murders?  And will smartass reporter Robert Downey Jr. die because he slandered the phantom slayer in print, or because he drank all those aqua velva cocktails? You'll be put on Now Playing's mailing list and find out when you Donate Today. 

Dolores Claiborne

Blood-soaked prom queen... tween pyromaniac... axe wielding book critic... just some of the scary women that have leaped from the pages of Stephen King's horror fiction onto the big screen. Now hardened New England housekeeper Dolores Claiborne is ready for her day in court. Will Kathy Bates eclipse the Oscar-winning work she did in Misery as she stands accused of pushing her cruel employer down the stairs? And will daughter Jennifer Jason Leigh fight for mama's freedom knowing she did in dad years before? Find out on the latest King-cast.    

Panic Room {For Annual Subscribers}

Note: This podcast is available to annual subscribers to Now Playing Podcast

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2021 Donation Drive or individually for a small donation.

 

Director David Fincher has locked new homeowner Jodie Foster and her diabetic tween daughter Kristen Stewart inside a Panic Room for his third Gold Level thriller.  Can the women outsmart a trio of burglars hoping to find a fortune buried within the walls of the four-story New York brownstone?  Or will the alliance between virtuous Forest Whitacker, egomaniac Jared Leto, and psychopathic Dwight Yoakum fall apart before the safe is even cracked? Don’t be left Home Alone without something to listen to...  Donate Now for this Spring 2021 series! 

Panic Room

Director David Fincher has locked new homeowner Jodie Foster and her diabetic tween daughter Kristen Stewart inside a Panic Room for his third Gold Level thriller.  Can the women outsmart a trio of burglars hoping to find a fortune buried within the walls of the four-story New York brownstone?  Or will the alliance between virtuous Forest Whitacker, egomaniac Jared Leto, and psychopathic Dwight Yoakum fall apart before the safe is even cracked? Don’t be left Home Alone without something to listen to...  Donate Now for this Spring 2021 series!

Army of the Dead

George Clooney and his Ocean’s co-stars made casino heists look easy, but they never had to crack a safe being guarded by an Army of the Dead. Can Dave Bautista and his colorful crew of mercenaries bypass reanimated Elvis impersonators and a zombie white tiger to lay claim to a Vegas jackpot before nukes are dropped?  And is writer-director Zack Snyder pushing his luck by returning to the horror genre 15 years after his Dawn of the Dead remake?  Your chances for a good time always improve when you join the Now Playing hosts at the tables.  Listen Now!       

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