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Big Trouble in Little China - Donation Bonus

In 1986 director John Carpenter was known as a "Master of Horror" thanks to his films Christine, The Fog, The Thing, and of course Halloween.  So, even with sci-fi drama Starman in 1984, no one could expect his fourth team-up with star Kurt Russel would be kung fu comedy Big Trouble in Little China.  The film eschewed the typical action hero tropes and failed to connect with American audiences. Like many of Carpenter's other films, Big Trouble became a cult classic, its popularity growing year after year.  So what is it -- big flop or deserved cult classic? Donate and help keep Now Playing operating and you can join Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie to find out!

 

 

NOTE: This Podcast was originally made available to donors for a limited time. To celebrate 10 years of Now Playing Podcast we have made this show available again!

You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

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!

Labyrinth - Donation Bonus

While making The Empire Strikes Back George Lucas asked Jim Henson to help create new character Yoda. Henson was busy working on his own Muppet Movie, but the two did end up collaborating six years later with Labyrinth!  This fantasy film tells the tale of a girl trying to rescue her baby brother from the evil Goblin King. With Lucas helping craft the fantasy world, Henson directing, and Bowie singing, it seemed a surefire hit...and wasn't. Donate today and you can join the Now Playing hosts on their quest through the maze of Labyrinth's plot and characters as they review this '86 cult classic!

NOTE: This Podcast was originally made available to donors for a limited time. To celebrate 10 years of Now Playing Podcast we have made this show available again!

You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

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!

Space Camp - Donation Bonus

They were never meant to go to space, but they weren't given a choice. Five teens and an unproven astronaut find themselves alone, with no communications and little hope of returning home. But don't count them out yet as these kids went to Space Camp! Did they learn what they needed to save themselves? And does this movie achieve liftoff, or crash on the launchpad?

Now Playing Podcast needs your help to keep operating!  If you donate and support our show, you can join Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob to find out.   

NOTE: This Podcast was originally made available to donors for a limited time. To celebrate 10 years of Now Playing Podcast we have made this show available again!

You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

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!

Invaders From Mars (1986) - Donation Bonus

In 1986 the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist teamed up with the screenwriter of Alien and Return of the Living Dead to make a...children's sci-fi film! That project was Invaders from Mars, a remake of the '50s red scare movie of the same name. Do the creatures by Star Wars' Stan Winston and John Dykstra upgrade this film for the '80s, or is this film just a bad dream? You can find out if you donate to Now Playing and support the shows we do week after week!

NOTE: This Podcast was originally made available to donors for a limited time. To celebrate 10 years of Now Playing Podcast we have made this show available again!

You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

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!

Critters - Donation Bonus

First came Ghoulies. Then came Gremlins. Then Troll. But can any of them stand up to Critters--the omnivorous killer space poofs? These alien fugitives landed in Kansas, and began to eat their way through the midwest. Can these varmints be stopped? And did they make this 1986 horror sci-fi comedy deserve three sequels? Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart review this film, and give an overview of all four Critters films in this podcast. Donate to help keep Now Playing on the air, and you can join them in the fun!

NOTE: This Podcast was originally made available to donors for a limited time. To celebrate 10 years of Now Playing Podcast we have made this show available again!

You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

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!