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Closer - For Annual Subscribers

Get to know Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob in revealing new ways this February when you listen to their decidedly un-romantic Valentine’s Day review of 2004 drama Closer. Will London writer Jude Law find the words to break up with American stripper Natalie Portman after falling for married photographer Julia Roberts?  And will doctor Clive Owen send the stringy trickster to the ER for catfishing him in a chatroom? Find out who gets screwed, and who gets screwed over, when you sign the contract to become a Now Playing Patron!

Rush Hour 3 - For Annual Subscribers

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker served up a triple order of soul food and crab lampoon when they delivered Rush Hour 3 to hungry audiences in 2007.  But does their brand of bromance partner well with the added ingredients of a long lost Japanese relative, saucy European locations, and a full body search from smooth criminal Roman Polanski?  And does it take an ace detective to deduce that Max Von Sydow is up to no good? Find out if the mismatched cops are still arresting ten years later when you donate for Platinum Level and download the fun.

 

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Rush Hour 2 - For Annual Subscribers

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are still stuck working together in Rush Hour 2, but now the flow of traffic sends the mismatched cops back to Hong Kong to investigate a mad bomber (Crouching Tiger’s Ziyi Zhang) and Triad gang lord (Last Emperor John Lone).  Will audiences find love on this lavish double date that includes trips to the massage parlor, Michael Jackson karaoke, and raids on a real estate tycoon’s yacht?  Print off a little counterfeit money and donate to hear the Now Playing podcasters break this Platinum Level Series down. 

 

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

Amadeus - For Annual Subscribers

Hear the voice of God… or at least podcasters Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob… when you receive an exclusive show devoted to Amadeus.  Was Mozart (Tom Hulce) murdered by jealous court composer Salieri (F Murray Abraham) in an elaborate plot to steal away his final musical composition?  And didn’t the cackling brat kind of deserve it for being such an irresponsible husband and disappointing celebrity in person? Find out why this 1780 costume drama became one of the biggest hits of the 1980s when you become a Now Playing Patron this January.

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.

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 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: Black Ghost - For Annual Subscribers

2009 was quite a year to hold a Grudge. While Kayako and Toshio were off terrorizing America for a third time, Japan saw the simultaneous release of dual Ju-On movies depicting two radically different curses. Who wore it better? Elderly White Ghost - hunting down unsuspecting schoolgirls and delivery boys for a game of pick-up basketball? Or unborn Black Ghost - plotting a self-induced C-section after being absorbed in utero inside the body of her twin sister?  Find out if either ghost story truly delivers when you Donate for Gold Level in 2019.

 

 

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

Ju-On: White Ghost - For Annual Subscribers

2009 was quite a year to hold a Grudge. While Kayako and Toshio were off terrorizing America for a third time, Japan saw the simultaneous release of dual Ju-On movies depicting two radically different curses. Who wore it better? Elderly White Ghost - hunting down unsuspecting schoolgirls and delivery boys for a game of pick-up basketball? Or unborn Black Ghost - plotting a self-induced C-section after being absorbed in utero inside the body of her twin sister?  Find out if either ghost story truly delivers when you Donate for Gold Level in 2019.

 

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

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — UNEDITED PODCAST for Annual Subscribers

This is a (mostly) unedited podcast.  It will contain background noises, misspeaks, and other errors. Also a couple corrections or "inserts" may be in the final version and not in this release.

But we are releasing this for our Patrons of $25 or more who want the fastest access to the show!