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Now Peaking Episode 32: The stars turn and a time presents itself. - For Annual Subscribers

25 years after the events in Twin Peaks, WA: Things get even weirder. What connection does “Mr. C” have with Garland Briggs and Phillip Jeffries? And how does an arm evolve from a little man into a sycamore? With the return of Shelly, Bobby, and...Jean Renault? It’s all in the second episode of Showtime’s premiere of the all new Twin Peaks!

 

 

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Alien: Covenant - for Annual Subscribers

Five years after the divisive Prometheus original Alien director Ridley Scott has returned to the franchise with its sixth installment Covenant. Fan response to the 2012 film changed Scott's plan for this next film, including putting Alien back in the title. Is this film really Alien 5 or Prometheus 2? And does the return of the original xenomorph also mean a return to the frighting fun of the original films? DONATE TODAY to keep Now Playing on the air, and you can listen to this review to find out!

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Hook - for Annual Subscribers

Steven Spielberg enchanted '80s kids with movies he both produced and directed, including E.T., Goonies, and Gremlins. In 1990 that filmmaker who seemed to never grow up made a family film for kids of all ages -- Hook. What happens when Peter Pan comes to Earth and grows up to be Robin Williams? This sequel to J. M. Barrie's book and play has the answers.  Did this Hook Now Playing's hosts?  Patrons of Now Playing's Podbean Campaign pledging $10 or more can listen now and find out!

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Now Peaking Episode 31: My Log Has a Message for You - For Annual Subscribers

25 years after the events in Twin Peaks, WA: Agent Cooper is still trapped in the black lodge. His evil double “Mr. C.” beats people with abandon. But what does this have to do with the college student in New York hired to watch a glass box? Or the murdered woman in South Dakota? Twin Peaks: The Return is here, and Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are back to look at the first hour of Lynch’s new supernatural saga!

 

 

Come discuss this episode in our forums!

 

 

This episode is for annual subscribers to the Now Playing archives. You can get Now Peaking episodes individually, or a Now Peaking season pass, at NowPeakingPodcast.com

You can also get this episode and every donation show we've done-- plus a 12 month subscription for all new shows! Details can be found on our Podbean Subscription page.

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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!

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - for Annual Subscribers

After four years lost at sea Jack Sparrow returned for 2011's On Stranger Tides. Gone are many of his compatriots, including  Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner. Also gone is series director Gore Verbinski, replaced by Rob Marshall--a director known for his work on musicals like Chicago. With new baddie Blackbeard and a totally new adventure, is this pirate franchise still ship-shape and Bristol fashion? Support Now Playing to find out, savvy?

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End - for Annual Subscribers

Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy ends with 2007's At World's End.   With new additions to the cast and an enormous final battle the film did not lack for spectacle.  But does this third Pirates film sink or sail? Listen to Now Playing's donation episode to find out!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest - for Annual Subscribers

With the original Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow sailed into the top echelon of box-office heroes. But now he rides the wave of Hollywood movie trends, making not one but two sequels back-to-back. The first part of this epic was 2006's Dead Man's Chest. Does this Pirates' course stay straight and true? Listen to this episode of Now Playing to find out!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - for Annual Subscribers

Johnny Depp has long been a respected actor, but with 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl he became a box office draw. His performance as Jack Sparrow is one of Hollywood's most iconic recent performances, alongside Sean Connery's James Bond, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, and Harrison Ford's Han Solo.

 
Pre-release rumors had the Black Pearl sinking down to Davy Jones' locker, but instead it was the third biggest movie of 2003 and launched a major movie franchise. But can a movie based on a theme park ride really be, itself, a fun ride? If you donate to support Now Playing you can listen and find out!
 

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Now Peaking Episode 30: Beyond Life and Death - For Annual Subscribers

 

On Monday, March 27, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: everything ended. The series finale resolved Lucy’s love triangle. Andrew discovers what Thomas Eckhardt was keeping in his safety deposit box. Ben Horne and Eileen Hayward’s secret is cracked open. But the real spotlight is on the sycamore trees as Cooper chases Windom Earle into the Black Lodge. Who is waiting? The little man? The Giant? Bob? Annie? Laura? Arnie? Jakob? Stuart? Find out in this final review of the classic Twin Peaks series!  Then come back in May when we return with new Peaks into the Showtime revival!

 

This episode is for annual subscribers to the Now Playing archives. You can get Now Peaking episodes individually, or a Now Peaking season pass, at NowPeakingPodcast.com

You can also get this episode and every donation show we've done-- plus a 12 month subscription for all new shows! Details can be found on our Podbean Subscription page.

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Now Peaking Episode 29: Miss Twin Peaks - For Annual Subscribers

On Sunday, March 16, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: In the original series’ penultimate episode Miss Twin Peaks is crowned. Is it Donna? Audrey? Shelly? Annie? The Log Lady? Everyone’s at the event...including Windom Earle, who is ready to take his queen to the Black Lodge. Was this episode a hit or a Miss? The Now Peaking hosts are here to pull back the red curtain and tell you all!

This episode is for annual subscribers to the Now Playing archives. You can get Now Peaking episodes individually, or a Now Peaking season pass, at NowPeakingPodcast.com

You can also get this episode and every donation show we've done-- plus a 12 month subscription for all new shows! Details can be found on our Podbean Subscription page.

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