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Big - For Annual Subscribers

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are taking April Patrons back to their childhood as they revisit Big - the ultimate coming-of-age comedy. Tom Hanks earned his first Oscar nomination playing a pint-sized 12-year-old boy, who makes a careless wish on a carnival fortune-telling machine, and wakes up in the body of a 30-year-old man. Does Penny Marshall’s fable still play for a grown up audience? And how has parenting changed in the decades since this classic opened?  A small contribution is all that’s required to become a Now Playing Patron and Find Out!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - For Annual Subscribers

There’s two kinds of people in this world:  those who Donate to hear about Clint Eastwood’s iconic cowboy trilogy, and those who die wishing they had!  This week’s Silver Level treasure map leads listeners back to the most celebrated Spaghetti Western of all time - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Find out what happens when three bandits crash the Civil War in a race to claim buried Confederate gold. Will Clint’s Man With No Name be the one left holding that fistful of dollars?  Or does Eli Wallach’s Tuco steal the whole show? Donate Now and find out!

 

 

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For a Few Dollars More- For Annual Subscribers

Clint Eastwood and director Sergio Leone went searching For A Few Dollars More when they saddled up again for another Spaghetti Western classic. This time the Man With No Name fights with older gunslinger Lee Van Cleef to collect the bounties on a ruthless gang of pot-smoking bankrobbers. Are Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob checking their pocket watches because of the increased run time, or because they want to jam out to composer Ennio Morricone’s classic chiming score? You’ll score big when you donate for Now Playing’s 2019 Silver Level Series!

 

 

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A Fistful of Dollars - For Annual Subscribers

Hi-yo Silver Level Donors! Once upon a time in Italy, legendary director Sergio Leone explored the American Frontier in ways Hollywood never dared. For just A Fistful of Dollars listeners can discover the Western that turned TV cowboy Clint Eastwood into a big screen counterculture icon. Will his Man With No Name profit from pitting Mexicans against Americans in a small border town? Or will Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob cut him down for copying the moves of samurai flick YojimboDonate Now for five podcasts that aim for every classic film lovers’ heart.

 

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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!

 

Leprechaun Returns - for Annual Subscribers

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are going back to the well for Donors this St. Patrick’s Day, as the Leprechaun Returns to stalk a new generation of North Dakota coeds. Will the campy series see its fortunes improve now that a new creative team, and new star Linden Porco, seized the reigns? And how will they keep audiences on the environmentally-sustainable farm after they’ve seen Las Vegas, da hood, and outer space?  Find out for less than the price of a Shamrock Shake when you Donate to Now Playing!

 

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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!

 

Forbidden Planet - For Annual Subscribers

Moviegoers eager to join Captain Marvel in space this March are first encouraged to blast off to a Forbidden Planet. Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie are heading back in time to explore a highly influential science fiction classic. Will the hosts be over the moon for this Freudian take on future peril as Leslie Nielsen - trading his “Naked Gun” for a laser ray - fights off an invisible Id Monster? And does Robbie The Robot come off as C-3PO’s cool older brother, or the prototype for the Terminator? Enlist to become a Now Playing Patron and find out!

Body Heat - For Annual Subscribers

Kathleen Turner and William Hurt burned up the screen playing adulterers plotting to blow up husband Richard Crenna in the steamy 1981 thriller Body Heat. Does writer-director Lawrence Kasdan recapture the feel of classic 1940s mysteries with the same success his Raiders of the Lost Ark screenplay duplicated the thrill of old-fashioned movie serials? Or does Cheers star Ted Danson turn the whole affair into a lavish musical with his breakout turn as a hot-stepping lawyer? You’ll find out when you do what’s necessary, and become a Now Playing Patron.

Glass - For Annual Subscribers

Evolving superhero Bruce Willis thought he was Unbreakable until he and Split personality foe James McAvoy are captured by a psychologist set on curing their delusions of grandeur. Can criminal mastermind Mr. Glass (Sam Jackson) protect their shattered confidence, and find these underrated comic book characters an audience? And will writer-director M. Night Shyamalan keep the trains running on time as he brings home his Eastrail 177 Trilogy? Only believers get to hear what God Killers Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart have to say, so Donate Today!  

 

 

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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!

 

Super - For Annual Subscribers

Come to the rescue of independent podcasting this January when you sign up to be a Now Playing Patron! It’s a Super way of getting exclusive content, like this bonus review of the first comic book movie by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). Can nerdy crimefighter Rainn Wilson put a wrench in Kevin Bacon’s plans to hook wife Liv Tyler on drugs? And did Kick Ass steal Crimson Bolt’s thunder by beating him and ward Bolty (Ellen Page) to theaters? Find out when you suit up for another gangbuster Patron show with Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie.

Split - For Annual Subscribers

M. Night Shyamalan has looked crazy for the last several podcasts, but his Split with mass audiences finally started to mend with this 2017 thriller about dissociative identity disorder. Can teenage outcast Anya Taylor-Joy escape a kidnapper with multiple personalities (James McAvoy) before he mentally and physically transforms into a carnivorous superhuman?  And will difficult personalities Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob take away the light from this director once again? Donate for Gold Level, reheat some Hooters wings, and join the horde for the discussion today!

 

 

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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!