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Taxi Driver - For Annual Subscribers

Join Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie in the cab this October as they take Patrons through Taxi Driver - one of Martin Scorsese’s most acclaimed films!  Is there a better way to beat insomnia than spending time with unhinged Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro) as he plots to wash away politicians and pimps alike from the dirty streets of 1970s Times Square?  And will angel Cybill Shepherd, or a preteeen Jodie Foster in her first Oscar-nominated role, be the lucky girl in the backseat when all the shooting is over? Become a Patron and find out!

 

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I Am Legend - For Annual Subscribers

Good news! In the new Willennium, cancer has been cured. Bad news! New York City is now full of bloodthirsty Darkseekers who want to get jiggy with last man on earth Will Smith in the third telling of I Am Legend. Should the buff virologist spend less of his day doing pull-ups, deer hunting in Times Square, and watching Shrek, and put more energy towards reversing Krippin Virus?  Or is life in the Big Apple better when you only have to make conversation with a dog and a bunch of mannequins? Get your Now Playing fix when you become a Silver Level Donor.

 

 

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The Omega Man - For Annual Subscribers

Hollywood legend Charlton Heston went from Alpha male on Planet of the Apes to The Omega Man - the last human alive in a Los Angeles devastated by germ warfare. Does the NRA spokesman have enough bullets to fend off the hordes of mutant albinos that besiege his "honky paradise" each night? And do all those vaccines protect Chuck from his lustful feelings for foxy "last woman" Rosalind Cash? Join the Silver Level Family this fall to hear Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob burn down this ‘70s camp classic.   Donate Now for our Fall/Winter 2019 Donation Drive!   

 

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The Last Man On Earth - For Annual Subscribers

40 years before Will Smith single-handedly took on a New York City overrun with walking dead, horror movie icon Vincent Price searched for a cure for vampirism as The Last Man On Earth. How well does the lonely, lustful shut-in navigate the first official zombie apocalypse ever filmed?  You’ll find out when you sign up for Silver Level this fall, and follow Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie as they dissect all the cinematic permutations of the classic Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend.  Donate Now for our Fall/Winter 2019 Donation Drive!   

 

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Miami Vice - For Annual Subscribers

 

 Over 30 years after debuting on NBC television, Miami Vice is reinvented by co-creator Michael Mann as a splashy 2006 summer movie starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and mustachioed Colin Farrell. The fashions may have changed, but can Crockett and Tubbs preserve the series’ distinctive sense of cool as they go undercover and infiltrate a smuggling ring that takes them far beyond city limits to Haiti, Cuba, and Columbia? Join your pals Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart in the go-fast boat when you become a Now Playing Patron!

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The Abyss - For Annual Subscribers

Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie are diving deep into The Abyss - the final film in Now Playing’s Gold Level Summer of 1989 Series!  A decade before re-staging the sinking of Titanic, director James Cameron sent the crew of a submersible oil rig into a bottomless ocean pit to salvage a foundered nuclear submarine. Will paranoid Navy Seal Michael Biehn start World War III when a race of aquatic aliens start sticking their water tentacles into his mission? And how well can Ed Harris scream at his bitchy wife when he’s gulping down liquid oxygen? Donate and find out! 

 

 

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sex, lies, and videotape - For Annual Subscribers

Things get kinky at Now Playing as Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob sneak off to watch the movie their parents wouldn’t let them see in the Summer of 1989 - sex, lies, and videotape! James Spader stars as an unassuming but seductive drifter, who inserts his camera into the unhappy marriage of college friend Peter Gallagher and his frigid wife Andie MacDowell.  Is writer/director Steven Soderbergh all talk in his cinematic debut? Or does his "personal project" still have something to say about erotica and disclosure? Hear the unrated truth when you Donate for Gold Level!

 

 

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Parenthood - For Annual Subscribers

Funnyman Steve Martin stars as a yuppie trying to hold his dysfunctional family together in director Ron Howard’s bittersweet Parenthood - another breakout hit from the Summer of 1989.  Join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart as they debate the biggest screw-up in the all-star cast: drag-racing doofus Keanu Reeves, sneaky Joaquin (née Leaf) Phoenix, sexually frustrated Dianne Wiest, or gambling addict Tom Hulce? And do the podcasters get more out of this emotional roller coaster now that they’re 30 years older? Donate for Gold and Find Out!

 

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When Harry Met Sally… - For Annual Subscribers

Movie audiences everywhere were falling in love with Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in the Summer of 1989 with the release of When Harry Met Sally... Director Rob Reiner and screenwriter Nora Ephron follow the decade-long courtship of two New York singles in the hopes of answering an age-old question about whether men and women can get past the sexual tension and forge deep, platonic friendships. Find out if Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart swoon over this landmark romantic comedy when you Donate at the Gold Level.  

  

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Boogie Nights - For Annual Subscribers

Now Playing Patrons get lucky this August, as the zipper comes down on a super-sized review of Boogie Nights! Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson hit the big time with this unconventional portrait of pornographers living and working in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, as seen through the eyes of well-endowed adult film star Mark Wahlberg. Is something wonderful waiting to burst forth from this ensemble of Hollywood wannabes? Or do the good vibes of the 1970s disappear with the arrival of the coke-fueled ‘80s? Be a Patron and Find Out!

 

 

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