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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.

 

 

 

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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! 

Flash Gordon - For Annual Subscribers

Before Now Playing rockets back to that fabled galaxy far, far away, Brock, Arnie and Stuart weather the space opera George Lucas once sought to make instead of Star Wars. Comic strip hero Flash Gordon didn’t break any box office records when it crashed into movie theaters back in 1980, but has since won a substantial cult following thanks to colorful visuals, a rockin’ Queen score, and a pervasive sleazy vibe that starts with Playgirl centerfold/star Sam Jones! Find out if it’s the disaster Ming The Merciless hoped it to be by becoming a December Patron.   

The Irishman - For Annual Subscribers

Al Pacino caps a career playing gangsters by taking on the role of legendary labor union boss Jimmy Hoffa. Robert DeNiro co-stars as The Irishman who knows why the mob-connected Teamster famously went missing back in 1975. Does the disappearance have something to do with Hoffa ordering the hit on JFK?  Or did Jimmy’s bluster make goodfellas Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel “more than a little concerned”? Summer 2018 Gold Level donors automatically get their house painted. Everyone else should donate to hear the latest Martin Scorsese podcast.

 

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The Grudge 3 - For Annual Subscribers

Are Kayako and Toshio giving up the ghost, or just needing a change of scenery?  Grudge 3 finds the vindictive mother and son spirits vacating their Tokyo digs, and moving to a Chi-Town apartment complex! Can the building’s superintendent evict the pair before their evil curse spreads to shut-ins like Marina (Star Trek) Sirtis? Maybe Saw star Shawnee Smith can set a trap to catch the ju-on inside the padded white walls of her asylum. Don’t get bent out of shape about missing our latest podcast. Get crackin’ by Donating for Gold Level this December!

 

 

 

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The Grudge 2 - For Annual Subscribers

Amber Tamblyn takes her traveling pants to Tokyo when older sister Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t able to slay the angry Japanese spirits that have cursed their whitebread Pasadena family. Grudge 2 finds the siblings tracking down the exorcist mother who first fed Kayako evil powers as a child. Can her ju-on be stopped before it spreads to a nearby high school, and causes some visiting American students to have a really bad hair day?  Find out if the answers are too hard for Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart to swallow when you Donate for Gold Level 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.