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Akira (1988) - For Annual Subscribers

Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie are headed to Neo-Tokyo this June for a much-anticipated review of Akira. Japan’s answer to the X-Men pits telekinetic mutants against a fascist Colonel, and pill-popping bikers, in a post-apocalyptic city scarred by nuclear war. Will tyrant Tetsuo succeed in locating the mythical title character beneath an Olympic stadium? Or will phantom limb pain, and friction with former best friend Kaneda, undo his dreams of earning a gold medal in evil? Absorb everything about cinema’s most celebrated anime by becoming a Now Playing Patron.

Lethal Weapon 4 - For Annual Subscribers

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are finally too old for this shtick!  But before their popular franchise retires, expectant father Riggs and grandpa Murtaugh take on human traffickers and Triad gangsters relocating to LA’s Chinatown. Can new addition Chris Rock land as many jokes as martial arts superstar Jet Li lands punches? And what does Joe Pesci catch when he goes fishing with his new gun? This plot is crazier than an Ebony Clark romance novel, but Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob break down Lethal Weapon 4 when you Donate at the Platinum Level.

 

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Lethal Weapon 3 - For Annual Subscribers

Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and even Joe Pesci are back with director Richard Donner for more stunts and comedic hijinks in the 1992 encore Lethal Weapon 3. Can the unlikely trio stop bickering long enough to nail a corrupt carpenter before he floods inner-city Los Angeles with high-powered guns and cop-killing bullets? And will Rene Russo’s brassy Internal Affairs agent be the first of Riggs’ girlfriends to live long enough to see end credits? Cut the red wire and have a blast with Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob this summer when you Donate for Platinum Level!  

 

 

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Lethal Weapon 2 - For Annual Subscribers

Murtaugh and Riggs survived the first film, but their bickering chemistry didn’t blow up the box office until the release of Lethal Weapon 2 in the Summer of 1989. Will the multi-racial cops end apartheid in South Africa by taking down a consulate full of Afrikaner drug dealers? Is money launderer Joe Pesci any help in giving Danny Glover the financial advice he needs to retire early? And does semi-crazy Mel Gibson prefer the kiss of new girl Patsy Kensit to putting a Beretta in his mouth? Platinum Level gives you the diplomatic immunity to listen and find out!

 

 

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Lethal Weapon - For Annual Subscribers

Are you crazy!? Do you really wanna jump into the Lethal Weapon series? Well that’s fine with Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart. Let’s do it!  Donate for Platinum Level and watch these Three Stooges tackle all four installments in the seminal buddy cop franchise!  Is Danny Glover too old to be the partner of suicidal Mel Gibson, and bust Gary Busey’s ring of heroin-dealing ‘Nam vets? And is the unhinged Aussie onto something about LA gridlock when he decides it’s faster to leave the squad car on the freeway and pursue on foot? Enlist with Now Playing and find out!

 

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit - For Annual Subscribers

Justin, Stuart, and Arnie aim to p-p-please this May with a p-p-podcast review of Who Framed Roger Rabbit - the most celebrated marriage of live action and cel drawn animation ever! Bob Hoskins is the cartoon-hating gumshoe helping an anxious animated hare beat a murder rap. Will the real killer turn out to be Roger’s femme fatale wife Jessica Rabbit? And is Toontown big enough to house both Walt Disney and Warner Bros characters harmoniously? Your dreams come true not when you wish upon a star, but become a Now Playing Patron!

Do the Right Thing - For Annual Subscribers

Spike Lee broke down barriers for black filmmakers in Hollywood when his third film Do The Right Thing became a surprise box office success in the Summer of 1989. Does his funny and fiery look at racial tension in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood still divide audiences over the appropriate use of a garbage can? And how long did customers have to wait for a pizza delivery in the days before DoorDash? Hear "Love" and "Hate" duke it out over the airwaves when you fight the power with Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie this Spring. Donate Now!

 

 

 

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - For Annual Subscribers

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob continue their look back at the greatest summer movie season of all time with a podcast review of Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.  Tim Burton’s Batman might’ve seemed like the only film opening on June 23, 1989, but Disney’s family film about miniaturized suburbanites trekking through a treacherous jungle of a backyard was not to be overlooked!  Find out how this Rick Moranis invention saved the Mouse House, and if good things come in small packages, when you become a Spring 2019 Gold Level Donor. 

 

 

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Dead Poets Society - For Annual Subscribers

Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob want to take you back to the Summer of 1989 - one of the greatest movie-going eras of their lives! The retrospective of the most groundbreaking films of that time kicks off with a podcast review of beloved coming-of-age drama Dead Poets Society. Do the lessons of unconventional prep school teacher Robin Williams still have value 30 years later? And will Ethan Hawke and Robert Sean Leonard earn high marks on their first major test in acting? Find out when you Seize The Day, and become a Spring 2019 Gold Level Donor!

 

 

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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!