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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!

The Visit - For Annual Subscribers

M. Night Shyamalan pays a Visit to Blumhouse - the movie studio responsible for the low cost/highly profitable Paranormal Activity series - after disgruntled Hollywood executives cut off funding to future projects. Does the director look like an old man trying his hand at the found footage genre? Or does his pseudo-documentary about the sinister habits of sundowning grandparents leave Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie crying for their mommy? Hear the hosts rap about it all when you Donate for Gold Level today!

 

 

NOTE: This listing is for annual subscribers to our show. You can also get this movie review individually for a small donation.

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!

After Earth - For Annual Subscribers

Are you entertained watching ungrateful children sass their parents in public places? Check out After Earth - M. Night Shyamalan’s documentary on the trials and tribulations Will Smith goes through trying to turn son Jaden into a movie star. (Ostensibly, it’s also a sci-fi saga about a father and son marooned on inhospitable future Earth, working together to find enough cell signal to call an Uber.) Is the twist ending that Shyamalan is working for Scientologists?  Find out when you Donate for Now Playing’s Gold Level Series.

 

NOTE: This listing is for annual subscribers to our show. You can also get this movie review individually for a small donation.

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!

The Last Airbender - For Annual Subscribers

M. Night Shyamalan’s career continued to deflate as he turned The Last Airbender, a beloved Nickelodeon cartoon series, into the Razzie award-winning Worst Film of 2010.  Are podcasters Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob ready to tattoo red arrows on their foreheads and go to war with this sham cinematic genius?  Or can they bend the rules for badly directed karate kids riding a flying bison, and let it all pass as children’s entertainment? Join our Gold Level Tribe and rediscover the lost art of breaking wind. 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!

The Nightmare Before Christmas - For Annual Subscribers

By 1993 audiences had become accustomed to Tim Burton’s dark, gothic style. We also had seen him depict goth, cold, snowy Christmases in both Batman Returns and Edward Scissorhands. Those two live-action films seem like a build-up to Burton’s now-classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. Though he handed the directing reigns to Henry Selick, Burton’s fingerprints are all over this stop-motion fairy tale he wrote and produced. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Now Playing hosts join Jack Skellington and Sandy Claws in Christmas Town. Is the film a great present, or a lump of coal in our hosts’ stockings? Become a Now Playing patron now to find out!

The Happening - For Annual Subscribers

Everybody out of the swimming pool!  There’s a Lady in the Water who keeps insisting M. Night Shyamalan is the most important and inspirational writer of the 21st Century… even after making this flop fairy tale!  Can schlubby building superintendent Paul Giamatti set sea nymph Bryce Dallas Howard straight, and keep this vanity project from going sideways? Or will Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob be forced to tear apart the Story like a pack of wild Scrunts?  Donate Today and find the hidden messages in this unofficial remake of Splash!  

 

 

NOTE: This listing is for annual subscribers to our show. You can also get this movie review individually for a small donation.

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!

Lady in the Water - For Annual Subscribers

Everybody out of the swimming pool!  There’s a Lady in the Water who keeps insisting M. Night Shyamalan is the most important and inspirational writer of the 21st Century… even after making this flop fairy tale!  Can schlubby building superintendent Paul Giamatti set sea nymph Bryce Dallas Howard straight, and keep this vanity project from going sideways? Or will Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob be forced to tear apart the Story like a pack of wild Scrunts?  Donate Today and find the hidden messages in this unofficial remake of Splash!  

 

 

NOTE: This listing is for annual subscribers to our show. You can also get this movie review individually for a small donation.

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!