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Glass - Donation Bonus

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!  

Split - Donation Bonus

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!

The Visit

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!

After Earth

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.

The Last Airbender - Donation Bonus

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!          

Lady in the Water - Donation Bonus

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!  

The Village - Donation Bonus

M. Night Shyamalan built a wall between himself and some of his fan base when he set his encore to Signs in a 19th Century Village full of superstition and suppressed passion. Can podcasters Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob turn a blind eye to a controversial twist that makes a fool out of Adrien Brody? Or do you have to be Bryce Dallas Howard not to see “the Bad Color” popping up on their arrows, pointing audiences away from these monster-filled woods? Donate for Now Playing’s Gold Level series and be led by love through the pitfalls to the painful truth!

Signs - Donation Bonus

Unbreakable showed no Signs of derailing M. Night Shyamalan’s plans to reclaim summer box office glory with another story of spiritual crisis, suspense, and unseen supernatural forces. Was it coincidence or an act of God that brings Mel Gibson to the role of a troubled holy man turning the other cheek to mysterious crop circles in his field? And will Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie need tin foil hats to decipher the motivations of hydrophobic aliens showing up to the farm in time for batting practice? Things all make sense when you Donate for Gold Level!

Unbreakable - Donation Bonus

The bond between writer/director M. Night Shyamalan and superstar Bruce Willis was Unbreakable in 2000, as the Dynamic Duo quickly reunited for another tale of secret supernatural powers. Yet their brooding comic book movie didn’t come close to shattering Sixth Sense box office records, and a sequel sat in movie jail for nearly twenty years.  Before Sam "Mr. Glass" Jackson unleashes his next diabolical plot this January, join Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie for issue number two in our Gold Level M. Night Series. Donate Today!    

The Sixth Sense - Donation Bonus

Night is falling on Now Playing Podcast!  Dive headfirst into our Gold Level Series, and discover the twisted storytelling of M. Night Shyamalan - starting with his breakout hit The Sixth Sense. Prickly feelings on the back of the neck tell hosts Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob that things won’t get better than Bruce Willis helping fragile child medium Haley Joel Osment to see dead people in a positive light. But was this box office phenomena a brief flash of brilliance, or the second coming of Steven Spielberg? Find out how Night’s story ends when you Donate Today.