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Risky Business - Donation Bonus Podcast

It was a Risky Business proposition for Tom Cruise to take another starring role in a teen sex comedy after Losin’ It failed to satisfy audiences. But a bolder future is planned for new virginal lead Joel Goodson, as he partners with call girl Rebecca DeMornay to turn his parents’ stuffy suburban home into a pop-up brothel. Is Cruise’s first hit an occasion to take those old records off the shelf and dance around in tighty whities?  Find out what Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart will do for their Gold Level Donors when you step into a shower of Tom Cruise shows this Spring.

In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds

Dolph!  Uwe! What happens when Two World Heavyweight movie punchlines unite for one epically bad sequel to fantasy flop In The Name of the King?  Lundgren stars as the unlikely son of Jason Statham, called from modern day Vancouver to wage war on a witch and her cannibal army in the medieval land of Ehb. Chosen Ones Justin, Stuart, and Arnie command you to fulfill the prophecy, take another drink from this never ending Boll of poison, and keep listening to the Now Playing Arcade until we’ve reached the Time Beyond!!

Tom Cruise Series Episode 1 - Losin’ It - Podcast Preview

Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie are Losin’ It this spring with a Gold Level retrospective committed to finding the reasons why Tom Cruise became the biggest movie star of the 1980s. The journey begins with a road trip to Tijuana, where the almost famous actor is finding it hard to score with ladies of the night. Can flighty divorcee Shelly Long give Cruise a reason to flash that devilish grin?  And what fireworks will Bad News Bear Jackie Earle Haley set off in his quest to obtain Spanish Fly and avoid Mexican jail? Find out when you cross that border and Donate Now!  

Losin’ It - Donation Bonus Podcast

Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie are Losin’ It this spring with a Gold Level retrospective committed to finding the reasons why Tom Cruise became the biggest movie star of the 1980s. The journey begins with a road trip to Tijuana, where the almost famous actor is finding it hard to score with ladies of the night. Can flighty divorcee Shelly Long give Cruise a reason to flash that devilish grin?  And what fireworks will Bad News Bear Jackie Earle Haley set off in his quest to obtain Spanish Fly and avoid Mexican jail? Find out when you cross that border and Donate Now!  

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

What In The Name of The King is Uwe Boll up to now?!  Someone gave the notoriously awful director $60 million to turn video game Dungeon Siege into a wannabe Lord of the Rings. He’s even convinced Jason Statham to star as a martial-arts wielding peasant caught between goodfella magician Ray Liotta and a royally miscast Burt Reynolds in the battle to be crowned Worst Supporting Actor. Will Arnie have to travel to the pits of Mordor to burn this DVD, or is this the epic to finally free Boll from movie jail? Find out when you join the Now Playing Arcade!

The King of Fighters

Justin, Stuart, and Arnie invite listeners to another dimension, where fighting games made for the high end Neo Geo 24 bit system become major movie events! Can The King of Fighters at least claim victory over those flop film adaptations of Street Fighter, Double Dragon, and Tekken? Ray Park (aka Darth Maul) has stolen three legendary artifacts that enable him to turn a friendly martial arts tournament into career suicide. Find out how Maggie Q (Nikita) and future Deadpool 2 director David Leitch survived when you join the Now Playing Arcade and Listen Now!

Dragged Across Concrete - Patron Exclusive Review

Mel Gibson has been Dragged Across Concrete for more than a decade over drunken, hateful comments caught on tape. Can he make a comeback in the buddy cop genre that made him a superstar?  Indie filmmaker S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) pulls Lt. Riggs out of retirement, and asks him to meditate on police ethics in the age of viral outrage while on stakeout with new partner Vince Vaughn. One listener called it his favorite film of 2019 and assigned Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie to the case.  Find out if they agree when you Enlist as a March Now Playing Patron.

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Kong: Skull Island

Legendary Pictures was definitely chasing Avengers money when they hired Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), and Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) to coerce big ape Kong to join a MonsterVerse superteam. But they might have more luck winning the Vietnam War than lasting three days on Skull Island with bonkers POW John C Reilly and a nest of subterranean, flesh-eating lizards. Be glad you have Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie to keep you safe on this eighth wonderful installment of the King Kong podcast. Listen Now!

King Kong (2005)

Lord of the Rings mastermind Peter Jackson emerged from Middle Earth with enough box office clout and Oscar statues to get any movie made he wanted. So why reteam with Gollum (aka Andy Serkis), and send huckster Jack Black, loverboy Adrien Brody, and new blonde Naomi Watts on an expedition to resurrect King Kong in 2005? Find out if their trip to Skull Island needs to be the length of a Tolkein epic, or if the podcasters would prefer to tour Jurassic Park instead, when you download the latest installment of this legendary ape franchise. Listen Now!

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega has taken company mascot Sonic The Hedgehog to the next level with a brand new live-action feature. That means Arnie, Justin, and Stuart are racing back to the Now Playing Arcade to cover all the twists and loop-de-loops this video game icon has traveled on the road to this CGI makeover. Will the Blue Devil win over Red State America as he makes rural Montana his home?  And is he running rings around smartypants Dr. Robotnik, or has Jim Carrey simply forfeited the comedy game? Push play on the podcast and find out!