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The Irishman - Donation Bonus

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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Son of Kong

Life is tough for the Son of Kong. Everyone expects him to follow in his father’s massive footsteps, and scale the box office heights of the first film. But this quickie sequel has different monkey business in mind as it sends scandalized movie director Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) back to Skull Island for romantic hijinks with an orphaned circus performer.  Will they - or Now Playing hosts Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart - find any buried treasure while watching little albino Kong take on dinosaurs, cave bears, and a shady Norweigian sailor? Listen and find out!

The Grudge 3 - Donation Bonus

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!

King Kong (1933)

Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart find themselves in an Empire State Of Mind as they begin a four month wrestling match with King Kong - the Eighth Wonder of the World!  This towering franchise has cast an 86-year-long shadow over film history, beginning with the big ape’s 1933 blockbuster debut!  Head back to Skull Island with Now Playing, and discover if this legendary movie star still has the strength to make audiences scream like Fay Wray, or beat down 50 foot tall lizard Godzilla for their 2020 theatrical showdown. Listen Now!    

The Grudge 2 - Donation Bonus

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!

Ratchet & Clank

Playstation heroes Ratchet and Clank starred in 12 video game adventures together before making the quantum leap to movie theaters for a fast-paced (and okay, financially unsuccessful) 2016 animated feature. Did Earthlings miss a memorable screen pairing?  And can this one-of-a-kind alien mechanic and his defective warbot bestie stop villains voiced by Paul Giamatti and Sylvester Stallone from reconfiguring the most beautiful planets in the solar system? No quarters needed to play the latest Now Playing Arcade installment.  Listen Now!

The Grudge (2004) - Donation Bonus

Sarah Michelle Gellar slayed vampires and all manner of evil for seven seasons of television, but never faced spirits as formidable as the Saeki family until she hopped a flight to Japan for The Grudge. Creator Takashi Shimizu returns to direct the 2004 Hollywood remake, keeping the action centered around the same Tokyo house where jealous husband Takeo first murdered wife and son. Can Kayako and Toshio replicate their rage for an English-speaking audience? Or has the horror of Ju-On gotten lost in translation? Donate for Gold Level and Find Out! 

Charlie’s Angels (2019)

'70s TV execs discounted Aaron Spelling's idea for a Charlie's Angels show because there was no man to come and save them. Well, a lot has changed in the last 40 years and the women are just fine saving themselves...and even some men who get in trouble. Thus we have the Elizabeth Banks produced, directed, co-written, and co-starring 2019 Charlie's Angels. But in a post #TimesUp world is there still place for an Aaron Spelling-like jiggle fest? And if not, what does that leave for the Angels? Join us now to find out!

Ju-On: The Grudge 2 - Donation Bonus

Make way for long-haired phantom Kayako and cat-calling son Toshio as they ascend the staircase and join an elite pantheon of horror villains with their 2003 J-horror double feature. No one is safe in Ju-On: The Grudge, as the Japanese ghosts mercilessly stalk schoolgirls, housewives, and even a businesswoman hiding under bedsheets. You’ll be furious too if you miss out on the fun, so Donate for Gold Level today! 

Ju-On: The Grudge - Donation Bonus

Make way for long-haired phantom Kayako and cat-calling son Toshio as they ascend the staircase and join an elite pantheon of horror villains with their 2003 J-horror double feature. No one is safe in Ju-On: The Grudge, as the Japanese ghosts mercilessly stalk schoolgirls, housewives, and even a businesswoman hiding under bedsheets. You’ll be furious too if you miss out on the fun, so Donate for Gold Level today!