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Alien: Covenant - Donation Bonus

Five years after the divisive Prometheus original Alien director Ridley Scott has returned to the franchise with its sixth installment Covenant. Fan response to the 2012 film changed Scott's plan for this next film, including putting Alien back in the title. Is this film really Alien 5 or Prometheus 2? And does the return of the original xenomorph also mean a return to the frighting fun of the original films? DONATE TODAY to keep Now Playing on the air, and you can listen to this review to find out!

 

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Wonder Woman (1974)

When you think of Wonder Woman on ABC in the '70s no doubt you think of Lynda Carter in her red, white, and blue outfit, spinning through costume changes. But do you remember ABC's first Wonder Woman played by Cathy Lee Crosby? Based on DC Comics' "Diana Prince" era of comics, this made-for-TV movie introduces Wonder Woman the super-spy. Her bracelets may not deflect bullets, but they are gadgets worthy of James Bond. 

The series based on this pilot was not green-lit, and the next year ABC would try again with their iconic Lynda Carter show. But was this original movie still a Wonder? Wonder no longer! Listen to Now Playing to find out!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

After four years lost at sea Jack Sparrow returned for 2011's On Stranger Tides. Gone are many of his compatriots, including  Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner. Also gone is series director Gore Verbinski, replaced by Rob Marshall--a director known for his work on musicals like Chicago. With new baddie Blackbeard and a totally new adventure, is this pirate franchise still ship-shape and Bristol fashion? Support Now Playing to find out, savvy?

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Inland Empire

In 2006 David Lynch finally completed and released Inland Empire -- an experimental film that took him nearly three years to create. If it isn't the largest of Lynch's strange and surreal visions, it is his longest,  coming in at three hours. And recently Lynch announced this is the final movie of his career. With talking bunny sitcoms, a murder mystery, and the Locomotion, did he go out on a high note? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob in this final David Lynch review to find out!

 
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy ends with 2007's At World's End.   With new additions to the cast and an enormous final battle the film did not lack for spectacle.  But does this third Pirates film sink or sail? Listen to Now Playing's donation episode to find out!

NOTE: This Podcast is released as part of Now Playing Podcast's Spring, 2017 Donation Drive.  You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

After July 31, 2017 the price on this show will go up, so be sure to listen now!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

James Gunn defied all expectations. 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy was the first Marvel studios film to go cosmic, and with stars like a raccoon and a talking tree, it could have easily crashed. Instead it has become many fans' favorite entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now Gunn is back, as are all the Guardians. The stakes are higher. Does this movie rock as much as the first? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

With the original Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow sailed into the top echelon of box-office heroes. But now he rides the wave of Hollywood movie trends, making not one but two sequels back-to-back. The first part of this epic was 2006's Dead Man's Chest. Does this Pirates' course stay straight and true? Listen to this episode of Now Playing to find out!

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Mulholland Dr

After Twin Peaks' inglorious end it seemed a safe assumption that David Lynch and the ABC network were through with each other. Yet in the late '90s ABC hired Lynch to make a pilot for a new TV series--Mullholland Dr.  The series wasn't picked up, but Lynch filmed a new ending and the result was one of his most acclaimed films. So take the key, open the box, and join the Now Playing hosts as they analyze this surreal mystery movie!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp has long been a respected actor, but with 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl he became a box office draw. His performance as Jack Sparrow is one of Hollywood's most iconic recent performances, alongside Sean Connery's James Bond, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, and Harrison Ford's Han Solo.

 
Pre-release rumors had the Black Pearl sinking down to Davy Jones' locker, but instead it was the third biggest movie of 2003 and launched a major movie franchise. But can a movie based on a theme park ride really be, itself, a fun ride? If you donate to support Now Playing you can listen and find out!
 

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The Fate Of The Furious

For several films where Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto was a car-driving superhero. Now, in The Fate of the Furious he's back on the wrong side of the law, working for a mysterious hacker named Cypher (Charlize Theron). Does this rift with his "family" supercharge the franchise's eighth installment, or is it headed for a burnout? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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