The ground has been pretty sour for Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie as they’ve trudged through some pretty rocky Stephen King film adaptations. Have their fortunes improved now that they’ve returned to Pet Sematary? One of the author’s most celebrated novels has found new life in a big budget “elevated horror” remake. Do the hosts hit the breaks on the dramatic plot twist that steers the Creed family down a different road? And will they dig Jason Clarke and Oscar nominee John Lithgow in the iconic roles? Listen Now, and let Now Playing take you to Church!
Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are taking April Patrons back to their childhood as they revisit Big - the ultimate coming-of-age comedy. Tom Hanks earned his first Oscar nomination playing a pint-sized 12-year-old boy, who makes a careless wish on a carnival fortune-telling machine, and wakes up in the body of a 30-year-old man. Does Penny Marshall’s fable still play for a grown up audience? And how has parenting changed in the decades since this classic opened? A small contribution is all that’s required to become a Now Playing Patron and Find Out!
All hands on deck! Detective Comics has added a new superhero to its cinematic family. SHAZAM! might not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but this week he’s pushed his way past Captain Marvel to top the box office. Can a 14-year-old foster kid use Zachary Levi as his Photo ID, and pass himself off as the next Superman? Or do podcasters Justin, Stuart, and Arnie have BIG problems with a man-child in spandex? Your phone is charged with lots of laughs and great conversation when you download the show, and Listen Now!
There’s two kinds of people in this world: those who Donate to hear about Clint Eastwood’s iconic cowboy trilogy, and those who die wishing they had! This week’s Silver Level treasure map leads listeners back to the most celebrated Spaghetti Western of all time - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Find out what happens when three bandits crash the Civil War in a race to claim buried Confederate gold. Will Clint’s Man With No Name be the one left holding that fistful of dollars? Or does Eli Wallach’s Tuco steal the whole show? Donate Now and find out!
It may feel like Stuart, Arnie, and Justin have talked about Pokemon 4Ever, but Ash and Pikachu still have a long road to travel before they complete their cinematic journey. Perhaps they can speed up the process when they encounter Celebi - a legendary Pokemon with the power of time-travel. The hosts rewind the clock too when they pull out some classic Pokemon board games, and return to the era of dice rolls and moving tokens along fold-out maps. Listen Now and find out the true identity of the masked marauder!
Clint Eastwood and director Sergio Leone went searching For A Few Dollars More when they saddled up again for another Spaghetti Western classic. This time the Man With No Name fights with older gunslinger Lee Van Cleef to collect the bounties on a ruthless gang of pot-smoking bankrobbers. Are Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob checking their pocket watches because of the increased run time, or because they want to jam out to composer Ennio Morricone’s classic chiming score? You’ll score big when you donate for Now Playing’s 2019 Silver Level Series!
Ash and Pikachu are off pursuing new Championship dreams in the distant land of Johto when Pokemon 3 brings them face-to-face with the Unown! How will the travelers fare against a lonely orphan girl who’s harnessed the power of psychic Pokemon, and kidnapped Ash’s mother Delia, in an attempt to rebuild her missing family? And will Ash’s retired fire-breather Charizard return to the fold, and save his former Trainer from a Legendary pocket monster named Entei? Catch Stuart’s, Justin’s, and Arnie’s evolving opinions on this franchise when you Listen Now!
Hi-yo Silver Level Donors! Once upon a time in Italy, legendary director Sergio Leone explored the American Frontier in ways Hollywood never dared. For just A Fistful of Dollars listeners can discover the Western that turned TV cowboy Clint Eastwood into a big screen counterculture icon. Will his Man With No Name profit from pitting Mexicans against Americans in a small border town? Or will Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob cut him down for copying the moves of samurai flick Yojimbo? Donate Now for five podcasts that aim for every classic film lovers’ heart.
Pikachu, his trainer Ash Ketchum, and all the classic pocket monsters proved they were no fad of the 1990s when they stormed the new millennium with another hit animated film. Pokemon 2000 sees them facing off with a heartless collector who stokes apocalyptic fears when he captures a flock of doomsday birds - including “Beast of the Sea” Lugia! Will the Now Playing crew have as much fun with the film as they do trying to learn the Pokemon Trading Card game? Listen and find out!
Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are going back to the well for Donors this St. Patrick’s Day, as the Leprechaun Returns to stalk a new generation of North Dakota coeds. Will the campy series see its fortunes improve now that a new creative team, and new star Linden Porco, seized the reigns? And how will they keep audiences on the environmentally-sustainable farm after they’ve seen Las Vegas, da hood, and outer space? Find out for less than the price of a Shamrock Shake when you Donate to Now Playing!
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