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The Langoliers

Cancelled TV stars Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers), David Morse (St. Elsewhere), and Patricia Wettig (thirtysomething) fight becoming a thing of the past after traveling through a rip in time in The Langoliers. Is this 1995 ABC miniseries a ticket back to prime time relevance? Or are the has-beens fated to a future forever flying coach and going unnoticed in the Bangor airport? And is 80s icon Pac-Man also angling for a comeback as he photobombs the finale?  Feast on the next crazy Stephen King installment with Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie now!

Sleepaway Camp 4: The Survivor - Podcast Trailer

Deranged camper Angela Baker saw her story come to a swift and unexpected end in 1992, when producers ran out of money and Sleepaway Camp 4 was sent home unfinished and unloved.  But something in those shelved film canisters refused to stay dead; two decades later archival kills were stitched onto the unseen footage so that the project could be revived as The Survivor. Does new star Allison teach fans a valuable lesson in recycling?  Or should viewers be spared the pain of crude and unnecessary editorial cuts? Donate for Platinum and find out!

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Chris Pine (Star Trek) may be the fourth actor to play Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, but he’s the first incarnation of the Tom Clancy character to challenge Jason Bourne’s spy movie supremacy in the 21st Century. Can the CIA analyst keep pace with the times as he hunts down a shady Russian businessman (Kenneth Branaugh) out to tank the U.S. economy?  And how long can eye surgeon Keira Knightley be kept in the dark about her boyfriend’s covert activities?  Find out as Now Playing unlocks the file on the iconic spy’s most recent big screen adventure.

Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland - Podcast Trailer

It’s 1989, and perpetual last girl Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is heading off for New Horizons - the third Sleepaway Camp to become a Teenage Wasteland. Do any of this year’s attendees - drawn equally from underprivileged and moneyed backgrounds - have the life skills to survive a bloody weekend in the wild?  And will Arnie, Stuart, and Brock give the filmmakers merit badges for their outrageous murders (which include everything from swapping recreational drugs with drain cleaner to cutting a lethal rap demo)?  Donate at the Platinum Level to find out!

 

 

 

 

Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland - Donation Bonus Podcast

It’s 1989, and perpetual last girl Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is heading off for New Horizons - the third Sleepaway Camp to become a Teenage Wasteland. Do any of this year’s attendees - drawn equally from underprivileged and moneyed backgrounds - have the life skills to survive a bloody weekend in the wild?  And will Arnie, Stuart, and Brock give the filmmakers merit badges for their outrageous murders (which include everything from swapping recreational drugs with drain cleaner to cutting a lethal rap demo)?  Donate at the Platinum Level to find out!

Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers - Podcast Trailer

Camp Arawak may be shuttered, but Unhappy Camper Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is ready to wash away all that blood and bad romance, and bring audiences to Sleepaway Camp 2!  The 1988 sequel takes a stab at comedy as it not only targets a new batch of horny kids in the woods, but slays beloved movie icons Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and the Brat Pack too.  All those homesick for the early days of Now Playing, and that first Friday The 13th series, should pack a bag for another Camp Blood, and Donate at the Platinum Level this summer. 

The Sum of All Fears

Ben Affleck goes from Chasing Amy and following J-Lo around the block, to pursuing neo-Nazis hoping to detonate a dirty bomb on American soil in The Sum of All Fears.  Was this fourth Jack Ryan adventure too timely, with a plot that predicted many aspects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks?  Does Tom Clancy’s Cold War politics still apply to this new War On Terror? And will CIA director Morgan Freeman open a file on why Harrison Ford has gone missing from the franchise? Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie are ready to play ball with the hot button thriller. Listen Now!

Sleepaway Camp - Podcast Trailer

Are you experiencing cabin fever after spending too much of 2020 in lockdown? Become a Now Playing Platinum Donor, and bunk the rest of summer at Sleepaway Camp with your longtime friends Brock, Stuart, and Arnie!  The fun kicks off with a podcast review of the original cult classic murder mystery from 1983. Follow little orphan Angela as she returns to the lake where her family perished, and discovers new bloodshed as counselors and kiddies alike are stalked by a killer. Anyone that makes it to the jaw-dropping finale will need to Donate Today!

Clear & Present Danger

Harrison Ford was in no Clear and Present Danger of being replaced by any other movie star in 1994, but CIA analyst Jack Ryan does solicit help from another popular Tom Clancy character for his third big screen adventure. Can world-weary mercenary Clark (Willem Dafoe) help the pencil pusher defeat a Columbian drug cartel, and reign in an overreaching U.S. President?  And does this 1989 novel about Reagan's War On Drugs still hit the right targets today?  Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart have emerged from the jungle with the answers, so Listen Now and find out!

Color of Night - Patron Podcast Preview

Bruce Willis briefly left the action theatrics of John McClane behind to play doctor with femme fatale Jane March in the erotic thriller Color of Night.  But will the macho star die hard for spending too much time dropping trou at the swimming pool while his patients drop dead at the hands of a seductive killer?  And did this notorious blue movie leave the creators red-faced after it was declared the Worst Film of 1994?  Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie are ready to provide the necessary counseling to anyone who becomes a Now Playing Patron this July.

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